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“Good for a Quick Meal near Main Train Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gaffel am Dom

Gaffel am Dom
Ranked #19 of 2,370 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Bar, European, Central European
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Columbus, Ohio
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“Good for a Quick Meal near Main Train Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2013

There is outdoor seating directly across the plaza from the main entrance to the Colonge Train Station. As it was August, and warm, we chose this rather than going inside. We were quickly served and had the daily specials--currywurst for me and a asian chili chicken dish for my wife. Good food, and they serve the local beer, Kolsch. Since you are so near to the station, I would keep my eye on your belongings, but it was a good spot for a quick tasty meal. There are better places in Colonge, but this hit the spot and we were glad we ate there as we did not have a lot of time between tours. The view of the cathedral is nice, but this directly next to the transportation hub of a major city and the plaza is noisy and can be crowded. Good if you like people watxching, though. You will see a variety!

  • Visited August 2013
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“Tipical German 'gemuetlichkeit' and quality.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Very crowded but cosy place to have a drink or to eat German specialities while watching football on one of The big screens in The shadow of The Koelner Dom cathedral. Always love to go back there.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Very good regional food w/ good location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Kolsch is great- the food is good quality fare with a great view of the Cathedral. Service is excellent. We were there on a business trip and had the top floor reserved and everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and food.

  • Visited August 2013
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Gross Schwuelper, Germany
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“Typical Cologne beer hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very good regional dishes, "Kölsch" and ambience. A Emfehlung for the evening, but also for the lunch table. Right near the Cologne Cathedral. So convenient for a tour of the city

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Great food and Great prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

My wife and I stopped here for dinner one evening while we were in Cologne based on a recommendation from the hotel. he restaurant is right across the street from the Cathedral near the train station. This place is HUGE and busy. Having been to a few German restaurants in my old neighborhood, I was not overly surprised. However, my wife is West Indian and had never experienced anything like it before. She had the smoked pork chop and I had the giant schnitzel with a couple beers. The pork chop was fabulous and the Schnitzel was above average. When the bill with tip came to 50 euros (About $70 US) my wife wondered how they could stay in business serving food like that at those prices. We have been home for over 2 weeks and she is still talking about that meal. I suspect that we will be going back if we are ever in the area again

  • Visited August 2013
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