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Gasthaus zum Riesen

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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Hauptstr. 99, 63897 Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 9371 989948
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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West Linn, Oregon
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We took lunch here after spending the day hiking Miltenberg. The food was very good, the bier thirst quenching and the service attentive.

Thank Donald W
Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Since 8 years I've been trying out all restaurants in Main Spessart together with my German boyfriend. Our expectations of this restaurant were quite high, due to the positive recommendations on TripAdvisor. However, besides the friendly young men who served us, we were really disappointed by the food quality and service @ Zum Riesen. We ordered the Kartoffelsuppe and Meerrettichsuppe... More 

Thank Myra S
Frankfurt, Germany
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125 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

This gem, the oldest pub in Germany, was once reportedly frequented by the King of Rock and Roll himself. The ambiance of this over 400 year old building alone is worth a stop but the locally brewed beer (Faust) combined with a good meal elevate this place to the "must see" category. Favored by locals and tourists alike; it is... More 

Thank ccbb3306
Mississauga, Canada
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205 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

A 425 year old traditional guesthouse that serves authentic German food. We tried the Bavarian beer, bratwurst, and sauerkraut with potato puree. They were very good and not pricey. We were disappointed that we didn't get to try the wiener schnitzel because they don't serve it until 7:00pm. What a pity!!

Thank Joseph20131008
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had beer and dinner at this charming old restaurant. We did not have reservations (make them if you go) but the host was able to fit us in. We shared a table with another couple and had a good time and very good food,

Thank RWHHouston
Saint John, Indiana
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331 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Took a train ride from Frankfurt to Miltenberg, an adorable well preserved town in Bavaria. After strolling around the beautiful town we stopped at Gasthaus Zum Riesen for a delicious lunch. The guys had beer with their lunch, too! The Schnitzel was very good, my husband had sausage with kraut & gravy, excellent! Our friends had potato soup & pasta... More 

Thank tagent22
Memphis, Tennessee
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The food was Fantastic and the beer was great. Service was fast and friendly. Nice atmosphere and very clean. Highly recommend.

Thank charlie1sg
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Beer ... good... white Bavarian sausage ... also very good. pretzel good. Wiener Schnitzel very good... I mean it's Germany how good will the food be but this place was good .... we would go again if we weren't leaving town. It's kinda cool inside as well like a old ancient bar. You should go

Thank Joe K
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited Miltenberg on a hot and sunny day, as part of a river cruise, and this allegedly oldest pub in Germany (Elvis stayed here too during his army days! - allegedly) was recommended by our guide. After an interesting and informative walking tour of this pretty town we used our free time to try the Zum Riesen. Whilst our... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed two consecutive lunches (rumpsteak, fries, and herb butter) in the Riesen and both times they were very yummy. The staff were friendly and quick. The alcohol free beer (wheat beer) was very yummy, also. Every time we are in the area of Miltenberg, a visit to the Riesen is a must :-)

Thank OwenTrips

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauptstr. 99, 63897 Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Lower Franconia  >  Miltenberg
  • Phone Number: +49 9371 989948

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?