Where to Eat in Cuxhaven: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 16, 2017 Renato Branum

Cuxhaven (German pronunciation: [kʊksˈhaːfən]) is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. The town includes the northernmost point of Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 kilometres (9 miles) (east–west) by 7 km (4 mi) (north–south). Its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are especially popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents.
Things to do in Cuxhaven

1. Die kleine Fischkiste

Niedersachsenstr. 10, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +49 4721 22715
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 102 reviews

Die kleine Fischkiste

Reviewed By Worldtrekka - Bucharest

Dropped in for a late lunch before catching a train out. We spent a very pleasant hour or so, in a nice, friendly and colloquial atmosphere. Food was great, herrings tasty and fresh, the crab soup delightful. Interesting location as well.
Surely will come back next time I'm in town.

2. Restaurant Zum Park

Suedersteinstr. 76, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Wheelchair Accessible +49 4721 64461
Excellent
59%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 45 reviews

Restaurant Zum Park

Reviewed By Juice17995 - Indianapolis, Indiana

We enjoyed a business lunch on a great day in Cuxhaven (very sunny). This restaurant has a very nice sun room in the back - request to sit here.
The food was very good, with a good variety. Typical northern German dishes, with other unique flavors.
Our group all got something different and enjoyed our plates.
Good option when in Cuxhaven and close to the Castle.

3. Leuchtfeuer Cafe

Duhner Strandstr. 35, 27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +49 4721 393442
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Leuchtfeuer Cafe

Reviewed By Ami-in-Germany - Hamburg, Germany

We learned of this restaurant because friends of ours were having their wedding reception at this location. We decided to make it an extended weekend getaway. The restaurant is located on a dune above the beach and has a marvelous view of the water as well as nearby Neuwerk Island. This makes it the perfect location for sunset views.
We first arrived at the restaurant the day before the reception for brunch. The food was delicious. The chef was very helpful especially in light of my food allergies and was able to provide me with freshly cut items that were prepared just for me. I added the vanilla yogurt to the fresh fruit compote at brunch- Delicious! The fortified milk, bread products, and yogurts are farmed/made specifically for this restaurant and were delicious. The chef informed us that the farm which provided the milk is not that far away and has tours and a petting zoo; however, we were to busy this weekend and will have to visit it another time.
The evening of the reception was excellent. The wait staff were all prompt and friendly. The manager was very meticulous in making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Again the chef was able to adjust from the spinach encrusted tenderloin to just plain tenderloin for my health needs and was conscientiously concerned that I was able to enjoy the meal without feeling like an imposition to the staff. The bar was well stocked and all requests were met with prompt and friendly service. Even the children were attended to with imagination - my daughter was intoduced to a "Lemonaid" drink that was very interesting. OK, we added a little bit of brown sugar to ease the tartness for her sweet tooth but it was wonderful after that.
We were all invited to return the next morning for brunch and again I was so comfortable despite my special needs.
The building was shared with the Beach rescue service and the restroom area is open to the public beach visiters. This was the only drawback from this excellent restaurant as, at times, the restrooms were not treated kindly by the beach bathers.

4. Fischereihafen Restaurant & Fischereihafen Lloyd"s

Neufelder Str. 11, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol German, Seafood, Soups, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 4721 399084
Excellent
58%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 175 reviews

Fischereihafen Restaurant & Fischereihafen Lloyd"s

Reviewed By Johnny19039 - Dusseldorf, Germany

I've had meals at this place several times since I discovered this restaurant about a year ago and I was never disappointed. The quality of the food is excellent, the service is quick and friendly. The prices are ok. In many ways much better than some of the competitors in Cuxhaven.

5. Strandgaststatte Behrens Inh. Helmut Schloffer

Steinmarner Trift 35, 27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood Lunch, Dinner +49 4721 48572
Excellent
38%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 112 reviews

Strandgaststatte Behrens Inh. Helmut Schloffer

Reviewed By Marcus M - Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

At first I have to say the Service is perfect. The waiters are trained so well, I saw a lot worse trained people in high-end restaurants.
The menu is a good mix of meat, fish and Deserts. We've been here several times and the quality was always perfect. The serving size is amazing at a totally fair price.
I would especially recommend the "Kaiserschmarrn" but you should share it because it is really big.
If you are in Cuxhaven (Duhnen or Döhse) you sould totally have lunch or coffee here!

6. Zur Schlemmerpfanne

Steinmarner Str. 10 | Döse, 27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer German Lunch, Dinner HK$55 - HK$133 +49 4947 21399395
Excellent
65%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 83 reviews

Zur Schlemmerpfanne

Reviewed By rakukuli - Cuxhaven, Germany

Wer Lust auf eine ordentliche Portion Fisch oder andere gut bürgerliche (Betonung auf „gut“) Gerichte hat, ist hier am rechten Ort.
Wir wurden hier bisher nie enttäuscht.
Auch der Service ist immer freundlich.
Das Lokal ist auch für Feierlichkeiten gut geeignet.
Schade nur, dass abends recht früh Feierabend ist, aber wer fleißig ist muss auch mal ausruhen

7. Trattoria Veneta

Suedersteinstr. 56, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 4721 664246
Excellent
74%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 104 reviews

Trattoria Veneta

Reviewed By Pok S - Lamphun Province, Thailand

I was there three times and enjoyed both the food and services. Once I had a steak and it was marvelously cooked. Still remember how tender and tasteful it was. Pizzas were great. Serving staff were fun. Will definitely go back.

8. Seeterrassen

Am Seedeich 38, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany German, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +49 4721 37700
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 87 reviews

Seeterrassen

Reviewed By Pok S - Lamphun Province, Thailand

We come here regularly as it opens mostly everyday plus service is good, Seating is all nice with the view to the sea and the food is relatively good. It is part of a hotel. The resto is where all ships are passing from the north sea to the elbe river and vice versa. At the right tome of the day, the restaurant makes announcements of what ships are passing by, their names, their loads, their technical detail, their point of departure and their destination. That was such a nice experience.

9. Osteria la Fenice

Nordersteinstr. 6, 27472, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$71 - HK$581 +49 4721 6984151
Excellent
87%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 351 reviews

Osteria la Fenice

Reviewed By Carla R - Dieburg, Germany

For people who like Italian food and wines is Osteria la Fenice a must to visit in Cuxhaven. Real Italian food, very interesting selection of wines from small vineyards, all served from the heart by the owner. Small place, small menue but all is top quality. Home-made pastas are outstanding, every dish is a pleasure for the eye and palate. The only thing we missed was that we would have iked to have some beef for the main course but there wasn't any in the menue. The owner's recommendations of wines were really good. And his prices are really fair for this quality. Osteria la Fenice is worth a special visit, also from further away. We will certainly go back!

10. Pizzeria Peppino

Steinmarner Str. 94, 27476, Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, Germany Takeout Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +49 4721 500801
Excellent
53%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Pizzeria Peppino

Reviewed By Ro_Fishers - Fishers, Indiana

Their thin crust pizza reminded me of the ones I had in Florence Italy. Very tasty. There are plenty of variety to choose from but the menus are in German only. Make sure you go with somebody who reads German. The waiters do speak English.
Must try one of their desserts at the end. Their gelato seems to be a local favorites even when it is 2c outside

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