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The Dakota Inn Rathskeller

17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
+1 313-867-9722
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
German, Bar, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Our party had great expectations from this Detroit institution based on it's longevity and the online reports of multiple people. As we looked at the menu, I told the others that I was definitely getting the sauerbraten because it had been always been my favorite...More

Thank tctfm
Reviewed 26 June 2018

The main reason , I give this place 4 stars is because it's great to see a German Restaurant from my Grandparents generation hanging in there. The female server was also, extremely nice . The food was average, have had better , and the no...More

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 25 March 2018

I took my 80 year old mother out to dinner here because I had a gift certificate. Most of the reviews said it was great so how could I go wrong? After a 45 minute drive (because I thought it would be worth it) we...More

Thank adam_nola
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Went together with couple of friends, enjoyed the atmosphere very much. We got pre ordered samples of typical Oktoberfest food: Schnitzel, Meatballs, Sauerkraut, Red cabbage and the favorite German Potato salad. All good and tasty but not extraordinary. The beer as expected excellent, service attentive...More

Thank GeorgSa
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We have not been able to get to Munich yet, so the Dakota Inn is the closest we can get to a real Oktoberfest. The beer is great, the food is good (not great, but very serviceable), the music is good (if Tommy Sober is...More

Thank mdgoler
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Have to admit, this wasn't our first choice for a dinner on a Saturday night. Sort of came upon it by accident while driving around. The restaurant isn't in the best of neighborhoods (parking lot fence has barb wire on top), but didn't feel too...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A+++ great fun night at the Dakota with family who has never been here before. Kareval and chicken hats for everyone!!

Thank Rich L
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We called at noon the day after Thanksgiving for an evening reservation and were told that between 7 - 9 there were no reservations for 6 people available. However, we were able to make a reservation at 5pm when they opened. Because of Thanksgiving they...More

Thank Traveler1968_01
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

If you love getting drunk with friends and eating good food, this is the place. I can't believe it is still in business after all these years. You have a 69% chance of being murdered walking to the doors. One of the worst parts of...More

Thank 673randyf
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The hostess/server was welcoming and very expressive of the background and food of the establishment. I was there for lunch so I was unable to try the dinner menu, but the food I had was very good. The only semi negative comment is that I...More

Thank Mark M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
German, Bar, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-867-9722
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