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135 W King St, Abbottstown, PA 17301-9531
+1 717-259-9641
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Taneytown, Maryland
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58 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got here early on a Saturday, 4, so it was not crowded. We were 1 of 4 tables in here. Waitress was friendly and nice but seemed behind. They should of had more German beers on tap, only had 3. A lot in bottles though. My Zigershnitzly was a little dry. The dinner bread was cold not warm. Very dated... More 

Thank Steve S
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Our server was very friendly, kept our drinks filled, and she checked on us at appropriate intervals. The Weiner Schnitzel was excellent. However, we had veg blend that was so soft you didn't need to chew them and something called potato dumplings, which were terrible. The cherry streusel was very good.

Thank Teddy1081
Newport, Rhode Island
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

My father spent time in Germany when he was in the Army. He says the food is authentic. I love to go there. The portions are large. They did make some cuts to keep prices down. Like you no longer get a cup of soup with your meal. But you get everything else that you use to. It has a... More 

Thank kshull2016
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I had been here in 2000 and was not impressed but went again because my husband is a German fan and really wanted to have some German food. The place looked the same as it did in 2000. This is not a good thing as it looked dingy and run down in 2000. The windows were filthy, there was dust... More 

1 Thank Snickers42
Westminster, Maryland
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's October and all I could think of was going to the local festival for German food. I was surprised to see no crowds at the Agricultural Center where the festival was supposed to be then learned I was a week late! With my taste buds all set, I went on Trip Advisor to find the closest German food and... More 

Thank Chickie N
Beachwood, New Jersey
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I was camping nearby and wanted to try a local restaurant. I was suprised to see an empty restaurant at 7p.m. on a Friday. The bar was packed, though. I had jagaer schnitzel, fries and salad. My 6year old daughter had grilled cheese. We both loved our food. They had fries that were the best I ever had at a... More 

1 Thank James P
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Not to be missed- the sauerbraten is to die for. The beer cheese is out of this world. The green goddess dressing is superb, and don't miss the Black Forest Cake.

1 Thank MarthaWelzant
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on the way to a sporting event. This is a charming restaurant located right on Route 30 in Abbotstown, PA. We were the first to be seated in the dining room at 5pm. We were seated and the server was print with our drinks. I ordered the jaegerschnitzel with sauerkraut on the side while my wife ordered a... More 

Thank Corey B
Sweetwater County, Wyoming
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Wonderful German lunch, loved my Schnitzel, husband enjoyed his Bratwurst and beer. Waitress was attentive and loved all the steins and devorations.

Thank grammyshere
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201 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Had a recent enjoyable visit. We each ordered authentic German food and drank German beers. Nice size portions. What I ordered I had not ate in over 25 years. Was good to eat once again. Friendly service and very good food made for an enjoyable time. Yes, the place has a cigarette smoke smell, as other have mentioned, but a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 W King St, Abbottstown, PA 17301-9531
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Abbottstown
  • Phone Number: +1 717-259-9641

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