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About Speisekammer

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!

2424 Lincoln Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German, European, Gastro Pub

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

Cross Street:
Park St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 522-1300

Website:
http://www.speisekammer.com/

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.

Catering:
Speisekammer offers full catering featuring German and European food. Holiday parties, Oktoberfest parties, Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Office Parties.
Speisekammer has many repeat clients including the German Consulate of SF. 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

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.

Public Transit:
A.C. Transit, Park & Lincoln

Executive Chef:
Peter Kahl

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.

Private Party Contact:
Cindy Kahl: (510) 522-1300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Closed on July 4th

Closed on Thanksgiving

Closed on Christmas Eve

Closed on Christmas Day

Speisekammer Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Comfort Food (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Fun (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Live Music (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Kid-friendly (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Healthy (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food, drink and atmosphere

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·Dined 5 days ago

Very good service. Thank you😃😃

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Good German food

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

The food never disappoints here! The appetizers are amazing, the food is authentic and delicous... and plentiful!

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It's our first time listening live music here. We enjoyed it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Happy environment and good food. Very friendly service. It's a great place for adult gathering with great beer. It was a nice family dinner but the kid wasn't being patient.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sadly, they were out of pretzels, but the spätzle and schnitzel we had were fabulous!

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our table was ready for us when we arrived. The food was outstanding, as always. Our server was very good. Checked on us often, but not intrusive. This is one of our favorite family go to places.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Casual, Live Music
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My friend invited me the first time I came for the live music, which I really enjoyed.
I invited my two friends, because they are fans and we ordered light meals, which were
served with friendly servers.
We got a table reservation on line so it was ready when we got there.
We had a great time.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I enjoy trying any German restaurant we come across. Based on reviews, we were very excited to try Speisekammer!
We started with their Potato Pancakes and Pretzel with Beer Cheese dipping sauce. Both were enjoyable but definitely not the best we’ve eaten in our experiences at other German establishments. The Potato Pancakes were light and crispy but with little seasoning/flavor. The Pretzel was very chewy in a stale sort of way...however the delicious Beer Cheese dipping sauce masked that nicely.
For our entrees, my husband enjoyed the Sauerbraten. It was a decent amount of meat with a luscious gravy and classic sides of Spatzle and Red Cabbage. Both sides were mediocre. I ordered their baked Spatzle (think of a German take on Mac N Cheese.) They used rich and decadent cheeses and came nice and hot. I was given the option to add ham or bacon for an additional charge and I chose ham. Nice and necessary addition! Also for an additional charge, you can have their side salad - I highly recommend AGAINST this...chopped lettuce, pickled veggies all drenched in what tasted like the pickling vinegar. Waste.
Drinks. Although they had many options for many patrons (children, non alcoholic, wine, beer, cocktails...) we were so disappointed in the small amount of German beers on tap. Needless to say, my husband had soda and I tried a nice light Austrian wight wine.
Staff. Very friendly, attentive and informative! They gave us a beautiful cozy table at their romantic fireplace. Beautiful!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Wonderful good again tonight. Both had Bratwurst dinner with sauerkraut and mashers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We came here for a weeknight dinner and had a great time! Excellent food and drinks, and friendly, attentive service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We love this restaurant....have never had a bad meal...great neighborhood gem.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was great!! Food was outstanding, the service perfect!! I highly recommend this place!!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Came to listen to the band and enjoy a good meal!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We love Speisekammer! Great service, food and drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love the ambience like a European pub or bar, with a collection of steins on the wall and other decorations. Food is good, with good service. What attracted us was the live music Friday and Saturday nights. There are two rooms, one with cozy booths, another with tables, and the garden outside. Loved the roasted butternut squash. Beer is delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great for family

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Noise level was okay because we asked for a quiet table but much of the restaurant was quite loud. The food was uniformly delicious and we will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great first experience at Speisekammer. We just heard about it this week and went right away because we had been looking for a good German restaurant. With Speisekammer, we found it. All of our dishes were excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely post-holiday dinner with friends! They were very accommodating with our 3 kiddos and their varied needs/requests.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Late Saturday lunch. Even though the menu was shortened, it was perfect for trying new dishes and sharing a meal. The fish platter was exceptional. The pretzel with cheese sauce was a hit. Of course the beer selection is what it should be in a German restaurant....love the black beer. Always a great place. Highly recommend .

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We have been coming here for quite a while and just love the food, ambience and great staff! Everyone is very friendly and professional, and it is so great to have them always come by to be sure we are never out of water or ask if there is anything else we need. (It is nice to come to a restaurant where a customer doesn't have to ask for these small things). Our favorite dishes are the Potato Soup, the Pork Wienerschnitzel, Sauerbraten and Bratwurst entrees, and their roasted potatoes with bacon bits. Even their bread and the buttery concoction they serve is delicious. The desserts are good too, especially when the dessert chef whips up the delicious toffee cream brulee. We have never been disappointed at this restaurant and the prices are very reasonable too! It will continue to be one of our favorites. The only negative thing is that sometimes parking can be a problem, especially during Fridays and Saturday evenings.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Have been here several times and love the food, beer and service. Great place!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Solid, very authentic German food at reasonable prices. Casual, friendly service. Definitely going on our rotation.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A little taste of Europe in Alameda. Always busy but the food is great! The place always has a good vibe...a little noisy but a fun spot.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The cozyest spot in town.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Great atmosphere...big selection of tap beer...good menu selections...friendly staff...reasonable
price...

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place is a FAV,
Consistently fantastic.
Thank you!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Good German cuisine, cozy ambience and great service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Instead of ordering individual meals, we ordered the meat platter and several sides and went family style. It worked well for the four of us. One of our favorite restaurants!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointed with Apple strudel which was soggy with crystallized ice cream but main course was very good as were cocktails and beer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

One of the finest German eateries in Bay Area and beyond.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing restaurant!!!! My wife lived in Germany most of her life and says the food is near authentic! The staff there are also very welcoming. Would recommend to everybody.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We took visiting family over Thanksgiving, not once, but twice! And in the summer, I took visiting friends twice. The staff is so refreshingly welcoming. Talia was our wait person the first time....wonderful and positive and engaging. Marco was our second trip and he was amazingly tolerant, funny, attentive. Kindness prevails at this local gem that has become our go-to favorite. Thank you so much!

Tags: Great Beer, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A delicious and authentic German meal in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful Boar Stew. One of the Specials for the night. Yumeeeee.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing all around!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Went here for our 11th wedding anniversary and had a great table in the bar/live music area. The food was YUMMY and the service friendly. Loved that we could enjoy dinner for a little bit and then the band setup and started playing, super fun evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been here a bunch of times and loved it each time! The food, beer, atmosphere and service is great. It is a bit slow as they are always busy but the food is worth the wait. It's noisy so if that's not your thing ask to sit in the back area. The main winners: Potato pancake and pretzel with beer cheese...drool

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic
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