Dining April 29, 2019
The German Diner In Washington Where You’ll Find All Sorts Of Authentic Eats
When you think of German food in Washington, you might think of Leavenworth. But while our Bavarian village has plenty of spots to get a tasty bratwurst, there also happens to be an unassuming diner in Lacey that serves German fare to die for.
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German Diner is located at 8910 Martin Way E. in Lacey, where it has been since it opened in December 2012.
The diner is owned by Mirjam Spring, who is also the chef.
Mirjam Spring grew up in a town near Frankfurt, Germany, and came to the United States in 2011.
She first opened a restaurant in South Florida, but when she moved to Lacey to be closer to her sister, she opened German Diner here.
This place is best known for the schnitzel, pan-fried breaded pork loin.
The schnitzel is all made fresh when it's ordered, and you can really taste the difference.
Each schnitzel entree comes with a salad and a choice of side.
The most popular pick is spätzle, freshly made egg noodles, which are sometimes topped with cheeses or a sauce.
German Diner also serves bratwurst, chicken dishes, and pasta entrees like chicken alfredo...
... but whatever you decide on for dinner, make sure you save room for dessert.
Mirjam is also a fantastic baker, baking cakes daily from German recipes. You can even custom order them for special occasions.
German Diner is open Monday - Wednesday for dinner (from 4 - 8:30 pm), Thursday - Saturday for lunch and dinner (11:30 - 8:30).
The eatery is closed on Sundays.
German Diner has quite a following, but it certainly doesn’t look like much from the outside. This just proves you should never judge a restaurant by its unassuming exterior.