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Karl Ratzsch Restaurant - CLOSED

320 E Mason St, 320 e Mason, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3604
+1 414-276-2720
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“sauerbraten” (53 reviews)
“strudel” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
German, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
320 E Mason St, 320 e Mason, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3604
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Reviewed 20 April 2015

I had the wonderful opportunity to dine at Karl Ratzsch's on Saturday afternoon for lunch. I was part of a paryt of 10 who arrived about an hour before the restaurant was to close its lunch hours. We did not have reservations so the restaurant...More

Thank jmrichman
Reviewed 15 April 2015

Can't go wrong here, everything is delicious. I prefer the sampler platter. When in Milwaukee do not miss Karl Ratzsch's.

Thank Drew H
Reviewed 12 April 2015

As I read back through the reviews before posting this, i see some members stated that it's not what it used to be. Well I have no reference point having never been here before so I don't know. I'm in town on a business trip...More

Thank elindoo
Reviewed 11 April 2015

In Milwaukee for the night, and wanting to take the kids to an "authentic" German restaurant, we chose Karl Ratzsch's, as it was one we had never been to over the years. While better than my recent experiences at other German places in town, it...More

Thank Otowners
Reviewed 9 April 2015

My husband's and my favorite restaurant. Excellent food and service. Love the décor. We are always treated as if we are the most important people in the restaurant. The wait staff answers all questions professionally and they make great recommendations

Thank mamamurphy
Reviewed 3 April 2015

Liked it, food was good, but atmosphere eh. Ate at the bar. Very good bratwurst. Overall, fun, but would not got there regularly.

Thank samwise9
Reviewed 2 April 2015

The original family members that started this iconic restaurant are long gone and it seems as though the children are confused or just change the menu and recipes to suit their idea of top shelf food. This was the one restaurant that I always visited....More

Thank tim_pam_kc
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We loved the food there. the crackling pork shank was delicious and had enough for another meal. My husband let me taste his and I don't care too much for pork but plan on getting it next visit. Service by Carol was great and my...More

Thank Victoria B
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Easily the best German restaurant in the United States. Starting off with the authentic ambience, the servers in German clothing, the great beer selection. Then the food is the best. How many places serve goose on the menu? The sauerbraten is simply the best, I...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 March 2015

This was my fourth dinner at Ratzsch's in the last 6 months. I try a different dish each time. Everything is prepared to perfection, served with a smile. The staff treats patrons like family. Don't miss the excellent beer and wine selection. Bring your appetite,...More

Thank Burnman53
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
German, European, Central European
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 E Mason St, 320 e Mason, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3604
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-2720
  • E-mail
Old World German restaurant reopened with new menu and new chef/owner Thomas Hauck, features German cuisine in a classic European setting.
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