The 5 Best German Restaurants in Edmonton

Best German Restaurants in Edmonton

By Emma Fraser

Maybe you’re craving some authentic German beer or you want to fill your belly with the comfort and sweetness of rote grütze. Well, you can get that and more in the best German restaurants in Edmonton.

Whether they’re grilling up tasty bratwursts or some cheesy käsespätzle, these places are great go-to’s for traditional German fare. We also picked restaurants suggested by many international cuisine enthusiasts and locals who like some good grub and even better service.

Without further ado, here are the best German restaurants in Edmonton!

1.  Haus Falkenstein

Haus Fulkenstein Restaurant
(Source:Haus Fulkenstein)
BEST FOR  German Cuisine
PRODUCTS http://www.haus-falkenstein.ca
WEBSITEhttp://www.haus-falkenstein.ca
ADDRESS15215  111 AVE NW Edmonton, AB T5M 2R1
CONTACT DETAILS780 483 5904 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

What’s amazing about Haus Falkenstein is that they serve delicious schnitzels that will sate your cravings for sausages. In fact, they hold the World Guinness Record for the largest variety of fresh pan fried Schnitzel available.

They also offer great picks such as goulash, potato croquettes, and more. What makes their dishes so authentic is that the main spices they use are imported from Germany.

Given their willingness to go the extra mile for customers, it’s no doubt they have a place in this list of the best German restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Gluten-free options
  • Large portions of schnitzel
  • Wide selection of beers

Customer Reviews 

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Amazing schnitzel! You have to reserve in advance as they make the schnitzel earlier that day and only serve fresh. Lots of variety in toppings, would recommend the green peppercorn or white asparagus with hollandaise. Really liked the sides, we tried the potato salad, sauerkraut, cabbage and croquettes. Good variety in German beer. Place seems to have a following of regular customers and I can see why. Will be back!

—C Klein, Google Reviews

I’ve been looking for wiener schnitzel place in Edmonton for a long time. I know there’s a few places already, but this one completely specializes in it. Portions are generous and the taste is on point. This place is a well kept secret!  I’ll be making a return trip!

—Charles C, Google Reviews

 

2.  Continental Treat Fine Bistro

Continental Treat Bistro Food
(Source: Continental Treat Bistro)
BEST FOR  German Cuisine
PRODUCTS http://www.ctfinebistro.com
WEBSITEhttp://www.ctfinebistro.com
ADDRESS10560 82 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2A4
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 433-7432 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Continental Bistro serves a slew of dishes from Eastern and Central Europe, as well as a wide variety of beers from different parts of Europe. From perogies to Spätzle style pastas and different types of soup, you’ll enjoy their servings.

They also pride themselves on the number of gluten-free options they have. With incredible offerings as well as a reputation for paying attention to the dietary needs of customers,they’re a good pick for one of the best German restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Huge selection of alcohol
  • 100% Glutten free
  • Catering available

Customer Reviews

Check out what makes them so beloved for customers:

My husband and I tried the restaurant for the first time.  We were more then pleasantly surprised.  Gluten free can be hit or miss and this was definitely a hit!!!  The food was more then delicious!  Pickle soup, seriously a game changer.  I want that everyday!  The atmosphere is calm and relaxing and the service was very pleasant.  We will definitely be back!

—Dana, Google Reviews

So I am a person that eats out a far bit and I always say my one requirement is a bar – I generally dislike taking up a table for one, I have also judged Continental Treat from the outside, I thought it would be a kinda fake-fancy restaurant, the kinda place where the server was snooty, the food was expensive and not great – well I have COVID closures to thank for PROVING ME WRONG! Thanks in large part to my amazing server (Alice? Alicia?  who is just perfect I had an amazing time. The food was really great, I think that dill sauce can go on everything. Started with a cocktailtini wish was exactly what you would expect, had the chicken schnitzel and some of the house chardonnay which was more than great.

And props to the owners for doing their best to hold body and soul together in these times – family business like this deserve our support.

—Mark McLennan, Google Reviews

 

3.  Bauernschmaus Restaurants

Bauernschmaus Restaurants' Food
(Source: Bauernschmaus Restaurants)
BEST FOR  German Cuisine
PRODUCTS https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bauernschmaus-Restaurant/104314856287192
WEBSITEhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Bauernschmaus-Restaurant/104314856287192
ADDRESS6796 99 St NW # 6796 Edmonton, Alberta T6E 5B8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-433-8272
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Bauernschmaus Restaurants have so much good food to offer their customers. Their traditional German fare includes beef stroganoff, schnitzels, and specialty coffee and desserts.

