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Restaurant Alter Keller

) #6 of 89 Restaurants in Rothenburg $$ - $$$ German, European,
Alter Keller 8, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9861 2268
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Alter Keller 8, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Found this restaurant on the recommendation of a local. A bit hard to find but well worth the effort. The food and the atmosphere was traditional german. Beautifully presented. I would make a reservation before attending. We didn't but we're just lucky. We got the...More

2  Thank SJCSydney
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I mostly recommend this place for the ambiance. Beautifully decorated with alot of little touches to look at - the place feels incredibly warm and cozy. The service is very friendly and good - the food is better than average but hardly memorable. The usual...More

Thank Matars_Z
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

Went based on TA reviews, and availability. We originally wanted to try a different place that night, but couldn't get in. No worries though, the Alter Keller was very good. There's kind of a farm-house feel to the place, which is really comfortable. The atmosphere...More

2  Thank Billy P
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

They do not provide takeaways and staff failed to state politely. When asked for hot water, it was covered with dirt. I dared not drink it. All except one staff was rude. Otherwise it would be a nice place with cute decor.

Thank linyh
Reviewed November 15, 2016

The food was delicious, service friendly and fast. The duck is crispy roasted and everything else was worth the visit, the best while there. It was extremely hot inside though, they turn the heating on too high for the weather only being about 50 outside....More

Thank ada d
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Came here on the reviews but was sadly disappointed. The Lady serving was polite, and the beer was good as to be expected, but the venison goulash was basically inedible. It was a large portion of very tough, grizzle filled meat! That was basically it...More

Thank Edlovescheese
Reviewed November 9, 2016

We stay there for a night. Tiny room, but romantic. Dinner closes early (not so good). It was a cozy place.

Thank RafaelBacha
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We were a bit tired of "local fare" but this was our last night so we went with it. I had the beef goulash with a side of cabbage -- very good. My husband had the pork knuckle -- also good and, of course, lots...More

1  Thank Judi S
Reviewed October 26, 2016

Very small, quaint little restaurant set just off the main streets of Rothenburg. Friendly service and a wonderful menu. You can't go wrong with any of the choices.

2  Thank Jay B
Reviewed October 23, 2016

Enjoyable meal, very much "home cooking" style. I tried the venison ragout accompanied by a local red wine. Neither was disappointing, but the main dishes are quite large so I did not have appetite for dessert. It looks like it would be nice in summer...More

Thank Juerg D
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roy v
We will be in Rothenburg over Christmas, does this restaurant open over the christmas period, if not does anyone know of ones that do . Cheers Roy
March 6, 2017|
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Response from Sandraaimolen | Reviewed this property |
You should ask the restaurant.
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Are you open for lunch on Thursday (Dec 22nd 2016)?
November 16, 2016|
Response from Gsa011 | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner of the restaurant just a customer.
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Elaine G
Is it possible to make a reservation in advance on line?
May 14, 2016|
Response from dh14ster | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I'm sorry, I'm not sure because we just went there and got a table. They are very accomodating, and I think if you go fairly early early, i.e., before 7 pm, you should be okay. The tourists seem to leave around that time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $19
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Alter Keller 8, 91541, Rothenburg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Rothenburg
  • Phone Number: +49 9861 2268
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