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Max Stark

#54 of 1,780 Restaurants in Cologne
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Very authentic Brauhaus in Cologne

I went to the Max Stark the last weeks a few times. This is a typical Cologne Brauhaus with very tasty, fresh typical German food. If you are late you’ll have a problem to find a seat. Reservations only accepted from 11:30am to 6pm. From the food my favourite is the Spießbraten (7,90€). The value... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Conqueror13
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Berlin, Germany
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Berlin, Germany
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68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I went to the Max Stark the last weeks a few times. This is a typical Cologne Brauhaus with very tasty, fresh typical German food. If you are late you’ll have a problem to find a seat. Reservations only accepted from 11:30am to 6pm. From the food my favourite is the Spießbraten (7,90€). The value of money is perfect, like... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a good place if you like beer and want to spend some time with your friends telling stories and jokes out loud. The food is good - the place serves simple, rural type of cuisine - big dishes, very fresh ingredients, so come hungry!:) It's definitely not a place for a romantic dinner or a business meeting.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We stayed at the Marriott last week and walked around this area which is away from the tourist places around Old Town & Dom. Great neighborhood and came across this fantastic locals pub/restaurant. Small place bustling and friendly with after work locals all ages. We stood at a table and had Kolsche beer, sooooo great! Service excellent, as you finish... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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Additional Information about Max Stark

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

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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