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DAMPFE - das Borbecker Brauhaus

German, European, Central European
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Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
(0201) 630070
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

If you would like to have traditional, hearty meal and wash it down with a good beer, then this is the place, All of the food -schnitzel, sausage by the meter and the schweinhaxe - is served in the traditional way. The service and of course, the beer was excellent. Good meal, good price.

Thank Ziganki
Dayton, OH
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a business event dinner here, and it really showcased both the beer from the brewery and the regional cuisine. We had a special menu buffet the was very good. The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere seems to be that of a well liked local favorite establishment. The weather wasn't great, but they had a nice outdoor space... More 

Thank BuckeyeMom10
Essen, Germany
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122 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The food is good, the portions are generous and the prices very reasonable. The decoration is simple and the food good. The restaurant has many offers during the week (for example all you can eat schnitzel), so it is worth looking in their website.

Thank oly111
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Good food (especially meat), great beer, nice service and coasy environment (brewery style). I will come back on the next Essen trip! PS: Try the meat variations roasted on a spit - tastes great and looks nice :-)

Thank omza
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a great place to go for some good German beer and food. Lots of fun. This place is frequented by locals, not many tourist. But the staff was very helpful and made great recombinations for food in beer. In the warmer weather they have an outside patio. I can't wait to back.

1 Thank Robert H
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I never miss to bring my African friends to the "Dampfe". The atmosphere is so genuinely heartwarming "Ruhrgebiet". You really want your clients to soak it up. I love the variety of sausages, the various beers throuout the seasons, the sweet deserts... because its so popular, make sure to place a reservation in beforehand. Cannot miss to tell you that... More 

Thank Pargoman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

The food is ok, the quantities normal, prices fair, but it is noisy in there and the owner speaks only germaan however you can ask for an English menu. The mussels were v. Good .

Thank rimakr
Portland, Australia
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127 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We all were seated and enjoyed a great dark beer. Food was good but did not set the world on fire for the fixed menu. Has great atmosphere and service was good. Would go back again.

Thank Peter_B_Simons
Iserlohn, Germany
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

A historical brewery with excellent taste. All meals are on best niveau and the service is fast as well. You don't forget the visit, never ever!!!

Thank Achti
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

What a great place. A must for beer lovers......its a shame one of us was driving! What wonderful food too. Sausage delicious and very good pork fillet. Too full to make a desert. Very good value. Waiter very friendly Will be back in we are in the area

1 Thank MichH43

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, 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 - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heinrich-Brauns-Str. 9-15, 45355 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Essen
  • Phone Number: (0201) 630070

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?