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German Restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana: The Joy of Schnitzel

Though German restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana are scarce, fully one-quarter of the Circle City‘s Hoosier inhabitants can claim a German heritage. Perhaps this simply confirms how popular and well-known the existing German restaurants in Indianapolis are.

Dining estbalishments where you can get good German food in Indy are as different from one another as the individuals who run them. Follow the links for the greater Indianapolis restaurants below that serve authentic German fare, and you’ll get a good sense of the character of each.

German Restaurants in Indianapolis, Indiana and Environs

Edelweiss German Restaurant: Inside the German-American Klub facility, this gem of a restaurant can be found just south of Indianapolis proper. They offer a seemingly endless array of schnitzel, sausage, wursts and other traditional German food, in a casual, upbeat atmosphere. Open to the public, but members get a discount.
Heidelberg German Deli, Bakery and Gift Shop: Specializing in creating an enormous variety of German-style baked goods every day, the Heidelberg Haus also has a full-on German deli and over-the-top gift shop. Tables are placed here and there among the restaurant’s huge gift collection, which also serves for atmosphere. Do try the Springerle cookies, a “haus” specialty, as well as their “Oktoberfest Bratwurst.”
Rathskeller Restaurant: Here is one of the best German restaurants in the Midwest, not just Indiana. Located inside the historic Athenaeum Building in the Indianapolis downtown sector, the Rathskeller has been an active part of Indianapolis culture for generations. This famous place offers an enormous selection of imported German beer and practically every German dish you can think of, including Jaegerschnitzel, Sauerbraten and Schlacht.

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