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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Indianapolis, Indiana
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162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Even with a chilly evening, the Biergarten behind the Rathskeller offered a great concert by three bands - two that had never been to Indy before - Castro, The Roosevelts, and Green County Ordinance. The beverages were good (though go inside for more wine options) and the food that was available was tasty and plentiful. Plan on wearing layers as... More 

Thank Cyndi1956
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272 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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 October 13, 2016 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 

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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, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, 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: +1 317-636-0396

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