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Rathskeller, Elkridge, MD

Rathskeller

4.6
4.6
327 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 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 327 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Baltimore / Maryland

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Best Value

  • Baltimore Suburbs

    Hot Spot

  • Baltimore Suburbs

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  1. N

    Nick

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, unique cocktails and fun vibe. Will definitely return…
  2. JW

    JackW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is wonderful but the noise level to tracks from the experience because you can't even hear the person talk it's sitting across from you.
  3. L

    Luvgoodfood

    Baltimore

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot, good food, good drinks, good service. Make a reservation.
  4. TK

    TinaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    We love this place and will always return. The schnitzels, wurst, wine and beer are the best outside of Germany. The noise level is sky high, and we wish it felt cozier inside with more booths and fewer tables, maybe covering the concrete floor would help too.
  5. J

    Jonathan

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food and service. Despite being relatively crowded, we were seated very quickly and our server was attentive. Highly recommend the potato latkes and hefeweizen.
  6. S

    Samuel

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious as always. Can't believe it was so long since last we went, but we will be back soon.
  7. N

    None

    Baltimore

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    There was an issue with space at the end of the evening. Initially, we were caught off guard. The owner reached back out to me later and explained everything. This restored my faith in this restaurant.

    RathskellerResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for being a huge supporter of our restaurant. Please be assured that I never want to move guests in the middle of their experience and I only save it as an ultimate last resort. It's an uncomfortable conversation where nobody is happy - not the table already there, nor the table that had been waiting patiently to be sat. And definitely not myself for having to have this conversation. Because OpenTable restricts word counts on public comments, I'll be reaching out to you privately.

  8. D

    Deanna

    Baltimore

    181 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    Cocktail was great. Food was pretty good except for the collard/kale side. It was ewwww.

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Hey Deanna! Thanks for joining us. Sorry the collard/kale side came out not to your liking. Please let us know before you leave next time and we'd be more than happy to replace it with another side or take the side off the bill.

  9. WM

    WayneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The overall experience was good, however the pork schnitzel was not tender, It was tough.

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Hey Wayne! Thanks for the review. Our pork is usually not tough, so if this happens again, please let us know and we'll happy to replace it for you!

  10. CK

    ChristopherK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, drink and service. A gem in Elkridge.

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Thanks so much!

  11. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were very busy, but service and food were both outstanding!

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Thanks so much!

  12. LF

    LiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great medium sized menu. They had great beer and cocktail options. Food was some of the best German food I've had. Vegan options as well as vegetarian. Would strongly recommend reservations.

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Thanks Lia!

  13. MS

    MyronS

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding! We ordered the Bucket of Schnitzel for our table of 4 people. The pork schnitzel was delicious, along with the German potato salad and spatzle & cheese sides. We had plenty of food left over to take home. A great bargain!

    RathskellerResponded on October 29, 2022Thanks so much Myron! We think the platters/bucket are such a great deal. I'm so happy you thought so too!

  14. CJ

    CJConn

    Philadelphia

    70 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was incredible except the potato pancakes…delicious but $6 for three very meager pancakes was ridiculous.
  15. M

    Melisa

    Baltimore

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Why haven’t we been here before? Rathskeller definitely changed our perception about German food but we decided to try something different. It’s no wonder this place is rated “Exceptional.” The service was exceptional as well as the food. We’ll definitely be back. And soon…!
  16. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere!
  17. MW

    MarkW

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and cocktails with wonderful service and ambiance!! Such a GREAT FIND!!
  18. SF

    SheliaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We totally enjoyed our meal and atmosphere ! We will be returning!
  19. l

    lazyrunner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent food, cocktails, and service! My husband and I ordered the party platter (schnitzel for me and sausage for him) and the schnitzel was as good as anything I've had over in Germany and the potato cakes are to die for - perfectly crispy and yummy. My old-fashioned cocktail was the best I've had and my husband enjoyed his German beer. We were given extra special care since it was my birthday, which I really appreciated. We can't wait to eat here again.
  20. S

    Scott

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is the definition of hidden gem. Loved the German food and the ambiance. Sat outside on the patio. The waiter had to keep going up and down the stairs to accommodate the outside people. He was working hard! Definitely should try the Apple strudel.
  21. AA

    AABA

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an excellent dinner at Rathskeller. From the time our server introduced himself to the first order of potato cakes with bacon- the best, nice and light inside and crispy outside- perfection! We had the chicken schnitzel Cordon Blue. Yummy, crispy, light with lots of flavor. Bratwurst with pepper/ onion sauce. Yum. Broccoli was cooked perfectly with a very balanced flavor. Spatzle n cheese warm and filling . Overall a delightful good yummy time! Our Server was right in time with everything. I loved watching how everyone worked together to make sure their patrons had a great dining experience. Thank you Rathskeller

    RathskellerResponded on October 7, 2022Wow, thanks so much! Hope to see you next time!

  22. D

    David

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter was exceptional. The food was very good, but a bit pricey for the schniztel dinners. We especially liked the accessbility device at your restaurant as well as the roomy space for wheelchairs in the dining area and restroom. (It was in the men's - I can't speak for the women's)

    RathskellerResponded on October 7, 2022Thanks David! Both restrooms are ADA accessible.

  23. EB

    EdwardB

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always happy to dine at the Rathskeller, my Saurbraten was delicious.

    RathskellerResponded on October 7, 2022Thanks! Glad you were able to enjoy the sauerbraten. It went fast!

