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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 7
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  • 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:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ate here after wandering round the Christmas market outside; needless to say it was rammed though we only waited a few minutes for a table. Food is simple - soups, breads, sausages - and tasty. It also comes quickly, though you dont feel rushed. Staff speak english, and were friendly, happy to chat. And they were happy to combine elements... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Eating pretty decent German food in a brewery...hard to ask for more. First thing...beer is great, fresh, among my German favorites. Food is really pretty decent for what is primarily a brewery. Some things are better than others...but all pretty darn good. I would definitely return...which I have. I prefer eating outside at the communal tables adjacent to the marketplace.... More 

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Additional Information about Ratskeller

Address: Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: +49 6151 26444
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Darmstadt
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 22
Cuisine: French, German, Bistro

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business
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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