The most common question on our tours? Where can we get tasty, traditional German food and where are the best applewine pubs?
Having lived in Frankfurt for a very long time, we have visited our share of German/Frankfurt-style restaurants. These are our favorites that we come back to again, and again, and again.
Dauth-Schneider – Don’t let the unusual name fool you, this place rocks when it comes to delicious Frankfurt & German-style food. Located in the Sachsenhausen Applewine Pub district, they have traditionally decorated indoor seating and tons of outdoor seating. Even on weeknights, they have a large, friendly wait staff bustling around taking care of an amazingly busy restaurant. Once I saw the beautifully prepared, gigantic portions being delivered to neighboring tables, I knew this was a place I was going to visit again, just to try everything on the menu and so I have dined here dozens and dozens of times. They have great prices too. The food tastes as excellent as it looks, proving you CAN judge a book by its cover occasionally. We sometimes end up here after our Frankfurt on Foot daily tour, if everyone is hungry and wants to come to Sachsenhausen. Just give a shout-out if you want to come over here too.
Atschel – Located on the Wall Strasse in Sachsenhausen, this traditional restaurant offers all the tasty, Frankfurt specialties you could want. From Grüne sosse, to Frankfurt Schnitzel, Rippchen with Kraut, or Handkäse with Music, all are made with care and you can taste the difference. You will probably sit at long tables with others, and in the evenings, the place can be quite crowded. It pays to get there early, so you can get a spot. The schnitzels here may possibly be the best ones I have had in Frankfurt. You can hear them in the kitchen, preparing these schnitzels, so you know they are fresh and not something frozen tossed in the fryer.
Weinstube im Römer – Located directly on the Römerberg, this restaurant is really the only one in this tourist hot-spot, that offers outstanding food, and doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for it either. Pleasant atmosphere, with dining inside and outside. They are open weekdays from 16:00-23:00, and on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays from 11:30 on. Usually closed on Mondays. Excellent Grüne Sosse and freshly made schnitzel to order, as well as other tasty German favorites. For something different, they have Frankfurt Tapas, so you can get a little taste of 3 different specialties of your choice, and the Weinstube also offers wine from the Frankfurt City vineyards. The service here is friendly and helpful.
Zur Schönen Müllerin– This is a Bornheim restaurant, located near the lower Berger strasse. Great outdoor seating with awnings in case of rain and the inside has that cozy, old German look to it. The wait staff is attentive, the food is great, especially their apple ring dessert. I have never had anything like this, but it was absolutely fabulous. On our last visit there, we liked it so much, we ordered a 2nd portion! The prices here are really decent. Almost everything was under 10 € and I enjoyed my Grüne Sosse a lot too. (as you can tell, this is my measuring stick for a good Frankfurt-style restaurant)
Other notable restaurants in Bornheim – Apfelwein Solzer has a lovely applewine garden for dining outside and very traditional decor for dining inside. This is located on the upper Berger Strasse. A bit off the Berger strasse area is Malepartus. Good food and with a cozy German decor, this restaurant is popular with the Bornheim residents.
Leib und Seele – Located right around the corner from the Hauptwache, this restaurant offers one of my favorite Grüne Sosses in Frankfurt, as well as an extensive menu to suit every taste and appetite, including quite a few vegetarian options. Lots of outdoor tables and friendly staff. It is almost always busy, for both lunch and dinner. If you missed breakfast, they offer that too, as they open at 10:00.
Zum Bären – Located in Frankfurt Höchst, this restaurant offers a delicious local menu, as well as one of the prime locations in town. Sitting up on the ancient city walls that overlook the Höchster Schloss, their tables in good weather are always full. Cold weather though, allows you the chance to sit inside the traditionally decorated restaurant and smell the wonderful aromas coming out of the kitchen.
Zum Schwan – Also located in Höchst, they combine a more modern interior with a rustic feel and serve up a great schnitzel and Green Sauce.
More restaurants as suggested by our FB fans:
Schreiber Heynes Proletariat on Dreieichstraße
Lorsbacher Thal, in old Sachsenhausen
Mainlust in Schwanheim
Gasthaus zum Schwan in Höchst
Seppche- Frankfurter Hof
If you would like to come to one of these restaurants to eat during your private tour, please let us know, and we will be happy to bring you to one of them.
These are just our own personal reviews though, and we can’t take responsibility for any dining experiences that differ from ours. There are many other excellent German restaurants in Frankfurt, but these are the ones that stood out for us and represented some of the best Frankfurt-style food.