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“A VERY friendly, small place in in Penzlauer Berg”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Metzer Eck

Metzer Eck
Ranked #550 of 8,291 Restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: German, Bar, Pub, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Prenzlauer Berg
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A VERY friendly, small place in in Penzlauer Berg”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Stayed in nearby hotel and dined here twice and we were heartily welcomed into what was clearly a neighborhood establishment. Locals everywhere. Good beer and wine selection; A small yet varied menu is available. This place goes back to the 1930s and has memorabilia to prove it.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank Albert F
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Florence, Italy
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Good food old style”
Reviewed August 18, 2012

The food is simple but well prepared. Traditional German. The atmosphere is very nice and the service is kind (which is not so common in Berlin).
One great quality is the cost. The quality/price ratio is one of the highest you can find in Berlin

  • Visited August 2012
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1 Thank UDesideri
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A great Old Fashioned East Berlin pub.”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Having read Peter Millar's classic autobiography referred to elsewhere and having visited Berlin twice in the last 12 months, I decided to find and try this little street corner pub on my latest jaunt. Well, great beer and simple, basic but very tasty food. I had the Schnitzel with fried potatotes onions and bacon plus vegetables. Really tasty, great value for money. Could not be faulted. The beer was also really good, I had a couple of black beers which went down very well! Contrary to other postings, the two ladies working in the pub were both friendly and charming. An absolutely belting little pub with bags of history. Easy to find off the U-Bahn- a real cracker. Don't miss it!

  • Visited July 2012
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4 Thank Athertonlad1
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Welcome to the time machine”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

This is a small corner pub in Berlin's Prenzlauer Berg district that was formerly called "Windmuehlenberg" (you didn't know that, did you!?). This part of the district was developed after the Franco-Prussian war of 1871 during Gruenderzeit, the development paid for with French reparation money. The many Alsatian street names in this part of town -- Metz, Belfort, Strasburg, Kolmar, Muehlhausen -- are a reminder of that fact. "Metzer Eck" is located on the corner of Metzer and Strassburger Strasse. It dates back to 1913 and was passed down the generations. It has, indeed, seen its fair share of German history. Remarkably, it made it thru the years of GDR socialism as a private business. The owners are conscious of their great tradition and display historical memorabilia inside the pub: a letter from the Berlin painter Heinrich Zille, some inflation money from the 1923 hyperinflation, the original beer pump from around 1900 and a beautiful tiled stove make the interior cosy and a welcome break from the hipster culture around it. They serve their own dark beer and sturdy German food: lots of potatoes, Schnitzels and sausages. The staff is nice and welcoming, prices are moderate, and during the summer, you can sit at tables outside. Don't miss it, it's a memorable place!

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Decatur2228
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Riverside, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great local pub.”
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in last night for a small meal. We had wonderful dinner, the best food I've had in Germany this year. We were met by the owner as we walked in and she gave us a reserved (for locals) table. Great beer and wine. The meatball and fries were like my Swedish aunt used to make. Schnitzel was flavorful and tender. Apple struddle with vanilla sauce will make return this week.

1 Thank smogsteve1
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