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Top four German restaurants in Houston

Jason Martinez

HOUSTONGuten tag, Houstonians! Did you know that if you live in Houston and you crave some authentic German food, you don't have to fly all the way to the good ol' Deutschland? Sit tight, for we have provided you with a list of the top four best German restaurants in town. Fangen wir an!

1. Rudi Lechner’s German Restaurant

Grilled sausage plateRudi Lechner's German Restaurant

Located at 2503 S Gessner Rd, Rudi Lechner's German Restaurant is ready to serve hungrige customers from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Established in 1976 as a casual German-Texan restaurant, they serve traditional German, Austrian, and Hungarian cuisines such as pretzel, various kinds of schnitzel, and the Hungarian goulash.

"…Along with very delicious, authentic n quality Austrian/German/Hungarian dishes here, you also get jumbo-sized orders with a great amount of protein, carbs, and veggies which can really be very filling. Great service on this visit as well…" — Michael C. on Yelp.

2. King's Bierhaus

Gourmet sausage and roast chicken with sauerkrautKing's Bierhaus/Facebook

Open from Monday - Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., on Thursdays from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., King's Bierhaus is located at 2044 E T C Jester Blvd.

They serve a wide range of homemade traditional German dishes from sausages, schnitzels to Bavarian fried pickles. They also have a sweeping option of 30 draft beers to choose from. In King's Bierhaus, you can enjoy Oktoberfest every day at any time of the year!

"Awesome service and a great selection of German beer. The food was great. There is a small cozy garden in the back I highly recommend you check it. This is favorite place for me. Also they aren't Covid nazis, which a plus in my book." — Paul C. on Yelp.

3. Watershed

Smoked turkey club sandwichWatershed/Facebook

Located at 4820 W Bellfort Blvd, Watershed ready to serve you from Monday to Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Watershed is a scratch kitchen that serves American, German, and continental cuisines. They also have 30 taps of craft beers. Their menus include käsepätzle, sausages, schnitzel, spaetzle, and many more.

"I don't often leave reviews, but as someone who often misses her great-grandmothers German cooking on a regular basis: this place won my heart!! I live in San Antonio, smack dab in the Texas "German Belt" and can't find food this authentic…" - Kelly P. on Yelp.

4. Heights Bier Garten

Meat and cheese platterHeights Biergarten/Facebook

Open every Monday to Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Thursday from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Heights Bier Garten is located at 1433 N Shepherd Dr. Ste 1.

Their bar offers an exceptional selection of 94 beers on tap, a full bar, and a large selection of food, including appetizers, homemade entrees, tasty burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Heights Bier Garden is also dog-friendly.

"Heights Bier Garten is a happy hour staple in my life. The cocktails are so good, and the fact that they're half off during happy hour…Overall, the food here is much much better than your standard bar food." — Alaina S. on Yelp.

So meine Freunde, are you ready to have an early Oktoberfest with me? Gehen wir!

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