Eating in Mainz – My go-to places
I have been living in Mainz as a student for a year and a half now. During this time, I have been around the city a lot and had the opportunity to eat in many different restaurants. Personally, I prefer rather simple food like burgers, pizza or Döner so, I have been trying a lot of these places out. But, when my parents or other relatives would come to visit me, they always wanted to eat some regional cuisine. This allowed me to taste a lot of traditional German restaurants.
Best Restaurant for Burger Lovers
One of my favorite restaurants in Mainz is Jamys Burger. It is a restaurant/bar with 5 locations in Germany, one of them in Mainz. It is situated at the heart of the city near the Dome. They make great burgers in all kinds of varieties, with lots of cheese, avocado, egg, you name it. You can also choose the buns, whether you want classic brioche or sesame. Their french fries are one of the best I’ve ever had, and the homemade sauce is just too good. In addition, there is also a wide selection of drinks that you can order, as they also have a bar there. They are opened every day, Monday to Sunday from 12 to 9pm At the end of the day, it is a relaxing place to spend an evening with your friends and have a drink and eat. Now during the corona pandemic, the whole thing is a bit more difficult. You can still order from Jamys and the quality is still the same. However, there are no drinks that can be ordered. But with the new regulations, restaurants with outdoor seating will be able to open, which is the case at Jamys, which means I can finally have a Mojito with my burger again. The restaurant itself has a natural, relaxing atmosphere with comfortable seats on the inside and while you are eating, you have a nice view over the city center and the people there.
Traditional German Restaurant
If you want German cuisine, we also recommend the restaurant ”Zum goldenen Adler” (to the golden eagle) in Mainz. They are open every day except Mondays and are located in Mainz Gonsenheim. You can get classic German food there, like “Handkäs mit Musik”, “Grüne Sauce” with potatoes, “Schnitzel”, apple strudel, the list is long. The food is fresh from the market and tastes accordingly and is definitely worth the price. You can also choose good regional wine to go with your meal, such as Dornfelder wine or Possmann cider. Of course, lots of good beer must not be missing, which is a must-have for such a meal. The restaurant has this classic german “Gaststätte” style: This means the restaurant is in an older building and windows that are covered with curtains that have a dark but warm shade, giving this atmosphere through the entire room. It is really relaxing, especially after some beers, wine and eating. It is not a place you go to grab something quick to eat, rather going there with friends and relatives and spending a few hours to eat, drink and talk.