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Alter Simpl

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Bohlenplatz 2, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9131 25626
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Ballwin, Missouri
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did a couples night here and it was perfect. The food and drinks were amazing, but what's more was the actual building. It was old, and warm and inviting. I would recommend this restaurant for date night and couples, but the upstairs would be a beautiful place to hold a reception dinner. How amazing. I got the Original “Alter... More 

Thank Olivia S
Erlangen, Germany
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to grasp the franconian cousine in Erlangen the best you should visit the "Alter Simpl". Huge variety of local specialities with food quality and fair prices.

Thank Thomas B
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A family dinner here turned out to be a great laugh, as the outstanding customer service from the very funny waiter brought tears into our eyes. We had a family gathering there and felt very welcomed. Great German food and nice drinks too.

Thank Otti O
Weinheim, Germany
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334 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very nice & cosy restaurant serving local Franconian food and beer. It is an old converted into a restaurant and there several guest rooms spread over the two floors of this old city house. The menu is extensive and available in English. Local food is served. Service is great, fast and very friendly. Definitely a highly-recommendable place.

Thank saltacity
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. The most important is that this place open all day long because in Germany most of restaurants closing for break from 2-3pm till 5-6pm. So if you are looking for good German food around 3pm in the city, don't hesitate n go directly to Alter Simpl.

Thank AnitaMagic
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49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

we were invited for dinner by my husbands professional collegues and we preferred to eat traditional bavarian dishes in a biergarten.as the weather was hot that day so we enjoyed seating in the biergarten and their dunkel bier was very good.i wanted to try some spargel dishes but couldn't find any on the menu card but i regret not having... More 

Thank iti_94
Warsaw, Poland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Restaurant mostly for people who like traditional meat dishes and beer. But there are choices for ppl who like different things as well - thumbs up for their house wine and asparagus dishes <3

Thank Ewa M
Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

What a great place. Looks cool, fair price, amazing beer and friendly staff willing to cook something vegetarian or even vegan :)

Thank KC L
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the meal in this restaurant. Very quiet atmosphere with good decoration. Good prices and good quality. There is a nice big terrace in a quiet street.

Thank Genis D
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Much better experience on this trip than my previous time 12 months ago. The pork steak and sausage platter was excellent. We ordered a side of spätzle which was cooked perfectly. The pork steak was succulent and juicy. It couldn't have been prepared better. For dessert we topped it off with the fried apple rings and ice cream a wonderful... More 

Thank Joshua P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bohlenplatz 2, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49 9131 25626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?