Speisekammer

4.6
1137 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German, European, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Lunch & Dinner Tuesday - Sunday
Closed on Mondays
open at 11:30 - serving lunch until 3pm
Bar menu in between lunch & dinner
Dinner served
5-9pm Tues
5-10pm Wed-Sat
4-9pm Sun
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Phone number
(510) 522-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Peter Kahl
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Private party facilities
There is a private room for up to 60 people. Private parties from 10 - 200 people available. Rental of the entire restaurant is possible for larger events.
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Private party contact
Cindy Kahl: (510) 522-1300
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Catering
Speisekammer offers full catering featuring German and European food. Holiday parties, Oktoberfest parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Office Parties.
Speisekammer has many repeat clients. Peter Kahl is a European trained chef and his skills are not limited to German cuisine.
In-house we can accommodate groups of 2-200.
The back room seats 60 people and has a projection screen TV with wireless internet for company presentations.

Ask for Cindy to plan you event - cindy@speisekammer.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park St.
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Parking details
The lot is available until full and is located to the immediate right of the restaurant. After 6:00pm, parking across the street at Oil Changers is allowed.
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Public transit
A.C. Transit, Park & Lincoln
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Entertainment
Live music Fri and Sat nights (and some Thursdays)
8:30 - no cover charge
Seating in music room not guaranteed with reservation. Please call and make sure your preference is noted on your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1137 People Are Saying
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WM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Most tasteless Weisswurst ever ( I am from Munich and travel there frequently). The Pretzel looked like the real thing but the texture - OMG, rubber. You can buy better ones in many grocery stores. BTW, the mustard was of an absolutely poor quality and there is no excuse for that. My German lunch partner had the Schweinebraten (pork roast) and she liked it, so maybe if I ever were to go back I would try that.,

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n
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious German fare as usual—never disappoints!
A friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and on this night a fabulous trio of country and surf music with an strong, local following! Really fun evening !

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J
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and authentic German food. I will be back. Its worth a 30 min drive.

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L
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent in every way.

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f
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and excellent service. Lively, energetic patrons. Authentic German restaurant atmosphere

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JA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been there once with my girlfriend and I really enjoyed the food and beer. So I decided to take my boyfriend there and he really loved the food. I ordered the tri tip and he had the stuffed cabbage rolls. Both entrees were delicious. They also have a great selection on German beer. He’s really not into beer, but he had tried the one I ordered and really liked it.
I would recommend making reservations. They get really packed on the weekends. We are definitely going back to try the other dishes.

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HM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Good German food. My family and I have dined here a number of times. Sometimes they are very busy and other times it’s a slow night. We’ve always enjoyed eating here.

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AJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but a lot of noise from nearby tables

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OT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the band that played, The Americano Social Club.
Our seating request always gets granted. The food is authentic, great menu both food and drinks. Service is excellent, timely, attentive.

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e
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating our 31st anniversary and the waiter surprised us with strudel and ice cream. Although we had told him we were too full for dessert, we had no problem finishing it. Very tasty!

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AN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome 😁, love this place for everything!

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AG
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed with Speisekammer. Whether we're there with friends or just family we completely enjoy ourselves. The wait staff always remember us and we are always free to take our time and enjoy the meal.

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B
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great stop for comfort food!

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love this place - it’s great for all ages from tattooed hipsters to local fogies like us.

but we’d never been seated in the fireplace room... which was cozier and quieter than the other sections.

the food was absolutely fabulous and mom had a terrific 80th birthday.

highly recommend it!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great time to be had here with incredible German food and beer. This restaurant is what lured us to Alameda to lead us to then buy property here.

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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Had a nice time with my friends but my food took an hour to get to me.

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JF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an all around good place to eat and drink. They have a tremendous variety of great German and American beers and excellent cocktails. The food is classic German, but has gotten lighter since Speisekammer first opened. The servers are also happy to split meals for you. This can be an inexpensive place to eat for that reason. We split a pork shank and each of us had plenty to eat and the check was light.

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DB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal with my mother and great friends. Shared all plates and all was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration.

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OT
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food, great music, great service! Will come again.

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RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for a special date night, what an awesome experience! This place checks all the boxes for us, most importantly being extremely celiac friendly (GF)!

Our server was so conscientious, knowledgeable and friendly about making sure the GF options were explained. She took great care not to cross contaminate and informed the kitchen staff regarding our restrictions as well.

