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“Almost as good as Mom's”

Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 262 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Pomfret, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Almost as good as Mom's”
Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Very good experience. Attentive staff and good food. A great fit for a beautiful small city with German heritage.

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Tborner
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Bedford, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Weiner Schnitzel to die for”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Having been to Germany several times, and being a member of a couple of German American organizations, I know that German food is more than sauerkraut and bratwurst. The Schmankerl Stube does it better than any German restaurant I've been to in the states, and that includes a couple in DC that have been around a long time. The food here is authentic, the décor is very Bavarian, great selection of German beers. I recommend anything with a cream sauce, which the chef does beautifully, and anything accompanied by spaetzle. Desserts are beautiful, and my dinner companions raved about the strudel, but as I'm not a fan of sweets, can't vouch for how they tasted - but they looked wonderful. Only shortcoming is on-street parking which can be difficult. There is a public lot but it is a block and a half away and you have to walk up a hill to get back to the street where the restaurant is.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Barbara H
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Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

What's a wonderful treat! We haven't had German food for ages, and this place did not disappointment. The good was delicious. We had the sample platter for two. Definitely the way to go if you aren't quite sure what you want to have. Great food. Well spiced. Delicious beer.
Our server was very kind and very knowledgable about the beers. A great meal at a reasonable price for the very high quality food. Will definitely come here again next time we're in town.

1 Thank Rpbp4_6
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“First time eating German”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

This was the first time hubby and I had authentic German food. We were impressed. The atmosphere of the restaurant was warm and inviting. The staff was welcoming and friendly. The food, what can I say? I wasn't sure what to expect, but the plates looked attractive, and were full. You got your money's worth. The flavor of the food was fantastic. It was hearty and full of flavor. I really wish I would have paid more attention in my German language class in high school. Hubby and I traveled to Hagerstown from the Baltimore area to try this place, and we would do it again.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Christina T
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Richmond, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Like being in Bavaria”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Cute Bavarian decor. Excellent German food. Friendly and attentive staff in German traditional dress. Good prices

Visited October 2013
Thank 4Norma
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