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Tyrolean Inn Restaurant

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German, European, Central European, Austrian
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9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9201
+1 831-336-5188
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, CA, USA
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and the friendly service while dining at the Tyrolean Inn on 2/4/17. When my husband accidentally left his credit card at the restaurant, we were impressed that someone from the restaurant took the initiative to drop off his card at the hotel where we were staying -- the Quality Inn down the street, as the restaurant... More 

Thank Travelfamily09
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've been to Tyrollean Inn five or six times in the course of annual trips to the area for Monterey Car Week. The food is good, but not outstanding if know your way around Bavarian cooking, and I would probably rate it higher if I didn't have a few dozen meals in Bavaria to compare it to. It is still... More 

Thank Mark S
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74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Your choices in Ben Lomond are not great but this is the best of the bunch! The décor is like a huge German cliché and you cannot help but smile at it and appreciate how much hard work went into making it the way it is. They even play Bavarian oompah oompah music in the restaurant which is funny, it... More 

Thank r0rschach
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I eat here on a semi regular basis. The food is out of this world good and the staff are super friendly. I have not had German food anywhere in the USA that compares to what I had in Germany and Austria, until I ate here. They have wild game every Friday night and one Thursday per month, they have... More 

Thank JP G
Ben Lomond
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful Tyrolean beer! Excellent Bavarian food that reminds me so much of being in the Tyrol. Consistently excellent service. We even love the German music! The chef, Greg, is spot on with his dishes, and we've never had a bad meal there. Combine all that with generous portions (that we can frequently take home for another meal), and weekday specials... More 

Thank Lucia M
Buffalo NY
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363 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

The decor mirrors tourist spots in Bavaria, the German beers on tap are respectable, we found the waitstaff a little stiff but the food generally missed the mark. Sauerbraten was way heavy on the vinegar as was there'd cabbage. The German salad was so loaded with vinegar that I feared dissolving my teeth enamel. Pork Schnitzel was adequate but much... More 

Thank Hewitty15
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Tyrolean Inn is a small family run restaurant in the hills above Santa Cruz on the back road between Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. They have excellent food and service and there was a live musician the night we stopped through. The kids had decent choices and the draft beer was great. It's not five star dining, but it's... More 

Thank bethhage
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Took my all American friends to try some home cooked German food. Love the rustic atmosphere but felt no warmth from the waiter. He seemed a little annoyed but I wasn't letting that interfere with the super delicious food we ate. The Schweinehacksen was delicious and brought back many memories. The sausage platter was divine, the bread dumpling paired with... More 

Thank sybsk5
Ben Lomond, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I read all those reviews and I have to disagree with their opinions. I am half German and half Polish, spent most of my life in Poland and I had German food before. Spices profile, style of cooking "German dishes" it is not even close to anything that I can truly say German. Decent beer, service is fine as well,... More 

Thank Monika T
Boulder Creek, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is authentic german fare and environment. However, their food is not cheap. I typically go here twice a year when I'm wanting something good but I know isn't healthy for my body.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
German, European, Central European, Austrian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9600 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-9201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ben Lomond
  • Phone Number: +1 831-336-5188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?