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German, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 53321
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely regional dishes. Bratwurst and dumplings the best we've had on our holiday! Great selection of beers too...

Thank Georgia R
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

One of many bars/breweries in Bamberg that are worth a visit. We just called in for a couple of drinks which were reasonably priced and good quality.

Thank Craig N
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was steered here by locals I had me and I was not sorry I followed their advice. Place is popular but I slid in at about 16:30. No problem getting a table and received very prompt & friendly service throughout the meal. I was advised to get the Crusted Pork. Amazing! The rind was still attached to two large... More 

Thank jfdjr
Bowie, Maryland
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The restaurant was traditional in style and food. In season choices, great wine selection. Service was friendly. Wish we had a place like this in the U.S.!

Thank vamueller
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We celebrated my husband's birthday here. The food was fabulous and the ambience was great. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Highly recommended

1 Thank Jocie_17
Tallinn, Estonia
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

For me it is important to try traditional food in places I visit. It was actually 2012 January when I visited this place after a friends new years eve weddings. I really liked the concept and layout of that place. Food was good of course.

Thank SteinbergSigne
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Go with what's in season (and Franconian) at Hofbrau. My chanterelle mushroom stuffed wurst was superb ... along with one of Bamberg fine local beers in a Picturesque setting, al fresco!

1 Thank T J
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We wandered in here mid afternoon looking for a drink and some light fare. The hostess had three available tables, but all of them were literally impossible for us to sit at because they were so squished against other tables -- and Bavarians do NOT make room for tourists. We physically couldn't fit at the tables, so we went to... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I must at first confess that I wasn't hungry as it was early afternoon and just wanted to sample Bamberg's famous "smoky beer." Nevertheless, the service was very prompt and courteous and I noticed several of the wait staff spoke English. The beer was great, though I'd not order it every time but it was a nice change of pace... More 

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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and super friendly service. Traditional local dishes with some of the best dumplings I have had so far. Really good is the "Rahmwirsing", a local vegetable which you will rarely find in restaurants.

1 Thank Markus E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 53321

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