Rathskeller Restaurant

4.5
1198 Reviews
$30 and under
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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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service and the food was good for German food.

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vipJohnS
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Took our family of seven to celebrate a milestone birthday and they wouldn’t let us sit together due to coronavirus. WE ARE THE SAME FAMILY. Then they put us in the hallway by the bar area which felt like we were in a traffic pattern. Spent $300 for dinner and would have been just as happy going to Culver’s. Waiter was great but the hostess was useless and could care less about where we were seated. If I could have known they wouldn’t let us sit together as a family I would have gone somewhere else. Hamilton County has lots of restaurants and I don’t have to pay extra for parking.

IF I ever go again, we will make sure they seat us in the restaurant and not in the hallway. But I’d rather spend my money elsewhere.

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LoveToEat
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

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JennyR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and Jen, our waitress, was terrific! We had a lot of fun!

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vipOntheroad
Indiana
19 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great meal and service at The Rathskeller.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was fantastic and made the food and atmosphere even better

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RALPHB
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been here many times for many different occasions. Love it here but they are suffering from Covid slow business which results in everyone being a little out of step. Overall still nice.

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MikeC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Jane, our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and her service was excellent. My first time at the Rathskeller, but will very definitely be going back.

KJ
KathyJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was very good. Food was very good. The food was pricey I thought BUT it was a special occasion so we splurged.

MK
MarilynK
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday celebration with excellent food and good service.

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Shawn
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The beer selection and pours are generous. I love the history of the building, and the location on Mass Ave. It is worth a visit whether you live in Indy or are visiting. The menu is a bit limited, but for german food in Indianapolis this is one of the only places to go.

JK
JenniferK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Waitress and hostess were so sweet and helpful! Amazing ambiance!

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NikoleF
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

Top German restaurant, and it looks awesome as well!

JR
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
12 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!

DC
DebraC
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vip1sttime
Minneapolis
76 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

OT
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
3 reviews
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.

OT
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.

OT
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
20 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.

MD
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

MR
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.

MM
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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Rathskeller Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1198 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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