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Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 26444
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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162 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located centrally with plenty of space to sit outside this is the perfect spot for a quick bite, lunch/dinner or just a cold beer. The staff is attentive and the food is good. Do check their daily/seasonal specials.

Thank Holger G
Darmstadt, Germany
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Always friendly stuff, good beer and traditional german food. Plus they also serve Äppler. It is locatet in front of the Residenzschloss at the Market Place. Always one of my favourite places for enjoying the summer's sun.

Thank JanikeDa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

As mentioned already in so many reviews, the location and ambiance is excellent. The only complaint that i have is that there are no vegetarian options in the food menu. Even the fried potato in finger food section is not vegetarian, we were told by the guy serving us in broken English that it has pork in it or something... More 

Thank Shilpa S
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258 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Yes, you can sit outside and watch people. That is pretty much it. The beer is not the best one (watery) and the food is below average. Service not attentive at all. But the most outrageous thing: they charge you 3 Euro for a glass of tap (yes, tap) water!

Thank Silvia E
College Station, Texas
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574 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Yes, they are in the perfect location at the main square. That would be the only good thing to report because it allows you to sit and enjoy the view. Unfortunately, the Hefeweizen was rather watery and left an unpleasant aftertaste. Compared to other German restaurants I have been to, this place is far overrated. Service was average. My friend... More 

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Saint Jacob, Illinois
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

You must stop by in the Markplatz and have a beer outside at the Ratskeller. They have self brewed unfiltered beers and they are fantastic. Food inside is awesome also...Gulasch and soft cheese with bread was fantastic.

Thank David L
Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Ratskeller is the meeting point with your friends, colleagues, taste a nice beer and/or have a meal, inside or outside in the nice wood tables in the Platz. Outside, indoors and underground where the atmosfere is great. The place to meet in Dramstadt!

Thank sneto2015
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We and three friends arrived, without booking, on a Sunday evening and we were made to feel welcome from the start. Our waiter was helpful, to say the least, and he took some gentle ribbing with good humour throughout our meal. The fried sausages and the beef goulash were accompanied by sautéed potatoes/sauerkraut and noodles respectively, both dishes were as... More 

Thank ACCallender
Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Great location! The downstairs is a humming beer pub with standard (German) fare. The upstairs is more of a sit down restaurant. The word that sticks to mind is 'solid care' where the stuff is good but as little less on exciting :) The local beers (upstairs or downstairs) are standouts! The location, inside the old city hall, is cool... More 

Thank n s
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

If you hanker for typical Bavarian pig and beer then this is for you. We visited during a lovely spring evening so could sit outside in the Marktplatz and enjoy the ambience. Great value food in huge portions. Fabulous for large groups of people as the service is quick and unassuming. If you're lucky you can get the whole place... More 

Thank Miles S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $22
German, European, Bar, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Darmstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 6151 26444

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