Potsdam Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Potsdam

October 27, 2017 Toi Mattera

Potsdam was the residence of the Prussian kings and German Kaisers until 1918. It is the site of the parks and palaces of Sanssouci, the largest World Heritage Site in Germany. The city is now the capital of the German federal state of Brandenburg and a home to three public colleges and a major film production studio.
Things to do in Potsdam

1. Potsdam Historische Muhle

Zur Historischen Muehle 2 | Sans Souci Castle, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$8 +49 4933 1281493
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 315 reviews

Potsdam Historische Muhle

Reviewed By DavidTAC - Calgary, Canada

After seeing the Sancouci palace we saw across the road a sign for the beer garden. But this was no beer garden but the patio for the Movenpick Cafe. It was busy but we snagged a spot. So glad we did because it turned out to be one of our favourite spots in Germany.
They have a great menu with many regional dishes with pairings. We went for the veal in white wine with mushrooms dish as well as the pork medallions in a cream sauce with mushrooms and bread dumplings. Both dishes were large and oh so good.
Couldn't resist a scoop of their excellent ice cream to finish off the meal.
Make a trip to the bathroom before dessert and check out the amazing dessert display inside their elegant building.
Our waitress was pleasant and worked very hard despite the lunch crowd.
We highly recommend this fine place.

2. Lewy Wein-Bistro

Dortustr. 17 | 14467 Potsdam, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$78 - HK$290 +49 331 2008802
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Lewy Wein-Bistro

Das Lewy Café & Wein-Bistro, befindet sich in der Potsdamer historischen Innenstadt in einem Haus, dass im Zuge der 2. Barocken Stadterweiterung 1739 erbaut wurde. Der Name “Lewy” stammt von einer jüdischen Familie, in deren Besitz dieses Haus von Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts bis zum Anfang der 30er Jahre des 20. Jahrhunderts war. Wir bieten Ihnen erlesene deutsche, französische und italienische Weine an. Dazu gibt es außergewöhnliche Spezialitäten aus der Küche. Von der Vorspeise bis zum Dessert ist bei uns alles hausgemacht. Obwohl viele Gerichte italienischen und französischen Charakter haben, verwenden wir hauptsächlich frische Zutaten aus der Region. Das gibt uns die Möglichkeit Ihnen auch frisch zubereitete, saisonale Gerichte anzubieten. Wir werden unser Bestes geben. Das ist unsere Aufgabe und unsere Freude zugleich.

Reviewed By mhny2525 - North Vancouver, Canada

We spent a great day in Potsdam and took a break here for lunch. The service was excellent. The waitress was very helpful and patiently walked us through the "written in German" menu in English so we could figure out what we wanted. The food was served fairly fast and was probably the freshest and most enjoyable meal we had during our 5 days in the Berlin area. Great place and well worth a visit.

3. Maison Charlotte

Mittelstr. 20, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff French, Mediterranean, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner +49 331 2805450
Excellent
43%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Maison Charlotte

Reviewed By JB J - Dusseldorf, Germany

There they are again...the Huguenots! Because of their fantastic craft-skills the Prussian kings welcomed them in Potsdam at the time. Since the Dutchies did not fully occupy the place made available for them, you also see French influence in the Dutch Quarter. The owner spend many years in France and brought a nice French touch back to Potsdam. Very good 'Flammkuchen', nice Terrace, and not very main stream and touristy when we where there. We even took some Breton Fish Soup with us. Recommend to us by a local! Service at the beginning was somehow annoyed, but it turned out to be a very nice service. Just be a bit patient!

