For all things German, especially the food, visit Kaiserhof Restaurant and Biergarten at 2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. in Ocean Beach.
Having just celebrated its 30
anniversary, the restaurant is run by Horst and Paula Bolter and their son Peter.
The Horsts met in 1962 and opened their first restaurant, The Black Forest Inn, in New Jersey in 1969 before relocating to San Diego in 1979. They started a restaurant in Mission Valley before moving to Ocean Beach in 1992 when son Peter became involved.
“We have traditional German and American dishes,” noted Peter Bolter. “We also have 14 imported beers, 12 of them from Germany. We draw from the whole county and from as far away as Los Angeles.”
If you’re German, or even if you’re not, you’re going to feel right at home here.
The Bolters offer festive, German-themed dining both inside and out, accommodating a total of about 200 guests.
A glance at Kaiserhof’s menu includes all the classic German favorites — bratwurst, sauerbraten, apple strudel, wiener schnitzel, red cabbage and sauerkraut — as well as seafoods including trout, halibut, swordfish and lobster tail plus American classics like New York Strip Steak and Filet Mignon. A brunch menu offers choices from an American breakfast and eggs benedict to poached salmon and German pancakes.
Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday through Sunday and dinner is from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Brunch served tableside is from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The name Kaiserhof means “emperor’s place" in German said Peter, who invited guests to drop in, sample the cuisine and drink in a setting at its best that includes German background music, a beer garden, castle paintings and crests from German states.
Dinner cost is approximately $20 to $25 per person and lunches generally range between $12 and $18.
For more information call (619) 224-0606 or visit