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Rathskeller Restaurant Lounge & Cafe

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American, Bar
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88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
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Southbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Rathskeller supports our military so please support them by eating there. They generously gave gift cards for my fundraiser for a handicap house being built in West Haven for an Army Ranger returning home with life-altering injuries. Thank you so much for your generosity! We love eating here- huge menu with delicious food!

Thank Lois B
Seymour, Connecticut
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice little place to have happy hour and share some pub food! They usually have a decent beer selection, and pretty much anything else you'd like to drink!! I'd recommend their eggplant rollatini!!

Thank amyhicks72
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I often head to the Rathskeller when we feel like a good sandwich and a beer. The burgers are always terrific ( I like the California burger) but there's a huge menu to choose from. They offer delicious dinner specials, too. It's eclectic and small and you often need reservations on the weekends.

Thank Marla M
Southbury, Connecticut
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The service was great and the atmosphere friendly and definitely a spot for the locals . We enjoyed the food . Maybe a little pricey for old farts such as we are

Thank Fran T

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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, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
  • 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?