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The German Pantry

5329 E Virginia Beach Blvd Ste E, Norfolk, VA 23502-3429
(757) 461-5100
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Ranked #92 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 24, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Disputanta, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We go out of our way to visit The German Pantry. The parking is terrible. The location is terrible. On our last visit they were out of salad and on the visit before that they were out of Spaetzel. The air conditioner was off on a hot afternoon. In other words, this restaurant is extremely authentic german. They do serve... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great German beer and food. Excellent friendly wait staff to meet your every need. deli items were fresh and reasonably priced

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

As per another reviewer the parking lot is small and hard to maneuver. We went on a Saturday evening and the place was very crowded, however, we were greeted almost immediately and seated, albeit at a bistro table. It did take a few minutes for the waiter to come over to us but once he did the service and attention... More

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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This restaurant is located in a strip mall with a very small parking lot. Given traffic on Virginia Beach Boulevard, it was an exceptionally dicey proposition to get into and out of the lot. We are always interested in good German food, so we visited the German Pantry based on other recommendations. The Stuffed Mushroom appetizer was reasonably good. My... More

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Hertford, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

To be fair, due to the late hour, many of the freshly made ingredients for several of their specialties: were unavailable. Or at least that's a story that I was given. With nearly a empty restaurant, you would think the wait staff will be more attentive. Took too long to take order. 8 minutes before waitress realize we had no... More

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Amarillo
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

My sons took our family here for dinner. After living in Germany for 17 years we longed for a good German meal. This was it! Excellent! Food was great, serve outstanding and the beer was Germany!

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