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Ol Heidelberg Cafe

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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6125 University Dr NW Ste E14, Huntsville, AL 35806-1769
+1 256-922-0556
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sebewaing, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We're rounding out our camping trip and have been eating only at restaurants that we do not have back home. This was our last night in town and we were thinking of keeping it simple and getting a pizza to go. Glad we didn't! We found Ol Heidelberg Cafe and we hadn't had any German food yet on the trip.... More 

Thank mamawren3
Huntsville, Alabama
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149 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, I lived in a village in the northern Black Forest 8 years. The local restaurant and biergarten were across the street from our house. Is Ol Heidelberg authentic? Well first thing is that German food varies somewhat as you travel around Germany, so this can be a matter of local variance.. In southwest Germany for instance, red cabbage really... More 

Thank Kent W
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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90 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ol Heidelberg Huntsville: service was good, people are nice, food was fresh. But my food was bland, which may be a characteristic of German food. I had the Assortment Platter, with weiner schnitzel, bratwurst, veal cordon bleu and spaetzle. The red cabbage and the German potato salad were good. I recommend the restaurant.

Thank alexwolf2016
Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for the real thing? Looking for well prepared and presented? How about reasonable pricing? All right, then, this is the place! Tucked away in a strip mall east of downtown, people still find it it and flock to it, so make reservations.

Thank Joe_M_28269
Huntsville, Alabama
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was moderately tasty, unfortunately overpriced. We waited 1 1/2 hours to get the food and the service was okay. I had a Hungarian schnitzel and my wife had a sausage meal that with tip was over $48. I don't feel that the value was there as most of the remaining menu items were even more expensive.

Thank Dennis B
Colorado Springs
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering you smell the strong musty/old smell right away - kinda slaps you in the face. The food was just okay. I had the Rouladen which was cooked so the meat was dry in the outside and the pickle had no taste. I would guess they were a little old. I've eaten here before and it was better, so... More 

Thank pjtracey
Huntsville, Alabama
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141 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Locally owned. Not a chain. I do not recommend fish here but all other dishes are outstanding. Specializes in German food but many American dishes. Service is excellent. Desserts are good.

Thank Bedrock1831
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just like being in Germany but closer. Try any of the snittzl. I like the veal but pork and chicken fine too. For a change order it stuffed with ham and cheese. Potatoes with bacon are even better than the entries. A bit old school with hand written billing and credit card slips but rustic. Service is friendly. Great German... More 

Thank Dwightcr
Franklin, Tennessee
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have to believe that if a bunch of German scientists hadn't been brought to Huntsville to develop rockets after WW II, this location would be a barbecue joint. Perhaps the best German cuisine south of Milwaukee, certainly in the Southeast. The decor, especially in the back dining room, provided the appropriate atmosphere. Service was great, and our server happily explained... More 

Thank Chris R
Hoover, Alabama
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We went here for an early dinner. We tried the sausage sampler appetizer which was very tasty. They make an european slaw which is very good. They have two German beers on tap that we enjoyed. When we were leaving they were getting very busy so you had to wait for s table. I would suggest eating a little early.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6125 University Dr NW Ste E14, Huntsville, AL 35806-1769
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 256-922-0556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?