Rathskeller Restaurant

4.6
1448 Reviews
$30 and under
German
*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!

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.
What 1448 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
WI
vipWILC
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Wayne and staff made took wonderful care of us.

AM
AdamM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I lived in Germany for 2 years and loved the cuisine. The dishes served her are so very authentic. Our server was very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this restaurant. Looking forward to going back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience3

In town for a wedding

CR
CraigR
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time visit. Worth the 100 mile drive

JI
JillIanne
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I used to love The Rathskeller, but it seems like they have changed their menu a bit and I wasn’t impressed with the food. The appetizer was not hot, the cokes were flat, the entrees were lack-luster. The soup of the day was cream of tomato the the vegetable of the day was mixed vegetables. Not very special. The prices are very high for what you get. On top of that, the service was slow and they weren’t busy. All that said, it could be they are struggling to get help like everywhere else, so maybe I need to give them a break. The atmosphere was as great as always.

S
Stevennn
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old world gem. Friendly stuff, and traditional palate.

TJ
TimothyJ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended before a concert. The food was great

SM
SaraM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service2ambience2

the band was warming up at the same time but was just hitting one note on the drum over and over again for 5 minutes and it was extremely loud. The service was very slow and our server was overworked.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Napkins and side plates were dirty, pretzels was wrinkled and doughy, not what I expect from a Bavarian style restaurant.

PB
vipPapaBill
Indiana
86 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!!

A
Appie
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The wait staff was very good but the bartender kept sending me the wrong beer. The beer list is impressive. The decor is great. The pretzels and mustard are fabulous. The schnitzel was good. But this is not the place to order seafood or pasta! Also I expect greens not basic lettuce when getting a salad in a higher end restaurant like this is purported to be.

DM
DannyM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff made the visit enjoyable and accommodated changes in guest needs.

AH
AmyH
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner. Such a unique setting. Cozy and inviting.
Meals were delicious. Hardy servings. Kind and personable staff.

RB
vipRobertB
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and German food was delicious

TB
TannieB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Appetizers were great. Got the soup and it was only lukewarm and because of that not very good. Potato salad was great as usual. Our server was fantastic.

RD
vipRogerD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great- prices on the menu seem high, but everything you get with the meal makes it worthwhile. Service is the best I have seen in some time.

WB
WendyB
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, food was good, hot and served timely.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robin was our server and she did a fantastic job!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome! Service was perfect and the food was amazing!!

NK
NatashaK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience from start to finish. Wonderful, high quality authentic German cuisine!

JU
JULIEO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!

RA
RALPHB
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A little noisy and prices are somewhat high. Drinks and beer overpriced

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We enjoyed a pretty quiet meal. The food was great, but our server was not as engaged as I'd expect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

It was super hot in here. Food was ok. Sever was best so it’s not he fault

JP
JP78ty
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food with the best selection of beers. Our go to place

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. I came away the way from Texas on a recommendation of my mother in law

D
Dave2k
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rods and Cones were playing in the next room. Great dinner music. Seriously. The Rathskeller has the best atmosphere of any restaurant in Indy.

MB
MaryB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a family tradition we enjoy. Great service and amazing food and atmosphere.

DJ
DinerJ
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Had the Sauerbraten and the meat was so tough you could barely cut it with a table knife. Steamed Spinach was good but a little cool. The Spatzel was different from any I'd had before and not quite to my liking. Service was excellent.

JG
JonG
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing the food was delicious the best thing about the whole night was the waitress we had was honest ,funny and took really good care of us

MA
MeganA
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the Rathskeller! It's a very traditional looking and feeling German pub with a huge food selection (almost a little overwhelming). I got a hot sausage platter that was great. My sandwich was a German hamburger and I just wish I would've gotten a side that wasn't fries (my only disappointment).

TK
ThomasK
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. Service was fast despite it being very busy. They were flexible with the entree (allowed us to split an entree without buying an extra plate).

Have been here multiple times even though we are from out of town. We have always ordered their German entrees and enjoyed each of them.

MD
vipMichaelD
Indiana
50 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was very disappointing. Texture of the sausages were soft; spaetzle tasted like flour clumps; kraut balls had no flavor. Service was good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great waitress.
Too expensive. Long time customer. Expect some inflation price increase but the mew pricing is not justified. Time to find a new favorite.

JG
JulieG
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The historic building was nicely decorated for the holidays. This is a unique restaurant at least in Indy. The service is great, and the food is amazing.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jennifer was amazing!! And the food and drinks were delicious!

JH
JimH
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some colleagues and I had dinner here while in town for a conference. Two of us are already fans of German cuisine while the third had never tried German food. We were all impressed with the quality of the food as well as the generous portions. The guy who had never tried German food said that he will definitely be dining at German restaurants in the future. The two of us who were already fans will definitely be back the next time we are in Indy.

c
vipcaseyyumm
Indiana
84 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great dinner! Alyssa was great waitress! We had a great time as family there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Rathskeller does NOT pay attention to OpenTable. We asked for back room but because there was a party we could not have it. We understand but they should have accompanied us in a good way even though it wasn’t the back room. Instead THEY PUT US IN THE HALLWAY. The manager did work with us to make it better. Waitress was excellent; food very good. Excellent German food

TS
TheresaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, professional, and helpful staff. Warm and inviting family environment. Great food and drinks. Overall, fun and enjoyable experience.

FAQs

Rathskeller Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (317) 636-0396.

Rathskeller Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1448 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.

Tweets by Rathskeller Restaurant