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Old 09-12-2015, 08:02 PM
 
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This question comes from a silly source , I guess. Moved here in 2011 so don't know a ton about the area , but this question occurred to me tonight eating out. My wife and I had previously eaten out at Kuby's by SMU ( German food ), and both the hostess and waitress greeted us in German. I chalked it up to trying to create the ambience , but after a bit the place filled up with customers speaking German and strongly German accented English . I took note of it but didn't ask any questions. Then tonight we tried a different place called Henks ( German food ) off NW Hwy and 75 , so sort of in the same area as Kubys , and again we were sitting among German speakers. So now Im wondering, is there some sort of concentrated German community in the Dallas area ?

We lived in a German farming community before coming to Dallas , although neither of us are of German descent , so this has piqued my interest as to two local restaurants catering to obviously genuine German descendants around the SMU area.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I like both places; I also shop at Aldi's. I am of German descent but I don't know of any local areas where there's a high density German population.
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Old 09-12-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It's much more likely that you encountered German expats, looking for authentic food and a place to speak their own tongue.

You'll see the same thing in Plano at Jorg's Cafe Vienna or the Bavarian Grill. The tables are filled with a lot of Americans, but the bar areas are pretty much German language only.

Jorg is Austrian-born, not a native Texan. The founders of the Bavarian Grill are native Germans. They are in no way connected with the wave of German immigration in the 1800s, and their customers probably aren't, either.

Of those descended from the early German immigrants, there would be few (if any) that kept that up as their primary language through the generations, especially after all the anti-German laws passed during WWI. They've all long since gone native.
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Old 09-13-2015, 08:17 AM
 
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There are some clusters. Some are active on FB.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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You should contact the Goethe Center http://www.dallasgoethecenter.org/. My son and I took German classes there last year. Many Germans living in Dallas are instructors or take conversational classes to keep up with the language. They have many German culture events throughout the year. The Dallas outpost used to be out of Christ Lutheran Church on Lovers Lane near Central. Not sure if they are still there...the website has a new location at First Unitarian Church of Dallas near HP Village. They have another outpost of the institute in Denton and also Farmers Branch.

From the many people I spoke to while taking classes there are a lot of Germans living in different parts of the metroplex. For another taste of Germany check out GermanDeli.com in Colleyville.

Loved traveling in Germany and hope to become a little more fluent in the language!
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