Leavenworth, Washington, is a charming Bavarian-themed village that is a short two-hour drive away from Seattle, Washington. While Leavenworth may be known for its sausages, pretzels, and, of course, beer — this small town has a lot more to offer in terms of dining and cuisine!
While you are in this Bavarian town in the Cascade Mountains, you won’t want to miss these best places to eat in Leavenworth. Don’t worry — we’ve also included the best spots to grab a drink and places to enjoy dessert while you’re in town as well!
Coffee & Breakfast
Before exploring Leavenworth or heading into the surrounding area for hiking, camping, horseback riding, or exploring, check out one of these best places to eat in Leavenworth for coffee and breakfast.
1. Iconoclast Café + Bar
Iconoclast Café + Bar is a coffee shop, bar, and café located in LOGE Leavenworth Downtown — one of the best places to stay in Leavenworth. We grabbed coffee here one morning before exploring the town, and it was tasty! You can order lattes, americanos, mochas, and other espresso drinks at the Iconoclast Café + Bar. If you’re hungry, you can also order a Breakfast Sando, Avocado Toast, Nutella Toast, Oatmeal, or pastries, like muffins or bagels.
If you come back for lunch, they also have lunch sandwiches, like a Grinder, Caprese, and Grilled Cheese — and they also serve cocktails!
- Address: 321 9th Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM
2. The Gingerbread Factory
The Gingerbread Factory is a fabulous place to stop in Leavenworth for breakfast and coffee in the morning. The restaurant itself is adorable (it reminded me of Christmas!), but the fresh pastries are delicious. We personally loved the cinnamon roll — it was giant and could be easily shared.
Of course, if you’re a gingerbread fan, you’ll have to try the gingerbread (it is what the bakery is named for, after all!). They also offer marionberry and raspberry scones, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other goodies.
- Address: 829 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 8 AM – 8 PM
3. Bavarian Bakery
If you want to enjoy a traditional Bavarian pastry for breakfast, you’ll have to head over to the Bavarian Bakery. They serve apple strudel, croissants, eclairs, pretzels, danishes, fritters, and tons of bread, including cinnamon, oatmeal, raisin, and sourdough varieties.
The Bavarian Bakery is a fabulous place to grab a pastry, but it’s important to note that they’re only open on the weekends from Friday to Monday. They’re closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (which we were bummed to discover since we visited mid-week). Oh well — we’ll have to come back to Leavenworth for these pastries another time!
- Address: 1330 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM (Friday – Monday)
4. Argonaut Coffee & Biscuits
Argonaut Coffee & Biscuits was easily my favorite place for breakfast in Leavenworth. The coffee is delicious — you can order an americano, latte, mocha, cold brew, and specialty lattes, including For The Bees (lavender and honey), Medici Mocha (dark chocolate and orange), Namaste (turmeric and honey), Cinnamon Horchata (vanilla, cinnamon, and spice).
However, the breakfast here is also exceptional. I loved the Breakfast Sandwich, served on a biscuit, but you can also order pastries, plain biscuits, yogurt, toast, or a burrito. We came back here for breakfast two days in a row because it was so delicious!
- Address: 220 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 7 AM – 2 PM
Lunch & Dinner
Whether you’d like to enjoy a light lunch or a full German meal, there are plenty of places to eat in Leavenworth for lunch and dinner. While you’re in Leavenworth, check out some of these best places to eat in Leavenworth, WA.
5. La Javelina
La Javelina is one of the best places to eat in Leavenworth, WA, for brunch, lunch, or early dinner. They serve nourishing tacos, wraps, and bowls filled with eggs, pork, chicken, beef, fish, and other proteins, complete with sides like queso, salsa, beans, and rice. All their bread, including the tortillas, is handmade.
If you’re visiting for breakfast, you can order a handcrafted espresso drink, tea, or breakfast cocktails, like mimosa or morning margaritas. For lunch, choose from a cocktail, beer, or wine to enjoy with your meal.
