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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

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (55)
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Casual (35)
Good for Groups (33)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Comfort Food (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
Live Music (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for a Date (21)
Seasonal (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Kid-friendly (13)
Cozy (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Business Meals (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

Came to celebrate my birthday on a Friday night. Great beer & appetizer. Had to wait longer than expected for dinner to arrive. Food was tasty, esp the meat. Very hot except for the creme brûlée dessert which was very good but not warm. Very good service. Would recommend. Beer selection was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good German comfort food! Extraordinary knowledgeable friendly service.

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent ambiance, large German beer collection, and authentic German foods; we visit often and have always enjoyed the evening. It is crowded and loud on weekends, but that is part of the fun.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Friendly staff; hot food served varied from hot to cold for 7 people. Food was good but not exceptional although plentiful. You will not go home hungry.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were there on a Sunday evening and were seated in the beer garden section. The service was a bit spotty -- for example, we had to ask for water. And the person who asked for water got some, but nobody else did. And then 3 more waters came. But no more. This is just lack of training of the wait staff. Some of the food was lukewarm. And how does a German restaurant run out of dumplings by 5:30 in the evening?? We've been there many times before and had much better food and better expreiences. They were off their game on Sunday.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good authentic German food. Great service. The only problem is the main dining room is very loud. Next time I will pick a table in the covered outside area where it is much quieter.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The selection of beers is amazing and fun but the food is so-so.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food but a little bit expensive. Sami waited on our table and she was terrific with a fun personality

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love this place! The cheese spatzel appetizer and the saurerbraten meal are our go to favorites. Fun to sit in the beer garden and listen to the German music.

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Kind of disappointed honestly. We had to return one meal because the sausage was actually cold. Ordered another meal and it came out after we had all already finished eating. I ordered bison soup and it was not very good. Meat was very chewy and flavor was disappointing at best. The beet dish was over cooked compared to what it usually is. It was almost mushy and the ribs were so over cooked too. My daughter has ordered that dish many times before at the Old Stein so she knows how it is usually prepared. Overall atmosphere is fun just disappointed this time for sure.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Craving German food and was lucky enough to get a reservation same day. October is always their busy time. Food was delicious as always and if you want good German food this is the place to come visit.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great experience when visiting Old Stein Inn. Berry serverd with spunk and suggested some very tasty beers and appetizers! We will definitely return! And we’ll highly recommend friends and family to visit.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We go there at least once or twice a year for birthday celebrations and are never disappointed!
The food is great, the service is always wonderful and the environment is festive and fun!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Some parents were allowing their young kids to run wild around the tables outside. I know it's more laid back outside with the entertainment, however, at least a couple times the kids were chasing each other and ran into other people sitting at their tables (ours included) during their meal. The staff eventually made some attempt to stop them, but didn't appear to ever address the parents. We could see at least one other party that was displeased and it spoiled the atmosphere at ours.

Tags: Live Music, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sauerkraut is always awesome! Hubby loved the veal sausage - my fav are the potato pancakes and applesauce (was a favorite as a kid!)

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Old Stein Inn's German Food is a bit pricey for what you get. Most dishes are $19 and up. I found my favorite thing so far on this last visit. The Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll. $16. Included a large serving of hand cut fries and cucumber cabbage slaw. It was a full size chicken cutlet folded in half - nice serving! I do not recommend the smoked trout spread appetizer - a bit strong and not much flavor otherwise.

Tags: Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Great Beer, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food and beer always great at Old Stein. Beautiful afternoon and evenings outside with the band and always a great place for groups!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Excellent Octoberfest food & drinks!! We have been coming here for years and they never let us down!! Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had reservations, and still had to wait 30 to 45 minutes for our table....we had two waiters, but still had to wait.....just returned from a trip to Germany(Deutschland) and their restaurant prices we considerably lower? I was able to buy dinner including several beers and wine for 6 people for under 155 euros(rounded up). I did enjoy the music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

For some of the best authentic German food this side of the pond, try Old Stein Inn. In addition to the favorites like at least 9 versions of schnitzel they have saurbraten and schweine haxe and many kinds of wurst. Everything we had was well prepared and delicious. We especially enjoyed the soft pretzel appetizer and the wurst and cheese plate.

