Locals and tourists alike enjoy this lively inn established in 1571. Walk through the stone archway into the courtyard to dine al fresco in summer. In cooler weather, retreat to the cozy interior dining rooms, with country-style furniture and "old German" murals painted on the walls. The food is traditional Franconian, served in unstinting portions. Try the Blaue Zipferl with sourdough bread (€6.60), or the Brotzeit plates, cold cuts or cheeses with bread, including Gerupfter Käse, a popular cheese spread of Camembert, butter, paprika, and onions (€5.30-9.90). Main dishes and grilled meats range from €10-20, with daily specials offered at €9-16. The good selection of local wines at reasonable prices will tempt you to stay for another glass.

Contact: Backöfele, Ursulinergasse 2, 97070 Würzburg, tel. +49/931-59059, fax 50274, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rating: Quality 14/20, Value 15/20