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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
0951/ 5 71 72
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

Before I left for Germany, someone I worked with had gone to Bamberg a few months before me and told me about this place. When I went to my hotel, the front desk also recommended this place to eat. It did not disappoint! The food...More

1  Thank boyblue4502
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Exactly what I was looking for... wonderful roasted meats and leberknodelsuppe.

1  Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 25 January 2012

A fantastic experience! The food is homemade and exquisite, and the restaurant itself exudes the warmth and coziness of Bavaria. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable...very helpful in making suggestions and recommendations from the menu. Everything my friends and I consumed - from the shoulder...More

Thank waverider681
Reviewed 29 July 2011

While it is filled with tourists, there is a reason its also filled with locals. The food. Great food and I love the location. All authentic and the price is also very good. I say go! I had a seasonal mushroom dish, it was a...More

Thank al_alvarez
Reviewed 11 February 2011

This has always been one of my favorite places to go for Franconian food. I didn't have an appreciation for how good it was until recently when I ate at another Franconian place nearby on Friday, a well-known brewery Saturday, and Kachelofen on Monday. The...More

Thank Narmstro
Reviewed 30 September 2010

The best place to eat. You must havethe lumberjack.

Thank OKlawdog
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Darkmoons F
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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Response from vamueller | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had a great time, they were very friendly, I asked about a taxi, to get back to my hotel and they offered to call them for me. I do speak German, but to say they treat Americans differently anywhere there is an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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