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Zum Rheingarten

Certificate of Excellence
German, European, Central European
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3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this quaint and peaceful place is kept secret by the locals to maintain the placid feel. A friend who is local invited me to Zum Rheingarten. Having driven up and down that highway a number of times, I couldn't place it in my mind. After locating it, I was relieved. Set off from the road behind a concealing... More 

Thank Duchifat91
Stafford, Virginia
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate our anniversary and they were packed. I think our server was new so the service was good but not great. The chef made a special vegetable plate for me.for my entree and my husband had chicken with mushroom sauce with cherries. He loved it and I loved my vegetarian plate. We also had an appetizer... More 

Thank debbie w
Annandale, Virginia, United States
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my favorite spot for a nice lunch when I worked nearby. My Austrian son-in-law had recommended it highly, and I soon saw why. This visit was no disappointment. The service was quick, friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, the beer was good (of course!), the atmosphere is charming, the look and feel seem to me pretty close... More 

Thank Doug S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very authentic looking German restaurant in an old house. Staff was dressed in authentic costumes and very efficient. The food was quite good but I have had better sauerbraten. I would recommend this restaurant, although it seems out of place near a marine base.

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Colonial Beach, Virginia
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Not worth a trip to Stafford if you are in the Fredericksburg area or parts North. The food is bland, and the service is spotty.

Thank Stephvabeach
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have had both lunch and dinner here and the food has always been very good. We have never been disappointed. It is good German food. Service is also good.

Thank John H
Virginia Beach, VA
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62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Ate dinner there with wife and another couple. Was a slow rainy Sunday evening and the restaurant was almost empty when we arrived around 7pm. Only three more tables arrived while we were there. Server was polite and knowledgeable concerning the menu and the specials for the evening. Our food arrived promptly and was fabulous. Would recommend this establishment to... More 

Thank H T P
Dumfries, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My wife and I hired a babysitter and wanted to have a nice meal. We have always wanted to try Rheingarten and were not disappointed. We made reservations...upon our arrival there was a fancy plate with our name on it and welcoming us in German. Our server and all the other staff were dressed in German apparel and our service... More 

Thank Stacey B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Driving from NC to NJ we stopped for Birthday dinner at this lovely place, the birthday boy is of German descent, we showed up without reservations and luckily they had a table for us. The staff dressed in German garb. Dinner was delicious followed by the best bread pudding with whipped cream which was brought to the table to a... More 

Thank Sue W
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Worth every penny. The staff is friendly and I loved that they take the time to discuss the menu with me. Also loved how all items in the menu are made fresh everyday and it taste like home made legit Cuisine from the homeland!!

Thank LizzieAckiss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: 703-221-5530

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