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Ratskeller

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Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 26444
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Today
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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Excellent place for beer

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Middle England
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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Southern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Darmstadt, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The menu is very limited, the place is quite nice. The beer is one of the best that you can taste in Darmstadt, but the waiters are not friendly and are always in rush. You can find a better place around.

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had Sauerbraten here and it was divine. Good service and value for money. Food was very tasty and changed my mind about German food.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to go on a sunny day! You can sit outside and enjoy the sun and the view. Great for a beer and the food is good as well. The inside is nice as well with the copper brewing barrels, but it is really the best on a sunny day. Relax and watch all... More 

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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

nice beer but the food is a bit hit or miss. the bratwurst is great and the schweinhaxe was nice. The schnitzel was tough :-( great waiters

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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: German, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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?