Despite all of the great beer and wine produced in the region, Frankfurt's favorite libation is apfelwein (apple wine).
Sachsenhausen on the south bank is renowned for its apfelwein taverns, none better than Adolf Wagner, established in 1931 and still owned by the same family.
Braeburn single variety apfelwein, created from fruit grown just outside of Frankfurt, is the house specialty.
The tavern also serves traditional German dishes like pork knuckles, schnitzel, sausages, potato salad and sauerkraut.
It's a sprawling place with several distinct bar areas, and both indoor and outdoor seating during warmer weather.
Apfelwein Wagner, Schweizer Strasse 71 Frankfurt am Main, D-60594 Frankfurt, Hesse Germany; +49 69 61 25 65
In our first visit in Frankfurt, we decided to eat at this restaurant, as it appears in many Frankfurt guides. Definitely a must for anyone visiting the city and actually I saw that the locals frequent it too. The food is delicious and you get the real German food and especially Frankfurt typical dishes. The portions are big and the prices are good. I was not a fan of their apple wine and I found it strange there was no beer. The service was okish - very practical service with little kindness (but actually I don’t think it’s meant in a bad way, but maybe that is the usual German way of service or even way of being). The staff did speak English, which was great.
Awesome joint. Food was really good, service is quick even though they are swamped on a Saturday night. Make plans to little early of stand for awhile waiting for a table, not that log though. They don’t serve beer here, only house made cider and few more liqueurs. The Apple strudel is A MUST HAVE. The best I had in all of Europe. The place is packed and expect to be seated with other people at the same table. Great for meeting people and taking to locals.
Fantastic traditional atmosphere at this great eatery in Frankfurt. There is indoor and outdoor seating, which the majority is shared. This let's you eat and meet others, making the experience a social one. It's loud inside, so don't expect to have quiet, intimate conversations. The food is delicious, the waitstaff friendly and fast. It can get very busy here, so be prepared to wait. I highly recommend the Apple Wine! Delicious!
Love this place. You need to order the apple wine and eat a schnitzel with green sauce (sauce made from herbs). Or the pork-knuckle are also great.
You mix your Apple wine with water = sour
or with Fanta = sweet (the sweet one only the tourist order, but it's also the best) or drink it pure like the locals.
Very local place, shared tables (benches)! Pork knuckle was good (ask for more gravy), but they are famous for their apple wine which you mix with sparkling water; the jug of apple wine almost felt it was endless, well worth the €’s! Staff is friendly and very local, highly recommended!