A smorgasbord of sausages, their popular German potato salad, and a deli-style lunch menu has made this eatery a year-round standard for locals.
20 Ball St., Black Mountain, (828) 669-5255
The Bavarian Restaurant and Biergarten
German Master Chef “Doc” Homburg has 50 years of experience in authentic Bavarian cuisine. Pair a selection from the wild game menu with a cocktail made with one of the many imported liquors.
332 Weaverville Hwy., Woodfin, (828) 645-8383,
Black Forest Restaurant
Get a taste for genuine German cuisine of the Black Forest region with the House Favorite, a meaty sampler platter of knockwurst, bratwurst, jaeger schnitzel, and smoked kassler ripchen and Sauerbraten. 2155 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, (828) 687-7980, www.blackforestasheville.com
Old German Schnitzel Haus
Try the Schweinelendchen mit Waldpilzen, pork tenderloins served with wild mushrooms in a light cream sauce, and one of 25 imported German beers and wines. 403 U.S. 70 S.W., Hickory, (828) 294-2002,
Enjoy the old-world charm and comfort of a bed-and-breakfast along with
homemade Austrian pastries and other German specialties.1491 Memorial Hwy., Lake Lure, (828) 625-0093, www.gaestehaussalzburg.com