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Rathskeller Restaurant Lounge & Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to dinner with some old friends and had a wonderful time. Frank, our waiter, was excellent.. Knowledgeable and attentive. The wine and Manhattan were great. Sharon had "Lou's Meatloaf" .. Very tasty. Two of us had the Asian Stir Fry.. Great blend of spices, shrimp and scallops. The Raspberry dinner was outstanding. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank Tom D
New York City, New York
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202 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The ambiance is loud - tv's on in multiple places. Appears to be a place where people meet after work and drink at the bar. Noisy for our table of 4 as we were in a booth with the bar immediately on the other side. Would not recommend if you want to have a conversation.

Thank VacaCouple2014
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went on recommendation from a local. My wife and I ordered salads---Asian salad for me had lettuce, mandarin oranges, and peanuts, otherwise had no Asian salad flavor whatsoever. Wished I had gone to the nearby Panera's---not a great Asian salad, but at least they typiocally have some flavor to their food. My wife had a salad with chicken and a... More 

Thank alban m
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We go to Rathskeller often and have found the meals good. The portions are generous and so are the drinks. The chicken with risotto is worth going back for. The Reuben- so good and juicy. Steak sandwich, yes. Vegetarian quesadilla is delicious. Order the soup- onion or chili. Rarely is the service subpar. Try it, you'll like it.

Thank Stephen A
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great family-run restaurant/bar that feels like a good ol' pub. It has an extensive menu that includes everything from wings (awesome), burgers, salads, full dinners and more. The owners and staff are so kind and attentive.

Thank ctina13
southbury, ct
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We went one evening, it was a bit dark. Everyone looks at you when you walk in which I guess is expected but we had a feeling it was just for the "local Folks." We did have a nice meal and enjoyed our evening there.

Thank frresh
Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Very disappointing beer selection for a Rathskeller. For what is was, too expensive. Nothing redeeming enough to encourage us to go back.

Thank KristenCadoff
Vero Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The atmosphere and the service was very good. Of the eleven people in our party, two had an entree and both were not happy with their choice. The nine other people ordered burgers and various sandwiches and enjoyed their choice.

Thank Robert C
Bethel, Connecticut
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little place with unusual table settings and friendly staff and owner. We went quite a bit when we first moved here .... But then came that one experience where the food specials we ordered were nothing like they were described and not even cooked well. While we sent them back and were partially credited, complete with owner apologies, I... More 

Thank PJGerl
Hartford, Connecticut
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Was looking for someplace different than the usual chains for dinner. This is the place! Great selection of sandwiches, wraps and entrees. I had Pecan Crusted Chicken, It was very good, not dry and had a nice white gravy with the mashed potatoes. Very nice it comes with a small salad. Most places charge you for the salad. My husband... More 

Thank Vicki H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury

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