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Recommended restaurants on Germany's Romantic Road


Bad Mergentheim (Romantic Road)
Victoria, Poststrasse 2-4
This luxurious spa hotel has one of the best restaurants in the area. A very nice place for a special lunch.
Phone:  07931.5930
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V

Ettal (Bavarian Alps)
Edelweiss, Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 3 (next to the monastery)
If it's lunchtime after your visit to Kloster Ettal, grab a table on
the terrace of this cheerful restaurant. And save room for dessert.
Phone:  08822.4509
Credit cards accepted:  

Garmisch (Bavarian Alps)
Flosserstuben, Schmiedstrasse 2, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
This cozy restaurant offers good Bavarian ambience, hearty international dishes such as goulash, and German staples like sauerbraten.
Phone:  08821.2888
Hours:  11:30AM to 2:30PM and 5PM to 10PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.20EUR

Posthotel Partenkirchen, Ludwigstrasse 49, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Generally regarded as one of the best restaurants in the area, the Posthotel's restaurant is in an atmospheric 500-year-old cellar. The continental cuisine is sophisticated and well prepared.
Phone:  08821.93630 Reservations required
Hours:  noon to 2PM and 6PM to 9:30PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   12.80EUR

Reindl's Restaurant, in the Partenkirchner Hof, Bahnhofstrasse 15,Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Many believe this top-notch restaurant is the best in town. You'll find dishes with a lighter touch than the usual German fare, professional service, and a charming dining room.
Phone:  08821.580.25
Hours:  noon to 2:30PM and 6:30PM to 11PM daily; closed from mid-November through mid-December
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   14.45EUR

Riessersee, Reiss 6, two miles from town
This small lakeside restaurant is a great spot for lunch on the way back from Zugspitz.
Phone:  08821.954.40
Hours:  8AM to 9PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, MC, V
Main Courses From:   6.14EUR

Heidelberg
Biermuseum, Haupstrasse 143
Beer lovers will find more than 101 different varieties at this convivial pub.
Phone:  06221.210.44
Hours:  Monday through Friday 10:30AM to midnight; Saturdays and Sundays 10:30AM to 1AM
Credit cards accepted:  

Café Journal, Haupstrasse 162
Pour over the latest magazines from all over Europe and drink a beer at this popular café.
Phone:  06221.244.19
Hours:  8AM to 1AM
Credit cards accepted:  

Konditorei-Café Schafheutle, Haupstrasse 94
Break up your sightseeing with light meals, pastries or afternoon tea in the garden of this centrally located café.
Phone:  06221.146.80
Hours:  Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 7PM; Saturdays 9AM to 6PM
Credit cards accepted:  
Main Courses From:   7.70EUR

Kurfenstenstube, in Der Europaische Hof hotel, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage1
Heidelberg's premiere dining room offers immaculately prepared French specialties. World-class service, a killer wine list, and genuine old-world elegance.
Phone:  06221.5150
Hours:  Noon to 3:30PM and 6:30PM to 11:30PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   25.60EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  42EUR

Kurpfalziches Museum Restaurant, in the museum, Hauptstrasse 97
With its gurgling fountain, the museum's courtyard offers a peaceful spot to have lunch.
Phone:  06221.240.50 Reservations required
Hours:  Noon to 2:30PM and 6PM to 10PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9EUR

Vetters Alt-Heidelberger Brauhaus, Steingasse 9
This brewery/butcher shop has great brewed-on-the-premises beer, and truly fresh sausages.
Phone:  06221.165.850
Credit cards accepted:  No

Zum Ritter St Georg Hotel Dining Room, in the hotel, Haupstrasse 178
This magnificent Renaissance building has two dining rooms: the Great Hall or the Coucillors Chamber. In either place, you get great German cooking in beautiful surroundings. If venison is one the menu, get it.
Phone:  06221.135.0
Hours:  Noon to 2PM and 6PM to 10PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.20EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  19.45EUR

