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Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
11:30 PM
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Old Stein Inn

4.6
1185 reviews
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$30 and under
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German
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  • Great Beer
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  • Worth the Drive
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
German, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(410) 798-6807
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Howard
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Private party facilities
We have inside seating up to 64 persons and outdoor Biergarten to 120 persons
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Private party contact
Hostess: (410) 798-6807
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Catering
Please contact for your specific needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
just past Turkey point Road on right hand side
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Parking details
large onsite parking lot
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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!
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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
What 1185 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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LisaM 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The German chocolate brownie was to die for!
Doppelbach so smooth...

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vipandrea (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Ok, not the best meal there. Server a little overzealous. Asked for water with no ice because it was cold. Got water with extra ice so I was nearly choking trying to get the bread down. Order gemuse spaetzel. Iced raved about this in the past but this time it wasn’t mixed veggies, it was spaetzel and Brussels sprouts with no noticeable seasoning. Note to self and other diners-always ask what vegetables are included.

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KenK (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service, Jake & Adam, great food & ambiance!

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KenS (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The old stein has been a "Go-to" place forever! Fantastic German food. Great beer and wine. Great staff. Sue, Barry, and Everyone else. WE LOVE THE STEIN!!!

This visit was our annual "January Birthdays celebration".

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BeefSupreme (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great authentic German food. Try the jagerschnitzel, it is fantastic

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SteveS (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It was our first time at this restaurant, and we were very impressed. The food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

42 Wedding Anniversary

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vipJillB (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This is a fun and lively place with great food. I have almost no experience with German food and was amazed at how extensive the menu was. I opted for a wild boar sausage filled with cranberries, a special that nobody had ordered yet before according to our server. I took my chances and with an open mind was very pleased with the dish which was served on spaetzle with some potatoes, squash and sunchokes. I had a glass of New Zealand Pinot Gris which was pleasant. My son had pork chops and my husband had a sausage combo platter with bratwurst and BAUERNWURST. We shared a waffle/ice cream dessert. All in all, a new food experience and pleasant service. We did have a long wait for the food, so some bread would have been nice to include.

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vipDRad66 (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

First visit to the Old Stein Inn!! We absolutely loved it! The decor and ambiance of the restaurant were great! Our server, Barry, was wonderful - on top of drink refills, anticipated our needs, made great food recommendations - just absolutely great! The food was excellent - our party of 6 enjoyed everything we ordered. We will definitely be back because there are a lot more things on the menu that we want to try! Thanks for a great visit!

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JohnM (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Pretzel, wurst platter, smoked pork chop, spaetzel all great! But it’s the third visit where the German potato salad was horribly bland! Like not edible bad!

Beer is fantastic and atmosphere the best!

Please fix the German potato salad!

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VeronicaM (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful experience as always!

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ArielleHR53 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We were introduced to Old Stein Inn just recently and were so impressed, we invited other friends to join us there for dinner a week later! Since my experience is limited, I cannot comment beyond that we have had delicious food, excellent service, and great fun for our two visits there. One visit was on a weekend night and, even with reservations, we waited 30 minutes for a table; based on others' feedback, this is a very popular spot so reservations are recommended. Worth the drive and the wait. The other visit was on Sunday evening and, although the restaurant was busy, we had a minimal wait. Will definitely go back.

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Naptownenewbie (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We have been here many times and even though the chefs may change, the food is always top notch. Our service on this evening was slow and forced. Sit outside if you can. The beer garden is out of this world and the ambiance out there is lovely, even in winter.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was great. It took a long time to get it but the service was excellent and the staff there were really friendly. We had to wait about 20 minutes for our table to be ready. I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food and great music

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The red cabbage was not good-spaetzlenot flavorful- service slow - charged my cc with the wrong order

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Dining here all year round is repeatedly a fine memorable experience. Moving into the winter months provides a glimpse into showing how adept they are at serving fresh game in a delicate and complex manor. From their 10th tap to their rotating specials. . . .each visit is sure to be a unique yet familiar experience for a special occasion to family fare alike. Prost!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was great!! Will be returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I have been craving Old Stein for 3 years! Finally got there and I couldn't have been more pleased! it was remodeled since the last time I was there. Ambiance was amazing, Stella was amazing, our waiter (Jake) was amazing, and the food and beer couldn't not have been any better! just what I needed! I cannot wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We have been coming to the Old Stein for decades. Usually, the service is top-notch. On this occasion, our server (great gal) was also the bartender. We watched her being torn between bar service and table service. This evening, I think both suffered a little as we had to wait for drinks and our tab at the end of the meal. Notwithstanding, we had a very good meal and the food was excellent, as always.

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Concerned (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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GuyGirl70 (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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michael (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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badmrfrosty (Baltimore)
2.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  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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