Old Stein Inn
Old Stein Inn

Old Stein Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oldstein-inn.com/
  • Phone: 4107986807
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday & Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jason Howard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact for your specific needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have inside seating up to 64 persons and outdoor Biergarten to 120 persons
  • Private Party Contact: Hostess 4107986807
  • Entertainment: The Old Stein Oktoberfest style Biergarten has become a Maryland tradition. People come—from near and far—to gather in the Biergarten and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while drinking the best German beers and tasting the finest German cuisine. Visit the Old Stein during Oktoberfest and you"re sure to have a blast singing along to German drinking songs while sampling traditional German fare. Check our web site www.oldstein-inn.com to see when you might catch Silvia strolling with her accordian or Heidi and the Helmut Echo with their alpenhorn. Prost!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: just past Turkey point Road on right hand side
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: large onsite parking lot
A word from Old Stein Inn
IN 1983, Karl & Ursula Selinger of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany in the Rhineland Pfalz opened The Old Stein Inn to serve the finest German cuisine. They decided to locate in Anne Arundel County just 8 miles south of Annapolis in Edgewater Maryland. The Old Stein has a traditional Biergarten to give neighbors a place to enjoy al fresco dining with friends and family. The ten German taps pour an unparalleled selection of beer. The Old Stein has been featured on "The Best Of Show" on the Food Network and has won multiple awards for the Munster Cheese & Crab Soup and the Apple Cheesecake. The Old Stein is no run-of-the-mill chain restaurant. Diners come from all over the Mid-Atlantic (or right around the corner) to this family-owned, Maryland gem to enjoy fun, food, friends—and, or course, a cold brew in a gemütlichkeit atmosphere. Eins, Zwei, Drei, G"suffa!
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Old Stein Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (109)neighborhood gem (73)good for groups (73)kid-friendly (54)special occasion (54)fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (10)romantic (10)notable wine list (10)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Always fun!
    Sue8888
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Sylvia was playing in the beer garden while beer, great food and lively conversations was being enjoyed. Nothing better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Germany in Annapolis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If you like the beer gardens of small town Germany, this is your place, great potato salad, sausages, pretty good desserts and true German Beer, about 10 or 12 to choose from.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beer Garden Dining Wonderful
    Georo
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a low-humidity day so we requested an outdoor table in our reservation notes. Not disappointed. There is always a great selection of German beers and food. My wife had pork kabobs and I had a wild boar goulash special and--of course--German beer. The outdoor atmosphere, food and spirits combined for great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed the Biergarten!
    SchnauzerVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The outdoor dining was fantastic! Food was just average. Everything but the wurst seemed to lack authenticity. The "Free Stein" special on Fridays in August was disappointing -- my fault for not reading the fine print (only after 9:30PM in the bar).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very surprised
    j2themills
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I took my boyfriend for hos birthday. I am very skeptical of trying new foods, but the cheese and crab soup was great! The light beer sampler was great as well. Beautiful outdoor area anf very nice staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best German food
    Inthemood
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Have been there at least half a dozen times. My wife's favorite restaurant despite the 45 minute drive. Great for birthdays and this year we even went there for Valentine's Day. Best German food we have had since our previous favorite in California closed a number of years ago. Would recommend Old Stein Inn to anyone wanting authentic and deliciious food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    FirstVisit
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our first visit, the food was mediocre, our waitress was GREAT. We have been wanting to try this place for a long time but probably won't return because the food was just ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The Old Stein Inn is the ONLY authentic German restaurant and beer garden in the Washington/Baltimore corridor area. It's an hour's drive for us but always worth the time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great German Food
    Yorkman
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    If you're like us and tired of the usual American, Tex-Mex, or Oriental style restaurants, them the Old Stein Inn is the place for you. Great traditional old world German food that really is great with all the side dishes that go along with it. And wonderful service as well!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birdlandfan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The appetizers are creative and excellent. The main course was, as always, superb. The selection of German beer is great. And the entertainment, Mike and the Continentals, was awesome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ah, Germany
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great evening, best German food in the area complete with wandering accordion player. Outstanding beer selections.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jim's Birthday!