4. Kades Restaurant Am Pfingstberg

Grosse Weinmeisterstr. 43 b, 14469 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$78 - HK$196 +49 331 293533
Excellent
65%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Kades Restaurant Am Pfingstberg

Reviewed By brandarchitect - Columbus, Ohio

Had it not been for our guide (see Explore Berlin Tours), we would have never found this lovely neighborhood gem. But we are so glad we did. The menu was classic German, lunch delicious, Pilsner cold and satisfying and the setting gorgeous and scenic. It...MoreDear brandarchitect, The "Kades" say thanks. We loved to hospitality our guests. Thanks' that we be the highlight of your visit in Potsdam. Friendly service and a regional kitchen most importantly. We lives this. Please come back in our restaurant Your Mario Kade

5. Der Butt

Gutenbergstr. 25, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Seafood, European, Soups, Central European Lunch, Dinner +49 331 2006066
Excellent
60%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Der Butt

Well Established Fish Restaurant - Proer Fish, Good Service, Reasonable Prices

Reviewed By OldDukeDoc - Jacksonville, Florida

I don't rate many fives. This meal deserved it. The service was flawless. The house salad was fresh, tasty, and had a wonderful dressing which I had on their recommendation. The salmon soup was the incredible...better than the best lobster bisque I've ever tasted. The broiled plaice was very good. The salmon entree even better. Chocolate mouse excellent...red berry gruetz with vanilla ice cream even better. Wine list varied with superb quality at reasonable(by American standards) prices. We'll come back if we ever visit Potsdam again.

6. my keng

Brandenburger Strasse, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +49 331 9793044
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

my keng

Reviewed By Generally

A very well placed restaurant in a busy vibrant square, lovely to sit outside if the weather is good. Extensive menu, we were fortunate to have German speakers with us, but the staff are helpful if you don't understand . The Reissling wine was very good, portion sizes are quite large so be mindful of what you order!

7. Zum Fliegenden Hollander

Benkertstrasse, Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 331 275030
Excellent
29%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

Zum Fliegenden Hollander

Gut bürgerliche Küche, verfeinert mit internationalen Feinheiten aus Frankreich und Italien sowie Fischgerichten

Reviewed By Suegympie - Glasgow

After a day of sightseeing and lots of walking, we came upon this restaurant. The staff are very obliging, the food is hearty, nicely presented and very welcome. The bottle of white burgundy to accompany was light and full of flavour. Well worth a visit.

8. Cafe Restaurant Laila

Lindenstr. 56, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +49 4933 15880814
Excellent
49%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Cafe Restaurant Laila

Reviewed By Amber665 - Birmingham, United Kingdom

This cafe restaurant added an extra table for us to sit outside and served us with some good beer and wine while we dined. They had four choices of vegetarian food, I chose the mixed veg with a curry sauce and saffron rice, my partner had a mixed salad with grilled chicken. The food was served with good sized portions and was well cooked and presented. The rice was mixed basmati with some fried in spices which made it more interesting. The salad was well presented with plenty of well cooked chicken. A very tasty meal and at a good price too.

9. Brasserie zu Gutenberg

Jagerstrasse 10 / Ecke Gutenbergstrasse, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 331 74036878
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 175 reviews

Brasserie zu Gutenberg

Reviewed By Tanja P

We had lunch here, it was cold outside. Waiter was not interested to give us table for three, although, on each table there was reservation. Finally, one of the guests, who was leaving call us to his table. Once when we settled everything was ok.This is more French restaurant , but amount of food on the plate sis more on the German side.We had good French onion soup , two Schweineschnitzel "Wiener Art" and Elsässer Flammkuchen , and everything was good , pretty fast served.

10. Anna Amalia Restaurant mit Seeterrasse

An der Pirschheide 41, 14471 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +49 331 96793616
Excellent
57%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Anna Amalia Restaurant mit Seeterrasse

Attention: Until 22nd March 2018 we are closed (winter break). From 23 April 2017 we will be back for you as usual (Mon-Fri from 17-22 o'clock and Sat, Sun, from 12-22 o'clock)

Reviewed By Rodd1951 - Bayston Hill, United Kingdom

We stayed on-site and used this restaurant a number of times and each time the food was exceptional.
Local produce, freshly cooked and very generous portions + staff that are very friendly and attentive = A lovely meal with a lake view as well.
Can personally recommend both venison dishes if meat is your thing, if not non-meat eaters were also well catered for and when it comes to the 'Old Swedish' WOW!

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