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Rathskeller Restaurant Lounge & Cafe

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88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
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  • 9
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  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good local eats

This place has been in town for years. Menu is quite large for the size of the restaurant. Burgers are always good but salads and entrees are very tasty as well. Friendly staff with booths and smaller tables for two. "The Rat" as they call it has a significant bar with plenty of local color. Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
Scott S
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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Southbury, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The waitresses are always friendly and accomodating, and they are courteous and the food is always delicious.

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Thank cap600
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This place has been in town for years. Menu is quite large for the size of the restaurant. Burgers are always good but salads and entrees are very tasty as well. Friendly staff with booths and smaller tables for two. "The Rat" as they call it has a significant bar with plenty of local color. Its all good and it... More 

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1 Thank Scott S
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I like the food there but if you get the wrong waitress, forget it. last time I was there, I had a really poor experience. The waitress never came back to check how things were and so we did without a second glass of wine because we couldn't get her attention. before I was finished, she walked by the table... More 

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Thank Stephen A
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have been weekenders in Southbury since Spring 2007. We would eat at The Rathskeller almost every weekend. He died in February 2014, and I continue to visit The Rathskeller. The menu is vast and has gluten-free and vegetarian selections. I've tried almost everything on the menu and enjoyed it all. The item I do not like... More 

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Thank JET84
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Good food & beer tap, small seating, needs some updating & better lighting. Open on sundays where others are not in southbury.

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Thank doreenko
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My Family was in town, and staying at the Heritage Hotel, for a wedding. We needed a good Restaurant close to the Hotel. Our nephew Googled and we decided on this place to eat. What a great decision this was. The entrance is not on the main road of Main St South. You must go around the back. The decor... More 

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2 Thank gskline
Newtown, Connecticut
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

My companion and I were seeking a small restaurant with a simple and reasonable menu and nearby while we were at a farmers' market.So we asked a local resident and the quick response from her and others was: THE RATHSKELLER. We went, had a delightful early dinner with excellent service. The atmosphere was completely friendly with a relaxing and cozy... More 

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1 Thank LorryWy
Southbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We always go for their lunch sandwiches, some of the best around. Generous portion sizes, try the Cuban and the pulled pork tostadas you will not be disappointed

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1 Thank Carol S
Terryville, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cozy little place with friendly waitresses. I eat here once a month for lunch and I have never been disappointed with my meals.

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1 Thank ilovegoodfood76
Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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155 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Your salad and grilled chicken sandwich was great, but you could do much better on your service. There is one server at lunch time for the whole restaurant, and she has to run around, which she is not doing very well. Our friends had a Veg wrap and a salmon sandwich, which they also liked, but had the same comments... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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