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Zum Hawwerkasten

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 9, 35390 Giessen, Hesse, Germany
+49 641 33466
16:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Giessen, Germany
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The meal we ordered was not oK, not fresh, not hot and no regrets from the waiter and the chef, not even an apologize

Thank muelv21
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Sauerkraut ("Kraut") was delicious and came with a number of their dishes. I loved my small salad, whose leaves were fresh and flavorful, with a noteworthy homemade dressings. Of course there is plenty of meat on the menu, but vegetarians won't go hungry.

Thank Karsten K
Bochum, Germany
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189 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I went here with a large group of friends and we had a really enjoyable dinner. In contrast to a lot of places in Giessen, the service is good and relatively quick. We had a large variety of things, I had the pig's knuckel (Schweinehaxe) with Sauerkraut and bread, some of the other had the Frankfurter Grüner Soße, fried potatoes... More 

Thank p_l_c_s
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

The food was amazing and real homemade food. The food tasted just like I was taught to by my German gran.

Thank Lucille D
Wetzlar, Germany
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This place offers many old-fashioned regional dishes found practically nowhere else. The atmosphere is very cozy, lots of dark wood, very friendly staff, perfect in summer and in winter!

1 Thank BennyTanja
Giessen, Germany
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698 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

a traditional giessen restaurant with autentical food of the region like bellschuh or potato with green sauce

Thank dennys34
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We were there because we read very good recomendation and be sure that we will repeit! Homemade food with a very nice atmosphere!

Thank magirre
Warsaw, Poland
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Down to earth, no frills solid and very tasty food is served here. No worries, you won't go hungry. The staff is good and - most of the time - friendly (unless you rally try to annoy them). Every time I come back to Giessen, I end up here. The place is very popular and has been for years -... More 

Thank sbe_000
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Went there because of Tripadvisor. Nice place, did not regret it. Excellent beer, also tried the apple wine (local speciality, you have to ask for it). Food is OK. I guess it is first because being in the center and provides nice atmosphere with good beer and acceptable food for reasonable prices. But food cannot compare with Heiligenstadt restaurant or... More 

Thank David V
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2013

You ever wanted to try all the specialties of the German cuisine in a traditional atmosphere? Hawwerkasten is the place to go! In this traditional, rustic restaurant you will get great quality food from Germany and specials from the Giessen area, served by friendly staff. Add a nice cold beer and the evening turns perfect. There is small Biergarten for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Landgraf-Philipp-Platz 9, 35390 Giessen, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Giessen
  • Phone Number: +49 641 33466

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