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Max Stark

#36 of 1,964 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
11:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say "off the beaten track", but it's at most 15 minutes from the 'Dom' and Cologne Central Station. They serve Paeffgen, which I think is by far the best Koelsch around, and food excellent value, as well as being a bit more adventurous than the average. If you're in the vicinity, perfect for a mid-afternoon bite and five or... More 

Thank AlexOL89
Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were on a quest for local beers and eats. As the doors opened at Max we felt very welcome. The place was packed with people but somehow it did not take a long time to get a few chairs rounded up. The food kicked our butts in a good way and the beer glasses kept on filling themselves. The... More 

Thank Sampo S
Cheshire, UK
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd great food find in Cologne after 20 consecutive years of visiting. I always stay in the same hotel 300 mets from the HBF, The Marriott. This time I have asked Tobias, a wonderfully friendly bar man there and a local for recommendations. Firstly he advised Namaste, an Indian place about which I have already posted and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and staff! They provide English translated menus and the staff speak English well. Great local vibe if you're looking for that real neighborhood diner feel. Highly recommend the Putenschnitzel!

Thank Rocky T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Very cosy Cologne pub with excellent service. Only down side was we were looking for a table for food and we were promised we would not have long to wait. Unfortunately we stood for an hour and still did not get a table. Probably our own fault for trying to get a table for dinner immediately after the Cologne v.... More 

Thank Beech63
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

"max stark" knows how to deliver a proper brauhaus feeling - the kölsch is delicious, the waiters friendly, the location great and the food tasty. daily changing menus with german and regional classics supplement the regular menu. the prices are more than adequate for the amount and quality of the food. we had two bean soups as well as boeuf... More 

Thank mrhytl
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It's a bit of a walk from the cathedral area, but it's worth it. We showed around 7:30 on a Saturday night. It was packed. We had some beer from very busy yet attentive bartenders while waiting, and got a table in about 20 minutes. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly. I couldn't believe how good the... More 

Thank Nicole P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Looked this place up on TripAdvisor when in cologne and definitely glad I did. Really good atmosphere, beer and food

Thank justin B
New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love the atmosphere of this place. When full, feel free to share your table. The serving sizes are huge and flavourful! The local beer on tap is excellent! Kept going back every time for more! Service was quick and efficient!

Thank twizm
Cologne, Germany
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice and authentic location with the best local beer in town. And the food is a good value, too. Spend a evening there and taste the fresh kölsch beer and meet some locals.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.

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