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The Rathskeller

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Downtown Indianapolis
German, Bar, European, Central European
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401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
+1 317-636-0396
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Zeiningen, Switzerland
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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my Family here for a nice dinner. We were 8 with Kids between 8 months and 6 years. This was the perfect Restaurant for a Family dinner. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Not everything on the menu is German. There is a nice wine list and a wide selection of beers. I had the Ribeye Steak with mushroons and... More 

Thank David_Tagliaferri
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful venue. Enjoyed the live music in the main hall- bar area. Food was unique & very good. Nice selection of beers.

Thank Julie R
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279 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was alert, friendly, and willing/able to answer questions. Oxtail soup was just warm and had more mushroons and less flavor than I would expect. My partner's schnitzel was described to me as very thick. My sausage platter was absolutely fabulous! Best sausages I've ever had. The flight of 6 beers came is such large glasses it was easily... More 

Thank greenfeet
Valparaiso, Indiana
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this restaurant on google maps and decided to give it a try since my husband loves German food. We visited for a noon lunch and were the first customers of the day. The lunch menu was very reasonable and the food was very delicious. I especially loved the potato cakes and the sauerkraut. Would love to return for... More 

Thank Karen J
Miami, FL
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed a late dinner at the Rathskeller on a Wednesday night. It was almost empty when we arrived after 8 pm (and they close at 9 pm on weeknights). Our waitress was efficient and professional and quickly brought us a basket with hot pretzels and spicy mustard. We ordered a favorite German beer that was in cans, not... More 

Thank gablesptsa
Noblesville, Indiana
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86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met up with family at this restaurant. It was fabulous! A nice selection of traditional German cuisine as well as American standards. It's a very busy place so you have to not mind noise. We will go again!

Thank 482TeresaR_
Indianapolis, Indiana
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice historic building. Had to wait a bit for our reserved table. Awkward table placement, 2 people at a 5 top and in the middle of the main serving aisle. The pretzel was hot and fresh. The rest of the food was not very good. The remainder of the meal, jagerschnitzel and sauerbraten was really mediocre. The schnitzel seemed old... More 

Thank L1964
Greenfield, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the history of the Rathskeller. The building was just beautiful. The tables in the area we were seated in were pretty cramped, so my husband and the lady behind him had a few bumps. The appetizer we picked was a Hot Wurst platter, and it was wonderful! We wanted dessert, but ended up way too full, so passed... More 

Thank Michelle B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Complementary pretzel with hot German mustard, excellent. Party had fish and chips, grouper sandwich, chicken salad sandwich, house salad with potatoes, breaded tenderloin and a kids hotdog. All were excellent except the tenderloin which was over cooked and dry.

Thank 833dickb
Fishers, Indiana
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We are local to the Indianapolis area but always seem to forget about The Rathskeller! It is so yummy every time we go! If you are a fan of German food, you will. Or be disappointed!

Thank Star V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-636-0396
The Rathskeller is located in the Historic Athenaeum. We are a multi-purpose venue with dining services, World Famous Biergarten, & special events!

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