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Alt Hendesse

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Muehltalstr. 4, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 480517
17:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place, wonderful service. Ambience top notched. Prices highly reasonable for portions, standards of food. Wine and beer excellent. Had the rump steak with onions, pork belly (yummy delicious) and spatzle with pork. All dishes were delicious. Highly recommend.

Thank Tongtonky
Calgary, Canada
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183 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We quite literally stumbled into this restaurant after visiting the Heilingenberg (Holy Mountain). Unassuming exterior (we weren't sure if they were even open) but lively interior. Great food - excellent service - very reasonable prices. Seemed to be a local favourite (which I usually treat as a good sign).

Thank ndsci
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant for a few years now because it has by far the best cuisine in the greater Heidelberg area. These days we stay in Frankfurt, but we never miss a visit! Excellent German dishes served in a traditional surrounding.

Thank Antonis F
Heidelberg, Germany
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this place on and off for probably twenty years. I hadn't been back for a while and I was looking for somewhere to go with some colleagues. I thought about this place but having read some of the reviews about poor service I was hesitant. However I took the plunge and we went, about ten of... More 

Thank gnasher72
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

As long as this is not a centric place, is not easy to get here, but it worths. You won't see very much tourist here, is a place for locals. Is has a incredible quiet terrace, and a very tipical inside rooms. Teh service is not the fastest but no problem with that. The menu can be quite confusing as... More 

Thank Victor D
Heidelberg, Germany
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

One of my favorite non touristic places in Heidelberg in a suburb called Handschußheim. You can get there by taxi or tram and about five minutes walk. Great food for reasonable price and fantastic local wine or beer. Have fun in this traditional place where time seems to stand still

Thank guidemichelin_1
Las Vegas, Nevada
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734 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

This is an old restaurant with a great deal of history. The have nice seating in a beer garden in the back that has retractable roof in case it rains. The setting was nice but both my wife's pepper pork steak and my rahm schnitzel were very tough. It also took three tries to get our check even though we... More 

Thank McWett
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Very cosy, old restaurant. Excellent German food and good selection of wine. There is also an outdoor patio in the back.

Thank CAmunchkin
New Rochelle, New York
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I am tired of low quality, "German" food. This is authentic and excellent, but at a reasonable price! I ate here several times and it was always good. I like that they carry what is locally in season and typical for whatever time of year you are in town.

Thank Purzilini
Weilheim, Germany
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We had a nice, well prepared, tasty and fairly traditional meal at the Alt Hendesse (with small creative flair sometimes to move the dish above the average). We love the neighborhood, and there are several other excellent restaurants nearby in case the Alt Hendesse is packed full when you arrive ;-) Unfortunately it was too cold the day we visited... More 

Thank parus r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Muehltalstr. 4, 69121 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 480517

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