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Rathskeller, Elkridge, MD

Rathskeller

4.8
4.8
503 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary German
We have one major focus: the popular German street food - schnitzel. We also have wursts made by local German meat market legend, Binkert's (Rosedale, MD). Other partnerships include a Black Forest Ice Cream Sandwich by Scoop & Paddle (Clarksville, MD).

We use fresh meats and vegetables, never frozen. The pretzels are made by hand by an Army vet who learned to make pretzels in Germany after his service. The sauces are made from scratch. Our cocktail program features both popular and obscure German spirits. The wine program consists of small-production family-owned wineries in Germany and Austria. Beer offerings include a healthy diet of imported German beers and local breweries who make German-style brews.

Join us inside our cozy beer hall, outside on our biergarten, or for take out or delivery! Thanks for being a part of the #schnitzelgang.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary German, German, Beer Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (410) 796-1530
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Please email info@rathskellermd.com for a catering menu
  • Private party facilities
    Please email info@rathskellermd.com for private event inquiries.
  • Neighborhood
    Elkridge
  • Cross street
    Levering Ave (less than 5 minutes from Guinness Brewery)
  • Parking details
    We have a few spaces on our own lot, an overflow lot, as well as free street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Cocktail Class at the Bar

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Learn how to make three of our most popular cocktails from our menu! We'll show you how to use different cocktail techniques for different results and some history of different cocktail ingredients. Food is available for purchase. Seating is at the bar only. Please make your reservation for Saturday's at 3pm. Cocktail classes are not offered any other time.
    Cocktail Class at the Bar Photo
  • Saturday Chef's Tasting Menu

    $59.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a German multi-course experience with seasonal creations featuring locally sourced ingredients when available. Wine pairings are additional. We highly recommend pre-purchasing via OpenTable. The price per person at the restaurant will be higher.
    Saturday Chef's Tasting Menu Photo

What 503 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Food

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

503 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the wurst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. DarleneC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious. Mario was our server. He was amazing friendly and knowledgeable. Will be back again.

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  3. Katherine

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The German style coleslaw and spaetzle are outstanding. The Weiss wurst was super flavorful and mouth tender. And do they know how to make a cocktail absolutely!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! They kindly served us outside on a chilly night so our dog could join us.

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  5. AnnC

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A tad noise near the kitchen, but great service and delicious food.

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  6. DebbieD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall great German food. I wasn’t too sure if I would like the items on the menu when I reviewed online. We ordered the family dinner and it definitely was enough for 2 to 3 people and everything was amazing down to the sauces. The crab pretzel is enough for two people to share, it’s huge and very tasty. The service was wonderful. We went there for a birthday and our waitress was very personable and knowledgeable about the food. We sat downstairs in the bar and it can get quite loud so if you prefer a little more of a quiet atmosphere then you may want to sit upstairs. Will definitely return to try other items on the menu. Oh And my husband lived in Germany for over 10 years and he really enjoyed this German food.

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  7. JDK1

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The room can be noisy but the food, staff, and beer choices make this a common stop for us.
    RathskellerResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thanks so much! Please feel free to request the quieter upstairs area. We'd be happy to accommodate!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place! We had a reservation for dinner and were seated upstairs in a quieter space. Our server was excellent, as was the food and cold German draft beer. Everything on the menu looked delicious, but we decided to try the specials, which included a brsised, perfectly tender beef with dumplings. Potato cakes are a must try. Warm apple strudel with fresh whipped cream for dessert capped of a perfect evening. Highly recommend and can't wait to come back when it's warmer and outdoor courtyard is open.
    RathskellerResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  9. Baby

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as always. I went to Munich this summer and it's like going back and having dinner.
    RathskellerResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thanks!

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  10. DMG23

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly staff. Highly recommended. We will be back again.
    RathskellerResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing like always. Service and food are always great.
    RathskellerResponded on March 9, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the top German food restaurants in the area.
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you!

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  13. alysoninsevern

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anna was our server and we were seated immediately. It was our first visit and we were not disappointed. The lower level restaurant felt like a traditional German Ratskeller or Gasthaus. We had a nice booth that could seat 6. The Pork Jagersnitzel was perfectly crisped and was the right size for a meal. My sides were potato pancakes (again perfectly crisped) with Crème Fraîche and the cold German Slaw - delicious! My companion had the Balkan Schnitzel and enjoyed it immensely. Sadly, Rathskeller was out of the Black Forest Gateau so we settled on the Apple Strudel with a scoop of vanilla - very good and nicely served with berry compote and a dollop of whipped cream. This is a great find in Elkridge which is accessible by everywhere. Looking forward to coming back in the late spring and summer to enjoy the outside Biergarten and to work my way through the menu. Well done Rathskeller!
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Wow, thanks so much!

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  14. LizO

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Made my son feel very welcome on his 21st birthday... can't thank everybody enough for their kindness and great service. And of course the food was great as always! Look forward to going back.
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thank you so much Liz!

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  15. AdrienneB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had another wonderful dinner at Rathskeller this past Saturday. My table was a bit boring in that we all got the same thing but it was so delicious we couldn’t resist. We split the potato cakes which are always delish and then each of us got the Sauerbraten since it was on special. Delicious sauce and a huge serving of beef and excellent cabbage. Service was thoughtful and great, tasty cocktails too. My friends really wished there had been dumplings with it but we split a pretzels to have more to dip in the sauce.
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    We are putting sauerbraten and dumplings on the menu!

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  16. BryonW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Place was nice, sat in overflow area tho the food was hot when I received it. Did not like the idea of food being transported from kitchen outside upstairs to where we were seated uncovered. Server was great had better jegersnitchzel but is good. Worth the cost.Wurst were good too! Would go back since they are a little local than the other place I've been to in Howard county. To each is own. I would recommend. Thanks
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thanks so much! Looking forward to your next visit!

