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Zum Rheingarten

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554-4825
+1 703-221-5530
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Stafford, Virginia
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70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a terrific little spot right on Jefferson Davis Highway. It's intimately sized, quaintly decorated, and serves great fare at reasonable prices. The staff is very pleasant and welcoming. The Bavarian music in background sets the mood. Let them know about your special occasion in advance, and they'll take steps to recognize it from the moment you walk in.

1 Thank ALocksley
Stafford, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The best kept secret in Stafford. Great food, atmophere, and customer service. Great Beer selection and excellent German deserts.

1 Thank brenels2002
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have friends who like this place a lot, but I was not impressed. Food was just okay. We ate on the patio, and the place did not seem particularly clean to me.

Thank PizzaGurl1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place has great German food. Authentic and cooked to perfection. The beer is German as well. The best part is that every time I go there, it is like I a traveling back to the time I spent in Germany and I was visiting a German Guesthouse. Just like being in Germany.

1 Thank Kent W
Birmingham, AL
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345 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with family while in Virginia. The staff are extremely friendly and the menu options offer something for most any palate. We also liked that they carry German beer on draft.

Thank VinoBambinos
Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

You will not be disappointed eating at Rheingarten. The food is always delicious, great price and the service cannot be beat! The large selection of beer (yup you can order a liter) is always fresh, wine list is very good as well. And if you are lucky enough to go during Oktoberfest you will get to enjoy the added music.... More 

1 Thank njensen1966
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted a special place to celebrate a retirement. This restaurant was so fabulous! They even had a plate set in a stand with " Contgratulations on your Retirement" The food was fabulous and the service was top notch. There was a good selection of German beer and wine. I loved the German outfits the staff wore! There is also... More 

Stafford, VA
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121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been here in a while and suggested it to my colleagues for lunch. I had the Bavarian Brats...came with sauerkraut and dumplings/gravy. I asked for an extra side order of red cabbage. Everything was fantastic, really tasty. I'm not an expert on German food but wow loved everything. My chums got a German beef pot roast type thing on... More 

1 Thank red69hoss
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

From making reservations, to greetings to waitstaff and meal all was done with perfectly. As this was a surprise birthday dinner for Mary, Zum Rhein Garten pulled out all of the stops. Our server was attentive without intrusion and brought our courses at the appropriate times. The musicians shared their time with all of the tables, a beer garten atmosphere.

1 Thank HickoryDDoc
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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304 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A group of ten of us gathered here for lunch to celebrate the September birthdays. They had a plate and special glasses for the birthday girls (see photos). Nice touch! Everyone exclaimed how good their food was. Didn't particularly like my Bitburger grapefruit Radler bier, but another lady loved it. Server was attentive given the size of our group. We... More 

1 Thank Dawn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3998 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA 22554-4825
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stafford
  • Phone Number: +1 703-221-5530

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