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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Worth the Drive (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Fun (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Live Music (15)
Kid-friendly (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Cozy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
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Disabled Access (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
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Tapas (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing all around!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We ordered a variety of starters (potato pancakes) and mains (schnitzel, turkey schnitzel, meatloaf and onions) for a family and friends get-together. The potato pancakes were just okay with the applesauce being pretty basic (bland). I can skip this next time and make it at home since they weren't to our liking. The other dishes were quite flavorful and filling. The overall restaurant vibe was definitely lively with the band playing. However, the noise level made it difficult to enjoy any conversation...and we were in a separate room. I can only imagine trying to eat and carry conversation in the main dining room and bar area. Overall, not a bad choice for German food in the East Bay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

In Germany, each brewery has their own unique glassware or mug for serving their beers. Spaesekammer has managed to acquire this glassware to serve whatever beer selection you choose in the genuine glassware from that brewery...very cool. The food is quite good and reasonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great meal at Spiesekammer! Food as always was wonderful; friend loved the cocktails. Only negatives was that we have a visually impaired daughter; and the low
Lighting made it difficult for her - would love if there was a table with Good Light

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and desserts. The potato pancakes are fabulous. Apple strudel was superb. Never order flourless chocolate cake on any menu as it usually is awful. Not this version. House made and warm, gooey and delicious. Worth every calorie.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed everything that we ate. The service was great! It looks like it's a real family restaurant.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I took my 8 year old here on our quest to discover new food. We ordered several appetizers including the potato pancakes, the Fisch-Platt (variety of fish with salad), and the KÄSEBRETT
MIT FRÜCHTEN (fruit and cheese plate). We ordered a small size but they were still really big portions. We didn't care for the potato pancakes (I thought they were mushy inside) but everything else was good. My 8 year old liked the pickled herring - who would have thought. We ordered the JÄGER SCHNITZEL for dinner. Neither one of us cared for the Spätzle but the SCHNITZEL was good. To be fair, I've never really cared for Spätzle so I don't think that it was a reflection on the restaurant. Another person with us ordered the Flat Iron Steak which was the special. They said that it was very good. We of course had Strudel for desert. All in all, it was a fun experience and we will go back.

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Amazing food, slow service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was wonderful. Like that you have choice between a full meal or a smaller portion. We all enjoyed it!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Birthday celebration for a close friend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Service is very good. We asked to be seater closer to the live music and they were very accommodating. The food is good... wish they had more vegetarian options. I think there could be more salads and fresh vegetables. Their vinegar salads are too vinegary.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Authentic German food according to my friend of Germanic parent.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Makes me feel like I am back in Germany. The atmosphere is really cozy and the food is good. I will go back again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Fantastic service, good food and the wonderful musical stylings of Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers...

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

consistently good quality food with people who care about their job. They work together. The food is always good.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food - if you want a lively group dinner, this is a good spot. Not great for a quiet night or low key meal.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fabulous waitress Johnna, so sweet and goes out of her way to make a wonderful dining experience.

Potato pancakes are the best I have had with the homemade apple sauce. Pretzels great, all of the dishes worth the drive.

Great for accompanying dogs

Thank you

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fun, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music, Authentic, Hot Spot, Tapas, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great selection of beer. Best German food this side of Hamburg. Flourless chocolate cake is superior. Must try the suckling pig when it's on special.

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Casual, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The only German restaurant that I know in the Bay Area - food is authentic and consistent. Lots if good draft beer choices. Almost always have sauerbraten which is always great. My partner had rouladen which was also good

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my husband's birthday here. The food was fantastic as were the drinks. We had everything from the cheese and meat plates, to pretzels with the cheese sauce, the tomato salad, the meatloaf, the weinerschnitzel, the jagerschnitzel, the sauerbraten, and the lamb shank. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. Our server was extremely patient with our large group and I was super happy to be able to book a table for 10 people on relatively short notice (3 days). And A++ to the restaurant for having good air conditioning in the back room!! That was tantamount to our experience, since the food can be heavy, you don't want to eat it while your all hot and sweaty. I will certainly think of this restaurant again for future special occasions. This place is truly a gem!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

This place is everything a German restaurant should be! Fresh ingredients, good beer and the best cheese plate!

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Meal was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment provided by Mitch Polzac and the Royal Deuces. The service was impeccable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Probably not the best choice on the hottest day of the year.... service was really good, food was so-so, beer was great!
Nice Friday afternoon / evening place and weekend drinks. Will definitely be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Good food. Good service. Have been there for lunch and dinner and had good experiences.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Always a great meal and the German speaking waitress was great fun! Added so much authenticness to the meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent service along with excellent food. My second time there, and cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great service. Super music. Fun atmosphere.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Great food and German experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Speisekammer was a fun experience but way beyond our budget for informal dining. The bill for five people to eat lunch was about $160 before tip for a lunch where three of our party ordered beverages and one ordered a desert.

That said, the atmosphere was cordial and informal. The wait staff was great. The food was tasty and of a style not commonly found in Northern California.

Bottom line ... we had a great time. We'd recommend the restaurant for friends wanting a special dining experience (and warn them about the prices). However, we're unlikely to dine there again ourselves.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

This place is an absolute gem. The food was amazing, and exactly what I wanted. The beer list was impressive, as was the option of ordering a 2 liter "Das Boot". I don't live anywhere near Alameda, but I will definitely be going back.

Also, as the occasion was my birthday, we all got to share some apple streudel and schnapps. Speisekammer has a lifelong fan.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fun, Happy Hour, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always great German cuisine. Highly recommend. Parking in the area can be a challenge even on a Sunday evening.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Always a great time at Speisekammer! The food is so good, made with love and presented in a which that makes you feel like your family! The ambiance is great too. The BEER....love it. even the drinks (I HIGHLY recommend the Hope Floats - it is so crisp and refreshing) are awesome!

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

I wish this gem of a restaurant was closer to us so we could visit more often! Delicious, fresh, authentic food and an awesome beer and wine list! Be sure to save a little room for dessert!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Haven't been here in a while, but after this food/this night, will go back again soon! Fries were the best I've ever had (with multiple dipping sauces). Special of the night -- pork shank marinated in apple juice -- was outstanding. Everything our party of five ordered was very much enjoyed. Best of all was the free live music and the super service (our multi-lingual waitress was on top of our every need).

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Love this place, service is beyond compare. Fabulous potato pancakes, the best I've ever had.

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Tapas, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

It was just good place to eat it was our 3rd time going eating the salmon and it was just the best flavor like the first time we went and I would definitely come again .😌😌

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