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Olde-worlde pub for chicken, salad, bread and beer

One of Berlin's great institutions, this casual and relaxed early-20th-century tavern ("ohne Chichi und Wuwu") specialises in beer and, since the 1950s – when the business needed a boost – hearty, tasty, salty and crispy chicken, which remains the signature dish and which can take seemingly forever to arrive. Ask for the half chicken ('halbes Jungmasthähnchen'). Comforting distractions during the worthwhile wait include a creamy potato salad and a cole-slaw-like cabbage salad, particularly nice home-made bread, and the cosy yesteryear decor. Landbier (beer in a manly beer stein) and a fruity Berlin dessert specialty Rote Grütze round out the memorable experience. Plus a Birnenschnaps (pear schnaps) perhaps. The food combined with the warm and local-feeling atmosphere make this highly recommended. Angela Leistner has maintained tradition and standards since 1992. Garden open in spring and summer. Now open from 5pm (previously 6pm). U-Bahns: Kottbusser Tor and Moritzplatz.


    • CKDexterHaven
      CKDexterHaven Over a year ago
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      A Berlin favourite/must. Chicken + bread + both salads + beer (all exemplary). Authentic and unpretentious atmosphere. Feels local but also like a Berlin institution.