Where to Eat in Darmstadt: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 21, 2017 Viva Honore

Darmstadt (German pronunciation: [ˈdaʁmʃtat] ( listen)) is a city in the state of Hesse in Germany, located in the southern part of the Rhine-Main-Area (Frankfurt Metropolitan Region). Darmstadt has a population around 150,000 (2013). The Darmstadt Larger Urban Zone has 430,993 inhabitants.
Things to do in Darmstadt

1. Ratskeller

Marktplatz 8, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available German, Bar, European, Central European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$118 - HK$173 +49 6151 26444
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 314 reviews

Ratskeller

Reviewed By El-Guapo-de-La-Noche - Shaken not Stirred!

Located in the center of town, this is one of my favorite places in Darmstadt. They have outdoor Seating, great food and beer. You can people watch for hours here, and make new friends in the process. Highly recommend you give them a try. Located in the central plaza "Marktplatz" across for the Palace.

2. Restaurant Sitte

Karlstr. 15, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Steakhouse, German, European, Central European, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$86 - HK$251 +49 6151 22222
Excellent
45%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 503 reviews

Restaurant Sitte

The Sitte which is on the edge of Darmstadt city centre has been serving diners for well over a century. The brewery restaurant is not just a great place to quench your thirst, but it also offers delicious food for all appetites. The menu offers traditional cuisine, such as Tafelspitz (boiled beef Viennese style), Hesse potato soup, Vesperteller (a cold plate) as well as North German pizza and Italian inspired meat dishes. The menu itself is vast, and is further enhanced by a range of culinary promotions. The restaurant offers a reasonably priced lunchtime menu from 12 noon to 2 pm.

Reviewed By jpcheshire1615 - Alderley Edge, United Kingdom

We came to Sitte fairly early in our year's stay in Darmstadt. There are many good restaurants in the city but Sitte became our favourite German restaurant, the place to go when friends came to visit, for a special occasion or just because we felt like a meal out. For the summer there is a pleasant outside courtyard but we have usually sat inside. The food is traditional German with seasonal specialities depending on the time of year. The beer is very good. We have always found the service very good.
When it came to going out for a final dinner in Darmstadt before returning to live in the UK going to Sitte was the obvious choice, and we were not disappointed. The autumn menu had just started and the Hirschbraten with red cabbage was excellent. We hope that we will be going back to Darmstadt on occasion in the future and when we do will will make sure that we book a table at Sitte.

3. Harouns

Friedensplatz 6, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$39 - HK$133 +49 6151 23487
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 421 reviews

Harouns

Reviewed By lkeimloesch - Roswell, Georgia

My husband and I discovered Haroun's on the last day of our 6 week stay in Darmstadt, and for this we are very sorry. We would have patronized them regularly if we had known them sooner. The food at this place is excellent. At least dishes numbers 36 and 37. The service was good, the place spotless. And Haroun himself served us and was very personable. Definitely recommend.

4. Ban Thai

Huegelstr. 21, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$126 - HK$188 +49 6151 101780
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 178 reviews

Ban Thai

Reviewed By simmondsi - Darmstadt, Germany

We've visited Thai restaurants in many cities around the world, including in Thailand itself (about 6 trips) and not yet found one better than Ban Thai. The curries are excellent, the cocktails delicious and the service friendly. Quality and value are consistently high. We've taken many visitors to Darmstadt there and all were impressed.
Only slight drawback, the outside Seating in summer is not the nicest spot to sit, being overlooked by apartments.
Try it, you won't be disappointed. Be sure to reserve a table if going at the weekend (apart from Summer when people tend to go to places with nicer outdoor seating) since it is understandingly popular.
Lunch menu is a good value.
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5. Braustub'l

Goebelstr. 7, 64293 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar German, Bar, European, Central European, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$110 - HK$165 +49 6151 876587
Excellent
24%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 290 reviews

Braustub'l

Reviewed By KOOK_KU63 - Reading, United Kingdom

I went to this restaurant yesterday. I don't drink alcohol so I ordered "Weissbier alkoholfrei" beer which is alcohol-free beer. The food is fresh and very tasty. I would recommend "Rustikales Vesperbrett" (a tradition cold meats with cheese). The atmosphere is lively and feel comfortable and this place is nearby Darmstadt main train station.

6. Eichbaum Tresen

Bessunger Str. 93, 64285 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +49 6151 64544
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 85 reviews

Eichbaum Tresen

Reviewed By James H - Wisconsin

Cozy and busy local restaurant that was truly and excellent meal. It was indeed, for me, a notch above the many schnitzel restaurants I have been to. The service was fast and the staff polite and the atmosphere was quite nice.

7. Elisabeth

Schulstr. 14, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Seating Soups, German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch +49 6151 2787858
Excellent
73%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Elisabeth

Reviewed By Amicamea - Rome, Italy

I had a delicious red lentil soup with noodles in Datmstadt, served together with delicious bread and a side salad. It is more a cafe than a restaurant, but it is cosy and very popular with a mixed clientele. i will go back as soon as I am back in Darmstadt again!

8. Grohe

Nieder-Ramstaedter Str. 3, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff German, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +49 6151 425255
Excellent
39%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 139 reviews

Grohe

Reviewed By Vince1969 - Copenhagen, Denmark

Great traditional place with a cozy atmosphere and good beer and good traditional food. When on a business trip and dining alone, this place is quite pleasant, the service is nice and fast. Seated at the bar you can seamlessly enjoy the evening even on your own. As I am often in Darmstadt for work, I will surely come again.

9. Restaurant Bolle

Nieder-Ramstaedter Str. 251, 64285 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Reservations German, International, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$71 - HK$220 +49 6151 422987
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 102 reviews

Restaurant Bolle

Reviewed By eberhard475 - Frankfurt, Germany

Very close to the forest of Darmstadt you can find this restaurant which is a perfect place after a good walk or getaway in the nature. It offers a big area for outside Seating so it is very pleasant in the summer time. The staff is friendly and the restaurant offers a free parking area in front. There is a little playground outside for the kids, too.

10. Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Holzhofallee 2, 64283 Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Drinks HK$71 - HK$181 +49 6151 318396
Excellent
55%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 245 reviews

Hacienda Mexican Restaurant

Reviewed By katiemo99 - Hoboken, New Jersey

Visited Hacienda last night with 6 work colleagues for dinner. We were a blend of North American based and France based people who were excited not to eat German food again.
The restaurant was a good size, however lacked air conditioning or any fans, which made dinner a little uncomfortable.
The food itself was good. I wouldn't say it was authentic Mexican but it was tasty. The guacamole was great and so were the chips. Overall the food was well priced and plentiful.
We order lots of drinks and they were relatively good too.
My only negative comment would be the service. We had a total of three people waiting in us. The younger server was visably annoyed with having to wait on Americans and snorted when one asked for ice. Also laughed at use when we said "danke", which I thought was not necessary. The woman waiter was not as rude but definitely not friendly either. The older man, who seemed to be the manager, was pleasant and I would have rather dealt with him the whole time.

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