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Landsgemeindeplatz 1, Appenzell 9060, Switzerland
+41 71 7871122
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location in old town Appenzell

Had lunch with my family on their outside patio, which has a number of tables under old trees. Great location off of the main town square and by the main pedestrian zone (hauptgasse). The food was traditional local dishes, which were great. I had the local Roesti with a mixed salad and my children... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had lunch with my family on their outside patio, which has a number of tables under old trees. Great location off of the main town square and by the main pedestrian zone (hauptgasse). The food was traditional local dishes, which were great. I had the local Roesti with a mixed salad and my children had local sausages with pasta. All... More 

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Parker, CO
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I only rated this average as we weren't completed satisfied. We were a group of 12...and it wasn't busy, but it took really long to get the food to us. Most of the dishes were pretty good...the soups way too salty, but the rest pretty good. Atmosphere in the side room a bit sterile, but had the weather been better,... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Having been for a great walk above Appenzell Heinz from Lutisberg asked a local where the best place to eat a Swiss boiled sausage. When we arrived we found this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed this local delicacy with a Swiss cheese topped noodles and a locally brewed beer

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San Diego
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The menu is typical Swiss and the food is well prepared. The place is busy, which is good, but the wait staff seems a little overwhelmed.

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Sao Paulo, Brasil
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

After a long Sunday of touring on the region of Appenzell, we stopped to have a late lunch at this adorable restaurant on the city center of Appenzell. What a wonderful surprise! We sat on the garden under huge trees and had an excellent meal there. The waitress was very friendly and the food delicious and well cooked. It also... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The inside seating area is quite small and we had to share a long table with other guests. The food was good and the service quick.

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I stopped there for dinner after visiting the charming but very touristy village of Appenzell. The restaurant is located directly on the main square Landsgemeindeplatz, and has a large, inviting terrace. Unfortunately positive aspects are offset by negative points. On the plus side, the waitress was friendly and smiling during the entire meal. The Cordon Bleu I chose as main... More 

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Taipei
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is the fourth time for me to eat at Sonne and I always order rosti with cheese and egg. It was really delicious and tasty! The spaetzle served with apple kompot was also great! Highly recommended if you want to try authentic Appenzeller food.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This welcoming outside restaurant is a great place to have a meal in this cute town. This place is busy and popular, so don't expect alot of service , but they did great for as busy as they were! The menu has great choices, and the prices are reasonable compared to many other places in town. The outdoor garden is... More 

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New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

All the previous reviews that mentioned the nice location are correct. You can eat inside or out. I heard from other people that the service was better indoors. I ate indoors because it had just stopped raining and there was no time to clean off the outdoor section when I wanted to eat. The menu features all kinds of locally... More 

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  • Address: Landsgemeindeplatz 1, Appenzell 9060, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Appenzell  >  Appenzell
  • Phone Number: +41 71 7871122

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