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  • Follow the signs to Schlögl's!
    Follow the signs to Schlögl's!
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  • Bratwurst guy!
    Bratwurst guy!
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    Rost Bratwurst: the bratwurst men

    by adelinemmc Written Nov 23, 2012

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    Bratwurst guy!

    Not really a restaurant as you can see from the picture!

    Those guys are selling grilled bratwurst for less than 2 euros so I'd say it's pretty good value.

    Favorite Dish: There is only one: bratwurst but you can have it with or without bread.

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    Schlögl's: Alt-Berliner style!

    by slothtraveller Written Oct 15, 2012

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    Follow the signs to Schl��gl's!

    Looking for an authentic German restaurant, I was pleased to find Schlögl's. It is conveniently located only a stone's throw from the TV Tower and Alexanderplatz. It is a family-run traditional place serving up hearty German cooking in an old-fashioned atmosphere. The restaurant is decorated with items from a bygone era and has only got about 7 tables inside making it a really intimate place. The family who run it are very friendly and the service is extremely good. The prices are also very good, especially when you consider the portion sizes. I didn't pay more than 15 Euro for my meal and a large Berliner Kindl. For a good hearty meal in Berlin, I doubt you could find a better place than Schlögl's. I highly recommend it and would happily return again.

    Mon: closed
    Tue - Thu: 12:00 - 23:00
    Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 24:00

    Favorite Dish: I had two meals here but my favourite was the fantastic Eisbein (pork knuckle) which was cooked beautifully. It was served with sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, boiled potatoes and salad. Very tasty indeed and huge portions! :D

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    Augustiner Braeu Mundhem: Traditional Beer Hall Food - Loved It

    by Mikebb Updated Jul 1, 2012

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    Dining Outside on the Verandah
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    After walking around Gendarmenmarkt Square for and hour it was now dark and we walked to the beer hall for a drink and a German meal.

    Entering the hall we were informed all tables inside were taken and several tables were available outside on the verandah. Soon seated we ordered and had a drink.

    For main meal we both ordered the Munich Fried Veal Sausage with Sauerkraut and glazed onions @ 9 Euros per person, followed by Warm Apple Strudel @ 6 Euros per person. The main meal was excellent, the Apple Strudel was better than I expected.

    Would certainly return.

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    Schlossgarten: Garden Cafe near Charlottenburg Palace

    by Roadquill Updated May 23, 2011

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    Located on a quiet, tree lined avenue that is the was a main road to the Charlottenburg Palace, the cafe as a front garden eating area facing the street. The staff were very pleasant and enjoying a Hefe dunkel dark brew in preparation for my visit to the Palace down the street was relaxing. The owner came out and recommended the Speisen Divers, which was a bone-in leg of pig, cooked with skin along with potatoes, sauerkraut, and a pureed root (erbs puree) of some kind, with chunks of ham. The portion was huge and the price was very reasonable at 8.90 e.

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  • Prater Garten: bohemian beer garden in Prenzlauer Berg

    by miromi Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    beer garden

    beer gardens are more of a south German thing, not really typical of Berlin or northern Germany. But in the lovely neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg you can find a really pleasant, artsy beer garden, Prater Garten. It has a theater, a club (Bastard) and an enormous beer garden. There's also an indoor restaurant if you are there in the winter, and I like to take friends who visit there, because you can get some genuine German food (wurst, mashed potato rolls, the works) in generous portions and drink beer too before you head off clubbing. Most of the people who go are also neighborhood twenty and thirtysomethings, so it has a nice youthful air.

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    Kartoffel Kiste: Kartoffelkiste - a Blast from the Past

    by elmina Written Dec 22, 2009

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    The fact that this restaurant is located in the so 1970s looking Europa Center is a first clue on the atmosphere of it. Then the web page .. so beginning of the Internet.
    But I read somewhere that the schnitzels they serve there are great so I gave it a try.
    The food was indeed great. Very traditional, there was a variety of schnitzels. There was also good beer.
    BUT we were by far the youngest customers, all the others were over 70. And there was this peculiar smell in the air, like a hospital or something.
    I would recommend it for the food, but it definitely shouldn't be your entertainment for the night!

    Favorite Dish: Zigeuner Schnitzel
    Bauerschnitzel

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    Zander, Guggelhof, Deponie: German food - what German food?

    by Turtleshell Updated Nov 9, 2008

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    To get this straight: In my book, the only thing typically German is to consider almost everything "typically German".

    When it comes to dine in a "typically German" restaurant, it is likely, that you will end up in a place, frequented by tourists more than Berliners.

    There's a reason why few restaurants serve "typically German" food. This "poor man's" cuisine has lost its attractiveness since wealth has grown somewhat since the end of WWII. Younger Germans (as well as those in the menopause) are more fond of Austrian, Mediterranean, French, Asian and even American food - as long as the respective meals match local taste. In Berlin, locals typically enjoy meals that could be considered "international" but adapted to local taste.

    Berlin has never been the epitome of German cuisine anyway. South-west Germany is different: Spätzle, Maultaschen, lentil stew and what not have survived for a reason. But Berlin? Currywurst anyone?

    You might think that there has to be a restaurant that focusses on traditional, local cuisine and is not frequented by tourists. There is, and if you don't mind if the restaurant is "upper class", my first suggestion would be "Restaurant Zander", Kollwitzstraße 50 (subway station: Senefelder Platz, Tuesday - Sunday from 6 p.m. on). Zander serves regional cuisine, hence their menue doesn't always read very mouthwatering, but they know what they do. (Main courses: € 20 - 30, 4-course menue ~ € 45).

