Rathskeller Restaurant

4.6
1249 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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HIKE
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The aesthetics, the atmosphere, the food, all 5 STARS!!! This place is a gem in the middle of town, with great selection of beer, wine, food, and the best service I've seen in a long time.

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vipRegulars
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Rathskeller and it had been way too long since we last dined with them. It is worth the 45 minute drive for us and if it was closer we would definitely go more often. The food and service were outstanding this visit.

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DaveM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Bavarian food. Outstanding service. Bar area is out of Munich. Biergarten for summer time.

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Cmac
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was wonderful. We will
be back.

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RonS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with good service. Good portions and no wait time

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JSmitty
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious German food and great atmosphere. The outdoor entertainment is worth the trip.

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LynB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. We've been here multiple times and are looking forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The service was slow and it looked deserted... I’m sure it is fine on weekends though!..

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JenniferC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was alright. Not worth the price. Too many people walking around/in bathrooms that had obviously been drinking. Not where I would like to take younger kids. Bathrooms not handicap accessible.

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SelikaI
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my fathers 53rd birthday and had so much fun enjoying the food and hearing stories of when he lived in Germany while stationed in the Army. We absolutely loved the environment!

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vipJerry
Pittsburgh
109 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great setting, interesting and appropriate for a German restaurant. Very clean. Food was very good in portions, the Jägerschnitzel was not really very authentic. Service was friendly and attentive.

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JonathanP
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Ordered 2 steaks. Extremely bland. Apps were yummy—bread cold. Veggie of the day, rosemary roast potatoes tasted days old.
All other sides inedible. Weren’t asked why we left most of food untouched.

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JohnnyStewart
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was not wow'd with the meal. A schnitzel for over 20 bucks should have impressed my taste buds. It was pretty plain. And the Jager sauce mushrooms were sliced so thin I could hardly find them let alone taste them. The taste is what makes it Jager..

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HazelEyedHiker
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Authentic German food in a storied building. Beer Garden in back with live music and a lively crowd.

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BrendanO
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great look to the place. I had the sausage platter, which was fantastic, and my son enjoyed the schnitzel. Large servings, so I always have plenty to take home for another meal. Server was great as well.

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JanK
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. Our waitress was fun and helpful.

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Kathy
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Building was impeccably clean, lovely architecture. Server was outstanding.

Food was inedible. Flavorless, every item covered in a cool congealed blob of bulk purchased gravy, with an inartistic flourish of sour cream drizzle and single slice of canned mushroom topper. Go for drinks, but eat first.

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AaronK
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good not great compared to experiences in Germany. A lot of choices for beer made the night with bottled Kolsch and Dunkels.
Ambiance was the worse part. Music was loud for the sake of being loud with the bass drowning out the music.
There were some rowdy, cursing individuals that used the F-word has a noun, adjective, and verb quite a bit. Also, seemed to be the place for young couples to have breakdowns and storm out to have fights. Maybe just a bad night to go.

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vipCelesteB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Haven't been to the Rathskellar in many years. The menu and ambiance was just as expected. The food, however, was not as good as it used to be. They still serve some amazing pretzels and hot mustard though. Not sure I would go back.

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ChrisC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Server was very attentive and anticipated our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was decent , cabbage was really sweet unusual for German at other places I have eaten.

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MSJS
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool building and atmosphere. We celebrated my husbands b-day and they gave him a complimentary dessert from anything on the menu. The food was DELICIOUS!!! Highly recommend.

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MarkF
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Rathskeller is our special events place. And a great place to take visiting guests.

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Rlh56
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will be back again :) Food and service were great.

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SarahBeth
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful historical but idling, authentic local smoked German sausage and chops. Our server was very attentive and very reasonable for the quality.

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JeanneR
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waitress was very friendly great service. Food was good.

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RobertaY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The appetizer was good. We ordered steaks to be medium well and they were very rare and had no flavor.

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Desertfirst
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Rathskeller has a limited menu with Covid so I was a little disappointed that we couldn't get the pecan crusted trout. We chose instead to try the NY Strip. It was flame grilled nicely but it had absolutely no flavor. I don't believe they used any seasoning. It was bland and disappointing.

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DanielB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great meal. Service was fantastic. Not many people there because of Covid so we had the room to ourselves

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none
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Understaffed.
No strict anti-pandemic monitoring.

Food was wonderful.

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Oscar79
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome building and good food. I would recommend to anyone that enjoys German food.

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JillianG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service Great atmosphere Clean good food prices a little high for the quality of food but overall a good choice

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EmilieM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Atmosphere was great & fun, everyone doing their part to make us feel safe!

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SteveW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food great. Service was a little slow.

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RayB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful selection of excellent brews. Everything prepared fresh and in abundance. Kick back for a great evening and time with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great, as usual, and the service was very good. We were seated in the “walkway” between the entrance and bar. So it was cold from the door opening, dark, and noisy from the bar. Not best from that perspective.

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BobMangio16
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. German beer I had was awesome as well. Jägerschnitzel and Spätzle were money. The cheese fries were solid too. Overall great experience. Will be back.

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ArtD
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Rathskeller was a bustling restaurant prior Pandemic. It’s really sad to see how serious this Pandemic has effected restaurants and business in general.

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KevinF
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were so fortunate to have Sassy Jennifer as our waitress! We moved our son to Indy this week and it was a joy to have Jennifer so us the ropes at your restaurant. We will be back and hope to have Jennifer as our waitress again!

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 1249 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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