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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
0951/ 5 71 72
09:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner here with no expectations, and were blown away. It's not super fancy but full of flavour. Prices were reasonable and wine and beer were delicious! It was so good we went back a second night. We found at a few other places we were not treated very well for not speaking German (we tried). Not here... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

On this trip to Bamberg we ate at only casual beer restaurants w typical menu. Every night a different place. That was the idea. Of all the places I thought this had the best food. The decor was familiar old world German pub. Service very good. Not 3 stars, but 3 circles. Shared tables as common here. Had nice chat... More 

Thank Machgumd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I will recomend the traditional foods. Basically with meat and the famous circle potato. In this zone the beers are very good. I will recomend the visit of Bamberg during the Sandkerva at final of August.

Thank Josep M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended and was worth it. Bamberg is lendary for their beers and this place served the local beers, including a very unique smokey beer. We went for a Sunday lunch, the portions were big and the food very tasty. I had the Lumberjack. Yum. It's located just below the Dom, very close to everything.

Thank Joseph M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This is a good choice for lunch close to the dom. There is a good selection of beers and very helpful service from the waiter. Food is tasty, average prices, pretty standard menu of German traditional food.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

As I was solo, I was set to a table with two other couples. One couple was local, we had a great time. I enjoyed chatting with them in my average german "sprache" and we talked about the American election. Food was plentiful, excellent service.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Sure it was nice place- maybe one of the bests in Bamberg but when we at least got a place to sit after waiting 10 minutes, then again waiting before someone would bring us the menu then would come and take our order, I think the order could be really better than it was🙁😯😯-

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My friends and I picked this spot based on the overwhelming crowds that were sitting outside the eatery. It looked like a truly happening place. We were even more enchanted with the inside decor. However, all this charm was overshadowed by the utterly rude and dismissive service we received from essentially the moment we sat down. The young waitress approached... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I believe this is part of a brewery (there are quite a few in Bamberg). They brew a very nice, and different, smoky beer and the food is really fantastic. Good local faire.

Thank Chas P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly my favorite meal in all of Bamberg. Don't believe me? Try it. Fried egg on top of onion straws on top of pork steak with skillet potatoes and horseradish sauce with thick cut bacon. Boom!!!

Thank Rick S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: 0951/ 5 71 72
Authentic atmosphere-feel, sit with the locals and enjoy really good German food -"get to the point" waitresses. Trout was excellent, juicy pork meat with sides of sauerkraut & boiled potatos, the apple dessert (local speciality) was fantastic - crispy baked slices - YUM. Very affordable for the 4 of us, 3 course dinner with a round of smoked beer & local white wine with main course @ Euro 22/pp.

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Actually this is less a question and more a comment to you about the staff at the Katchelofen. I know the owner and did know the staff (as of a few years ago) and the place is far from rude. I am sorry that you had a bad experience with that particular waitress, but instead of getting on a website and land blasting it, telling people to never go there, maybe you should have asked to speak to the manager.

As for them "reserving good service for native Germans" this is a complete and utter falsehood.. my husband and I are Americans, and we were treated so well that when we left Germany they actually gave me a card signed by the whole staff and a beer mug and the owner and some of the waitstaff cried with me over the fact that we wouldn't be seeing each other anymore. These people were so friendly in fact that when my sister came to visit us while we lived in Germany, we were excitedly approached by one of the waitresses at the Christmas Market and she hugged MY SISTER who she didn't even know, but said that she would love just because she was my sister. Then she insisted on taking her to meet the staff who was on duty at the restaurant, and they fed us for FREE.

And before you go saying that my German must have been really good or something, I barely speak the language ... just a few sentences, because no matter how much I understand I just can't speak it. Has it occurred to you at all, that MAYBE just MAYBE you were putting off the unfriendly vibes because you were... as you said "forced" go there because everywhere else was to full? As for the food being average, that is your opinion... and I can't say anything about that... other than I will disagree with you and I have eaten at a lot of places all over Germany and grew up with a Germany Father who was an Executive Chef.

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