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Old Heidelberg

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55 stony road, Bethel, CT
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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New Haven, Connecticut
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn’t take anything out for dinner, so took the family to this German restaurant. Décor wasn’t very reminiscent of Germany at all. We were seated promptly. Our waitress came over and asked about appetizers. We order the pretzel. However, as we sat there waiting for ours to come out, newly arriving quest were given a basket full of broken pretzels... More 

Thank Frank F
Stafford, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I have marked this for the food which was basic at best. The beers were good and the place is tatty but interesting. I spend quite a lot of time in Germany and I guess I would describe the food as German food from from the sixties. I wouldn't go back.

Thank Stephi1975
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This place used to be great. The owner took an attitude when I complained about the food. If you look at my reviews you will see I'm not about writing negative reviews but Trip Advisor somehow knew to put this in front of me. We stopped going to this restaurant about a year and a half ago.Because of the attitude... More 

Thank Ed B
New Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went for lunch with a friend who lived in Germany and his report was very good. The food is good and there is lots of it. Hadn't eaten much German cuisine before, but would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Helen B
Fairfield, Connecticut
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Recently had a Sunday lunch with friends at the Old Heidelberg. At the opening bell, they were already out of the most interesting item on the special menu.The food was uninspired, not hot, bland, but at least there was a lot of it. The potato pancakes were especially disappointing. - not even sure why they were call potato pancakes -... More 

Thank gerryfs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My wife and I are adventurous foodies. We had some experience with the essentials - schnitzel, bratwurst, red cabbage. Old H afforded us the opportunity to go far beyond that - they have an extensive yet well thought out menu, and excellent beer to match. Our server was great - he knew his stuff, made good recommendations, and was constantly... More 

Thank Ramiro J
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy the schnitzel but this time several of us tried their specials. I had the duck and it was great. Others had the lamb chops and said they hadn't had lamb that tasted so good in a long time. The desert that got raves was the apple strudel..excellent.

Thank Amelia M
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We fined early, and found hust one other table occupied, but unfortunately the nearby table for two was SO noisy , we could hardly hear one another. Meal arrived after twenty min and was not very hot. Difficult to cut pork shanks with cutlery provided, meat dry which means it was warmed in microwave . Portions enormous so we shared... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Craving German food in CT? Look no further that the Old Heidelberg in Bethel, CT. The building is a quaint cottage that looks as though it was picked up from Germany and placed here. The inside of the building is small, but when full on a Friday night it isn't overcrowded. It also features a large beer garden outside in... More 

Thank lacegirl288
Bethel, Connecticut
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Authentic German Cuisine served in a traditional atmosphere. Small dining area inside but large beer garden during the season. Amazing German recipes cooked to perfection. If you are in a rush, don't come here. In keeping with German tradition this is an experience not just a meal. Take your time, relax and enjoy the beer.

Thank Jess G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 stony road, Bethel, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Bethel
  • Phone Number: 203-797-1860

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