As a born & raised German, I am very particular about most things, but especially all things labeled German. The Rathskeller is a German restaurant in Howard County, MD, that opened its doors in the cellar of a historic building in October of 2019. Although the pandemic forced them to shut down for a brief period, they've managed to survive and thrive during these times. That tells you a lot!
The Rathskeller is as authentic as it gets. Décor, food, adult beverages, and the outdoor Biergarten... all are hitting the spot for me. Yes, I know, you are probably thinking "hold on, Andrea, you don't eat meat!". You are correct. I haven't had meat since 1996. But The Rathskeller's got just the thing for vegans, too! An Aubergine Schnitzel (eggplant for you) which can be ordered breaded or grilled. I've tried both, and I can recommend both!
The focus at Rathskeller is on authenticity (they've nailed it) and on popular German street foods such as Schnitzel, different kinds of Wurst (sausages), Krauts (Their red cabbage is the most delicious cabbage I've ever had. Seriously, you should try it!) and Pretzel. Ingredients are fresh and as local as possible. The wine comes from family-owned wineries in Germany and Austria, and the German beer is imported... click here to check out the menu.
Looking for tasty German food, an authentic venue in a charming building? The Rathskeller at 5782 Main Street is your place to go in Howard County and beyond. Taste-tested by real Germans, multiple times! 😊