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Rathskeller Der

) #61 of 289 Restaurants in Rockford $$ - $$$ German, , European
1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
+1 815-963-2922
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sauerkraut” (5 reviews)
“reuben” (5 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome German food hidden in the cellar very similar to small eatery's in Baveria. German food deli on street level of restaurant. Love the authentic food and beers.

Thank kena385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right away on a Wednesday night. The place is dark wood. Feels like a Disney recreation of a German cottage. The menu was large and prices were moderate to high. The place smelled of frying onions and bacon. Delicious. Enough to make...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I like to eat here for the atmosphere and the food. The restaurant has a old German style decor which lets you believe you are in that country.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Great Spaten on tap! Awesome appetizer Reuben Rolls!!! Don't miss these the are incredible!! Sausages are great! Get the Hot Wurst Platter, sauerkraut and lyonaise potatos! Kat is a friendly and nice bartender. Good luck to the one going to Valparaiso! Keep up the hard...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. It's the only German restaurant I think there is in the area and it's very good. The spaetzle soup is very good and their sausages are amazing. The basement is very cozy.

Thank uryufriend
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I spent time in Germany in the 80's, and this amazing place brought back memories. Such an amazing place to eat. Great authentic German food and beer. Amazing staff and an old building to dine in. They also have a biergarten .

Thank codaspa
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Had a late lunch today. Would recommend especially if you like German food. Cheese burger was good cooked just the way I like it. Not a lot of American food choices. Good German beer. Our server was super nice. Parking is a bit tricky, there...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I come here each time we visit family in Rockford, this time it was extremely disappointing to the point our dog would not eat the leftovers. I ordered the sausage sampler platter, this is hard to ruin, but was just OK. Three family adults ordered...More

Thank Me M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

To me there are only two places to sit at the Rathskeller. Outside in the beer garden, when weather permits, or in the basement. The atmosphere here is wonderful and you could imagine you are in Germany! Food is great and the Reuben is by...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Menu has good variety, even for vegetarians or those with diabetes, heart, & weight issues. Delicious meals & appetizers. Great service & ambiance.

Thank LindaMcDermott
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Melvin R
16 August 2015|
Response from Bocaj47 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not from Rockford, I was invited to diner there by local friends, so unfortunately I cannot answer your question...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-963-2922
  • E-mail
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