The vibe was fun and the food was delicious and interesting! Who knew German food could be so gluten free friendly?

Live music Friday and I think Saturday nights. The bar area seemed full of friendly people enjoying eachother and the music.

5 Stars for sure! If you need to eat GF, this is a must try in the bay area!

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BS
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. A nice clean restaurant with a good musical combo. Love German food. Server was very nice to us.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best! Service is always awesome, staff is always so friendly and accommodating. Good place for good food and a good time with family and friends!!

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J
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Speisekammer. The pretzel is always fresh and the schnitzel is a reliable great.

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RL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What’s not to like about Speisekammer? We’ve been dining here since shortly after they opened. They’ve only gotten better and better. It has a nice neighborhood vibe, and the food is always outstanding. Oh, did I mention the beer?

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love love this place! Been coming regularly now for about 4 months, never a miss only good food and good beer! Had the smoked pork shoulder last 2 visits wow! Love that they mix up the menu. Great food, go now! 😜

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, potatoes with weinerschmitzel were the best

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B
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Restaurant management/employees should ensure the restaurant atmosphere is enjoyed by all with zero tolerance from other customers drunk and yelling in the restaurant. Oct 9, 2018, was a big group seated in the back of the restaurant and most of the were literally yelling in the restaurant even when they were seated right next to each other. Most of them were drunk and obnoxious and disrespectful to others in the restaurant. Management can refuse customers that are drunk in any public establishments and or ask them to keep in it down or be removed from the restaurant. We won’t be coming back to this place nor will we even recommend it. Our server provided great service and kept apologizing for the loud abnoxious group.

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic, delicious, large portions,great service, really great.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After living in Southern Bavaria for three years, this is the best German food we have found since returning to California. They serve traditional gasthaus fare with an unbelievable selection of beer, both on tap and in bottle. Further, the restaurant is furnished with authentic furniture, from the wood tables to the shranks that litter the little alcoves nooks in the restaurant. If you like central European cuisine and miss echte Deutsche Bier, this is the place for you.

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

I go to this Place once or twice every two months and generally have excellent experience. Unfortunately this time the service is not what I am accustomed to at this amazing place. Sometimes it appeared that the waitress forgot all about us being at the table. We got the one bottle of water is that was the only drinks that we were going to have it got empty and wasn't replaced with a full lunch service. The food was excellent as usual but this deserves a lower than five star because of the lack of attention in less than Stellar service on this visit this is the first time I have been disappointed in my dining g experience.

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SL
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our go to restaurant,,,our family loves it.

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Speisekammer is our standard for genuine German food outside of Germany. We say "it's good, but it's not Speisekammer!"

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P
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place and have been here multiple times. Only drawback is the noise level. Been here a few times with other friends and family and each occasion the noise level was too loud. It's the biggest complaint I get from them. The food is the best in terms of authentic german cuisine in a cute setting but the noise level is unfortunately enough to discourage me from taking others here. May just have to settle for just me and my husband.

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JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a great place to have a business dinner in Alameda that could accommodate the size of my party. Service was great, food was great, atmosphere was spot on for Oktoberfest, my guests had a great time and enjoyed the selection of beers and food! A Hidden Gem! Thank you!

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PC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a fabulous place for great German food & beer. The noise level is what keeps me away but I suppose that's a sign people are having a good time!!

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c
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoy Speisekammer. It's not "5-star" like Chez Panisse -- but it is outstanding for what it is -- a wonderful neighborhood eatery. Great (and distinctive) food, wonderful beer, relaxed setting. I always look forward to our next visit.

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LS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Hannah treated us old guys special and made us bowl that way too!

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GC
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Great service. Great selection of German beer. Will be going again.

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K
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been fans of Mitch Polzak and the Royal Deuces for awhile, we went mainly to see them. Very entertaining, they play there every first Friday, authentic rockabilly, truck drivin' songs and old-school country! Stuff you don't hear on the radio anymore and probably won't ever again. The food was delicious and authentic, my only issue was after we ate, there's no area for folks to sit or even stand and hear the band, without getting another table, after we had already eaten...the bar was packed all night. It seemed like we were in the way wherever we stood, I finally went and sat outside, and could still hear and see the band OK. We will definitely go back, but now that we know the scene, we'll try to get a table in the front room where the band is. Oh, and the parking situation is pretty bad, but the neighborhood seems quite safe which is a good thing, because you'll be parking several blocks away and walking.

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