We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratskeller

$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Markt 13, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
0451-71837
Website
Add hours for Ratskeller and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 147 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good and interesting place

nice place with typical dishes, the decoration with wooden walls, old photos and ships is very relaxing, well served and good food, I go there every time I can; good schnitzel mitt brattkartofeln

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jta2705
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

nice place with typical dishes, the decoration with wooden walls, old photos and ships is very relaxing, well served and good food, I go there every time I can; good schnitzel mitt brattkartofeln

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aitkin, Minnesota, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This is probably the best place in Lübeck to have grönkohl, the regional dish made from kale. It's a fun atmosphere, in the cellar of an old town hall, and the food is hearty and regional.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Uk
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Lubeck Ratskeller is the cellar for the Lubeck Town Hall. A fine piece of architecture in the corner of a large and -for our visit - sunny square. The restaurant for the public is in the cellar whilst there are rooms to hire for private functions. Thomas Mann mentions the Ratskeller in his book 'The Budenbrooks' but you do... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Braga
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The restaurant is in a vaulted cellar space bellowing to the old town hall. The service was good but the waitresses are not very friendly. The atmosphere was nice and the prices reasonable. We had local typical food. I would really recommend a visit because it has a quite different architecture.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Port Leucate, France
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The name says it all. The "Rat Cellar" is one of the most amazing location of the city situated in the Old Town's archaeological underground. Huge cellar composed of many places with small alcoves for a private and intimate dinner or large rooms to accommodate big groups of late comers who failed to book a table... all this in a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brasilia, DF
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I love going to this linda of restaurant in Germany! They are located in the Basement of the Townhall! This particular ratskeller has boots separating the customers. It's unique and lovely! The food is excellent! I had duck with purple cabbagge, and Apple filled with marzipan!!! Fabulous!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florida
Top Contributor
306 reviews 306 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We had good food in a cozy atmosphere. For a very touristy area, prices were decent, service was good, and portions were adequate. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, but there well might be better choices not too far away.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lund, Sweden
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If not for dinner; Go for a beer. It´s a must to have been there. In summertime you can sit outside but that is nothing special.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I am really sorry to write it but I had rather negative feelings after trying to delight with the view of Ratskeller. First of all you can see it completely, because there are tents, and fast-food boxes all around full of tourists staying in queues. You can forget about a good photo as well for the same reason. However I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I was in Lubeck for six nights and had dinner at the Ratskeller on three occasions! I was very much taken with the atmosphere and the food. The salted herring was terrific. I loved the schnitzel (I'm a sucker for schnitzel) and everything else I tried was terrific as well. Very efficient servers too! Stop by at least once while... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ratskeller also viewed

Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein
 
Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein
Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein
 

Been to Ratskeller? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Markt 13, 23552 Lubeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Schleswig-Holstein  >  Lubeck
  • Phone Number: 0451-71837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Ratskeller staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?