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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 57172
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“sauerkraut” (10 reviews)
“pork belly” (3 reviews)
“pommes frites” (3 reviews)
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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We dined here on April 8th at around 8 pm. I am writing that as I hope the manager sees this and is able to address our experience with the server; she was our worse experience at any restaurant in Germany. We really enjoyed the...More

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

great food and great beer. had the crispy pork belly and it was an absolute winner. i don't even line kraut but even that was tasty. looks touristy and it is, but in a good way for a change

Thank J0nnyAppleseed
Reviewed 12 March 2017

As this was a last minute trip we did not read much ahead (I know) about where to eat and stumbled upon this place looking to have a late afternoon beer. Oh WOW. Yes, we stopped in for the drink and then asked if we...More

2  Thank John L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

If you like a cozy atmosphere, good frankonian food and beer, this is the place to go. Simply delicious. And the staff serves you with a smile.

Thank Jaiwana
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a great place to meet friends, have coffee and cake, and plan what to see next. You see people of all ages and backgrounds, all chatting while enjoying. I sat at a table waiting for a friend when a couple asked if they...More

Thank mickeyd54456
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...More

Thank Justine B
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...More

Thank Machgumd
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
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...More

Thank Joseph M
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.

Thank Rafael_11
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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 Rick S | Reviewed this property |
I’ve never been let down. American that’s lived in Deutschland for 7+ years and believe me they know I’m American. At first I thought the responses were to my review.... I was like who hacked my TripAdvisor haha. Better go... More
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  • Food
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 57172
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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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