    Right across the street is Guggelhof. Here, the chef focusses on the three-country-corner (Germany, France, Switzerland), most notably the Alsace - which is French, yes ... still ...
    Still you shouldn't wipe Gugelhof, less noble than Zander, from your list. And they open on Mondays, too. Ask for their English/French/Italian/Spanish (pick one) menue (Main courses: € 10 - 20).

    From a restaurant to a pub: Deponie (see tip). Deponie is no place to really go dining, but being economy class, it is closer to being "typically Berlin". (€ 5 - 12)

    Favorite Dish: http://www.zander-restaurant.de
    http://www.gugelhof.de
    http://www.deponie3.de/

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    Alter Fritz: Brew pub

    by nigelw6443 Updated Jul 25, 2008

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    Alter Fritz

    This country pub has a wonderful atmosphere and is very nicely decorated also has a large beer garden and grill for the summer. They brew their own beer on the premises and also have a quality menu.

    Favorite Dish: My favourite here is always the ribs with country potatoes. The ribs are not typically German but more to the American style very juicy and covered in BBQ sauce. The menu is not that large but all the meals are good and you get a very generous portion.

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    The Lowenbrau Bavarian Tavern in Berlin: The Lowenbrau Bavarian Tavern in Berlin

    by loislois Written May 9, 2008

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    Very good food. Typical German dishes with a LOT of sausages, shnitchel and other meats, cooked surcrut and LOWENBRAU bier of course.
    All that in a traditional bavarian style tavern (stuben)
    Friendly staff, very good service, average prices

    Favorite Dish: The cooked saurcrut (pickled cabbage) think was cooked with apples and tomato sauce. Definitely was fan-taste-ic

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    Olle Bolle: Typical Berlin-Style

    by laallen Updated Aug 20, 2007

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    "Typical" Berlin food at Alexanderplatz? Go figure.

    We didn't stop the first time we saw this place. But the second time we passed was around lunchtime and we were both quite hungry. A tipoff that it wasn't a typical tourist hangout was the absence of English or any language other than German on the menu. But I'll bet the waiters speak reasonable English.

    If the weather hadn't been so sunny and warm-not hot- we would have eaten inside. Inside are dozens of pictures of Berlin, mostly old photographs. I loved it, I would recommend eating in the restaurant just for the comfortable and interesting atmosphere.

    Both of us enjoyed our dishes. My husband didn't pass up the chance to have liver, one of his favorites. My fish, served whole with toasted almonds, apparently a typical way to serve this dish, was delicious. Cucumber side salad was made with fresh dill, a bit sweet, and lots of fresh onions. Terrific.

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    German Food: Great german cuisine in Prater Garten

    by elmina Written Jun 12, 2007

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    A great BierGarten in Kastanienallee, unfortunately when we went there it was raining so we had to sit inside. The place is very Bohemian-like .The people are almost exclusively locals (they were actually surprised to see tourists there). The food is just GREAT. Going to a Biergarten one expects the fatty German food. But everything was just delicious, from the Goat cheese salad, to the mushrooms, the divine potatoes and the lamb with Bier sauce. They had a good selection of beer, and it wasn't very expensive

    Favorite Dish: Lamb with Bier sauce with baked potatoes - surprisingly light and very tasty!

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    German Food: Famous sausage stand

    by trvlrtom Written Apr 16, 2007

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    Konnopke's Imbiss

    Konnopke's Imbiss has been here since 1930, and is a great place to get the popular currywurst. While currywurst is available at may imbiss stands throughout Berlin, Konnopke's retains its original style and character. The food is still served by employees wearing striped pink and white uniforms, and the customers in line include those from all walks of life.

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    German Food: Prater Beergarten

    by trvlrtom Written Apr 16, 2007

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    Prater Beergarten has been here for many generations, and is a great place to spend time sitting outside drinking beer, eating and visiting. It draws a large, friendly crowd of people who share wood tables throughout the day.

    Favorite Dish: Bratwurst

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    Schwarzwaldstuben Restaurant in Mitte: Tasty German food in a cool atmosphere

    by ptrim Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Dig in!

    A cool, cozy restaurant serving Southern German cuisine, wines, and cocktails. Food served late (til 11 p.m.) and portions are large and tasty. There is a menu in English, but you have to ask for it. Staff is friendly and helpful. It was very busy on a Tuesday night, but we waited at the bar and got a table fairly quickly.

    Favorite Dish: Maultaschen (pork-filled ravioli in an nion sauce). It was tasty and different. Apparently was created by Southern German Catholics to disguise the meat they ate on Fridays. My friend had a similar version with vegetables inside. All dishes came with salad and sides such as potato salad.

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    Weihenstephaner: Oldest brewery in Germany

    by nigelw6443 Written Nov 26, 2006

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    Weihenstephaner I believe are the oldest brewer in Germany and are of course Bavarian.

    The restaurant/bar has a good selection on the menu, the food is very good and portions aren't too bad. Maybe a bit pricey but you pay for the location. As they only have their own beer the selection isn't vast but there are usually 4 or 5 to chose from. As they are Bavarian there is also a large selection of Obstlers or fruit schnappes as weel. The bar may not seem large but there is also a large cellar and in the summer tables and chairs outside.

    Favorite Dish: I like the bratwurst with mashed potatoes.

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