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Ratskeller Munchen

Marienplatz 8 | 80331 Munich, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 89 2199890
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“potato soup” (40 reviews)
“sauerbraten” (26 reviews)
“pretzels” (64 reviews)
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Marienplatz 8 | 80331 Munich, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a good meal at the Ratskeller and considering we just walked in a good table. The staff were good and the considering location the cost was not expensive.

Thank SueTerpilowski
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful evening with family and friends. Place is close to U bahn and always reserve your table. Delicious food and also wallet friendly if you appreciate fine dining.

Thank Ananthathetraveller
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Ananthathetraveller, ...nothing to add... I could make things only worse! Thank you very much for taking the time to give us such a nice feedback! Best wishes, Martin Wieser

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After a long day out on a tour and our last night in Munich, we were looking for somewhere special to eat. Situated right in the centre (under the new town hall) in Marienplatz, we had passed many times. So we decided to give it...More

Thank KaraWS
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wasn't impress with this restaurant at all. Food was ok, but looks like it could get expensive fast. Wanted 2.80 euros for tap water! Had to hunt the waitress down to pay for our meal. Stay away, there are better places.More

Thank Jennifer B
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer B., I do understand that you consider 2.80 Euro for a liter of tap water a high price at first. To avoid any misunderstanding: We raised the prices just recently, so It´s even 2.90 Euros for 1 liter now. However, if you take...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Although a busy, touristy spot, the food and ambience are excellent! We had an amazing meat platter, sauerbraten, beer, and delicious apple strudel. Excellent service and great food! A little pricier than some restaurants, but not unreasonable.

Thank Amanda L
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Amanda L., I love to read what you wrote about us! Thank you very much for being our guest! Best wishes from Munich, Martin Wieser

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Right next to St. Peter's and under and old cathedral, slightly fancy German fare. As with most of the EU, food is a bit expensive. The Munich Woolworst and potato soup were fabulous. Has the big tourist items like schnitnel, brats, and pretzels. English friendly...More

Thank Scott B
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Scott B! Your words made me laugh... thank you for that. The Wiener Schnitzel, as well as all the other things are very popular among locals, too. It´s not something we only give to tourists. Thinking about what you wrote, I found out that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had several meals here during our short stay because of my friend's allergy problem. He was offered their 'allergy menu' which simplified the choice of dishes for him. An excellent system. I became addicted to their goulash soup ! Good value and relaxed ambience...More

Thank Joan H
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Joan H., I am very glad to hear that our allergy menu was actually able to help your friend finding the right dish. Our goulash soup gets mentioned many times. It´s been the same for the last 41 years and will probably never chance,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

An outstanding restaurant with great history. All waiters are very helpful and give you a full history and tour around this restaurant, which itself is great place to visit for real experience.

Thank Irina A
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Irina A., thank you very much for appreciating your experiences here at the Ratskeller so much. Your words make me feel extremely proud of our staff and management. Have a great and save trip! Best wishes, Martin Wieser

Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu: Salad with smoked salmon and Dunkel Bier. Very good. Good service and pleasant underground reastaurant in the most important Munich square.

Thank 901leonardo
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear 901leonardo! thank you for visiting our restaurant. We feel very proud that you enjoyed your stay so much. Best wishes from the Ratskeller of Munich, Martin Wieser

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is in a very nice, well maintained building, in a very well decorated cellar. Staff is friendly and forthcoming. The dishes we had were all solidly executed and traditional. We did not expect creative cooking anyway. The menu is long and varied, but...More

Thank Vijgeblad
Martin_Wieser, Geschäftsführer at Ratskeller Munchen, responded to this review

Dear Vijgeblad! I am sorry to hear that you did not get what you were expecting. However, there are obviously some misunderstandings, that I want you to know about: 1, Toilets are certainly not payable. Otherwise there would be some kind of gate that you...More

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Hi, Is the menu in English as well as German as we speak little to no German. We will be trying to learn as we go on our trip to Munich! Thank you.
3 March 2017|
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Response from Martin_Wieser | Property representative |
Dear 188andrea, yes, it´s the exact same content. Do do not have to study my funny language until you get here. Even the seasonal inlays change at the same time as the German ones. We had our menu translated into 11... More
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Do you allow babies? If so, do you have highchairs?
29 November 2016|
Response from Martin_Wieser | Property representative |
Dear Gemz106, yes, of course. Everybody is welcome at our restaurant! Not only because we consider babies potential future guests... There are plenty of highchairs waiting for them as well!
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Taryn G
Does this restaurant have meals for children?
17 November 2016|
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Response from Martin_Wieser | Property representative |
Dear Tyran G., yes, we do have an extra childrens menu. It contains not only smaller portions of our regular dishes. To make them happy, despite not being at McDonald´s, we offer pasta with tomato sauce, french fries... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$56
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marienplatz 8 | 80331 Munich, 80331 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Upper Bavaria  >  Munich
  • Phone Number: +49 89 2199890
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The restaurant is located in the very heart of Germany´s secret capital - the Marienplatz of Munich.

There is no way you will get more down-town, since the Ratskeller is located in the cellar of the new town hall - built in the late 19th century... There are few places where you get to see more history while enjoying some of Munich´s best traditional dishes...

We certainly do offer vegan and vegetarian meals, too. Approx. 20% of our menu consists of meat-free food.

We really hope to see you here soon!