Lanesboro, Minnesota has had a long history of German immigration. For this reason, somewhere around 40 percent of the population is made up of German immigrants and their descendants. The rich cuisine of Germany has greatly influenced many Lanesboro restaurants, and other restaurants in small towns nearby. Some were even specifically created to display delicious, traditional German cooking and baking. These places are especially popular with German-American families, because it's a way to explore their roots. Sauerkraut, sausages, bratwurst, beer, and Polka music are just a few of the tasty and entertaining things you may find in German Lanesboro restaurants. Here are a few fantastic German restaurants suggested by BBOnline.
Das Wurst Haus German Village and Deli
117 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949
Step out of your Lanesboro Bed and Breakfast, and head to Das Wurst Haus German Village and Deli for an authentic German treat. Your mouth will be watering with all of the savory, homemade items on the menu. Everything from breads to sauerkraut, mustards, fudge, soups, meats and sausages are prepared by hand. The creamy potato salad is probably the best in town, so be sure to try it. Live polka music is provided for your enjoyment and for you to really get in a German mood. It's almost as if you're in Germany! On a warm day, there's nothing better than an ice cold root beer made from scratch at Das Wurst Haus. Overall, this is an excellent choice for a nice meal, and BBOnline recommends it as the best, most authentic German restaurant in Lanesboro.
Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe
202 Parkway Ave N
Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949
If sweet treats are your passion, don't miss the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe. Filled with delicate pastries from countries all over Europe, including Germany, this cozy store will get you hooked. Fresh apple and cherry streusel, and sweet baked German kuchen, or cake, are just a few of the perfectly created desserts from Germany. There are chocolate filled pastries, cream filled pastries, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, nut filled pastries and pastries overflowing with fruit filling. Another of the specialties of the Lanesboro Pastry Shoppe are their intricately made European breads and sweetdoughs. Unlike most Lanesboro restaurants, it's open every day at 7a.m., you can even buy a sweet little German pastry for breakfast. The staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable, especially for all the work and skill it takes to make pastries.
Through the Grapevine
129 S Grant St.
Houston, MN 55943
Located a little ways outside of Lanesboro, in Houston, is an exceptional German restaurant called Through the Grapevine. Owned and operated by Rosie Buege, a German immigrant with much talent in cooking up delicious German dishes, this restaurant is well known among German-Americans. Most people agree that it's the best German food to be had in the area. Rosie uses as many ingredients grown locally as possible in her dishes, which makes the food not only more delicious, but more ecologically responsible. You'll have to drive a bit to get to Through the Grapevine from your Lanesboro Inn, but it's completely worth the trip.