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
151 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (116)good for groups (89)neighborhood gem (85)special occasion (60)kid-friendly (56)fit for foodies (51)romantic (11)great for lunch (11)hot spot (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (8)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Niche filler for German food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Not many options around for authentic German food, but this more than fits the bill. Great food and beer. Husband loved his birthday dinner here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun atmosphere and great food
    Musiclover
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We almost always sit outside in the courtyard on afternoons or evenings when they have an Oompah band playing. Great atmosphere with lively, fun music, friendly waitstaff. Delicious food and good beers. Last time we brought my Dad and 2-year old. Everyone had a great time. Thanks You!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Octoberfest Fun
    PeachesNcreme
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Love the food. The Wiener Schnitzel is my favorite. Lots of authentic German beer choices. Love the music. Mike Seratt and the Continentals Polka Band are really cool. Enjoyed it all sitting outdoors in the Biergarten under the heat lamps.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    DonR
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have gone here on many occasions. The refurbishment after their building fire is well done. Food this time was great. My wife hails from Wisconsin where there is an abundancee of very good German restaurants -- Old Stesn this past time is as good as the best German food in Wisconsin. Our dinner reservations were honored.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place to go during Octoberfest
    Catsmeow
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always love to take out-of-town guests there during Octoberfest ! Fun and Good !
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    JLdiner
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Although it was a busy night, full house, the staff was efficient and friendly. The food was excellent and the beer and wine selections extensive. Well worth the drive. It's hard to find good German food and this place is a treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    luvJesus
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    It was my German mother's 88th birthday so we drove 1 1/2 hours to take her to Old Stein. We were not disappointed! Food was great - there was a woman dressed in costume playing an accordian who came over to sing Happy Birthday to my mom in German. I ordered a Black Forest cake from their pastry chef and it was out-of-this-world! We had a great time and more importantly my mom was thrilled. Thanks Old Stein!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Awesome
    MustTRY123
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I love this place! Great food, great service, great beer!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Dineout2much
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We returned to Old Stein as a group of 6 on a Wednesday night and enjoyed our time as usual. The food is great and the beer and deserts were excellent!! We always enjoy the time spent there and have always had great service and really enjoy the weekend music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I haven't found many German restaurants in the DMV area, and the Old Stein Inn isn't exactly close to DC. It is an awesome (but pricey) place to visit, however. The food is traditional German fare, and the dining room boasts lots of wooden fixtures, with old German steins and crests creating a nice ambiance. There's also an outdoor dining area, but I've only visited when it was too cold to check that out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Considerable wait for table despite reservation. Food was warm/tepid and overcooked. Service was very slow.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the drive
    SawksFanVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We are a family of three with a toddler and we all found plenty to eat with lots of variety. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. There was also a musician who played requests and was very good with our toddler. We live in Virginia and felt it was well worth the drive. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    dtyfrst
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My first attempt to eat German food in Maryland. The atmosphere was good and the décor was authentic. They had an excellent beer selection - authentic beers from Germany, not just "German-style". The food was pretty good for being in Maryland. The spatzle and Sauerbraten were excellent. Food was a bit expensive but you were paying for the authenticity. A reservation is recommended on weekends
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heidi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food and the service are always good. The beer selection is outstanding. We did not sit in the Beer Garden this time, but that is fun when the weather permits.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great German
    mikeg
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great Authentic German, wonderful meals some updated for modern tastes. Also great desserts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Stein Inn - October 8, 2014
    Rick
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Six of us dined at the Old Stein Inn. We were seated right away and given menu's with an insert describing the daily specials. We shared a couple appetizers and recommend the cheese Spaetzel. Food and beer was delicious and plentiful. Three diners took home leftovers packed in very sturdy takeout boxes. Overall a very good experience especially for fans of German food and beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great fall dining
    umvintner
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My wife and I dine at The Old Stein a few times each year. Each fall, our adult kids hope to go with us. It's hard to beat dining in the beer garden, with good German food and a wide selection of German beers. A good time is had by all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GotFood
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The Old Stein is always a pleasure to dine at and share with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, service, atmosphere
    DateNite
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Old Stein Inn is an excellent choice for German fare. The Inn has a nice but noisey atmosphere; but the quality of the food and excellent service more than make up for the noise. The Inn is an hour from home but it was well worth the drive. The only downside is the location which will limit my visits to the occasional weekend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Old Stein fulfilled our expectations of a Germanesque authentic restaurant. The outdoor seating, the foot and ambiance were all the Germany I remember
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • traditional german
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    If you want traditional german food and atmosphere....you cant do better. Amazing food and perfect atmosphere. Get the best of germany on american soil here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UsedtobeGerman
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very authentic german food. Enjoyed it very much. Unfortunately a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun and good food too!
    CheshireCat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to celebrate Oktoberfest with some friends. The biergarten is wonderful, the service good, the braised pork delicious. The beer list held some great German gems. The band was fun and played a variety of German classics. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and fun!
