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Teske's Germania Restaurant

4.3
856 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Authentic
  • Great Beer
  • Bar Seating
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(408) 292-0291
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scott Baumann
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Private party facilities
Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.
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Private party contact
Cynthia Johnson: (408) 292-0291
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Catering
Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Devine Street
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Parking details
Street parking is $1.00 per hour until 6:00pm. Street parking is free after 6:00pm.
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Public transit
St. James VTA Stop
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Entertainment
IMPORTANT NOTE - If you are making reservations when Teskes has live music, seating in the Beer Garden is on a FIRST IN BASIS. Your reservation guarantees you seating in the restaurant but not necessarily outside in the Beer Garden. If you have any questions regarding this policy please call the Teskes Germania Restaurant - (408) 292-0291
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 856 People Are Saying
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4.4
food
4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great German food!! Great live music!! It was very boisterous crowd but fun!!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Haven't been in a while and WOW have I missed this place. Food was outstanding and happen to arrive on a night where there was a band and dancing. Great night and great crowd (and excellent German beer)!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Celebrating my husbands retirement with friends. Our first visit to Teske’s, and we all were very happy with our experience. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, great service!

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I brought my friends to Teske's today to introduce them to my favorite German restaurant in San Jose. Unfortunately, after this experience, I will never be going back. To start off, we found mold on the bread that was brought to our table. One of my friends politely gave it back to one of the servers, but later on when he was asked how everything was, he honestly told our waitress that we are not happy with being brought moldy bread. A couple minutes later, a bald waiter (or maybe manager?) came to our table and started lecturing us about how we should behave in his restaurant, and that we should be nice and not make a fuss about bread. He started explaining that they changed bakeries recently, and so it's not their fault—but somehow it's our fault? He offered no apology, berating us quite loudly for daring to point out the mold. (Not that this should matter, but we are all over fifty. It was really quite shocking that he felt he had the right to lecture us as if we were disruptive children.) Maybe we should have left then, but my friends wanted to stay and try to salvage the evening. Next, our waitress forgot to bring one of the beers we ordered. We had to remind her several times about it, until she finally brought a beer—but not the one that was ordered! I feel so ashamed to have brought my friends here. The food was OK, maybe too salty for my taste, but I was very upset at that point and couldn't have enjoyed it anyway. We all tried to make the best of it and enjoy each other's company. As we were leaving, the same bald man (he never introduced himself, so I have no idea who he is, or what his name is, even though I know that he's been working there for a very long time, as I've seen him there before) told one of my friends, that she needs to teach her "boyfriend"—he's her husband—how to be nice in restaurants, how to behave. It was the last straw to a terrible evening. We will never come to that restaurant again, nor recommend it.

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1.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We had wanted to try the restaurant for a while and finally did last night. We ordered potato pancakes with lox and sour cream, polish sausage, weinerschnitzel and buffalo ribeye. The polish sausage was pretty good, but everything else had literally NO TASTE. The buffalo ribeye was smothered in onions and still had no taste whatsoever. We are used to the excellent food at Naschmarkt in Campbell, but unfortunately no comparison here. To the restaurant’s credit, our server was excellent and he apologized for the ribeye and asked if we wanted anything else, and even the chef came out and apologized. They did not charge for the ribeye, but the rest of the food was equally poor.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Services very slow 2.5 hours to have dinner.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Some parts of the meal were almost inedible; the 'carrot bisque' tasted chemical, the salad was barely dressed, the venison stew I had ordered was too tough to chew, and so was my husband's goulash. This is not sophisticated fare but a little care in execution would go a long way. Good place for Oktoberfest, but I can't recommend the food. Service was friendly and efficient, though.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Authentic German. Worth a regular visit. Ain't nothing like it within 100 miles.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Authentic German food, huge portions. Excellent service. Delicious and fun.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food, great service!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went with my daughter and her friend after the theatre. Nice thing about it is that the entrees include soup, salad, and apple strudel for dessert. After asking about vegetarian options (the only being the mushroom ravioli, which were very good), the waitress mentioned to my daughter's friend, who is vegetarian, that the soup was made with meat broth, and offered instead a double salad.
The soup, split pea, was a bit thin, with a slightly watery flavour. The salad was bland, and didn't seem to have a dressing. The entrees were very good, the ravioli well seasoned and flavourful. My veal was a bit tough, but the red cabbage was excellent, as was the gravy and pasta. The apple strudel was ok, except too 'americanized' with the goupy filling.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

A very enjoyable experience.
We came on a Saturday evening and made a reservation. We were seated quickly and our drinks came quickly.
Of note: there are a series of courses, "it can take up to an hour and a half for a full service." We read this disclaimer online, and planned accordingly. It did indeed take about 1 1/2 hours from soup to strudel. The food was tasty. Interesting beer & wines from Germany are available. I would recommend this place so long as you are not in a hurry. Danke!

