Prost German Restaurant
1195 Jacob Tome Memorial Highway
Port Deposit, Maryland
As the cooler weather ushers in a change of colors on the trees, the sadness of summer’s end is tempered with savory flavors and cold Octoberfest brew. The German scene may have gone kaput in Baltimore, but Prost German Restaurant satisfies the experience no matter what time of year. Start with a sample of apps such as the Fliegende Schweinchen (huge, tender pork wings), Frittierter Camembert with Lingonberry Sauce (a classier and slightly tangy fried mozzarella) and Brezen Baum (pretzel tree). Wash all of it down with one of a few dozen beers from the Fatherland in a cold mug the size of a football.
If you still have room in your lederhosen, splurge on the Schnitzel (fried pork chop), Schweinshaxen (pork shank), and Sauerbraten (sour beef) over homemade dumplings in a sweet gravy. If feeling more traditional, try the assortment of plump, juicy wieners. We tried the Ein Paar Wiener, two foot long pork and beef wieners on a bed of cidery sauerkraut and probably the best potato salad you’ll ever have (bacon grease is the secret). Having finished two liters of beer at this point, we were amused that the platter resembled Angela Merkel’s snootch. And what a deliciously beautiful snootch it was!
No matter what you choose, you and your gang are sure to have some amazing, savory food typically only found in a Bavarian Bier Haus. The pork and beef dishes are perfectly prepared in, or accompanied by, a variety of sauces that will make you want to order another stein of beer. Prost!
- Michael Ritmiller is a Baltimore native and foodie whose professional career spans across a variety of research & development initiatives in addition to serving local non-profits that benefit the community. An avid believer in supporting small restauranteurs, Michael began writing for Baltimore OUTloud in 2018 with the intent of identifying who offers the “best of” dishes around town.