DISCLAIMER: This page features businesses that feature German - Austrian - Swiss - etc
restaurants, food specialties and some service ads. Though the listed facilities are commercial in
nature, this website does not receive any income or residuals from the merchants, nor does it
endorse any establishments as preference over any other, except that we actually have visited the
locations or have received excellent recommendations from friends of GIOS and have discovered
food or products from Germany or made according to Germanic custom. You are welcome to try out
and patronize these businesses:
- Nederland: About 16 miles west of Boulder is this charming mountain town, home of the Black Forest
Restaurant; Skiing at Eldora Mountain is just 4 miles west. With 4 dining rooms, seating for up to 300
people, this great restaurant provides a truly alpine ambiance. Call (303) 279-2333 or (303) 582-9971
- Ft. Lauderdale: Visit the Ambry for German-American cuisine. Many specialties are from recipes handed
down through the generations that keep the "Bierlkeller" ambiance of this place alive and well. Check them
out at 3016 Commercial Blvd; Ft. Lauderdale, call for reservations at 954-771-7342
- Oakland Park (Ft Lauderdale area): SwitchBox Coffee Roasters, a brand new location featuring craft coffee
roasted on site. Also available are superb baked goods. Co-owner Miriam will be glad to chat in the
German language with you as you ask about their products. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere at 3446 NE 12th
Ave, Oakland Park
- Atlanta: Der Biergarten, an authentic meeting place one must visit while in Atlanta. Open since 2010, it
captures the European cultures (specifically German heritage) for the Atlanta area. Located in the Luckie
Marietta area at 300 Marietta Street NW; Atlanta, GA 30313 - 404.521.2728
- Helen: Well, first of all, the entire town replicates an alpine village in Europe. It features a number of good
German, Austrian, Swiss style kitchens, gift shops, etc. It also is home of the longest Oktoberfest in the USA,
running from the 2nd week of September through early November.
- Helen: Lindenhaus Imports features German hand-crafted steins and cuckoo clocks and other fine imported
- Chicago's oldest restaurant, the Berghof Café, offers fine German fare in the heart of the Loop including
Bratwurst, Sauerbraten, and the famous Berghoff Beer and Root Beer. 17 W Adams St, Chicago, IL. (312)
- Chicago: The Chicago Brauhaus has been serving up good cheer in Chicago's Lincoln Square
Neighborhood for over 40 years. 4732 N Lincoln Ave; Chicago IL 60625 - (773) 784-4444
- Indianapolis: Claus' German Sausage and Meats (Formerly Klemm's) Wholesale and Retail Market, 1845
South Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203. Employees available to speak German.
- Indianapolis: Heidelberg Haus 7625 Pendleton Pike - when traveling and driving on I-465 east of town, get
off at US-36 to have a snack at this Café. I cannot pass by this place - since 1971, always good German,
Austrian, Swiss style baked goods, deli, gift shop, etc. They even carry Dirndls und Lederhosen, Cuckoo
Clocks, German language movies,etc.
- Newport: Hofbräuhaus Newport; (across the river from Cininnati OH): Welcome to the first authentic
Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany!
Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous.
From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the
excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all. Located at 3rd & Saratoga
at the Levee (859) 491-7200.
- West Springfield: Hofbrauhaus International & Bavarian Cuisine; 1105 Main St; (413) 737-4905
- Frankenmuth: Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth, 713 S. Main Street - on the campus of the Bavarian Inn Lodge
- Frankenmuth: Edelweiss Restaurant, 1118 Weiss St, (989) 652-6811
- Stevensville (south of St Joseph, MI): Bit of Swiss, 4333 Ridge Road; baking Swiss-style bread and pastries
since 1967, this place brings Europe back to Michigan! (269) 429-1661
- Las Vegas: Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas; 4510 Paradise Road; The building and dining area even looks like the
original place! (702) 853-2337
- (Various Cities): ALDI Foods for certain specialties made in Germany or Europe, including seasonal foods
and baked goods.
- (Various Cities): Trader Joe's featuring German & International specialties, including beverages.
- (Various Cities): World Market Stores including a superb collection of confectionery items from European
- Asheville Area (Woodfin), NC Bavarian Restaurant & Biergarten, 332 Weaverville Hwy. Woodfin, NC 28804 ·
this is where the original Bavarian Doc of Carthage (NC) now makes his home and applies his cooking skills.
- Chapel Hill, NC: A Southern Season at University Mall; largest Gourmet Market in the Triangle area
featuring many cheese & deli foods prepared in European style as well as European brands, deli and food
- Charlotte Area (Pineville), NC: Waldhorn Restaurant, 12101 Lancaster Hwy in Pineville; most authentic
German Restaurant in Charlotte - the Sunday Brunch is what we RAVE about!!! Deutsches Essen wie Mutti
es gemacht hat! (German food like Mom used to make it!)
