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Rathskeller Restaurant Lounge & Cafe

88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-2276
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (7 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-2276
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Heard really great things about this place. The place definitley needs a face-lift. The bar seemed to have a local crowd and I imagine a lot of their business comes from the regulars. While I did not walk out feeling like it was the worst...More

Thank mralstonjones
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We planned on taking some of our family out to dinner but one was a vegetarian and one had Celiac disease. Where to go? This place has a good gluten free and a vegetarian menu and every dish was delicious including the regular ones. The...More

Thank Glamma164
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Nice food, good service, for a "simple" meal. Not gourmet, burgers etc. Good location off Main St., out door dining area, large bar.

Thank Alison717
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Hands down the Rat is a great restaurant. My wife and I go for lunch or dinner weeknights or weekends the food is consistently good. Family restaurant as I take my grandkids there for lunch. Nice atmosphere. Just go, but when you do be sure...More

Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped by this small local restaurant with my 80 year old mother after a doctors visit, she'd been craving a burger after eating institutional food for 7 weeks and they didnt disappoint. The place is easy to find and was full of locals in the...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great place. Hamburgers are delicious. Prices very reasonable and good variety of food on the menu and the waiter answered all of our questions and was very friendly Have eaten there several and each time was as good as the last. Cozy atmosphere and very...More

Thank 541mimi
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good food, nice wait staff. Booths pretty close to the bar area which is not a problem unless the bar is busy it gets a little noisy. Go for lunch to be sure great burgers.

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Rat is my go to for dinner, whether with friends, clients, or on my own. I love how cozy the place is -- it's warm and inviting while not too small or too big. I always find the clientele to be friendly and welcoming,...More

Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's been a while now since I've been to the Ratherskeller, but it has always been an enjoyable experience the times I have eaten there. It's a bit hard to find from the road as it in the back of a small building complex. Good...More

Thank geemurf
Reviewed 28 December 2016

We went to dinner with some old friends and had a wonderful time. Frank, our waiter, was excellent.. Knowledgeable and attentive. The wine and Manhattan were great. Sharon had "Lou's Meatloaf" .. Very tasty. Two of us had the Asian Stir Fry.. Great blend of...More

Thank Tom D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488-2276
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Southbury
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