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The Bier Garden

438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
+1 757-393-6022
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“schnitzel” (47 reviews)
“pretzels” (21 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good and as authentic as you will find and expect from any German themed place in the US. You often find the best German places close to military installations. They have an extensive beer menu and the atmosphere is pleasant and jovial....More

Thank SouthSkookPorkchop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for original food. I like the sausage platter. Great beers on tap. We will definitely come again.

Thank TR3A61
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

nice food if you don't mind pork in everything. i lived in europe and missed the german flavors. wish more chicken or beef on menu.

Thank Deane H
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had a small lunch along with a beer. We only had the potato soup and pretzel which both were very good. The beer was a light Octoberfest and also very good. We had been here once before and always like stopping in when were...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The waitress was wonderful. However, the kitchen was extremely slow. The sides were very small. The potatoes in the potato salad were more suited for mashed potatoes as they were overcooked and mushy. I'd like to see more variety in the salad offerings. I will...More

Thank Oleander S
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Bier Garden is a well known German Restaurant in Portsmouth that has an extensive beer list and serves authentic German dishes. They have a fairly extensive menu though many of their items are catered to american public standards. The lesser cuts of meat or...More

Thank naturistcouple1234
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Unfortunately, my birthday lunch didn't turn out as well as expected. I was excited to finally find a local German restaurant and several friends commented that this is a great place to eat. That was NOT our experience. Though the servers were very friendly, the...More

Thank MargaritaDoug
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Everything is great about the restaurant- the beer choices, the prices and the atmosphere- EXCEPT that at Sunday lunch, many of the dishes that appeared so enticing on the menu were not available- including the spaetzle! Disappointing! the restaurant has a very nice shop with...More

Thank Mizner
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I'm almost embarrassed to say I do not care for their food. Everyone I know raves about this place but the only item I care for on their menu is the schnitzel. They do have a very extensive beer and wine list and the service...More

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This quaint and well established restaurant is a favorite with us. The food is very good and inexpensive. The beer selection is one of the best of any restaurant. Be sure to try the sausages, red cabbage, German potato salad and the spaetzle with lentils....More

Thank jeg205
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 438 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3622
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-393-6022
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