Never heard of it? If not, it’s hardly because it’s new in town. Henk’s has a long history in our neighborhood, with the original version getting its start back in 1961. After the first owners closed the doors in the late ’80s, brothers Hubertus and Adrian Winnubst reopened them in 1991, using the same recipes for the bakery items and adding their own for the deli/restaurant side.

So if Henk’s is new to you, it’s probably due to its rather hidden location behind Half Price Books on Northwest Highway. Not that the location is a problem for loyal customers. The restaurant has a solid group of regulars who go for the deli and bakery items, plate lunches, dinner entrees and live entertainment on weekends. They also go for its European market, which offers a variety of chocolates and grocery items. And the tall, cold German beers aren’t that bad, either.

Dinner is served only on Friday and Saturday nights, when you’ll find entrees such as wiener schnitzel, grilled bratwurst and Hungarian chicken, along with a variety of salads and appetizers. You might also find a guy dressed in lederhosen, those funny leather shorts with built-in suspenders, playing the accordion and telling corny jokes. In short, you’ll find something a bit out of the ordinary, a place good for the whole family, in a fun, friendly, casual atmosphere.

Henk’s European Deli and Black Forest Bakery
5811 Blackwell 214-987-9090
Hours: Mon-Thu 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
$ WB

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