Leavenworth is one of the most unique destinations in the Northwest. This picturesque Alpine-inspired village offers a slice of Bavaria in Washington. Whether you are looking for upscale European-inspired cuisine, or brats and sausages served in a lively beer garden, Leavenworth has something for everyone.
We’ve put together a list of some of the best spots to sample some German delicacies. We guarantee you will not go hungry in Leavenworth. Guten Appetit!
Andreas Keller stays true to Bavarian traditions with classics like schnitzel, pickled herring, goulash, and a variety of würst served with German potato salad and sauerkraut. They also offer daily specials, gluten-free and vegetarian options, a menu for kids and seniors, and an impressive selection of imported draft beers! Locals and visitors alike love Andreas Keller for their food, lively setting and heavy helping of Gemütlichkeit – the state or feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.
This casual, family-friendly (dogs are welcome, too!) authentic Bavarian grill and beer garden features charbroiled sausages, ciderkraut, an impressive selection of specialty mustards, and beer from local Icicle Brewing Company. They also have veggie wurst options!
This restaurant has something for everyone – from hand-crafted cocktails to a wide selection of Pacific Northwest craft beers and ciders, as well as a variety of German and European imports, to house-made German schnitzels and sausages, and some of the best burgers in the valley. We love their Bacon Jam Dog – grilled bratwurst, sauteed mushrooms, bacon jam, black pepper aioli, dijon mustard – washed down with a pint of lager. Prost!
Located in the heart of Leavenworth, Rhein Haus features modern, house-made takes on Bavarian classics like pretzels, wursts and schnitzel. All ages are welcome to come enjoy the views from their outdoor biergaten overlooking the town plaza! Well-behaved dogs are welcome on the patio, too! Their entire menu (including beers & cocktails) is available for takeout if you prefer to eat and relax back at your cozy Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging vacation rental.
We love the fabulous views and family-friendly ambiance at Gustav’s. They have over 30 taps offering an impressive variety of regional and imported beers, and some of the best burgers in town. Ask the server for a beer recommendation that will pair with their delicious Bratwurst Patty Burger – bratwurst sausage patty, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, sauerkraut, mustard sauce, served on a pretzel bun.
Celebrating a special occasion, or in the mood for a little romance? Mozart’s Steakhouse offers fine dining in a romantic and charming setting. Choose a seasonal delicacy from their thoughtfully curated menu, and a bottle of wine from their 1,6000-bottle wine cellar, and toast to another perfect day in Leavenworth.
No trip to Leavenworth is complete without a stop at this little bakery with a big heart. They have a delicious assortment of freshly baked cookies, pastries, scones and loafs, but we recommend ordering their gingerbread cookies. We love their soft iced gingerbread hearts – a gingerbread cookie with buttercream frosting, and always pick up a slice (or loaf!) of their old-fashioned classic gingerbread to enjoy in the morning with a cup of coffee.
Book Your Stay with Us
Looking to book your perfect home base while exploring the charming town of Leavenworth? We’ve got you covered! You can view our Leavenworth Collection online at Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging or at MeredithLodging.com. We hope to see you soon! Remember to come hungry and thirsty!