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The Bier Garden

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$$ - $$$
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
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438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
+1 757-393-6022
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A group of 6 adults were here Thursday night and the restaurant was nearly empty. Seated promptly in the back dining room. Excelent selection of draft bears and the waitress was very knowledgeable of the different tastes. We all ordered different thinks from the menu, nothing special. One request was not sent to the kitchen as we were told and... More 

Thank John41354
Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You like schnitzel? You like bier? Come here! Mom and Dad still show up and do some of the work though the day-to-day management is now by the brother-sister team. Absolutely wonderful! The food is authentic and the myriad of beers is amazing.

Norfolk, Virginia
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If You Are Into Different Beers And German Cuisine This Is A Must Try Establishment!!! I Haven't Tasted Such Wonderful Food And Beer Since I Was Stationed In Berlin! The Schnitzel Was Outstanding And The German Potato Salad Were Simply Marvelous!!! Treat Yourself I Promise You Wont Be Disappointed!!! PROST!!!

Thank bassnut_brown
Norfolk, Virginia
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572 reviews
380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is usually someone else's first choice not mine. Am always part of a group who are enthusiastic about the food. The wait staff is always a plus. I have always enjoyed the selections I have made here. The price is okay and the menu gets me out of my comfort zone. The dining spaces are eclectic and always... More 

Thank Robert B
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband hasn't stopped talking about his dinner. He was so sad when he finished my leftovers for lunch! It's a very cute restaurant with old world charm. Reminded me of the good restaurants in Italy. Aside for never having German food before, I was pleasantly surprised. I had spatzle? And my husband had a meat dish. The beer was... More 

Thank Foodie171632
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is a group of us that have made a routine of coming to the Bier Garden at least once during each business trip. The food is really good and the beer is cold. they are always busy but we always enjoy ourselves. There are tables outside as well as inside. No doubt i will be back.

Thank BillCarolNC
Charlottesville, Virginia
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

Husband loves German food and German beer, so this was the natural choice for supper while visiting Portsmouth. Although our first choices from the extensive beer/wine/cider menu were not available, we happily sipped at our second choices. We enjoyed the batter-dipped mushrooms as an appetizer--these could be addictive! The menu has a wide variety of entrees and sides, and all... More 

Thank Momica P
portsmouth, va 23703
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My husband and I went there as guests of another couple . Never ate German food before . I'm sure some of it is good if you know what you getting. It was not for us.

Thank Cavaliers2
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

I learned to love German food while I was stationed there on several occasions. Finding the Bier Garden was truly a treat. From schnitzel to sausage along with each and every beer, I've enjoyed every visit. I recommend it.

Thank ggigionth3go
Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

The Bier Garden has been in Portsmouth for a very long time. They specialize (of course) in Wiener Schnitzel, all kinds or wursts and a beer list that is unbelievable! They serve beers from all over the world. I enjoy it and always feel welcomed by the German owners.

Thank dcblonts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022

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