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88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute little place to have a hamburger or more.

The place is small but not overcrowded. There are booths and a nice place to meet friends for dinner or a snack. The restaurant also has a lovely bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
sandy0106
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Southbury, Connecticut
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Southbury, Connecticut
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The place is small but not overcrowded. There are booths and a nice place to meet friends for dinner or a snack. The restaurant also has a lovely bar.

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Southbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For years we didn't come to the Rathskeller. It's location is sort of tucked away, and the menu reads as somewhat pedestrian; however we've been going much more often lately, and it's actually quite special. The environment is pleasing, the staff is friendly, and the food is consistently good. The burgers are top-notch, but it's also the kind of place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Girlfriend and I went here one night. Absolutely loved it from the moment we walked in. Greeted and seated right away, small, quaint place perfect for a couple date night. I had the salmon burger and she ordered the veggie burger. Both dishes were delicious. We will return!

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this is the place to eat. Great gourmet food and costs comparable to other fine restaurants.

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It was good night, we could find a place to eat, so we googled Rathskeller. We were a little nervous when we approached, but the seating and staff were great. The menu was good, and the red wine was fine. Food was execellent. I would eat here again and recommend it.

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for a few years. Last night, I had dinner there. I like everything about it. The food is very good. The prices are reasonable. The salads are fresh and not served extremely cold, which is a pet peeve of mine. The bar area is usually very lively but not extremely loud. They have... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Varied menu and food is well prepared and tasty. We usually eat at the bar but the booths are nice as well. They have a great selection on the menu of full meals and pub fare. I would highly recommend their salads, good sized portions and very fresh. Also, their soups are wonderful! Great place for lunch or dinner, casual... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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58 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Have been going here for a while and last visit was just that, last. Food is ok - Service is ok - But when you see bugs in the dining room you are warned it's not for me. Mentioned that large creepy crawlers to the Waitress and she said it was a small issue the owner would take care of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stopped on way back from business trip. Was pleasantly surprised when seated and served a delicious, fair priced meal. Great service and food was delicious

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Oxford, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I went for lunch there on Tuesday 10/21. I had the October fest lunch special ; Knockwurst, Bratwurst, potato pancake & apple sauce. It was very good and reasonably priced. There was a decent lunch crowd there for a Tuesday and the service was very good. If there was a ding it was the price of two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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