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Zum alten Markt

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££ - £££
German, European, Pub, Central European
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Markt 3, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 231 572217
10:00 - 01:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri 10:00 - 03:00
Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The looks and location make you fear the worst, but the food is actually pretty good. Not the usual huge German portions drowned in fat, but well executed classic local German dishes with surprisingly nice attention to detail. If you're into the classic German beerstube serves food: this is one of the best!

Thank ErikB1971
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice atmosphere, unique decorations, excellent food. The service is prompt, prices reasonable and great varieties of choices.

Thank obradrosikj
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch, hungry for some local cousine and beer which turned out to be a great pick. The staff is friendly, the interior is simple but nice, just like you'd expect from a traditional German place. The prize goes for the delicious pork knuckles that fits great with a pint of local brew!

Thank Balazs B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dined along with a large (20+) group of work associates. Our waitress was lovely and kept up with the drink requests and the food came out in a timely fashion for our large group. I had the sausage soup and the pork knuckle with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. Both dishes were very good, but the soup was outstanding! After... More 

Thank Brigette123
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Germany many times and even more times to such kind of restaurants. But this was something else, the vibe, the decoration, the food and the service were simply outstanding not to earn good reviews on TripAdvisor but because everything seems to be happening from the staff's hearts.

1 Thank Stelios_777
Kortrijk, Belgium
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you like german food and beer this is the place to be in Dortmund. We came here three times here and it was always nice. Friendly service, nice beer and good food. I had the Pfefferpotthast, the traditional Dortmunder dish. It was tasty and nicely presented. In summer they have a nice terrace. Inside it can get crowdy.

Thank Filip R
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

right in the middle of the old markt area of dortmund center... typical german cuisine and beer.... the service a bit slow , but this is due maybe to the big number of tables.... I think it is part of the to-do-list in Dortmund

Thank Beirut73
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Food here is very good - I ordered a westphalian sausage plate and it was delicious and very well served. The Thier Pils beer they serve here is nothing special though. The only drawback, really, was the fact that the waiter that was serving outside did not speak english. But he was very polite and everything went smoothly.

Thank Francisco B
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We had a drink here on the Friday night and decided to go back for food on Saturday. We took a seat and waited about 10mins without anyone coming over and when we approached someone they said there will be someone out to us. Another 10mins passed before someone arrived but I noticed that the locals had no wait to... More 

Thank Dundrum8
Sofia, Bulgaria
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Today we asked for traditional german restaurant for dinner and received recomendation for this place. Pork knuckle is excellent accompanied by wise beer.

Thank Emilko69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Pub, Central European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Markt 3, 44137 Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Dortmund
  • Phone Number: +49 231 572217

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