Zum Roten Ochsen (Red Ox Inn), Haupstrasse 217
This rowdy student tavern opened in 1703. Since then, it's hosted Mark Twain and just about everyone else. Look for the students' initials in the old oak tables.
Phone:  06221.209.77
Hours:  11:30AM to 2PM and 5PM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  No
Meals From:   10.75EUR

Zum Sepp'l, Haupstrasse 213
Very much like Zum Roten Ochsen, this student pub is the place when the other is closed for lunch, or for the night.
Phone:  06221.230.85
Hours:  10AM to 1AM daily
Credit cards accepted:  
Meals From:   7.70EUR

Zur Herrenmuhle, Haupstrasse 237-239
This tavern in Heidelberg's old town offers French influenced food in 17th-century surroundings.
Phone:  06221.129.09
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 5:30PM to midnight
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   24EUR

Hirschorn (Neckar Valley)
Hirschhorn Castle, Auf Burg Hirschhorn, Route B37
This castle hotel offers splendid views of the Neckar River and good food.
Phone:  06272.1373
Hours:  8AM to 10AM, noon to 2PM and 6PM to 9:30PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE. DC, MC, V
Meals From:   40.90EUR

Mittenwald (Bavarian Alps)
Restaurant Arnspitze, Innsbruckerstrasse 68
This Bavarian chalet at the edge of town offers the best meals in Mittenwald.
Phone:  08823.2425
Hours:  Thursday through Monday noon to 2PM and 6PM to 9PM; no lunch on Wednesday
Credit cards accepted:  
Main Courses From:   15.40EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  23EUR

Munich
Alois Dallmayr, Dienerstrasse 14-15
The history of this legendary delicatessen dates back to 1700. It's a foodie's paradise with delicacies from all over the world.
Phone:  089.213.5100
Hours:  Monday through Wednesday 9:30AM to 7PM; Thursdays and Fridays 9:30AM to 8PM; Saturdays 9AM to 4PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   15.40EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  25.60EUR

Altes Hackerhaus, Sendlinger-Strasse 75
Beer has been brewed here since 1570. There's a nice courtyard and good country cooking.
Phone:  089.260.5026
Hours:  Until midnight daily
Credit cards accepted:  No
Meals From:   12.80EUR

Augistiner Keller, Arnulfstrasse 52
This 19th-century restaurant is owned by Augustiner, one of Munich's best-loved breweries. Hearty, German food, fresh beer, and a raucous atmosphere ten minutes walk from the Hauptbahnhof. Seats 5,000.
Phone:  089.594.393
Hours:  10AM to 1AM; serving food until 10PM
Credit cards accepted:  No

Aumeister, Sondermeierstrasse 1
This beer garden along the northern edge of the Englischer Garten is a lovely spot. Very popular.
Phone:  089.325.224
Hours:  Tuesday through Sunday 9AM to 10PM
Credit cards accepted:  

Boettner's, Pfisterstrasse 9
Right in the heart of Munich, this restaurant first opened in 1901. Still going strong 100 years later, it offers French-influenced dishes that are lighter than the usual.
Phone:  089.2212.10 Reservations required
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 11:30AM to 3PM and 6PM to 10PM; open afternoons in summer
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   24.60EUR

Chinesischer Turm, in the Englischer Garten
This is Munich's original beer garden, and in many ways one of the most enjoyable. With live oom-pah bands and 7,000 seats, it's like nothing you've ever seen.
Phone:  089.383.8730
Hours:  10AM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  
Meals From:   8.20EUR

Hirschau Biergarten, in the Englischer Garten
Past the Isarring Road in the Englischer Garten, this beer garden is a little more relaxed than the Chinesicher Turm.
Credit cards accepted:  

Hofbrauhaus, Platzl 6
Its fame means its full of tourists, but Munich's best known beer hall is fun if you have the right attitude. There's music every night, food is cheap, and there's never a dull moment.
Phone:  089.221.676
Hours:  9:30AM to 11PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  
Meals From:   5.20EUR

