Teske's Germania Restaurant

4.6
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1044 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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$20 Prix Fixe Lunch Menu - Tax Inclusive

Prix Fixe includes entree 1/2 liter beer or house wine. Tax included.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 11, 2020

Ends: March 12, 2119

Availability: Tue-Fri 11:00AM-1:45PM

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! Would recommend to everyone. Traditional German ambiance.

RP
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Large portions. Super service.

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite for 30 years. The service, menu and beer selection are always wonderful! My wife and I visit every time we are in San Jose.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lamb shank for me and goulash for the wife were good. The German tap bier for me and the Rhine Riesling wine for her were both satisfying. If you like traditional German food and drink Teske’s Germania will satisfy you.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Legendary ... the kidney bean soup was outstanding as was the buffalo rib eye. All around Fantastic!!!

FD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We were not told of specials. People next to us were,but they had a different server. They seemed to know “what to order, having an opposite” experience. We ordered the most popular dish as stated on menu. Did not seem to be cooked from fresh. A bit chewy. For two people, only one glass of wine for one, the bill was outrageous $75?, for “barely ok” food quality and less than attentive service. Too bad. We were looking forward to it.

RP
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service. Large portions.

WI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good German food at a reasonable price! Been there many times!

RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made our reservation for a birthday celebration and really looked forward to some great food. We got confirmation email from OpenTable when we made the reservation and confirmation on the day of our reservation. Our reservation was for 7:00pm on January 7, 2020. When we got to the restaurant it was closed with no signage indicating why they were closed. In fact it looked like there were boxes or things stacked around or they were out of business. I called the restaurant and the answering message indicated that they were still in business and asked me to leave name and number for a call back. I did and have yet to receive a return call one week later. When I called today the staff person said they were closed last week because they always close the first week of the year. I explained what happened but there was no apology. I suggested leaving a sign on the door next year or when closed at a time when regularly opened or indicating something on the website, and the response was something about needing to work on it.

Very disappointing.

TH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value, good food, and fast and attentive service.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A fantastic experience as always. Great food, great ambiance, and top notch service!

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! Nette Bedienung, gute Preise, tolles Essen!

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j
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

we used to go here many times some time ago. thought we would relive our good old experience.house merlot was “fizzy”,bread stale, soup tasted like dish water, salad was days old, food was overcooked and too spicy and small portion. manager removed food and bill . no charge. we appreciate the manager and waiter help, but we will hesitate to go back anytime soon. sad to see a great restaurant have a bad ?night?.

MM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoy the old school comfort, traditional German food and excellent service at Teske's.

OT
Kansas City
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Fabulous Food ! Danielle was great !

BE
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there, will definitely go again. The portions were a good size, the flavor was very good and the beer selection quite good

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Some dishes were excellent Serine haxe and bratwurst. The venison was overcooked and did not taste good.

NL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS such a fun time!!! The Gruber band was fun and the atmosphere was just what we wanted!!

S
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Teske’s is a great local German restaurant. Wonderful German ambiance (picturesque scenes, music), very extensive list of German cuisine (plus specials!), and a large German beer/wine list. And the service was awesome. The only picky thing was the potato pancakes, not grated and little if any onion, a personal preference.

RP
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food-especially the potato salad! Best service ever.

M
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar for a drink before being seated for dinner. The young lady at the bar was wonderful to chat with. After being seated for dinner soup and salad were presented in very timely manors. The entrees were great and the bread that accompanied dinner was good German bread. It all brought back memories of my youth. The finishing apple strudel was delicious. Great time and will be back soon.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, we come here every time before a Sharks game! Food is always consistent and delicious. Our server Gabby is alway terrific as well! Here are before and after pics!

TD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute place. Our first time. Why did we wait so long!

A
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really homey and the food is delicious. The also have a great selection of German beers

JS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I really wish I could give a better review. The ambiance was great, absolutely loved having the band there and the servers in their authentic uniforms. Our service was terrible. She was rude when she spoke to us but mostly ignored the table altogether. Our party of 4 was served the entree first, I had to remind her that she forgot the water and drinks after the food was already served. I tried to tell her she also forgot our soup before the entree, but she walked away. After she returned with the drinks, I reminded her of the soup and she brought them after 2 of us had already finished the entree. Dessert was delicious, main entree tasted pretty good.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Saturday night and it was packed for Octoberfest, the service was incredible slow. A bit pricey when you get a beer and desert added on but still a nice experience.

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always have a good time at Teske's. The staff is great, very friendly and service-oriented. Don't miss Octoberfest, especially when the Internationals are playing in the beer garden.

e
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Was a perfect ‘Oktoberfest’ experience but if you want garden dining you will seat at community tables and have busy busy servers. But oh my... what a great experience!

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Nice ambiance. Good selection of beer, great selection of schnapps..
food was disappointing across the board.. nothing stood out at all. The worst schnitzel I have ever had and absolutely the smallest Schnitzel.. my overall impression is the kitchen is more interested in Quantity control before quality control...
But what will make me never come back here again is the management/owners who appear to hate their jobs and are bothered by their customers. Unfriendly and unprofessional. They certainly do not welcome the guests that visit their establishment.

EC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best German Food in Silicon Valley. We will come back :-)

GW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancee and I had a great time! The Ocktoberfest festivities were awesome! Food was great and the service was spot on! We'll be back for sure!

AF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome! The atmosphere, the staff, the food amazing ... The live music incredible!

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very traditional German restaurant, great food and service.

JC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection of German Food & Beer and excellent service

MS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Ordered the smoked pork chop and Jagerschnitzel. The chop was pretty good. The Jagerschnitzel with white wine mushroom sauce was too sweet. Tasted like they used Gewurztramimer.
The German potato salad had enough raw garlic to kill a vampire village. I live garlic but this was overwhelming.
The service on the other hand was really good.
Too bad the chef doesn't taste his food before serving.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oktoberfest! Incredibly accommodating for our needs. Attentive service despite crazy busy with restaurant AND Biergarten completely full. Been coming here for almost 20 years and will keep coming!

TP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and a fun evening in the beer garden.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The owners are cool. Beer is great. Oktoberfest Band/party awesome.

BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oktoberfest at Teske’s is my favorite. Great food great liters and the band and staff are excellent!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Oktoberfest event. The Internationals (band) was terrific