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Max Stark

#29 of 1,938 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
German, Bar, Central European, European
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Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.
11:00 - 00:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very cosy Cologne pub with excellent service. Only down side was we were looking for a table for food and we were promised we would not have long to wait. Unfortunately we stood for an hour and still did not get a table. Probably our own fault for trying to get a table for dinner immediately after the Cologne v.... More 

Thank Beech63
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

"max stark" knows how to deliver a proper brauhaus feeling - the kölsch is delicious, the waiters friendly, the location great and the food tasty. daily changing menus with german and regional classics supplement the regular menu. the prices are more than adequate for the amount and quality of the food. we had two bean soups as well as boeuf... More 

Thank mrhytl
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

It's a bit of a walk from the cathedral area, but it's worth it. We showed around 7:30 on a Saturday night. It was packed. We had some beer from very busy yet attentive bartenders while waiting, and got a table in about 20 minutes. The food was fantastic and the service was friendly. I couldn't believe how good the... More 

Thank Nicole P
Worcester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Looked this place up on TripAdvisor when in cologne and definitely glad I did. Really good atmosphere, beer and food

Thank justin B
New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I love the atmosphere of this place. When full, feel free to share your table. The serving sizes are huge and flavourful! The local beer on tap is excellent! Kept going back every time for more! Service was quick and efficient!

Thank twizm
Cologne, Germany
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very nice and authentic location with the best local beer in town. And the food is a good value, too. Spend a evening there and taste the fresh kölsch beer and meet some locals.

1 Thank highflyer1968
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is a fantastic restaurant with good food, good people and great beer. You must try the fried pork knuckle but it's only offered on Fridays and you have to make a reservation several weeks in advance. Believe me, it's well worth the wait. Definitely family friendly but loud and crowded. What a great time and I always try to... More 

Thank Marc H
Vancouver, Washington
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had the bratwurst and the Wiener schnitzel, it was excellent with excellent frite!! Great service and good local bier. Everyone else here for lunch was a local which usually indicates good food. We enjoyed it!

1 Thank llynnm
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Love the fresh beer and also the food.Very authentic KOLN food. great atmosphere. Great service. Will be back

Thank David W
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very good food, excellent beer. If you want to try the real typical german food, Max Stark is the right place for you!

Thank giorgia89roma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unter Kahlenhausen 47, 50668 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 (0) 0221 / 200 56 33.

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