Teske's Germania Restaurant

4.8
1116 Reviews
$30 and under
German
First we would like to give you our "hearty welcome." Our ambiance and personal attention should give you an evening of pleasure in German dining. We will do out best to fulfill your wishes, so that you will have fond memories of our establishment. If we have succeeded in meeting your expectations, please recommend us to your friends and fellow workers. However, if we have failed to meet your expectations do not hesitate to tell us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1116 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TeresaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outside space in the patio
Good food, great beer selection

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CodyF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teske’s is the best—great German food and beer. Awesome patio and ambience. Even better staff.

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LeslieZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food! The owners are very welcoming. We will return again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming for years and will continue. Not many family run restaurants in San Jose

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and the food was bomb

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vipbchechel
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a pretty good experience overall. The food was decent and our server was very helpful. Downtown restaurants are hurting, I would encourage everyone to go out and support them.

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LuvGermanFood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was as awesome as always I’ve been going there since the mid 90s never ever had a bad experience the owners and staff are absolutely wonderful take care of every detail and focus on customer satisfaction to the nth degree. A very wonderful unique and special environment I would recommend to anyone.

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AmandaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kyle was awesome! Everything tasted wonderful. We had a great experience. The atmosphere was a perfect German Beer Garden experience.

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vipAnthonyT
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has been coming here since at least 2016. This is the place to go for German cuisine and beer in San Jose. This restaurant has a very nice outdoor dining area in the back of the restaurant that blocks the traffic noise and is very relaxing. The owner and waitress were all very friendly and attentive. Will be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and good prices.

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MichelleO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teske’s never disappoints! The food and service we received were great! A nice way to celebrate my dad’s birthday.

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James
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good hearty German food and beer. A solid German beergarden vibe in the heart of San Jose. Great for filling meal and animated social scene

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vipValeryK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Teske’s is the best German restaurant in SF Bay Area for folks who appreciate German beer and authentic food. Live music in beer garden is a great!

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DoloresD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was super good. The people that work there
are very nice. Overall we had a great dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a splendid time with a get-to-together with friends. Teske’s is terrific-been a patron of Teske’s for many years. Prost!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, their food and service was amazing! We love this place, and even my young kids have a great time and love the food!

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BigAl
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had the best time at Teske's with their delicious food, great cocktails and wonderful draft German beers! Cynthia's Fried Chicken is worth the visit by itself. This time, though, we were very pleasantly treated to Creamed Herring, Carpaccio platter and a new starter with Burrata cheese and Pesto! Tremendous!

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JohnS
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great hospitality, friendly welcome. German menu is excellent, beer is great! Outdoor dining space is beautiful, lots of heaters in the evening. Very busy, would advise to book in advance.

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TomH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food and ambience was wonderful as always. I had the Wienerschnitzel and potato salad and my son and everyone else had the Goulash, everyone raved about the food. Desert of Schwarzwald Kirche tort was awesome finished off with Escorial Grun at the end. I've been going there since 1994, place is terrific, definitely recommend it.

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Angel
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Authentic Baverian food, good personal service and great beer! Love the ambiance of the beer garden! 👍😉

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RobertoR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greg and his family go above and beyond to make sure you have a Wonderful experience at their families restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Valentine’s Day special menu was great and outdoor dining in beer garden was very nice.

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vipDanielleB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was fantastic. Our server, Kyle, was very attentive and on top of things. The food was great too! I think it would be fun to have some old German folk music in the background. Not too loud, but played softly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for Valentine’s Day. Their courtyard was really quiet and warm with the heat lamps set up. Their staff are also very friendly and made you feel right at home

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vipCaymus
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Servers not wearing masks consistently

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Rusty
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good beef and pork German fare, with chicken and salmon on the menu for the non-red meat lovers. Sausages excellent, sauerbratten good flavor not as tender as we hoped, generous slice of schnitzel. Lamb shank perfectly tender and great flavor. Couscous came with the lamb; was not expected as a German side, was none-the-less excellent with a nice sauce and tender baby asparagus. Strudel was great. All washed down with a very nice pilsner. Service attentive. Seating on the outdoor patio, plenty of heat sources.

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NorbertK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great german food and great ambience combined. We were visiting the first day after the rain protection for the patio was up (it wasn't raining the evening we were dining). Always a great atmosphere with welcoming hosts.

Teske's Germania Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thanks Norbert!! Great times. Great seeing you, Ginger, Monica and Jim.

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vipCynthiaM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Lovely backyard style outdoor seating with no cover. Several heaters (a little to far from us to really help - we were in the far corner). This has been our xmas tradition and we were thrilled we got to go before the restaurant was forced to close.

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MichaelR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great beer, great schnapps — as always!

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vipSuzanneR
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining patio is absolutely wonderful. They have warmers to keep you comfortable so you don't get too cold.

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vipKyne
San Francisco
119 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Service, Ambience, and simply the best German food in the Bay Area

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vipBarbaraH
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, delicious food and fabulous service.

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vipJtmed
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

With the COVID 19 restrictions, we were happy to sit in the patio and had the place to ourselves. The heaters kept us comfortable and the cool evening made it feel like an Octoberfest celebration. I thoroughly enjoyed the beer, appetizers, main course and great desserts. This San Jose classic continues to be a great spot for any time of the year! Cheers!!!

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MichaelR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite restaurants in the area. I'm always excited to try out any new German restaurants I come across, but they never stack up to Teske's. We make our way here at least twice a month. Great food and great service. Try the onion pie if they're serving it!

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Travl2Eat
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and variety. Server was super helpful, efficient, and friendly

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great. We sat inside with plenty of space between us and the other diners. It was a little cold because the door was open that leads onto the patio. That was okay because we thought that was safer to have the air moving around. We wanted to sit outside in the Bier Garten, but even with space heaters, it was chilly out there. I had the smoked porkchop and it was huge and delicious! I'm very glad we had a reservation with OpenTable as they seated us right away.

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HelgaC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten at Teske's many times, including Oktoberfests.
also with large groups.
The food is always very good and the
service very accommodating.
Teske's is my favored German Restaurant
and I have recommended to all my friends.

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Sophia
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing beer, food, and service ! Definitely going back!

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vipBarbaraH
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back at the restaurant to enjoy the food and beer in the outdoor patio setting. We ordered the jalapeño cheese pretzel which came hot and delicious accompanied with the Hefeweizen beer. The entrees are served a la carte (pre-Covid, entree included soup, salad and dessert), which we appreciated as we were able to try their new salads - light and scrumptious. The salads are large enough to share. We ordered our usual Jaegersnitzel (breaded pork cutlet) with the mouth watering mushroom sauce and noodles, which did not disappoint. Of course, we had to leave room for their famous apple strudel and Black Forest cake. We had a fabulous meal and the staff is friendly and attentive. We can’t wait to return again soon!

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CarolynG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu. Delicious food. I wanted to go back the next day to try other dishes

FAQs

Teske's Germania Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 292-0291.

Teske's Germania Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1116 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.