Ohio October 20, 2018
You Might Not Know These 8 Amazing German Restaurants Can Be Found In Ohio
Did you know that Ohio is home to several restaurants with authentic German cuisine? Many even feature live entertainment and architectural details that make you feel as if you’ve temporarily transported to Europe. From the food to the atmosphere, the following German restaurants in Ohio are so much more than amazing places to eat—they offer unforgettable experiences as well.
1. Kreimer's Bier Haus (Cleves)
This family owned restaurant next to the Great Miami River is a true hidden gem. We recommend trying the Bavarian Pretzel Bread (pictured) and German Egg Rolls, which are stuffed with corned beef and sauerkraut. You'll find it at 6052 State Route 128, Cleves, OH 45002.
2. Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant (Columbus)
For the best German cuisine in Ohio (and a friendly ghost sighting or two), go to 240 E Kossuth St., Columbus, OH 43206. A true classic, this German Village restaurant has been around since 1886. The bratwurst and cream puffs are out of this world.
3. Black Forest Cafe (Oregon)
Nestled in a small forest at the scenic Oak Shade Grove in Oregon, Ohio, you’ll find the Black Forest Cafe. It’s a gorgeous German restaurant that’s less than 10 miles from Toledo—but when you visit you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’ cottage. On the menu, you'll find all your German favorites. Pictured is the Sausage Platter Appetizer. Black Forest Cafe is located at 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon, OH 43616.
4. Mecklenburg Gardens (Cincinnati)
Cincinnati's oldest restaurant is home to some of the best German food in the state. (Pictured is the Reuben meatloaf.) You'll definitely want to check out the patio and beer garden while you're here. Mecklenburg Gardens is located at 302 E. University Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219.
5. Der Braumeister German Bier Haus, Restaurant and Market (Cleveland)
From the atmosphere to the food, you'll feel as if you've been transported straight to Germany at Der Braumeister. Pictured is the Konigsberger Klopse with caper cream sauce and roasted root vegetables You''ll find it at 13046 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, OH 44111.
6. Steinkeller Bavarian Bier Hall (Oxford)
With more than 15 authentic German biers, a famous Rueben and more, you can't go wrong with a visit to this Ohio gem. Steinkeller Bavarian Bier Hall is located at 15 East High St., Oxford OH 45056.
7. Das Schnitzel Haus (Parma)
This family owned and operated restaurant features all of your favorite German classics, along with a heated beer garden. We recommend the pork schnitzel with mushroom gravy. Das Schnitzel Haus is located at 5728 Pearl Rd., Parma, OH 44129.
8. Hofbrauhaus Columbus (Columbus)
Modeld after the Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany, this restaurant, brewery and beer garden is like a mini European adventure right here in Ohio. The weekend brunch menu is a crowd pleaser. Hofbrauhaus Columbus is located at Grandview Yard 800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212.
Have you been to any of these German restaurants before? If so, we want to know what your experience was like! What others would you add to this list? Let us know!
For more amazing Ohio restaurants, check out our previous article:
12 Classic Restaurants In Ohio That Every Local Must Experience At Least Once.