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Max Stark

#39 of 1,849 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very good food, excellent beer. If you want to try the real typical german food, Max Stark is the right place for you!

Thank giorgia89roma
Naples, Italy
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29 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although this isn't unusual for a place in Europe to only take cash, one has to bear in mind that it is a little off the beaten track so make sure you have money before visiting. Staff were more than a little unfriendly and if you can't speak even a little German then you might struggle. One person in our... More 

Thank Michelle M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was packed with people, mostly locals. We entered and were warmly greeted by a waitress. Despite our non-existent German, we were quickly seated and offered an English menu. The waitress kept the beer flowing while we waited for our food, which was absolutely delicious! This place felt very typical German and not touristy.

Thank muscatravelr
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Went there with business colleagues in Cologne for a beer and traditional Cologne food. It was very busy, we stood at a small table for about an hour and had some 'light bites' of things like blood sausage, delicious raw minced pork with onions and an amazing smelly cheese, washed down with round after round of freshly pulled small glasses... More 

Thank Mark B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

I went with a group of 3 on a Sunday evening. The service was very friendly and fun. We chose classical options like the pork knuckle and schnitzel, the food was really tasty and heart warming. Cold Kölsch beer was a good companion for the meal. The quality is very good for the price and I would definitely return if... More 

Thank Pablo Pereira P
Pequannock, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Very good brew house with reasonable food & very good kolsch. It's pretty small & gets crowded but worth the visit. I had the beef brisket & it was top notch. Had a cream sauce & the beets were nice.

Thank Rich H
Tampa, Florida
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120 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

They make everything from scratch in the kitchen and produce their own small batch Kolsch beer making a winning combination. The Food is well prepared and plentiful, bring your appetite! Small location so plan on arriving early to get a table. Well worth the visit!

Thank parkerpr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Typical small Cologne Brew house serving Päffgen Kölsch. The food is typically Rhenish and large serves. I had the pork press wurst with bratkartoffel it was excellent.

Thank Jurgen002002
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Max Stark is a must do . everyone was so friendly we ordered the rheinischer sauerbraten, which is a horse meat cooked with raisins, apples and almonds. also had the wiener schnitzel which is a breaded veil cutlet was totally amazing. and of course keep the KOLSCH flowing. Good idea to reserve a table in advance as it is an... More 

Thank Katrina H
Rishon Lezion, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The service was very friendly! They had manus in english which really helped. I've ordered the Pferdesauerbraten, which is a horse meat cookied with raisens, apples and almonds. It was very good. Don't forget to keep drinking the Kölsch!

Thank Assaf85

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.

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