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Old Heidelberg

55 stony road, Bethel, CT
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Ranked #31 of 62 Restaurants in Bethel
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
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Oxford, Connecticut
1 review
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
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Oxford, Connecticut, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The wife and I went to the Old Heidelberg Resturant today for lunch. The meals were one of the best that we have had. We started with potato pancakes and cucumber salad for starters. Wow were they delicious. The wife ordered Jager snitzel with spatzel and red cabbage, it was enough to feed 2 to 3 people. She said that... More 

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Redding, Connecticut
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25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food was overpriced for how good it was (spaetzle was bland, meat was too salty, schnitzek was dry). But the service is really why the 2 stars and not 3. Very slow. Ridiculously slow. Dinner should not be a 3.5 hour event in a place like this.... Reservations are not accepted for the weekends, which is, but then don't seat... More 

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Monroe, CT
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33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been here many, many times over the years, going back to when it was known as Helga's. For the past several years this has been where we celebrated my birthday. My birthday fell on a Tuesday this year and I made a reservation for six for dinner. When we got to the restaurant the hostess informed us that they... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Never again. Prices are jacked up, no service, $7 beer in a plastic cup, not nearly enough seating, restaurant closed-porta-potties only, awful parking lot, one small tent with no view of the band, band lacked any connection to the audience. I too am a regular traveler to Germany. This is not how Octoberfest is done.

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Brookfield, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Good, authentic German food is hard to find, and this place does not disappoint. Having traveled in Germany a few times and having two family members who are German expats, we can be a tough crowd. The beer selections are awesome, many you haven't even heard of before even for those who consider themselves beer aficionados. In spring through early... More 

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Additional Information about Old Heidelberg

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

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