Emil Rohmer, Father of Dina & Grandfather of Jason,
started his restaurant career in 1953. He bought his furniture and
equipment from Sis Walterscheid and rented the building from the Truebenbach
Estate. In February, he opened the Ace Cafe on Highway 82 in the
building across the street from Rohmer's Restaurant present location. The cafe had seating capacity for 40 people. Emil, with
the help of six employees, operated the business, which was open from 6 a.m. to
12 midnight, seven days a week.
When Emil started his business, hamburgers were 25
cents and cheeseburgers were 30 cents. With a coke, it was a nickel extra.
He offered two sizes of lunches, a small one for 45 cents and a large for 70
cents. A piece of pie was 15 cents and coffee or tea was 5 cents.
In 1959, Emil purchased the Walterscheid house across
the highway. After removing walls, remodeling and adding on, he opened
Rohmer's Restaurant, with a seating capacity of 88. Muenster voted wet in
1959 and Rohmer's attracted many customers from surrounding towns. In
later years, employment went to 25.
In 1963, Emil started his catering career. This
career continues to be a popular catering business in the area.
Through the years, Emil had the good fortune of having
good dependable help, some for many years. He even had the help of his
children after school and on weekends. Now all are grown with children of
their own and have different careers, except Dina, who served as a manager until
In September of 1995, Dina and her husband, Troy
Sicking, became the managing owners of Rohmer's. Troy and Dina continued
to keep the well-known business thriving. They maintained the original
building of Rohmer's Restaurant until March 2002 when they moved into the
present day building replicating the rock covered arch of the original building.
Also keeping the memory alive is a "Memory Wall" displaying pictures and rock
from the original building. If you look closely you will see the marbles
in the mortar which entertain all ages.
With the help of many loyal employees, the Rohmer family moved
into their present location completed in March 2002. When Troy & Dina
opened the doors to their new building, their son, Jason Sicking, joined the
business. To the present day Troy, Dina and Jason continue to maintain the
successful business their father and grandfather built over 50 years ago.
Coverage of Rohmer's Restaurant & Catering
We have been published in several books, magazines and
- Authentic Texas Cafes by Susan Ellis
Kennard & Ed Kennard
- Great Hometown Restaurants
- The Best Country Cafes in Texas
- Dallas Morning News
- Houston Chronicle