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“Good German food and lots of it.”

Pumpernickel's Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good German food and lots of it.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

This restaurant serves excellent German food and lots of it! The portions are huge, but if you can take some home with you, you can get two meals for the price of one. Prices are very reasonable and we very much enjoyed it. The atmosphere is casual; nothing special, but not offensive. Service was good. It has a big salad bar and a lot of space between tables. A good place for large groups or families with children.

Visited July 2012
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Montreal
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Come Hungry and Leave happy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This large and simple restaurant has excellent German food, efficient staff and good prices. It is the sort of place where it is difficult to choose one main dish from the menu - they are all so good.

Visited July 2012
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Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We keep coming back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We recently dined at Pumpernickels for the fifth time in as many summers. A visit to the Lake George area is not complete without dining at this wonderful German restaurant in Bolton Landing. The food is excellant and the portions are generous. Meals are authentic German and and the soup and salad bar is included with the entrees. They offer a wide selection of beers on draft as well. If there is any room left for dessert after the meal I recommend getting up to take a look at the delicious homemade dessert selections, including outstanding streudel and black forest cake. The service is great, the staff is friendly and accomodating as is the entire experience at Pumpernickel's. Durning the summer tourist season this place fills up around six o'clock, so arrive ahead of the crowd to aviod a wait, or enjoy some time in the bar.

  • Visited July 2012
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Venice, Italy
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447 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
“Family Style German Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

Every year we make an annual visit to this Lake George area icon of a restaurant. Pumpernickles has been turning out authentic German cuisine for many years and for the most part, everything is good. You enter through a bar area where several German beers are on tap. This evening, we had a dark Oktoberfest beer and a Spaten beer.

Pumpernickles is best described as being decorated like a German stube, with lots of knotty pine and German decor. There is a giant cuckoo clock which has seen better days since it keeps incorrect time and the cuckoo bird no longer pops out. Tables are covered with plastic tablecloths and paper napkins, definitely family style.

All entrees come with a soup and salad bar which was well stocked and fresh. After the salad bar, I had a Wurst Salat, German wurst sliced up and mixed with onions and pieces of cheese. The portion was over-sized, as are all of the dishes at Pumpernickles. I had the roast pork shank which is served with sauerkraut and German noodles. The meat fell off the bone and it was properly cooked. The gravy smothered the sauerkraut, mixing the two distinct flavors together. Perhaps this is how they do it in Germany.

Service, provided mostly by waitresses from Belarus, was friendly and a little too efficient (quick to take plates away and bring the bill). After the hearty portions, there was certainly no room for dessert, however, Pumpernickles features a large selection of cakes which they serve with a spritz of "canned" whipped cream.

If you're looking to try something different while visiting the Lake George area, give Pumpernickles a try. You won't leave hungry!

  • Visited July 2012
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Central New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An Enjoyable Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

The experience was fun - a friendly and efficient staff, great German atmosphere, the largest cuckoo clock in America, and bountiful servings of food, not to mention great selections of beer. My wife and I ordered the beef goulash and potato pancakes which were mildly disappointing, but my daughter and her family found the food delicious. Servings were so large it's no sacrifice to split a plate ($5 charge) unless you plan to take doggie bags and enjoy them the next day. Deserts were wonderful but please - - dont count calories.

  • Visited June 2012
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