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German, European, Central European, Gastropub
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Karolinenstr. 7, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 53321
10:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Bowie, Maryland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 39 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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121 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Sandy B
Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Wiesbaden, Germany
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This was our first stop in Bamberg, where I was introduced to the curious local specialty of ruachbier (smoked beer). Standard German fare, but it was well done, and the service was very good. The setting is lovely close to the bridge (though you can't see the water from the restaurant). Also, they had a band that was pretty good,... More 

Thank GRapidian13
Salt Lake City, Utah
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206 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We had the pork and dumplings. Service was assembly-line, and the food barely edible: our pork was greasy and the dumplings almost as bad. Germany has great dumplings, but not at this restaurant. You want them dry and light, not heavy, soggy and swimming in grease. Even though this is a popular spot with tourists, mostly because of its location... More 

Thank Travis A
Chicago, Illinois
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126 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This centrally located restaurant gets very busy. Despite that, the service was very good, we liked the food a lot, and the smoked beer was very interesting too.

Thank conquistador2003

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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, Central European, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?