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401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-636-0396
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Ranked #84 of 2,036 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, German, Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Greenwood, Indiana, USA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a good experience. This night there were probably 400-500 restaurant patrons during the course of the evening, all served from one kitchen. Not a problem. We were served promptly and received our food in a reasonable amount of time. First, we were given a basket of bread with a large pretzel. Good, but watch out for the mustard.... More 

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Atlanta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

What a great old building steeped in history. Love the decor. Stuffed animal heads everywhere! Wait staff went above and beyond. I like a good jäger schnitzel. They substituted spaetzle at no charge for the potato salad. Nice touch. Hot pretzel came with mustard before the meal. Delicious. The schnitzel was great although it was smothered in far too much... More 

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Indianapolis
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There was a group of 8 of us that seen a comedy show, then went to the Rathskeller across the street after on a Saturday night. They had a celtic band playing that was awesome! We ordered Brat n' Kraut Balls, Chicken Cordon Bleu Fingers, Loaded French Fries and Hot Wurst Platte. All appetizers and great for sharing after a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My girlfriend and I met my cousin and husband for lunch Christmas week and all were pleased. I personally enjoyed the free hot pretzel with spicy mustard appetizer and a sausage platter. All agreed the German food was delicious and the atmosphere pleasant. The waitress was a hoot and the prices very reasonable. Will definitely return!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The building is beautiful and historic. I've always liked the atmosphere, but the food is blah and we never eat here anymore. If you want me to come downtown, then wow me with your food. There is no wow factor. I can't even say it is good. The building is the only good thing about this restaurant. That is a... More 

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Hammond, Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I enjoyed dinner at The Rathskeller on New Year's Eve with a large group of about 15 people. We were sat in a semi-private room upstairs in the building, away from the regular seating in the restaurant. It was actually neat to be in this room. It was probably quieter than the larger restaurant area. The decorations for Christmas were... More 

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Met friends for a lengthy (3 hour) visit over lunch. Service was excellent - didn't try to rush us out. Appetizers were large enough that we didn't need to order entrees. Selection of beer from Europe was a nice accompaniment to the German-themed food that we enjoyed.

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Westville, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Not cheap but worth every penny. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it just seems a little cramped. I would rather wait a few minutes and not sit on my neighbor. The food is fantastic and the draft beer selection is really good. Definitely recommend!

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We came here with a group of people. I was excited to eat here as I heard it is very good. I was very pleased with the food. If you enjoy German food, this place should not disappoint.

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Bruce Peninsula
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We ate here as a big group. In town for a trade show. The food was great, staff was great, walking distance (even in the cold)

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Additional Information about The Rathskeller

Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317-636-0396
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American, German, Seafood

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