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Zum Rheingarten

3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
703-221-5530
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Ranked #3 of 108 Restaurants in Stafford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: German
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Stafford, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Northern VA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We previously have gone to Rheingarten, and have had some mixed results. After not visiting for many years, we returned to celebrate our 36th anniversary. They had a special Oktoberfest menu, and we selected a pork shank and a beef roulade. Both entrees were excellent. My wife's pork fell off the bone with just a nudge from her fork. The... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We met in Germany so thought it would be fun to enjoy a good time German meal. The ambiance and friendliness of the entire staff was spot on!

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Corona, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and were in the mood for a little German cuisine since it's that Oktoberfest time of year. We've been to the original Oktoberfest in Germany and enjoyed the atmosphere, beer, and cuisine. Although there is no way to create an Oktoberfest atmosphere at the restaurant, the food and beer was pretty comparable. My wife had the lamb shank... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We always enjoy Zum Rhinegarten. My wife and I ordered the potato pancakes as a starter; they are better than any except homemade! I'd prefer that the potatoes were grated rather than riced, but the generous portions were light and crisp. My wife had the jagerschnitzel, a fried pork cutlet, with bread dumplings and red cabbage. I had the weinerschnitzel... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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Additional Information about Zum Rheingarten

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

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