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Old Heidelberg

German, Central European
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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Danbury, Connecticut
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint, fun place. The dinners are typical German fare and it is very good. It is cute inside and the service was very goo. The spazel and the schnitzel are excellent.

Thank gurr10
Newtown, Connecticut
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will love this place. Great German food. Nice ambiance. Schnitzel and spätzle to die for. Nice buffet also on some nights.

Danbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Had the buffet, it was very good. Atmosphere was nice and low-key. The beer selection was good as well.

Thank Jonathan G
Shelton, Connecticut
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

I would like to review the food here, but we never even got to sit down! My husband and I had heard good things about this place, so last Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm my husband called to make a reservation, but was told that they did not take reservations for fewer than 6 or 8 people. He then asked if... More 

1 Thank Cherylshelton
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the German cuisine for a change but seating was VERY tight. Food was excellent, but small portions for the prices. My wife and I will not be back.

Thank RitCt
Newtown, Connecticut
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230 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

We lived in Germany for four years so I wanted to see how authentic this restaurant is. I was disappointed that there wasn't any spundekäse (cheese spread). Pretzel was good. And they had apfelschorle (bubbly apple juice). And I had the schweinshaxe (pork knuckle); it is a big meal so be prepared to take home a doggy bag. Spätzle was... More 

Thank Patricia A
Newtown, Connecticut
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

It had been a while since our last visit which was just OK so we thought we would try it again. The staff is very professional yet friendly. Sadly the meal did not match the enthusiasm of the staff. This restaurant has changed hands a few times over the years but the current owner has been here for a while.... More 

1 Thank Avidhiker
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

My husband love german food. We went Old Heidelberg for lunch. A little charm place. The food was ok for me,so so, not forgetful. But it was very pricy, A glass of beer cost $10 was too much. Lunch for 4, cost us $200 and more. I don’t want to eat second time for this food.

Thank Katherine M
Sao Paulo, SP
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

This was our first time at Old Heidelberg. My husband loves German food and beer. He was happy with his two beer selections and the sausage variety plate. I ordered a special, which was roasted duck, and it was dry and flavorless. I usually enjoy duck. Maybe that was not the thing to get at a German place. The sides... More 

1 Thank geogiraffe
Carmel, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

All I can say is from the time we walked in, till the time we left, everything was as good as you can possibly expect, a restaurant experience to be. The owner, Alex and his staff are first rate. We found a new spot, and we'll be going there at least twice a month.

Thank Dave S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 stony road, Bethel, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 203-797-1860

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