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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 #98 of 600 restaurants in Norfolk
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 9, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 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
Top Contributor
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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This is a small-ish place in a strip mall east of downtown Norfolk. But don't let that throw you. The beer list is good, with about a dozen GOOD German beers on tap. I had "Rouladen" for dinner and it was excellent. My wife "Wiener Schnitzel Rahm" and she said hers was good. The red cabbage and spatzle was OK,... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Using a Groupon, we headed out to German Pantry located in a part of Hampton Roads I don't usually go. Wasn't sure what to expect as I don't think German food is well-known around here so I didn't trust the reviews. We were VERY nicely surprised! Starting with great service - the waitress was very knowledgeable about all the food... More

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