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I love German food and I had been meaning to come to Teske's for years. We finically decided to go for our 25th wedding anniversary and were not disappointed. The theming of the restaurant seemed to be authentic Bavarian. The good was great. The selection of German beers on tap was large. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant was moderately busy on a week night, but it was quiet enough that conversation at the table was easy. Our eleven-year-old son had good time and requested we eat there again. We now plan to make dining at Teske's a regular thing.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Rustic atmosphere and a classy crowd make this region-specific restaurant an absolute treat to stop in for a drink or linger over an authentic German meal. The ambiance is quiet and the service prompt--and unrushed.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

End of the night and very quiet. Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent traditional German food served with a nice selection of authentic German beers.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Nice to see a traditional German restaurant with Biergarten. I will go back when I turn to San Jose.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Our family had guests from out of town and we wanted to share a San Jose landmark with them. We had a great dinner together! Wiener Schnitzels were a big hit and some of the specials were enjoyed. We’ve been coming to Teske’s for over 40 years and they never disappoint!

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3.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great classic German food. Tasty and good value with huge portions. Not a place for light fare, more a place of stretchable lederhosen.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had the best time!!!! Dinner was perfect! Cynthia took great care of us. We will definitely be back. And if the wild boar goulash is on the specials board make sure to try it!!!

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

we had Scott for our server ask for him excellent customer service on his part

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved it! I was craving sauerbraten (an old friend makes it every Christmas and I haven't had it in forever) and went to Teske's to get some. I was worried it just wouldn't be the same but it was just about perfect! It really hit the spot and the service was great. I didn't realize it would come with soup, salad and dessert as well... definitely worth the price. I lived in Germany for a year and I have missed the carrot and cabbage salads they bring out before your meal so I really enjoyed their version of it! And the beer was good too and comes in liters like it ought to :) LOVE this place.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our first visit but won't be our last. The food was delicious, our waitress was wonderful and the restaurant was charming. We will be coming back!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Teske's is always a favorite during the Christmas Holiday Season. Portions are very generous (Huge!) and always delicious. Very authentic German Food (verified by a visitor from Berlin!). Good selection of German beers. Love Teske's!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

This is my can't miss place whenever I come to San Jose. Amazing food and fun atmosphere. Love it!

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great and authentic German Food and great selection of original German Beers.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. This restaurant is truly a hidden gem and whether you go during the summer to have a beer in the beer garden or a nice dinner in the dining room, you will not be disappointed!!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was the best part, and food matched the level of service. Has a good atmosphere, which gives the feeling of being in a quaint German inn. Bathroom could use some upgrades, but that is a nitpick.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Our waitress was excellent and food delicious

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was flavorful and plentiful. A great restaurant if you are in the area.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Great traditional German restaurant with three seating areas - the bar, dining room, and the indoor "biergarten." The biergarten features a live band and there is a dance floor for traditional German and German-American traditional dances and sing-alongs. Lots of fun! But, if you are looking for more quiet conversation, opt for the dining room.

Typical selection of German beers and food. The schnitzels were good as was the goulash (great kick!)

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Food reminded me of Germany. Menu had all the German fare that you could ask for, service was prompt and the beer was delish.
Gutes Essen!!

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1.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Our food was way below expectations. The chicken schnitzel tasted rancid, the veal didn’t taste like veal, and the spatzle was disappointing and didn’t taste any spatzle I’ve had. We will NOT be returning.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a great time here. P erect spot for dates, special occasions, you name it!

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Lovely spot with authentic, honey food and drink. Slightly dated vibe but I hope they never change it.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

I absolutely love German food. I just came back from Baveria last month and I must say that Teske’s was impressive. It was great to share my favorite German foods with my friends. I’ll definately be returning.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

The best place to celebrate Octoberfest in San Jose.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

Absolutely fantastic!!! I loved everything we had! fried sauerkraut balls, sausages, entrees. It's all amazing and authentic. Will be coming back again and again when I'm in town.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2017

always enjoy the pork and sausage offerings.. only issue is parking.. it is a problem finding a spot

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