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The Rathskeller

Downtown Indianapolis
German, Bar, American, 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank Sandra G
Kitchener, Canada
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set along the popular Massachusetts Avenue this place offers great selection of beers on tap, typical german sauer kraut, dumplings etc. Service can be slower as they get pretty busy.

Thank Sneaky_Nuts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Indy for a conference, and thought I would try a local German place with pretty good reviews, the Rathskeller. I sat in the bar area, which is a nice atrium setting, and ordered the Jäegerschnitzel with German potato salad and red cabbage sides. The Schnitzel was good, slightly dry but with a good flavor and the cabbage was... More 

Thank jza80
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the outdoor space is wonderful, and the meals here are even more delightful! each dish plays with new taste pairings and make for a wonderful culinary experience!

Thank lkanders0n
Saint Charles, Missouri
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we entered until we left. The Service Was 5 stars. To increasing size of our table to suggesting food and making sure we were served properly

Thank MiamiGrammie3
Leawood, Kansas
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A colleague and I met our customers at the Rathskeller for a casual business dinner. This place is full of tradition as an old German gathering hall from the late 1800's and is voted the best german restaurant in Indy. There were a couple of dining areas to choose, but we chose the "pub" area. The beer list and food... More 

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Springfield, Illinois, United States
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a great change of pace and escape from the usual, this German restaurant is a unique and quaint destination. They have an extensive menu that ranges from traditional German to seafood for those not so sure of their palates. We had excellent service and found each dish to be to our liking. The Schnitzel and its variations including a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, Bar, American, 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
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?