8 Authentic German Restaurants in Berlin (That Are Also Affordable)

Hungry and heading to Berlin? Check out these eight restaurants that offer classic German fare at affordable prices.

Schnitzel and bratwurst are just the beginning of authentic German cuisine. The next time you go to Berlin, make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy some of the most authentic and affordable restaurants in the city.

Check out these eight Berlin restaurants that serve up classic German food that won’t break your travel budget. 

Mogg

On your next trip to Berlin, check out Mogg, a deli located in a former Jewish girls’ school. You’ll find matzah ball soup, New York cheesecake, and the deli’s famous smoked pastrami on the menu. Seasonal salads are also available if you’re looking for a lighter option. 

While this deli is on the more casual side, at Mogg you’ll be able to experience the historic architecture of the building that features both modernist and art deco design. Plus, it’s pretty cool to eat lunch inside a building that’s been around for almost 100 years (since 1927!).

Alt-Berliner Wirsthouse Henne

Speaking of old establishments, Alt-Berliner Wirsthouse Henne has been around since 1908, so you know they’re doing something right. Famous for its legendary crispy fried chicken, this restaurant (which is more commonly known as “Henne”) is located only five meters away from the Berlin Wall. 

After you get your sightseeing in, head to Henne for a delicious meal. With plenty of German beers on tap, you’ll enjoy your dining experience here, even if there’s a wait. 

Konnopke’s

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Currywurst, or sausage seasoned in a curry tomato sauce, is a popular dish across Berlin and one you can find all over the capital city. But if you’re looking for the best, you can find it at Konnopke’s, which has been around since 1930. 

For a bargain price, diners can enjoy a wide variety of both traditional and innovative German dishes, such as krautwurst, knackwurst, bratwurst, boulette, and bockwurst. The restaurant even offers a vegan currywurst for the health-conscious (or environmentally-conscious) diner.

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Kumpel & Keuel Speiswirtschaft

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Vegetarians, beware – this is not the restaurant for you. Kumpel & Keule Speisewitschaft began as an artisan butcher shop but has branched out into offering a (pricey – not quite a bargain) sit-down restaurant. 

The quality of meat is extremely important to the team here, and they’re obsessively devoted to each step of the production process. There are no mass-market standards here: if you’re ready for a meaty meal to spend a little more, visit Kumpel & Keule Speisewitschaft.

Eins444

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Here’s another dining option that’s not quite a bargain but will deliver what you’re looking for if you seek authentic German cuisine. Housed in a former distillery, Eins444 offers up looks in addition to taste

Tiled entirely in white (up to the ceiling), the restaurant has preserved the building’s industrial atmosphere. The team uses seasonal ingredients in their dishes, so the menu regularly changes. Look for gourmet dishes like the black beef onglet and the pigeon breast if you decide to spend a little more and head to Eins444.

Joseph Roth Diele

If you’re a literature lover, don’t miss out on Joseph Roth Diele, a restaurant that honors the Jewish writer of that name. Decorated with pictures of the author and copies of his books, this bistro offers both atmosphere and a delicious, hearty, authentically German menu

Choose from a variety of sandwiches, dumplings, goulash, lentils, and other dishes to enjoy while you peruse the author’s works. Enjoy a drink from the bar — as Joseph Roth Diele also liked to do — while you appreciate the atmosphere and learn about the writer.

Marjellchen

With its distinct regions, German cuisine has several different flavors. Taste the traditional Prussian cuisine at Marjellchen which is a comfortable restaurant serving high-quality, affordable dishes that are popular in the region.

Try the pickled beef, the Konigsberg meatballs, the bacon and crab potato soup, or whichever dish tickles your fancy. The service is reliably excellent, and the atmosphere is traditional without being stuffy or stale. You can’t beat the prices at Marjellchen, either, making this restaurant a must on your list.

Lebensmittel in Mitte

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While Berlin is located in the north of Germany, you don’t need to leave the capital city to experience south German food. At Lebensmittel in Mitte (a central district in Berlin), try the traditional south German schnitzel with white asparagus, or enjoy other classic German dishes like spatzle, maultaschen, schnitzel, or schweinebraten. 

At the same time, keep an eye out for seasonal delicacies. The team at Lebensmittel uses plenty of fresh ingredients and their menu changes to reflect this. Pro tip: make sure you try Lebensmittel for lunch rather than dinner, and if you go in the summer, you can sit outside and enjoy a beer on the patio.

No matter what your budget is, you’re sure to find a restaurant in Berlin that offers traditional German fare – if that’s what you’re looking for. There are plenty of Turkish and Syrian restaurants to choose from if you want to try other types of cuisine while you’re in Berlin!

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