- Durham, NC: Guglhupf Bakery & Dining, 2706 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd;
- Durham, NC: Bavarian Brathaus of Durham; 4010 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd.; Durham NC 27707 Tel: 919-
- Fayetteville, NC European Gifts & Collectibles, 1228 Fort Bragg Road, in business since 1933.
- Fayetteville, NC: Max & Moritz Bakery & Restaurant, 5945 Cliffdale Road, keeping to German traditions with
regards to food and baked goods
- Havelock, NC: Swiss Chalet Bakery 492 Westbrooke Shop Ctr. (252) 447-3980
- Hickory, NC: Old German Schnitzel Haus 403 HWY 70 SW; This fine dining place was recommended to us
by not less than 3 separate friends of GIOS.
- Raleigh, NC: [Near Peace College] J Betski's Restaurant 10 West Franklin Street; featuring Eastern European
Kitchen, including Polish and German menu items.
- Raleigh, NC: Caspian Int'l Food Mart, 2909 Brentwood Road; stocks a number of popular European brand
foods otherwise difficult to find. Call (919) 954-0029
- Wendell, NC: White Dove Chapel (Weddings, Photography - Alpine decor, German spoken) Operated by
Brigitte Gross - European photographer and registered clergy.
- Winston-Salem, NC: The Old Europe Restaurant, 1540 S Stratford Road; Austrian-Hungarian & Bavarian
food specialties served for lunch and dinner. Call (336) 768-4003.
- Yadkinville, NC: German Family Restaurant; 2248 Ray T Moore Road; (336) 463-3330 - nothing fancy, its
just good German-style food in a small town diner. Dinner only - except Sunday lunch.
- Strasburg: The Little German House; 500 Main St (PO Box 261); Strasburg, ND 58573 - a gift shop that
also serves coffee and refreshments. They feature many country gifts made in the style of the German
settlers who once made this area their home. The owners are developing a museum at the site to
feature a one-room schoolhouse and other buildings of interest, along with old farm implements, etc.
- Pittsburgh: Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh; 2705 S Water St; Pennsylvania's first authentic Hofbräuhaus -
modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany - is here! Guests are now
able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany, from the traditionally decorated rooms in the building
to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare. (412) 224-2328
- Spartanburg: Gerhard's Café has it's place to provide 4 different ways to serve their customers -
outdoor café, casual, semi-formal, & reserved group seating. They offer Alpine and local cuisine
- Dallas-Fort Worth Area (Colleyville): The German Deli serving USA & Canada with German-style,
German-made foods and other products via the internet.
- Fredericksburg: a German heritage city west of Austin and northwest of San Antonio featuring various
German festivals throughout the year.
- New Braunfels: a German heritage city in the middle of Texas Hill Country with year-round fun. Check
out their Wurstfest, scheduled for November.
- Discover European-influenced luxury in the heart of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains at the Zermatt Resort in
- Auburn: Marvel Food & Deli, 615 C Street SW, specializes in European foods and specialties, including
those from German-speaking nations. Great Deli Counter with assortments of meats and fish typically
found in various European countries.
- Black Diamond: Europa Restaurant featuring German & Polish food. They used to be in Enumclaw, but
now are at 20930 - 216th Av SE, Black Diamond. Tel: 360-469-4914
- Burien (near Seattle): HANS' SAUSAGE and Delicatessen. German Sausage and Custom Game Sausage
made on premise by our old Country Expert. They also carry food imports from various European
nations. Sorry, in-store sales only. 717 SW 148th Street (Burien) - close to SeaTac Airport; Tel (206) 244-
4978 [Es ist tatsächlich wie in Deutschland, beim Metzger!]
- Kent: Magic Flavor - although it is categorized as an international cuisine restaurant, several Austrian-
German dishes available off the menu permit this restaurant to be included in our dining section. This
place should be visited when you are with several people and can't decide which culture/ethnic
cuisine you prefer for the day. Of course, the desert menu has a Black Forest Cherry Torte on its listing
as well. 21230 - 84th Ave S, Kent WA 98032. 253-981-6590
- Lacey: German Diner - showing consistency, this place has a true diner ambiance; food reminds me of
stopping at a German Autobahn rest stop... 8910 Martin Way E, just east of Lacey. 360-529-1749
- Lakewood (near Tacoma): Bruno's European Restaurant (featured nationally on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Drive-
Ins and Dives,") provides good German and Polish menu delights. Address: 10902 Bridgeport Way SE,
- Lakewood: HESS Bakery & Deli, authentic German-style breads, rolls and other baked goods; Deli
features sausages, meats and cheeses prepared with true German recipes. They also carry a number
of imported packaged goods and foods. 6108 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW
- Lakewood: German Pastry and Coffee Shop - located in the same building with Hess Bakery - offers a
great ambiance for Kaffeeklatsch clients.
