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Max Stark

#39 of 1,912 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
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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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Cologne, Germany
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice and authentic location with the best local beer in town. And the food is a good value, too. Spend a evening there and taste the fresh kölsch beer and meet some locals.

Thank highflyer1968
San Diego, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant with good food, good people and great beer. You must try the fried pork knuckle but it's only offered on Fridays and you have to make a reservation several weeks in advance. Believe me, it's well worth the wait. Definitely family friendly but loud and crowded. What a great time and I always try to... More 

Thank Marc H
Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We had the bratwurst and the Wiener schnitzel, it was excellent with excellent frite!! Great service and good local bier. Everyone else here for lunch was a local which usually indicates good food. We enjoyed it!

Thank llynnm
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Love the fresh beer and also the food.Very authentic KOLN food. great atmosphere. Great service. Will be back

Thank David W
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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
Waterloo, Belgium
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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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359 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?