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“Closest you'll get to authentic German food in Hagerstown”

Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 285 Restaurants in Hagerstown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Took my husband for his birthday and it was quite good! We went on a Saturday afternoon and the place wasn't full, we had the entire backroom to ourselves (other guests were upfront). Place is decorated very cute. They have a few selection of German beer. Since it was our first time there, the waitress was extremely helpful, probably bc it was still early for the dinner crowd. She e as thorough and helpful. We decided to do the dinner for 2 smorgasbord. Delicious. Potato salad was out of this world! Meat was cooked well,could have used a tad more seasoning, however, when you used the meat to lick the plate clean of the juices from the food, it wasn't necessary! I didn't need to season my food with s/p, abundance in food for 2. Would I go there again, yes! Now if I could only get a tub of that potato salad....enjoy!

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We make a special two-plus hour trip to Hagerstown every now and then when we want a TRULY Bavarian German dinner. This time was no exception for the meal was excellent and the surroundings very pleasant. Plan on a leisurely meal as the foods are prepared to order and not to be rushed. Enjoy one of the many imported German draft or bottled beers or even the non-alcoholic Bitburger pilsner while you wait. Better yet, try an appetizer that was perfectly done, namely the fried camembert with fresh cranberry sauce. For our party of 8, we had a variety of dinners and EVERYTHING was scrumptious. The 'ulmer metzgerplatte' featured two grilled Bavarian bratwurst with sauerkraut, spaetzle and steamed broccoli all cooked to perfection. The spaetzle with Swiss Cheese and fried onion topping entree was just like the dish we enjoy when in Bavaria. The combo platter for two is quite sufficient as there are two of each of beef filet medallions, schnitzel, bratwurst all served with potato salad, sauerkraut, red cabbage, and haricot vert (green beans) wrapped in bacon. A great selection. The service was exemplary and our waitress was very cheerful. We finished our wonderful meal with a sampling of desserts to include a German cheesecake made with cottage cheese, a Black Forest cake and of course, a Bavarian apple strudel. A comforting and memorable meal.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor, and wow what a great suggestion! :-)
The decor was charming, the restaurant was spotless, and the food and service were amazing! Try it ... you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

WOW! What an amazing find! Schmankerl Stube has the BEST food in an authentic German atmosphere. The Sauerbraten was fabulous. The Münchener Sahnegeschnetzeltes was delicious (I have no idea how to pronounce it, but I DO know how to eat it!). They had potato soup and a special-of-the-day cream of leek soup ... I asked the server if the chef could combine the two .. and it was great! The desserts were absolutely amazing. If I lived closer, I'd want to eat there every day. It's THAT good!

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

We visited this restaurant on Mother’s Day, one of the busiest days to eat out. From the moment we entered everything was perfect. The host greeted us with a smile and I noticed the uniforms and they seemed to be authentic looking, very impressive. The decorations and even the window drapes are amazing. We ordered a sampler type platter that we could enjoy many different items all at the same time. All the sausages were full of flavor, the bratwurst and knockwurst were GREAT ! The black forest cake was moist and very flavorful. The slice was huge, and the was not something brought in on a truck, nope homemade.

They do accept reservations, even for 2 people. Wow very impressed we will be back.

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