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Gaffel am Dom

#64 of 1,793 Restaurants in Cologne
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Altstadt-Nord
German, Pizza, Pub, Diner
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Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221-9139260
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 185
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  • 78
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  • 26
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing place...service could be more polite to customers

How better this place would be, if its people tried to be a bit more polite and hospital to the customers. Upon our arrival , they didnt even bother to find us a table (group of 12 people). The waitress got angry with some customers not remembering the plates they ordered,so much that she... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Panoz Z
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Spent a solid day in this place drinkin gaffel. The best kolsch in Cologne. Also had the pork knuckle which is a must if you visit here. Well situated, staff are professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I loved it. The food was delicious, I have seen some comments about politeness, maybe it is useful to know that there is this typical pub atmosphere, there will be no "dear sir, dear madam" in any such pub. :) Which I personally find very good and relaxing. Plus the beer is served cold hehe.

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Furtwangen, Germany
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We are here watching a match between Köln and Wolfsburg, the beer is as amazing as you'd expect from a brewery of that age and quality, the food was surprisingly very good, the Burgers were properly made, and it tasted really good, I recommend to go there when they are showing a match or in any sports event

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

How better this place would be, if its people tried to be a bit more polite and hospital to the customers. Upon our arrival , they didnt even bother to find us a table (group of 12 people). The waitress got angry with some customers not remembering the plates they ordered,so much that she "literally" dropped the plates to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped in on the way back from our first day of gamescom. The food was nice but also nothing special. The service we received though was brilliant. We loved the constant supply of beers. Every time I put down an empty glass the waiter was stood there ready with our next. It was possibly a little presumptuous that we... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gaffel am Dom serve great food & drinks! The place is a bit noisy but that´s probably the atmosphere for a big restaurant like this. I see some customers have had som bad experiences with this restaurant, but my visit was perfect. I´ll visit again mext time i´m in Cologne, great food and drinks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped in on a rainy summer afternoon for a late lunch. The place was full and lively; the crowd seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals. Lots of communal tables, but there's plenty of space - the atmosphere was fun but not too rowdy. My husband had the currywurst and I had the flammkuchen (tarte flambee). Both were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very tasty food and big portions, fair prices. Air conditioned, which was very nice as we visited the place in mid summer. The first time we just stopped for some beer on a hot day. Our waiter was an older guy who seemed to be in bad mood. But when we returned for dinner the service we had was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great for meat lovers. Steaks were wonderful, well made. It would help if they had more side dish options.

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Canton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Although we're not beer drinkers we hate to miss the experience of a German Beer Haus and besides that the food is good and plenty and the crowd is friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221-9139260

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Pizza, Pub, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?