    Lilly
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The raspberry beer was a dream come true. Not since I was in Germany have I tasted such a delightful brew!It was Jim's birthday but he prefers no fanfare!The spaetzle was better than a birthday present!The smoked trout,pretzel with dips,smoked grilled pork chop,German potato salad and sauerkraut were all fabulous!We had three beers but left room for coffee, tea and a piece of chocolate layer cake with hazelnut filling.The service was excellent. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvschnitzel
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined at The Old Stein with another couple on a Saturday evening.Took advantage of the beautiful evening and enjoyed their lovely patio dining. Food was really quite good,many choices,nice selection of wines,a multitude of beers to choose from,had a great beer flight.Would highly recommend for an intimate dining experience,or for a larger gathering.Either way,it is a really nice place that everyone should try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Review
    NRC1927
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    If one likes German food of a particular style, then this place will be good. For others, it may not be a good choice. Beer selection is excellent, and the appetizers are very good. Main courses vary, again a matter of taste.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nobunaga
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Good ambience, friendly service, great menu selections, and even better beer - a wide selection of bottled and draft German beers.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great German Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Went here with another couple who loves German food. I am not that familiar with German cuisine, but my friends are and they raved about it. I thought it was interesting and tasted very good. The atmosphere had a German tilt and this was on a Wednesday evening. I highly recommend this place. Whether you like German food or have not tried it you should give The Old Stein Inn a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary
    DanNan
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    My husband was in the Military for 30+ years. We spent the first two years of our marriage near Frankfort, Germany. His mother grew up in Germany. The food is as close as to authentic german food as we've been able to find here in the good 'ole USA. Service was awesome too. She had a pleasant smile and was very friendly and courteous. We have retired in Florida, but come back to the area to visit family. We've recommend this to many of our friends and family and will continue to dine here when ever we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • entertaining
    Lammy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the German music performed by Sylvia and Matthew. That was a real treat. Food was excellent. We also had the light and dark beer samples which were also excellent. We were there from out of town from richmond Virginia and upstate new York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ethnic food!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This place has good food prepared differently - German. If your palate is savoring something different this is a great place to go. Every dish that our party ordered was thoroughly enjoyed, and very tasty!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Sdboyer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Love the authentic Bavarian German food! Have gone many times & never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food slipping again
    OldGermans
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    For the second time in as many visits the Spaetzle were cold. This time they were actually very cold. Not certain why that is. Lat time, they offered to bring fresh (hot) spaetzle out. This time I just did not eat it. Now the Schnitzel was excellent and hot as always. I realize they reheat Spaetzle they prep in the morning. Maybe they need to learn to fry it a little later in the prep cycle.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Been to OS many times over the years. After the fire several years ago, they did a great job remodeling but we always enjoy eating in the biergarten the best (especially when there is live music). Outside is kid/dog friendly and during Octoberfest, there is a very Munich feel here in Edgewater. Been to Munich for Octoberfest and this area has a lot of German descendants (and German born) who really enjoy a "real" German atmosphere/food/beer, etc........Bavarian on Mother's side, Swiss German on Dad's, grew up in PA Dutch area........really feel at "home!"
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal.
    dineout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were looking for something different for our wedding anniversary. The food was great. The service was awesome. Would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biergarten Magic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food, great bier, shaded al fresco dining on a gorgeous summer evening, and prompt service from very nice people. The caraway-crusted tuna steak was a happy find that played superbly with the authentic German flavors of the accompanying sides. If you can get there, you'll like it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • German Deliciousness
    FoodieJunkie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The seating is awesome there is lots of room, the day we actually went to Old Stein they had an lady playing the accordion which was fun. Our food came out fast and was good - the only "complaint" was we purchased the appetizer platter with tons of meats, spread but there was only literally 4 small pieces of bread to put the meat, cheese, and sauces on (so that made it somewhat wasteful because to eat liverwurst I must have bread LOL). For beverages their beer/wine/liquor/specialty drinks does not disappoint - it has the largest list of German Beers I have seen, and their German Root Beer is an awesome drink. Our waitress was friendly, and in fact the next day I saw her in a grocery store and she came and started chatting with me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    GastroFun
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Once you walk in, you are greeted with a warm welcome. The food is fabulous. You will not walk away from the table hungry!! Great wine list and the appetizers are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    kh1234
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My boyfriend and I love German food and have been going around trying different restaurants in the DMV area. He kept mentioning this place as being one of his favorites and we finally made it out there. It was amazing! The beer was awesome, the schnitzel was great, and the spatzle was amazing! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great German Food
    Naptowner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great German food with excellent service....in a lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gut Essen.
