Speisekammer

4.6
1218 reviews
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$30 and under
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Speisekammer serves up the best German cuisine this side of the pond! Cooking up original German recipes, pouring an outstanding selection of German beer, crafty cocktails and an extensive wine selection, Peter and Cindy will provide you with an experience you'll be eager to repeat. Listen to local musicians play Friday and Saturday nights. Come by and sit in the Biergarten or by the fireplace and enjoy what's on tap!
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BW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

6 of us ate dinner together and had a perfectly delightful meal. The food was home style in the best of terms. There was nothing among the 6 entrees that we wouldn't order again. Our waiter was fantastic. Besides being able to answer all of our questions about the ingredients in all of the food items, his knowledge of the beer menu was fantastic. It is a German restaurant so the best alcoholic drink from the bar is beer. One of our party asked for a high end Napa Valley wine and it was the only time our waiter seemed a bit stymied. The beer menu is so extensive that it is hard to go wrong there. A great place for families and adults a like. It is one of the most comfortable and yummy places in Alameda.

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T
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Speisekammer is a decent comfort food restaurant. Our server was excellent. My partner liked his beer but my Hemingway daiquiri was too sweet although it was certainly strong enough. I really liked my JÄGERSCHNITZEL and its accompaniments but my partner's side of roasted potatoes was really dry so overall his WIENER SCHNITZEL dish was hard to eat. The potatoes had obviously been sitting around too long. A better side would have been mashed potatoes or Spätzle. I'd eat at Speisekammer again but not real soon.

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the food. Best pork chops we’ve ever had!

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GH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Speisekammer and make the trip to Alameda just to eat there. We love the food and selection of beer, and always find the staff friendly and helpful.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating with my high school senior and this was his request. Great food, service and overall experience as usual.

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RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good wholesome food at affordable prices. You can get a fresh salad, roast meat, fresh sausage with a variety of German beers, cocktails, or wine. Big place, too. Nice outdoor seating area in good weather. I eat there at least once a week.

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E
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic home style restaurant. We come here for every special occasion! Always a fabulous experience.

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MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We have always really enjoy going to Speisekammer. The food is good German fare, quality choices you would find at a small local beer house in Germany.

The 2 top tables have legs very close together, so it makes it a little tight for larger (I am 6'6") people.

The service was polite and cheerful, but a little slow. Also, the server who was bringing food out from the kitchen, tried to set the main course down as we were starting our appetizers. This is always a huge fail with me.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was nice. The waitress never did come back to check if more drinks were wanted. Atmosphere was not as authentic German as hoping.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Get together with friends to meet my brother visiting from out of state. Mixed ages all enjoyed the beer, the service , and the authentic German food with nice salads

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EB
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and surroundings. Loved the decor and music. Food was excellent. We had the potato pancakes and brats and sauerkraut. Everything was great.

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b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Prefer entertainment to start before 8 pm - may be 7 pm

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WC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited to listen to Mark Hummel and the Deep Basement Shakers play on a Friday night- what fantastic music! The food was yummy, the German beer was top notch. Would definitely return.

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MG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Way too noisy. Great music impossible to hear or enjoy

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our friend said the sauerbraten was better than he had in Germany! Everything was delish!

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R
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent German food, as usual. Speisekammer is tops.

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JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, but a little pricey for some sausage and fries.

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MD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, fantastic service and extremely comfortable environment! Thanks!!!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as usual! We love this place! The food is top-notch!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and beers, a good place to get together with friends.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great with the exception of the hostess, who sat someone else under my reservation and then argued with me about making one. She proceeded to act like she was doing me a favor by assembling a table at the last minute. Our waitress was exceptional she always is and the food was amazing. The hostess needs better training

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b
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good ambiance and live music, but food is only mediocre

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G
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quintessential German cuisine and fantastic beer selection.

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d
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great in everything and especially good server..

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H
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I lived in Germany for 12 years. This place just doesn’t get it. I ordered Curry Wurst and it was decent sausage covered with an inadequate sauce-read only catsup with no curry taste at all. I’ve had much better at a kiosk in Berlin.

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E
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great authentic German food, terrific beer selection and ambience. Excellent choice for families and small groups.

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FP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy with yummy Gluten Free dishes and with the good selection of beer and wine.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a the perfect place for 9 friends on a Sunday afternoon. Great German food, German beers on draft, and friendly vibe.

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful experience at Speisekammer! Food was delicious, but be prepared for a loud experience. Fun for a group and they have a kids menu. Highly recommend.

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F
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time overall. Wonderful food. Beer was excellent across the board. Can’t wait to go back!!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there after watching Check Please! They did not disappoint. I had the Jagerschnitzel with mushroom gravy - wow! Amazing quality and generous portions. Terrific beer selection. We brought a visiting German and she was very impressed. We’re going back this summer to sit in the beer-garden.

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DE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Speisekammer is always wonderful and the service too. One could wish for the installation of some sound-deadening material on the ceilings--but that's really a minor quibble. We were especially happy with the turkey schnitzel and the broiled brussels sprouts.

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h
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always. Very accommodating for gluten free diners.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun great service.

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our mouths were watering for traditional German food and you didn't disappoint. We have put it on our list to come back. I especially liked the beet salad.

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JK
San Francisco
585 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have tried all the German restaurants in the SF Bay Area and this is hands-down our favorite. A wonderful neighborhood restaurant beloved of locals, with that generous gemuchleit feeling I remember from my fav childhood places. Don't miss the potato pancakes - best in town, get the optional sour cream to go with that tart housemade applesauce! Beer selection is much better than most of the hipster places, with really outstanding service (and we don't say that lightly, we are picky about good waitstaff training). No need to reservations at lunch but a necessity for dinner. Parking is manageable; lot is tiny but the neighborhood has a fair amount of parking available within two short blocks of restaurant.

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HK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday lunchtime and the restaurant was out of dishes and certain beers.It was my birthday and it was known to the restaurant thru open table and the fact was ignored. I celebrated my birthday at this restaurant for several years and they would always bring out a Strudel with candle. I was disappointed, especially since I spent about $360.00 for lunch.

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CK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our long time favorite. Great German food with great service and wonderful eclectic music on the weekends. And no cover. So, the best of everything

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GG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great German food and beer!

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual homey vibe, incredible food, fantastic German beer selection. Love this place!

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