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Feb 14, 2008 11:33 AM

Best German food

I am looking for a great German restaurant or Deli in the Seattle/Tacoma area. I live on the Olympic Peninsula, so the closer the better.

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  1. Hard to find around Tacoma . . . get in contact with the folks at Hess Bakery and Deli in Lakewood These folks are so sweet and they have amazing sandwiches. They would also know best who else might have authentic German eats

    1. In Seattle, Feierabend, Prost! and die Bierstusbe share common ownership. I have been to Feierabend and enjoyed the food, beer and atmoshphere.

      People's Pub in Ballard reportedly makes some good teutonic fare in a modest style.

      For deli items, I have heard good things about in Hans German Sausage & Deli, 717 SW 148th St, Burien, WA 98166, and of course there is Uli's Famous Sausage in Pike Place.

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      1. re: equinoise

        Not much food at either Prost or de Bierstube, if I recall correctly.

        Just your basic sausage, preztel type stuff.

        I think Feierabend has more of a selection though.

        1. re: equinoise

          I went to the Feierabend website and was disappointed to see it's only for 21 years old and over... any good German restaurants for where I can take my friend who's not over 21?

        2. There is a nice little German deli called The Continental Store at 5200 Roosevelt Way NE in the U-district. It's a little on the pricey side, and the staff are a bit um...curt, but the sausages & cold cuts are good, and they have a decent selection of German beers and canned & bottled goods, plus these fabulous giant loaves of Russian-style rye bread that come in fresh from (I think) Canada.

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          1. re: Lets_eat

            There is a Bavarian Meats place in the market. They also sell liverwurst, brats and such at some QFCs, Met Market and Central Markets.

          2. Foodbound, On Friday evenings (only) the Buttered Biscuit in Sumner does a special German meal. The meal is prepared by a Germany lady who is a friend of the restaurant. The menu is whatever she makes that week. I've lived in Germany for three years and this lady can cook. ( I would marry her, but I think someone beat me to it.) It's like you're having a homemade meal at someone's German home. If you go, get very good directions (the restaurant is hard to find) and arrive there early as she usually sells out of all food by 7:00 p.m.

            1. Since you live on Olympic Peninsula, it's not far to Poulsbo. Consider Tizley's Europub at 18928 Front St. (360-394-0080). They have schnitzels, spaetzle and rotkohl. All their sausages are from Uli's. Also a deli downstairs.