Croxley's Brings German Food, Beer to Locals [International Flavors of Smithtown]

In addition to the regular Croxley's specials, the eatery offers a menu full of german food and beer, the only location in the chain to do so.

With the introduction of Croxley’s on West Main Street comes a new flavor to Smithtown’s international cuisine selection – the tastes of Germany.

“Each Croxley’s has its own identity,” said Chris Werle, one of five owners of the Croxley’s chain. “The identity we have for this location, because of the fact that one day when our permits come through for the biergarten, is a German biergarten theme.”

Croxley’s offers a German beer tower with six different beers, only served in half-liter and liter glasses, as well as a menu filled with sausages, Bavarian pretzels, German meatball sliders and more. The pretzels are prepared and flash frozen in Germany, and shipped to the states within two days.

“All the recipes are authentic, we get all our sausage from Schaller Weber, comes right here from Astoria – you can’t get any better quality,” Werle said.

Although Croxley’s has only been open for around four weeks, the German menu has been well received. 

“At the moment I think everyone is trying out a little bit of everything,” said Croxley’s manager Alex Marques. “I haven’t seen anything at all that has been rejected. They’re all getting interested in every one of our sausages.”

This Croxley’s location isn’t solely German themed, as it also features the food and beer that made the chain well known. The Smithtown location, however, has another Croxley’s first – 80 ales and lagers on draught, the most of any of the locations. 

“The beer selection is by far the biggest of all the Croxley’s but also because of the extra tap lines that we have we can get a little more crazy with some of the craft beers,” Werle said.

This selection of beers also includes the first ever Croxley’s “Drink Long Island” section, a tower full of Long Island beers.

Croxley’s addition to Smithtown came at a great time for the local beer connoisseurs as the establishment will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in November with a beer being brewed by Blue Point Brewery, featuring 20 flavors – one for each year open. Werle said he and the other owners are leaning towards west coast red ale style.

Ken Heard September 14, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Every word is true. Every item on the menu is perfect.. When I was a kid, I used to go to the two best German restaurants in Manhattan- Munchausens ( next to the Variety Photoplay off 14th Street) and Lucjows. , near the Academy of Music ( also near 14th Street.). . Koenig's in Floral Park was also an excellent choice, especially the turkey during Thanksgiving. Smithtown needed a good German restaurant, as did all of Suffolk County. Croxley;s is it, and it is clearly on par with the best in NYC !!! Add to this the 80 different beers from all over the world, then it is no longer a bar or restaurant - it is a living legend.
The Crab Child September 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM
Does this Croxley's offer the 10 cent wing night like the one in Farmingdale??
Ken Heard September 14, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Yes. but be careful. They are offered for 10 cents only at certain times during the day as well as on certain days. Read the small print. By the way, I recommend the boneless barbequed chicken at tem cents cents a pop.
KpNibbler September 16, 2012 at 06:07 PM
I loved Croxley's Smithtown.Great food and great beer..The Euphoria lasted about a half hour and ended abruptly when a roach crawled across our table,...Then my disgust turned into utter revulsion when another one was spotted crawling on the wall over my shoulder....I pointed it out to the server, who didn't seemed very concerned ... She told the manager we wanted to speak with him/her, but they never came to our table...That's bad business...I've worked in the food business for almost 20 years and have been a manager for 8. Two roaches out in the dining area is definitely a sign of a bigger more serious problem. I had high hopes for Croxley's, but I would never go there again. Looks like it's back to the Lark in East Northport...


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