One of the most exciting parts of any vacation is tasting the destination’s local flavors. Travel to the East Coast, and you’ll find out what makes a delicious lobster roll. In the South, discover which oil fries the crispiest chicken. Out West, you’ll learn that avocado, does, in fact, go on everything. What flavor profiles will you discover in the Pacific Northwest, though? Leavenworth, WA, is famous for its wide selection of German food. However, the best places to eat in Leavenworth also consist of prime steakhouses, authentic Italian cuisine, and so much more!
When you’re ready to start planning your food tour, request our free Leavenworth Vacation Guide. This handy tool is filled with local recommendations on where to eat, drink, play, and stay during your trip!
Your Guide to the Best Places to Eat in Leavenworth
1. Andreas Keller Restaurant
Andreas Keller is recognized as one of the best restaurants in Leavenworth. It’s a great option for authentic Bavarian cuisine. The restaurant stays loyal to its German traditions with traditional dishes, imported draft beers, and even live Bavarian music! If you’re not sure what to order, we highly recommend the classic pork wiener schnitzel or the Cream of Wein kraut soup, a famous Andreas Keller recipe!
2. München Haus
The Bavarian culture believes that great food and drinks bring people together. At München Haus in Leavenworth, WA, these ideas are upheld every day. This friendly outdoor establishment serves up some of the best locally crafted brews and German sausages in town. Plus, the laid-back atmosphere makes it a great place to relax with your friends or meet some locals.
Gustav’s is a Bavarian-themed tavern in the heart of downtown Leavenworth. The menu features selections including Bavarian sausages, deli sandwiches, hand-cut fries, and much more. Plus, you can choose to dine on the restaurant’s sun-soaked deck overlooking the mountains and the river or inside the beautiful pine-paneled three-story onion dome.
4. Leavenworth Sausage Garten
Can’t get enough German food? Make sure you stop by the Leavenworth Sausage Garten on Front Street! Here, you can choose from a variety of house-made sausages, sides, imported brews, and more!
5. Mozart’s Steakhouse
Mozart’s Steakhouse in Leavenworth is every carnivore’s dream come true! The European-style restaurant embodies the qualities of innovation, creativity, and timeless flavor. For more than 20 years, Mozart has wowed its visitors with a fine dining experience unlike any other with a seasonal menu. They also purchase locally sourced ingredients from area farmers, so you’ll enjoy only the freshest meat and seafood.
6. Visconti’s Italian Restaurant
Visconti’s Italian Restaurant in Leavenworth, WA, uses Old World methods to create authentic Italian dishes. Each time you visit, you’re sure to be treated like family by the friendly staff. The OpenTable Diners’ Choice winner uses a wood-fired oven heated at more than 700 degrees to sear meats and vegetables. This method retains the juices and flavors while infusing a smokey, applewood sweetness to just about everything that is cooked in it!
7. Fresh Burger Café
Hungry for a juicy burger and a root beer float? Then the Fresh Burger Cafe is your one-stop-shop! This family-owned diner has exploded in popularity since its opening in 2012. They serve made-from-scratch gourmet burgers, salads, soups, and specialty sandwiches. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced, and each item is cooked to order. You can bet that every bite will be bursting with fresh flavor!
8. Icicle Brewing Company
After a fun-filled day of exploring the North Cascades and the German Town of Leavenworth, nothing sounds better than an ice-cold beer. Head over to Icicle Brewing Company for some of the freshest and most delicious beers in town! The brewers at Icicle Brewing Company understand that creating great beers means using only quality ingredients, and they’re proud to share their flavorful ales and lagers with you.
9. Gingerbread Factory
Do you want something sweet to complete your food tour through Leavenworth? Stop in The Gingerbread Factory to treat yourself to something sweet and delicious! This bakery features a variety of homemade cookies, scones, sweet rolls, loaves, and espresso drinks.
10. Pine River Ranch
Did you notice how most of the options above are only open for lunch and dinner service? That’s because the best breakfast in town is right here at Pine River Ranch! Guests of our Leavenworth bed and breakfast can enjoy a delicious, house-made breakfast each morning of their stay. From our homemade scones, baked berry French toast, and croissant bake to our amazing ham and cheese omelet, you will be in heaven! Best of all, you can enjoy your meal from the comfort of your suite at Pine River Ranch.
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