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Max Stark

#53 of 1,793 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: Late Night, 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
If you're looking for the best, eat here

By far the best place we ate during our trip - have the pork chop (don't skimp on the fat!) every time. The staff were friendly and a good laugh. Definitely worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
ImogenHP
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

By far the best place we ate during our trip - have the pork chop (don't skimp on the fat!) every time. The staff were friendly and a good laugh. Definitely worth a visit.

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Long Buckby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After a long day this could have been a disaster, but the food saved the day... the steaks were excellent and as for the mushrooms.... Our 16 year old really enjoyed his introduction to German Beer - he has now learned to put his beermat in the appropriate place..... 1.50 Euros for a beer is ridiculous! much too cheap! We... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We spend only two days in Cologne and decided to have lunch here due to the other Trip Advisor comments. If you want to eat a typical German meal and not pay much, that's the place. We were in 6 and spent 60 euros for a whole lot of food. Be aware that if you ask for a beer and... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went here on the recommendation of the hotel staff. It is a local hangout and we sat at a table with 3 local German men. The kolsh was good and cheap and you must remember to place a coaster over the top of your glass when you are finished, otherwise they just continue to bring you more beers. My... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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