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Zum alten Markt

Markt 3, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0231-572217
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Ranked #25 of 548 restaurants in Dortmund
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I ordered a baked potatoe with hering dip and the potatoe was so old I had to use the knife to cut it/slice it. I would have not even bother with it if I was not very hungry. ...The salad was very simple , and not that fresh either . But mostly the baked potatoe was the bigger disappointment ever,... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have eaten here many times while visiting relatives in Dortmund. In summer it's great to sit outside, sip a cold pilsner, and watch the world go by. If the weather isn't suitable for that, step inside and soak in the old world charm of a time gone by. I have eaten several of the schnitzel preparations here, and all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a really nice lunch here with my parents. This typical German restaurant and beerhouse is situated right at the central Markt of Dortmund. Service was friendly and the waitress spoke English quite well. The food was fair and typical German one. We enjoyed our lunch.

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San Francisco, California
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254 reviews 254 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

When I heard we had a day off in Dortmund I only had one question - why? But, in retrospect, it was a great place to have a day off - a medium sized German town, an interesting museum (Resistance & Persecution), good restaurants (Brinkhoff's No. 1) and a vibrant shopping area. The Alt Markt is a good place of... More

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Went here with parents in law as it was their last night in Dortmund so we thought we'd celebrate. I ordered some kind of fried fish which arrived looking like it had been sat on by a tramp, kicked around a bit, thrown in the bin, taken out of the bin, put on a plate, had half a kilo of... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited here in search of German food, we were lucky to get a table as it was very busy. The food was delicious and plentiful, cheese and garlic soup was yummy as was the crispy potluck although it was huge! Only negative is the service can be hit and miss due to the few staff and... More

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Hamme, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Was staying in Dortmund together with an American colleague. He really wanted to have a typical German meal. So no Burger King. We ended up in Zum Alten Markt, and it was exactly what we were looking for. Typical German dishes in a typical German setting. We all enjoyed our meals. The service could have been a bit better. If... More

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Eving
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I always love visiting this place at two particular times of the Year; -In Summer at Lunch Time when you can sit outside & watch the World go by in the Market Place -And before Christmas, when the place is decked out with Decorations, and you feel like you are in the German version of a Dickensian Novel! But whatever... More

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Kiev
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

During the travelling abroad I tried to find places tipical for visited region. I think this restaurant is good choice to try german food in North Rhine-Westphalia. Old enough place, wide menu, good cuisine, several kinds of beer - worth enough to visit as a tourist to have opinion about this region. Thank you very much for my dinner!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We ate here on our trip to dortmund after having a few drinks the previous night and thought we would give it a try, we ordered the local platter for two and although I did think that the sausage was a bit dry and there was very little of the beef stew there was plenty of food for both of... More

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