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Old Heidelberg

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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I are adventurous foodies. We had some experience with the essentials - schnitzel, bratwurst, red cabbage. Old H afforded us the opportunity to go far beyond that - they have an extensive yet well thought out menu, and excellent beer to match. Our server was great - he knew his stuff, made good recommendations, and was constantly... More 

Thank Ramiro J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy the schnitzel but this time several of us tried their specials. I had the duck and it was great. Others had the lamb chops and said they hadn't had lamb that tasted so good in a long time. The desert that got raves was the apple strudel..excellent.

Thank Amelia M
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We fined early, and found hust one other table occupied, but unfortunately the nearby table for two was SO noisy , we could hardly hear one another. Meal arrived after twenty min and was not very hot. Difficult to cut pork shanks with cutlery provided, meat dry which means it was warmed in microwave . Portions enormous so we shared... More 

1 Thank Irina O
Bethel, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Craving German food in CT? Look no further that the Old Heidelberg in Bethel, CT. The building is a quaint cottage that looks as though it was picked up from Germany and placed here. The inside of the building is small, but when full on a Friday night it isn't overcrowded. It also features a large beer garden outside in... More 

Thank lacegirl288
Bethel, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Authentic German Cuisine served in a traditional atmosphere. Small dining area inside but large beer garden during the season. Amazing German recipes cooked to perfection. If you are in a rush, don't come here. In keeping with German tradition this is an experience not just a meal. Take your time, relax and enjoy the beer.

Thank Jess G
Bedford, Ohio
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a difficult time finding much in the area on a Sunday afternoon, so stopped here. The menu includes all the traditional dishes, but we thought prices were pretty high. Food was good and filling.

Thank jc44
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I try to give as honest an experience as possible. Perhaps there were better or worse experiences, but this was our true experience. Went on a Sunday Night. Quaint house and setting, we were seated in an inopportune spot, directly across from a table of 8 people, and they were getting louder as they were getting hammered. We ordered some... More 

1 Thank Paul D
Oakland, CA
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95 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I dined here with a friend very recently. I'm not too familiar with German food but my friend spoke highly of the place. I enjoyed all of my items, the tasty mushroom soup, and a sampling of three different sausages along with potatoes and sauerkraut. The place was fun with an oudoor seating area along with indoor seating. The big... More 

Thank FoodieDoodie58
Southbury, Connecticut
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went for lunch but it was a very hot day so we skipped the beer garden.the restaurant in a converted house so it's very comfortable. Wide plank floors, dark wood paneling and beams, bright white walls. Sort of a formal/rustic combo with German music swirling in the air. My teenager was not sure about the menu at first so... More 

Thank Teri K
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We go to this restaurant whenever we feel the urge for German food, and of course for their October fest celebration. The portions are huge so you can easily take home half for the next day. I love getting a salad sampler, not on the menu, but they are happy to oblige. Their red cabbage is to die for. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 stony road, Bethel, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 203-797-1860

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