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Alte Schmiede

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German, European, Central European
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Ochsentorstr. 17 | Durlach, 76227, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49(721) 49 27 11
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Antwerp, Belgium
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

We enjoyed with colleagues this place - a lot of 'Badisch-schwabisch' food choices available. Big plates, 'average to good' quality/taste. We missed a good wine list, beer selection is OK. Service was swift and friendly. Be aware that parking spaces are limited in that area of Durlach.

Thank 222Peter_B222
Shanghai, China
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

It was as always a very nice evening with great food and a very attentive, personal service. Badisch specials, a nicely made menu followed by an extra Schnaps & desert menu.

Thank Tobias W
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

The dinner was done through buffet so food diversity was obviously limited. Thus I can only comment on what was ordered . The quality was fine but quite simple. However, I would highly recommend on a soup and on panacota desert which were really delicious. Environment also is nice in a traditional German restaurant . So I recommend the place... More 

Thank Fabrice D
Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there with a local German friend and it was just a great little place in Durlach. Perhaps do a quick walk around Durlach town and then head over for a bite. Easy access via local tram and served amazing Maultaschen and Spaetzle. The beer choices are a treat with variety of local brews. Highly recommend for those looking for... More 

Thank sagidec
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105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Excellent restaurant serving quite traditinal German dishes, asparagus was served in different ways as it was in season, the portions are probably too big, but then the German have big appetites! Great service, and nice tables outside when it is warm. It is a place not to be missed for quality and value for money.

Thank lisbethReigate
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285 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It is a typical German restaurant with very tasty food. The beer is perfect and the wine selection id good. The service is very good. They have a very good selection of ancient foods that are very tasty. A must to visit restaurant

Thank Ivanmil
Alice Springs, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. I was a bit worried after reading a review saying the menu was in local dialect and the staff didn't speak English. There was no need to worry, both waitresses spoke very good English and they immediately offered us an English menu. The snails, prawns, beef and schnapps we had were... More 

Thank stevehendo
Baden-Baden, Germany
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233 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great location, lovely food, nice staff, not crowded, beer garden and great wine and large beer selection. Great value for money, nice lunch area.

Thank cecilia1234cd
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This ranks 3rd out of 195 restaurants in Karlsruhe on Tripadvisor which astonishes me and makes me never want to eat out in Karlsruhe ever again! The food is mass catering and not well executed at all. It consisted of large plates of school dinner type food with no demonstration that the chef had any cooking skills whatsoever other than... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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118 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Visited in March for a business dinner with 12 colleagues. Cozy setting with various rooms set apart by a few stairs to different levels. Food was traditional local German with flair. Staff was friendly and efficient. I would be glad to return.

Thank bradleystat

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ochsentorstr. 17 | Durlach, 76227, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Karlsruhe
  • Phone Number: +49(721) 49 27 11

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