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Best places to eat in Dresden

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Best places to eat in Dresden


There are many restaurants to choose from in Dresden. Don't settle for chain restaurants that you can find anywhere. Take in the specialties of Germany in one of Dresden's finest restaurants. Here are some of the best restaurants in Dresden.



Watzke Ball & Brauhaus: Kötzschenbroder Str. 1, 01139 Dresden, Germany

This 19th-century restaurant and in-house brewery is a popular place to dine and dance. The second floor has a ballroom that features regular dance events. The in-house brewery opened in 1996 and produces beers such as Watzke-Pils, Altpieschner Spezial, and rotating seasonal beers. The unique unfiltered beer produced at Watkze moves directly from the storage tank to your glass. At Watzke's, you can enjoy traditional German favorites, including their house-made sausage specialties. The Watzke Ball & Brauhaus is a great place to wind down with some good German food and unique beer in a friendly atmosphere.


Kurfürstenschänke - Historisches Gasthaus:  An der Frauenkirche 13, 01067 Dresden, Germany

At Kurfürstenschänke, you can enjoy Bohemian-Saxon specialties and modern dishes in one of three dining areas. In the basement, enjoy the rustic, old-world tavern (Zechkeller). A cozy dining area is found on the ground floor. A first-class restaurant can be found on the first floor. In addition to their fine food selection, Kurfürstenschänke offers handmade sodas and wines from the Elbe River Valley. 

Bistro T1: Kraftwerk Mitte 4, 01067 Dresden, Germany 

Bistro T1 takes up the former gatehouse of an old power plant. This 1930's-style self-serve bistro offers breakfast coffee and newspapers, lunch, afternoon cakes and evening finger foods. Enjoy one of their many local wines in the outdoor seating area. 

Zum Schiebhaus: Am Schießhaus 19, 01067 Dresden, Germany 

Zum Schiebhaus is a rustic wine/beer tavern that serves traditional Saxon food. In the summer months, you can enjoy outdoor seating while the kids run around the adjacent playground. If you visit, be sure to try their genuine Saxon Quarkkaulchen, a pancake-shaped dumpling made with quark cheese. 

Brennessel: Schützengasse 18, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Brennessel is very close to the Zwinger. With cozy, courtyard seating, this vegetarian restaurant specializes in fresh food from small local farms.  

Kulturwirtschaft: Kraftwerk Mitte 1-32, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Kulturwirtschaft is coming to Kraftwerk Mitte in early 2020. This restaurant will feature an interesting mix of modern and baroque decor. Themed lunch and dinner menus will feature select wines from Saxony.

Aussere Neustadt

Lila Sosse: Alaunstraße 70, 01099 Dresden, Germany

Lila Sosse is a funky, fun pub restaurant that serves modern German specialties. Their menu is a combination of items sold in jars and daily special entrees. Lila Sosse offers an English menu and their servers are fluent in English. Order some of their jarred items to share and then enjoy one of their traditional specials, such as bratwurst or Weiner schnitzel. 

Pfunds Molkerei: Bautzner Str. 79, 01099 Dresden, Germany

Head to the second floor above "The Most Beautiful Dairy in the World" to find Pfund's Molkerei restaurant. Pfund's features a huge selection of domestic and international gourmet cheeses served with freshly baked baguettes. At Pfund's, you can enjoy white wines from Meissen and red wines from Bulgaria. If you visit Pfund's, be sure to try one of their house-made ice cream specialties or the local specialty cake Dresdener Eierschecke.

Innere Altstadt

Grand Cafe Coselpalais: An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Germany

Grand Cafe Coselpalais is one of the most popular restaurants in Innere Altstadt and for good reason. At the Grand Cafe Coselpalais, you can dine in a baroque palace built from 1765. In the elegant Grand Cafe, you can enjoy upscale French and German dishes and wine specialties. The Cafe is known for its incredible specialty coffee and cake selection. During the summer months, check out the terrace in the courtyard where you can take in the historic atmosphere of Dresden as you dine.


Restaurant Stresa: Augsburger Str. 85, 01277 Dresden, Germany

Restaurant Stresa features a modern menu that strongly focuses on regional dishes. Restaurant Stresa offers everything from tasting plates to three-course meals. The menu regularly changes with the availability of local ingredients. If you are a vegetarian, check out Restaurant Stresa's full vegetarian menu. An English menu is available and the friendly servers are fluent in English.

While taking in the sights of Dresden, be sure to include meals at any of Dresden's fine restaurants. Not only can you fill your belly with delicious food, but you can enjoy another side of Dresden's culture. With so many options, there is something for everyone at these places to eat in Dresden.