About Old Stein Inn
IN 1983, Karl & Ursula Selinger of Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany in the Rhineland Pfalz opened The Old Stein Inn to serve the finest German cuisine. They decided to locate in Anne Arundel County just 8 miles south of Annapolis in Edgewater Maryland. The Old Stein has a traditional Biergarten to give neighbors a place to enjoy al fresco dining with friends and family. The ten German taps pour an unparalleled selection of beer. The Old Stein has been featured on "The Best Of Show" on the Food Network and has won multiple awards for the Munster Cheese & Crab Soup and the Apple Cheesecake.
The Old Stein is no run-of-the-mill chain restaurant. Diners come from all over the Mid-Atlantic (or right around the corner) to this family-owned, Maryland gem to enjoy fun, food, friends—and, or course, a cold brew in a gemütlichkeit atmosphere. Eins, Zwei, Drei, G"suffa!
German, Gastro Pub, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Wed-Thursday 4pm to 9pm
Saturaday 4-10pm; Bar open until 11pm
Sunday NOON to 9pm
just past Turkey point Road on right hand side
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
The Old Stein Oktoberfest style Biergarten has become a Maryland tradition. People come—from near and far—to gather in the Biergarten and enjoy the beautiful Fall weather while drinking the best German beers and tasting the finest German cuisine. Visit the Old Stein during Oktoberfest and you"re sure to have a blast singing along to German drinking songs while sampling traditional German fare. Check our web site www.oldstein-inn.com to see when you might catch Silvia strolling with her accordian or Heidi and the Helmut Echo with their alpenhorn. Prost!
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large onsite parking lot
Private Party Facilities:
We have inside seating up to 64 persons and outdoor Biergarten to 120 persons
Private Party Contact:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Old Stein Inn Ratings and Reviews
Food was quite good and authentic. Servi ...
Food was quite good and authentic. Service was great.
Enjoyed an impromptu night out for dinne ...
Enjoyed an impromptu night out for dinner and enjoyed the food and ambiance. Wait staff were attentive and very friendly. We have eaten here before and always have a nice evening. Wine was a bit pricey for the venue.
Great beer garden out standing German fo ...
Great beer garden out standing German food. Staff outstanding our server Abby your the best ! Recommend this place to many people everyone loves it.
Food was excellent. Best German food I'v ...
Food was excellent. Best German food I've found outside of Germany! The braised pork, sauerbraten, spaetzle, and homemade pretzels are to die for. Oh, and the beer, great selection. Thanks so much for a wonderful evening with friends and relatives.
We went for lunch on our way to Annapoli ...
We went for lunch on our way to Annapolis and we encountered great food and service. Highly recommend!
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The food was fresh and excellent. The service was quick and excellent. Our server, Carrie was friendly, attentive, and a joy with a good sense of humor. Very professional as well. We enjoyed the accordion music and singing which was an added plus. The atmosphere was friendly with the typical German ambiance. Very enjoyable dining experience.
While a bit noises, and definitely not an appropriate pick for a romantic night out, I am always very happy with both the food and the service. And, for beer lovers, their selection is very nice.
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Always have a great time, food and service are great
We had an enjoyable evening with 2 other ...
We had an enjoyable evening with 2 other couples. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. She brought out a taste of the sauce used in the sauerbraten so we could taste it and see if it would be too spicy, which it wasn't. She was attentive throughout the evening and gave recommendations for dessert. We all enjoyed our meals. The food was excellent.
Red Cabbage and more
At least a week in advance of our visit, I begin to salivate over the thought of red cabbage and sauerbraten. My husband always selects the smoked pork chop and enjoys the extensive beer list. The dessert, the May special, needs to be a permanent addition to the already yummy choices.
Very authentic German food with an impre ...
