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Black Forest Inn

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German, Austrian, European
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249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294 (Exit 25 off Route 80)
+1 973-347-3344
13:00 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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forty fort
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

We have been coming here for years. In the past it was always a special place to go. Mom is born in Germany, so for her The Black Forest is a bit of home. Four of us went there today for lunch. The food was awful! Goulash soup was all broth, the potato pancakes were see through thin and the... More 

4 Thank mombis1313
Newton, New Jersey
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My wife loves German food so I took her to lunch here. A fairly formal restaurant. Though we were very casual, I would recommend at least a polo shirt and khakis. Pros Extremely high quality Somewhat hard to find this elsewhere Clean Decor is unusual and nice Cons NOT cheap

Thank shartli
Asheboro, North Carolina
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136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Is there a better recommendation for a restaurant than to be able to say that you remember everything you enjoyed there 30 years ago? Our waitress tonight (name is Tania) worked there back then and told us that the restaurant is still owned by the same family!! We moved from NJ to Florida and were most happy to get the... More 

1 Thank maryloustrain
Stanhope, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We have been eating here for years now and the service has never been better. The front-end staff was wonderful and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back soon!

1 Thank D9890SAanonymous
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

My friends and I had a great time celebrating Oktoberfest last night. Our hostess, Angela, promptly seated us. Our waiter, Michael, was very knowledgeable with the items on the special menu. He helped us select the perfect amber lagers, and made great recommendations for appetizers and meals! The food was spectacular and cooked to perfection. The German maultaschen with fried... More 

Thank RON07860
Livingston, New Jersey
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188 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We fulfilled a many year wish when we visited the Black Forest Inn and we're darn glad we did. Everything about the visit was wunderbar. We both had the Sauerbraten which was the best we'd ever had. The red cabbage was outstanding as was the Balck Forest cake. You really feel like you are in the Black forest when entering... More 

Thank Ed M
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We've been eating here several times a year for over 20 years and after today never again Lets start with the rude and obnoxious hostesses who said "i don't mean to be rude but you will need reservations for octoberfest or you wont get in the door " It was downhill from there The waiter came over and reeked of... More 

2 Thank terrizuck
Barbara K, Manager at Black Forest Inn, responded to this review

Dear Terri, In writing my response something happened to my computer and I wasn't finished yet with my note. We were so upset to read your review. We are sure that you know quiet a bit about us because you started that you have been a frequent customer of ours for over 20 years. My family takes this very seriously... More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Have driven by this restaurant several times when I lived in NJ, but never dined there. I like German food & family has been there but not myself. We were greeted at the door & seated promptly. Restaurant is set up in German decor with plenty to look at. Our server was Dina & she was very attentive to our... More 

Thank BobT784
hackettstown, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Our favorite night to go is the Friday night buffet! We recently tried it for lunch as well and that was also excellent! We have been to other restaurants and have paid similar prices with just getting mediocre food, and we always come back to the Black forest and leave happy that our food is always delicious. We love the... More 

1 Thank Mary P
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1,356 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 466 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Returning from Germany we did not get our desire for good bratwurst out of our system and found the Garden State was pretty thin on good German restaurants. We found this the best to date here. It has authentic decor and ambience, but wondered if it passed our "Brat (and Pretzel) Test." We intend to return soon which answers that... More 

Thank Richard C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
    (Exit 25 off Route 80)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Stanhope
  • Phone Number: +1 973-347-3344

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?