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Ochsentorstrasse 17 | Durlach, 76227 , Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49(721) 49 27 11
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Excellent restaurant serving quite traditinal German dishes, asparagus was served in different ways as it was in season, the portions are probably too big, but then the German have big appetites! Great service, and nice tables outside when it is warm. It is a place not to be missed for quality and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dinner was done through buffet so food diversity was obviously limited. Thus I can only comment on what was ordered . The quality was fine but quite simple. However, I would highly recommend on a soup and on panacota desert which were really delicious. Environment also is nice in a traditional German restaurant . So I recommend the place... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there with a local German friend and it was just a great little place in Durlach. Perhaps do a quick walk around Durlach town and then head over for a bite. Easy access via local tram and served amazing Maultaschen and Spaetzle. The beer choices are a treat with variety of local brews. Highly recommend for those looking for... More 

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Thank sagidec
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent restaurant serving quite traditinal German dishes, asparagus was served in different ways as it was in season, the portions are probably too big, but then the German have big appetites! Great service, and nice tables outside when it is warm. It is a place not to be missed for quality and value for money.

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Thank lisbethReigate
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146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is a typical German restaurant with very tasty food. The beer is perfect and the wine selection id good. The service is very good. They have a very good selection of ancient foods that are very tasty. A must to visit restaurant

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Thank Ivanmil
Alice Springs, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. I was a bit worried after reading a review saying the menu was in local dialect and the staff didn't speak English. There was no need to worry, both waitresses spoke very good English and they immediately offered us an English menu. The snails, prawns, beef and schnapps we had were... More 

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Thank stevehendo
Baden-Baden, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great location, lovely food, nice staff, not crowded, beer garden and great wine and large beer selection. Great value for money, nice lunch area.

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Thank cecilia1234cd
London
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This ranks 3rd out of 195 restaurants in Karlsruhe on Tripadvisor which astonishes me and makes me never want to eat out in Karlsruhe ever again! The food is mass catering and not well executed at all. It consisted of large plates of school dinner type food with no demonstration that the chef had any cooking skills whatsoever other than... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Visited in March for a business dinner with 12 colleagues. Cozy setting with various rooms set apart by a few stairs to different levels. Food was traditional local German with flair. Staff was friendly and efficient. I would be glad to return.

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Thank bradleystat
Haifa
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This restaurant is located in Durlach, a short drive from Karlsruhe town center. It has a local Badische warm atmosphere with excellent food. We had soups - one snail one vegetable - heartwarming! The main courses were tasty and plentiful. The veal in red wine sauce and the pork in cream and mushroom sauce were excellent. Potato croquettes called -... More 

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Thank Cha0tic
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

This is away from downtown Karlsruhe, in the small town of Durlach. Around € 18 taxifare gets you there. The atmosphere is what Germans would call “gemütlich”, or pleasantly relaxed, with very friendly staff helping you with the menu that’s completely written in Baden dialect. If you think you understand German, go on and try decyphering that menu! But the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ochsentorstrasse 17 | Durlach, 76227 , Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Karlsruhe
  • Phone Number: +49(721) 49 27 11

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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