Rathskeller

  • 5782 Main Street
  • Basement
  • Elkridge, MD 21075

The Rathskeller is inspired by the actual rathskellers in Germany: timeless, elegant cellar bars under city halls. Our contemporary take includes modern street cuisine, a cocktail program that features re-imagined uses for traditional German liqueurs, and a hand selected wine list from small boutique family-owned vineyards in central Europe. We are located in the cellar of a two story building that traces back to the 1880's. Deeply inspired by the rich history of historic Elkridge and to replicate the ambiance of traditional rathskellers, our dining area features a bar constructed from the original woodwork of the building, a barrel vault ceiling, stained antique glass, and a large tiffany chandelier. Our property also features the original "Elkridge Jail" as an integral piece to our iron-gated outdoor patio. Legend has it that a local judge would use the building as a weekend drunk tank!

Dining
  • Gluten Free Options:
  • Vegan Options:
  • Seating Capacity - Indoor: 44
  • Reservations Accepted:
  • Patio:
  • Alcohol: Served
  • Take Out:
  • Group Dining Available:
  • Sunday Brunch:
  • Kids Menu Available:
  • Delivery:
    • DoorDash
  • Off-Premise Catering Available:
  • Motorcoach Parking: Overflow Lot
General
  • No Contact Services:
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits:
  • Limited Elevator Occupancy:
  • Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced:
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations:
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
  • Open For Business:
  • Takeout Available:
  • Delivery Available:
Dining
  • Outdoor Dining:
  • Curbside Pick Up Available:
  • Online Orders Available:
Personal Protection
  • Masks Required-Staff:
  • Masks Required-Guest:
  • Health Related Staff Training:
Restaurant Week Lunch Menu
First Course

STARTERS

HANK'S BUTTER PRETZEL
sprinkled with salt and served with cheddar sauce (v)

POTATO CAKES
shredded potato, onion, eggs, served with a side of creme fraiche (v). Add Bacon $1

RK SALAT
red leaf, tomato, red cabbage, carrots, cheddar, pretzel croutons (v) dressings: lemon vinaigrette, honey mustard, ranch. Add Bacon $1

Second Course

MAINS

SCHNITZEL PLATE
Your choice of schnitzel served with 2 sides

WURST PLATE
Your choice of wurst served with 2 sides


SCHNITZEL CHOICES

Optional Add Ons: Kaiser Sandwich $3.50, Kebab $3.00

PORK
paprika-marinated pork cutlet, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf)

CHICKEN
paprika-marinated chicken breast, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf)

EGGPLANT
paprika-marinated eggplant, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf, vegan)

FALAFEL
three large chickpea balls, rolled with fresh herbs and lemon juice (v)


WURST CHOICES

Optional add-ons: Hank's Pretzel Roll $3.00 Red Cabbage Topping $1.00 German Slaw Topping $1.00 Free sauces include: Dijon Mustard, RK, Curry Ketchup, Regular Ketchup, Honey Mustard

BRATWURST
Pork sausages with herbs

BAUERNWURST
pork sausage with mustard seeds

CURRYWURST
pork sausage with spices

KASEKRAINER
Pork sausage with cheddar cheese

WEISSWURST
Veal sausage with parsley


SIDES

GERMAN FRIES
dusted with curry powder, served with RK Sauce (vegan)

RED CABBAGE
braised to perfection (vegan, gf)

ROASTED BROCCOLI
served with sauteed onions, drizzled with apple cider glaze (gf, vegan)

GERMAN SLAW
shredded red cabbage and carrots tossed with our house dressing (vegan, gf)

SPATZLE N' CHEESE
cheesy egg pasta with sauteed onions (vegetarian)

Lunch Price

20.00

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover

Restaurant Week Dinner Menu
First Course

STARTERS

HANK'S BUTTER PRETZEL
sprinkled with salt and served with cheddar sauce (v)

POTATO CAKES
shredded potato, onion, eggs, served with a side of creme fraiche (v). Add Bacon $1

RK SALAT
red leaf, tomato, red cabbage, carrots, cheddar, pretzel croutons (v) dressings: lemon vinaigrette, honey mustard, ranch. Add Bacon $1

Second Course

MAINS

SCHNITZEL PLATE
Your choice of schnitzel served with 2 sides

WURST PLATE
Your choice of wurst served with 2 sides


SCHNITZEL CHOICES

Optional Add Ons: Kaiser Sandwich $3.50, Kebab $3.00

PORK
paprika-marinated pork cutlet, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf)

CHICKEN
paprika-marinated chicken breast, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf)

EGGPLANT
paprika-marinated eggplant, fried with panko breadcrumbs or grilled (gf, vegan)

FALAFEL
three large chickpea balls, rolled with fresh herbs and lemon juice (v)


WURST CHOICES

Optional add-ons: Hank's Pretzel Roll $3.00 Red Cabbage Topping $1.00 German Slaw Topping $1.00 Free sauces include: Dijon Mustard, RK, Curry Ketchup, Regular Ketchup, Honey Mustard

BRATWURST
Pork sausages with herbs

BAUERNWURST
pork sausage with mustard seeds

CURRYWURST
pork sausage with spices

KASEKRAINER
Pork sausage with cheddar cheese

WEISSWURST
Veal sausage with parsley


SIDES

GERMAN FRIES
dusted with curry powder, served with RK Sauce (vegan)

RED CABBAGE
braised to perfection (vegan, gf)

ROASTED BROCCOLI
served with sauteed onions, drizzled with apple cider glaze (gf, vegan)

GERMAN SLAW
shredded red cabbage and carrots tossed with our house dressing (vegan, gf)

SPATZLE N' CHEESE
cheesy egg pasta with sauteed onions (vegetarian)

Dinner Price

20.00

Credit Cards Accepted

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover