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Best German Food In The Atlanta Area

September 19, 2012 6:00 AM

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Whether it’s bratwurst, schnitzel or pretzels that tickle your appetite, you’ll find the best and most delicious in these authentic German restaurants. Not hungry? No problem – German beers are second to none. Make finding your favorite a personal mission.

Bernhard’s Bread Bakery LP
1592 Atlanta Road SE
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 218-1153
bbbakery.com

Pitched as a traditional European bakery, Bernhard’s Bread Bakery LP certainly has some of Germany’s best culinary offerings. Liverwurst, German sourdough, brotchen and German meatloaf are just a few of the mouthwatering items on the menu. Bernhard’s even has wheat and yeast-free selections for those with food allergies. Whether sit down or carry out, there’s something for every meal of the day.

Der Biergarten
300 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
(404) 521-2728
derbiergarten.com

The ambience and atmosphere at Der Biergarten is so authentic that you could be forgiven for thinking you had been beamed into Bavaria. With a huge variety of genuine liter-sized beers, which will probably take several visits to sample the full selection, it also runs weekend and mid-week beer tasting sessions, perfect for an after-work get together. Bratwursts for all tastes are a key feature on the menu but for those with a sweeter tooth, pretzels and delicious strudels are attention-getters.

Related: Best Beer Selection/Beer Halls In Atlanta

The Village Corner
6655 James B. Rivers Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
(770) 498-0329
germanrestaurant.com

The Village Corner is a “full service bakery, restaurant and tavern specializing in German food.” Its cozy dining room and Bavarian-style tavern are so authentic and welcoming, it’s like your new European vacation home. Weekly specials add delicious seasonal selections to the comprehensive regular menu and you’ll definitely never leave hungry. The German pancakes from the lunch menu are sure to become a favorite, while the specialty Sauerbraten – marinated roast beef – is simply a must-try.

Petit Auberge
Toco Hill Center
2935 N Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 634-6268
petiteauberge.com

Petit Auberge may have a French name and serve predominantly French cuisine, but the German offerings on its menu are not to be overlooked. The Bavarian Pork Roast, roasted naturally with beer and caraway sauce and then served with sauerkraut, is one of the best you’ll find. The whole family is sure to love the Bavarian Platter with bratwurst, knackwurst and roast pork – you might find yourself sharing whether you want to or not. Finish the meal off with one of the delicious desserts – perhaps a Black Forest Cake if you have room.

Kurt’s Bistro
3305 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Suite 100
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 623-4128
kurtsrestaurant.com

The ever popular Kurt’s European Steakhouse and Bistro is now fully settled at its new location in Duluth, offering the same awesome menu and service as before. Local flavors and fresh ingredients are Kurt’s trademarks and the food is complemented with a carefully selected wine list and bar. The German flavors are featured in both the appetizer and snack menu with the German potato salads in the Stuttgarter salad duo and the dangerously addictive Bavarian jumbo pretzel with dipping sauces. To follow, try the Scweinehaxe; pork shank served on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Related: Best Places To Grab A Beer In Atlanta

Katy Light is an avid home cook. She loves nothing more than using home grown and harvested produce, milk from her own goats and naturally raised meat in her recipes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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