They also have a great selection of imported German beers both on tap and in bottles as well as a fine selection of wines.

Although the place was packed the service was great.

They have a big outdoor biergarten too.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service was impeccable! Friendly, attentive but not cloying. Seated right away (we had reservations), bier garden is great, love the accordion music, and the food is amazing! I had the pork shank-delicious!!, my husband had the steak & frites-he loved it, and my son LOVES the Bavarian soft pretzels here. I'd highly recommend this neighborhood gem to everyone!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Had reservation for 6:45 PM and didn't get seated until after 7PM. Great beer, great food so you just have to wait a little for it!

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Seasonal
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Old Stein Inn is one of our favorite places to good for good food and excellent German beer. Service is always great and they usually have some fun music on the weekends. The biergarten is where we always sit. It is a great local place to take out of town guests.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Casual
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is authentic German. The pork shank is our favorite. The meat falls right off the bone. Huge selection of beer. The beer garden is fun an lively. Sylvia and her accordion are an extra treat.
If you want a quieter dinner, head inside to the restaurant

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very disappointed that on a Saturday night at 6 they were out of sauerbraten. That is the only entree I have ever ordered and I was looking forward to it . The waitress recommended fish & chips but it wasn't very good . First time in 15 years of eating dinner there that I've been disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had really good food and drink at the outside bier garden. The service was excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We enjoy the Octoberfest food and the German beer. Wait staff are very friendly and your web site and making reservations are very easy to do.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The our server was amazing!!! He was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and authentic. We will definitely be back for the whole roasted pig!!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This might have been our fifth or sixth time at The Old Stein Inn. It is always a wonderful dining experience. We came in on a Saturday afternoon and sat out in the bier garden, and had a fantastic meal. Our server was a bit overly attentive, but otherwise everything was fantastic. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Beer, food and ambiance were great for our big group. Sylvia on accordion made for a lively Oktoberfest celebration! Prost!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Fun time. But Tried calling for 2 days ahead of time to request a patio table. No answer either day in multiple calls. Then when we asked about sitting on terrace we caught some attitude, being told " you need to reserve a table out there "". But fun time

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food here is always good, and we had a very nice waitress. We were a bit put off by the $2 charge to substitute the vegetable of the day for red cabbage -- it's not as if it cost them anything. Even worse, they wanted to charge $4 more to have a sauce put on the side on a dessert. Not very customer friendly.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Came for authentic German food and beer and was not disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I was very impressed with the quality of the food. Service was very good. The outdoor area was also very nice and large.

Tags: Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic as it always is! Great food, great atmosphere

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I've dined at Old Stein Inn off and on for 20 years. Authentic German cuisine and wonderful beer selection. Try the light and dark flights. Service is great.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Enjoyed sitting out in the beer garden, watching little kids dance and roam around, the accordion player, who was very friendly. Crab soup and apple strudel excellent, but the rest of the food ordinary, and expensive.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Seasonal, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Good, traditional German food. Excellent Biergarten.

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

An excellent interpretation of a German Gasthaus with very good food, ten on-tap German draft beers, dozens of bottled beers, wine, plus great German food selections from simple sausages (wurst) to fancy schnitzels, delicious appetizers, and tasty desserts.

Dine inside for comfort and more intimacy; dine outside for a German festival atmosphere in a weather protected biergarten!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Authentic German food and several German beers on tap as well as in bottles. Best German restraunt in the DC/MD area. They do have a band in the Bier Garden, which can be noisy, but it does make it authentic German! Make a reservation, though!!!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Cozy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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