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Rathskeller Der

$$ - $$$German, ,
1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
+1 815-963-2922
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“sauerkraut” (6 reviews)
“reuben” (5 reviews)
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German, Bar, Central European, European
$$ - $$$
1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The building and outside eating area were very Bavarian, which we loved. Unfortunately, the traffic at the roundabout was very loud, and hindered conversation. The host was very attentive and congenial, but the waitress was a tad cranky, (but that is what tips are for......More

Thank WisconsinRoadtrip
Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you want to experience German foods and German atmosphere, this is your destination. Wide selection of beer to choose from. Staff looks after customers very well. Lyonnaise potatoes are very tasty. Reuben sandwiches are one of my favorites, along with Friday night fish.

Thank Russell J
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My colleagues and I met for a dinner meeting. The food was excellent, our server, Ally was the best. Our reservations allowed us to meet downstairs with no one else in the room to disrupt or cover up the conversations. Again, the food was wonderful....More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The Sauerbraten was excellent, the bratwurst superb and just a great place, with great service. Everything we had was great.

Thank Letzgodebbie
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Awesome German food hidden in the cellar very similar to small eatery's in Baveria. German food deli on street level of restaurant. Love the authentic food and beers.

Thank kena385
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We were seated right away on a Wednesday night. The place is dark wood. Feels like a Disney recreation of a German cottage. The menu was large and prices were moderate to high. The place smelled of frying onions and bacon. Delicious. Enough to make...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I like to eat here for the atmosphere and the food. The restaurant has a old German style decor which lets you believe you are in that country.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great Spaten on tap! Awesome appetizer Reuben Rolls!!! Don't miss these the are incredible!! Sausages are great! Get the Hot Wurst Platter, sauerkraut and lyonaise potatos! Kat is a friendly and nice bartender. Good luck to the one going to Valparaiso! Keep up the hard...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for years. It's the only German restaurant I think there is in the area and it's very good. The spaetzle soup is very good and their sausages are amazing. The basement is very cozy.

Thank uryufriend
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I spent time in Germany in the 80's, and this amazing place brought back memories. Such an amazing place to eat. Great authentic German food and beer. Amazing staff and an old building to dine in. They also have a biergarten .

Thank codaspa
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Melvin R
17 August 2015|
Response from Bocaj47 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not from Rockford, I was invited to diner there by local friends, so unfortunately I cannot answer your question...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Bar, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1132 Auburn St, Rockford, IL 61103-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
  • Phone Number: +1 815-963-2922
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