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Max Stark

#29 of 1,746 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Altstadt-Nord
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Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to spend a Friday night!

Thee of us enjoyed Friday night in this local bar. The Kolsch (beer) was superb, the German food great (especially if you like meat), the staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. At the end of the evening were were surprised how little it cost. Max Stark definitely lived up to our expectations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Captiva69
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Thee of us enjoyed Friday night in this local bar. The Kolsch (beer) was superb, the German food great (especially if you like meat), the staff friendly and the atmosphere relaxed. At the end of the evening were were surprised how little it cost. Max Stark definitely lived up to our expectations.

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Old Colwyn, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Not as friendly as we would have hoped, but it was busy and forgiving. Good German food and the beer just keeps coming. Well worth a trip for an evening of local food.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went here to experience a beerhouse that serves traditional German food that the locals frequent. This place ticks all the boxes. The atmosphere, beer and food are excellent, and it is amazing value. Dinner was £10 Euros and huge. It will be busy whenever you go most likely, and be prepared to be seated with other customers. Personally I... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Relaxed and easy going environment. Frequented by local mostly but no worries the waiter spoke perfect English and they do have English menu as well. Went there for dinner with my GF, I Had a very nice beef streak and my GF had duck leg. Portion are very large, you do not want to take a starter here unless very... More 

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Of all the places where we ate in Köln this was by far the best. Friendly staff, tasty german food and a lively atmosphere.

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Serres, Greece
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Typical german beerhouse. Very tasty bulk beer! Very tasty snitzels! Very good and fast service. Surrounding is simple anf wooden as all of us think of a beerhouse. Easy access. Full of guests

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Cologne, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Small traditional restaurant with a modern touch. Very good local rustic food like "Himmel un Ääd mit Flönz" and Sauerbraten with horse meat. With Päffgen Kölsch they serve one of the best beers in Cologne. Really authentic with only few tourists, despite being in walking distance to the main station. It gets a bit loud when crowded, but it feels... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are looking for standard German fare, head to the touristy Altstadt. Go ahead. Leave this place for me. A warning, it is not large so you should either make a reservation or go a bit early. I have been here a couple for business trips but now that we live here, I wanted my wife to try this.... More 

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lancashire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Visited on Saturday evening. Very busy. Could only buy a beer, no soft drinks so we had to leave. Rude staff! A smile wouldn't hurt!

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We went on the basis of other reviews and weren't disappointed! I always like to research places away from the tourist crowds - often you only have to go a relatively short distance to find the right place. It was noisy and crowded when we arrived, but we found a couple of seats on a long, shared table and settled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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