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Teske's Germania

€€ - €€€German, ,
255 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-1014
+1 408-292-0291
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (10 reviews)
“apple strudel” (16 reviews)
“pretzels” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
German, Bar, Central European, European, Pub
€€ - €€€
255 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-1014
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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG! What a great find! I love good German food, and Teske's fit the bill. While the prices might seem high, they include soup, salad, entree, and dessert! I love a good pork shank, and Teske's was delicious! Started with a tomato soup with croutons,...More

Thank SPG-BA
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Great historic building with traditional all wood bar. Friendly service. Solid German beer selection. Food was good, but not fantastic. Bread and green salad both could have been fresher. Meats good. Loved the warm potato salad and Apple strudel. Kind of off putting was waitress...More

Thank cybertraveler
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues on the recommendations of some local colleagues, place is full of character with plenty of authentic German beers and food, started with a platter of sausages and jalapeño pretzel, mains of veal stroganoff, veal , waitress was very good giving...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

Went there after a meeting at the County Offices. Good German food, friendly waitress, nice atmosphere, and they gave us soup and desert without asking!

Thank eljefegeneo
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Overpriced, ok German food. Hits the spot if you have not had German in months/years. If you are looking for what you would normally get with a German meal, you will be dissapointed with the price.

Thank robert s
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A very nice surprise.....traditional German food including dishes not often seen on menus....i.e. scheinehaxe, homemade spaezle and apfel strdel. Great selection of schnitzels, German beers and wursts. Homemade soup was delicious start on a cold evening. Servings are generous and prices quite reasonable .....all entrees...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere are very German. I was very impressed and surprised at the quality and tastiness. The owner of the restaurant served us and was extremely friendly. They had a very lively lunch crowd with lots of business meetings taking place. Would highly...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I can't speak more highly of this place. The owner and staff (mostly his family) are warm friendly people. They've owned the place a very long time and dedicated their adult lives to it. Lots of German beers on tap. A great beer garden (biergarten)...More

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We celebrated X'mas to NewYear with a nice German dinner with our Austrian friend Rudi and my German wife Karin. Everyone found the food well-prepared, the service attentive and the ambience reminiscent of Bavaria. Love it especially at Xmas.

Thank sateeshl2016
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I was in the mood for some German food and so my friend and I headed to Teske's Germania located in downtown San Jose, CA. There is little signage, so if you did not know exactly where it is located, you could easily miss it....More

Thank Silicon_Valley_Guy1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
German, Bar, Central European, European, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-1014
    (Devine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-0291
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