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The Rathskeller

401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
+1 317-636-0396
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (56 reviews)
“pretzels” (81 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We love German food so we eat here each time we visit Indy. It's in a historic old world style building. The waitstaff and service was very good. Keep in mind that although the prices for entrees may seem a bit high, they give you...More

Thank AegeanV3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rathskeller is a definite must see on the Mass Ave downtown strip. The beer garden is an awesome environment and there is an authentic German feel to both the restaurant and bier garden. The outdoor space has long picnic tables for large groups and...More

Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding old world charm in a historic downtown building. The restaurant retains all of its original architecture especially in the interior wood work. The dining area is enormous with individual rooms for smaller groups. As one would expect, they have a wide variety of German...More

Thank Victor C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Rathskeller during a weekend in Indianapolis. I had high expectation as I love Germany, the atmosphere and the food/drink. We did not have reservations so I can not complain too much about the seating. We sat in what they called the porch,...More

Thank twpiatt
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Really love this place Old school decor, complete with moose And deer trophy heads Lots of cool items Steins, stained glass. Leather. Cool restrooms Great waitstaff in bar Schnitzel to die for Pork medallions really great All sides were the bomb Hot pretzel is a...More

Thank indyizzi
Reviewed 12 February 2018

ever been to Germany? If not, go to the Rathskeller in INDY for great atmosphere and food. felt like we were in a German beer hall.

Thank Pamelajune11
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

An annual family reunion is a goal in our family. This year we chose Germanfest for our gathering. Similar to Oktoberfest, there was musical entertainment in the biergarten, and delicious, authentic German foods to make a perfect environment for fun conversation. In addition to the...More

Thank IndyKenn
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

When we decided to try Rathskeller it was early in the evening, far from the average buisy peak time. We checked the website for dining hours. We came across what I think is a reservation option called Find A Table, something my husband and I...More

Thank Kristi B
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We met with a group. Many had the spicy Haddock sandwich. My wife had the lentil soup and I loved the Penne Pasta Diablo with chicken. The large soft pretzels are great and free before a meal. The service is always top notch.

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is the lowest rating I have ever given and it is truly heartbreaking. This magnificent restaurant in downtown Indianapolis is a destination location. The food is authentic German, the drinks delicious and more beer choices than anyplace I have ever been. I have been...More

Thank D_Myers_USA
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Jane W
20 June 2015|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay. There is a parking lot to the left of the building but I believe it is $5.00 to park there. It can be a bit dicey finding a spot in this section of town but the evening I went there I parked on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1643
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis>  > Downtown Indianapolis
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-636-0396
  • E-mail
The Rathskeller is located in the Historic Athenaeum. We are a multi-purpose venue with dining services, World Famous Biergarten, & special events!
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