This restaurant survived both World Wars, only for the Berlin Wall to be erected on its doorstep. Nevertheless, Max & Moritz continued to serve simple dishes to its no-nonsense customers. It’s a menu and a place that hasn’t changed a great deal since the first schnitzel was fried up in 1902, so its traditional feel is, for want of a better adjective, kitsch. But kitsch is a German word after all, so it just means they’re doing it right.
The serving sizes are no joke: large means large, so only plump for the man-sized portions if your eyes really aren’t bigger than your belly. A message to those who take on more than you can handle—1. We told you so; and 2. Prep your belly for the final push with the Kreuzberger Molle, a natural, unfiltered beer brewed locally at Südstern.