The Olde Heidelberg is back. This iconic eatery is located in the center of the Keansburg Amusement Park on the scenic bayshore.
Originally opened in 1934, the Olde Heidelberg served delicious griddled hot dogs—along with beverages—until the restaurant was devastated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, after which it was forced to close. Now open for the entire 2016 season, guests are once again delighting in the tasty, perfectly prepared wieners that are a tasty combination of beef and pork, succulent on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. You can have yours with a nice variety of garnishes that includes sweet or hot relish, mustard, ketchup, sauerkraut, onions and savory homemade chili. Add the side of fresh-cut fries, an old-fashioned birch beer, sangria or beer on tap and you’ll truly experience a summertime treat.
People visiting the Olde Heidelberg will also appreciate the distinctive charm of the restaurant’s interior. Keansburg Amusement Park owners (and brothers), Hank and Bill Gehlhaus have made certain that it was meticulously restored. It has the classic atmosphere that has been treasured for over 75 years. There is a spacious bar and the original wood tables with marble tops have comfortable communal seating for up to six people. There’s wall of nostalgic black and white photos that depict Keansburg as a longtime vacation hotspot for both New Yorkers and suburbanites.
Whether you’re ready to relive your Olde Heidelberg experience from years gone by or you are an Olde Heidelberg newbie, you’re sure to love this spot.