I’m bummed I didn’t know about La Javelina before visiting Leavenworth because their food looks so good and is a healthier alternative to sausages and pretzels (though, don’t get me wrong — those are great, too!). They have fabulous reviews, so I’ll be visiting the next time I’m in Leavenworth.
- Address: 285 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 8 AM – 6 PM (Thursday – Monday)
6. München Haus
If you’re looking for a beer, brat, and pretzel and a festive atmosphere — München Haus is the place to eat, drink, and be merry in Leavenworth! It was one of our favorite places to eat in Leavenworth during our fall trip in October.
This outdoor beer garden has such a charming ambiance, making you feel like you’re in Bavaria. On the menu, you’ll find dozens of charbroiled sausages to choose from, including Helga’s Giant Kelbassi and the Dirtyface Beer Wurst. Load up your sausage with self-serve condiments, like specialty sauces and sauerkraut, and of course — order a Bavarian pretzel served with Beecher’s Cheese (one of the best places to visit in Pike Place Market) to enjoy with your sausage.
München Haus also offers tons of beer options, including local favorite, Icicle Brewing Company, beers imported from Germany, and a cider. They also serve wine, non-alcoholic beer, and other drinks, like lemonade and iced tea.
- Address: 709 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
Not every meal in Leavenworth is pretzels and beer. Some of the best places to eat in Leavenworth, like Larch, offer a more upscale dining experience with craft cocktails, elegant entrees, and delicious desserts. It’s classy, but it’s not stuffy — the perfect place for a date night or “night on the town” in Leavenworth!
Larch is an Italian restaurant that places an emphasis on pasta. Start with one of the appetizers, like the Ceasar Salad or Roaster Cauliflower, before moving on to the main dish. Some of the kinds of pasta you’ll find at Larch include Lasagna, Mushroom Ravioli, and Tagliatelle.
Pair your pasta with a glass of wine or a signature cocktail, and of course, order some Tiramisu or an Affogato (vanilla gelato with ice cream!) for dessert. Larch accepts dinner walk-ins, but reservations are recommended through their website.
- Address: 214 8th Street, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
- Hours: 4 PM – 9 PM (Monday – Thursday), 4 PM – 10 PM (Friday), 3 PM – 10 PM (Saturday & Sunday)
8. Yodelin Broth Company
If you’re visiting Leavenworth during the chilly fall months for Oktoberfest or for the Christmas season, chances are, you’ll want to warm up with a steamy bowl of soup. When you get that craving, head over to Yodelin Broth Company!
Yodelin Broth Company serves artisanal bone broth soups made from scratch, with an emphasis on fish bone broths. Their main dishes include the Yodelin, Moonlight, and Rooster Comb bowls, made with halibut, salmon, and chicken bone broths. I added chicken to the Rooster Comb, and it was delicious — so satisfying after a long day of hiking!
Yodelin Broth Company offers more than just bone broth soups, however. You can also order rice bowls, salads, burgers, and sandwiches, and they have a great kids’ menu too. This is one of the best places to eat in Leavenworth for a filling yet healthy meal (and you don’t need a reservation either).
- Address: 633 Front Street #1346, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 12 PM – 8:30 PM (Monday – Thursday), 12 PM – 9 PM (Friday – Sunday)
9. Watershed Café
Watershed Café is a chef-owned, farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on cuisine inspired by the Pacific Northwest. The dinner-only menu changes based on the season, so it’s always rotating, but you can expect to find delicious offerings with local meat and fish, seasonal salads and vegetables, and fresh cheeses and soups.
