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Rathskeller Der

$$ - $$$
German, European, Bar, Pub, Central European
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1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
+1 815-963-2922
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went for lunch and had the Beef Stroganoff, awesome meal excellent price! Sat outside in the biergarten, of course had to sample the fine German beer selection! very authentic and wait staff was very friendly! We will go again for sure!

Thank dbohren01
Rockford, Illinois
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I like this place, period. If you want German food in the area then here it is. Awesome food with a very good wait staff. Noon specials are always a good pick. Wash it down with some of Germany`s finest beers. Can't loose here. Saturday and Sunday go for the breakfast. I enjoy a beer early at times? Oh well.... More 

Thank johnnyrockford
rockford ,IL
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220 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We hadn't been here in quite a few years because the food was marginal. We decided to try it again as there is a nice beer garden and it was a lovely night. The schnitzel was dry, the potato salad tasted like yellow mustard, the beans were soaked in vinegar and almost uncooked. The food was presented in a very... More 

Thank teachem4
Rockford, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

We love going to the Rathskeller! Not only because it's in our neighborhood but because of the great food and beer selections. We like to sit on the patio in summer and the basement in winter, such great atmosphere! Ruebens are the best; huge and great to share!

Thank AMM2002
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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366 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Excellent German cuisine in Rockford, Illinois. In-house made sausages that are the best you will find anywhere.

Thank Michael H
Rockford, Illinois
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246 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

If you want authentic German good this is the place to go. The omelets on Saturday and Sunday are the best I have ever had. Well worth a visit

Thank AJLIllinois
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

We ate a variety of sausages, liverwurst, chicken and their famous Lyonnaise Potatoes along with a variety of beers. We enjoyed our dinner outside during an unusually cool summer evening.

Thank Carla V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

During a short stop over visiting friends in Rockford they took me for diner to this restaurant. I'm always a little suspicious about this kind of restaurants. Having a wide experience of German food in Germany I can say that the food is good to German standards. We had various typical dishes like Schnitzel with various side dishes and they... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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182 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We opted to sit on their large patio. Ordered the pricey appetizer of the sausage platter. Expected a lot more sausage than what we got for $18. Different kinds of housemade sausages were fun to try and very good. The beef/spaetzle soup was good but quite salty I think for most people's tastes. Everyone at our table got the Friday... More 

Thank LikeToExploreAround
Kingston, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Food was cold burnet and old, bratwurst was wormed up in microwave and all 3 of us wil never go there again . Food is just disgusting. Very dirty place . I'm German so that was specialy insulting to me that they call this German food .

Thank Barbara R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Bar, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-963-2922

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