Stuttgart restaurants provide many of the local Swabian delicacies. This is a wine-growing region, so you’re sure to find some alongside the usual beer-and-sausage meals.
In this traditional Stuttgart stew, you’ll find a combination of Spätzle, beef, potatoes, onions and other vegetables.
Spätzle, an ubiquitous German treat, is especially popular in Stuttgart. It consists of a flour dough with eggs and salt. Most restaurants will serve this as a side dish, and even the main course.
This doughy treat is made from bacon cubes, steamed onions, eggs, sour cream and other spices. It is the traditional accompaniment to the autumn wine.
Another Swabian specialty, this dish is a bread pocket filled with bratwurst, hamburger, onions, eggs, spinach and parsley. It is usually eaten with a side of potato salad.
The Stuttgart region is famous for its wine, so a sample of this Wüttemberg specialty is a must. The Trollinger is particularly popular. You’ll recognize it by its bright red color and the unique “vierteles” handled glass it is served in.
Delice (Hauptstädter Straße 61)
The Delice is a vaulted basement Stuttgart restaurant and an excellent choice for those who enjoy an ever-changing menu. Each week, there is something new to enjoy at this German-Austrian themed spot. The wine list is exhaustive. You’re sure to find something from almost anywhere in Europe.
Bierhaus West (Mark Seidenstraße 20-40)
If your tastes are a bit more down-to-earth (and budget-friendly), then a stop at the Bierhaus West may be just for you. This Stuttgart restaurant offers traditional Swabian food and beer.
Gastätte zum Paulaner (Calwer Straße 45)
A favorite of both locals and tourists, the Gaststätte zum Paulaner is a place to try some of the local Paulaner brew. Outdoor seating is available on a terrace during the summer. You’ll find all the German staples at this Stuttgart restaurant: sausages, potatoes, sauerkraut and beer.
Zur Weinsteige (Hohenheimerstraße 30)
Both Swabian and international fare are served at this painstakingly designed restaurant. With the theme of German crafts and goods, you’ll see hand-blown glass and intricately carved columns as you enjoy the local dish and some regional wine.