Rathskeller Restaurant

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$30 and under
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German
Bavarian Flair in Downtown Indy! Set in the historic, 19th century Athenaeum Building downtown, The Rathskeller is reminiscent of both a quaint inn tucked in the Bavarian hills and a lively beer hall in Munich. We feature traditional German entrees and a full range of salads, pasta, seafood, beef, pork and chicken entrees. If you can't find your time slot for your reservation, please call the restaurant at 317-636-0396.

*Please note that reservations are strictly for Main Dining Room dining ONLY. We do not take reservations for the Biergarten at this time. Call with any questions!
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NikoleF
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch for a family get together. They also have a nice kids menu.

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KurtC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top German restaurant, and it looks awesome as well!

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JesseR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to visit for fun events, grab a bite in the bar or a German dish in the dinning room. Very, Very cool building but the best part is the service and the great food! Definitely a must visit venue in Indianapolis. The outside entertainment area is lots of fun!

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ClareR
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Highly recommend!

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AshleyT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went for my dad and I’s birthdays. The waitress was really great and the food was wonderful!!

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MarkW
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the bar where like the dinning room the atmosphere is pure old Germany; if you like that sort of thing, there is no place better. Best German food in town but the menu expands far beyond. The staff is very friendly and informative.

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Drjbenner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our server took good care of us. Tables were spaced well too. My wife and I came 3 years ago for our first anniversary and it was great. Came back for our 3rd and was very happy

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ScottIndy
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is why we go. Also the best place in the city for a German draft beer off the tap, great selection. Food is always good and representative of German-type fare, and even if it wasn't it would still be the top German restaurant in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was overpriced. I feel like we were paying the rent for a big, empty building. I doubt we will return. The food was just ok and was $100 for 3 people. Just ok. I cannot brag on anything. The service and the old building was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dual birthday party. Very nice!

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DebraC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vip1sttime
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We celebrated our 33rd anniversary. My wife is German so Rat was a great idea. The food was good but a bit bland at times. The strudel was very good. Service was good also. Great to have some German beer.

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Maryann1965
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for my daughter

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Jen as our waitress and she was amazing! We will definitely be back to see her!

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stevea
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good and the swervice from the waitress was beyond expectations

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BradyB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer selection, amazing food, and awesome service.

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Jeff
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Our server was very attentive and pleasant.

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CarolynG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic, make room for the bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generous portions of meals were served. From the appetizer selection, the chick && jalapeño poppers were delicious and so were the sauerkraut meatballs. The entrees were very tasty.

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Referee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good German food and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who likes German food.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Just ok. The building was pretty neat but the food was just ok and we were paraded through a service station and a bunch of employees on break in the way to our table.

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GlennB
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience from start to finish. We had a few late RSVPs, and the hostess was more than happy to accommodate us without any hassle. Nearby parking was easily found by everyone in our party, despite Mass Ave’s closure to traffic and parking. The food was excellent, competing for Indy’s best in several categories, but at a very reasonable price during Devour Downtown.

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vipOntheroad
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We frequently dine at the Rathskeller and are never disappointed in the food or the service. It's one of our favorite places to have celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just get together with friends.

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vipPhilG
Indiana
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Went for a Saturday night dinner during restaurant week. The three course meal was good and plenty of food There was a band in the beer garden and it looked quite crowded. According to my wife drunken young women were in the ladies room and it was completely trashed. It seems that they need to decide, nice restaurant with controlled beer garden or party time bar. I will be a lot more selective on future visits.

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MarkD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service. Staff is pleasant. Good food. Nice ambience. Parking is easy to find. Always fun.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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MuraliR
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was great. I will certainly recommend for gathering with friends or date night.

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MarkM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and help with many German dishes. We had to return an overcooked steak and replace another entree, but overall we had a pleasant experience on a Saturday.
Noisy fun atmosphere, great beer and drink options.

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Texas13
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was great .She told us what the most requested dishes were. She warned us about hot pretzel sauce.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The people are pleasant and helpful. The food is good but priced on the high-end side. The atmosphere is large spaced and is worthwhile to see a by-gone era still in action.

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite Indy dining experiences. The food is authentic and delicious, the service is always outstanding (attentive and engaging, but not overbearing), and the atmosphere is delightful.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and attention. Scampi, Reuben were delicious. Best French onion soup ever.

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vipciaoshop
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

great find in indy . we dined in the biergarten and they have live music nightly.

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HC111
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!! The wurst plate was amazing and our waitress was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good selection of beers and wines. Food and service were good. Very quiet when we went but it was early dinner.

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PamelaW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place with good service and good food. Black Forest cake was delicious.

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ToddH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great decor and ambience. A little pricey but you get a LOT of food, big portions!! Overall a really great restaurant with a super helpful staff!!

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317Reveiw
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, beer, service, and atmosphere was great. Large portions of food and genuine German food.

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, the service was fantastic we loved the whole experience and can't wait to go back again.

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SarahV
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place, absolutely a must visit when in Indy.

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Rathskeller Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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