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“Large, diverse menu, good food!”
Review of Max Stark

Max Stark
Ranked #12 of 2,398 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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211 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Large, diverse menu, good food!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Max Stark's had a larger menu than most of the German-fare restaurants we've been to (limited to schnitzels, boiled meat/sausage), which was nice to see.

The quality of the food was very high. It's also off the beaten path a bit, so it's not as big and busy as some of the other places closer to the Dom.

Visited December 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cologne
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126 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“good food”
Reviewed November 21, 2012

I am coming here sometimes for lunch with my colleagues. the place has a typical brewery house food, always a daily menu and a regular menu. choice is good and prices vary for all budgets.

  • Visited November 2012
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Pennsylvania
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371 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Decent food, bad service”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Went there based on a recommendation. Kölsch was 1.5EUR, a standard price for Cologne. The food was good, nothing extraordinary for German style food, but the service was way off. I'm not sure if I got a bad night, but the service was slow, surly (not fun Kölsch style surly, but short and rushed) and the servers were not sure what to do with customers. There was a reserved table in the middle of the Restaurant and the server told a father and two kids they could sit there although the table was reserved for 30 minutes later. The guests who arrived for their reservation had to wait. It was clear that the place was busy, so why did she seat them there? She didnt seem to know them.
I had to wait twenty minutes to order my food. I would ask to order and be told to wait a minute (three times).
For me, the worst sign was that the Kölsch beer service was slow.
Maybe I got a *really* bad night, but it didn't seem like it was the fault of only one person. The food was decent, so 3 stars. I will try again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good beer good food”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Fast service, friendly atmosphere with friendly local people.
Really fresh Päffgen on tap.
Good and study food.
Quite cheep

Visited November 2012
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Goteborg
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, no tourists and kind & funny staff”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

The food was excellent, the beer was great. We found a nice table, and enjoyed typical Kölner food and Kölsch beer.
Nothing at all to complain about!

  • Visited July 2012
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