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Gaffel am Dom

#22 of 1,926 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Altstadt-Nord
German, Bar, European, Central European
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Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9139260
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is huge! It was very crowded but we still found a seat. The location is great it is next to the cathedral. The second floor offers a fantastic view of the cathedral and the court yard in front of it. The atmosphere starts as you enter the restaurant on the train station side and go thru a court... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited a couple more breweries for a taste of local food and this was, by far, the better. Good food, nice place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a visit to get a quick meal and it was very impressive. Good beer hall with friendly staff. Really liked the small beers (200ml) and my Wife and I shared a pork knuckle that was delicious. The price was inexpensive so it was a thoroughly enjoyable meal and couple of beers. Thanks to the staff at Gaffel am Dom.

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Beijing, China
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118 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This huge traditional restaurant offers great meat dishes, from sausages, chicken to pork knuckle. All accompanied with good beer and a great old german atmosphere. For its hall dimensions, service is very efficient. Location is great, next to the Dom and the Main train station.

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North Yorkshire
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great traditional food and classic kolsch beer. Service sometimes slow but worth the wait - portion sizes are generous and very tasty food! If you want authentic definitely visit!

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belfast
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246 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you arrive in Koln, this will be the first of the many beer halls you come across, as you traverse from the main railway station to the Cathedral. Large open spaced hall with long tables and festooned with beer and festival memorabilia. As with all the beer halls they primarily serve their own house brew, Gaffel, in traditional kolsch... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a large open hall with lots of tables where sharing of tables is expected. The choice of food (and beer!) is more limited than in some places, but if you want a very traditional beerhall experience, come here. Food is OK, and they do have at least one decent beer which they will serve in a half litre... More 

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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our food here, fussy boy had a great burger. Just a little bit limited for vegetarians.

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TRENTON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a tourist myself, I shouldn't complain about that... :) I travel to Cologne for work all the time, and this is an old standby. Anything you order will be hot, fresh, and tasty. It's a consistent place, where I'm happy to being friends. Cold beer, good friends, good food!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very well located in the city center, just next to the cathedral. It's a big restaurant, it's very popular and busy. We had local local beer and a typical snack to eat. But you can also have full meals in this place. It had a very nice themed decoration.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
German, Bar, European, Central European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 9139260

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?