New German gastropub Schnitzels gears up for its first fall season in Stony Brook

Callie and Tim Martino

The founders of the popular Crazy Beans luncheonettes in Stony Brook and Miller Place joined forces earlier this year with Dave Striffler, the visionary behind Brew Cheese, to open a German gastropub called Schnitzels in Stony Brook this summer.

And now they’re about to enter a very busy season for any Oktoberfest-inspired eatery.

(Brew Cheese has locations in Stony Brook and Northport.)

Schnitzels began as a whimsical idea among the three to bring a touch of Germany’s Oktoberfest to the charming Stony Brook Village Center year-round, explained Callie Martino, who owns the Crazy Beans locations with her husband, Timothy.

Then the idea rapidly evolved into something more substantial.

The rubber hit the road when the trio opened in July.

Follow Schnitzels on Instagram for foodie photos and event updates, including the Oktoberfest Kickoff and Beer Stein Competition that gets rolling this month. Click here to follow on Facebook.

If you go

While the restaurant at 77 Main Street in Stony Brook features a touch of German flair, it isn’t strictly bound by tradition.

A curated selection of craft beers, wines, and an upcoming cocktail list grace the establishment, ensuring a beverage for every palate. Schnitzels also offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a fusion of German, European, and American cuisines. Click here for the food and drinks menus.

Top: Dave Striffler, Callie Martino and Tim Martino this March in Stony Brook, before renovations began for Schnitzels, which opened about four months later. (Starr Fuentes)

Beer and cocktails line the bar at Schnitzels, located at 77 Main St., Stony Brook. (Credit: Facebook)