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Der Jaeger

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55 Purdytown Tpke, Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9391
+1 570-226-8252
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Lake Wallenpaupack area you have to have dinner at Der Jaeger! Combine a cozy German restaurant with a dose of antiques / nick nacs and super friendly hosts. Some things to remember, reservations are recommended, and it is byob. Be prepared to explore the restaurant between courses during dinner. The food is excellent and prepared... More 

1 Thank farmallpig
Shirley, New York
Level Contributor
37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place while looking for dining suggestions through TripAdvisor and decided to give it a try. I'm glad we did because the food was absolutely incredible. Not only that, it felt like we were dining with the family. Very comfy, cozy environment surrounded by German antiques.

Thank Kaymay91
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My fiance and I made a reservation for dinner the night before Christmas Eve. We were greeted warmly and seated at a comfortable table surrounded by all sorts of interesting knick-knacks. After ordering coffee and tea, we were invited to explore the shop that shares the building with the restaurant. It was almost worth the visit just to browse the... More 

2 Thank Roy H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Upon walking into Der Jaeger we were warmly greated by the owner/cook and placed at a large comfortable table. The menu is all authentic homemade German cuisine. A smokehouse and outdoor grill on the side of the building adds to the unique flavor of your chosen meal. From soup to dessert all our food was fresh and delicious. The restaurant... More 

Thank Jana D
Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband and I, daughter and husband, and two friends who had eaten here before and given this restaurant rave reviews , dined here on Saturday evening. We started with an appetizer of 5 different sausages on a bed of sauerkraut accompanied by pretzel bread. Delicious Everyone ordered something different so we ordered our vegetables family style. My entrée consisted... More 

Thank Carm18426
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My husband and I ate here for our anniversary dinner. It was an experience like no other. It's very unique-as others have said this is NOT a typical restaurant-so if you are seeking in and out -rushed service and standard food/atmosphere this will not be for you. However, if you have time and like to try new things and want... More 

Thank winnie4488
Paoli, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were able to have a very special family meal here to celebrate a birthday. The food and service are fantastic. We have eaten here several times and had a great experience each time

Thank karenstravel2016
Staten Island, New York
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a very small, very small restaurant run by the nicest German family. The food is off the charts delicious, the hosts are warm and make you feel as if you are in their home for dinner. Delicious!!! Hard to get into for dinner, because it is so small, but well worth the attempts- We loved the food, the... More 

Thank dianewrivera
Kingston, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived with a starving 16 month old, looking forward to some German food. When we walked in to this strange place, we were greeted by delicious smells, only to find it that the only way to eat here was with a reservation. The place was EMPTY, with two men leaving mumbling how they'd never eat here again. The owner... More 

1 Thank Kieraa04
Sylvana B, Owner at Der Jaeger, responded to this review

Hello- We apologize for the inconvenience that you were not able to eat at our establishment that night. However, we are consistently telling our customers that reservations are REQUIRED. This is stressed throughout Tripadvisor, our homepage, and our Facebook page. We do not take walk ins when we have a booked night so although you may have seen emptiness at... More 

Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is unlike any other restaurant I've been to. It's extremely relaxed. There are only 5 tables or so. The husband and wife do all of the work themselves and the menu isn't fixed. The food was delicious. The beer was good. Our dog was allowed (outside) and happy. The gentleman came out a few times between courses to chat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Purdytown Tpke, Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9391
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lake Ariel
  • Phone Number: +1 570-226-8252
Over the weekend my husband and I visited this fantastic German restaurant in the Poconos. It's part antique shop, part BBQ shack, but also has a sit-down restaurant inside with a wider variety of foods, mostly focusing on traditional German cuisine. Everything is homemade and the German hostess/owner (who also cooked some of the food) was very accommodating.

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