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Ratskeller

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$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
+49 6151 26444
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had Sauerbraten here and it was divine. Good service and value for money. Food was very tasty and changed my mind about German food.

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Thank Merilyn M
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to go on a sunny day! You can sit outside and enjoy the sun and the view. Great for a beer and the food is good as well. The inside is nice as well with the copper brewing barrels, but it is really the best on a sunny day. Relax and watch all... More 

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Thank katie W
UK
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014

nice beer but the food is a bit hit or miss. the bratwurst is great and the schweinhaxe was nice. The schnitzel was tough :-( great waiters

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Thank wearyTravellerUk
Darmstadt, Germany
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a nice place to take your visitors for a beer since they have a very decent selection, and a bit of typical hearty hessian food: Handkäs mit Musik, Kochkäs, Grie Soß, etc. It is cozy inside in winter time and very pleasant to sit in the outside in spring & summer. However, one has to say too that... More 

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Thank Gaussiana
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place is a great place to sit outside in the summer sampling their on site brewed beer and their excellent German food

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Thank Nick P
Luton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Really good place to stop for a beer and a bit of people watching on a sunny day.Food menu not extensive but good hearty stuff just made to be washed down with the house brewed beer.I try and drop in whenever visiting Darmstadt and it has pretty much stayed the same in the 20 odd years I have been visiting.

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Thank David C
Dubai
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fantastic German Food & Beer Brewed on site could not have been better served with friendly staff. Outside Seating in the Markeplatz Walking distance from the Welcome Hotel

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Thank GlobalHedgehog
Titusville, Florida
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116 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

The Ratskeller is in the city center of Darmstadt and you cant miss the tall white barn like building. The beer is outstanding and if you sit at the bar watch the master pourer fill the beer steins one after another and not stopping. As soon as they are filled they are taken away and it is worth watching this... More 

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Thank George H
Florence, Kentucky, United States
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135 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Ratskeller is in the city center of Darmstadt. You can sit outside or inside. It has two floors inside, with the top floor a bit more formal. There is a salad bar inside, which is Okay, but nothing really special. The menu items I've had are all excellent. The fried pork is typical German, but cooked to perfection. The... More 

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Thank Shannon D
Barcelona, Spain
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Good beer and outdoor seating in summer but that's all. Food variety is very limited, service is a bit annoying (continuosly pushing to drink beers) and the place is usually very crowded.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $22
Cuisine
German, Bar, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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?