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Gaffel am Dom

#17 of 1,977 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9139260
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Barrie, Ontario
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302 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Major trade show in the city, best to get here early. My colleague and I managed to get here at a decent hour and were able to get a nice table before the rush. We had the same waiter as when we were both here 2 years ago and he remembered us. Perhaps due to the fact that on both... More 

Thank Don R
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the Gaffel am Dom numerous times, most recently with a group of colleagues for a night out while attending a trade show. Food was great. good local cheese and meat appetizers followed by typical German fare of great sausages, Schnitzel, and Schwein Haxe, potatoes, and kraut. We had the server bring us out a mixed plate... More 

Thank MikeChippewa
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place with very tasty food an very good beer Kölsch.This is a beer brewed in Cologne and protected geographical indication / must be brewed within a 50 km zone around Cologne / Restaurant in wonderful german style absolutely nice Brauhaus in the center of Cologne

Thank zbilos11
Sydney, Australia
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221 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a big group of 40 on a business trip so naturally it was a large group to service. This place doesn't take bookings so we waited a bit. Seemed to be a mix of tourists and locals as this place is huge! The pretzels with butter was the highlight coming out warm and salty. I had the suckling... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our localcolleagues took us to this place. Great choice. Huge restaurant with hundreds of patrons. Unusual for someone from the US - 200ml beer glasses keep coming until you stop. Food was excellent all-round. Beer was amazing - Kolsch (brewed on-premise)

Thank Ravi M
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical German beer house. Staffs are perfect,prices are reasonable,foods are delicious and big portion. Also drink orginal kolsch beer like a tea😊1,80€. Location and decoration are 🙌🏻.

Thank aglott
Atlanta, Georgia
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190 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Convivial German brew house with delicious schnitzel and German fare. Not at all a tourist trap. The staff were delightful and efficient. Highly recommended.

Torino, Italia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we spent a little over 30 euros in 2 for 2 dishes + 5 small beers. very good typical german food , generous portions and fast service (waiter was supernice). + they show soccer games 😄

Thank Franni82
Oakdale, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in here just before Karnival kicked off and had a great time. Really fun atmosphere with lots of people. Staff was all very attentive. And of course, great kolsch.....

Thank Gary B
Zeist, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a city trip to Köln, the lady of our hotel bar advised us to go here for dinner. Because of the location next to the Dom I was a bit afraid it might be a tourist trap, not at all! All three generations liked the food and atmosphere a lot. Simple food but of great quality and very affordable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bahnhofsvorplatz 1, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 9139260

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