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438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
+1 757-393-6022
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
German Fare in Virginia

At least that was our impression. Good beer (bier) wide selection. Ask for recommendations if you're not sure. They will be eager to assist. Gluten-free offerings too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Michael K
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Sacramento
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The service and food were great, the beer even better. Stopped in several times while on business in the area!

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Sacramento
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

At least that was our impression. Good beer (bier) wide selection. Ask for recommendations if you're not sure. They will be eager to assist. Gluten-free offerings too.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We sat in the outdoor part of the beer garden on Thursday night. The weather was great, our food was too, and our waiter was efficient and attentive.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we went before the Phish show for a few beers and left stuffed and feeling "excellent"! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the extensive beer list. The food was served quickly and tasted delicious. We will definitely be back.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

My husband and I both had the sausages, him 4 and me just 2. The red cabbage was made the way my German Grandma made it and it brought me back to my childhood. If you are looking for a great beef selection, this is the place. Waitstaff was very nice and helpful.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We're always looking for new restaurants to try and this week it was The Bier Garden in Portsmouth, VA. First + is they have an on-line reservations option on their website! I think every restaurant should have this now! We were greeted as soon as we walked in, and promptly seated. There are several sections, both indoor and outdoor, and... More 

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Great Bridge, Virginia, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This place is really great. Authentic German food at fair prices. Patio outdoor seating for when the weather is nice, and as you might expect LOTS of varieties of beer. You see actual Germans in here all the time speaking their native language so you know it is authentic. I even had a German teacher in high school who was... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A great place to eat German food, hang out with friends and have a foreign beer you've never heard of before. The atmosphere has a pub feel to it, relaxed and welcoming.

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Charlottesville, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Amazing German food! Had apps entre and dessert and ALL was so good. They also have an extensive and interesting beer menu. Def recommend!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful family owned business that always is consistently top-notch. Get ready for a notebook of beers to choose from and excellent German food as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 438 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: German, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?