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The Rathskeller

$$ - $$$
Downtown Indianapolis
German, Bar, European, Central European
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401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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265 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been wanting to try this place for a couple years and finally did. The meal was very good and the service was excellent. Love how the bread basket contains a fresh pretzel with good hot German style mustard. I had the sauerbraten, spaetzle with gravy and red cabbage and it was cooked to perfection. I would recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank Roger47993
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209 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I brought our adult kids here for good lunch and beer. They lived the atmosphere of the bar area and the pretzels are to die for. The food was good too. The location near the historic and trendy Mass Ave area in downtown Indy was enjoyable as we walked through shops and got coffee ...just enjoying the... More 

Thank Karen O
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the best Rouladen and Jaeger Schnitzel that we have had in a very long time. We loved the downtown and historic ambience of the dining room and had to sneak into the bar to see the hanging flags and beer steins! The amazing staff was gracious and wonderful. This was a great establishment to visit and we will... More 

Thank Erica J
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is are second visit and we drove across town just for the brie with fruit and the black forest cake and beer. Great food. We didn't stay for a full dinner since we were doing a progressive dinner and had out appetizer and dessert first. We saw a bunch of people coming down from some steps in the bar... More 

Thank Deborah S
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A restaurant with German influence, serve in a large amount of food and a wide selection of beers that goes from German, Britain, some Europeans, crafted and locals.

Thank Raul C
Canton, Georgia
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that we had to visit this restaurant if we came to Indianapolis. I have never seen such a crowd in my life. We got in very quickly and were seated in the indoor beer garden. Within a half an hour the place was jammed in right. Apparently in the outdoor beer garden it had started to rain.... More 

Thank Kerrie L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the restaurant with a group of friends for lunch. The staff was very attentive and the entire atmosphere was relaxing while being elegant. The food was prepared in a very reasonable amount of time and the portions were more than sufficient. The Santa Fe Chicken was absolutely delicious. Others in the group commented on how well prepared and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the band, and found ourselves in an outdoor biergarten complete with stage, washrooms, beer and food. The band playing was amazing, and we spent most of out time dancing away with drinks in hand. A definite recommend if you find yourself there during the warmer months for sure.

Thank CDickert
New Haven, Indiana, Usa
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I met with a friend and we loved it on many front. First the food was VERY good! And the building is so cool! It has the old school castle feel on the inside.

Thank Steve K
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Will you think that you are in Munich when you eat at the Rathskeller? No. However, the German fare was very good, the mustard was authentic, and the wait staff was very attentive without becoming a bother. A definite winner. Give it a try.

Thank 124douglash

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-636-0396

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