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Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant

320 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3604 (Downtown)
414-276-2720
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Ranked #41 of 1,413 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: German
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fredonia, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The food was tops. Hot and freshly prepared. Dolores, our server, provided perfect service and care. This place was worth every bit of the money. What a treat to eat something besides bar food out. It was a classic experience. The place is beautiful inside. It was a wonderful all around dining experience. I still smile thinking of it. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere, service and food choices will take you back to the very best of Old World dining. Try the Black Forest Schnitzel and Strudel for dessert - it's an A+!

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Mequon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is our second trip to Karl Ratzsch's and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere is beautiful and takes you away on an Austrian experiance. The German specialities are all made from Mama Ratzsch's recipes. The deserts are all made on premises. Diffinitely, not fast food. This is a place for speacial occasions where you can come, relax and enjoy... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Karl Ratzsch's isn't one of the new "trendy" haute cuisine places that are (fortunately) becoming commonplace in Milwaukee and around much of the US. This is old school, authentic German cuisine akin to what your great great grandmother Gertrude from Grafelfing would make. My favorites are the Consommé with Liver Dumplings and the Roast Goose Shank. The selection of German... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was a little disappointed at our visit to the restaurant. Maybe my expectations were too high but the food was not nearly as good as I had hoped. First we had a discount coupon and maybe it was my imagination but once we said that the waitress seemed a little cool toward us. I ordered the pork schnitzel she... More 

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have made this restaurant a must stop for the Christmas holiday season. I love the old world decor and festive touches that are added for the season. I have always had great service. The food is a real treat. I've had the European sampler, the goulash, the pork shank, the Black Forest schnitzel. I would recommend all of these.... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have two fantastic German fine dinning places in Milwaukee -Karl's and Maders. Atmosphere is so authenic and food preportaion is spot on.

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Brookfield, WI
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Karl Ratzsch's offers wonderful German favorites. Their Wiener Schnitzel is my favorite. If you are a Groupon follower, a bargain can be found on occasion. But beware, you must order from the dinner menu to use your Groupon. Otherwise NO SOUP FOR YOU!

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Oxford, AL
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We took our German exchange student here while we were visiting WI from Alabama. She said it was the beat schnitzel she has ever had! The menu excited her, so I can only imagine that meant it was a reminder of home! The food was fantastic! I'm not a sauerkraut fan, but actually enjoyed it in the Oktoberfest Fries. It... More 

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Dousman, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

went to ratsch's on Saturday night. had reservations. parking was horrific - valet or on the street. overpriced for mediocre food. servers was nice and competent. it was cramped and crowded. there is one women's bathroom with 2 stalls; one was out of service. the bathroom is on second floor. you need to navigate around coats in the hallway, servers... More 

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Additional Information about Karl Ratzsch's Restaurant

Address: 320 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3604
Phone Number: 414-276-2720
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: German

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