1. House of Gerhard
- Address: No 3927 75th St, Kenosha, WI 53142-4307
- Phone: +1 262-694-5212
Gerhard Dillner came to the United States from his native Germany in 1954 seeking wider opportunities for himself and his young family. His dreams were built on skills as a chef; skills he had acquired since the age of fourteen when he became an apprentice in Kiel, Germany. Gerhard and his wife Ruth, saw their dreams become a reality when the House of Gerhard opened its doors in 1964 and rapidly earned a reputation for outstanding German-American Cuisine. Continuing the tradition begun by Gerhard and Ruth are their daughter and son-in-law Angie and Dick Rudin and their children Sabine and Kyle. The House of Gerhard offers wonderful food and service in an enchanting atmosphere filled with old world charm. From Schweine-Haxe to Filet Mignon, the menu features authentic German cuisine as well as American favorites. Famous Prime Rib of Beef is served daily and is truly the best around! The House of Gerhard makes every occasion one to remember - Birthdays, Anniversaries, Group Luncheons or get-togethers with family and friends. Join for a truly wunderbar dining experience!
- Address: No 7650 W Irving Park Rd, Norridge, IL 60706-2108
- Phone: +1 708-452-6040
Edelweiss German-American Restaurant is one of Chicago’s favorites. It has been a family-owned dining destination for over 30 years. The menu features an impressive array of traditional, well-crafted German specialties along with classics like the American steak, chicken and seafood dishes. The Edelweiss also carries some of the finest Bavarian beers in the world. In Bavaria, nothing compliments summer more than fresh air and cold beer enjoyed with friends! Open spring through fall, their Biergarten is the perfect place to do just that while enjoying one of wonderful pretzels or authentic dishes. Be sure to check the calendar and join one of the Biergarten parties during the summer event series.
- Address: No 1041 N Old World 3rd St, Milwaukee, WI 53203-1301
- Phone: +1 414-271-3377
Mader’s was founded in 1902, before the Wright brothers first flight and before Henry Ford’s Model T. A porterhouse steak or roast duckling dinner were priced at 20 cents. Lunch was four cents. A stein of beer was three cents. If you drank two steins of beer, your lunch was free. 120 years later.. to this day, Mader’s Restaurant is still entirely family owned and operated. Indeed this is a blessing to the city of Milwaukee in the preservation of heritage establishments. Mader’s continues to receive accolades. The readers of every publication in our state ranks Mader’s as “Best Ethnic Restaurant:” The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin Trails, Shepherd Express, Milwaukee Magazine, and Exclusively Yours. It was a clean sweep. The Trip Advisor community polls hundreds of millions of users, and Mader consistently receives the “Award of Excellence” with 4.6 out of 5 stars.
4. Von Rothenburg Bier Stube
- Address: No N116 W15863, Germantown, WI
- Phone: +1 262-293-3098
For nearly 20 years, Germantown’s Von Rothenburg Bier Stube has been an integral part of the community and paid homage to the area’s German heritage with its authentic design, 10 draft German beers and activities. Here at Von Rothenburg Bier Stube, they have many options to accommodate your private party needs. From family-style, to a Five-Course plated meal and everything in between, Von Rothenburg Bier Stube has the flexibility and creativity to host your group for a luncheon or evening to remember! With a gorgeous facility, exquisite cuisine, formal service, and private dining hours, they have the recipe to give your guests the exclusive star-treatment. Please email them your request today, and will contact you to formulate the perfect event to impress your colleagues, clients, family, and friends.
5. Mark's East Side
- Address: No 1405 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton, WI 54911-3910
- Phone: +1 920-733-3600
Mark’s East Side has been family owned and operated since 1967. The original building was built in 1948 as a restaurant, called the Normandie. After 19 years, 3 different owners and a couple of fires, the then closed restaurant was purchased by Mark’s parents, Bill and Jan Dougherty in July 1967. They reopened the restaurant and changed the name to “Chef Bills”. Bill (a long standing area chef) ran the kitchen and Jan ran the front of the house for fifteen years with much success and two expansions to the building.