Very authentic German food with an impressive beer and wine list. Everyone had a wonderful time and we really enjoyed the variety of dishes. Something for everyone. The service was excellent, with very good attention to the customers, but not too much where they catch you with your mouth full and make a pest of themselves. The server was very knowledgeable about the different dishes and what drinks would go well with them. A little pricey for an everyday type of meal, but well worth the price. We stayed for hours and never felt rushed, even with it being a Friday night and packed. Do recommend reservations. It was a little chilly to sit in the Biergarten that night, but we noticed they did have patio heaters and, I believe, a fire pit. Will try out the Biergarten next time...and there will definitely be a next time.
Great food and service
Had a reservation for Friday night. Arrived a little early and was quickly seated in the main dining room. There was also an outside beer garden but was a little chilly so went with inside. The waiter was great, very knowledgeable and friendly. Provided some great recommendations. Beer selection was fantastic and food was delicious, from appetizer to desert. Would gladly come again.
Service was strange
We have been to the Old Stein Inn several times and always enjoy the food, although I did not enjoy the asparagus dish I had this past time. There was little to no asparagus in it. I'm not a big German food fan anyway, but the service was terrible in that we were rushed the entire meal. No one wants to be ignored in a restaurant, but they also don't want to be interrupted by the waiter constantly. I felt like we were rushed through dinner right to dessert and then we decided to talk a while after we ate, but the waiter and two other restaurant workers kept hounding us for the check. It was VERY irritating and it wasn't because the restaurant was so crowded that they had to get people out to seat more people. There were plenty of tables. We were very disappointed in this behavior. I hope they don't do that again!!!
Germany comes to Maryland
Had a work colleague from Germany and we always talked about having a meal in Germany well I retired and we never that chance. On Saturday we met here with his family and had a great meal and a wonderful time While it may not have been in Germany it certainly felt like it. A great meal and time was had by all
Good German Fare
We have been to The Old Stein Inn many times. We enjoyed the indoor atmosphere when it was a house. When they remodeled after a fire, the indoor part lost a lot of charm. The outdoor dining is still very pleasant. The German food and beer are what we go there for. It's not a fancy place, and is better for groups of people.
I love the Old Stein Inn! Go frequently... esp since they opened the Beir Bar!
Eating at Old a Stein Inn
Although the waitress was very attentive, the timeliness of the food was atrocious. The waitress apologized twice for the delay in delivering our entree which did not come for at least 40 minutes after our appetizer. She said a large order was put in just before us. I do not see this as an excuse. Large and small orders are coming into the kitchen all the time if the restaurant is busy.
Nice outside - kitchen was a bit backed up
This a one of our favorite places! Suspect that the sunshine brought out more people than the kitchen was staffed for and our food was a bit slow in arriving.
It delivers everytime! The food is great, beer fantastic, and great friendly vibe!
We just keep going back! Food is outsta ...
We just keep going back! Food is outstanding, beer is old country, Silvia can really play that squeeze box. Life is good!
Excellent German Food
Excellent German food and an even better German beer selection. Best German restaurant in Annapolis area
Been to this place several times...and this was the worst...potato pancakes were good as always...schnitzel was fair...ordered pork and they brought chicken...an honest mistake and they adjusted the bill...sides were okay...seemed rushed and thrown on the plate...the veggie dish (only on on the menu) was very salty...overall average dinner...waitress was fair, but nervous about everything...maybe she was new...will come back again, but wont be coming back many more times if this is the new constant...
First time we visited, we ended up sitting at the tiny bar in the front since we had no reservations. Now we know. Food was EH, ok, at best. We decided to give it another try. This time, made reservations on open table, showed up 45 min before our time we chose (took a chance), and was seated right away. We chose the biergarten instead of the cramped looking inside. The biergarten has another bar and is heated. There are hi top tables and wrought iron outdoor tables n chairs. The whole atmosphere out there was Great! Service was Great! Food was, well, just barely OK. And pretty expensive for the quality. We have spent 7 total years living and working in Germany and we don't expect it to be at that level, but we do expect much better. We've had the goulash, schnitzels, liver wurst, schweinhaxe and sauerbraten. (The Fries are tasty) Not sure we'll go back for food, but we'll go back for drinks and atmosphere.
March 2016 visit
This is our third visit to the restaurant and as always, the food was good. There is always plenty of food.
