There are so many fun things to do in Leavenworth, Washington! A big part of the experience is enjoying all of the INCREDIBLE food there.
This Bavarian-themed town has great German food and so much more! I’m sharing more about the best places to eat and drink during your visit to Leavenworth.
An Outdoor Table With a View at Rhein Haus
707 US-2 unit f, Leavenworth, WA
A Bavarian inspired restaurant with great views of the lights downtown and fire tables!
Normally I would not want to eat outside when it’s cold but everything is more magical with fire and lights.
We were very comfortable outside during our meal. My boys didn’t even wear a jacket in true teenager fashion.
There was an indoor seating option but I’m so glad that we sat outside.
You will definitely want to start with the Haus Pretzel as an appetizer.
The pretzel comes with one sauce and you can purchase additional ones to try. The options are mustard, beer-cheese fondue, horseradish cream cheese Obatzda, and chocolate ganache. I recommend ordering a few sauces to try!
During our visit, we tried the Habanero cheddar wurst, Lamb and beef Doner, and the Rhein Brat served with fries with curry ketchup
Save room for the Pearl sugar waffle made with apricot compote, vanilla ice cream, and candied pecans.
Enjoy an Outdoor Meal at Munchen Haus Bavarian Grill and Beer Garden
709 Front Street Leavenworth, WA
“Where the Northwest Meets Bavaria,” Munchen Haus is an outdoor eatery and beer garden with a relaxed atmosphere and great food.
This is a great budget-friendly option for families. You order your food and then find an outdoor table or get carryout.
There is a HUGE assortment of toppings for your sausage. The hardest part is narrowing down your choices from all of the unique mustards and different kinds of ketchup.
I really liked “Hans’ Jalapeño & Cheddar.” There are veggie wurst options and pretzels, soups, and sides available too.
Munchen Haus has plenty of craft beer and wine options to-go along with non-alcoholic drink options.
Enjoy a Burger at Bavarian Bistro and Bar
801 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
Located on the second floor, Bavarian Bistro and Bar has traditional German cuisine and fantastic burgers.
During our visit, I tried the Blackberry Jalapeno Burger made with Smoked Provolone, pecan bacon, black pepper aioli, blackberry jalapeno sauce, LTO, with a fried jalapeno.
All of their burgers are 100% AKB (American Kobe Beef), served with house fries and comeback sauce.
My boys ordered cheeseburgers and my husband opted for their Reuben sandwich.
They also had a wonderful chocolate lava style dessert that we shared.
Healthy Options at Yodelin Broth Company
633 Front St #1346, Leavenworth, WA
If you are in the mood for healthy options with a conscience you will want to check out Yodelin Broth Company.
Their mission is to “Cook the healthiest food to inspire the mind and body. Build a restaurant that creates community and equality for all and cause no unnecessary harm to the environment.”
And their convictions are evident by what they will and won’t do:
- No Plastic Straws, No Plastic Wrap & No Ziplock Bags
- No Teflon Pans
- 100% Electric Kitchen, No Fossil Fuels
- Organic GMO-FREE Safflower Oil
- No Pan Spray, Pan Sprays contains Propellent (propane)
Make sure that you also add an order or two of their classic garlic bread to your order. Trust me! I can’t remember the exact names of our menu items but there was salmon involved and each option was delicious!
There is plenty of outdoor seating while you enjoy incredible food and drinks with a view.
Find Your Favorite Bavarian Food at Andreas Keller Restaurant
829 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA
Located below street level, Andreas Keller serves traditional, homemade Bavarian food and imported draft beers.
Taking pride in their food and “heavy helpings of Gemütlichkeit,” aka friendliness and good cheer.
There is plenty of seating inside and during our visit we opted to wait for a cozy booth.
We started with Giant pretzel with cheese and local IPA.
If you have dietary limitiations youll appreciate that they have an extensive Gluten Free menu.
My boys tried the Wiener schnitzel and my husband tried the Bavarian Beef goulash made with cubes of tender beef in a hearty brown sauce, served with homemade spätzle noodles.
Their Schnitzel Cordon Bleu is their most popular breaded pork cutlet. It’s stuffed with smoked pork, Swiss cheese, and a hint of our homemade mustard. Then it’s topped with our delicious homemade cream sauce and served with Spätzle noodles.
Andreas Keller is also known for their desserts but we were so full from dinner that we didn’t have any room. So plan ahead if you have a sweet tooth.
Discover a Fusion of Latin Flavors at SOUTH
913 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
Known for fresh, modern, Latin Food and drink, SOUTH was our first meal in Leavenworth SOUTH set the bar for a high food standard and amazing visit.
A lot of SOUTH’s menu is inspired by their travels and culinary adventures that honor the local Latin food and drinks as prepared in their home territories.