6. Al & Al's Steinhaus
- Address: No 1502 S 12th St, Sheboygan, WI 53081-5244
- Phone: +1 920-452-5530
Al's Stein Haus has been a family owned and operated Sheboygan dining destination for over 58 years. They serve breakfast & lunch all day in the tavern. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday in the Stein Haus Dining Room. Stop by for Sunday Brunch from 10am - 1:30pm. Al & Al's is the proud home of the most authentic Oktoberfest in the area for 10 years running! The first weekend in October every year. Al's is now offering soup to go! Try one of the delicious soups in your own home. Serve it to your friends! Serve it to your family! Take it to work! Tell everyone you made it! They don't care. It's delicious and they wouldn't blame you for taking credit. Pick up at Al & Al's hot or cold. Soup of the day offerings will be posted daily on our facebook page, or you can call us at 920-452-5530. Call ahead for larger orders.
7. Kegel's Inn
- Address: No 5901 W National Ave West Allis, Milwaukee, WI 53214
- Phone: +1 414-257-9999
Established in 1924, Kegel’s Inn serves up delicious traditional dishes of authentic German food and is one of the best places to catch a Friday Fish Fry in Milwaukee. The building is a historical landmark and sports a casual and friendly atmosphere that cements lasting memories. Join in the dining room or out in the Beer Garden. They also have Friday Fish Fry Drive Thru and take-out for those who still aren’t ready to mingle. Come and experience from 4:00pm to 8:00 pm (Tue - Sat).
8. Essen Haus
- Address: No 514 E Wilson St, Madison, WI 53703-3431
- Phone: +1 608-255-4674
Essen Haus, Madison’s authentic German restaurant & trinken halle, invites you to take a trip to Germany without ever leaving Madison. Experience German food, beer and culture from the time you arrive until the time you say Auf Wiedersehen. Essen Haus proudly features 16 rotating German tap beer selections (available in half-liter steins, full liter mugs and the famous 2 liter boot), a wide variety of bottled imports, German & American cuisine, live oompah music and a friendly staff dressed in dirndls & lederhosen. A perfect location for banquets, holiday parties, special events or simply a fun night out.
- Address: No 2251 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625-1903
- Phone: +1 773-784-8777
In these ever changing times, Himmel’s Chicago is here for you. In-person dining is available or give us a call and order some delicious German comfort food for pick-up! Delivery is available via GrubHub. When you walk into a restaurant, they want you to feel like you are at home. The amazing wood-burning oven is the first of its kind in the city of Chicago. The oven is straight from Rome and has been making authentic pizzas and breads for more than 15 years. The flavor profile this culinary vessel brings to pizza is so spectacular; they just couldn’t let other foods get jealous. So they started to experiment and found that their specials have been such a hit, they wanted to make them a more permanent fixture.
10. Bavarian Bierhaus
- Address: No 700 W Lexington Blvd, Glendale, WI 53217-4981
- Phone: +1 414-236-7000
Willkommen Freunde und Nachbarn! For nearly four generations, The Bavarian Inn was proud to host weddings, blood drives, bake sales, Milwaukee's original Oktoberfest, Munich New Years and other community events as diverse as the remarkable patchwork of nationalities that give Milwaukee its unique charm. Nestled in Old Heidelberg Park, roots are in the 1920’s when the German Clubs of Milwaukee leased land on n Port Washington Road. The park, soccer fields, and clubhouse were finally completed in 1967. Since then, the site has been host to Milwaukee’s biggest – by far – and most authentic Oktoberfest and is the home of Milwaukee’s world-renowned Bavarian Soccer Club.
Hopefully with the above suggestions, you will find yourself a reliable place to enjoy and immerse yourself in the European-style space and be served in the most thoughtful way!