Restaurants in Kaiserslautern
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In the middle of the Palatinate, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Palatinate Forest - and dominated by two outstanding buildings, the "Rathaus" (town hall) and the legendary football stadium of FC Kaiserslautern (Kaiserslautern vacation rentals | Kaiserslautern travel guide) - lies the city of Kaiserslautern, which is widely known as K-Town.
If you are planning a visit to the Palatinate, or go on a business trip leading you to Ramstein-Miesenbach (Ramstein-Miesenbach vacation rentals | Ramstein-Miesenbach travel guide), then we would like to recommend five restaurants in Kaiserslautern, which we know from various visits to the city.
Restaurant Spinnrädl in Kaiserslautern
One of the most prominent restaurants in Kaiserslautern is the
Spinnrädl (Spinning Wheel), to be found in the oldest, and only half-timbered, house of Kaiserslautern. It offers the typical dishes of the Palatinate: Saumagen (pork belly), Schlachtplatte (different meats), Leberknödel (liver dumplings) with sauerkraut, Zwiebelkuchen (onion cake) in the autumn and asparagus in the summer. Lunch, called Mittagessen or Stammessen, is cheaper than dinner. Vegetarians, too, will find a wide selection. Being in the middle of the Palatinate, a look at the wine menu is highly recommended. The restaurant is open every day, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Restaurant St. Martin - Kaiserslautern
Do you prefer to sit outdoors? The beer garden on St. Martin's Square, in the shadow of trees, beside the fountain, is one of the most beautiful inner-city spots in summer. The restaurant there is also called St. Martin. It's open from breakfast to dinner and serves typical German cuisine (once again, having a look at the daily special's first is worthwhile), but also Italian and other international specialties.
You don't necessarily have to go for a full meal, either; it is just great to simply sit there, have something to drink and enjoy the day.
Cantina Mexicana - Kaiserslautern Einsiedlerhof
hot contrast, we'd suggest Cantina Mexicana in Kaiserslautern Einsiedlerhof.
They have nachos, frijoles, chili, burritos and enchiladas. Where fish dishes are concerned, unfortunately there's not much more than Tilapia.
Those who can't decide on a particular dish can also get a combo - small portions of the dishes on the regular menu. This way, two people could easily try 6-8 different dishes.
Real Mexicans may like it spicier than the dishes here are, so you'll be welcome to use some additional Tabasco or chile pepper.
This is one of the more unusual restaurants in Kaiserslautern. Bistro Saigon is easy to miss - but once found, a real find. It offers original Vietnamese dishes for truly great prices. In the summer, it's also a nice place to sit outside. The website, strangely enough, doesn't give the address. Here it is: Schmiedstraße 2 - 67655 Kaiserslautern Tel. +49 631-4126329
Restaurant Julien - Kaiserslautern
For the vegetarians who don't want to go to one of those stereotypically alternative, extra-healthy restaurants, the Julien is an excellent choice. It is a French restaurant with typical Bistro cuisine and Alsatian specialties, but always offers a menu of vegetarian dishes of the season. The great menus, unfortunately, are only for those who do eat fish or meat. Thanks to the dessert menu, though, even vegetarians can design their full range of courses. Julien is open only in the evenings, from 6 p.m. Bon appétit!
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