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Ratskeller

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German, Brasserie
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
I didn't know a "large" beer would be a liter!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
LaSerena
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Redondo Beach, Calif.
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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14 reviews 14 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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Darmstadt, Germany
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice place to take your visitors for a beer since they have a very decent selection, and a bit of typical hearty hessian food: Handkäs mit Musik, Kochkäs, Grie Soß, etc. It is cozy inside in winter time and very pleasant to sit in the outside in spring & summer. However, one has to say too that... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is a great place to sit outside in the summer sampling their on site brewed beer and their excellent German food

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Luton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really good place to stop for a beer and a bit of people watching on a sunny day.Food menu not extensive but good hearty stuff just made to be washed down with the house brewed beer.I try and drop in whenever visiting Darmstadt and it has pretty much stayed the same in the 20 odd years I have been visiting.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?