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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 - 9:00 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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  • 191
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 19
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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
Charming break on a long journey

We were on route from Allentown, PA to Richmond, VA and wanted to stop for dinner somewhere other than the typical fast food on Route 81, so with a little help from TripAdvisor we decided to make a short detour and try something different. This is in the center of Hagerstown, 5 mins from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Corbygirl261
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Allentown, 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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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We were on route from Allentown, PA to Richmond, VA and wanted to stop for dinner somewhere other than the typical fast food on Route 81, so with a little help from TripAdvisor we decided to make a short detour and try something different. This is in the center of Hagerstown, 5 mins from the highway, and obviously a popular... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wow! Had a nice lunch with wife and mother in law on way south. We had rajmschnitzel, weinerschnitzel and loved them all. The mushroom hunter sauce was so perfect you just wanted more schnitzel to soak it all it. Had no room for dessert. All in the German style. So great. Spent 3 years in Germany in the Army and... More 

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Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a charming, downtown German restaurant. The wait staff was wonderful, explaining the various dishes, and gave me a small taste of something I was unsure of. I've forgotten the name of the item I ate, but it was meat in a cream sauce with spätzle and some vegetables, and a lovely, light Munich cake for dessert. A nice,... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Stopped in for the first time years, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The waitress was friendly and cheerful. The lunch portions were just right - I had the wiener schnitzel, and it was delicious.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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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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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