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Essighaus

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German, European, Central European
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Ploeck 97, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 22496
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11:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for an authentic German experience, look no further. Hearty meals, several German beers on tap and definitely try the game stew with dumplings. Simply delucious. Service was outstanding and if I ever make it back to Heidelberg, I'll head to Essighaus again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were very impressed with the food, drink and service. All were wonderful. There was soup and salad along with all of the main meals and all were great. We ate in the beer garden but the restaurant would be a nice place to eat on a rainy day. Lots of locals eat here. They even allowed us to change... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a solid three. Hits average on a lot of marks. The food also is ... Allright. I wouldn't recommend that you go out of your way to eat here BUT, if you're a local it's not a bad place to eat. Prices are okay. Service is allright. It's not spectacular. But not bad either.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were just about to give up looking for somewhere to eat in this part of town when we stumbled upon this place. Nice atmospheric "stube" at the front and a small beer garden at the rear - once we sat down we felt a world away from the tourist hordes along the main street! Good solid German food plus... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This restaurant/pub was recommended by a local and we had tasty and good German cuisine. Yes the schnitzel (again) and beer (again, but wheat beer this time). The ambiance was good on the rainy day. 2 mains, 3 beers was under €30. It's near the university which also probably accounts for the good food and prices! On Tuesday's hey have... More 

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a good traditional German restaurant. Good food, reasonable prices, it is popular among locals, no many tourists. Recommend if you wish to have traditional German food in an authentic atmosphere.

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Heidelberg, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Good food, big portions, cheap price. In summer the beer garden is open. Service is fast, but waiters are not very friendly

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We had been to a couple of café's as we were walking toward's the old town and we could'nt resist going into this great looking olde world tavern. Entering the tavern and the interior is cool with great white wall's decorated with superb wooden carving's and great painting's with a charming serving bar ,superb seating and table's ,it really is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

After having a quick meal in the McDonald's fast food restaurant and walking in this area of the Old Town of Heidelberg we decided to have a pint of beer in Gaststätte Essighaus.A very historic restaurant and one of the oldest in Heidelberg it has been in business since 1844 and offers predominately regional dishes at agreeable prices.Housed in a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

There are very few tourists just off the main street in the old city, and the crowds in the Essighaus seemed completely local. One room was completely full, and the waitress seated me in the other room. This was about half full: all the people seemed local, people would walk in and greet others. This is often a good sign,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:30
Monday
11:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 00:30
Thursday
11:30 - 00:30
Friday
11:30 - 00:30
Saturday
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ploeck 97, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 22496

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