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Jan 28, 2013 10:01 AM

Prost (Authentic German) Restaurant in Port Deposit, MD

Does anyone know whether this restaurant is open or has it closed? The phone number recording states that it is no longer in service, yet foodies have eaten there as recently as January 14. Please tell me they just had a glitch and will have a new number listed soon!!

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    1. What number did you call. I called (443) 731-1889 and got their answering machine. They are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
      You may also reach them via email at

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      1. re: cwdonald

        Thanks for your reply and advice! My husband called and got their answering machine today. They must have had their machine turned off or something yesterday. What a relief--we love the food there.

      2. Port Deposit is such a strange little town. We've been to a restaurant there at Tome's Landing. Is Prost worth a trip of 45 minutes or so?

        1. Hi, CindyJ,
          My husband, daughter and I love the place and the food is definitely authentic. It takes us about that long as well (sometimes a bit longer) but we think it is worth the trip! Make sure to call for reservations. Prost!

          1. We were going to be driving up Rt. 95 on our way back from Harpers Ferry on Sunday, so I phoned early afternoon for a 5:30 dinner reservation for four of us. I was told that the only reservations available were at 4:00, 4:30 and 8:00, but that they do seat walk-ins, and we'd probably only have a short wait at 5:30. When we arrived the place was fairly empty and we were seated immediately.

            The beer list was decent, and we were entertained by live accordion music as we looked over our menus. Two of us ordered sauerbraten, two ordered the Wienerschnitzel. In a word -- meh! The sauerbraten was served with two large dumplings -- one potato, one bread -- I couldn't really tell which was which, and they were both "sinkers" (a term my family uses to describe matzoh balls that are so dense they sink in the pot, and in your gut). I don't think I've ever had sauerbraten before, and I can't say I'll be in a hurry to try it again. As for the schnitzel -- something I often make at home with either chicken or veal -- it was a little chewy and underseasoned. Maybe we just didn't order the right things -- I was tempted by a few items on the "wurst" menu -- but I'd say that what I tasted was pretty uremarkable.

            Maybe given the dining choices in the Port Deposit area, Prost is among the better ones (although the Fair Hill Inn can't be too far from there), but I doubt that I'd detour off the highway to return.

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            1. re: CindyJ

              So sorry, Cindy, that you had a bad experience. I know that the owner was looking for a new cook b/c the one they had hired wasn't working out. It's possible that she still hadn't found a new one. The owner, however, is a wonderful cook but I guess she can't do it all, all the time. Hope the next time WE go, the food will be as good as we've found in the past. Again, sorry for the recommendation and that it wasn't what I had mentioned.

              1. re: gabigirl

                No apologies necessary, gabigirl. It wasn't so much that it was bad -- it was more a disappointment. Sometimes I wonder if my expectations are too high. The place was pretty full by the time we left, so obviously they're doing something right. Let us know about your next trip there.