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Zerbster Str. 4 a, 06844 Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 340 2215283
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Holstebro, Denmark
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

not very tasty, very average german food, great was only one of many - a pork knee, others not very good, staf friendly, but not speaking english, but they have an english menu. a huge place with no atmosphere.

Thank Veronika N
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The best choice to taste german cooking in Dessau. Traditional regional dishes are in the menù list, sided by the german cooking's key dish (schnitzel served in several ways). Local Beer. Good quality service.

Thank marvit_vit
Raleigh, North Carolina
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399 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 713 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Ratskeller is a German restaurant located in the City Hall building in the main Market Square in Dessau. It's a really cool building and the interior of the restaurant is beautiful as well. It has a very old feel. For dinner, I had chicken schnitzel, which was pretty good. The menus were in German, so I needed a colleague to... More 

Thank jmpncsu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2015

The restaurant is located in the old City Hall and that only gives him a special historical flavour. There is nothing special about this restaurant apart from the building where it is located. The food was casual, so as the service. We do not even remember our feelings after the visit. Mediocre. If you are looking for a restaurant in... More 

Thank Otto
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2015

I drank a fresh Mayboock beer. The food was excellent and the Kids still remember the wiener schnitzel. The service was perfect and the restaurant is very nice

Thank adelio93
Worsley, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stopover lunch whilst travelling, nice seating outside, with view across quiet square. Old town hall, vast inside- surprisingly quiet, but good local food, service great and inexpensive.

Thank Mark G
Johnstown, Colorado
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2014

I enjoyed a good meal for a fair price in a nice atmosphere. I can recommend the Ratskeller if you are looking for a comfortable reasonably priced meal in Dessau.

Thank Bill H
Farmington, Arkansas
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120 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

American in Germany looking for local character in a restaurant - and this place is a good one. Located in an old church with nice outdoor seating and great interior ambiance. The food was good and service better than most places. Tried 2 beers of local flavor and both were tasty. I would definitely go back if working in the... More 

Thank leftygolfer1
Copenhagen, Denmark
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

OK local food and delicious local beer. Nice place to sit outside and view the buzzling street life in Dessau ;-)

Thank Stefan J
Melbourne, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2009

Coming from the UK when the pound was roughly equal to the euro I found it really difficult to get value for money in Germany. The Ratskellar is situated in the cellar of the town hall (not surprisingly!) and has seating for quite a large number of people. It can be a bit hit and miss in terms of atmosphere,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zerbster Str. 4 a, 06844 Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony-Anhalt  >  Dessau
  • Phone Number: +49 340 2215283

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