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Der Spieker

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Am Hogen Hagen 4, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany
10:00 - 23:00
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victoria, bc
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are visiting friends in Bad Zwischenahn, whom we met some years ago in Thailand. My husband's family is from Germany, so an uncle of his drove from Darmstadt to meet us for dinner. We chose Der Spieker for its authentic cuisine. We all enjoyed our meals. We had several 'shots' of a local schnapps, which was served in a... More 

Thank thoughtfultraveller
San Francisco, California
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143 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We are on our German Vacation from California. Beautiful rustic setting not far from Bremen where my wife comes from originally. Her best friend suggested a day trip by train to discover the "REAL" countryside of Germany instead of just staying in the City. All three of us enjoyed the outing, Both my wife and her girl friend savoured the... More 

Thank sateeshl2016
Mesa, Arizona
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2 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just 9 miles from Oldenburg you will find this beautiful area called Bad Zwischenahn, with this wonderfull restaurante. In Spieker you like to enjoy the Ammerländer hospitality and feel at home. As annex of Ammerländer farmhouse, and therefore part of the existing since 1910 Museum of Spieker corresponds with its rustic decor of the original style half-timbered style. Powerful, dark... More 

Thank Debra A
Frankfurt, Germany
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Rustic location with some wonderful local specialities. Did not disappoint and I would recommend. Service could have been quicker though.

Thank Gideon F
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

Traditional restaurant next to the museum, a 19th century farmhouse. Professional waiters in local uniform. Famous for smoked eel. Hearty dishes e.g. "Spieker Special": smoked eel, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs. Generous portions, rustic style. Guests are a mixture of the local crowd and tourists. Prices are moderate and food is of good quality. Reservations highly recommended.

2 Thank Michael1975
Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Visited after a personal recomendation by a native. Nice location in the outside amongst old farm buildings close to the Zwischenahn lake. Had eel. Delicious, though a little bit on the small side. Eels can be bigger though. Quality very good, servants should show up more often and be more attentive.

1 Thank Tatrafreak
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Great bier, food, and local atmosphere. We were treated to a selection of 'proosting' songs from the men at the table next to us. Great bread, cheese, and wurst! We had a perfect Summer evening.

2 Thank wjladen
Leipzig, Germany
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Good food -- especially local fishspecialities -- makes this place worth to visit. They have places outside and inside, and at nice day having beer outside is tremendous idea.

1 Thank nikkijuk
Tbilisi, Georgia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

I visit this place always, when I am in Bad Zwishenahn. It's was located in center. I take always Smoked eel with dark bread local "Schnaps" which will be served in a tin spoon. And you will wash your hands in the same Schnapps. Defenitely a place to go , fresh and traditional food and very friendly Staff.

2 Thank Hubra
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

here you will like everything and find no dislikes, I am not kidding. The waiting staff at it's best friendly, fast and always smiling. I had knocked over my stein of beer by accident, was almost empty anyhow, sure was served with another glass full of beer. You must try the smooked eels with Bratkartoffel, or if you like Schwarz... More 

2 Thank Heiko112

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Am Hogen Hagen 4, 26160 Bad Zwischenahn, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Lower Saxony  >  Bad Zwischenahn

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