3900 FM 972 – Walburg, TX, 78626

Our Hours

11 am-9 pm ~ Mon-Thu
11 am-10 pm ~ Fri & Sat
Closed Sundays

Home of the Famous Walburger!

Welcome to Dale's Essenhaus

Our restaurant was established in 1997 in Walburg, TX. With over 20 years of experience and based on a perfect mix of traditional and family recipes, we’re proud to offer the best foods in the area and a dining experience you’ll love.

Outstanding Texas Home-Style Cooking

Dale’s has become well known for our famous WALBURGER. Additionally, we also offer our BAJA WALBURGER, our TEXAS WALBURGER and a MUSHROOM SWISS WALBURGER – all made with the same quality ½ pound patty as our ORIGINAL.

A Fun, Family Dining Experience

Our restaurant was established in 1997 in Walburg, TX. With over 20 years of experience and based on a perfect mix of traditional and family recipes, we’re proud to offer some of the best foods in the area and a down-home dining experience.

Welcome to Dale’s

Here’s a Quick Look at What We Offer

We’re Located at:

  3900 FM972, Georgetown, TX 78626

  (512) 819-9175


Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday:   11 a.m – 9 p.m
Friday & Saturday:     11 a.m – 10 p.m
Sunday:     CLOSED

Daily Specials


Crispy, Mouth-Watering Fried Chicken


Delicious Meatloaf


Scrumptious Chicken & Dumplings


BBQ (Ribs, Brisket, Sausage)


Ask you server for the special of the day

Biergarten Menu

BBQ PLATES       $11.99

  • Pulled Pork Plate
  • Brisket Plate
  • Sausage Plate
  • Combo Brisket/Sausage  $12.99

* Plates come with sides of potato salad, pinto beans, slice of bread, pickles and onions. * 


SANDWICHES       $7.99

  • BBQ Brisket Sandwich
  • Pulled-Pork Sandwich

* Sandwiches come with sides of onions and pickles


  • Hamburger         $7.99
  • Cheeseburger      $8.99


  • Basket of fries              $2.00
  • Onion Rings                  $3.00
  • Sausage Wrap               $3.00

KID’S PLATES   $6.99

  • Corn Dog & FF
  • Chicken Strips & FF


About Our Restaurant

Over 20 years delivering deliciousness

In 1966 Joe and Frances Lamer, who had been leasing a bar in the small, German, farming community of Walburg, decided it was time for them to build their own bar. It wasn’t long before “Joe’s Place” became a popular hangout for many of the locals. Over the years “Joe’s Place” continued to thrive and even began grilling burgers on a small grill set up behind the bar.

In 1997, Dale Cockerell, a long time Walburg resident and regular customer of “Joe’s Place”, decided to try his hand at bar ownership. Due to popular demand Dale quickly converted the bar into a family friendly restaurant. When trying to find a name for the new restaurant, Dale remembered a German place he had once visited in Ohio called “Das Duchman Essenhaus,” meaning “The Dutch Man’s Eating House.” So he named HIS restaurant “Dale’s Eating House,” or “Dale’s Essenhaus.”

In 1998 the beirgarten was constructed and a barn, which was already on the property, was turned into a stage for live music. Since then that stage has served as a platform for many great musical performers including names such as: Gary P Nunn, Kevin Fowler, Pauline Reese, Johnny Lee, Bobby Flores, Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes, Johnny Dee & the Rockin’ 88’s, and the list KEEPS GROWING!

In 2002 the Bert Stuewe Banquet Hall was built creating an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, birthdays, graduations, retirement parties, company parties, and other private events. We also offer a private room, great for business meetings or family events.

Dale’s has become well known for our home-style cooking and, of course, our famous WALBURGER (made of ½ pound of quality ground beef, freshly ground in-house, piled high with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and pickles, with mayonnaise and mustard on a toasted bun.) In March 2011 we introduced 3 new burgers to our menu. In addition to the Original Walburger we now offer a BAJA WALBURGER (bacon, avocado, and pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and mustard) a TEXAS WALBURGER (melted cheddar, 2 onion rings and barbeque sauce on Texas toast) and a MUSHROOM SWISS WALBURGER (with sautéed mushrooms, grilled onions and swiss cheese) all made with the same quality ½ pound patty as our ORIGINAL.

Whether you’re looking for good food, Texas music, or just a great family atmosphere, you will find it here at Dale’s Essenhaus!

Our Special Services

Let Us Help Make Your Special Event Even More Special!

entrance to Stuewe Hall

 Bert Stuewe Banquet Hall

The 4,800 square foot banquet hall can seat up to 300 people and includes a stage and a private bar. The rose garden in the back is also private and includes a natural water feature – perfect for small weddings.

beer garten overview

The Biergarten

Enjoy live music from April through October under the shade of our oak trees. Cold beer and hot food can be ordered from the bar. Live music is performed on our 120-year-old barn-turned-stage, and you can dance the night away on our giant dance floor.


 A Private Room

The private room is located inside the restaurant and can seat up to 40 people for a private event. A 60” television is also available for presentations and slide shows – perfect for business meetings and family events.

Book an Event

Family reunion? Wedding reception? Rehearsal Dinner?

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What’s Next?

After receiving your information, we will call you to discuss the details of your event.


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