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Max Stark

Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
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Ranked #22 of 1,668 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
St. Petersburg, Russia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very typical German place just a couple of blocks from the rail station. Best kotelett in town (with fries and onions) and very good Kolsch. A must.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Recommended by our hotel we visited Max Stark at 6pm on a Saturday night. The place was buzzing! Had to wait for a space to stand. The beer was very good and after a wait we were seated. The waiter recommended the pork chop (HUGE!!!!) at a bargain price. Although we were the only non-locals in the place we were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

great german food. beer, crowded, limited seating..... been there many times..... certain times are crowded and the wait staff woman may not be nice......the food and beers are 10s....... check it out and try to get a table.,....

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Crossgates, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found this place on trip adviser and we were not disssapointed. This seemed like a rough and ready sort of place but do not be deceived the food is first class an the portions are over generous. If you have never been to Cologne you must realize how proud the locals are of their local beer Kolsch and the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Great service, huge portions. Food was delicious. Service was really good too. One of the best meals in Cologne.

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London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a good restaurant to visit if you are staying at the Marriott. Opposite direction to the city centre but only a couple of minutes away. Good food (perhaps some it was a bit too salty and their focus is definitely the meat) and service.Well priced and very popular (we went on a Monday and it was full).

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Casual local pub atmosphere, Great menu of local German food. Really good specials. They only tale Euros, no Credit Cards. Only serve Koln Gaffel beer like most restaurants in Cologne.

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Avon, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We found this place around the corner from the Domstern where we were staying. Really enjoyed a couple of beers with classic German grub - nothing fancy or gourmet, just good food and drink at a good price. Would definitely go back!

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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This place was recommended by our hotel, the Marriott, which was a short walk. We went two nights in a row. The first night we were lucky because it was Tuesday and they do fresh potato pancakes on Tuesday only. There was no where to sit as it a tiny place but you can sit with strangers which we did... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Domstern and this friendly bar us just round the corner. Frequented by locals which is a good sign. Excellent beer and basic but good quality food and very good price. We really liked the atmosphere of this bar away from the tacky central bars. Would recommend

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