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The German Pantry

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5329 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste E, Norfolk, VA 23502-3429
(757) 461-5100
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great German lunch

The German Pantry is the best German food we've found in Virginia. We happily drive a half hour out of our way to come here whenever we visit my mother in Suffolk. Her German background makes this a nice trip down memory lane, especially with the German potatoes, corned beef and beer. We also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2014
Barb E
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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English first
Southington, Connecticut
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The worst German Food I ever had. Was there last week. Couldn't even chew the food. Will never return.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I recently purchased a Groupon for the German Pantry and thought that would be a good way to try them out. I placed a To Go deli order 48 hours (Tuesday) before I needed it, just like the guy told me to do. I asked for an order of HOT spaetzle and HOT German Potato Salad for pick-up at 4:30pm... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

came in with my mom and being german the food was not what i expected sad to say . wont be going back

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pennsylvania
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was a very wonderful dining experience....Great family owned restaurant ....Don't be fooled by the looks outside.....This place is a gem.....Great food , Beer and Service....used a groupon after our server told us about it how sweet......Don't miss out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is one of those little hole in the wall places that has excellent food. The food is top notch, being one of a very small number of German restaurants in hampton roads, I choose to go here for a reason

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VA Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I have lived in the area for thirty years and have never visited this place! It closed for a couple of years for new ownership when I finely decided to visit. The reviews were bad, so I put off visiting, but I must say the bad reviews were unfounded. Friday we finely decided to give it a try. Kelly gave... More 

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here the night of July 12, 2014. Food was good, but not great. Service was satisfactory. They served good sized portions and the prices were not out of line. I would try it again and the rating could go up next time. It is in a small shopping center.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband & I dine here fairly often. Although we live in Portsmouth we happily make the drive for the BEST German food around! The veal is always so tender and delicious! The homemade applesauce is amazing! Food is always hot & fresh! Service has always been excellent! Wait staff is always efficient, attentive & very friendly! Authentic German food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The wife and I have eaten at the German Pantry twice in the last month. To start with the restaurant is located in a small shopping center with very poor parking. The restaurant itself is clean but simple with mismatched furniture and seating. The wait staff is OK but disorganized. On our prior visit. We arrived early (about 5pm) and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The German Pantry is the best German food we've found in Virginia. We happily drive a half hour out of our way to come here whenever we visit my mother in Suffolk. Her German background makes this a nice trip down memory lane, especially with the German potatoes, corned beef and beer. We also heartily recommend the sausage/cheese tray appetizer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5329 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste E, Norfolk, VA 23502-3429
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: (757) 461-5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?