The Indiana Restaurant With German Roots That Date Back To The 1890s
By Tori Jane|Published June 28, 2022
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If you were to ask any Indy native where the oldest German restaurant in town was, we’re pretty certain that each and every one of them would say they know just the place. Then they’ll likely go on to tell you about The Rathskeller, an impressive house of German culture and cuisine that’s simply to die for. Not only is The Rathskeller Indianapolis’s oldest restaurant, but it’s also one of the best! In fact, it’s been rated the best German restaurant in Indiana year after year (and then some). It’s world-famous for not only its amazingly authentic dishes but also its delightful atmosphere, which is like something out of a Munich beer hall.