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Linda

Orlando, FL

#1 Jun 21, 2008
Does anyone remember the Old Heidelberg Inn?
Linda

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 26, 2008
I have a little more info now. I have found pictures, a couple of postcards and a souvenier menu. The menu is not dated, but I have pictures as early as 1932 and as late as the mid 40's. Many of the pictures are taken on some sort of foot bridge by a creek. You can tell that the area was beautiful for sure. I think there was also a picture of a liquor store. Believe it was called Heidelberg Rail Liquor?? and it appears to have been at a higher elevation that the Inn itself. I'm mainly just curious as to what happened to the Inn, but it's also history for me. My grandmother used to work and/or live there back in the 30's/40's and I believe a lady by the name of Mrs. Wise ran it. As a child I believe I heard my grandmother call her Snooks. Any memories out there that you would like to share would be greatly appreciated!
Clayton

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Feb 22, 2011
I had dinner there in the early 60's. At the time I was a teenager, and took my "steady" girl friend there on our first and only dinner date. Normally I could only afford to by a burger, or hot dog at the drive in. After 50yrs I met up the the old steady and thought it would be fun to go back there again. Am sad to hear that it is no more.
MedicineWoman

Houston, TX

#4 Jan 17, 2012
Linda wrote:
Does anyone remember the Old Heidelberg Inn?
I remember my parents taking me there about 1955 or 1956 when we lived in NA.
FRANK MOELLER

United States

#5 Jun 17, 2012
SPENT MANY SATURDAY NIGHTS @ HEIDLEBURG INN/RATHSKELLER IN FALL/WINTER OF 1965 & SPRING OF 66! Was 18 yrs old @ time and drinking age in GA was 21 (18 in SC). Had good beer and food and music...e.g. Righteous Brothers " You've Lost That Lov'n Feeling". Funny, when I left Ft. Gordon I was stationed on Heilbronn, Germany-just down the Neker River from Heidleburg, which I visited often. Sorry to hear this establishment is no more. Would love to see any pictured anyone might have!!!
Kathy Howell Burch

West Columbia, SC

#6 Oct 2, 2012
Yes it was Mrs. Wise. Not sure of the spelling. She owned the Inn , The Rathskellar, Wine shop and the small gas station. My parents Lester and Jeanne ran the Rathskellar a short time for her. My brother also worked at the gas station.I think around late 69 and 70. Mrs. Wise was beginning to have health issues by this time. It was the place for the young people to come across the bridge to drink. Mostly college and young Army guys. Sorry I have no pictures due to a fire. I would love to see some pictures . I can still picture all those beautiful beer mugs hanging from the ceilings and that large fireplace.
Richard Imhoff

Delta, CO

#7 Dec 15, 2012
Wow. Me too. Was stationed at Ft. Gordon. Didn't know a place like the Inn existed. Had great food, and wonderfully helpful people working there. That was in 1963. Was telling wife now that we had time to trave, there are some places that I'd like to show her. So very sorry that it is no more. When did it go away, and why? Does anyone know? I too would love to see some photos. It was a wonderful time.
Very well

Clearwater, FL

#8 Apr 15, 2014
Linda wrote:
Does anyone remember the Old Heidelberg Inn?
I was 17 and stationed at Ft. Gordon. Georgia was totally dry at the time as I remember. We would bus into Augusta and walk across the bridge to the old Heidelberg Inn. No one questioned our age there. What a beautiful old place. I wonder if the building still stands. Anyone know?
Marcia Ough

Aurora, CO

#9 Jul 12, 2014
My family came to Denver every summer to visit My aunt and her family and regularly ate at the Old Heidelberg Inn, in the 1960's and possible early 70's. The German food was wonderful with several courses and I think it was served family style. My brother and my two male cousins would eat and eat until they couldn't move they were so full - they called it being in a "food coma". The restaurant is one of our fun summer memories of growing up.
Marcia Ough

Aurora, CO

#10 Jul 12, 2014
Reading other comments, I realize I might be talking about a different Heidelberg Inn. The one I know about was in Golden Colorado.

