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Speisekammer

4.6
1018 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
Perfect For:
  • Great Beer
  • Authentic
  • Casual
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 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
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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.
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Special events & promotions

Closed on July 4th

Closed on Thanksgiving

Closed on Christmas Eve

Closed on Christmas Day
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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
What 1018 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 20 hours ago

Terrific family dinner with both sides in-town for new baby!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Speisekammer has been a consistent restaurant for drinks and food. The outside beer garden is a great place for meeting after work with friends and coworkers. The addition of live music is really nice. Good food with good friends.

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1.0Dined on April 8, 2018

45 min wait. Food came out cold. Absolutely no apologies. Offered a dessert.....like I want a dessert when I haven't eaten a thing all day and everything else was horrible?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friendly, lively people
Love the live music. Mitch Polzak is great and the clientele is wonderful
Always have a great time there.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The food is authentic German and delicious. My favorites are the fresh salads

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Long wait for service. Incorrect meal delivered to table. We went to hear music but could hear little over room noise.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

One of our long-time favs, Speisekammer is THE German restaurant to dine at if you love traditional German food. It is far better than Brotzeit Lokal and the portions more generous than Gaumenkitzel (a place that is very good, but not the 'gemutlich' bargain Speisekammer is). Their schnitzel is marvelous, the potato pancakes divine (housemade applesauce; get the optional sour cream). Very happy to see the pickled veggie salad and the sauerkraut are back to being properly done: savory and tangy without the excessive harsh vinegar that was happening for a while. Sausages are excellent here, as is the roast pork dish. Service is top-notch here; this place should give lessons to newer flashy bistros who can't time a meal or even clear a table properly. Highly recommended; lunch is quieter but definitely make reservations for dinner when locals arrive after work. But don't even try to squeeze yourself in during World Cup finals, LOL!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

If you know anything about German food and the culture that surrounds a meal this place has it. Authentic flavors of braten, speiszle and schnitzel. All need to be eaten with a German kolsch, lager, pilsner, hefeweisen or a dark ale; my favorite. Delicious dark rye slices came to the table as well. There was a birthday party with us in the back room which had sound bouncing off all walls at once. Although we had to pause our conversation a couple times, it wasnt a bother. Thats how i experienced pub life in small towns in Bavaria. I'll be returning sooner than later. BTW, later on there was live music in the front room which wasn't German. But i do know that Europeans appreciated R&B/Jazz much sooner than popular music did in the US.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great place with good food and s friendly staff. Always a good stop for a get together with friends

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Very good food, drinks and desserts. Excellent prompt service. Thanks.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

EXCELLENT FOOD AND EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE..RICK AT THE BAR MAKES FANTASTIC COCKTAILS !

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We enjoy Speisekammer once or twice a month (sometimes more) and the experience never disappoints. From the welcoming greeters and reservation management, friendly servers, attentive waitstaff, skilled kitchen and bar artists — everything is excellent and we always leave happy. Thank you for always showing us a good time!! Prost!!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Great place to have dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wiener Schnitzel (veal), apple strudel, ohh...

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The German cuisine is wonderful. We went for the live music and heard a terrific band called the Luxomatics. Service was slow, but the restaurant was VERY crowded to capacity inside and out. The food was so good that we didn’t mind waiting. A very enjoyable dinner. While we were there a videographer from CHECK PLEASE BAY AREA was shooting video for an up coming show.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Have enjoyed many REAL GERMAN dinners over the years. And will do so again. I always have a reservation, can get busy.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

I've been to Speisekammer quite a few times. The food was not as good as usual, BUT the live music absolutely made up for it!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We enjoy coming here because we miss Germany. We have been here several times. The schnitzel was not as good as in times past. (Underdone breading), and I suspect the potatoes are instant. But we'll be back I'm sure.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and draft beers. I like this restaurant and we will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Authentic, great ambiance (sat next to fireplace), great food and excellent beer with great beer serving practices, e.g. proper serving temperature and glasses/mugs! I’ve been here several times and highly recommend it!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great authentic German food and beers. Fun time !

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Best potato pancakes ever!! Authentic German food. One of our favorite spots.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Went with just me and my 3 kids. We all had a great time. Food & service were fantastic!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food, drink and atmosphere

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our third visit, the food was excellent as usual. Good variety of german beers on tap. Service was a little slower than we would have liked, but we enjoyed the company at atmosphere. Despite looking small on the outside, there are three separate dining rooms to break up the crowd of people. Excellent German cuisine. We'll be back, for certain.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

One of the few places in the bay area to get German food. Outdoor seating, just like in Germany.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Authentic, terrific food, and generous portions. Mixed salad is an excellent accompaniment to various dishes. Been there many times, never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good service. Thank you😃😃

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good German food

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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