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Zum Roten Ochsen

Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6221 20977
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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German, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So happy we came across this charming little place while touring the city. We enjoyed many of the traditional dishes and just watching the locals coming in and joining each other at the tables. There was a gentleman playing the piano while we dined. Food...More

Thank C3250QIdeborahg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a traditional German atmosphere and food, this could be the place for you. This kind of restaurant is normally what we seek out. Something that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world. It's the reason we visit different places...More

Thank Theskellys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend. For its great location and claim to fame that Twain used to hang out here, it could be totally touristic. But it has been a family tradition for 6 generations and they take pride in their food. Huge portions (as most places). Ambiance...More

Thank TJRTravel
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My schnitzel was burnt and a little dry. But the potato salad was delish. Nothing to write home about.

Thank Giovanni S
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stopped by the the Zum Roten Ochsen while in Heidelberg. The German food was excellent as was the beer. But what won our hearts was the ambiance. We were treated like family. Smiles from our server. Another traveler joined us at our table. There...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

ENGLISCH ... then this is the right place ... you sits comfortably between many old pictures of people and heidelberg ... often former students ... who are here on the evening a delicious cellar to get drunk ... at a Wall hanging the beers of...More

Thank jorgeseu
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Great german food near the alte brucke . Food was good, not expensive and service prompt. We were able to get in on a Saturday night, as a large group of tourists were just departing.

Thank Harry T
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

As a tourist I was lucky enough to find myself at this establishment. The restaurant was furnished very traditionally and had a real sense of history. The menu was extensive and the food was brilliant. Great beers and super staff. All-in-all a great place to...More

Thank nwhoran
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

This place has been there for decades and has definitely lots of character! It is a tavern, dark walls, lots of several dead animals on the wall ( only restaurant I have seen in my life with a vomitarium in the men's bathroom) There is...More

Thank marriedplustwo
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Very good food, this restaurant is always packed. You better make a reservation. Staff was friendly and always busy. We had to share the tavle with other people but had a great conversation.

Thank Thomas S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hauptstr. 217, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Heidelberg
  • Phone Number: +49 6221 20977
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