Extremely characteristic place!! Good selection of sausages and meat (boiled pork is delicious), apfelwein (kind of sour wein of apples) is a must
The place is quite cheap and the service play around being a little rude with foreigners (even if always kind).
It is possible to meet new people since the seat is free.
One of the best meals I have ever eaten and in a friendly surrounding. We had a shared platter for three which had many different types of Wurst (including a fantastic Black Pudding style sausage), a stupidly tender inch thick pork chop and a falling off the bone ham haugh.
We also had the handkasse musik, a semi hard local cheese with vinegar and freshly chopped onions and sampled the many different local beers and spirits.
Given the sheer number of rotund gentlemen with elaborate moustaches (all of whom were 100% Frankfurt locals) , we came to the conclusion that the guy who wrote the negative review of this place claiming it to be "touristy" must be more of a boorish, braying asshole than his picture makes him out to be,
The service was of particularly high quality by which I mean the waiter was attentive when needed (made regular trips past the table to see how we were progressing) and invisible when not needed.
Got boiled Meat? If you're a meat lover you'll love this. I am however not a fan of how they cook their meat (boiled). Limited sides to choose. They are a famous apple wine cider and at first tasted great but after taste ed hard to get past. Many locals come here and this is a great spot to enjoy a Frankfurt meal. Would I come back for the food? Unfortunately no it was not my thing at all :/
If you like boiled meat and hard cider this is the place for you. Apple wine version of a beer hall. Loud, boisterous, fun and easy to meet people. Seems more local than touristy which is usually a good sign.
Tasty food, big portions, quick service and moderate prices. 10 euro for the main course. A lot of locals.
Basically almost a twin of the more famous Wagner which is right next door. Same food, apple wine, and atmosphere but easier to get a seat. Very hearty Frankfurter fare for reasonable prices. Visitors to Fft should try Gemalten Haus, or Wagner for a boisterous apple wine tavern experience.
The apfelwien was mediocre and they brought us our bill before we asked for it... VERY touristy
Great place to eat if you want to try out some traditional Frankfurt food. It's just south of the river but easy to get to from the city centre. Not fussy, not trendy, not expensive - the food is great - I'm a particular fan of the Handkas' mit Musik and the Blutwurst - and the Ebelwoi puts the awful fizz most Brits take for cider into perspective. I'd recommend it to anyone going to Frankfurt. Not the best place to go if you're a vegetarian, but if you aren't then pay it a visit.
Though occasionally described to me as a theme park version of an apple wine tavern prior to visiting I very much enjoyed the traditional food and atmosphere of Zum Gemalten Haus on my first and subsequent visits. As other reviewers have pointed out it is perhaps not a choice for vegetarians, but for those keen to sample pork in many guises, go for it. Unlike Adolf Wagner nextdoor there is also a courtyard in front of the restaurant where diners can eat. The staff put on an act of being brusque but never without a wink and a smile. Always a fun place to bring visitors to the city to try the many traditional dishes and drinks of the area.
The place is always buzzing, full of locals and tourists who cue up to order every piece and part of the pig. This is Frankfurts diner. The waiters are Peter Lugers rude, having been there since the ice age. They fly around in white waiter jackets abrasively asking you what you want. The coasters they put down are there tally sheets. Like WW2 fighter pilots, strikes are put on them to designate what you owe. Don't take your time when ordering. Please, leave your indecisiveness at the door and make a decision! I love it. Exuding a bit of sarcasm and attitude helps you actually ingratiate yourself with them. They will look after you more, i swear! No trip to Frankfurt is complete without coming here. The food screams tradition and the taste can't be beat. Pork knuckles, blood sausage, eggs and green sauce, apple wine are all thrown in front of you as locals stare in amusement.
A terrific place to visit. This is a very Frankfurt place. The Menu says it, "Appfelweinlokal"! A great historical building (this is what I am always looking for), excellent drinking atmosphere - apfelwein that is! German - Frankfurt traditional cooking. Most of the meat is boiled because that is how they cooked it in the past and took it to the fields so the workers can eat and enjoy apfelwein. Tourists do like this place but just check out the locals who are there - oh, boy ..they are drinking that apfelwein and there is no joking about it. Enjoy!!!
Really nice and pittoresque place, good for tourists who want to see a very original German applewine pub. The service is typical, not very docile, but straight -forward. I really recommend the green sauce in this place, very high quality, much better than average.
Excellent fun meal. We order the plate for two, which is really a plate for four. It was really good though the sausage wasn't that different than what we'd experienced in the States. But there was an interesting and incredibly good blood sausage that was different to try. It also came with a very large and incredibly tender pork shoulder and heaping mound of sauerkraut. We concluded that we're not exactly sure why green sauce is supposed to be awesome but we're glad we tried it. Perfect fried potatoes. Apfelwein was good but we haven't had any others to compare. Service was great. We sat for about 2.5 hours and the server came by to check on us a few times but otherwise left us to eating and drinking.
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