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Teske's Germania Restaurant, San Jose, CA

Teske's Germania Restaurant

4.7
4.7
1115 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.

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Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 292-0291

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Scott Baumann

  • Catering

    Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.

  • Private party contact

    Cynthia Johnson: (408) 292-0291

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    Devine Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is $2.00 per hour until 6:00pm. Street parking is free after 6:00pm.

  • Public transit

    St. James VTA Stop

  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Side Orders: $5; Split Plate Charge: $7

Mains

  • Wiener Schnitzel mit Kartoffelsalat oder Pommes Frittes und Gemischtersalat$15.00

    Breaded Veal Cutlet served with German Potato Salad or French Fries and a Garden Salad

    • Jägerschnitzel mit unserer speziellen Pilzsoße serverit mit Spätzle und Gemischtersalat$14.00

      Breaded Pork Cutlet Topped with our Special White Wine Mushroom Sauce served with Home Made Pasta and a Garden Salad

      • Pfeffersteak "Pariser Art" in Cognacsoße mit Pommes Frittes und Rotkohl$18.00

        Choice Angus N.Y. Steak "Paris Style" in Cognac Sauce served with French Fries and Red Cabbage

        • Sauerbraten mit Spätzle und Rotkohl$16.00

          Swabian Sour Beef Roast served with Home Made Pasta and Red Cabbage

          • Kassler Rippchen mit Kartoffelsalat und Sauerkraut$17.00

            Smoked Pork Chop served with Potato Salad and Sauerkraut

            • Bauernfrühstück$14.00

              Diced Black Forrest Ham, Spätzle, Scallions and Mushrooms mixed in Scrambled Eggs

              • Zwei Fleisch Bällchen mit Zigeuner Soße, hausegemachten Spätzle und Gemischtersalat$12.00

                Two Meatballs prepared with Fresh Ground Beef, Pork, Veal and Fresh Herbs Topped with a Bell Pepper Sauce served with a Garden Salad

                • Buffalo Burger mit Pommes Frittes oder Kartoffelsalat$16.00

                  Buffalo Burger served with French Fries or Potato Salad

                  • Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelsalat$11.00

                    German Style Veal Sausage served with Sauerkraut and Potato Salad

                    • Polnische Wurst mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelsalat$11.00

                      Polish Sausage served with Sauerkraut and Potato Salad

                      • Ein Paar Knackwürste mit Sauerkraut und Kartoffelsalat$13.00

                        A Pair of Knackwursts served with Sauerkraut and Potato Salad

                        • Belegtes Schnitzel Brot mit Pommes Frittes und Gemischtersalat$14.00

                          Schnitzel Sandwich served with French Fries and a Garden Salad

                          • Mixed Greens Tossed in a House Vinaigrette$12.00

                            with Pear Slices, Candied Walnuts, Dried Cranberries and Crumbled Blue Cheese

                            • Lachs mit Reis und Gemüse$15.00

                              Salmon Filet served with Rice Pilaf and Seasonal Vegetables

                              • Hühner Zigeunerschnitzel mit Reis und Gemüse$14.00

                                Chicken Breast Topped with a Red and Green Bellpepper Sauce served with Rice and Seasonal Vegetables

                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                What 1,115 people are saying

                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                4.7
                                4.7 based on recent ratings
                                • 4.7Food
                                • 4.7Service
                                • 4.7Ambience
                                • 4.6Value

                                NoiseModerate

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                                • San Jose / Silicon Valley

                                  Fit for Foodies

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                                1. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Mother’s Day

                                2. F

                                  Ferd

                                  San Francisco

                                  39 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  39 reviews

                                  Dined on April 16, 2022

                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                  Had the special - venison. Very good. Our friend from Germany had the goulash which she really liked very much. A good time for all.

                                3. KG

                                  KristinG

                                  San Francisco

                                  8 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  8 reviews

                                  Dined on April 3, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  If you enjoy German cuisine, and like to eat outside in a nice beer garden, this is THE place to go in San Jose. In the style of the European dinner, we experienced a long event… spending several hours with each other, and slowly celebrating each course. The beer selection is always fantastic, too. For appetizers, we savored the mixed sausage plate (all yummy!) with mustard and the potato pancakes with applesauce. Next we had our main entrees — some choosing the night’s buffalo meatloaf special (excellent) and others choosing more traditional plates like the paprika goulash and jaegerschnitzel (family favorites we choose each and every time we visit). We ended the evening loving the Apple strudel. Thanks to the Baumann Family for never disappointing!

