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The Rathskeller

401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-636-0396
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Ranked #74 of 1,996 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
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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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English first
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 NEW

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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95 reviews 95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Memphis, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I ended up having to travel for business on my birthday, so this was a solo endeavor. I sat at the bar and the bartender quickly came for my drink order and fixed me up with a 32 ounce Warsteiner Dunkel - a fantastic start! I had the baked brie appetizer and the jaegerschnitzel. Both were excellent. Finally, a comped... More

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Mattoon, Illinois
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285 reviews 285 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our first stop on a recent three-day jaunt was in Indianapolis, at our lunch stop: the Rathskeller. Why this place? Well, it features German food, which we like and don’t get a chance to eat very often. But the main reason - I wanted to have a meal in the oldest restaurant in Indianapolis. The place is located in the... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I can imagine this place must be awesome when there is a crowd. As it was, we were the only people there, but the food and beers were good. A little worried about Hawaiian Chicken being served at a German restaurant, but the traditional fare was very authentic.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We always make a point of stopping in when we are in town. Whether it's for a beer and some appetizers or dinner, we have never been disappointed. The food is good and the atmosphere is so unique.

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PACIFIC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We really like good German food so this place looked like a winner. But while it was very quaint and historic, the food was only average. The schnitzel only came in pork, no veal. And while it was OK, it was nothing to write home about. The potato pancakes were more like a McDonalds hash brown and not a true... More

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