Teske's Germania Restaurant

4.8
1131 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 1131 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBarbaraH
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and beer.

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BigAl
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed and always have a great meal and wonderful time at Teske's. Cynthia's Fried Chicken and the Pork Loin special were particularly delicious! Now that the weather is warming up, the Biergarten is a very special place to be. Enjoy!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have gone here every year for my birthday the last 3-4 years, and I don’t see an end to that tradition.

The food is always great, but what’s even greater is the service I’ve that received time after time.

The staff has always been welcoming the second I step through the door every time, attentive throughout our meal, and very friendly.

Our server last night was masterful at their job, and effortlessly handled our party of 11.

Thank you Teske’s Germania.

JM
JoaneM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food not authentically German, nothing to write home about, outdated and worn out decor, mediocre service, overpriced.

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vipbrianb
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The outdoor "beer garden" seating was very enjoyable especially as the pandemic wanes. The service was excellent and the food was good. We'll return for the overall experience.

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PabloS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dinner in a very nice outdoor patio. German beer was outstanding. The meats are amazing; I just wish the fried weren’t frozen.

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Punta
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Cynthia who took care of our table was absolutely great and fantastic. We need more of her expertise.

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NathanB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I will still come here. The food this time around wasn't as good as previous times I have been here. It may have just been the cut of meat that I had. The service was good and the outside dining was very nice.

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GeorgeK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Nice beer garden / outdoor dining area. Very good service excpt for a mixup on tbe bill. Considering this is a german beer garden, the beer selection was limited. Food just ok.

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JRad
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as usual, very good. Our server was very knowledgeable, attentive and speedy.

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EdwardL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 8 with 2 birthdays. The wait staff was very accommodating and made sure we were comfortable and well taken care of. Everyone enjoyed their entrees and drinks. At the end of the meal they sang for the birthday boy and girl and brought special treats.

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Lori
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the people who own it! I always feel like family here.

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Svyat
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great gem of a restaurant near downtown San Jose! I miss European food so much, and while French cuisine is quite popular in Bay Area, it's really tough to find a good German place. Teske's place is brilliant. The beer is amazing. It's not what Americans call beer, it's the proper stuff. Sausages are super tasty. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and great owners. Food was excellent and the selection of German beer was good.

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CarolynG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating here is a trip to Germany. The beer garden and restaurant are very much like what you’d find there. The food is the best I’ve had. The onion pie is fabulous. We’ve loved the sauerbraten, the pork shanks, sausages, and many other dishes. I love their sauces and of course imported beers. We moved out of the Bay Area but every visit back we dine here.

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TeresaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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CodyF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
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
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
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
29 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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, reminded me of authentic German good.

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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
2 reviews
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
10 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
12 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

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 1131 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.