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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
203-797-1860
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent but pricey

The food was pretty good, but the buffet and two beers set my wife and I back over $80. Way too much money for the meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
aeinct
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New Haven, Connecticut
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food was pretty good, but the buffet and two beers set my wife and I back over $80. Way too much money for the meal.

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Myrtle Beach,SC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good food, good portion for price. Bienenstich cake not good, ours was frozen, hard to eat. Pass on dessert.

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Trumbull
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I don't know why we haven't come here sooner-maybe I thought it'd be stuffy and old fashioned. The building is a charming, Old World cottage with cozy nooks for dining. Jean, our hostess/waitress was friendly, willing to explain the menu and made a great beer recommendation. Started with potato pancakes, cheese and carmelized onion loaded spaetzel (like the BEST mac... More 

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We have been going to Old Heidelberg for years. I found it one time on my way home from a meeting in Fairfield County. And what a find it is. This is the real thing - good German food and great German Beer! We really love the outside beer garden where folks relax and enjoy the fresh air and the... More 

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

There are a lot of reviews here with some issues that I need to go over. First the price.... Yes it is a little expensive($110 for three people with three meals, appetizer, two sodas, and the biggest beer I've ever seen.) but it is a German restaurant, which are famous for being pricey. And old Heidelberg is definitely cheaper than... More 

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Oxford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been going to Old Heidelberg for years. Once or twice a year. Last night was the worst meal I've had in a restaurant. The saurbratten was overcooked,bad flavor,the spetzel was bland and mushy, the potato pancakes were tough and could not be eaten, it was as though I was being tested to see if I would eat this... More 

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Jermyn, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We loved our food at this place. Hard to find . Esp at night the sign should be out nearer the road or bigger. We ate outside. inside was tight esp since I am in a wheelchair... The food was just grand . The spatzle were great . Just the way mom use to make... We loved the food. I... More 

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Danbury, CT
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's October and time for some German food and a beer ,,, skip the Old Heidelberg , The food was bland , red cabbage was luke warm, meat and gravy cold .

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Redding, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was not my first visit to Old Heildelberg but it will be my last. This place was once very, very good. I don't know what happened. The potato pancakes were terrible. Any German restaurant that can't do potato pancakes has a problem. The sauerbraten was lacking any flavor and the jager snitzel was lacking in every aspect. Sorry to... More 

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We eat in Germany quite a bit. We like good German food. Heidelberg's food was simply okay. The sauerbraten wasn't cooked traditionally, although it had a pleasing flavor (just not like sauerbraten should be). The spaetzle was a bit rubbery and somehow did not taste quite right either. The kasespaetzel was bland, really bland. The schnitzel was tough. The carrot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 stony road, Bethel, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 203-797-1860

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?