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Der Butt

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$$ - $$$
European, Central European, German, Seafood
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Gutenbergstr. 25, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
12:00 - 00:00
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earl shilton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in on the off chance mid afternoon on a Tuesday expecting to be turned away but received a warm welcome from our host. The menu was varied and extensive, the service was impeccable. We will definitely return here on our next visit to Potsdam.

Thank kevski59
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174 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

My husband and were trying to find a different restaurant after strolling the Christmas market and came across Der Butt and decided to eat here instead. What a terrific choice we made! My husband had the salmon and I enjoyed a grilled chicken breast, which was accompanied by a delicious bottle of the Grauburgunder. The service and food were absolutely... More 

Thank chacha7602
Greenbrae, California
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173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

In a bustling town of Potsdam, this restaurant serves very good fish dinners. Housed in an old building that was destroyed in 1945 and completely remodeled. A very good choice for dinner in Potsdam.

Thank Paul R
Jacksonville, Florida
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258 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I don't rate many fives. This meal deserved it. The service was flawless. The house salad was fresh, tasty, and had a wonderful dressing which I had on their recommendation. The salmon soup was the incredible...better than the best lobster bisque I've ever tasted. The broiled plaice was very good. The salmon entree even better. Chocolate mouse excellent...red berry gruetz... More 

1 Thank OldDukeDoc
Geneva, Switzerland
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666 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This fish restaurant in the middle of Potsdam offers a classical seafood menu for decent prices. The quality is not stellar but the experience remains very pleasant and the service was both smiling and efficient. A nice opportunity of a change if you’re tired of the multiple pizzas and würst places that abound in the area.

Thank JMGeneva
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Interesting place, and good for the full German experience. As the name indicates, halibut is the prime subject of the cook. I had it and was not disappointed.

Thank Jose C
Rio Verde, Arizona
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134 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

My plate of plaice was disappointing as the fish is quite bland. The potatoes were greasy. The shrimp soup was weak. My wife had the salmon in lobster sauce which was much better than my dish.

Thank John S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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204 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This was a good, fairly simple meal at a restaurant specializing in fish and seafood. Two of us started with the small Bouillabaise, packed with tender morsels of fish and shellfish that were cooked just right. I enjoyed my delicate local eel in a dill sauce, accompanied with potatoes and a cucumber salad. Another person in our party was less... More 

1 Thank 1KRP
Santa Monica
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We had walked by this place earlier in the day on our way to Sans Souci. On our way back, soaked by an unexpected rain shower, we ducked in here and received a friendly welcome. The menu has a number of dishes with locally-caught fish, as well as fish and seafood from the Atlantic, North Sea and Baltic. The wine... More 

1 Thank Gerald K
Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2013

We were directed there when other places were closed. My friend had a small Bouillabasse and a salad, which was excellent. I had a fillet of pike (or perch) which was also very nice. We then shared a delicious Rodde Gruette, a popular desert of red berries and vanilla sauce with some ice cream. The service was friendly and efficient.... More 

2 Thank quietplum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Central European, German, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gutenbergstr. 25, 14467 Potsdam, Brandenburg, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Brandenburg  >  Potsdam
well established fish restaurant - proer fish, good service, reasonable prices

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