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Bremer Ratskeller

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Am Markt 11, 28195 Bremen, State of Bremen, Germany
+49 421 321676
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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The atmosphere is unique

Located in the heart of the old town, just a few steps away from many touristic highlights and with an average priced menu full of local dishes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A wonderful and cool atmosphere. The kids even enjoyed it. We grabbed a quick lunch. They had friendly staff that spoke both English and German. The menu also in both languages. Our daughter is gluten free and they had many choices for her. We really enjoyed the history of the building as well as the food.

Thank michelle k
Bremen, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the heart of the old town, just a few steps away from many touristic highlights and with an average priced menu full of local dishes.

Thank CinemanHB
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to give this a place a try for lunch. After reading about it's history I was expecting a rather expensive restaurant and delightfully surprised that its prices were quite reasonable! We all chose different dishes but opting for local specialities. ALL were very good. My 3 types of herring with potatoes and salad was first rate. The service was... More 

Thank rugbyfan43
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have spend a long evening at the Ratskeller. Certainly a very nice, authentic setting. But the food? Less than average I would say and less than rated so far. If you want to show something authentic and old … good place. But don't go there if you are looking for a really great meal.

Thank Michael H
Detmold, Germany
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here twice and it is spectacular inside but both times I've had mixed experiences. First time, my dish came without one of the sides, next time, the waiter spoilt my drink :/

Thank Prinessa
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be aware that although this restaurant works until 11pm, half the dishes are not available after 10pm. The dishes which are still available after 10 are mostly cold dishes, but you can find a couple hot ones. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is authentic. I had the fish, which was tasty but very salty. Also, the waiter... More 

Thank Ilya P
Oldenburg, Germany
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit as a tourist in Bremen to experience good northern German food. The location is in the historical center of Bremen. The restaurant is in the cellar of the old city hall of Bremen. It is a very unique and nice old setting with a good variety of classic German dishes for reasonable prices.

Thank Daniel G
Augsburg, Germany
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Perfect location, prefect style as a usual Ratskeller, famous type of restaurant in Germany, and serving typical dishes from the area.

Thank Antonio P
Broad Oak, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The place is less formal than I expected; many people seemed to be using it as an upmarket place to drink with friends. Although busy the place did not feel crowded nor unduly noisy. The service was helpful and professional but nothing happened quickly which for us was no problem, once we had the wine. One of the reasons we... More 

Thank 1812Noworries
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We ate here 2 nights & were very pleased on both occasions.The very reasonably priced food was delicious & the surroundings very atmospheric. We would definitely recommend to our friends.

Thank Kay D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Am Markt 11, 28195 Bremen, State of Bremen, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  State of Bremen  >  Bremen>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 421 321676

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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