Updated – May 2021
One of the hardest things of being an expat is that you miss all the good food and drinks you actually grew up with. Some are just incredibly delicious, others are giving you this special “Heimatgefühl” – this special fond memory that you have when you think about where you come from or grew up – expats will know what I’m talking about here!
But, do not despair, there are plenty of ways to get your “fix” here in Colorado.
This list of restaurants that offer Austrian/German type food was compiled by brainstorming on the Facebook page Austrians in Denver and Colorado – thank you all for your input!
Located on 13th Street in Boulder it’s a rustic, Czech-style place offering a wide beer menu & traditional eats, plus live music & Karaoke. Famous for its variety of German beers like Warsteiner, Paulaner & Koenig Ludwig, Pilsner Urquell. Go there to find your Bavarian Spätzle, Curry-Wurst and Jäger Schnitzel. Oh, and don’t forget the Apple Strudel!
245 S Harlan St, Lakewood, CO 80226
Located on Harlan Street in Lakewood. It’s a small eatery, similar to a German ”Imbisstube” and sits about 20 people. Gaby is a happy-go-to lady with great sense of humor. She offers home-style cooked meals and cakes.
6620 Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80003
Located on Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada. It’s a mix of Polish, German & Czech dishes on the menu with typical family recipes with an old-county vibe.
14197 E Exposition Ave, Aurora, CO 80012
A European vibe mixes with classic German fare & plentiful beer at this longtime restaurant/deli. Helga is serving Rouladen, Sauerbraten and lots more of typical German food.
298 Hanson Ranch Rd, Vail, CO 81657
It’s a fairly new place run by a German family offering typical German and Austrian food, such as Schweinshaxe, Kaiserschmarrn, Brotzeitbrett and Käsefondue.
100 E Meadow Dr STE 25, Vail, CO 81657
This German-Austrian restaurant established in 1974 also serves housemade pastries plus beer & wine. It was taken over by the same German family end of September 2018 that also runs the Almresi!
231 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657
Pepi’s is the restaurant that is part of the Hotel Gasthof Gramshammer, established in the 60s by Pepi, a famous Austrian ski racer and his wife. Wiener Schnitzel, Jägerschnitzel, as well as the typical Käsespätzle Allgäuer Art are waiting for you.
20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO 81657
Vail is located inside the Sonnenalp Hotel and offers traditional European Cuisine. According to their website, Authentic regional hearty favorites such as Schnitzel and delicious fondues make the Swiss Chalet a delectable dining experience rich in flavor and aroma.
Colorado Springs area:
5913, 31 Iowa Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
From the typical Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel to Bratwurst ad Frikadelle Uwe’s German Restaurant seems to be an affordable way to get your German food “fix”
34 E Ramona Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905
It’s fairly big restaurant serving authentic old world German cuisine. With an impressive selection of Cakes and tartes (Linzer Torte and Sacher Torte included!) and a nice Biergarten it’s a great option to hang out on a Sunday afternoon. But you’ll get German specials including Weinbergschnecken! (Escargots) Flammkuchen and Kartoffel Pfannkuchen.
With owner Patty, hailing from Berlin, you can find a German food you typically find in an Imbiss in Germany or Austria! Döner Kebab, Schnitzel Brötchen and Curry wurst are ready for you together with a Streussel kuchen! – Update May 2021: It looks like the owner is now only operating out of a food truck.
As this is an ever-changing and growing list, please leave a comment if you happen to know of any addition to this list! We would love to know it and update this list.