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“Good German food, smart service, but pricey. Reservations recommended.”

Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 272 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This quaint restaurant serves authentic Bavarian-style German food with attentive and friendly service and a nice selection of draft German beers. However, the fine-dining prices are not in line with the simplicity of the entrees and casual family atmosphere.

As an appetizer, the cream of garlic soup (cup for $4) was decent, and served with two small slices of dark rye bread and two kinds of mild herb butter. The Schwäbisches Zwiebelfilet (beef and pork medallions with onion gravy - $22) was good, but the spätzle was a rather modest portion. The Münchner Doppeldecker cake (Munich layer cake with Bavarian crème filling - $6) was pleasant but unremarkable. A good meal overall, but conservatively seasoned.

As others have commented, the service here is professional and attentive. The entire staff moved smartly to keep the food coming as the restaurant began to fill up on a busy Saturday Summer's evening. The owner stands guard at the restaurant entrance, greeting each customer and asking if you have reservations. Since I didn't, I was offered a secluded table in the small bar area. There were plenty of open tables in the two dinning areas, and noted some were already set up for large groups, so assumed many tables were reserved for later in the evening. I would recommend reservations to ensure you get a good table.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Overpriced, undersized plates of typical German gasthaus fare. This place is a prime example of what a lack of competition can do to the entire dining experience

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Reviewed August 27, 2012

This is an amazing place. Was driving from Baltimore to Huntingdon. Decided to take the detour to eat here. So glad I did. Went with my 20 year old son. Waitress recommended the Combo Platter for Two. So glad we did. Everything as delicious. I am a light eater, but my son devoured everything (and he's a picky eater). Desserts were also outstanding. Apple Strudel was a huge serving and the best I have had. Also had the Apple Struesel.. also excellent. (my son was going to take one dessert to roommate, but ended up devouring both). Place is very very charming. There is an outdoor patio, and service is out of this world. Thanks for a great lunch. I would love to go back

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I had dinner with 12 colleagues. We had reservations and were seated in a timely manner. Our table was semi private. The beer was delicious!!! I had the Pfeffersteak Madagascar... described on their menu as "Tender Filet Mignon grilled to perfection & topped with Sauce made from Imported Green Madagascar Peppercorns, served with Potato Snow (riced-boiled potatoes) & Green Beans wrapped in Bacon". It was PERFECT!

For dessert - Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake.

The service was EXCELLENT!!! The staff was professional and attentive. The wait staff was dressed according to the culture. Pricing was quite fair. I definitely recommend visiting.

There is seating outside as well. Parking is close.

GREAT food, GREAT experience!

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Always Excellent! Charlie always greets us with a Smile. Relaxing setting and great food. Nice German Beer too!!

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