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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
203-797-1860
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Very good food, FANTASTIC BUFFET!

My wife and I had the all-you-can-eat buffet, arriving around 9pm on a Tuesday night. We were in heaven!!! (Note that the buffet is only a couple nights per week so call or check their website first if you plan to go just for that.) First, we arrived very late, nearly closing time, but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Christopher F
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East Fishkill, New York
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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MILTON
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

What a great meal!! The bread that came before the meal was baked pretzels with hot mustard...delicious!! We each had a beer (1/2 price because it was their anniversary), and we really enjoyed our meal! I've marked this exit in our Atlas, so when we travel back and forth from FL to Maine we will be sure to stop here!!

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East Fishkill, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My wife and I had the all-you-can-eat buffet, arriving around 9pm on a Tuesday night. We were in heaven!!! (Note that the buffet is only a couple nights per week so call or check their website first if you plan to go just for that.) First, we arrived very late, nearly closing time, but the staff still welcomed us and... More 

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CT
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I've been meaning to write a review of Old Heidelberg for some time. My family has dined here a number of times and we have never been disappointed in either the food or the service. The portions are very generous--the sauerbraten with spaetzle and red cabbage is a favorite, but I also recommend the gulasch and the potato pancakes. The... More 

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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
12 helpful votes 12 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?