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The Rathskeller

401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-636-0396
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Ranked #72 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Cuisines: American, German, Seafood
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Poland, Maine
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

6 ladies at 6:30 for dinner. Our waitress explained the menu as well as gave us several recommendations for what to do in the city. I was a little nervous about trying German food, having never had it before. The fabulous bargain was to split an entree for an extra 9.95. It sounds like a lot, but each person got... More

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USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Their brats were great. Of course, great selection of beers. Servicc was great too. Kids enjoyed cordon blue and potato pancakes. Definately going back.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The bar has a real Rathskeller fell with lots of German beer. It has a full menu but if you want more of a dinning experience go to the dinning room. It is more Intimate and is a real German restaurant with old fashion German decorations.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and friends and we loved it. The atmosphere is great. It's an old historic building in downtown Indy. The restaurant is located downstairs which adds to the charm. Dinner was amazing. From the schnitzel cordon blue to the applewood pork chops to the incredible beers, everything was perfect, even the service. If your in Indy... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Very good German food and atmosphere. All four of us enjoyed our German selections but it is just way too much food!

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Louisville
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This has always been one of my favorite places to eat in Indianapolis. Everything I have ever had to eat there has been excellent. I recommend the Ruben sandwich and German potato salad. Also, they have a huge selection of German beers and the atmosphere is very German.

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Naperville, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I understand that The Rathskeller is a local institution, but it lacked the spark of anything exceptional for me. Entrees seemed very expensive for what they were, and this is clearly a kitchen that's all about volume production.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I went to the Rathskeller with my girlfriend before a show at the Murat across the street not knowing what to expect. I got a chicken sandwich with two large sides for about $13. The food was excellent. I was shocked by the quality of food I got for that low cost. The severs were outstanding. If any server noticed... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good food goodsssss beers good party... Nice place old style . Ask for the germany plates please do not ask for a spaghetti

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Olathe, Kansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The building is architecturally interesting, the interior very old world charming and the food well worth the visit. We shared their wurst platter with sauerkraut, red cabbage, german potato salad and spaetze. The portion was easily share-able and each sausage was very flavorful and distinct. The german potato salad was reminiscent of that from my childhood and the other sides... More

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