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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Maryann1965
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday for my daughter

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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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
2 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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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
28 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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Angela
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. The black forest cake was just okay.

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WilliamG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good German food beginning with a big pretzel! Other options available but choose the German options. Due to coronavirus precautions we were the only ones in the dining room until another couple came. We were treated so well and everything was clean.

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Ollie
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rathskeller never disappoints! From the warm pretzels with spicy mustard to the delicious and ample portions and the friendly, capable staff! Thanks for another great meal — and leftovers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent social distancing measures. Thanks for helping us celebrate Father’s Day at his favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

I grew up with German/Austrian food and was excited to have a meal which reminded me of my grandmother’s kitchen. Unfortunately, this was far from it. I could see the attempt to imitate the Germanic kitchen and I applaud the attempt. However it did fall short. To speak to this, our server informed us that the Black Forest Cake (one of the typical desserts of southern Germany) was purchased from another restaurant because their kitchen couldn’t make it as good as the place from which it was purchased. If you want some decent German beers and wines in a nice outdoor environment, I’d highly recommend. If you want a little more authentic food, I’d consider dining elsewhere.

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KLynn
Indiana
25 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time of Re-Opening, we felt safe with the procedures set into place for our health and well-being. The food was as fabulous as always!

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AndreD
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great schnitzels, and the Rathskeller's Amber beer was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The mustard was nose-tingling good!!

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KarenS
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had wonderful service. My schnitzel was a little dry. Could have been what I ordered. The prices were a little steep but you did get bread and soup or salad and two sides with an entree. One of the beers that someone in our party got was $12.50. He said it was good. We had a nice time celebrating Birthdays!

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CatieZ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Reservations work out great when you have to catch a show. My husband and I were visiting Indianapolis. The service was good. The food was okay. My husband and I should have taken the option to share a plate. There is a charge, but it is a nice option.

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jamesd
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves and plan to return again.

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RudonnaK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Made it a little more difficult to find a parking spot since the parking lot next to the Anthenaeum closed. Leave extra time for parking.

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TabithaH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The beer selection was excellent. However, our waiter was the best. He handled our table of 8 like a pro.

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vipDeniseT
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu diversity and meal preparation were excellent. Our server Jennifer was delightful and efficient. Nice to find a restaurant with great food, fantastic service, low noise level and pleasant ambiance.

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Rathskeller Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 1173 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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