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Ratskeller

#34 of 2,951 Restaurants in Munich
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Marienplatz 8, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 2199890
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10:00 - 01:00
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Bellevue, Washington
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been to Ratskeller's many times and I have always had a good solid meal. Its not a Michelin rated restaurant. That doesn't mean you can't get a decent meal, you certainly can! Be prepared to have a beer, a lot of locals also frequent this establishment, and its been around for years. I also found it mid priced. I've... More 

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Thank Travel4workalot
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Travel4workalot, thank you for taking the time to reflect your stay at our restaurant. As you stated correctly: We are no Michelin star restaurant. However, we are not trying to be one. Having 1100 seats, it would be impossible to achieve that goal without going absolutely crazy anyway... Thus, 70% of our guests come from Munich and it´s suburbs,... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived quite late, but this did not effect the quality of hospitality. This is a lovely restaurant in the centre of Munich you do pay a little more than other restaurants but in our opinion it was worth it, great service and food . More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasantly surprised by the lovely friendly service and tasty food in a warmly ambient cellar restaurant which was busy on our visit with a mix of local Munich residents and a virtual smorgasbord of international tourists

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Thank Iain C
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Iain C., thank you very much for taking the time to comment your stay at our restaurant! Approx. 30% of our guests come from all over the world. The rest are locals from Munich and it´s suburbs. We are very proud of anybody, who decided to come in here and have lunch or dinner. This mix makes it very... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a quick lunch on a cold, December day and were pleased to be seated right away with no wait. We had a small side salad, Goulash and Potato soup - I would highly recommend all, really good. Service was very quick (albeit a little distant) and pricing reasonable. The location is right in the heart of... More 

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Thank Susan116
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Susan116, the greatest honor to us is, when non-locals come to have lunch or dinner at our place more than once, while they are staying in Munich. Our business is certainly very dependent on tourism and business people from all over the world, however, only 30% of our dear guests are not from Munich and it´s suburbs. Because of... More 

LUBERCI
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good basement floor, best hakse and Lovenbroy helles beer! Love this place! In the center, Marienplatz!

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Thank EDUARD
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear EDUARD, I got nothing to add.... You chose from the most popular dishes we offer. I love to hear that you liked what you got. Thank you very much for being our guest! Martin Wieser More 

Leawood, Kansas
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288 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently returned to my favorite city in the world, Munich. My bucket list in Munich always includes three things: 1) Weisswurst for breakfast 2) A Maas of Helles Bier and 3) A roasted Schweinshaxen (Pig knuckle). I used to get my Schweinshaxen at a restaurant near the Marienplatz, the center of town called Hax'n Bauer (Knuckle Farmer), but the... More 

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Thank IMFLYBOY
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear IMFLYBOY, we love such detailed descriptions such as yours. Only due to this kind of feedback, we can improve our strengths and get even better. From what I read about your meal, I must assume that you are a 300 lb. + person... I really, really wish there were more food aficionados like you out there! Appetizer, bread, schnaps.... More 

Kirkham
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky visitors to Munich to visit the medieval fairs over the christmas break. We had not booked the rathskeller (we had tried but no room), so one evening as we were passing we saw you could queue and take your luck. We are so glad we did, the manager came out and invited everyone in to get out... More 

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Thank Zace66
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Zace66, wow, I feel overwhelmed by your words! Especially christmas season is very busy and our whole staff is working extremely hard to make our guests time at the Ratskeller a special one. I will forward your comment to our entire staff. Thank you very much indeed! Don´t forget about us! Martin Wieser More 

Heraklion Prefecture, Greece
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place but only for tourist and groups! The waiter is so rood and we pay in cash the pretzel (no receipt) and the rest of the bill by credit card !!! Unfortunately bad experience:((

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Thank vak69
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear vak69, due to our one of a kind location, we are certainly perfectly located for tourists. We are very proud of ever single one, who comes in here. Many of them find us in their guides as a recommendation. Thank you for rating us so highly. Have a great and save trip! Best wishes from the Ratskeller, Martin Wieser More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place has a very interesting decoration and the service is good, but the food is neither fresh nor well prepared and the prices are really high. It's true is in the city center but the quality/price ratio is really bad.

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Thank Joao E
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Joao E., thank you for complimenting our interior and service staff. I can only recommend to have a restaurant manager come to your table whenever you are unsatisfied with what you received. At this point, we can not react to your complaint anymore, unfortunately. However, we are known for being very generous. Have a save and great trip! Best... More 

Paris, France
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't actually eat here because the queue to get a table was snaking around the restaurant. The staff we spoke to were abrupt (and stressed out). Beautiful interior ... probably best to get here VERY early or be prepared to stand around waiting.

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Thank Heather S
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller, responded to this review

Dear Heather S., I am not quiet sure if you are in a position to evaluate more than the architecture of the entrance doors. The restaurant area measures more than 60k sq. ft. and consists of 14 different rooms. I am sure you have gotten some impressions by standing in the door, but that´s definitely not all that´s to this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$47
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marienplatz 8, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Upper Bavaria  >  Munich
  • Phone Number: +49 89 2199890
Description
Defeinitely worth a visit, particularlyduring the wine festival. Wine is kept in the vaulted cellars. The light is kept out by the great arches. A gargoyle watches over the guests. In the rustic and snug ambiance, you can opt for a choice of axes from the Middle Ages, and a gallery of the Franconian wine kings. The team makes a conscious effort in their red aprons. This place is for the 40+ crowd who party like they are young again. The Baden and Franconian wine choices will not disappoint you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?