Wursthaus

305 E. Fourth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
714-760-4333

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  • Sun.-Tues., 11 a.m.-midnight Wed.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
  • Beer and wine
  • Beer/Wine
Wursthaus is a German restaurant in Santa Ana. As far as the Gospel of Sausage goes, Wursthaus might just be its St. Paul. The buns are good and hearty, but especially the pretzel roll, which has the shiny brown and sturdy crust of an actual pretzel. And then there are the toppings. The sauerkraut is crisp and fresh; the caramelized IPA onions has sweetness akin to French onion soup; and every sautéed veggie—be it onion, bell pepper, or jalapeno—still possesses that fresh-from-the-wok crunch of a proper Chinese stir fry. The best sausage of all is the standard bearer of the bratwurst. It’s burnished with just touch of char that causes the casing to crackle and snap audibly. It’s, by far, the sausage sandwich that seems predisposed to go well with any beer Wursthaus poured from its taps, but especially the Batik, the Hoegaarden, and the Paulaner—the three beers that join the brat in its Happy Hour discounts.

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