Established in 1982, Checkers Old Munchen is an authentic German restaurant with great food and an outstanding selection of beers. Matthew Moore is the current owner of the restaurant, but his second uncle, Detlef Neman, is the one who originally opened Checkers Old Munchen. Detlef was a chef in Munich, Germany for many years before moving to Florida where he opened Checkers Old Munchen. Unfortunately, Detlef passed away in 1999, but his second nephews kept his restaurant and legacy alive. Matthew has kept all of Detlefís traditional, family recipes on the menu and has only added more beer and ambiance to Checkers. Everything at Checkers Old Munchen is handcrafted using the freshest and finest ingredients. Chef Andre is at the helm of the kitchen with years of cooking and restaurant experience under his belt. Originally from Brazil, Chef Andre has fallen in love with the German cuisine. His favorite, along with the customers, is the Veal Wienerschnitzel. The dish is created using a lightly breaded veal cutlet that is sauteed in lemon butter and topped with homemade brown gravy. The Famous Schweinhaxen, a seasoned 2lbs Pork Shank, is another diner favorite that falls right off the bone and is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. You canít go wrong with any of their delicious menu items and thereís something to satisfy any appetite!Be sure to save some room for one of their sinful desserts as well. Of course, Matthew suggests trying their Homemade Apple Strudel, which is a true German treasure. The Black Forest Cake and Kellyís German Chocolate Cake are other must-trys! Checkers Old Munchen also offers catering services for parties and events big and small. Just inquire at the restaurant before your next celebration!In addition to the fantastic cuisine, Checkers Old Munchen also has a wonderful variety of beer and wine. With one of the most diverse German beer selections in Florida, Checkers has thirty different German beers to choose from. They even hold a ìGerman Beer Tourî where customers receive a passport with each beer on it. Every time they visit they try a new beer and it gets marked off the passport. Once you drink all thirty beers, the customer then gets a plaque with their name on it, a t-shirt, and their very own stein on the wall that they get to drink from every time they come back to the restaurant. Did we mention after you complete the tour you also get half priced beer for the rest of your life? Overall, Checkers Old Munchen is the place to be for amazing food and ice cold brews. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with German flair and decor. The staff is always friendly and works hard to send each customer home happy, full, and satisfied. The next time youíre in Pompano Beach and craving a delicious, homemade German meal, make sure to stop in at Checkers Old Munchen. Itís a meal and experience that will have you coming back for more!
2209 E Atlantic Blvd
Pompano Beach, FL 33062