With several Oktoberfest celebrations right around the corner, we thought it only fitting to share our favorite Valley restaurants for German eats like schnitzels, sauerkraut, and sausages -- all washed down with a stein-full or two of German ale, of course.
Want the German goodness to go? Pick up freshly made German foods and imported delicacies at the German Sausage Company, Schreiner's Fine Sausage, Stanley's Polish Sausage, and Old Heidelberg Bakery (all in Phoenix).
Lederhosen hanging from the ceiling, accordion and tuba players on Fridays and Saturdays, and more dirndl-clad waitresses delivering 32-ounce schooners of dark, German dunkel than you can shake a schnitzel at, this Old Country German restaurant in Glendale is as charming as it is lively. Don't miss the Jager Schnitzel, a tender breaded pork loin topped with a luscious brown mushroom gravy, smoked pork chops, and crazy-good desserts like strudels and a sauerkraut cake.