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About 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!

1143 East Central Ave.
Edgewater, MD 21037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
German, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Wed-Thursday 4pm to 9pm
Saturaday 4-10pm; Bar open until 11pm
Sunday NOON to 9pm *Please contact the restaurant for outdoor Biergarten seating.

Cross Street:
just past Turkey point Road on right hand side

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(410) 798-6807

Website:
http://www.oldstein-inn.com/

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!

Catering:
Please contact for your specific needs.

Parking Details:
large onsite parking lot

Executive Chef:
Jason Howard

Private Party Facilities:
We have inside seating up to 64 persons and outdoor Biergarten to 120 persons

Private Party Contact:
Hostess: (410) 798-6807

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Old Stein Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (63)
Authentic (45)
Worth the Drive (43)
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Fun (43)
Casual (40)
Comfort Food (38)
Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Good for Groups (31)
Special Occasion (31)
Live Music (27)
Good for a Date (25)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Cozy (17)
Seasonal (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Hot Spot (7)
Business Meals (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Romantic (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
People Watching (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

My cup was dirty and they didn’t even address it after I brought it up to the waiter. Still charged me $3 dollars for coffee in a dirty cup. Service was slow I think they were watching the game in the TV in the bar but then I wanted to also😜 The prices are high for a German restaurant. The Edelweiss in Virginia is superior and their prices are much better. There food is very good here though I cannot complain about that. The waiters are mostly high school kids so what do you expect . For an $80 meal I would like a professional waiter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

SO enjoy the authentic food and drinks at the Old Stein Inn!!
The enclosed beer garden area is a great addition. We haven't been to the restaurant for awhile, but enjoyed sitting in the more open area and socializing with family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 6 days ago

Second time at the Old Stein Inn. The food and service have been great both times. One of the only places in the metro area to get authentic German cuisine. Highly recommended.

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We took another couple here to celebrate his birthday. They had never been to the Old Stein before, but they really enjoyed it. We sat outside. Originally they put us a little too close to the band to where we wouldn't be able to have a conversation with each other. We asked to move further way from the band, but still outside. It was perfect. We could carry on a conversation with each other, but still here the music. The band that played Saturday 1/13/18 was FANTASTIC as well. Bring them back...I would like to know the name of that band. The food was tasty as usual. The only down side was we had to ask 4 times to get some water for the table. Other than that it was a great night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 6 days ago

I am a huge Old Stein fan, and have been coming every couple months for 5+ years without a bad experience, until last weekend. I made a reservation with OpenTable for 6:30, since our favorite Polka band (Mike and the Continentals) were playing.

When I arrived, (wearing my Old Stein hoodie) we were led to the furthest back corner of the outside area. I asked if we could sit closer to the band, as there were 4-5 open tables nears the band. I was told no, those tables are reserved. Since we made a reservation, I was confused. I was told that I have to call (no Opentable) and specifically ask for those tables. I was not offered any alternate seating by the hostess, so we took upon ourselves to ask the bartender if we could sit in the bier bar area, to at least see the band. They said yes, and we let our the hostess know we moved tables. We were greeted 20 minutes later, and didn't get our first beers for half an hour. I brought my own mug, which was accidentally filled with beer someone else ordered at our table. We didn't get our appetizers for almost an hour, and entrees for over an hour and a half after sitting down.

I understand that it was a busy Saturday night, but Old Stein staff were not polite, and I've never had issues with seating or service in the past. This was my first bad experience after eating here over 50 times. I love the restaurant, and hope this doesn't happen again. To prevent this, I would recommend making it clear how guests can request seating preference, and double checking seating preference when they arrive.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Sylvia the accordion lady was not there which made us a bit sad. She is so much fun. Dinner and beer were still good but we like this place best when Sylvia is performing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music
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·Dined 6 days ago

Samantha was our server and was fabulous. The food wasn’t as authentic as we had hoped but still very good. I suspect it was a bit “Americanized” to tone down the strong flavors that we came to love while stationed in Germany. The German beer was as amazing as I remember! We requested a simple dessert of ice cream and hot raspberries (a dessert we ate regularly in Germany) and the pastry chef was kind enough to create it for us.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Food was delicious, service was fast, beer was good, live music was excellent

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Casual, Fun, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Our food was delicious! The beer selection is vast and the staff are knowledgeable.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was great. My only complaint is that I felt my table was an after thought... My party of 5 sat in the back area, which is beautiful and warm. I myself and my boyfriend had to go to the bar for water, the check, boxes. We didn’t have plates or silverware, we had to ask for those. The back area was busy, and the bartender and staff did their best. My feedback, is to add a waiter to wait tables to help the bartender during those busy times.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We just moved to the area and decided to try the Old Stein Inn . What a good choice. The place was very busy on a Friday night. The volume was loud but not annoying... just a good vibe. The service was a little slow due to the crowd, but they were working hard. The food was great. I had the sampler with ham, brat and schnitzel with spaetzel. It was delicious. My wife had just the ham with potato salad. She enjoyed it as well. We’ll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The ambiance and food brings me back to when living in Germany! Have to start with potato pancakes with homemade applesauce. Schnitzel is amazing and enough for 2 meals!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent as always and a lot of fun and great food

