5 restaurants + 1 market where you can get authentic German food in Huntsville

Brat from The Casual Pint
The Casual Pint serves a wide selection of brats on Bavarian pretzel buns. (The Casual Pint on Facebook)

As the largest city in Alabama, Huntsville is a melting pot of international influences. Below, read about 6 places where you can find authentic German food, from a 50-year-old traditional German spot to newer eateries with German influences.

1. Hildegard’s German Cuisine

Hildegard's German Cuisine in Huntsville
Hildegard’s German Cuisine has served authentic German food in Huntsville for more than 15 years. (Hildegard’s German Cuisine on Facebook)

With 8 varieties of schnitzel and almost as many selections of authentic German sausage, Hildegard’s German Cuisine has been a go-to for Huntsville locals for more than 15 years now.

Location: 2357 Whitesburg Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-2PM and 4PM-8PM
Website | Facebook

2. The Nook

Tuesday night is German Food Night at The Nook. The menu changes from week to week and features classics like rouladen, Zigeunerschnitzel and Jägerschnitzel with sides like pan fried potatoes, cucumber salad and sauerkraut.

Location: 3305 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Monday, 3PM-11PM; Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-11PM
Website | Facebook

3. Ol’ Heidelberg Cafe

Ol' Heidelberg
Ol’ Heidelberg is located on University Drive and has a wide selection of German foods. (Ol’ Heidelberg)

Ol’ Heidelberg has been Huntsville’s German food go-to for half a century now. Visit their University Drive location or pick up your meal curbside—the restaurant is also licensed to sell beer and wine to go. See what one of our content producers ordered when she visited last summer.

Location: 6125 University Dr, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday, 10:30AM-9PM; Friday-Saturday, 10:30AM-9:30PM
Website | Facebook

4. The Casual Pint

Casual Pint pretzels
Try the Casual Pint’s Bavarian Pretzel Sticks with Beer Cheese for an appetizer with German flair. (The Casual Pint on Facebook)

Located just off the main stretch in the Village of Providence, the Casual Pint is a craft beer shop that offers a selection of German-style sausage and beer cheese dishes.

Location: 2 Off Broadway St NW, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday 11AM-10PM; Monday-Wednesday 12PM-10PM; Thursday 12PM-11PM; Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM
Website | Instagram | Facebook

5. Neon Lilly Eurasian American Cuisine

Neon Lilly Schnitzel
Neon Lilly offers selections inspired by Poland, Germany, Kazakhstan and more. (Neon Lilly on Facebook)

Neon Lilly offers a range of “Eurasian” foods, including selections from Poland, Ukraine, Armenia and more. Try the restaurant’s take on classic German schnitzel, the Schnitzel Europa, for a taste of Germany.

Location: 325 The Bridge St Suite 101, Huntsville, AL 35806
Hours: Sunday 11AM-3PM; Tuesday-Friday 10AM-9PM; Saturday 11AM-3PM and 5PM-9PM
Website | Instagram | Facebook

6. European Market

German rye
Find authentic German foods, like this German-style rye, at European Market. (European Market on Facebook)

Find everything from German sausage to snacks and candy at European Market, a Huntsville grocery store that offers a unique selection of international items.

Location: 2745 Bob Wallace Ave SW Suite B, Huntsville, AL 35805
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM
Website | Facebook


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Emily Phillips
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