They have a wide selection of wines that can be enjoyed in the great atmosphere that the restaurant provides. Alcoholic drinks are plentiful, from draft beers, ales, wines, and cocktails.

With a selection of well-made meals and great customer services, they’re one of our picks for the best German restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Specialty desserts
  • Great ambiance
  • Wide menu offers

Customer Reviews 

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

This site is my number one place.  Of all restaurants I know I favor it most. I always suggests to my friends to go to that place. when  I feel like having a good dinner, this place comes instantly to my head. outstanding and varied  food and a rich cuisine.generous staff, and pleasant ambience. Not less important, the charge is reasonable. I tell about this place with no hesitation.

—Rene Warren , Google Reviews

The food was very good it was very authentic and had lots of options to choose from. I had the paprika schnitzel with the Vienna pasta which is essentially schpatzel. All the meals come with a salad and bread.

The service was friendly and you could feel that this was a family run business which I appreciate. The one complaint I have is we came here for lunch and it took around half an hour to get out food other then that I have absolutely no complaints.

—Dylan Smith, Google Reviews

 

4.  Barb & Ernie’s Old Country Inn

Barb & Ernie's Old Country Inn Food
(Source:Barb & Ernie’s Old Country Inn)
BEST FOR  German Cuisine
PRODUCTS http://oldcountryinnedmonton.com
WEBSITEhttp://oldcountryinnedmonton.com
ADDRESS9906 72 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 0Z3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 433-3242 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Barb & Ernie’s Old Country Inn is unique in a sense that they’re more diner-style than the others on this list. Nevertheless, you can indulge in your favorite German comfort food here whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Since this place is more of a discreet hole-in-the-wall restaurant, you’ll enjoy the quietness of this joint. They offer goulash, rouladen, sauerbraten, pierogies, German platters, and even a German buffet.

They have chicken and vegetarian options for those with dietary concerns, and their strudels and black forest torte will tickle your sweet tooth. Their low-key yet great service and food definitely make them one of the best German restaurants in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Vegetarian options
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Wide selection of menu items

Customer Reviews 

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

Really enjoyed our experience here at the buffet! Everything was homemade and very tasty. Really enjoyed the schnitzel and sausages. The green sauce was great too. The owners and employees were very kind and accommodating, it felt like we were eating at a friends house. And the dessert selection was very big!

—Johnny Choi, Google Reviews

This is probably the best German I’ve had in years. Definitely check it out on the weekend buffet. Rolladen spaetzle and schnitzel, I don’t know if I’ve ever seen all three of those offered in a single buffet before. I also liked that the dessert options were very small so you can try many. If you have a chance definitely check it out because it is phenomenal

—Occa, Google Reviews

 

5.  Cartago

Cartago Food
(Source:Cartago)
BEST FOR  German cuisine
PRODUCTS https://www.cartagoyeg.com
WEBSITEhttps://www.cartagoyeg.com
ADDRESS8204 106 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6A 1J1, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 587-524-4242 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Next on our list of the best German restaurants in Edmonton is Cartago.

Their restaurant offers charcuterie boards and high-quality German beer so you can hang out here and drink with your friends. The ambiance of this place is relaxed and friendly, perfect for those chill Friday nights.

They have unique spins on German cuisine and barchow, so you want something a little modern yet familiar enough to be comforting, this is the perfect place to go.

Highlights

  • High-quality German beer
  • Low-key and secluded
  • Brunch options

Customer Reviews 

Take a look at what people are saying about their service:

Great food and ambience! Saw this place on the news so I decided to try it out. Food did not disappoint at all, everything was amazing. Even met the manager Katy and she was really nice and introduced herself. Also, loved the great selection of beers available here. Will definitely come back again and recommend this place to friends and family!

—Mateo Gudelj, Google Reviews

Cartago is an amazing neighbourhood find! Their food was delicious and the menu is unique and fresh. I came for lunch, so I didn’t try anything off their incredibly long drink menu, but I’ll definitely be coming back for a late night drink sometime soon! The service was wonderful as well, all in all a great experience!

—Clara Hildebrand, Google Reviews

 

And our list for the best German restaurants in Edmonton ends on a high note! Whether you want pretzels, goulash, or a tall glass of pilsner with a frothy white head, these best German restaurants in Edmonton definitely won’t disappoint.

Are there any other great options that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

Oh and if you want to get something for brunch instead, check out our list of the best brunch spots in Edmonton. In fact, we have a lot of other best restaurant roundups, so check those out if you want to experience what Edmonton has to offer in terms of cuisine!