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Alte Schmiede

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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Ochsentorstrasse 17 | Durlach, 76227 , Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 721 492711
17:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Alte Schmiede with some German colleagues who wanted me to experience some good, traditional cooking from the area. The restaurant is homey and comfortable, the staff very friendly. Several different dishes were ordered and I had a chance to try several. I thought all the steaks very good. The meat is the finest part of the meal... More 

Thank catraveler911
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The service is good, our waitress was very friendly, the atmosphere is cosy. The food is good but one can get better for the same value in the same town. There are no vegan options and only one vegetarian option (Käsespätzle) on the menu. Fish is only available as a starter. If you are looking for local food, this place... More 

Thank Albina P
Antwerp, Belgium
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81 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We enjoyed with colleagues this place - a lot of 'Badisch-schwabisch' food choices available. Big plates, 'average to good' quality/taste. We missed a good wine list, beer selection is OK. Service was swift and friendly. Be aware that parking spaces are limited in that area of Durlach.

Thank 222Peter_B222
Karlsbad, Germany
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

It was as always a very nice evening with great food and a very attentive, personal service. Badisch specials, a nicely made menu followed by an extra Schnaps & desert menu.

Thank Tobias W
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The dinner was done through buffet so food diversity was obviously limited. Thus I can only comment on what was ordered . The quality was fine but quite simple. However, I would highly recommend on a soup and on panacota desert which were really delicious. Environment also is nice in a traditional German restaurant . So I recommend the place... More 

Thank Fabrice D
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Went there with a local German friend and it was just a great little place in Durlach. Perhaps do a quick walk around Durlach town and then head over for a bite. Easy access via local tram and served amazing Maultaschen and Spaetzle. The beer choices are a treat with variety of local brews. Highly recommend for those looking for... More 

Thank sagidec
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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Excellent restaurant serving quite traditinal German dishes, asparagus was served in different ways as it was in season, the portions are probably too big, but then the German have big appetites! Great service, and nice tables outside when it is warm. It is a place not to be missed for quality and value for money.

Thank lisbethReigate
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313 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014

It is a typical German restaurant with very tasty food. The beer is perfect and the wine selection id good. The service is very good. They have a very good selection of ancient foods that are very tasty. A must to visit restaurant

Thank Ivanmil
Alice Springs, Australia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by a local. I was a bit worried after reading a review saying the menu was in local dialect and the staff didn't speak English. There was no need to worry, both waitresses spoke very good English and they immediately offered us an English menu. The snails, prawns, beef and schnapps we had were... More 

Thank stevehendo
Baden-Baden, Germany
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233 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Great location, lovely food, nice staff, not crowded, beer garden and great wine and large beer selection. Great value for money, nice lunch area.

Thank cecilia1234cd

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ochsentorstrasse 17 | Durlach, 76227 , Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Baden-Wurttemberg  >  Karlsruhe
  • Phone Number: +49 721 492711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?