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Düsseldorf restaurants are well-known for their local hearty cuisine and famous Alt beer. Don’t leave town until you have sampled a few of the traditional dishes at one of the city’s popular, crowded and fun-filled restaurant breweries.
This famous Rhenish dish includes pickled roast beef with stewed apples. It usually spends a few days marinating in vinegar and other spices before it is ready to serve.
While the English name of this meal may bring a smirk to your face (it means “one half of a cock”), this delicious dish will leave you smiling. Made with a dark rye bread, cheese and mustard, this is a traditional tasty treat.
Himmel un Ääd
It means heaven and earth and you might find it difficult to disagree. This traditional dish consists of blood sausage and onions with apple-mashed potatoes.
As hard as it is to speak out aloud, Äädze Zupp is a thick pea soup that is also typical of the local cuisine.
No one can leave Düsseldorf without trying their signature brew. The Altbier is a dark beer that has a pleasant mellow flavor and can be found everywhere in the city.
Düsseldorf’s Old Town, by the way, is jokingly called “the longest bar in the world” for all their pubs and bars offering this local beer.
Zum Schlüssel (Bolkerstraße 45)
Zum Schlüssel is a popular Düsseldorf restaurant with both tourists and the local residents. Its location towards the center of town makes it a good choice for visitors. Its extensive menu, tasty food and reasonable prices keep the locals coming back for more. They even brew their own beer on the premises.
Im Füchschen (Ratingerstraße 28)
This Düsseldorf restaurant is another brewery-cum-eatery. If you’re in the mood for the local cuisine — liverwurst, pork and onions, cheese and of course, some Alt beer — then this is the place to go. There is a fun, lively atmosphere in the Füchschen.
Uerige (Bergerstraße 1)
And yet another addition to the restaurant-brewery club is the Uerige. Fill up on the hearty Rhenish selection of food and sample even more of their celebrated Alt beer.