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Zum Roten Ochsen

Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 20977
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ox” (7 reviews)
“boiled beef” (4 reviews)
“sauerkraut” (4 reviews)
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German, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a tourist I was lucky enough to find myself at this establishment. The restaurant was furnished very traditionally and had a real sense of history. The menu was extensive and the food was brilliant. Great beers and super staff. All-in-all a great place to...More

Thank nwhoran
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been there for decades and has definitely lots of character! It is a tavern, dark walls, lots of several dead animals on the wall ( only restaurant I have seen in my life with a vomitarium in the men's bathroom) There is...More

Thank marriedplustwo
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Very good food, this restaurant is always packed. You better make a reservation. Staff was friendly and always busy. We had to share the tavle with other people but had a great conversation.

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My father was in the military based near Heidelberg and this was a place he frequented back in the 50s. I came with him when I was 14 and returned again with my family almost 40 years later. It has a good location right off...More

1  Thank den2423
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Zum Roten Ochsen appeared in a very famous travelogue in 1933, being run by the Spengel family. I first visited in the 60's and very many times since. Always have I experienced a very warm welcome, great German cuisine and drinks and always I am...More

Thank JohnDSchofield
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

THE WORST restaurant service that I've ever experienced. Hopefully no one experiences the same after reading my review.  Even though we made a reservation five hours ahead of the time for the family of five, we were forced to sit with others as soon as...More

5  Thank WM H
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful old style German restaurant with local foods. Great ambient and service. Not overpriced Reservation recommended

Thank swisschef63
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting interior. Very good service. Good food as well. However, we are not big fans of German food so not so crazy about it!

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Zum Roten Ochsen (the Red Ox) is a symbol of college life in old Heidelberg. As a student drinking pub, it has drawn young & old for years. As a GI in Heidelberg we frequented Roten Ochsen and its nextdoor neighbor Seppl often. Drinking games...More

Thank Newsboymac
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We arrived on a busy evening without a reservation. Many restaurants would have turned us away. Instead, the staff at the Roten Ochsen said they were happy to serve us if we could complete our meal within the hour. We did! The venison ragout was...More

Thank David C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 20977
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