Dakota Inn

German
17324 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48203 17324 John R Street, Detroit Directions
Today 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Closed All Hours
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92% of 315 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    German, Austrian, American, Pub Food, Eastern European
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Mon-Tue
    Closed
    Wed
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Thu
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Sat
    12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    German, Austrian, American, Pub Food, Eastern European
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

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133 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
So glad an old Detroit establishment is thriving! Great place rich with history, charm and good beer!
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Report | 4 years ago
Perfect for Octoberfest.
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Report | 4 years ago
Keep doing what you're doing!
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Report | 4 years ago
Not my favorite Saurbraten, but everyone has their own recipe, and I respect that. Great, deadly Schnitzel!
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Report | 4 years ago
Never would have known of your existence without the promotion.
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Report | 4 years ago
Great experience... we'd be back. Wish the sing along would start at 7 or 7:30 not after 8.
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Report | 4 years ago
Thank you for honoring Groupon after official expiration date.
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Report | 4 years ago
have real bread versus bread-sticks. should state somewhere on the website, that secure/guarded parking available. i knew prior to purchasing groupon parking was secured.
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Report | 4 years ago
I will be back!!!!
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Report | 4 years ago
You need a reservation for Friday and Saturday dinner. This is an old Detroit landmark and they really make you feel welcome. The food that we ordered was terrific and it came to the table 'hot'. Good beer and good German food is hard to beat. I'd also like to mention that my Groupon had expired a week earlier and I was prepared to just go with my $24- buy in, but Dakota Inn honored the complete package and I was most appreciative.
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From Our Editors

As he toiled away on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company, autoworker Karl Kurz dreamed of opening a traditional German tavern like those he remembered from his hometown of Weikersheim, Germany. In 1933, he finally got his chance, working nights and weekends to convert a dilapidated Chinese hand laundry into a tiny bar that he called the Dakota Inn Rathskeller.

Eighty years later, the Rathskeller—now run by Karl's grandson—has expanded from three tiny stools to 2,000 square feet. The eclectic décor pays tribute to Karl's memory: trophy animal heads and RV hood ornaments seized during family hunting trips decorate the walls, and hand-painted murals depict scenes from Karl's life, including a rabbit hunt and a group of friends downing enormous mugs of beer. Through arched porticos, waiters in traditional German-style garb deliver Bavarian bratwurst, pork schnitzel, and German-style potato pancakes known as kartoffelpuffer. At night, the hand-carved walls reverberate with German drinking songs such as the “Schnitzelbank”—or woodworker’s bench—as if in tribute to Karl’s remodeling efforts.

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Dakota Inn

Sun
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mon-Tue
Closed
Wed
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sat
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM, 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM
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