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The Rathskeller

€€ - €€€German, , European
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
+1 317-636-0396
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pretzels” (79 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just loved this place. A real gem with great decor and excellent food. Cannot wait to come back and try something new.

Thank gtgraf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I won't knock the food, it tasted delicious but I just felt it was a bit over priced for a pork chop and a potato pancake. And watch out for the horseradish mustard, its painfully spicy lol

Thank cheese46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every dish we have had at this restaurant has been high quality. The German décor is very authentic. Service is always spot on. The portions are very large, yet the price is not all that expensive. If you like German food at all, you will...More

Thank 824kurtf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was not that great and expensive. Been at better German resteraunts with better service and better food. Not worth the wait or the time.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great service and great food! Jennifer is a fantastic waitress. Would go back again. Very affordable too. Nice area in Indy with shopping and boutiques,

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I'm not a huge German food fan so I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to find something that I liked on them menu. I was wrong. The menu has a lot of variety, something for everyone. That being said, I do like saurkraut...More

Thank amyandbri
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is a very popular place to eat in Indy, however to someone who loves German food it is mediocre food. But if you are looking for atmosphere and to see old Indy Go and make your own call.

Thank JetMecGirl
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Was in Indianapolis for meeting. Afterwards wanted to eat somewhere different. Called Rathskeller's for availability for lunch. Very good German food in a really neat old building.

Thank joe f
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We were attending an event in Indianapolis and wanted to go to dinner before we went to the event. I called and made a reservation so I would be assured of being able to have dinner before our show. This was on a Friday evening....More

Thank Londonbound2014
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been in this restaurant for a lunch with colleagues. Nice environment, historical building, german food and beers. Got a german weizen beer and a rathskeller reuben sandwich...all very good, including pretzels and other appetizers.

Thank Max966
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There is a parking lot to the left of the building but I believe it is $5.00 to park there. It can be a bit dicey finding a spot in this section of town but the evening I went there I parked on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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