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  17. JDK1

    Baltimore

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Another good Friday evening out with friends. A couple of party platter combos and all-you-can-drink Kolsch. Really like the selection of wurst and schnitzel, and the various dipping sauces. Nice selection of sides to go with the meal.
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  18. AnthonyR

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding, as was the excellent cocktail; made business travel much the better!
    RathskellerResponded on February 17, 2024
    Wow, thanks so much!

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  19. mkwmd

    Baltimore

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good German style food. Has vegan and vegetarian options, and a great beer and wine selection.
    RathskellerResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thank you!

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  20. AmyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s the best food and service I’ve had I. A long time.
    RathskellerResponded on January 31, 2024
    Wow thanks so much!

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  21. MindyT

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the party platter and there was enough food for 2 adults and a child to eat there and have left overs! It was delicious!
    RathskellerResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious and always reliable with fresh food and plenty of vegetarian options.
    RathskellerResponded on January 20, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The beer was good but I didn’t enjoy any of the food I had, bland, no spices, I wouldn’t go back.
    RathskellerResponded on January 20, 2024
    Thanks - what did you have that was bland (so we can fix it)?

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have wanted to try Rathskeller for a while now and finally got the chance. I wish we hadn’t waited so long as we had a great dining experience. First the atmosphere and the staff was lively and fun. They have a number of rooms and outside spots to handle a decent sized crowd without feeling massive. The food was terrific. A more limited menu than a lot of German restaurants, but a good variety, including several appealing vegan options. Our only minor challenge is the schnitzel could have been a little less crispy and a couple of sides weren’t as flavorful as we anticipated. We did save room for dessert which was a very strong finish to the night! We will be back, especially when the weather warms up so we can sit outside.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much for joining us!

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  25. CathyE

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my first visit and it was great food and service. Definitely going to go back
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Wow, thanks Cathy!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t beat a giant plate of wursts! The jaeger schnitzel is terrific, and the cocktails were great as well. Definitely keep the apple bread pudding on the dessert menu….
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  27. AdrienneB

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Consistently good food and beverages at Rathskeller! Service this past time was a bit inattentive but maybe they were just feeling the holiday lag.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks for your continued support! Sorry for the inattentive service. I'll have to keep everyone sharp. Thanks for letting us know!

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  28. Katp

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious dinner! Attentive service. We love this neighborhood spot. Great experience! We will definitely be back.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated upstairs which I was happy about since the lower level was loud. Out table was all set up waiting for us. Our waiter was very attentive. The food was delicious and the value was decent. We ordered the party platter which was more than enough for our family of four. We will definitely return
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  30. PaulM

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and delicious food! If you’re looking for good German food, you’ll find it here
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much Paul!

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  31. LizZ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and expertly prepared. We enjoyed our entire experience.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much!

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  32. GeraldU

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I both love German food from our military pasts. we both absolutely loved everything about the place. We have been dining out weekly and like to experience new places. This by far was the best of all and can see it as a regular place for us to visit!
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thanks so much! I appreciate the kind words.

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  33. KatyS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was super friendly and on point. Answered questions with confidence and accuracy. Food was delicious.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  34. JoshH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was awesome, we were a late seating but staff never made us feel rushed, our server was kickass and the food was ridiculous. Nothing I could recommend to improve the experience. You need to check this place out.
    RathskellerResponded on January 8, 2024
    Thank you so much!

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  35. Steakguy

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The service and food were outstanding. There was a large party so we were seated in the little upstairs annex which is pretty minimal. But aside from that everything was truly great. Non-locals should be aware that parking is really limited at the restaurant, so be prepared to search for several blocks to find any of the pretty limited on street parking. That said, this is really a great place!
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thank you so much! I do have to say: we have a rather larger auxiliary gravel lot that belongs to us catty-corner right by the train tracks.

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  36. foodiegirl

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. The place was crowded on a Tuesday night and the noise was a little loud.
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thanks so much for joining us!

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  37. SteveH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time! Great service! Great food! Especially Great Bier!
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thanks so much for your continued support Steve!

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  38. KellyH

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for the holidays and suggested we have dinner here with friends, they had never been to the Rathskeller. The entire staff was welcoming and very accommodating when we asked to change our table. The food was delicious, and beautifully presented. The drinks were a wonderful seasonal delight. Everyone said how good their meal was and how much they enjoyed it. Highly recommend this hidden Elkridge gem!!
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    I'm so happy that you all had a great time! I'm even prouder of my host team that were super accommodating to your simple request!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, service not so much. Ordered a pretzel for appetizer and didn’t receive it, rather entrees arrived after waiting an extended period of time. Water refills scarce.
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    Hi, I am disappointed in the missed appetizer and inattentive service. Thank you for bringing it up. I'd like to get this fixed. Where did you sit and how large was your group? Thanks, Will

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  40. JoeS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place, after 7pm weeknight specials are so amazing
    RathskellerResponded on December 21, 2023
    Thanks for your continued support Joe!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Rathskeller using the Order Online button. Rathskeller also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (410) 796-1530.

Rathskeller is rated 4.8 stars by 503 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Rathskeller

5782 Main St, Elkridge, MD 21075-5019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Levering Ave (less than 5 minutes from Guinness Brewery)
  • Neighborhood
    Elkridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary German, German, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have a few spaces on our own lot, an overflow lot, as well as free street parking.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (410) 796-1530
  • Catering
    Please email info@rathskellermd.com for a catering menu
  • Private party facilities
    Please email info@rathskellermd.com for private event inquiries.
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