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Max Stark

#16 of 1,999 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
German, Bar, Central European, European
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Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
11:00 - 00:00
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Berlin, Germany
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have heard about this place so I go to try. Not so easy to find a place. Of course the local beer is tasty if you like it. The staff is in typical cologne style a little rough but very fast.the have a small menue of local food and its really tasty. The pan cakes are so great and... More 

Thank Thomas M
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really great night in a proper German/Cologne hostelry .Everyone was very helpful in a packed bar ,had to wait for a table (which became available when the bar staff said it would ).Excellent food and continuous supply of beer (what more do you need) at very agreeable prices .A gem to be admired.

Thank neilatSwindon
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place on the recommendation of a Cologne local and we were not disappointed. It is slightly out of the way but definitely worth seeking out. Excellent service ,beer and typical German fare at great prices. Be aware that reserved signs were on some of the tables so expect it to be busy

Thank mrheart1874
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent local cuisine at reasonable prices. Beer and wine was great. Excellent service and a lovely atmosphere.

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Has the boiled pork knuckle was massive and so tasty. Out of the tourist area so proper German food and good beer at a reasonable price.

Thank Karl V
State of Rio de Janeiro
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place by luck and later found out it's a suggestion on the map. It's a beautiful bar/restaurant with very nice and friendly staff and amaizing food. The house beer is very nice and every dish we had were exquisite. Definitely worth the visit and highly recommend.

Thank PersonWhoJourneys
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

The jaegershnitzel (pork with mushroom sauce was excellent), as were the beers. However the horse was very dry (-1 star) would definitely not have the horse again but would return for the schnitzel. Very good service.

Thank Sukoto
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I say "off the beaten track", but it's at most 15 minutes from the 'Dom' and Cologne Central Station. They serve Paeffgen, which I think is by far the best Koelsch around, and food excellent value, as well as being a bit more adventurous than the average. If you're in the vicinity, perfect for a mid-afternoon bite and five or... More 

Thank AlexOL89
Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were on a quest for local beers and eats. As the doors opened at Max we felt very welcome. The place was packed with people but somehow it did not take a long time to get a few chairs rounded up. The food kicked our butts in a good way and the beer glasses kept on filling themselves. The... More 

Thank Sampo S
Cheshire, UK
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is the 2nd great food find in Cologne after 20 consecutive years of visiting. I always stay in the same hotel 300 mets from the HBF, The Marriott. This time I have asked Tobias, a wonderfully friendly bar man there and a local for recommendations. Firstly he advised Namaste, an Indian place about which I have already posted and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?