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Kartoffelhaus Nr.1 Inh. R. Hoffman

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Markt 13, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3641 665187
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Potatoes!

Not a big surprise that potatoes are the queen of the menu! I had a potato pan with onions and speck: cheap and yummy, exactly as you would expect German food to be :-) Staff was friendly and the tables outside in summer are lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 5, 2015
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Jena, Germany
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Andover, New Jersey
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Jena. Sometimes it was hard to get into as it can get crowded. They have additional seating upstairs. Every meal we had there was delicious. Not a single bad one. My favorite was the Wiener Schnitzel. The atmosphere is very German with all the wood paneling. It is relaxing and you don't feel crowded... More 

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Jena, Germany
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Not a big surprise that potatoes are the queen of the menu! I had a potato pan with onions and speck: cheap and yummy, exactly as you would expect German food to be :-) Staff was friendly and the tables outside in summer are lovely.

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67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Very yummy and affordable place to eat, right in the market square in Jena! Watching people stroll by, hearing local musicians, makes for a lovely movie-like European experience. The food is delicious and there is a wide selection! I am definitely going back!

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Thank marysia7
Liverpool
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This serves what it says. Potatoes in every shape and form. Fried, boiled, grated, mashed. I'm not saying it was bad, but once was enough for me.

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Thank Susan R
Jena, Germany
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Kartoffelhaus (Potato House) Nr. 1 is part of a chain in East/ Northern Germany. All of the potatoes used come from this area. With a name like this - you guessed it - the potato is the focus. Potato soup, fried potatoes (served in a cast iron skillet, with or without bacon and fried eggs!), potato casseroles, baked potatoes,... More 

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Andover, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The food here is amazing as is the atmosphere. I've been here several times and have always been more than satisfied with what I've gotten. I recommend #104,115,341 and 178. The only issues I've had here is that we've been turned away quite a few times because they were full (very common in Germany) and the waitress that we always... More 

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Thank Ashley G
Dublin Ireland
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

If you like potatoes then this is the place for you - as an Irishman I had to try . and to be honest it was very good. Once per trip is enough for me .. worth a visit.

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Thank evolutionaryGuy
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

The Land of Kartoffeln (Potatoes :D) ...in every sausages and for every taste..... Really the best place where I've eated Potatoes...I suggest for all travellers that visit the wonderful Jena to have a dinner in this restaurant...Really the n.1 !

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Thank Dandytravel
Jena, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

this restaurant has typical local food most of it based on potatoes as the name suggests. can recommend the duck with dumplings. also the schnitzel was nice. typical food and restaurant always busy with visitors (they have an english menu as well). i think it lives more through its location. nice but you can go better. nice to sit outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

the best 'gebakken patatjes' I ever had, cheap

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Markt 13, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Thuringia  >  Jena
  • Phone Number: +49 3641 665187

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Business meetings

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