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Business Details

32

years

in Business

Hours:

Regular Hours

General Info:
The Rathskeller was voted the best German restaurant in Indianapolis, Ind., for seven years in a row. The restaurant is set in the historic 19th century Athenaeum Building downtown. From J egerschnitzel to filet mignon, the award-winning menu features authentic German cuisine as well as steak, seafood, chicken, pork and vegetarian entrees. The Rathskeller also features an extensive wine and beer menu. The Kellerbar is stocked with 12 imported draft beers, more than 50 imported bottled beers and several local brands. The Rathskeller also has seven rooms available for banquets and special events with capacities ranging from 10 to 500 people. The restaurant was established in 1894 and is Indianapolis oldest restaurant still in operation.
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Neighborhood:
Downtown Indianapolis
Categories:
Caterers, German Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities
Other Information:

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Good for Kids: Yes, No

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Take Out: Yes

Cuisines: American, Family Style, Seafood, European, German, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Good For Family: Yes

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Specialties: Corporate Meetings, Meeting Facilities

Price Range : Average

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02/21/2010

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
The place rocks,Cool t-shirts too

love the service here.
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12/26/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
old German atmosphere, quality food and beers

Stepping into the Rathskeller is a treat for the eyes, as well as the stomach. The room has fine art quality stained glass windows, an intriguing fireplace with dark sculptures and mottos in German, and other cultural pieces that contribute to the feeling of being in a small town in Germany instead of Indianapolis. The sausages and meats are top quality from local German butchers, and the meals are flavorful and substantial. My husband's favorite is the Beef Rouladen, while I alternate between Kassler Ripchen and the German sausages with kraut. The beers are another tasty bonus.
My daughter had her wedding rehearsal dinner here, and the out of town guests thought it was a treasure.

11/06/2008

Overall
Rude Service

We were a party of twelve with reservation. We arrived on time....actually a little early. Service was so, so. A little slow, but we thought nothing of it as we enjoyed our appetizers. When the main course arrived we were half way into our meal, when the waitress came over and started taking our plates. I explained I was not finished. She informed me we would have to leave because the had people waiting. We had been there maybe a whole 45 minutes. I asked to speak to the manager. When he came to the table I told him when our reservations were and how long we had been there. He informed me that they had another reservation and we would have to leave. I asked why they would book them so close together. I got no response except to say, we needed to leave. Boxed up our food and handed it to us. To top it all off, because of the number in our party, they had included the tip so there was no way to express our displeasure of the way we were treated. I will NEVER go back and have told friends of our experience and have been insured they also will never return. Our company used to have it's Christmas dinner there, but no more. I have never been treated so rudely.

06/10/2008

Overall
THE Indy German resturant .......

Great German dishes, wonderful beer and wine selection, clean with an old-world atmosphere. .... I can highly recommend the "Sauerbraten" and the "Hot Wurst Plate".

01/13/2008

Overall
They always have a good selection.

They always have a good selection of dishes and at low prices and they have a great location.

12/14/2007

Overall
nice atmosphere

If you're tired of the same old chain-style restaurant, this is a nice change of pace. The menu has a nice variety of dishes and the building has a lot of charm. If you're looking for someplace where you can relax, this is it.

10/23/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Fun place to go with friends

Anytime I am in Indy, I try to make it here at least once. Good food, fun atmosphere, and great live music. Can be crowded, but it is a fun diverse crowd.

08/26/2006

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
OK PLACE- NOT GREAT

PRICES ARE TOO HIGH- NICE FOREIGN BEER SELECTION AND FOOD WAS GOOD
SERVICE WAS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED AND IT WAS NOT TOO CROWDED

11/15/2005

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Great for beer lovers

Great for lovers of beer! They have large and small bottles of tons of European gems (including my favorite - LaChouffe!). The Biergarden is for sure the place to be in Spring, Summer and early Fall. You always run into someone you know! Great place for pre-pub crawls, and to celebrate your love of great Euro-beer!

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