They also use recipes from the following places:
- Mission District
- San Francisco
They have 5 types of salsa made fresh daily, GMO-free corn tortillas, and hormone and antibiotic-free meats. Their chips are amazing and so are their salsas, bean dip, and green sauce.
I tried La Revolución Burrito because I love spicy food. Its made with Spicy habanero BAP-certified shrimp, red onion, imported cheese, melted on the griddle, and rolled into a flour tortilla with seasoned white rice, black beans & Peruvian green sauce, served with chips & cabbage salad.
My husband opted for the Carnitas plate made with Michoacan style succulent chunks of pork caramelized on the outside, tender on the inside served with a molcajete, warm tortillas, black beans & seasoned rice.
I highly recommend making a stop for a meal here during your visit.
Try “North Cascade Cuisine” at Pavz Cafe- Bistro
833 Front Street, Leavenworth WA
Pavz Cafe-Bistro’s menu features both year-round selections and a rotation of seasonally based menu items made with local/regional ingredients.
During our visit, we tried their lobster quesadilla, Pasta bolognese, Cuban sandwich, and French Dip sandwich.
They’ve adjusted their menu since our visit but I’m confident that you can’t go wrong with any of their options.
The Strawberry Nutella crepe is still on the menu and I highly recommend it.
“Old World” Flavors at Visconti’s Italian Restaurant
636 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
Using fresh and local ingredients, Visconti’s offers menu items that honor the “Old World” tradition and flavors.
We tried the chicken fettuccine and the Lemon Crab Linguine made with Dungeness crab, cream, lemon zest, and chopped parsley.
My husband also ordered Pollo alla Parmigiana that’s breaded & baked in marinara and mozzarella. Visconti’s also has a variety of pizza, wood-fired menu items, and pizza along with local and international wines.
Find Your Favorite Cider Leavenworth Cider House
939 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
Leavenworth Cider House has a relaxed, family friendly atmosphere and a great selection of ciders to try.
I LOVE anything with spice and discovered my new favorite cider, Channel Marker Cider habanero lime.
You’ll find an assortment of ciders that are local, regional and global perfect for any cider enthusiast.
Stop for a Sweet Treat at Gingerbread Factory
829 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
Shaped like a real gingerbread house on the inside, The Gingerbread Factory is the perfect stop for a cookie, dessert, or pastry.
Of course, they have a variety of great gingerbread cookies too.
It has hard narrowing down our choices but we ended up with Ginger oatmeal white chocolate, ginger snap, and traditional cookie.
They also offer glutten free options, shakes, ice cream, and espresso too.
Taste Cheese From Around the World at The Cheesemonger’s Shop
819 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
The Cheesemonger’s Shop offers a wide variety of imported and domestic cheeses.
You’ll find an assortment of Swisses, Goudas, and Cheddars. They have flavored and soft cheeses as well as cheeses made with goat and sheep milk.
The Cheesemonger’s Shop also offers a nice selection of international gourmet food items in addition to their cheeses.
A Carnivore’s Dream at Cured
636 Front St C, Leavenworth, WA
After you find your favorite cheeses at Cheesemonger, make sure that you stop at Cured for an incredible selection of meats, sausages, and salami. Many items are perfect for a snack in between meals.
Enjoy a Flight at Blewett Brewing Company
911 Commercial St, Leavenworth, WA
Blewett Brewing offers handcrafted pizza and small-batch brews that can be enjoyed in-house or taken to go.
They have a nice outdoor patio within steps of an incredible mountain view.
725 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
While you are in Leavenworth you need to stop for a glass of Gluhwein, (warm mulled wine) at the WooHoo Winery Tasting Room. This is another family-friendly option to visit with tables for guests with board games.
935 Front St, Leavenworth, WA
You’ll find beer from Icicle Brewing Company offered at lot of different restaurants in Leavenworth.
You can visit the source at the Icicle Brewing Company Production Facility and Tasting Room with plenty of seating both inside and out.
Caffeinate at J5 Coffee
215 9th St, Leavenworth, WA
We love to find a great local coffee shop when we visit a destination.
J5 didn’t disappoint with hand crafted drinks made with an organically grown espresso blend.
I opted for the bourbon maple latte and it was delicious!
Breakfast at The Enzian Inn
590 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA
One of the best parts about staying at the Enzian Inn is there breakfast! Enjoy mountain views while you eat homemade pastries including delicious cinnamon rolls, omelets and more.
Guests are also treated to the playing of the Alphorn each morning.
Which Restaurant in Leavenworth, WA Do You Want to Visit First?
Now your hardest decision will be deciding where to go first.
This article is in partnership with the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. All opinions are my own.