I think their good is authentic. I love ...
I think their good is authentic. I love the atmosphere and the staff is great.
Love the Old Stein
Great food, outstanding German beer. What more could you ask for. Love this place.
The food was awesome, however very pricey and still worth it. The service was good and I recommend eating in the patio area. It's warm and a little quieter there.
A Nice Evening!
The four of us enjoyed ourselves again at our favorite restaurant. The server was attentive and amiable, and the food was great, as usual.
Incredible food and service. The people ...
Incredible food and service. The people are simply amazing. I am going to return soon. You cant beat traditional German food at an amazing price.
Food was excellent. Unique dining experience. Service was poor and ruined the meal.
Great food, but . . .
The dining area has been updated, but I don't think that the wait area and bar have been well planned I know that space is limited and designing solutions for this area is not easy, but it will impact my decision to return there in the future. Weekend trips will not be done by my family. On the positive side, the food and pricing will keep me interested for weekday trips!
Great Restaurant for Asking Someone to Marry You
My significant other and I have eaten several times at the Old Stein Inn on Valentine's Day to celebrate the anniversary of our engagement. The food is consistently good year after year. Most recently we had the fried pickles, cream of crab soup, veal sausages, and pork chops. I had a craft beer, Bell's Expedition, which was tasty and as thick as coffee. We also had the pretzel bread pudding for dessert. This is a meal I would definitely order again.
Celebrating our 40th Anniversary
We love the Old Stein Inn! The food is always wonderful, great wine and beer choices, and always a great atmosphere. We loved coming here to celebrate our 40th Anniversary!
Not the prettiest, but always delicious!
A perfect stop for a Bier und a Wurst, so on the VERY Cold Valentine's Day, hubby and I stopped by for a Bier und a Wurst. Imagine our delight when we saw Valentine's Day specials (we had the short rib Sauerbraten). Delicious and I didn't have to spend 4 days preparing it!
good German food
We have been going there for many years for special occasions! Good food. Good beer.
What happened to customer service ?
You get a lot of "no" at the Old Stein these days. Been a fan for over 18 years and now a bit disappointed. The chef has made changes to the menu - removing favorites like Bier Fries ("our distributor doesn't carry the cheese ); the cinnamon pretzel with cinnamon ice cream - it was there for awhile, then gone .... Yet soft pretzels are still on the menu. At our recent visit asked to have one dessert modified and was willing to pay for the change - and the answer was no. When your check is over $300, you need to give some thought to what it will take to get me back.
The restaurant is incredible. I lived in Germany for two years and the food and atmosphere is authentically Bavarian. Our waitress was top-notch. The accordionist was delightful and fascinated all of us. It was great to hear the German songs. The restaurant needs another hostess, however. The girl last Saturday was horrible. She was rude, and lectured us on making sure we add a person to our party when making a reservation if we want a high chair or booster seat. She loudly told us how awful that is to do and related stories of how some people bring TWO children! People were looking at us as we stood there being scolded. Our waitress, however, was a true delight! She was fun and very efficient.
Great German food & beer
Been here several times for the traditional German fare (not unfriendly to vegetarians, but come on--it's German). They have a good number of beers on tap as well as bottled. There are other beverages, but come on--it's German. The food on my latest visit seemed to have bumped up a notch. It was cooked perfectly and even the simple chicken shnitzel had great flavor. It's not a quiet place, but they have sound baffling that makes the noise level bearable. You don't have to shout to be heard (and you won't be subjected to listening to someone else's shouted conversation). Sylvia the accordion player provides music and song on weekends, going from table to table to play requests.
Every plate ordered was delicious. Wait ...
Every plate ordered was delicious. Wait staff attentive. Accordion player br I ugh some fun and authenticity to the meal. Great beer!
Great traditional German Bier Garten
We go to the Old Stein frequently for a bier und a wurst. They never let us down. Sometimes we enjoy a schnitzel, a black forest salat, or whatever. We are always happy. Excellent Bier Bar!
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