Dining October 24, 2018
You Might Not Know These 9 Amazing German Restaurants Can Be Found In Iowa
As we get closer to the holiday season and the giant feasts that await, many Iowans are craving comfort food like their grandmothers used to make. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands of Iowans that come from German heritage, you’ll find all the food you’re looking for at these charming German restaurants in Iowa.
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1. Ronneburg Restaurant, Amana
You'll love this iconic German restaurant that's dedicated to making you feel at home. Not only will you find delicious, traditional German foods, but the local art and history behind the Amana colonies will remind you that you found a little slice of German heaven here in Iowa.
Address: 4408 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
2. Hessen Haus, Des Moines
This lively, festive German bar features nearly 200 different German and European beers to pair with a extensive menu of Bavarian & European comfort food.
3. Bierstube, Le Claire
You can't beat the views here! Pretend you're overlooking the Danube (really, it's the Mississippi) while you chow down on hearty German dishes, sample sausages, and sip German lagers and ales.
Address: 1001 Canal Shore Dr. S.W., Le Claire, IA 52753
4. Europa Haus, Dubuque
Europe Haus is the best place to go for German and European food in Dubuque. This tiny establishment is bursting with charm and the comfort food will make you feel at home.
Address: 1301 Rhomberg Ave., Dubuque, IA 52001
5. Ox Yoke Inn, Amana
The storied Ox Yoke Inn dates back to the 1940s. For generations, the kitchen has turned up classic German and American dishes to hungry visitors making their way through the Amana Colonies.
Address: 4420 220th Trail, Amana, IA 52203
6. Volks Haus, Waterloo
Volks Haus is a perfect little German dive bar located in the heart of Waterloo. Find your favorite brews and bar snacks here as you mingle with locals and feel like you might have crossed the ocean.
Address: 324 E 4th St, Waterloo, IA 50703
7. Guild Wurst Tavern, Coralville
Guild Wurst Tavern is home to the Boot N Flute Brewery, which turns out German-inspired local craft beers all year long. This tavern is known for making the best sausages and wursts around, and you've gotta try them all.
Address: 53 2nd St., Coralville, IA 52241
8. Millstream Brau Haus, Amana
Millstream Brau Haus is a gorgeous Amana Colonies restaurant and beer hall. They serve up extensive brews along with schnitzel, smoked chicken, and more.
Address: 741 47th Ave., Amana, IA 52203
9. Seven Villages, Williamsburg
This little german restaurant is tucked into a hotel in Williamsburg. You'll find all your favorite german classics here, like big, hearst breakfasts and sausages galore.
Address: 2213 U Ave, Williamsburg, IA 52361
If you’re looking for a little more of Germany in the Hawkeye State, be sure to plan a visit to Guttenberg while you’re marking up your fall calendar. After all, thanks to Guttenberg,
Iowa Is Home To The Best Little German Town Outside Of Europe and you’ll quickly fall in love.