    MarkW
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    1st visit last week for Oktoberfest and was not disappointed. Food and service was great. Live music was perfect - energetic, but not too loud. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice time
    Terminator1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food is always great, the accordion player got everyone clapping, my four-year-old had a lot of fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    wjam
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When you have TV's blaring, and accordions walking around and boisterous singing....then enough is enough. I commiserate with the poor wait staff in trying to understand what people are ordering. The Pork Jaegerschnizel, however, is fantastic. Just wish they had some apple pie-type desserts for a fall season evening.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I'm definitely going back!
    Homebody80
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The place was packed, and we were 30 minutes late for our reservation. They said no problem and found us a place to sit. Staff was super nice, but far too busy to provide "pampered" service. That's okay. But the food - oh my gosh, the food is fantastic!! My mom - the German foodie - was thoroughly impressed and raved about it all the way home. I wasn't even looking forward to going, but now I can't wait to go back! (I'm still not sure what a schnitzel is though :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Takeout
    NoGoDessert
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had meal at restaurant. Food was good. For price, I thought the quantity was a little on the small size. Asked for dessert to go. Should have looked in the containers before we left, the portion was extremely small, maybe two bites of the cheese cakes we ordered. I've had taste test samples at Walmart as big as our take home desserts. Had we looked in the containers before leaving, we would have sent them back and asked to have them taken off our bill, plus asked to see the manager to file a complaint. We have told several people of this and will continue to do so if someone asked about your restaurant. We have eaten there several times over the years, but will not be coming back and will not recommend you to others.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful food
    rolandparkneighborVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent German food, reminds us of meals in Germany. Sausages, sauerkraut, very good German potato salad were all delicious. And a moderate noise level, so we could carry on a conversation!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • German Soul Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The Old Stein Inn stays close to their roots with authentic German food and beer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Octoberfest Must
    GatewayOpinion
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had a party of seven with reservations at 5:00 on Sun 9/21. I had forgotten to request an outdoor table, however the hostesses were able to get us seated outside. The atmosphere and food was outstanding. the band was energetic and fun. We had a great time singing along with the other customers Great beer selection
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    Foodiefamily
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We made reservations at the Old Stein Inn to celebrate a birthday with family. The staff was attentive and the restaurant very busy. With every visit, we've always made reservations and been seated very promptly. They have Lambic which is a hit with me. We always order the wurst platte. This is perfect for 2 - with a variety of sliced, nicely cooked sausages, cheeses, and mustard. The servings are always very generous and we always leave with leftovers. This visit was no exception. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The only downside: parking. It's a bit tight on the parking lot, so recommend carpooling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wundebar!
    Ravi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My wide and I have been going to OSI for many years and always have recieved great service, good food a fun time. They also have a great German beer and wine menu. The beer garden is a fun place to have a large group and/or kids to enjoy the live music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    PartyoftwoVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food was excellent. I am not normally a fan of German food, but this place proved me wrong. Everything was great- appetizer, meal, and the waffle sundae was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun!
    momen
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had such a wonderful time. My 86 year old mother was with us - she uses a wheeled walker and we didn't have to worry about access at all! We sat at a wonderful table beside the band - just inside the side gate. The band was great - we clapped and sang along. The food and drink were excellent. Our waitress as pleasant - didn't rush us - -and really went above and beyond for us. Good parking - handicap access - good food - great drink - -wonderful entertainment. We will visit again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice German Dinner!
    dnk2VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always a good place to dine...had the poutine fries which were excellent...schnitzel was great, good sized portion made for leftovers...salmon was good...maybe a hint more seasoning here...good beer selection...overall a great nice out! :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvthedundel
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    always a good time, good food, good beer and wine, at the OSI , ..unfortunately, rain was predicted, and came on STRONG, but we were "under cover" so didnt get soaked, despite being in the beer garden.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did no disappoint
    gb0629
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Raised on German food and having spent quite a bit of time in Germany and Switzerland I knew what i was looking for and found it. Great casual dining and our server (Amy) could not have been more friendly and helpful. Can't wait to see what the change in season brings to their menu and beer selection. Old Stein came highly recommended and in turn I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was all good until...
    KPReatsVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    ...the restaurant got busy. We had a mid-afternoon reservation and when we got there, we were one of the only parties there. However, as the evening went on and more people showed up, service got increasingly worse to the point of eventually being non-existent. Too many people and not nearly enough wait staff to take care of them. However, we had nine people in our group and it sure seemed like everyone enjoyed their selections. Schnitzels, wursts and schweinhaxe were all well received as well as the various appetizers we ordered. We also managed to consume many mugs of beer. I'm glad we got there early and were able to get our food orders in before it got busy. By the time we got to order dessert, we had to wait more than 30 minutes.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loupgarou
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great fun, terrific, quite authentic German fare, enjoyable live music, excellent beer choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic