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Top 4 best German restaurants in Cleveland

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Angela Kervorkian-Wattle
Angela Kervorkian-Wattle
 3 days ago
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CLEVELAND — Wie geht’s? How do you do meine Freunde? Ich hope du are doing gut. Looking for authentic German food in Cleveland is not that hard. We’ve got plenty of them. However, looking for one that relieves our homesickness of das Vaterland is a different story. Lucky for you, we have compiled a list of the top four authentic German restaurants in Cleveland. Check this out!

1. Der Braumeister

Located at 13046 Lorain Ave, Der Braumeister is open from Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Der Braumeister is a family-owned restaurant established in 1983. Serving traditional German food, great beer, having friendly service, and an authentic Old World atmosphere, the restaurant feels like an exclave of Deutschland in Cleveland.

“Drove all the way from Michigan for this awesome food. We’ll be back for sure. Great service and a great atmosphere makes this place perfect for an authentic German experience.” — Karin Morin, review on Google Review.

2. Hofbräuhaus Cleveland

Open every Wednesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is located at 1550 Chester Ave, Cleveland.

Hofbräuhaus Cleveland is a German microbrewery, beer hall, restaurant, and beer garden that opened in October 2014. Replicating the ±400-year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, their mission is to bring Bavaria as close as possible to you. Their specialties include freshly baked pretzels, schnitzels, and many more.

“…Their beer selection is also huge. The food we had was good. Moderately priced…” — Erin C. on Yelp.

3. Hansa Brewery

Located at 2717 Lorain Ave, Hansa Brewery is ready to serve customers from Tuesday to Thursday from 12 to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 12 to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 12 to 3 p.m.

Customers from Germany, Hungary, and neighboring countries come weekly to Hansa to relieve their longing for the traditional food of their homelands. Hansa is known to have one of the most extensive imported beer selections. They serve conventional continental food, mainly from Germany, such as ackbraten, pork schnitzel, apple strudel, schweinebraten, many more.

“…The beer was very close to a German hefeweizen which is my favorite…I highly recommend the Hansa Brewery for a very authentic European dining experience.” — Richard P. review on Yelp.

4. Forest City Brewery

Located at 2135 Columbus Rd, Forest City Brewery is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., on Fridays from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m., and on Sundays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The family-owned brewery was established in 2014. Forest City Brewery makes well-balanced European-style beers and session beers. They only serve beers and light bites.

“Fantastic venue. Old hofbrauhaus history here. Beer is always great tasting and selection will appeal to most. Great place to visit during warmer weather months as they have a great outdoor area. Live music too. The indoor area is huge. Appetizers are available. After here, head down the street to two more great spots on Columbus Ave.” — Sam Patrizi on Google Review.

Clevelanders, don’t forget to pay a visit to these restaurants. Tschüss!