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$$ - $$$German, European,
Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
0951/ 5 71 72
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We especially came to this restaurant on TripAdvisor comments. Sadly Ms Rude happened to be our waitress. She managed to half heartedly give us the menus. After some time of no one returning to take orders we simply went across the road.

Thank LBSterling
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely german style lunch at a very fair price. We loved the vegetable pie and the sausages with potatoes salad, and for drink the mandatory steamed beer (which is not great to me but is a must-try). The terrace is one of the main pedestrian...More

Thank lauragcab
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The food was great. I had the ham hock, my wife had the salad and the kids had the chicken snacks. Food was great, but like many typical German restaurants, you better carry cash. The ATM is a little further away.

Thank christopher g
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The location is very good. We had the schnitzel which was good. Other guests food looked very nice and wellprepared too. Service is very good. If we visit Bamberg again , we will do dinner at this place again.

Thank 1DoppioEspresso
Reviewed 1 June 2017

One of our teachers recommended this place for a meal, and one of the teachers also worked here in the past, and thought it was a good place to get a meal. I went here with my spouse and some friends from England visiting us....More

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I was in this restaurant with some friends: if you like the German food, this is the right place to test the typical Franconian food. Enjoy

Thank Ermello
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great food and had a terrific Italian waiter, Giancarlo. Found the restaurant on Trip advisor and we were nearby. Glad we tried it.

Thank Bsta23
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We went to this place last night for dinner. The waitress took our drinks order while decided what food to order. I went to this location for a particular meat platter that some other guests had posted photographs of on TripAdvisor, but the waitress said...More

Thank SmokinMedia_com
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We arrived for a late lunch and were warmly welcomed by the staff. Their english was limited but was enough to help us order as menus are in German. We tried Bambergs famous smoked beer (locals drink it for breakfast) not a favour\rite of mine,...More

Thank FiveStarTraveller4
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Dined here fot lunch on Easter weekend. The place was packed so we were seated at a table of two other German couples. We ordered the smoked trout which was Gluten Free and I had the Bierhaxe, the pork knuckle braized in beer. To follow...More

Thank Russ S
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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 vamueller | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I had a great time, they were very friendly, I asked about a taxi, to get back to my hotel and they offered to call them for me. I do speak German, but to say they treat Americans differently anywhere there is an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obere Sandstr. 1, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: 0951/ 5 71 72
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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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