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Der Jaeger

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55 Purdytown Tpke, Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9391
+1 570-226-8252
11:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I, daughter and husband, and two friends who had eaten here before and given this restaurant rave reviews , dined here on Saturday evening. We started with an appetizer of 5 different sausages on a bed of sauerkraut accompanied by pretzel bread. Delicious Everyone ordered something different so we ordered our vegetables family style. My entrée consisted... More 

Thank Carm18426
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary dinner. It was an experience like no other. It's very unique-as others have said this is NOT a typical restaurant-so if you are seeking in and out -rushed service and standard food/atmosphere this will not be for you. However, if you have time and like to try new things and want... More 

Thank winnie4488
Paoli, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were able to have a very special family meal here to celebrate a birthday. The food and service are fantastic. We have eaten here several times and had a great experience each time

Thank karenstravel2016
Staten Island, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a very small, very small restaurant run by the nicest German family. The food is off the charts delicious, the hosts are warm and make you feel as if you are in their home for dinner. Delicious!!! Hard to get into for dinner, because it is so small, but well worth the attempts- We loved the food, the... More 

Thank dianewrivera
Kingston, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived with a starving 16 month old, looking forward to some German food. When we walked in to this strange place, we were greeted by delicious smells, only to find it that the only way to eat here was with a reservation. The place was EMPTY, with two men leaving mumbling how they'd never eat here again. The owner... More 

1 Thank Kieraa04
Sylvana B, Owner at Der Jaeger, responded to this review

Hello- We apologize for the inconvenience that you were not able to eat at our establishment that night. However, we are consistently telling our customers that reservations are REQUIRED. This is stressed throughout Tripadvisor, our homepage, and our Facebook page. We do not take walk ins when we have a booked night so although you may have seen emptiness at... More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

This is unlike any other restaurant I've been to. It's extremely relaxed. There are only 5 tables or so. The husband and wife do all of the work themselves and the menu isn't fixed. The food was delicious. The beer was good. Our dog was allowed (outside) and happy. The gentleman came out a few times between courses to chat... More 

Thank counterweight7
Moscow, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Took my girlfriend here for our two year anniversary after hearing a few people mention how great it was - they were definitely right! The food was excellent and was so plentiful that it made it to the next day's lunch. Even more enjoyable than the food, however, was the overall atmosphere. It was a very personable eating experience, and... More 

Thank Jesse F
Wells, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious and different. My dining companion and I sampled the veal schnitzel and beef roulade along with several sides, including red cabbage, potato dumplings, spaetzli and cucumber salad. I would highly recommend all of the above. We had questions regarding the preparation of several dish and the owners answered all with expertise and... More 

Thank ppusher
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is restaurant offers the best home cooked German food. The owners are very friendly and go out of their way to make sure you are well taken care of.

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

On entering the restaurant, our group of six discerning fishermen felt as if being invited to share an eight course traditional meal in a German home. Sylvanna, Janusz, and their two daughters added to this great culinary experience with interesting anecdotes about the food and their native countries. I could write a volume about the food, but words would not... More 

1 Thank keith j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Purdytown Tpke, Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9391
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lake Ariel
  • Phone Number: +1 570-226-8252
Over the weekend my husband and I visited this fantastic German restaurant in the Poconos. It's part antique shop, part BBQ shack, but also has a sit-down restaurant inside with a wider variety of foods, mostly focusing on traditional German cuisine. Everything is homemade and the German hostess/owner (who also cooked some of the food) was very accommodating.

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