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Rathskeller Restaurant Lounge & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar
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88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-2276
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Bethel, Connecticut
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little place with unusual table settings and friendly staff and owner. We went quite a bit when we first moved here .... But then came that one experience where the food specials we ordered were nothing like they were described and not even cooked well. While we sent them back and were partially credited, complete with owner apologies, I... More 

Thank PJGerl
Hartford, Connecticut
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was looking for someplace different than the usual chains for dinner. This is the place! Great selection of sandwiches, wraps and entrees. I had Pecan Crusted Chicken, It was very good, not dry and had a nice white gravy with the mashed potatoes. Very nice it comes with a small salad. Most places charge you for the salad. My husband... More 

Thank Vicki H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal for three of us last night. Two huge salads arrived and a nice salmon sandwich. Frank took excellent care of us. He was knowledgeable about the entrees and very helpful. Very convenient location with parking.

Thank Gail S
Southbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always the place I head to in Southbury when I want the tastiest food and the friendliest service! Have never been disappointed!

Thank Buddy579
Southbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

It was my first visit here in years, simply because I've been running out of town for a good steak! We call this restaurant The Rat locally. Boy I stopped in on a whim and had a great steak. Super veggies as a side and real mashed potatoes! A little pricey but just what I needed and right in town.... More 

Thank Susan R
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We had the pumpkin raviolis and pecan chicken. Both were very tasty, generous portions, and priced right. It was our first time there, but not our last. The desert that we had was key lime pie. Perfect.

Thank scruffie2
Torrington, Connecticut
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Seems to draw mostly local folk with a lot of friendly banter. Some dishes covered with too much white sauce, not listed on the menu. Because of the limited seating, especially on the weekend, you do need to reserve a table.

Thank Flo C
Hobe Sound, FL
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We dined here for dinner while on vacation. Service was excellent. Ordered a couple of martinis and they were there in a flash. Food is good and you don't have to celebrate another birthday waiting for it to arrive. All in all, a very pleasant experience.

Thank hobe8000
Southbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good food, comfortable surroundings and lovely people make this a wonderful, relaxing night out. Simple fare to a 4 course meal.

Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Great food, great people, great prices! This is not your chain restaurant. It is personal, unique and delicious!

Thank pizzalovinggirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-2276
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury

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