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Alter Simpl

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Bohlenplatz 2, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9131 25626
10:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as our first night in Erlangen , very old traditional place , food good ! Beer excellent only downside was probably the most expensive place we ate at on our three day trip !

Thank Alan G
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food. We had a greath steak. Service good bit bit overdone. Waiter came by every 5 min. Admosphere ok. Value for money ok.

Thank Edwin K
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcome, great regional foof and beer in a cozy environment. There's a bbq inside, so you can even see your disg grilled.

Thank FlyingDutchmann
Erlangen, Germany
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

As usual I invite some US colleagues before x-mas to a Franconian restaurant and for normal I take them then to the "Alter Simpl" . Good local food in authentic Franconian atmosphere

Thank Thomas B
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Tried Alter Simple after reading the reviews and was not disappointed. Everything that made use choose Alter Simple for our last supper in Germany after a two week trip, was spot on. Cozy warm atmosphere, local cuisine good service and good value. Highly recommend.

Thank davep230968
Ballwin, Missouri
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We did a couples night here and it was perfect. The food and drinks were amazing, but what's more was the actual building. It was old, and warm and inviting. I would recommend this restaurant for date night and couples, but the upstairs would be a beautiful place to hold a reception dinner. How amazing. I got the Original “Alter... More 

Thank Olivia S
Erlangen, Germany
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to grasp the franconian cousine in Erlangen the best you should visit the "Alter Simpl". Huge variety of local specialities with food quality and fair prices.

Thank Thomas B
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A family dinner here turned out to be a great laugh, as the outstanding customer service from the very funny waiter brought tears into our eyes. We had a family gathering there and felt very welcomed. Great German food and nice drinks too.

Thank Otti O
Weinheim, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Very nice & cosy restaurant serving local Franconian food and beer. It is an old converted into a restaurant and there several guest rooms spread over the two floors of this old city house. The menu is extensive and available in English. Local food is served. Service is great, fast and very friendly. Definitely a highly-recommendable place.

Thank saltacity
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. The most important is that this place open all day long because in Germany most of restaurants closing for break from 2-3pm till 5-6pm. So if you are looking for good German food around 3pm in the city, don't hesitate n go directly to Alter Simpl.

Thank AnitaMagic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bohlenplatz 2, 91054 Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Middle Franconia  >  Erlangen
  • Phone Number: +49 9131 25626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?