    misterscn
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Nice place to get a German style meal close with a Spaten Helles on draft close to Annapolis. Menu has basic Schnitzels, Wursts, and Spaetzle plus it is the only place close by where you can get a Schweinshaxe. They also have seasonal specialties.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The real deal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Authentic German cuisine and beer with some other non-German selections, e.g., watermelon salad with goat cheese and balsamic vinegar (yum!). Great selection of German beer on draft and lots of bottles. Service was friendly and responsive. A roaming accordion player helped add to the ambience. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful outdoor dining
    runnerGirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went for Father's Day and the outdoor dining with accordion player made out night. Food was fabulous, server made great food and drink recommendations, but overall service was good, not great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Only issued I encountered they said they had no outside seating even though I had a reservation.(1:00) They initially told me that all the tables were reserved for 1:30. There were 9 open tables I pressed them and they put us outside. By the time we left there were 8 open tables. .???? The food here is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bad day
    OldGermans
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    While most everyone else's food was hot, mine was cold. As if it was done and then the others were cook afterward. And getting the food took over 45 minutes - and it was not filled to the brim with customers. This is the first time I've had any issues so I'll mark it up as a bad day....too bad it was for Father's Day......
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great German Experience
    langwj
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great food, service and ambiance. Complete with German music on the patio. Highly recommended for those looking for authentic German food and a fun experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a pig roast????
    jgdw
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Our group of 6 was all hyped up for the once a month pig roast at the OSI. However, it was such a disappointment.....there was NO visible pig roasting EVER during the Sunday afternoon. There was no SCENT of a pig roasting, either.....The menu for the pig roast had ONLY 2 choices: a pulled pork sandwich and a pulled pork dinner. We had been expecting to see a pig roasting on a spit, with a carver serving portions of the pig to whomever wanted special parts/cuts. No such thing!!! THIS WAS NOT A PIG ROAST by any stretch of the imagination! So terribly disappointing - will not go there again. In all fairness to the OSI, the potato pancakes appetizer was very good, and the applesauce tasted homemade. The red cabbage was also decent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed experience!
    Phred
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Casual dining with napkins and silverware in the glass jar on the table with a $20-$28 entree. We were seated for 12 minutes without any service until we asked the waitress where is our waitress.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent German Food
    ltinmd
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We came to Old Stein Inn to celebrate a friend's birthday and do something different. Two of us love German food, so we picked Old Stein Inn (we hadn't been there in quite a while since it's a bit of a drive for us). The food was excellent and the service was very fast. We each had something different from the menu (one had schnitzel, one had schweinhaxe and I had wursts) and all three of us were very happy with our food. We did not order desserts because we just couldn't eat another bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic german food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Pretty good authentic german food! It is a bit pricey but overall a great meal and enjoyed by the family for my sons gradiation. Will return again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding fun!!!
    Docker515
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We visited for the second time and again had an amazing time. The boys, including a teenager, love the music, food and fun atmosphere. The band is wonderful, the service friendly and the food is delicious. A great place all around!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FUN TIME IN THE BIERGARTEN!
    Annie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent service, fun atmosphere, family friendly, and great entertainment! It was a perfect evening in the biergarten. Took some friends for their first time (they had lived in Germany) and they loved it! And of course, the food and beer were wonderful as well!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.