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The Rathskeller

401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-636-0396
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Ranked #96 of 2,002 Restaurants in Indianapolis
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 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
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Not much more to say but awesome. The food top notch., beer, awesome, service, amazing. I am a german and this food is authentic! Red Cabbage better than my O'Ma's...

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Skokie, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Went for a Friday lunch. Seating was immediate with very good service. Beers were ordered and promptly served. Specials were mentioned. Lunches were ordered. My salad was good, my pasta dish was delicious. One desert, apple strudel, was ordered and shared by all five of us. With 2 beers, 2 coffees, 5 lunches (2 with salads and one with soup,... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What a great atmosphere in this place !! Huge catering hall, great bar area, small dining rooms and outdoor bier garten. Good menu. Lots of German specialties. Great breadbasket included pretzel !! Assortment of sausages was just perfect. Watch out for the VERY spicy hot mustard !! Apple Strudel was big enough to share.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Beer was good. I had cordon bleu schnitzel which was not like how I have ever eaten it before. Not that great at all. I would say from experience from living in Germany, that this is not authentic German.

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Carmel
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The building is a fabulous treat, but the food is too much. A single meal is expensive and it is strongly suggested to split a single meal. We ordered the Wurst dinner and it came with 4 different flavored wurst links. This was huge and I cannot imagine any single person eating that much food. I will admit not a... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good German food, better German beer and a unique setting in an old building to boot! Sit outside in the beer garden and listen to live music for a real treat. In the restaurant, I enjoy the jaegerschnitzel and the wurst plus the good potato salad and potato pancakes, all at a reasonable price. Watch out for the mustard that... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was at the Bier Garten for a fundraiser. The soft pretzels were free,so I of course ate that. YUM! Eat this with the hot mustard provided. However, if you are sensitive to spicy this will get you. I ordered the portabello mushroom. I was in 7th heaven. Well marinated. The accompaning spinach was out of this world - so... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Disclosure: I am German, and I teach college German. At the end of the semester my small class of four students asked whether we could go to the Rathskeller, it would be so amazing. So I went with them, and it was the first and LAST time I went there. Interior: The place is DARK already as not much natural... More

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Nineveh, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always eat at the Rathskeller when we go to a concert downtown because you can't beat the food or the drinks. If you love great German food, and beer, than this is the place for you. I always get the Ruben with the 7 bean salad, and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I'm not a beer... More

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ballwin mo
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Here in the Capitol Of Auto Racing is the " Capitol Of Fine German Dining " Wonderful food, wines, imported beers, and good value for the dollar.

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