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Long Island's best German restaurants

Susan Wedel Layton holds (clockwise from top) knockwurst

(Credit: Julia Gaines)

Pigs' knuckles and sauerkraut, herring rolls stuffed with pickles and onions, leberkase, Wiener schnitzel, apple strudel, and sauerbraten with red cabbage and dumplings. German restaurants once seemed to sprout like cornflowers, but many haven't survived new diets and changing demographics. Here's a platter of establishments highlighting German dishes on Long Island.

  • Black Forest Brew Haus of Farmingdale, an informal

    Black Forest Brew Haus $$ | Brewery, Beer, German-Austrian 2015 New Hwy. Farmingdale Specialties: Black Forest Pilsner, Black Forest Amber, HefeWeizen, Oktoberfest Beer and check website for seasonal ...

  • Glasses awaiting guests sit on tables in one

    Koenig's German-Austrian 86 S. Tyson Ave. Floral Park Family-owned restaurant serving German and continental food. ...

  • Susan Wedel Layton holds (clockwise from top) knockwurst

    Oak Chalet Restaurant $$ | German-Austrian, American 1940 Bellmore Ave. Bellmore This charming, old stone Bavarian restaurant with European and continental cuisine has been serving diners ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square. (Nov. 4,

    Plattduetsche Park Restaurant $$ | Beer, German-Austrian 1132 Hempstead Tpke. Franklin Square This German-American restaurant with an outdoor area is the closest Long Island gets to a ...

  • Critic rating 2
    Pumpernickels Restaurant, which opened in 1973, specializes in

    Pumpernickels $$$ | German-Austrian 640 Main St. Northport The lure here is old-fashioned Teutonic fare: sauerbraten, bratwurst, pigs' knuckles, pork chops, Wiener rostbraten, ...

  • Critic rating 1
    The dining room of Shippy's East in Southampton

    Shippy's Pumpernickels East $$ | German-Austrian 36 Windmill Lane Southampton Although the menu at this restaurant is mostly made up of familiar sandwiches and seafood, ...

  • The Village Lanterne $$$ | German-Austrian 155 N. Wellwood Ave. Lindenhurst An unabashedly old-world German restaurant serving huge portions and the schnitzel of your dreams. ...

  • Zum Schneider Restaurant is one of the new

    Zum Schneider MTK $$ | German-Austrian, Beer 4 S. Elmwood Ave. Montauk Contrarian chic fun, this new, Bavarian-themed beer hall will have you hoisting a few to ...

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