Dutch Garden to reopen in September

Readers Lynn and Alphonso tell me that lots of workers have been seen on the patio and inside the iconic German restaurant Dutch Garden at 4203 State Street which closed with great fanfare and long lines last June. A rumor has been circulating around town that suggested the kitchen and landscaping are in the process of being updated and that the restaurant will reopen in a few months as the Dutch Garden and have the same recipes that it had before. “It’s true,” says new co-owner Charlie Fredericks. “Brothers Matt and Daniel English and I plan to open in 4-6 weeks if everything goes as planned. Same menu just a bigger patio to get us through these weird times. Ken and Laurie have given there blessing and recipes. We are not looking to change it, we just want to preserve it. Look forward to seeing you all when we get the lights on.”


Photos by The Restaurant Guy

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8 Responses to Dutch Garden to reopen in September

  1. Richard says:

    Wow, really great news and can’t wait to support the Dutch! All the best to Ken and Laurie – the new owners are going to have big shoes to fill (along with big steins, too)!!!

  2. Karen A Wilson says:

    Whoot!! Thanks, Ken & Laurie, for creating such a wonderful restaurant. And thanks to the new owners for agreeing to continue it, menu in place! And I hope the beers are there as well!!

  3. Magnolia says:

    Yay! This is fantastic news! All German restaurants have closed in SB and Goleta.
    PROST!!

  4. Susan S says:

    Congrats to the new owners, what a nice thing to hear in such challenging times. We are stronger together, and by taking risks and adapting to the needs of our community we keep moving. As a kid I grew up going to Dutch Garden with my family, and have find memories. Best of luck!

  5. kevin carroll says:

    Yahooooo! Schnitzel here I come

  6. My eyes lit up when I saw Charlie Fredericks name, hurrah!

  7. Dennis Kittle says:

    This is great news! Best Salmon sandwich on earth!

  8. Gary Sudder says:

    Good news. Dutch oven here we come!