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Ratskeller

Am Marktplatz 7, 74072 Heilbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 07131 84628
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Ranked #1 of 129 Restaurants in Heilbronn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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israel
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Calabar
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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Vevey, Switzerland
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106 reviews 106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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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

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Trezzo sull'Adda, Italy
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Treviso, Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Munich, Germany
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This is the best restaurant in Heilbronn, athough competion is not very fierce. If you want to enjoy local food, get decent portions and good quality, this is the place to go. The location is great: city centre in the basement of the city hall. I will come back any time!

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