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Franken Stube

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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605 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-1211
+1 434-336-1010
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sad to report Franken Stube is closed permanently. A letter on the door says they closed Feb 26, 2017. We really loved this place and planned our North South Florida trips with a night in Emporia so we could enjoy fantastic German food.

Thank voyager2PA
Norfolk, VA
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150 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an enjoyable meal here. The waitresses were friendly, almost fawning. The food tasted great. The portions were large and the entrees were a good value. I’m looking forward to my next visit.

Thank MikeBHR
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

I love German food and unfortunately, the few choices in the Hampton Roads area have become even fewer of late. I was excited to discover the Franken Stube online and though it's a long drive for me, I decided to make it a day trip on Saturday. I'm so glad I did. I had the rahm schnitzel, potato salad and... More 

Thank deco-one
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

The food is very good. Enjoy the music and TV service was pleasant and quick pleasant atmosphere cozy but we'll lit.

1 Thank Fran W
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

Fresh, the home fries and potato salad. Best I have ever had, highly recommend, great service, meet with cook and her husband, good people

1 Thank Terrybaum
Southport, NC
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Just of I-95 at Emporia, VA, Franken Stube is a genuine German restaurant serving a wide variety of authentic entrees to delight the traveler or the local diner. We visited for dinner and enjoyed Pork "Schwartzwelder Schnitzel Dinner, topped with Black Forest ham and Melted Cheese for me and Beef-Rouladen for my wife. So good!! A selection of German beers... More 

1 Thank WHF
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal here today. This is our third visit and we have been pleased every time. The soup of the day was Navy bean, and it was right on point with a rich raster and nice little chunks of smoked meat. I had the Rahm schnitzel and the cuts were at the right thickness and the sauce was... More 

1 Thank jhcopester
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

So, okay, perhaps I don't have the most discerning of palates, but really? Where in God's name are all these 5 star reviews coming from? Seriously. We lived in Germany for 7 wonderful years. Years of eating the best Schnitzel, the best Spaetzle, and the best potato salad on earth. After reading the reviews (the 5 star reviews) about the... More 

1 Thank Valerie S
Bluffton SC
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

The first thing out of my husband's mouth after he tasted the rouladen was, "OMG, it's just like Oma's!" He couldn't believe how much it was like his German grandmother's dish. We both had the rouladen with red cabbage and the warm potato salad. EXCELLENT!!!! The restaurant was so cute with all the German decorations. There was even a German... More 

2 Thank Suncity57
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Just finished eating here....FABULOUS! Searched for nearby restaurants on way to Chesapeake and was able to stop in on the way home. Nestled in an area surrounded by fast food places, it is not far from 58. I had a schnitzel plate with red cabbage and spaetzel. My wife had the spaetzel main dish with home fries for her side.... More 

1 Thank David S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
German, European, Central European
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 W Atlantic St, Emporia, VA 23847-1211
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Emporia
  • Phone Number: +1 434-336-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?