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Old Heidelberg

German, European, Central European
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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
203-797-1860
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Oakland, CA
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank FoodieDoodie58
Southbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Teri K
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank CyndieMcguire
New York, NY
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank RRMJR13
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Thank WhaleyD
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Deborah W
Norwalk, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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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Thank alkapot
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant and not overpriced. We have the Schweinshaxe every time we eat here and my wife and I split one order; and we still have some to take home. The German beer selection is excellent and very authentic. Service is great.

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Thank Sail54038
Newtown, Connecticut
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The best german food around . Nice selection of entree's . Love the spazels and the pork shank is the best.

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Thank majik1
Danbury, Connecticut
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?