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German - Old Stein Inn near Annapolis

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Has anyone eaten there? What did you think?

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  1. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Worth at least one try, especially if you like beer variety.

    1. The food is mostly overpriced and really not worth it. Drinking beer on a nice day at their outside tables, however, is.

      1. Don't get their sauerkraut - it's awful. As a German who knows how to cook German food properly, to me it's offensive. Their other stuff is fine.

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        1. re: cbauer

          cbauer- any recommendations on good German restaurants? I lived in Bayern for 5 years and miss excelllent German cuisine dearly: schweinhachsen (sp), jaegerschnitzel, germknoedel, hendl.... Va, Dc or Md- I will go anywhere for a great German meal!

          Danke.... an guad'n!

          1. re: Aphioni

            The only authentic place I've found is the Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown (yes, that's a long way). A friend tells me the owner is from Irschenberg (south of Munich). But, it's very pricey and I've only been once (not sure it's worth it to me), though when I walked in I had to refrain from reflexively saying Gruess Gott.

            I've seen Henning's in Frederick recommended on these boards and I mean to give it a try. The chef is apparently a Dane who cooks in a somewhat German style.

            P.S.: If you find any place that makes a real hendl, I will travel for it!

        2. I haven't eaten at this place in a while, but there used to be a little German restaurant in West Annapolis, that was pretty good. Anyone know the name, or how it is doing lately? Although it might not have a liquor license, I can't remember, certainly doesn't have the beer selection of Old Stein Inn, but if you are looking for German food...

          1. I've enjoyed the food and atmosphere at Old Stein Inn on the occasions that we've been there. It's fun to sit outside in the nice weather and listen to the accordion player or small band play as you dine.

            The beer selection is great and the cream of crab and cheese soup has won awards.