Many German restaurants are chosen for their jovial atmosphere rather than the food, but German food is delicious. Good, hearty meals like Eisbien and Sauerkraut show that the standard German meal is made up of a large piece of meat, potatoes and a vegetable.
Well known contributions to world food are rye bread, Black Forest Cake, Wurtz (sausage), Spatzle and Schnitzels. Many 'American' dishes like hotdogs and meatloaf actually originated in Germany!
When planning to eat at a German restaurant it is a good idea to arrive very hungry and be prepared to leave feeling full and ready for an afternoon nap.