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

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  • 3
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely outdoor patio, pretty good food....

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Parker, CO
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300 reviews 300 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
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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150 reviews 150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Zurich, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Restaurant Sonne is a nice location for simple local food and a beer in their beer garden. The thick chestnut foliage shields from the glaring sun or light rain - a very pleasant atmosphere. After exploring the city a bit, it offers the best outdoor seating in my opinion. The menu includes local many local dishes. Visiting at lunch, I... 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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