Leavenworth is one of the most unique destinations to visit in the Northwest. This charming Alpine-inspired village offers up a slice of Bavaria in the state of Washington. Whether you are looking for upscale European-inspired cuisine, or brats and steins served in a lively beer garden, Leavenworth has something for everyone.
Check out our list of some of the best spots to try some German delicacies. Come hungry and thirsty to Leavenworth. Guten Appetit!
Best German Food Restaurants in Leavenworth
Andreas Keller Restaurant
Andreas Keller stays true to classic Bavarian dishes like goulash, schnitzel, pickled herring, and a variety of würst served with German potato salad and sauerkraut. They also have daily specials, gluten-free and vegetarian options, a menu for kids and seniors, and offer an impressive selection of imported draft beers! Locals and visitors alike head to Andreas Keller for their delicious food, lively ambiance and heavy helping of Gemütlichkeit – the state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.
This casual, family-friendly (dogs are welcome, too!) Bavarian grill and beer garden features charbroiled sausages, ciderkraut, an impressive selection of specialty mustards and condiments, and beer from local Icicle Brewing Company. They also have a veggie wurst and beyond sausage option!
This cozy neighborhood restaurant offers something for everyone – from hand-crafted cocktails to a great selection of Pacific Northwest craft beers and ciders, as well as German and European imports, to house-made German schnitzels and sausages, and some of the best burgers in the valley. We love their Bacon Jam Dog – a grilled bratwurst served with sauteed mushrooms, bacon jam, black pepper aioli, and dijon mustard – washed down with a cold pint of lager. Prost!
Enjoy great food and views from Front Street’s largest biergarten. Located in the heart of Leavenworth, Rhein Haus serves modern, house-made takes on Bavarian classics like pretzels, wursts and schnitzel. All ages are welcome, and well-behaved pups can join in on the patio fun, too! The entire menu (including beers & cocktails) is available for takeout if you prefer to relax and enjoy your meal back at your cozy Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging vacation rental.
Gustav’s Grill & Beer Garden
Dine with a view at family-friendly Gustav’s. Choose from over 30 taps pouring an impressive selection of regional and imported beers, and some of the best burgers in town. Ask the server for a beer recommendation to pair with their delicious Bratwurst Patty Burger – bratwurst sausage patty, grilled onions, sauerkraut, mustard sauce, and Swiss cheese, served on a pretzel bun.
Celebrating a special occasion, or in the mood for a little romance? Mozart’s Steakhouse offers fine dining in a charming and romantic setting. Choose a seasonal delicacy from their thoughtfully curated menu, and a bottle of wine from their 1,6000-bottle wine cellar. Cheers to another perfect day in Leavenworth!
The Gingerbread Factory
No trip to Leavenworth is complete without stopping by this little bakery with a big heart. Serving a delicious assortment of freshly baked cookies, pastries, scones, loafs, and of course – gingerbread cookies! We love their soft iced gingerbread hearts – a gingerbread cookie with buttercream frosting. Don’t forget to pick up a slice (or loaf!) of their old-fashioned classic gingerbread to enjoy in the morning with a cup of coffee.
Book Your Stay with Us
Are you ready to eat and drink your way through the charming town of Leavenworth? We have got you covered! You can view our lovely Leavenworth Collection online at Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging or at MeredithLodging.com. We hope to see you soon! Remember to come hungry and thirsty!