Best German Food In The Detroit Area

November 5, 2011 2:15 PM

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Looking for the best of the Wursts? Feel a hankering for some schnitzel? Try these spots.
jacobysbar Best German Food In The Detroit Area


Jacoby’s German Biergarten

624 Brush Street
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 962-7067

Located on Brush just a couple of blocks from the GM Building, Jacoby’s bills itself as Detroit’s oldest saloon. Name a beer, and they more than likely have it. A full lineup of German staples on the food menu.

mertzs Best German Food In The Detroit Area


Metzger’s German Restaurant

305 N Zeeb Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
(734) 668-8987

Find an extensive drink menu including Bavarian Coffee and Liebfraumilch wine. Warsteiner beer was on the rotating tap of the month at the writing of this article. Fans recommend the Spatzen appetizer which is noodle-like dumplings served warm over sauerkraut and smothered with onions and melted, aged Swiss cheese for $5.99. The menu is chock full of other traditional dishes like schnitzel and stuffed cabbage rolls.

dakota Best German Food In The Detroit Area


The Dakota Inn Rathskeller

17324 John R St
Detroit, MI 48203
(313) 867-9722

This place is special for the fun atmosphere. Opened in 1933 by Karl Kurz and handed down to his grandson Karl E. Kurz it’s one of the local favorite German restaurants in Detroit. Be prepared to sing-along to some classic songs like the Schnitzelbank song. Don’t worry if you don’t know the words. They’re up on the wall karaoke style. Try the cheese and sausage board, potato pancakes and the sauerkraut combo plate! Can somebody tell me what a schnitzelbank is?

heidelberg Best German Food In The Detroit Area



215 North Main Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
(734) 663-7758

Want to drink in a basement? Trust me, that’s not a knock on one of the best bars in Ann Arbor. Heidelberg has stood the test of time, and The Rathskellar downstairs is a great place to meet and mingle. The Alpine Dining Room is top notch, though most of my time has been spent trying to empty the boot downstairs.

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  • Eric Podzorski

    Metzger’s in Ann Arbor has much better food than the Heidelberg.

  • Van

    (Vergessen Sie nicht) Don’t forget Detroit’s famous, Dakota Inn. Really excellent food, der Schnitzelbank and great piano sing alongs and a really great staff! Prost

    • JorgeMSU

      Great suggestions Van and Eric!

  • Kyle Schafer

    Richter’s in Dearborn is pretty good, too. There isn’t much for the esthetic, but the food is solid, and the German beer selection is nice.

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