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“Big portions”
Review of Max Stark

Max Stark
Ranked #39 of 2,785 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

Although we entered the restaurant during busy dinner time, we were promptly greeted by staff and was offered a beer straight away. When we were seated we were given an English menu and the waiter talked us through the menu and gave his suggestions. We opted for the pork sausage with fried potatoes and the pork chop with fries (told us that there would be a 45 min waiting time for the pork chop). Both meals were really big and well worth the money, we spent less than €30 for two people with drinks included. Overall very friendly and welcoming staff.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chrisley12
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

If you know what to expect, then you will not be disappointed. This restaurant serves typical German meals in a crammed restaurant where people cue to get a table. So you will be seated on a table where other people are already eating. If you don't want this, stay out. You might have to wait standing up having a beer. if you don't want this, stay out.
If you still accept this, you will get a good simple German dish, no frills, fast. At a good price.
So be warned : if you expect anything else, you might have to write a bad TripAdvisor review;
We loved it.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Ignace D
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

A pub atmosphere, very efficient waitress also kindly offering English menu. I opted for Sauerbraten (braised horsemeat in sweet/sour sauce with apple and dumplings on the side).
I love horsemeat and mostly was tender (apart from some overcooked). Dumplings were alright.
This is a cheap spot for lunch with fair food if you are ok with basic tables.
Needless to say, only cash accepted (and service charge not included so feel free to tip when you pay if you are happy with the meal..)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank fabsite
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

No hesitation in recommending here for the great food the non stop beer and the great service. Weiner Schnitzel was fabulous and lots of it and what a great atmosphere. Small and cosy with shared tables. Fine dining it ain’t but if you want fresh and great tasting food, no nonsense but really good service and a good feed at a very reasonable cost you could do a lot worse

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jeffg727
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped into Max Starks this evening in hopes of finding some genuine German hospitality and we weren’t disappointed.

My wife ordered a steak and I ordered a Schnitzel and both meals were fantastic. Sadly neither of us managed to finish the meal due to the size of the portion but that was not a reflection of the quality.

This was our first visit to a genuine German brew house and we were pleasantly surprised by the way in which the drinks kept on flowing. My beer was refilled whenever it was empty and the only way to stop the hospitality was to place a beer mat on top of my glass.

Many of the reviews here say that it is best to book in advance because it is an extremely popular place. While this is true for large parties, couples and small parties can get a table by turning up after six and waiting. We had a table well within an hour and the bar staff made us welcome while we waited.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andyat83
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