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Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant

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58 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-5513
301-797-3354
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 190
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous, Mostly Authentic German Food

We have traveled a great deal in Germany including Bavaria, and have a good basis for comparison. This restaurant does a number of things very well. Start with the decor, which is very authentic, as are the waitress costumes. The owner, immaculate in business attire, greats all of the guests, also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Dan S
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We have traveled a great deal in Germany including Bavaria, and have a good basis for comparison. This restaurant does a number of things very well. Start with the decor, which is very authentic, as are the waitress costumes. The owner, immaculate in business attire, greats all of the guests, also what you would expect in Germany. We both ordered... More 

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Myersville, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The staff is friendly, the aesthetics are authentic but the portions are small and the bill is nearly cost prohibitive in my opinion.We lived in Germany so finding a good German restaurant would very pleasing but the Schmankerl Stube is just too expensive and the food while good not superior enough to allow me to come back more than once... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We love going on a Wednesday for pork shanks. You must pre-order. I usually do this on the Saturday before we plan to go. The shanks are slow roasted and are served with an excellent kraut and dumpling. Great owner and friendly wait staff. Friendly and relaxing pace.

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Martinsburg WV
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is our #1 favorite place for dinner when we want something special! The atmosphere and food makes this place our first choice for dinner out. The service is exceptional and the beer is SO GOOD! When in Hagerstown you must try!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've dined at the "Schmank" for at least 20 years or more, celebrated every important event (daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner, retirement parties, anniversaries, etc.), and always knew we made the right choice! The dinner for two is OUR favorite, and much to Charlie's consternation, we order it every time! It never fails to please. The patio in the rear is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A great place to enjoy a hearty German meal...and the beer selection is outstanding...the restaurant is in downtown Hagerstown and is a great place for enjoying lunch or dinner...the owner is committed to excellence and is instrumental in keeping a rather 'lethargic' downtown alive...portions are hearty...in fact, sometimes too hearty, but if folks linger over the taste and enjoy the... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is a little uppity in their attitude. My four year old grandchild was treated as a nuisance and he and I left and went somewhere else. The wife and daughter enjoyed their dinner. My understanding this is a great place for business dinners.

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Florissant, Missouri
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

a group of 8 including me were returning from Gettysburg and someone called ahead to Schmankerl Stub because we all love German food. Originally we were told that they were filled, but they made accommodations for us, and I ams so very glad.Everyone in our group got something different. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. I had the Kassler... More 

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Everett, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the pork loin and also steak Madagascar; wife thinks chicken is excellent. Red cabbage is favorite. Quite adequate portions. One cannot eat the whole pork shank! Since this review asks about the food I have rated this restaurant on that account. The waiter especially was a snob, read us as poor tipper & we got lousy service [so... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Authentic german food, menu, and atmosphere. Server dressed in german attire. Menu written in german. Server had excellent sugestions. Food was great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740-5513
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown
  • Phone Number: 301-797-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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