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Alte Schmiede

Ochsentorstrasse 17 | Durlach, 76227 Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49(721) 49 27 11
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Ranked #48 of 446 Restaurants in Karlsruhe
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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80% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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Baden-Baden, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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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Lelystad, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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