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Bier Garden INC

438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
(757) 393-7333
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Ranked #11 of 163 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: German, Californian
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Brandywine, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We stopped in during lunch on a weekday. It was busy. The service was average. My husband had a turkey & havarti sandwich on Rye which was fine. I had the Goulash Soup which was disappointing. The menu states that it is a "beef stew based soup". It was salty beef broth (bowl sz) with about 3 pieces of meat... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Authentic is the best word that can describe the Bier Garden. This applies to the food, beer, decor and staff. If you happen to make your way to Portsmouth, stopping here should definitely be on your list. They have a number of vegetarian options but being german, they specialize in fabulous meat dishes and include options in a variety of... More

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VA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Went with a group so expected slow service which is what happened. Our server hustled to serve what I felt was average German food. Too many beers (400?) to choose from and a very aggressive menu. Would do better to do fewer items better.

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Salisbury, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The place looked really authentic. My husband who is of German descent loves good German food and the menu looked authentic. I on the other hand am not the biggest fan but figured I could find some good pork or chicken and so we went in. Very typically german set up, appeared fun and we were seated immediately because there... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Both on tap and in bottle. I was able to get an elusive Eisbock on tap (and they had another in the bottle). Friendly crowd.

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The people are friendly,relaxing atmosphere and a good running restaurant!"and may I add kids love the food as well as adults,the prices are great,bottom line is,you get what you pay for.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I love this restaurant. This was my third visit. Each time I visit the food is always just the best! We went on a week night, had made reservations and got there quite a bit early, they seated us right away, got our food really fast. Hope to visit again next time I am in the area.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Son and daughter-in-law thought we'd enjoy the ambiance and beer so we took the ferry to Portsmouth from NORVA and walked several blocks to the Bier Garden. Upon arriving we saw there'd be a 30-40 minute wait to be seated outside as several groups were ahead of us. Undeterred we took the long way (through the restaurant) to the bar... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We met some local friends for dinner here and sat outside. It was a chilly evening but they had the sides down and the heaters on and it was pleasant. Wait staff was a little slow. Very friendly, but I went to the bar for my first beer it took so long. Food came quickly once ordered and was very... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A must do on any trip to the area. Bier garden is a great spot for anyone that loves authentic German food and an AWESOME selection of beers. staff is very knowledgeable about the beer selections as well. So great times can be had at Bier Garden. The only reason its not rated a 5 is service can be a... More

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