                                4. HH

                                  HowardH

                                  Orange County

                                  7 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on March 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Happy to have discovered this European outpost tucked away in San Jose. Truly enjoyed the food and hospitality.

                                5. DW

                                  DianeW

                                  San Francisco

                                  34 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  34 reviews

                                  Dined on March 24, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Awesome restaurant and the service is fantastic!!! The ambiance is great and the food is as good as in Germany!!

                                6. BS

                                  BarbS

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We were seated on time. Service was quick, food and drinks were good. Great ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there,

                                7. AA

                                  AsifA

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 19, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Good restaurant for dinner and drinks. Specially if you are looking for variety or something different in San Jose downtown.

                                8. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on March 10, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food and service was impeccable I had the jagersnitzal it was amazing my gf had the smoked pork chop the best Pprk we ever had All in all this place is a 10 +

                                9. JT

                                  JeffT

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on March 4, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  My favorite German restaurant in the area. Always a great experience.

                                10. NM

                                  NeilM

                                  Dallas

                                  5 reviews

                                  3.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on February 23, 2022

                                  overall3food5service5ambience4

                                  Mouse running around the dining room floor. Eeek!

                                11. RP

                                  RosieP

                                  San Francisco

                                  78 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  78 reviews

                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Excellent food and service. Love this place.

                                12. WO

                                  WONderwoman

                                  San Francisco

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food and service is always great! Highly recommend!

                                13. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  12 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  12 reviews

                                  Dined on February 15, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Authentic German dishes. Great tasting choices!!

                                14. S

                                  Sean

                                  Chicago

                                  6 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on February 6, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The service is amazing, and food very good. This is some of the best German food I've had outside Germany, with a nice and varied selection, and a good selection of German beers, as well. Highly recommend.

                                15. BH

                                  BobH

                                  Unspecified

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on January 30, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                  The food was delicious, service was excellent. Party of 7 and we had a great time. spent 3 1/2 hours there and didn't feel any pressure to hurry or leave. Everyone had different dishes and enjoyed them all. Dessert and coffee/coffee drink after was also delicious. Highly recommend this place if you want some very good German food.

                                16. KB

                                  KBuck

                                  San Francisco

                                  9 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on January 23, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We met with friends for a dinner before a show in San Jose. The food was excellent and had many choices for all tastes.

                                17. FS

                                  FrankS

                                  Palm Springs

                                  6 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  6 reviews

                                  Dined on January 21, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Teskies Germania is a consistent restaurant and one of my favorites. This is a traditional German style restaurant and bar. Great food, ambiance, great service. Located in one of the oldest buildings in Downtown San Jose.

                                18. RZ

                                  RachaelZ

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 9, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was phenomenal and the service was awesome! I was really craving the food of my youth, rotkraut etc and Teske’s delivered exactly what I was looking for

                                19. BK

                                  BiscuitKat

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on January 7, 2022

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  The food was so delicious and the service was amazing. We’ll be coming again!

                                20. SB

                                  SouthBayFubar

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  We're long-time regulars of Teske's Germania and we don't let a few weeks go by without a visit. Cocktails are always refreshing, the menu's extensive, and the food's great!

                                21. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Charleston

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 18, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great service and food!

                                22. a

                                  andalucianlady

                                  San Francisco

                                  3 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                  overall4food5service5ambience5

                                  We have always enjoyed dinning here, however since Covid we were a bit surprised on our dinning experience. Prior to Covid, they offered a full dinner that included soup, salad and dessert. Now everything is a la cart, no soup or salad included. There is no longer printed menus to peruse and linger over while having a drink. If you want to see a menu you need a smart phone that can read the QR code. Imagine if you have an android phone and not an I phone to try to read the menu, you are SOL, Sorry Out of Luck. Fortunately for us, the waiter was helpful and read the menu from his I phone. Aside from all the irritating annoyances, the food was absolutely delicious and well presented. They have done away with a few dishes but incorporated a few new ones. Presented was a more than ample roasted pork shank. I had the jagarschintzel which is like the veal, but made with pork and served with a beautiful silky mushroom gravy. They did add a few new desserts in keeping with the German cuisine but we had their famous apple strudel. The ambience has not changed and was very relaxing. Overall the meal was delicious, the waiter helpful and courteous, and will return again for another delicious dinner.

                                23. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 11, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Very good service and nice authentic food

                                24. EK

                                  EricK

                                  1 review

                                  4.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on December 9, 2021

                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                  Excellent, traditional German cuisine in a very appealing old-world type of establishment. The Baumann's continue to do a fantastic job. Additionally, they are reasonably priced considering the quality of the cuisine. While I do not dine at Teske's often, I am never disappointed when I do. I recommend that you start your meal with potato pancakes and a shot of schnapps.

