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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
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Authentic German Restaurant

Lived in Germany for 4 year. The menu selection and food at Zum Rheingarten was comparable to food in Germany.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
jt_va_stafford
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Stafford, Virginia
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Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lived in Germany for 4 year. The menu selection and food at Zum Rheingarten was comparable to food in Germany.

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A unique dining experience in a quaint location where you feel like you are at Grandma's house. To celebrate friend's birthdays we made reservations for six at 6pm and were promptly seated at a comfortable table in the middle of a busy dining room. We ordered Weihenstephan Hefeweizen and Hofbrau Lager, both of which came promptly and met expectations. We... More 

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Thank Negril_Rob
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112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been trying to make it to this authentic German restaurant for some time... we finally made it! We were not let done, from the reception, wait staff, cleanliness, and lastly THE FOOD. We really enjoyed the food. All better than the next! If we were to nitpick, we want more of it! I actually had room for desert.... More 

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Thank Stanimal14
Falmouth, Virginia
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217 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have been dining here for 15 years and while the menu and beer selections change with the seasons the outstanding level of service and excellent quality of the food does not. This is not a flashy place with mood lighting. It's an older 2 story home that was tastefully converted into a restaurant. Best to get reservations for dinner... More 

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Thank mikesxpress
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We had a large party and the staff was helpful and friendly. It was a very nice dining experience. I chose the wiener schnitzel and man was that a wonderful choice. The portion was more than I could eat and amazing. We ordered an assortment of desserts which were all amazing!

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Thank Michelle W
Columbus
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We originally chose the restaurant based on the reviews on trip advisor, and the bonus was the convenience factor. We were staying at the courtyard that is right across the street. We were so glad that it was right across the street! It was excellent food and service. We will definitely visit this restaurant again upon our return to the... More 

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Thank Shopandtravelmomma
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Zum since 1994. It is by far the best restaurant in Stafford, Virginia. The food is authentic German and delicious. The menu changes with seasons. The best server is Petra. She is wonderful and makes the meal enjoyable. The ambiance is nicer than most restaurants in the area. After 21 years and many meals we still... More 

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Thank cmcrayner
Stafford, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Food is very German and nicely prepared... The staff are dressed appropriately and they have a nice selection of European beer and wine.

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1 Thank Paul O
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Let me lead off with my only complaint....they won't bring the bill until you ask for it. Now the good part...we arrived a little after 6:00 on a Friday night...Oktoberfest. No reservation.....we had a choice of upstairs or on the patio. We chose upstairs and we were the first guests seated there. Before we left there wasn't a table available... More 

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1 Thank Kay D
Yaphank, New York
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We were met and seated by Ashley. She would be our server for the evening. Ashley is very friendly and helpful. She is very attentive and assures that the course do not overlap. A great emphasis is placed on making you feel like you are in a German Guest House. It begins with the clothing of the servers to 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?