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About Teske's Germania Restaurant

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.

255 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Devine Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(408) 292-0291

Website:
http://www.teskes-germania.com/

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

Catering:
Please call for details.

Executive Chef:
Scott Baumann

Private Party Facilities:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Cynthia Johnson: (408) 292-0291

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Teske's Germania Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (26)
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Good for Groups (17)
Live Music (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Casual (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (7)
People Watching (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The best place to celebrate Octoberfest in San Jose.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 19, 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.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and drinks are good and quite authentic (I was raised in Germany and lived there for 33 years). The place has a nice atmosphere. It's quite expensive, though.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I were joined by some friends from Japan and were delighted with the service and tasty appetizers chosen. Great selection of beer and we missed by a day the band for the evening which would have been an additional fun experience. It was one of our friends birthdays and so they brought a piece of their apple streudel with a candle and we sang a birthday song for her. Al in all a nice evening nout.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Octoberfest with a good music band and very good food and beer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great spot to celebrate Octoberfest in their beer garden. Great music, beer, food, and company.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fun and tasty food and beers, definitely great for music as well.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, People Watching, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very lively Oktoberfest atmosphere. Nice service and good German beer. Food was subpar, meat was tough and not too flavorful. Salad was plain. Maybe it's normally better but due to the crowd it seemed rushed.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had so much fun with our server, Cynthia. Excellent service !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

the ladies room needs renovating badly, and 1 toilet for a big restaurant like that is not enough!

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

If you love good German Beer and Food then this place is great!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Everything was perfect and excellent. Thank you very much and I do intend to come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

dinner was great. Every one enjoyed it and the left overs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food and beer. Outdoor patio area is nice spring through fall and the live music on weekends is good. The traditional oompa bands are fun (check the schedule). Always have a good time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place to eat. A family favorite for years

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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Fabulous server knew a long list of specials perfectly and was very mindful of our time. Good German food, new shorter menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Authentic German atmosphere and food. The service is great. Make sure to check out their events for Oktoberfest! -A

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food, great service despite there being a wedding at the same time.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

The lively music, outdoor patio, and great selection of tap and bottled beers make this place so much fun. Sadly, the food doesn’t wow your taste buds, but will definitely wow your pocket. Service can be hit or miss. Dine on the patio for a nice lively evening. Dine inside, and you’ll have the place to yourself. We come because we’re walking locals. We definitely wouldn’t drive here for the experience if we lived outside of San Jose.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Love Teskes. Great food and good music for a fun evening. Love the Internationals band. Summerfest is the best.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Teske's has a wealth of authentic German and Austrian dishes on the menu (three types of schnitzel). We found the food to be very good, solid, and a bit heavy. Lots of beers available.

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Teske's never disappoints....Always great food, drink, and service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent all round....as usual. My mom is German and i used to live there, it's hard to find real german food. Worth the two hour drive. Now that my daughter is at San Jose St we will be visiting more often

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We come here a few times per year, and always find the food very tasty. Suprisingly, alcoholic beverages are not overpriced.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Teske's Germania was very good as usual. The service by our server, Gabi , and the other people was excellent. The outdoor beer garden, on a pleasant Friday night was splendid. And the jazz band in the background was excellent. However, if you are closer to the band, conversation around the table was difficult. The music is only available on Friday nights, in the outdoor beer garden.
The pork shank was meaty, tender, and well cooked. The veal cutlet could have been less cooked, and not so dry. Could have used some gravy. The breaded pork chop was very good.
We would go again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband and I love coming here every couple of months to get our German fix! Portions are large and always so delicious. The waitstaff is friendly and knowledgeable.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Good german food. Too much food! (Leftovers tomorrow) Good selection and presentation.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I took my husband here for his birthday (he loves German food!!) with other family members. We had a lovely outdoor table with a festive Biergarten atmosphere. The food was hearty, abundant, authentic German fare. A variety of beer selections appealed to each guest and the service was excellent. Haute cuisine it is not, but if you're a fan of German food, this is a great place to go.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We have been to Teske's Germania Restaurant several times, but this was the first time we sat outside in their Beer Garden. It was a warm evening and they had a live band playing. We went for my husband's birthday and seating outside made the occasion extra special. I had the veal with cream sauce, my husband had the jaegerschnitzel and my daughter had the polish and bavarian bratwurst. All dinner plates come with a soup, salad and home made apple strudel. Everyone loved their choices and said they tasted good. We didn't go home hungry and overall it was a nice evening. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Great place to sit out and have dinner on a warm evening. Several options for German beer, both draft and bottle. Traditional German food, heavy on the schnitzel and shanks of meat. They're never going to get awards for creativity, but if you're craving some old school German food, this is the best option in the South Bay.

Tags: Authentic, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on July 16, 2017

Never knew this place existed until my Daugther and her husband treated us for dinner. We now go once a month if not more often. Love the atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Potato salad was bland, sausages were very good, the Jagerschnitzel was okay.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Sarah was FANTASTIC great service great smile great server!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Teske's has been a go-to for me over the years for providing hearty, great tasting, authentic Bavarian cuisine. Having tried quite a few authentic dishes in the past, I went with the Veal Chop four-course special. Soup of the day was a European egg-drop soup which was delicious. Salad had a variety of chopped ingredients and was palatable. The entree veal chop with scallop potatoes, and red cabbage was more than satisfactory although there was a bit more fat left on the meat than I prefer . Of course, the apple strudel was great as usual. Washing it all down with a half liter Bavarian beer is the way to go and this time I enjoyed the German coffee (with Brandy) for a nightcap. Love the decor and ambiance of the restaurant and the wait staff always works hard. Already Looking forward to my next visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My wife loves Weinershnitzle and Teske's makes a great one. I had salmon it was HUGE. Great ambience, great beer, great Radler, great food. GREAT VALUE. Outdoor dining is a must . We are already planning our next visit with friends.
Prost.🍻

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, Casual
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