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Old Heidelberg

$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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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Bethel, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Authentic German Cuisine served in a traditional atmosphere. Small dining area inside but large beer garden during the season. Amazing German recipes cooked to perfection. If you are in a rush, don't come here. In keeping with German tradition this is an experience not just a meal. Take your time, relax and enjoy the beer.

Thank Jess G
Bedford, Ohio
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a difficult time finding much in the area on a Sunday afternoon, so stopped here. The menu includes all the traditional dishes, but we thought prices were pretty high. Food was good and filling.

Thank jc44
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to give as honest an experience as possible. Perhaps there were better or worse experiences, but this was our true experience. Went on a Sunday Night. Quaint house and setting, we were seated in an inopportune spot, directly across from a table of 8 people, and they were getting louder as they were getting hammered. We ordered some... More 

Thank Paul D
Oakland, CA
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

I dined here with a friend very recently. I'm not too familiar with German food but my friend spoke highly of the place. I enjoyed all of my items, the tasty mushroom soup, and a sampling of three different sausages along with potatoes and sauerkraut. The place was fun with an oudoor seating area along with indoor seating. The big... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
Southbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

We went for lunch but it was a very hot day so we skipped the beer garden.the restaurant in a converted house so it's very comfortable. Wide plank floors, dark wood paneling and beams, bright white walls. Sort of a formal/rustic combo with German music swirling in the air. My teenager was not sure about the menu at first so... More 

Thank Teri K
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We go to this restaurant whenever we feel the urge for German food, and of course for their October fest celebration. The portions are huge so you can easily take home half for the next day. I love getting a salad sampler, not on the menu, but they are happy to oblige. Their red cabbage is to die for. Their... More 

Thank CyndieMcguire
New York, NY
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife is German, so we were very excited to stumble across this place about 10 years ago, and as far as we have found, it's the only German restaurant in Fairfield County. Great ambiance inside, solid imported beer selection, food is pretty authentic, but recently seems to vary somewhat in quality from excellent to just OK. Unfortunately, it seems... More 

Thank RRMJR13
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times a couple years ago and had amazing authentic German food and service. Know that it isn't cheap. Brought a friend who had never been and wish I didn't. It was gorgeous out and sat outside. Not even exaggerating- it took twenty five minutes before a server took our drink orders. When my friends beer came,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

In a word, AWFUL. We were so disappointed as we had heard such good things about it and two people in our party had been before we said it was very good.. We went on a Tuesday evening and thus had no choice but to eat from the buffet as you cannot order off the menu. While there was a... More 

Thank Deborah W
Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I went there with my family for my birthday.First of all,waiting time for the food more than 1 hour,we got there at 6 pm our food arrived at 7.15 pm.Second,the quality of the food specially Lentin soup ,tasted like can soup with carrots and salt.Horrible experience.My schnitzel tasted like chicken not like pork.Last complain is a price,for four entree's ,2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?