Best German restaurants in Toronto

There’s a large German community in Toronto and plenty of German restaurants to choose from. From authentic beer halls to a menu filled with perfectly fried schnitzel, Toronto is no stranger to Bavarian cuisine. Grab the sauerkraut, because here are the best German restaurants in the city. [Photo of Otto’s Bierhalle by Alexandra Caufin]


609 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M5

You can’t get more German than WVRST. The popular German beer hall, located in the King West neighbourhood, is known for its massive selection of craft brews and ciders, as well as its unique sausage selection. WVRST also sells duck fat fries, which are the go-to side!

Town Crier Pub

115 John St, York, ON M9N 1J9

Town Crier is the epitome of a traditional German bar. The pub is home to more than 50 beers on tap and traditional German cuisine. The menu features German potato pancakes, Oktoberfest pretzels, chicken schnitzel and more!

Otto's Doner

256 Augusta Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2L9

Home to Toronto’s best currywurst, Otto’s Berlin Doner focuses on German street food. The popular currywurst is available in pork and a seasonal option that is valued at market price. There is also a long list of German beers.

Schnitzel Queen

138 Longboat Ave, Toronto, ON M5A 4G3

Schnitzel Queen specializes in schnitzel, a traditional German meal of breaded pork that is usually fried. It offers schnitzel by itself, in sandwiches or as a dinner with a side of potato salad and sauerkraut. The restaurant first opened 35 years ago, and has become an institution in the Queen East neighbourhood.

Little Bavaria German Restaura

3222 Eglinton Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1J 2H6

Some of the most authentic German food in the city, Little Bavaria is out in Scarborough. It offers 11 different kinds of schnitzel and has German brews on tap. The lively little restaurant will transport you to Germany, and you don’t even need your passport!

Otto's Bierhalle

1087 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H3

Otto’s Bierhalle is a lively restaurant located on Queen West. Dine on traditional German cuisine for dinner during the week and brunch on weekends. Enjoy schnitzel and waffles, bratwurst, rouladen and more. It wouldn’t be a beerhall without the beer – it has more than 20 beers on tap.

Gianna's Pies and Patties

1554 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6R 1A6

Grant van Gameren’s latest restaurant venture is an Eastern European inspired tavern for the masses. The Tennessee Tavern is packed with Bavarian foods like schnitzel, pretzels, an assorted pickle plate and kielbasa.

Bier Markt

67 O'Neill Road, Toronto, ON M3C 0H2

The OG beerpub, The Bier Markt has always paired its massive beer selection with a German-inspired menu. Enjoy sausage platters, schnitzels, house-made pretzels and more on the recently revamped menu! There are multiple locations throughout Toronto.

Schnitzel Hub European Bistro

1415 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1Y7

Located in midtown, Schnitzel Hub focuses on Eastern European cuisine, offering some of the best schnitzel in the city. The German influence can be seen throughout its menu, with items like goulash soup, spaezle, Oktoberfest sausage and more.

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