Hofbraukeller, Innere Wienerstrasse 19
Voted "Best City Beer Garden" in 1998, the Hofbraukeller has fresh beer, sprawling chestnut trees, and fewer tourists that the Hofbrauhaus. It's also smaller and less rowdy.
Phone:  089.459.9250
Hours:  10AM to 10PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  

Kafers am Odeonsplatz, Odeonsplatz 3
One of Munich's most successful restaurateurs, Michael Kafer heads this stylish restaurant and popular piano bar. The emphasis is on fish.
Phone:  089.290.7530
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V

Konigshof, in the Hotel Konigshof, Karlsplatz 25
The views of the Karlsplatz are almost as enjoyable as the continental cuisine.
Phone:  089.5513.60 Reservations required
Hours:  Noon to 2:30PM and 6:30PM to 10PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   24.60EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  74.20EUR

Preysing Keller, Wiener-Strasse 6
Very nice German food with a light touch, served in a 16th-century cellar.
Phone:  089.481.015 Reservations required
Hours:  Closed Sundays
Credit cards accepted:  No

Tantris, Johann-Fichte-Strasse 7, Schwabing
Arguably Munich's best restaurant, Tantris makes up for a lackluster location and interior with superb nouvelle cuisine. Its chef was rated the best in Germany in 1994.
Phone:  089.3619.590 Reservations required
Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday noon to 3PM and 6:30PM to 1AM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Fixed Price Menu From:   120.20EUR

Nordlingen
Meyer's-Keller, Marienhohe 8
There are actually two restaurants here, one serving hearty German cooking at reasonable prices. The other side is more adventurous and makes the most of fresh local ingredients.
Phone:  09081.4493
Hours:  Tuesdays 5PM to 11PM; Wednesday through Sunday 11AM to 2PM and 5PM to 11PM
Credit cards accepted:  AE, MC, V
Main Courses From:   13.30EUR
Fixed Price Menu From:  23EUR

Oberammergau (Bavarian Alps)
Alte Post, Dorfstrasse 19, 82487
This cute little chalet in the center of town has a rustic dining room with very good Bavarian cooking.
Phone:  08822.91.00
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Baumeisterhaus, Obere Schmiedgasse 3
Located in a 16th-century house, this romantic restaurant has the most beautiful courtyard in town. Roast suckling pig is a specialty here.
Phone:  09861.947.00 Reservations required for the courtyard
Hours:  11:30AM to 2PM and 6PM to 9PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V
Main Courses From:   12.80EUR

Eisenhut Hotel Restaurant, Herrengasse 3-5
One of the finest hotels on Germany's Romantic Road also has one of the best dining rooms. It's a three-story affair and there's also a terrace right on the river.
Phone:  09861.7050
Hours:  Noon to 2PM and 6:30PM to 9:30PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, DC, MC, V

Rattstube, Marktplatz 6
This lively tavern right on the market square is jumping from 9AM, when the locals stop in for coffee. Simple Franconian cooking.
Phone:  09861.92411
Hours:  Monday through Saturday 9AM to 11PM; Sundays noon to 6PM
Credit cards accepted:  MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.20EUR

Restaurant Barenwirt, in the Hotel Baren, Hofbronnengasse 9
Rothenburg's other fine inn dates from the 16th century. The restaurant has been recognized as one of the best in Germany. Service, food, and wine are all absolutely first rate.
Phone:  09861.944.10
Hours:  11:30AM to 2PM and 6PM to 9PM daily
Credit cards accepted:  AE, MC, V
Main Courses From:   9.70EUR

Schwabisch Hall
Hotel Garni Scholl, Klosterstr. 2-4
The terrace café of this hotel overlooks the town's beautiful marktplatz.
Phone:  0791.97550
Credit cards accepted: