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Zum Rheingarten

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3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
703-221-5530
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great GERMAN Food

This is the first truly authentic German restaurant I've ever been to. Service and food were great, it's small but they make you feel at home. It borders on fine dining, quantities are huge though. We really enjoyed it. We met up with some friends that were at Quantico. Some of the food we had was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Cindy B
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Sandston, Virginia, United States
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Stafford, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent little part of Germany right here in Stafford County Virginia...Real German food, Real German people, Real German Beer. Have eaten here several times over the years and never had a bad meal or bad experience. We enjoyed the new outside beer garden last summer on a Friday afternoon and enjoyed music and a great meal. Love going in the... More 

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Fort Belvoir, Virginia
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was simply wonderful. Fresh, tasty, German food. My husband and mom both enjoyed the beer selection. I had an amazing glass of may punch. Every one loved the food. The chocolate cake was to die for. Only thing I did not like is they have don't have milk for kids. The kids menu was a little small. But... More 

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Sandston, Virginia, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is the first truly authentic German restaurant I've ever been to. Service and food were great, it's small but they make you feel at home. It borders on fine dining, quantities are huge though. We really enjoyed it. We met up with some friends that were at Quantico. Some of the food we had was Weiner Snitzel, Salmon, Sausage,... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is an authentic German restaurant. The owner is from Germany and goes back to Germany every year to visit their family. We have lived in Heidelberg, Germany in the 70 and know what authentic German food should taste like. I highly recommend this delightful restaurant.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place is charming and delicious! We were lucky we got a table on a busy Saturday evening. Next time we will make a reservation just to be safe!

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Manassas, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Best choice between Old Europe (DC) and Bavarian Chef (Fredericksburg) in regards to quality German food (and more choices) and reasonable price. Need to add more German decor to give the ambience of being in Germany. Never crowded and always great service.

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Newport News, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stopped here for lunch on our way home. Since we are not from the area had a little trouble finding the place. Our server was very polite and helpful with the menu. Both our meals were pretty good, my wife had the home fries with her meal and they were very good, I opted for the spatezel and they... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

In the Stafford area if you are looking for good German food, Zum Rheingarten is the place to go. The restaurant occupies an older house so the set up is not like the chain restaurants and that adds a little character to your visit.

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

it's been years since I visited Germany. On a whim, we decided to give Zum Rheingarten a try and we made NO mistake doing so. The food is authentic, the staff attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable. They have a great wine and beer list that compliments a very complete menu. We started with the soup of the day appetizer which was... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Having lived in Germany for 10 years, I am hard to impress. The two other German restaurants in downtown Fredericksburg each have their strengths, but need to work on some of their offerings. Rheingarten has both an authentic atmosphere and food. I joined some friends recently for lunch. The restaurant was quite busy, but our server was attentive despite the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 703-221-5530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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