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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
+1 317-636-0396
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Kokomo, Indiana
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rathskeller is very old and timeless - a whisper of days gone by and the definition of fancy of another time. It was very nice - the reception was in the basement of the establishment and seemed a bit musty, but otherwise was nice. The food was good.

Thank Heather S
Dallas, United States
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the magnificent old-world Deutsche Haus, the Ratskeller provides great German food, with wonderful service, and in astounding setting. My wife, my son, and I sat in one of the dark wood paneled rooms, the one with the marvelous imposing bar. We made our way through the fresh pretzels and VERY hot mustard (beware!) and draft beers to the... More 

Thank Donald W
Indianapolis, Indiana
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193 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We regularly go to the Rathskeller because we enjoy the food so much, but this time was a little different. My husband made last minute reservations because we were going to a concert with his father, but what we didn't know is that there are rooms upstairs. For us it wasn't a problem because we were just happy to get... More 

Thank bweis13
Columbus, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

my family visited the rathskeller in November. we were seated immediately, as we had reservations which were easy to get. it took some time for our waitress to come and take our drink orders. when asked what she recommended, she could not answer. we were shocked by the price of all of the meals, as they were much higher compared... More 

Thank Leanne E
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Short version: Good food, great atmosphere, only drawback is metered parking. We arrived at the Rathskeller after 7:30 pm on a Wednesday night so it was not very busy. If you like heavy German style fare, this is the place to go. Our waitress was friendly and funny and offered good recommendations on food. We had a variety of sausages,... More 

Thank John M
North Brunswick, New Jersey
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136 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

The Rathskeller does not disappoint. It offers a nice and relaxed atmosphere, with a wide selection of German beer and dishes. We recommend trying the sausage platters. And the schnitzel. Very tasty and fresh. The menu also offers regular American cuisine. So I am sure everyone can find something that suits their tastes. The restaurant offers live music over the... More 

Thank SATraveller25
Vero Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We went to Rathskeller on the suggestion of a friend who used to live in Indy. Great suggestion. Table had Brat n Kraut balls. Could have made a meal of those! Delicious and mustards added just the right taste/kick. Mixed Wurst Platte was one sausage better than the next. I can eat, but couldn't finish that plateful of food. Table... More 

Thank joamsr
Richmond, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

We made reservations at the Rathskeller before a concert at the Murat. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. The hostess took us to a small room in the far left corner of the restaurant, which happened to have two larger groups dining as well - one table of 7 and one table of 8. There were four other... More 

Thank car3822
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Downtown Indy restaurant in old historical building. When you step into the huge bar with high ceilings, rustic lighting and decor it feels like you have entered the hall in a hunting lodge. Moose, dear and caribou mounts adorn the walls and a long bar with oodles of beers on tap make you want to stay awhile! Soft pretzels are... More 

Thank Vickie H
Muncie, Indiana
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

Always go to the Rathskeller before a concert. It's a great place to grab something to eat that's close to Old National Theatre. Huge selection of beer and love the baked Brie appetizer!

Thank Shelly H

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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: +1 317-636-0396

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