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Black Forest

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2155 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704-9742
828-687-7980
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A hearty meal

Like a full English breakfast, a German dinner is a hearty meal. My "special" sampled 4 of the main entrees accompanied by all 5 sides. A satisfying meal accompanied by a good German beer. Try it at least once.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Leesburg, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We noticed the restaurant when driving by, and, being of German descent, we just had to stop in for dinner. The decor, inside and out, was delightful. The restaurant was not crowded. The service was excellent and so was the food. I wish we lived nearby, so we could go there often. We certainly recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our family loves to eat at the Black Forest. My wife had the marinated Sauerbraten, I had the Berliner Schnitzel, and others in our party had Jaeger Schnitzel. The house made red cabbage and German potato salad is all wonderful. My 6 year old son loves spatezela (German potato noodles). House made apple strudel with cinnamon ice cream and Black... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We ate lunch on a Friday afternoon. We were able to sit on the patio. We had seen that it was quite packed on the evenings, but lunch...not so much. I had a phenomenal Ruben sandwich and my husband had great German plate of pork schnitzel, red cabbage and potato salad. Great selection of German beers. Would like to try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Like a full English breakfast, a German dinner is a hearty meal. My "special" sampled 4 of the main entrees accompanied by all 5 sides. A satisfying meal accompanied by a good German beer. Try it at least once.

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Blairsville, Georgia
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31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Black Forest restaurant is in a wonderful structure, but the meals disappointed. Although the portions are ample and the cost modest, the flavors were lacking.

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Greg L, Owner at Black Forest, responded to this review

Hello Joseph L, We are happy to hear that you had so many positive sentiments to say about our establishment! However, we understand how imperative it is to offer all customers tasty, high quality food. That being said, we do create and prepare dishes only with the finest, freshest ingredients available and all dishes are made in house to order.... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My family and I came here for lunch on Father's Day. We were uninformed of a few things that would have changed our visit. We called the day before to make a reservation and mentioned we had 2 kids and needed a highchair. We were never told there wasn't a child's menu available. Since the menu is catered to adults... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Our 22nd Anniversary Dinner was so very scrumptious! We have been trying German Restaurants out - across the State of North Carolina and so far the Black Forest wins in our book! The staff were very friendly - informative and service was quick without seeming to be rushed. The food omg scrumptious!!! We each had the sampler platter - a... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

It's been a long time since I have had such great German food. The red cabbage was even better then when I make it! Really nice atmosphere, reminded me very much of home. A very cozy bar too. The server was very friendly and attentive. No rushing us to leave. All in all a wonderful dining experience. Highly recommended!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There was a traffic wreck so it was hard to get there other than that the sample platter was what I like because no one in my family will cook krout.

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Tuxedo, North Carolina
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

All the classics that you've come to expect from a fine German restaurant are now available in Hendersonville, NC. 1/2 block off Main Street, in a quaint, two-story setting with lots of old wood and stained glass. My "go-to" favorite here is the veal Jaegerschnitzel with chef made spaetzle and kartoffel salat. Service was friendly and attentive. Free parking directly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2155 Hendersonville Rd, Arden, NC 28704-9742
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Arden
  • Phone Number: 828-687-7980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?