The Best Spots for German Food
In Minneapolis, German roots run deep. We’re proud to represent our heritage and we want to have some fun doing it!
Why not indulge in some spaetzle and drink beer out of a boot? In Minneapolis, there are plenty of authentic, delicious German restaurants to satisfy your international cravings! Check out the absolute best places in Minneapolis to grab a sausage and get a taste of Germany.
Celebrate your German heritage (or your love for German beer) at the oldest restaurant in downtown Minneapolis! Originally started as a place to sell the Gluek family brew, Gluek’s Restaurant was re-opened by Charlie Fransen in 1934 after closing during Prohibition. The ownership has now passed through four generations, and stands today as one of the best places to celebrate Oktoberfest in Minneapolis.
Das boot! In German, this means “the boat.” At Gasthof’s, this means a giant boot full of beer that you pass around the table. Don’t forget to follow the rules! (They take their beer drinking seriously.) Gasthof’s is the perfect spot for a night of authentic German food and live music. They also have a killer Oktoberfest celebration.
Enjoy fresh, authentic German cuisine at the Black Forest Inn! They specialize in making their own bratwurst, spaetzel, breads and pastries and all of their recipes and techniques come from a German native. They've won a number of awards for their truly authentic cuisine and incredible outdoor patio.
New Bohemia likes to call themselves the “New American Craft Bier Hall.” They’ve taken the traditional, German craft bier house and made it their own with unique, modern twists. You won’t find any artificial flavorings or nitrates, but you will find high-quality and incredibly tasty meats and other delicacies. They offer classic, adventurous, premium and vegan wursts to suite your palate! Stick to the basics with a classic wurst or step outside your comfort zone and try alligator, wild boar, rattlesnake or smoked duck. Don’t forget about their giant Bavarian pretzels (when we say giant, we mean it!) and great beer list.
Owned by a native from Germany, the baked goods at Aki’s Bread Haus are the closest thing you can find to the real deal in Minneapolis! Freshly baked bread, rolls, pretzels and pastries can be found (and certainly smelled) in this sunshine-filled shop. Grab a cup of coffee and some streusel and enjoy the beauty of this small German bakery. Check their daily offerings to see what’s in store!
Kramarczuk’s specializes in freshly made European specialties including sausages, breads, pastries and cakes. Grab something from their market, or stop into the restaurant for a fabulous meal. This is where the locals go when they’re looking for some good sausage!