- Leavenworth: Your Bavarian Getaway when you can't leave the USA. Hidden deep in the Cascades,
this town actually is an AMTRAK destination from Seattle or Chicago! Many wonderful restaurants, deli
and bakeries to choose from. We tried Andreas Keller Restaurant and felt transported to Bavaria! Also
check out the Bavarian Bakery at 1330 Hwy 2 - where Berthold Timmermann, certified Master Baker,
makes many of the good, German-style baked goods for his customers.
- Maple Valley: Happy Hans Music, a SeaTac area cultural music group, provides authentic Austrian /
German music and yodeling, all in colorful costumes, for various occasions.
- Renton: The Berliner Pub, have a cold one from the Old Country at this place, 221 Main Ave S, (203)
- Seattle: Uli's Famous Sausage, Inc in Pike Place Market is the Seattle destination for German-style
sausage dishes made by the German certified master butcher and owner, Uli Lengenberg. Dining
ambiance and seating is reminiscent of a German Bierstube.
- Spokane: Alpine Delicatessen; East 417 - 3rd Ave; Spokane WA; operated by the Hatkic Family - great
deli meats, cheeses, baked goods - also has many imported grocery items and gift articles available for
the specialty shoppers, just minutes off of I-90.
- Spokane: Das Stein Haus, 1812 W Francis, Spokane, WA; about 4 miles north of I-90, but well worth the
detour to get great German/Austrian style meals. Located in a shopping center, a walk through the door
transports the diner into a new world. Georg Weimer also helps Spokane celebrate Oktoberfest.
- Tacoma: Marvel Foods & Deli, 301 - 133rd St S, specializes in European produced foods and
specialties, including those from German-speaking nations. Customers at this store really enjoy the
shopping experience of an European grocery store with a deli and fish counter unrivaled in the state of
Washington. In-store dining, catering and a large hall available for events are also offered.
- Tacoma: New restaurant and owner of Citron European Bistro welcomes you to try his French/Alsace-
Lorraine cuisine. Many items on the menu share the German-French tradition of this part of Europe.
You'll love it! 10716 "A" St, Tacoma, 253-212-1153
- Glendale: (north Milwaukee area) the Bavarian Bierhaus, 700 W Lexington Ave, has reopened the doors
of this historic place to bring back the flavors and ambiance of Munich, Bavaria. (414) 236-7000
- Kohler: The American Club is a 5-diamond resort that features accommodations at 2 hotels, access to 3
famous golf courses, 11 restaurants including the 4-diamond Immigrant Restaurant that features
German Food as one of 6 European cuisines, Austrian House replica and many other amenities. Call:
(920) 457-8888 for dining; (920) 457-8000 for accommodations
- Madison, WI: Good German-style food and festivities at Essen Haus. 514 E Wilson St. (608) 255-4674
- Milwaukee: Historic Turner Hall 1034 N 4th St, was my favorite hangout when I attended Milwaukee
Area Technical College. This place is still going strong and is a great place for lunch, dinner and before
Milwaukee sporting events. Sadly, they close for the summer, June to end of September. (414) 272-1733
- Milwaukee: Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant 320 E Mason St; is downtown Milwaukee's second oldest
German restaurant, opening in 1904. (414) 276-2720
- Milwaukee: Kegel's Inn 5901 W National Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53214-3449 PHONE (414) 257-9999. We
have it from reliable sources that this is a great place to enjoy German-style food.
- Milwaukee: Mader's German Restaurant 1041 N Old World 3rd St; has been the premiere dining
establishment in downtown Milwaukee since 1902. In a recent poll, it was voted the best German
dining place (6th overall) in the city. (414) 271-3377
- Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Brat House 1013 Old World 3rd Street, has recently been voted the 2nd best
German restaurant in the city (11th overall). Bratwurst is king here! (414) 273-8709
- Milwaukee: Old German Beer Hall, 1009 N Old World 3rd Street, adds its replication of the Munich
Hofbrauhaus to the Old World District of the city. It seeks to relive the experience, from the beer and the
food to the live entertainment. Check it out! (414) 226-2728
- Milwaukee: Usinger's Famous Sausage Milwaukee's oldest sausage maker (since 1880) will ship
throughout the USA. 1030 N Old World 3rd St; (414) 276-9105
- Milwaukee Area Weissgerber Family owned Restaurants: http://www.weissgerbergroup.com/
- Monroe: The Swiss Colony Dairy Food & Sweets Catalog & Mail Orders 1-800-544-9036
- New Glarus: Glarner Stube; 518 - 1st St; serving German, Austrian & Swiss cuisine (closed Mondays);
in the heart of this sweet Swiss community. (608) 527-2216
- Sheboygan: Old Wisconsin Sausage still makes its sausages using recipes passed on through
generations from European sausage makers.