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The Rathskeller

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Downtown Indianapolis
German, Bar, European, Central European
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401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
+1 317-636-0396
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Upland, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service was excellent, prices were reasonable, and the setting was very historical. A winner!

Thank studyrace
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We annually meet here for our group dinner every year in Indianapolis. The mustard, the BEER, the food, and the ambiance make it a must see place. Great food, great atmosphere, great service and awesome history.

Thank Corey L
Dade City, Florida
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205 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Indianapolis last week and saw the Rathskeller on line and asked the guys I was working with if it was good. They said it was great so being half German I decided to give it a try. The food was delish! The buillding is worth seeing as well. It is a historical building built back in the... More 

Thank Ben H
Zeiningen, Switzerland
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my Family here for a nice dinner. We were 8 with Kids between 8 months and 6 years. This was the perfect Restaurant for a Family dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Not everything on the menu is German. There is a nice wine list and a wide selection of beers. I had the Ribeye Steak with mushroons and... More 

Thank David_Tagliaferri
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful venue. Enjoyed the live music in the main hall- bar area. Food was unique & very good. Nice selection of beers.

Thank Julie R
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289 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our server was alert, friendly, and willing/able to answer questions. Oxtail soup was just warm and had more mushroons and less flavor than I would expect. My partner's schnitzel was described to me as very thick. My sausage platter was absolutely fabulous! Best sausages I've ever had. The flight of 6 beers came is such large glasses it was easily... More 

Thank greenfeet
Valparaiso, Indiana
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

I found this restaurant on google maps and decided to give it a try since my husband loves German food. We visited for a noon lunch and were the first customers of the day. The lunch menu was very reasonable and the food was very delicious. I especially loved the potato cakes and the sauerkraut. Would love to return for... More 

Thank Karen J
Miami, FL
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We really enjoyed a late dinner at the Rathskeller on a Wednesday night. It was almost empty when we arrived after 8 pm (and they close at 9 pm on weeknights). Our waitress was efficient and professional and quickly brought us a basket with hot pretzels and spicy mustard. We ordered a favorite German beer that was in cans, not... More 

Thank gablesptsa
Noblesville, Indiana
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We met up with family at this restaurant. It was fabulous! A nice selection of traditional German cuisine as well as American standards. It's a very busy place so you have to not mind noise. We will go again!

Thank 482TeresaR_
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Nice historic building. Had to wait a bit for our reserved table. Awkward table placement, 2 people at a 5 top and in the middle of the main serving aisle. The pretzel was hot and fresh. The rest of the food was not very good. The remainder of the meal, jagerschnitzel and sauerbraten was really mediocre. The schnitzel seemed old... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-636-0396
The Rathskeller is located in the Historic Athenaeum. We are a multi-purpose venue with dining services, World Famous Biergarten, & special events!

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