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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Great Beer (57)
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Casual (35)
Fun (32)
Comfort Food (32)
Good for Groups (30)
Great for Outdoor Dining (29)
Neighborhood Gem (27)
Special Occasion (27)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Live Music (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Bar Seating (20)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (15)
Kid-friendly (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Seasonal (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined 4 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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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Baltimore)·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".

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 7, 2018

42 Wedding Anniversary

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vip
 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (Baltimore)·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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 (Birmingham)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful experience as always!

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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Pittsburgh)·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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome food and great music

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 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (Baltimore)·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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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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 (Baltimore)·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!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great Beer, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, People Watching, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Tasting Menu
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 (Baltimore)·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.

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 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Baltimore)·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.

Tags: Live Music, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Live Music
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 (New Orleans)·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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·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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