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Zum Rheingarten

3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
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Ranked #3 of 109 restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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75% Recommend
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I am not German. I have never been to Germany. I have no idea what good German food is supposed to taste like. But I do know when I like something. And I like this! I had the sauerbraten with mashed potatoes and cabbage. It was very filling. I had the pretzel appetizer, but didn't have room for dessert. But... More

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Stafford, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Generally we go their for a special occasion....like an anniversary...excellent food...I always get the big pretzel too! We have always had a nice time. Parking can be a little tight.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have just returned from Germany and Austria and had hoped to have some pork knuckles or something other then the usual German dishes. The food just wasn't very exciting. Good choice of beers and desserts. Good service.

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Triangle, Virginia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I ate here the other week, and we really enjoyed it. The food was very good. We don't know a lot about German food, but we thought it was excellent. I would NOT take kids here unless they love German food and behave like the von Trapps.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We've been going there for about two years and the food is always good. The staff are very efficient and friendly. Kevin the Manager is wonderful. He's always friendly and tries to ensure your dining experience there is a good one. He's working hard to make sure the food is authentic German food. We so glad he came back m.... More

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Manassas, Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Husband chose this place for a special occasion. We've been several times in the past and I always enjoyed the ambiance. It's a cute little out-of-the way place with a good selection of German beer. Our server was so very polite and helpful. It seems this time around the food didn't taste as authentic as before. We've been to Germany... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Been coming here since 2004 and it constantly amazes us the quality of its food and old charm ambience. If you want game food, this is the place to have it. The chef knows how to prepare it. The reason we love this place is because of its authentic German food. Reminds us so much of our Bavarian life of... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

They offer a great variety of German dishes at a reasonable price. Nice selection of German beers, too. The servers are friendly and knowledgable. Owner is German which helps. Veal and pork are always tender and juicy. Brats are tasty. Sides are authentic - red cabbage, spaetzle, etc...

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Wilmington, Delaware
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

15 years ago I bragged about this place to the owner of a restaurant IN GERMANY. Last night I had Jaegerschnitzel that probably came off the Sysco truck. I can never go back, now. It's just so sad.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Arrived around 6p.m. Place appeared to be lightly busy. Many tables unoccupied. wait staff, a young female was my server. It took a long time for her to appear. A long time to come back to take my order and once delivered i never saw her until check time which i had to ask other staff to summon her. Other... More

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