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#25 of 2,005 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Heumarkt 56-58, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 2581159
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were here on a trip to the Rhineland for our wedding anniversary. She had Wiener schnitzel, I had black pudding with mashed potatoes. Both meals were really good and reasonably priced. The local brew Kolsch (Gaffel in this case) as good as ever. Pleasant location, just off the River Rhine, near to the hundreds of shops... More 

Thank mysteryguest2015
Island of Malta, Malta
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and great location. Beer is very good. Only thing I would say is that service to the outside area needs to be improved. Every time I needed a waiter they were nowhere in sight for at least 10 mins. I would recommend it however as the apart from food and location the staff are really sweet and speak... More 

Thank ReneeSaliba
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for the pork knuckle, and it didn't disappoint. Good service and good beer. Staff are friendly and even made a joke in English that a kid could finish the massive portion.

Thank Karl V
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I don't know why we went here. We wanted to have traditional food. But if you're not a meathead, you shouldn't go here. We should've known better. The waiters were nice though, and it's on a central spot.

Thank nietweinig
Los Angeles, California
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237 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The barkeep/waiter was really funny and on top of his tables. We had their local beer, sausages and schnitzel (the thing to order anywhere in Germany, it seems) and it was number 2 of the 10 in the places we ordered it. It's right off the main town square, so you can't really miss it.

Thank AshWolf
Boras, Sweden
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

My husband took the Schweinhaxe with Sauerkraut and was very satisfied. I took the wienerschnitzel and it was perfect as well. Good prices and quick service. The only strange thing is that they do not accept any credit card at all. We live in year 2017 and all restaurants should definately offer that service.

Thank Tinalappas
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome. Friendly and fast service, right on the square with outside seating, and of course the food. I had the ham knuckle and apple strudel and hot damn it was so good I felt things I haven't felt in years.

Thank David S
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We went there Sunday for late lunch. Their service is fast and friendly. Food was good and the staff were helpful. Overall it's a good place to eat and drink.

Thank Behnaz A
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had never had Pig's Knuckle - it was delicious! Crispy skin on the outside and tender meat on the inside. I got it with sauerkraut, which was also delicious. The dish was huge - I highly recommend sharing it or planning on taking some to a street person afterwards.

Thank Marielle B
Columbus, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The Haxen was absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked and succulent. The sauerkraut was amazing too. Service was friendly and fast. We felt lucky to find this place on our last night in Cologne...would definitely go again of we had more nights here.

Thank Lisa C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Heumarkt 56-58, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 2581159

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