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Ratskeller

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French, German, Bistro
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Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 26444
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great german pub!

It's a great classic german pub: good beer, great on the classics, like spätzle, schweinhaxe, wurst. In summer it lays many tables on the market square, to chill out with a good beer. Indoors can be a bit cramped, as it is often full. Good for beer and snack, or for hearty german classic foods.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Carlo C
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Darmstadt, Germany
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I affectionately call this place old faithful because it never failed that when I visited Darmstadt my German friends or colleges would bring me here. Thankfully I come to darmstadt enough that they no longer bring me here. I usually take first timers to the ratskellar because of the atmosphere. It has the vibe of a traditional bier Garten in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I went to Ratskeller last Saturday with my wife. It was the second time for me and everything was perfect and delicious as the first one. I ate spatlzes (if remember right how it's written) with cheese and onion and a portion of their goulash. I can write they were superlatives. My wife ate their sausages. They were superlatives as... More 

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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It's a great classic german pub: good beer, great on the classics, like spätzle, schweinhaxe, wurst. In summer it lays many tables on the market square, to chill out with a good beer. Indoors can be a bit cramped, as it is often full. Good for beer and snack, or for hearty german classic foods.

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Podgorica, Montenegro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

this is my favorite place when i m in mood for beer. they have stylish restaurant on the first floor - that is where i go whenever i have guests. i like the food here, as well.

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TEL-AVIV
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I came there and waited 20 minutes for the beer and then after 40 minutes the ordered food was not served, The waiters seemed more concerned in letting you buy beers at a high price rather than the food. I left in frustration.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went for meeting there, bit loud and crowded for serious talk. Nice place for friendly come together. Beer is good and service is nice. Food fills the stomach in best German pub traditions!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Here you can get some of the best beer in Darmstadt. Haven't tried the food but it has looked good. Service is very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Some bratwurst, sauerkraut and a good bowl of gulasch washed down with a pint of local wheat beer. I've had my fair share of "fast bar food" here and there, but I'd definitely would like to test Ratskeller's dinner. It was simply delicious. Don't get me wrong, it's not straight-from-a-microwave-oven-fast-food, it's more like simple yet effective and tasty food that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Finding a restaurant in Germany serving German food is a problem. Not so at the Ratskeller. Good food and excellent service.

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Redondo Beach, Calif.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a blast here. A bunch of North Americans in town for the Rosetta landing on a comet, and we spent our last evening at the Ratskeller. Great food, good beer. When the waiter asked if we wanted a large I had no idea he would bring us liter size mugs. Lots of chugging ensued! Spaetzle, pretzels and white... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Darmstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 6151 26444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
  • Cuisine: French, German, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?