This very small but clean and romantic restaurant has delicious food. While some of it is on a German theme, I would describe it as Nouveau cuisine, delicious and beautifully prepared and a bargain to boot. Dinner with an appetizer, salad, entree, starch, and dessert was 19.5 euros. It is served with homemade breads and "butters" that are themselves a treat. I ate there 4 times and each time was better than the last time. The Cappucino mousse with homemade cookies is worth saving room for. I wish this restauant was in Colorado where I could enjoy it again and again. I will be sad when I leave Germany and the Torschanke behind.
Favorite Dish: The Salmon with vanilla-orange butter was very good but I am not sure it was better than the center cut 1.5 inch thick boneless porkchop with fresh pear and a sauce of warm goat cheese. And for down-home meals, the meatloaf was the best meatloaf I have ever eaten (and was only 8.5 euros) and the calf's liver with fresh onions and bacon was also delicious. You pick the one that sounds best to you. The portions are very generous and the homemade breads and butters could be a meal all unto themselves. Ah but the cappucino mousse...creamy and rich and just a little sweet
The German "Kanteen" is a very simple, down to earth restaurant. The help is friendly and the atmosphere is casual. This is not a fancy restaurant! They offer 3-4 course meals for $3 - $5. Their menu changes daily, and is written in German only. However, if you need a translation just ask someone around you. The food isn't the highest quality, but it's a heck of a lot better and cheaper than anything else offered on base. Of course you can only eat there if you can get one base. Did I mention I'm gearing this page towards people who can get on base?
The owner also owns "Moms" in Spangdahlem. I'll be adding Moms later.
Favorite Dish: Just take one of the daily specials.
The Torschanke is my favorite restaurant in the Eifel Area. They are extremely courteous, and the menu changes frequently. They specialize in the rarer German dishes.
The restaurant itself is part of one of the old city gates of Dudeldorf (about 5 kilometers from Spangdahlem).
The Torschanke is open everyday except Thursdays and Holidays. I recommend calling ahead for a reservation.
Favorite Dish: The mixed schnitzel plater which is four small schnitzels. Each are prepared differently.
Anything on the "specials" menu. Varies weekly.