We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratskeller

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Am Marktplatz 7, 74072 Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 07131 84628
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 65 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Simply beautiful food!

The food here was some of the best I have had. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. The asparagus was in season and the soup was simply beautiful! Great atmosphere in the restaurant and worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
KCrC2011
,
Munich, Germany
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
Add Photo Write a Review

65 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food here was some of the best I have had. The wait staff were very friendly and helpful. The asparagus was in season and the soup was simply beautiful! Great atmosphere in the restaurant and worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
israel
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This restaurant is lovely and is in a historic building in the center of the attractive town of Heilbronn in southern Germany. The food is classic Bavarian with an upscale touch. My wife had a very nice seafood soup (not very Bavarian, I know), and I had Swabian ravioli, known in German as Schwäbische Maultaschen (very Bavarian). The restaurant was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A wonderful restaurant, great host in Ronnie and his staff while Ronnie's brother Jurgen cooks the most delightful local dishes to perfection! The venue is in a basement of the city hall and is a beautiful intimate setting. A nice chilled and relaxed vibe, just right for a weary traveler! We dined here twice while on route to Northern Italy... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hanoi, Vietnam
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

While I can testify only for the last almost 50 years, this already makes for a start. The Ratskeller is a classic; the location in the center of the center, the basement of the city hall at Heilbronn's main square, the Marktplatz, allows for business and family events; and of course for coming downstairs from a wedding, for a glass... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vevey, Switzerland
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

It is not easy to find a more upscale restaurant in this region, but this restaurant definitively met our expectations in this regard. The setting is beautiful and elegant, the service was impeccable and super friendly. We all enjoyed our food, offering a very good value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Fellow English speakers, if it's not enough to observe that most of the rave reviews are by German speakers, here's what you need to know: excellent service and traditional food at its best. I'd suggest a reservation on the weekend; we reserved a table for 6:30 on a Tuesday night, which probably wasn't necessary... however, the stream of guests was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Trezzo sull'Adda, Italy
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I had many dinners in this restaurant during a business trip in Heilbronn and I confirm an excellent opinion. The place is very nice, typical but elegant, the service is professional, the menu is various and interesting, the price is reasonable and of course the food is delicious. Absolutely the best restaurant in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Treviso, Italy
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Living nearby Venice, I am very suspicious when it comes down to touristic spots, synonyms of high prices and poor, if not terrible food. Heilbronn's Ratskeller definitely proved me wrong : the venue and atmosphere are very nice, the staff is friendly and the food is more than OK. The owner is a sommelier and he will be more than... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

After reading dozens of restaurant reviews I came across this restaurant. It wasn't in my trip route but after the very high reviews I decided to add it to my route. I am glad I did, this restaurant was amazing. I read where reservations were highly recommended but weren't able to make any so when we showed up the beer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

located under the court house this restaurant is modern in a classic setting. the food is really good traditional german food a bit pricy but totally worth it!!! the service is great and there is a wonderful patio to sit outside and enjoy the city square

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ratskeller also viewed

Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg
Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg
 
Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg
Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg
 

Been to Ratskeller? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Am Marktplatz 7, 74072 Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heilbronn
  • Phone Number: +49 07131 84628

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ratskeller staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?