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Zum Roten Ochsen

Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 20977
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
German, European
$$ - $$$
Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a historical pub with a typical student character. On friday evening there is piano music and songs. So atmosphere is very good. The menu gives a normal choice and is acceptable. Of course one can just have a drink.

Thank Johan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked by the place and heard piano music coming from it. The windows were open and we peeled inside ...wow!! This place has 300+ years of history and has been visited by some famous folks, like Otto von Bismarck, Mark Twain, and John Wayne,...More

Thank Dewitt H
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

After a morning visit to Heidelberg Castle we went looking for a place for lunch. Happened on Ochsen, liked the cosy main entry room interior so decided to stay. Friendly service, menu in English. A local draft and white wine were ordered while we decided...More

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 18 November 2017

We really enjoyed this place which had a lively atmosphere, this restaurant has alot of history and the ownership dates back to the early 1800´s. Lots of famous people have been here including Marilyn Monroe. Love the old beer steins and drinking horns on display,...More

Thank Johnjjee
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This very old restaurant is full of charm and good food. It’s a tiny bit away from the city center but well worth the trip. It’s been operating for hundreds of years under the same family and was the student drinking spot that inspired “the...More

Thank harrodsfan
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wooden graffiti-carved tables, many interesting artifacts on the walls, just a wonderful historic atmosphere. The food was wonderful. Packed with tourists, of course, but everyone was friendly & happy.

Thank ItIsSunny
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I've been here several times with friends visiting as tourists (I live near Heidelberg) and the food is great for the most part, but the service is TERRIBLE. They will not let you order food unless you order a drink. If everyone in your group...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

In 2015, I had the pleasure of visiting this delicious restaurant. I do not believe that it’s interior decor has changed at all since Dad lived in this city and frequented it. I did enjoy it.

Thank Springlake425
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This hotel serves german food and the ambience is nostalgic with all the old pictures and the student s inscriptions on the table well preserved. For vegetarian lovers there are very limited choices

Thank Saibhuvi b
Reviewed 20 September 2017

So happy we came across this charming little place while touring the city. We enjoyed many of the traditional dishes and just watching the locals coming in and joining each other at the tables. There was a gentleman playing the piano while we dined. Food...More

Thank C3250QIdeborahg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 20977
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