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The Rathskeller

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Downtown Indianapolis
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401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-636-0396
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

We visited The Rathskeller as part of large group. Organization of the evening was easy and smooth, however, adjusted our number of people seemed to cause some difficulty. The atmosphere was wonderful, we enjoyed the beverage selections and the food was as a whole was good. I ordered the NY strip... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jeff B
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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208 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited The Rathskeller as part of large group. Organization of the evening was easy and smooth, however, adjusted our number of people seemed to cause some difficulty. The atmosphere was wonderful, we enjoyed the beverage selections and the food was as a whole was good. I ordered the NY strip , but if I were to do over I... More 

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Thank Jeff B
Michigan City IN, United States
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting our son and his fiance and wanted to see the venue they will be using for their wedding. It will be beautiful. We had a late lunch and it was delicious!

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Thank Theresa B
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed visiting this restaurant while in town for business. The theme was authentic, I loved the decorations of moose heads and German beer steins! I also appreciated that their were more selections on the menu than just German food. While I enjoyed tasting some authentic German food as an appetizer, I chose the sun dried tomato and feta pasta... More 

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Thank CMX4114
Carl Junction, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had this on my list to try. Awesome building in downtown Indy. Good food. Seems to be more authentic German food. I didn't care for some of it, but overall nice experience. Lots of food. Sausage plate and 1 beer $35/tip

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Thank routemanj
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great German food! I love the food and the atmosphere here. The best German food in town served in a very authentic German setting!

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Thank 970alexanderp
Texas
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The restaurant is situated in a historic building and serves traditional german influenced food. The restaurant can also be reserved for large groups or meetings. Our large group reception at the restaurant was a lot of fun.

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Thank Restless_Explorer
beachlover8307
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We came here for a show on a Friday night. The stage is small and the sound wasn't the best, but it was still a fun night. We didn't eat, so I can't say anything about the food. I generally don't like beer, but really enjoyed one of the German beers on tap. The beers are huge too! Definitely a... More 

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Thank beachlover8307
Indiana
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I went here for a venue stakeout for my company. I was introduced by the owner who was informative, respectful and willing to listen (hard to find). I was given a full tour of the facility which was warm, decorated (holidays) and it was in high spirits. The owner was willing to work with what I had for my idea... More 

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Thank Katie W
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I went to Rathskeller with my brother and sister to celebrate my brothers birthday. It was my first visit to the restaurant and I was very pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent and the service was superb. We were there at lunchtime and even though they were moderately busy, everything seem to run very smoothly. I don't visit downtown Indianapolis... More 

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Thank Ann W
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful experience with great food, service and atmosphere! Decorated for the holidays, very pretty. Recommend the Ruben and the Frikadelle sandwiches.

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Thank Dave H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-636-0396

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?