  24. JS

    JSmith

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Ratskeller in Elkridge! Mostly bar food to help absorb the beer. We enjoyed the eggplant, chicken, and pork schnitzel! Monday night trivia was fun too!

    RathskellerResponded on September 28, 2022Thanks so much!

  25. JA

    JeanneA

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! The food is great. Ambiance is awesome

    RathskellerResponded on September 28, 2022Thanks so much!

  26. B

    Bmorediner

    Baltimore

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Took my daughter, who’s visiting from UK last night. It was very busy, so service was a little slow but the drinks-specialty cocktails-and food were perfect. Had the rahmschnitzel(creamy, garlic-white wine sauce) on chicken schnitzel and my daughter had the jagerschnitzel(mushroom gravy). Potato cake sides and small salad were both yummy. Big portions, good drinks and great place=lovely dinner. It’s become our go-to place!

    RathskellerResponded on September 28, 2022Sorry for the slow service! We'll have to tighten that up. Glad you liked the drinks and food!

  27. SH

    SaraH

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic as always. It was freezing inside though.

    RathskellerResponded on September 28, 2022Thank you! We'll monitor our indoor temperature, thanks for the heads up.

  28. J

    Jamie

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Howard County. Food and service is always great!

    RathskellerResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks so much Jamie!

  29. JS

    JamesS

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Another great experience at the Rathskeller! The Schnitzel was on point as was the Spaetzel and Red Cabbage. But the crowning jewel was the Bitburger lager on tap! Thank you Rathskeller! Be seeing you again soon! Prost!

    RathskellerResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks so much for the great review! Love that Bitburger!

  30. B

    Bmorediner

    Baltimore

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our second time in a week! The Octoberfest beers are in and we had their Festbier-veery tasty! And both had the chicken Cordon Bleu which was huge and delicious. Our server(second time) was very helpful and friendly-let us know that the festbier is available in cans, to-go. We love it here, it’s close by, good food and drinks and the owner is so nice and welcoming-always on site, helping out. It’s becoming our go to for a quick, good dinner that never disappoints.

    RathskellerResponded on September 13, 2022Thanks so much for your continued support!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner with excellent service!

    RathskellerResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you!

  32. AB

    AdrienneB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    Inside seating can be a little loud with the echo inside. I've eaten inside before and not had a problem but there was a very loud table at the front that kind of drowned everything out this past time. Would still go back.

    RathskellerResponded on August 31, 2022Thanks for your continued support! We are working on getting some sound proofing for the restaurant.

  33. SH

    SteveH

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    If you are a male looking for a loud place to drink a beer with your buddies, this is the place for you. My wife was one of only three female patrons in the restaurant and it was not easy to carry on a conversation. Eating outside would probably have been a better alternative except the weather was extremely hot and humid, so not really an option. Food was okay although there are better options north of Baltimore if you like authentic German food. The best part of the meal was the apple strudel dessert.

    RathskellerResponded on August 31, 2022Hi Steve, Thanks for coming in last Thursday. I'm sorry you were stuck beside a large group. Our space is small and we fill up quick. If there were alternative places to seat you, we would have been happy to accommodate.

  34. SR

    ShellyR

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice small place, great inside and outside atmosphere. Service was quick, good small variety of German food (not too much, not too little). Grilled Jagerschnitzel was very good, nice portion. Great selection of beer and drinks. So nice to have a clean, cozy German food place in this area. Would definitely recommend and will be going there regularly to spend time with my German niece and nephew!
  35. K

    Karin

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to make reservations. Friendly and attentive staff. Food was so delicious! Loved the platters that you could order. We all got to try a little bit of everything! We will definitely be back!
  36. TJ

    TimJ

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great overall experience. We will become regulars.
  37. C

    Cruiser7530

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at Rathskeller. The food and service were awesome.

    RathskellerResponded on August 18, 2022Wow, thanks so much for joining us! Hope to see you next time!

  38. MM

    MarciaM

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was a busy night so we were seated 30 minutes past our reservation time. Update: The owner personally called to apologize. This is a professional, reputable, and competent business. Furthermore, the owner even insisted that we receive a gift card for our grievance. A class act through and through!

    RathskellerResponded on August 18, 2022Hi Marcia, I'm sorry we were running severely behind on patio tables last Friday and you had to wait 30 minutes to be seated. We'll have to make some changes at the host stand to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thanks, Will

  39. B

    Bill

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Our first visit. The food and beers were great. We were seated very promptly and the service was very good. I understand the need to accommodate new customers but not to the degree of rushing seated customers. We were rushed to the point of feeling uncomfortable. We’ll be back.

    RathskellerResponded on August 18, 2022Hi Bill, while I'm glad you had a great time, I sincerely apologize that you felt we were rushing you out the door. We'll be sure to pay more attention to our behavior as to not rush guests. Hope to see you next time!

  40. JK

    JoeK

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Excellent service. Our waitress was Ashley who even looked like an authentic German girl with her hair in braids. Our only quips was that there were no decaf coffee for one of us, but the German coffee was excellent. The live music was extremely loud but they were mostly covering 80's pop songs so that was a plus. Other people served our food. Someone checked in on us to make sure everything was going fine. I will definitely returned.

    RathskellerResponded on August 18, 2022Thanks so much Joe! We hope to see you next time.

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 4.6 stars by 327 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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

  • 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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