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The Dakota Inn Rathskeller

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17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
+1 313-867-9722
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“potato pancakes” (12 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
“rueben” (3 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
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Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a cool and fun spot. I can't say the food is great, at least not for not brat or meat eaters. The beers are non-stop and flowing, good German beers, but I don't drink much beer at all.

Thank NikaNumber1
Reviewed October 25, 2015

LOCATION: The Dakota Inn Rathskeller is located in a neighborhood, outside of the downtown area. ATMOSPHERE: Walking in, the interior of this pub filled with decorative murals, immediately transported me back to a Germany of yesterday. Built by a German immigrant in the 30's, The...More

Thank StockholmKindaGuy
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wonderful authentic atmosphere / staff, great food and the happiest crowd ever seen! Try the potato pancakes and bratwurst, and be transported instantly to another time and place ...

2  Thank J0hnMacMillan
Reviewed September 7, 2015

Visit every Christmas season for sing-a-long and beer. Crowd isn't the sing-a-long type anymore and talk drowns out the piano player. Food never was a good reason to visit but beer and atmosphere made up for that. Have cut back on visits due to different...More

1  Thank AJK810
Reviewed July 29, 2015

We have been going to the Dakota Inn Rathskellar for years. The food is plentiful and very good. Don't go to this restaurant if you are in a hurry. The kitchen is small, so it takes a bit longer to get your meal. But it...More

Thank Heather C
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

The only place in Detroit that makes fried potatoes like I grew up with. Great pub food. Steak and potatoes or German potato salad hits the spot.

Thank wjasman
Reviewed May 3, 2015

Enjoyed a fun evening here during their "Springfest." We had the opportunity to try their Spring German beers - which we were told had a touch of sweetness. Very good! We also ordered dinner - I had the Schnitzel - very good, with sides of...More

Thank herewegoDetroit_MI
Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was our first time at Dakota Inn and we walked in just in time! The whole place was singing along to German tunes, old folk songs, dancing and having a great time!! I'm not sure I have ever experience anything quite like it. The...More

Thank 343carac
Reviewed January 12, 2015

Great German beer hall. The menu is German bar food, not extensive but very good and moderately priced. It's a great place to take the family for something different. I'm never disappointed with the meal, beer or service--it is consistently good. If you're unfamiliar with...More

1  Thank Erik B
Reviewed November 11, 2014

I was in a party of 8. Arrived 6pm left about 8:00. I really thought I was going to love this place, but to me it was just mediocre. I couldn't find anything on the menu that I thought I would like. I ended up...More

Thank Laurie K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $20
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-867-9722
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