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Zum Roten Ochsen

Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 20977
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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German, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed this place which had a lively atmosphere, this restaurant has alot of history and the ownership dates back to the early 1800´s. Lots of famous people have been here including Marilyn Monroe. Love the old beer steins and drinking horns on display,...More

Thank Johnjjee
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This very old restaurant is full of charm and good food. It’s a tiny bit away from the city center but well worth the trip. It’s been operating for hundreds of years under the same family and was the student drinking spot that inspired “the...More

Thank harrodsfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wooden graffiti-carved tables, many interesting artifacts on the walls, just a wonderful historic atmosphere. The food was wonderful. Packed with tourists, of course, but everyone was friendly & happy.

Thank ItIsSunny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times with friends visiting as tourists (I live near Heidelberg) and the food is great for the most part, but the service is TERRIBLE. They will not let you order food unless you order a drink. If everyone in your group...More

Thank OneUpper84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In 2015, I had the pleasure of visiting this delicious restaurant. I do not believe that it’s interior decor has changed at all since Dad lived in this city and frequented it. I did enjoy it.

Thank Springlake425
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This hotel serves german food and the ambience is nostalgic with all the old pictures and the student s inscriptions on the table well preserved. For vegetarian lovers there are very limited choices

Thank Saibhuvi b
Reviewed 20 September 2017

So happy we came across this charming little place while touring the city. We enjoyed many of the traditional dishes and just watching the locals coming in and joining each other at the tables. There was a gentleman playing the piano while we dined. Food...More

Thank C3250QIdeborahg
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you are looking for a traditional German atmosphere and food, this could be the place for you. This kind of restaurant is normally what we seek out. Something that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. It's the reason we visit different places...More

Thank Theskellys
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Highly recommend. For its great location and claim to fame that Twain used to hang out here, it could be totally touristic. But it has been a family tradition for 6 generations and they take pride in their food. Huge portions (as most places). Ambiance...More

1  Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My schnitzel was burnt and a little dry. But the potato salad was delish. Nothing to write home about.

Thank Giovanni S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 20977
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