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is always good. We always start with the Butcher’s Platter and I usually find a way to work in the potato pancakes. Yummy!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Good, but pricey for what you get.
A bit out of the way.
On the other hand, good German food, which is hard to find in this area.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was very good; However, as a Deutsch-lander I do not consider it authentic German food. The ambiance great; the service wonderful.... Food was really good just not seasoned or prepared in an authentic Deutschland style. I don't believe anyone in the kitchen or in the restaurant had ever even visited Germany much less of German descent. I asked many of the employees several questions about food preparation and dishes and none knew what I was talking about.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is some legit German food.

Part of me wishes they did the communal seating. That would be way uncomfortable for many Americans, though, I suspect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome. Fantastic food and service. Worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great German food and beer! Highly recommend the sausage and cheese sampler platter. Possibly the best I have had. Portions will satisfy any appetite. Schnitzel sandwich likely best value item on the menu, and is on pretzel bread. My only regret is that I could not sample everything on the menu. Save room for dessert!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was delicious! Even our picky eaters enjoyed it and want to go back

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Fun, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was excellent. Best sauerkraut ever! Pretzel was amazing! Really fun place with great food and German beer!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place for good German food. Great selection of beers as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We lived in Germany for 3 years so we were looking for the same kind of atmosphere and authentic food. We found it here at the Olde Stein Inn. The Biergarten area was lovely. We ate here in the winter but the outside space would be great during the nice weather. There were lots of choices on the menu to choose from including the all important German beer. Food was delicious and service was attentive. We will be returning again and recommend it.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Old Stein Inn never disappoints! We went for Christmas Eve dinner and the food and drinks were great! Although the Christmas tree in the back bar area wasn’t there this year, it’s still so festive. We go every year and will continue!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

What a wonderful place!! Authentic German food and a great atmosphere!! We can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We just returned from Germany and was looking forward to having some authentic Germany food. Old Stein Inn came highly recommended and we brought family from out of time for dinner. The atmosphere was ok but not really cozy. More for the younger crowd who want to drink German beer and listen to music. The main shocking thing for us were the prices. I could not believe that for 1 pork schnitzel with french fries it was $24. Pork is the cheapest cut of meat and in Germany that would cost maybe $10 with a side. And the beer would be $3 not $6.25. With that all being said, we will not return. I am sure many people will still go because there is no competition but Old Stein Inn, you should be ashamed to charge those prices.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We usually come to the Old Stein Inn 2-4 times a year and the German food is usually very good. However, this night the food was cold and had to be sent back and the potato salad tasted as if it wasn’t cooked. The server gave us another side dish to replace it. The server tried to make our evening pleasant. I was disappointed that we drove an hour and a half to have poor food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently great, the food always is the same which is what continues to bring us back. Service is always good you never have to wait to place additional orders

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Very consistent and good quality German food and beer.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was wonderful, but the German Chocolate Brownie desert was fantastic!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good beer and atmosphere. Gotten a little less authentic over time but still a good German meal.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great time and a great meal at Old Stein. We celebrated my husband's birthday here with our two young kids. They loved watching the musicians. The beer garden area is so cozy, even in the winter. The food was amazing-the spaetzle is always a favorite. The mulled wine was also amazing. Service was a little slow to start but great once our server came over. The server was friendly with the kids and made sure their meals came out first. We will definitely go back and will recommend it to our friends!

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waitress was GREAT -- helped us decide on the right beers from the many that were available and advised us on the GREAT German starters and main courses to choose from. Couldn't have been better -- the whole dining experience. Plus, an authentic German singer with her beautiful accordion -- let us pick a song and she sang/played it -- the whole entertainment experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Loved the Christmas Horns!
Dinner was great!
Thanks!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My sauerbraten was fine. Music was great. However, my wife became violently ill the next day. We suspect it may have been the filet mignon at Old Stein. It wasn’t cooked properly and was rather tough and not very tasty.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 3, 2017

One of my favorite places. Never a bad meal or time!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delicious as always. Service was impeccable. My wive and I love this restautant for date nights. Food is a little pricey but well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was excellent, bartender made excellent mixed drinks. We waited a little while for the main entrée to come out but the food was delicious. Fried pickle appetizer is awesome!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent as always. My only negative feedback is the noise level. It can get extremely busy and loud in the inside dining area.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We love coming to the Old Stein Inn! The food and beer is authentic German.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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