Watershed Café also offers cocktails, wine, and beer and is one of the best restaurants in Leavenworth for a nice, sit-down meal, though it’s not overly fancy. We recommend making a reservation online (especially on the weekends), and keep in mind that this restaurant has happy hour from 5 PM – 6 PM — however, they are closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
- Address: 221 8th Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 5 PM – 9 PM (Thursday – Monday)
10. Andreas Keller Restaurant
Andreas Keller Restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Leavenworth (if not the best place to eat) for traditional Bavarian food. The restaurant was started by David Forchemer in 1989 and taken over by his daughter, Heidi, in 1995. The head chef, Anita, is from Germany.
On the menu, you’ll find pretzels and sausages for appetizers and plenty of main dishes, including Schweinshaxe, Breaded & Grilled Schnitzels, and Bavarian Beef Goulash. They also serve imported draft beers for a traditional experience!
Andreas Keller Restaurant does not take reservations, but it is very popular, so we recommend arriving as soon as possible to get a table (or secure your spot on the waitlist). The restaurant recommends arriving 30–45 minutes before you’d like to eat during popular festivals, like Oktoberfest, and during the Christmas season.
- Address: 829 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 11:30 AM – 9 PM (Sunday – Thursday), 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM (Friday & Saturday)
11. Rhein Haus
Rhein Haus prides itself on being the largest Biergarten on Front Street (the “main drag” in Leavenworth) and has an amazing outdoor patio that overlooks all the hustle and bustle in Downtown Leavenworth. They also have locations in Seattle and Denver.
They serve the traditional food you’d expect to see in Leavenworth — pretzels and bratwurst — but also have other meals, like burgers, salads, and sandwiches. We just got some stuff to snack on here, and overall, I’d say the pretzel at München Haus was better, but we loved the Brussels sprouts (the portion is huge, though, so be prepared to share!).
Rhein Haus also has plenty of beers on draft, as well as signature cocktails, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, including lemonade, kombucha, and slushies. I recommend coming here (and sitting on the patio!) to enjoy the laid-back vibes and great views.
- Address: 707 US-2 Unit F, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 11 AM – 7:30 PM (Sunday – Thursday), 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM (Friday & Saturday)
12. Mana Restaurant
Mana Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Leavenworth, WA, and it’s definitely the most upscale. This chef-focused restaurant has a single-seating dinner at 6:30 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the entire experience lasts just under three hours.
The five-course meals at Mana feature local, organic, and seasonally sourced ingredients. Dinner is $108 per person for the prix fixe menu, with an option to purchase a wine pairing or a non-alcoholic herbal elixir and tonic pairing for an additional charge. They also accommodate dietary restrictions with advanced notice (just let them know when making your reservation).
We were disappointed Mana was closed during our time in Leavenworth, but we look forward to dining here during our next trip. However, the reviews for this restaurant are exceptional, so I feel comfortable recommending it on this list of the best places to eat in Leavenworth, WA!
- Address: 1033 Commercial Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 6:30 PM – 9 PM (Thursday – Sunday)
13. Leavenworth Sausage Garten
Across the street from München Haus is Leavenworth Sausage Garten — another great spot to grab beer and brats in Leavenworth. The restaurant’s sausages are made next door at Cured — a butcher shop deli — so you can be confident they’re fresh (and delicious).
The seating at Leavenworth Sausage Garten is all outdoors (like München Haus), but it’s under a shaded canopy with heaters, which is great if it’s raining or snowing. You’ll find at least a dozen options for sausages, including Chicken Apple Sage, Hot Italian, and Currywurst, and can also order some potato salad or potato soup on the side.
Leavenworth Sausage Garden offers rotating imported beers, draft beers, ciders, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks. If you’re simply looking for a quick place to grab lunch — this is one of the best places to eat in Leavenworth, WA.
- Address: 636 Front Street #G, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 11 AM – 8 PM (Sunday – Thursday), 11 AM – 9 PM (Friday & Saturday)
Even though there are plenty of fabulous drinks at the best lunch and dinner restaurants in Leavenworth, check out these awesome local breweries, distilleries, and taprooms in Leavenworth if you’re looking for a refreshing drink!