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#11 Jul 19, 2014
I am not really sure but could it be the place now called The Highlander? The Highlander is an English pub located on the right after crossing the bridge coming from Augusta.

Website: http://www.abritishpub.com/

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Highlander+... @33.489222,-81.971993,17z/data =!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xa5c3 0ff201d700d4
wgoedeck

Longmont, CO

#12 Aug 26, 2014
I remember the Old Heidelberg Inn just west of Golden, and south of Heritage Square. The restaurant closed after a fire (in the 70's?). I was told by a neighbor that a fire started in the early morning hours - very suspicious, with indications of insurance fraud.
In the years after the remaining building was razed, the debris from the nearby quarry run by Lafarge covered the site. Lafarge no doubt owns the site, as it does Heritage Square, as a buffer from any development from Golden.
dayree123

Louisville, KY

#13 Dec 27, 2014
wgoedeck wrote:
I remember the Old Heidelberg Inn just west of Golden, and south of Heritage Square. The restaurant closed after a fire (in the 70's?). I was told by a neighbor that a fire started in the early morning hours - very suspicious, with indications of insurance fraud.
In the years after the remaining building was razed, the debris from the nearby quarry run by Lafarge covered the site. Lafarge no doubt owns the site, as it does Heritage Square, as a buffer from any development from Golden.
This was my uncle's restaurant. He died in 1971 and his family had problems with the person who took the restaurant over. I do not know if he ever was charged with the fire or not but a lot of memorabilia was lost in the fire as well as a fabulous building. So sad!
Shotwell

Nashville, TN

#14 Jan 23, 2015
What was behind it?
ReeseCup

North Augusta, SC

#15 Jan 28, 2015
How many more years will it be highlander?
Kaz

Augusta, GA

#16 Apr 3, 2015
ReeseCup wrote:
How many more years will it be highlander?
As many as we can possibly manage. It's our home.
JLO

North Augusta, SC

#17 Jun 22, 2015
Kaz wrote:
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As many as we can possibly manage. It's our home.
I have been to the Highlander enjoyed the atmosphere.
seagullbonnie1

Seattle, WA

#18 May 6, 2016
dayree123 wrote:
<quoted text> This was my uncle's restaurant. He died in 1971 and his family had problems with the person who took the restaurant over. I do not know if he ever was charged with the fire or not but a lot of memorabilia was lost in the fire as well as a fabulous building. So sad!
I used to be a waitress at the Old Heidelberg Inn in 1970. I will never forget starching and ironing those white aprons worn over red gingham dresses! But the food was good and the stone fireplaces awesome.The person who was managing it was named Ed Sellars (maybe Sellers), was that your uncle? Anyway, although I moved to Portland, OR before the fire, I kept in touch with some of my coworkers and they ALL thought the place had been torched. Still have a mug or two that a special hot drink was served in.
Margie

Denver, CO

#19 Jun 16, 2016
Marcia Ough wrote:
Reading other comments, I realize I might be talking about a different Heidelberg Inn. The one I know about was in Golden Colorado.
I worked there in the mid 70's And it was on Golden Colorado Thw restaurant caught fire and burned to the ground
Margie

Denver, CO

#20 Jun 16, 2016
seagullbonnie1 wrote:
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I used to be a waitress at the Old Heidelberg Inn in 1970. I will never forget starching and ironing those white aprons worn over red gingham dresses! But the food was good and the stone fireplaces awesome.The person who was managing it was named Ed Sellars (maybe Sellers), was that your uncle? Anyway, although I moved to Portland, OR before the fire, I kept in touch with some of my coworkers and they ALL thought the place had been torched. Still have a mug or two that a special hot drink was served in.
I worked there in 74 as a cocktail waitress I think his name was Ed Sellers

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