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Zunfthaus der Schiffleute

Fischergasse 31, 89073 Ulm, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #13 of 188 restaurants in Ulm
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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76% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a lovely restaurant in the Fisherman’s Quarter serving local Swabian cuisine. We were in Ulm on a tight budget, and Zur Forelle seemed a bit pricy, so we ended up at the nearby Zunfthaus. We split the Zunfthauspfännle between the two of us (€21,80 for 2 pork medallions, vegetables and Käsespätzle). This turned out to be a mistake,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were taken to this restaurant by our local resident friend. She also informed us of the long tradition this restaurant has, her many visits with her family here, the recent change of ownership, and her doubts if it was still as good. As informed in a previous review all waiting staff is still the same. We are quite critical... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Despite our non-existent German, and the wait-staff's non-existent English, they managed to find a table for this family of four who stumbled in just as they opened for the evening. We came here based on the Fodor's Guide recommendation. Saw the comments here that it was for tourists. They could be right as we were tourists and loved it. My... More

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Ulm, Germany
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The Zunfthaus has been for some years our main destination for local food. We have visited this restaurant many times, both on our own, with friends and with colleagues. It was a reliable bet to sample Schwabian food and enjoy nice local beer. In the summer you can sit outside and in winter the two level restaurant is quite cozy... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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206 reviews 206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

The restaurant is in an old house in the fishermen's quarter of Ulm. It still retains the old character, in a nice, warm and cozy way. The food focuses on local cuisine, explained on an interesting menu. All what we had was very nice, the portions more than generous and prices modest. What more do you want? Add to this... More

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Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Quite an Ulm institution, located in a historic house in the old fisherman's district. The food is pretty good - and be sure to try the eisbock (ar rather strong beer) ;-)

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Berlin, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

A nice restauarant if you want to try some of the local dishes. The "Zunfthaus" is located in the "Fischerstadt", very close to the Donau river. Small alleys lead you to this place and it is easy to set your mind back, let's say a hundred years, to experience how it was during those times. As sping was not really... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011 via mobile

We live in Ulm and have been going to the Zunfthaus ever since we found a review of it on tripadvisor, especially if we have guests. They never disappoint! There's always a table, food always tastes great, drinks flowing, and the bill is reasonable for Germany. You have to go through the historic Fischerviertel to get there so you get... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

So, this was a bit of a disappointment. Even if you sit outside it is a pedestrian courtyard and not overlooking the river, as we thought. The menu is virtually inpenetrable even for a native German speaker, and the food was, to be honest, only just above average. Service was friendly though, so overall OK but not really as good... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

We got the hint to go to the Zunfthaus by a hotel receptionist and our expectations were exceeded :) From the first moment the staff was so polite and genuinely friendly. We sat outside with a view on the Donau, the inside of the restaurant is really nice and traditional as well, it is an old building with loads of... More

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