14. Icicle Brewing Company
Icicle Brewing Company was our favorite brewery in Leavenworth — so much so that after visiting, we returned for a second day in a row!
They have at least a dozen beers on tap that rotate depending on the season. My husband loved the Dark Persuasion — a German Chocolate Cake Ale — and I really loved their Festbier (only offered during Oktoberfest!). If we were visiting in the summer, I would have loved to try the Colchuck Raspberry Wheat. We loved sitting on the outdoor patio, but they have plenty of seating inside (on multiple levels) if the weather isn’t great.
Icicle Brewing Company offers flights of four, so you can sample a few beers before picking a favorite. They also offer some light bites, including meats, cheeses, soups, sandwiches, and more if you find yourself hungry while you’re here.
- Address: 935 Front Street, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
15. Bushel & Bee Taproom
Bushel & Bee Taproom is another local spot to stop for a refreshing beverage. They offer a rotating selection of 12 beers and 12 ciders and meads that are sourced from local breweries and distilleries in the Pacific Northwest (with the occasional imported beer).
Bushel & Bee Taproom has a small, cozy indoor seating area and a spacious outdoor patio. They’re also super dog-friendly, which is a huge plus!
- Address: 900 Front Street C, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 12 PM – 10 PM (Monday – Thursday), 2 PM – 11 PM (Friday), 12 PM – 11 PM (Saturday), 12 PM – 10 PM (Sunday)
16. Blue Spirits Distillery Tasting Room
If you’re not a big beer drinker, you should head to Blue Spirits Distillery Tasting Room in Leavenworth. You can try cocktails made with gin, whisky, vodka, tequila, and other spirits and enjoy great food as well. They even offer craft cocktail-tasting flights!
Blue Spirits Distillery Tasting Room offers a covered outdoor seating area with ample space, and kids and dogs are welcome. They even have “take away” cocktails that you can bring with you to enjoy in your hotel room — just pour them over ice!
- Address: 91310 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA 98826
- Hours: 1 PM – 7 PM (Monday – Thursday), 12 PM – 9 PM (Friday & Saturday), 12 PM – 6 PM (Sunday)
17. Leavenworth Cider House
Leavenworth Cider House is one of the best places to eat and drink in Leavenworth. We were super bummed they were closed on Tuesday and Wednesday — the days we were there. If Leavenworth Cider House is open when you’re in town, you have to stop at this iconic spot!
Leavenworth Cider House, as you guessed, serves rotating ciders from the Pacific Northwest and a few select cideries across the United States. They categorize their ciders by dry, semi-sweet, and sweet, and they offer some beers if ciders aren’t your thing.
Just as appealing as the ciders are the giant sharable pretzels at Leavenworth Cider House that serve two to four people. Order flavors like Truffle Twist, Honey Hot Habanero, or Philly Cheesesteak. They even serve dessert pretzels, like Twisted Cinnamon Swirl and Maple Bacon. Sandwiches, pizza, and brats can also be found on the menu.
Did you save room for dessert? Although there aren’t a ton of places to find dessert in Leavenworth, WA, there is one that is worth mentioning!
18. Whistlepunk Ice Cream Company
Whistlepunk Ice Cream Company is a local ice cream shop in Leavenworth, WA. It’s right in the center of town, so it’s the perfect place to stop after dinner!
They have delicious and unique flavors, like Chai, Blackberry Fool, Bertha’s Carmel Brownie, Pistachio, and Maple Pecan. They also have rotating seasonal flavors, like Backyard Blueberry, Bucky’s Lemon Bar, and Alpine Licorice. Grab a scoop (or two!) to end your evening in Leavenworth.
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Whether you’re looking for a delicious spot for breakfast and coffee or a fabulous place to grab a beer, brat, and pretzel, you will find all that (and much more!) in the charming mountain town of Leavenworth, WA. Which of these best places to eat in Leavenworth sounds the most appealing to you? Let me know!
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