                                25. CH

                                  CHRISTOPHERA

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on December 5, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always love to gather friends and family at Teske’s.

                                26. TM

                                  TatyanaM

                                  San Francisco

                                  3 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  3 reviews

                                  Dined on November 27, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  love the place, certainly be back again with my hubby & friends

                                27. DS

                                  DianaS

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 21, 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  Have not been since before the Pandemic and it was as good as always! Food was delicious

                                28. JA

                                  JAB333

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 13, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Great environment and awesome food, Thank you

                                29. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  Central Coast

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Always amazing! I always enjoy everything!!

                                30. KS

                                  KathyS

                                  San Francisco

                                  27 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  27 reviews

                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Had a great dinner before the Sharks game. Great food and service. Very prompt. Wish the had a smaller beer offering than their smallest they currently have.

                                31. RP

                                  RosieP

                                  San Francisco

                                  78 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  78 reviews

                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  As always our service was excellent and the food delicious.

                                32. M

                                  Mojo

                                  San Francisco

                                  1 review

                                  1.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on November 4, 2021

                                  overall1food1service1ambience1

                                  Owner excused us and said she can’t give us a table because internet was down, we were surprised and said we can pay cash if they can’t use our credit card . Wish she insisted not giving us a table, seems they were not ready for any customer and that was her excuse. We were the only customer. Food takes for ever to come and was terrible, ordered chicken schnitzel, chicken was undercooked and watery and so thick, has no taste and not like Schnitzel at all, beer was ok. Weird place!

                                33. RG

                                  RobynG

                                  1 review

                                  5.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It has a great environment and a lively atmosphere. The food is delicious.

                                34. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  7 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  7 reviews

                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Oktoberfest celebration was fun! Live music and a special menu.

                                35. s

                                  singingsue

                                  San Francisco

                                  5 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  5 reviews

                                  Dined on October 31, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  So much fun; great Internationals music They are fantastic

                                36. LC

                                  LizzC

                                  San Francisco

                                  2 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  2 reviews

                                  Dined on October 30, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  It was Oktoberfest. The band was spectacular, and the mood was terrific. The food was great, but it is even better during normal times. The Schnaps menu was superb, and of course, the beer!!!

                                37. TM

                                  TatyanaM

                                  San Francisco

                                  4 reviews

                                  5.0

                                  4 reviews

                                  Dined on October 24, 2021

                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                  We love everything about the place: the food , the atmosphere , the music. Perfect place to enjoy the Oktoberfest spirit!

                                38. OT

                                  OpenTable Diner

                                  San Francisco

                                  15 reviews

                                  vip
                                  5.0

                                  15 reviews

                                  Dined on October 22, 2021

                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                  Best German food outside of Germany. Great staff, great people! All around amazing every time

                                39. R

                                  Rose

                                  San Francisco

                                  9 reviews

                                  4.0

                                  9 reviews

                                  Dined on October 21, 2021

                                  overall4food2service5ambience5

                                  Ordered sauerbraten, meat was very tough. Sides were good.

                                40. KW

                                  KevinW

                                  Tahoe

                                  1 review

                                  3.0

                                  1 review

                                  Dined on October 17, 2021

                                  overall3food3service4ambience2

                                  The pretzels were the worst I’ve ever eaten and I’ve had a lot of German pretzels. The main dishes were authentic and tasty. No music was playing out in the patio which made the ambiance not as expected. Tables were very narrow on patio and difficult to fit for our group. We’ve been to Teske’s other times and had better experiences.

                                Safety precautions

                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                  • 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

                                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 4.7 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                                Make a reservation

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                                Booked 9 times today
                                Google Map for Teske's Germania Restaurant

                                255 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113

                                Additional information

                                • Cross street

                                  Devine Street

                                • Neighborhood

                                  San Jose

                                • Hours of operation

                                  Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm

                                • Cuisines

                                  German, American

                                • Dining style

                                  Casual Dining

                                • Dress code

                                  Casual Dress

                                • Parking details

                                  Street parking is $2.00 per hour until 6:00pm. Street parking is free after 6:00pm.

                                • Public transit

                                  St. James VTA Stop

                                • Payment options

                                  AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                • Executive chef

                                  Scott Baumann

                                • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                • Phone number

                                  (408) 292-0291

                                • Catering

                                  Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.

                                • Private party facilities

                                  Please call 408-292-0291 to book private events.

                                • Private party contact

                                  Cynthia Johnson: (408) 292-0291

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