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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

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Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
(0201) 630070
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  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beer and pork ...ROCK!

If you are looking for a real German experience... then you MUST go at Dampfe! It's a brewing factory with a restaurant inside! Beer is simply wonderful and of you dine with their pork dishes... BINGO! a perfect combination. Price is really really reasonable! Go there, don't miss it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
Cristiano M
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Jesi, Italy
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  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a great place. A must for beer lovers......its a shame one of us was driving! What wonderful food too. Sausage delicious and very good pork fillet. Too full to make a desert. Very good value. Waiter very friendly Will be back in we are in the area

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice atmosphere, excellent Haus-made beer and probably the best burger in the region. I'd recommend it to anyone! Deffinitely a place to visit if you visit Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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Jesi, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are looking for a real German experience... then you MUST go at Dampfe! It's a brewing factory with a restaurant inside! Beer is simply wonderful and of you dine with their pork dishes... BINGO! a perfect combination. Price is really really reasonable! Go there, don't miss it!

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Good food in the restaurant, but it takes a long time to get your order through. Once you do get your order taken, the food arrives quick and is nice. During the summer season it is just the nicest place to have an outdoor diner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Nice place, Excellent beer, good meat dishes, enjoyed it. this beer hall used to be some process plant you seat beneath 20,000 tanks of what used to be beer, it looks nice.

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

"Dampfe" in the north-west of the city of Essen is a famous local restaurant with an own brewery. They offer many different beers from own production and from all over the world. Meals are realy big and have a good price-performance-ratio. I was there three times with chinese colleagues and they were happy. I would recommend the spring- and summer... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Went here on a trip to Spiel in Essen. I think it was the best pork knuckle that I have had in Germany coupled with some very good beer. Thoroughly recommend. Was quite busy on the Thursday evening I went so would probably recommend reservations at the weekend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

If you want a good place to have German pub style food then this is the place for you. Good busy atmosphere. The beer is excellent, you won't be disappointed with that. As the previous reviewer stated not much veg options, more a meat eaters place. This is my second trip and it won't be the last.

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Essen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

First of all, let me correct those reviewers babbling about the beer made on the premises of this place: This is not an active brewery and brewing has ceased long time ago. However, this is a very nicely decorated former brewery with lots of atmosphere and quite decent, typical German food and very good beers (the latter coming from Stauder,... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was probably my third visit here in the past five or six years. I come back because the food is authentic, tasty and a fair price. This time I had the schweinehaxe (ham hock) with sauerkraut and fried potatoes. The hock was deliciously meaty and tender. Both the sauerkraut and potatoes complemented the dish and all were even better... More 

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Address: Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: (0201) 630070
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
Cuisine: German

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: (0201) 630070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

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