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Stein Haus
Oktoberfest Bier Garten



Business Hours  

1502 South 12th Street

Sheboygan, WI 53081

(920) 452-5530


Sunday: 8am - 3pm

Monday: 7am - 10:30am

Tuesday-Friday: 7am - close

Saturday: 8am - close

Stein Haus

Sunday: 10am - 1:30pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm - 8pm

Friday: 4pm - 9pm

Saturday: 4pm - 8pm


Al & Al's Stein Haus & Tavern - Home of Sheboygan's Oktoberfest

German Food, Bier, Wein & Gem├╝tlichkeit

Al's Stein Haus has been a family owned and operated Sheboygan dining destination for over 56 years. We serve breakfast & lunch all day in the tavern. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday in the Stein Haus Dinning Room. Stop by for Sunday Brunch from 10am - 1:30pm. Al & Al's is the proud home of the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area for 10 years running! The first weekend in October every year.

Breakfast Menu, served all day!

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

German Specialties

Broaster Chicken To Go

Friday Night Fish Fry

Monthly Specials

Soup To Go!

Al's is now offering soup to go! Try one of our delicious soups in your own home. Serve it to your friends! Serve it to your family! Take it to work! Tell everyone you made it! We don't care. It's delicious and we wouldn't blame you for taking credit. Pick up at Al & Al's hot or cold. Soup of the day offerings will be posted daily on our facebook page, or you can call us at 920-452-5530. Call ahead for larger orders.

Other Services

Private parties for up to 225 served buffet or family style, After Funeral Luncheons, Friday Night Fish Fry, Sunday Brunch, Broaster Chicken To Go, Sheboygan's Authentic Oktoberfest, Monthly Specials, Live Entertainment Every Friday Night w/ Roger Winterberg (5:30-8:30)!

Al and Al's on Google Street View

Check out the Steinhaus now on Google Street View!


Phone: (920) 452.5530

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In 195Lessel Family1 the Lessel family immigrated to the United States from Orscholz, Germany with the sponsorship of their Franz and Nick Theilmann. 

Alfons, the eldest Lessel, and his brother, Edmund, went to work for their uncles at the Thielmann meat market in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

The meat market was a booming business and the Thielmann brothers discussed building a bigger facility.

Uncle Franz moved to Sheboygan to start his new business, the Thielmann sausage factory; known today as the Old Wisconsin Sausage Factory.




Alfons Lessel, the eldest of the Lessel children, married Dorothy Brezoni of Manitowoc, Wisconsin in 1957.

The Lessels met Alois Hoffmann working at the sausage factory and playing soccer on the Sheboygan Soccer Team. 

Alois also immigrated from Orscholz, Germany. Maria Lessel, the youngest of the Lessel children and the only girl, married Alois Hoffmann in 1957.


Maria HoffmannAlois Hoffmann   Alfons HoffmannDorothy Lessel


















Maria (Lessel) Hoffmann went to work at Radtke's, while Dorothy (Brezoni) Lessel worked at the Sheboygan Box Factory.

The Radtke's sold the corner Tavern to the two couples in 1961. At the time the tavern was a small building on the corner of 12th and Clara Ave.

One room was a coffee shop, and other was the tavern. When Alfons and Alois bought the business, they decided that 'Alfons & Alois' was too hard to remember and instead named it Al & Al's.





DorothySoon the couples decided to add on to the building and begin a traditional Friday Night Fish Fry.

The wives cooked in their apartments above the restaurant and served it in a small addition off the back of the restaurant.

In 1972 the Lessels bought the building next door and added a large dinning room and banquet hall to serve Friday Night Fish Frys, weddings, funeral luncheons and Sunday brunch.

In 1978 the Hoffmann family decided to sell their half of the business to Al & Dorothy.

The two Al's passed away in 2006 and today Al & Al's is run by Dorothy and Alfon's daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Paul Patterson. Susie Patterson



Al & Al's still serves Fish Fry every Friday night and brunch on Sundays.

Every morning Dorothy and Maria, still the best of friends, play cribbage with their friends in the tavern.

 In 2007 Al & Al's organized the first Oktoberfest and now we can't wait to celebrate it every year!




Sunday: 8am - 3pm

Monday: 7am - 10:30am

Tuesday-Friday: 7am - close

Saturday: 8am - close

Stein Haus

Sunday: 10am - 1:30pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 4pm - 8pm

Friday: 4pm - 9pm

Saturday: 4pm - 8pm