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Black Forest Inn

249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
+1 973-347-3344
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sauerbraten” (24 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (12 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European
249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with my oldest friend for elementary school for the holidays. The food was exactly as I hoped it would be very good German food. Would certainly return. Excellent service the meal was very enjoyable my friend took an extra dinner of Sauerbraten...More

Thank fdmcpa1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious, the service is superb and the atmosphere feels like Bavaria. The band was a nice touch. Emil Shanta Band is sehr gut!! There's even things on the menu for people who may not be crazy about German food. There's also Pub...More

Thank Trooper962
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is terrific and so is the service. We enjoy the first Friday Seafood Buffet which has a fine sampling of their dishes. The food is constantly replenished fresh and quickly. Authentic German food !

Thank Annamarie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been enjoying The Black Forest Inn since 1978. Even during multiple trips to Germany I have not been able to find German fare to match or exceed what I have enjoyed at the Black Forest Inn. The service is always great and the...More

Thank Travelscambuster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was great, handling accessability to gain entry for our wheelchaired friend was done well with their hidden elevator. This is our wedding site from 9/14/2002, so has been a favorite of ours for many years. We highly recommend, the food and service are terrific!.

Thank kiernap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've come here with my parents at Christmas time each year for several years in a row and each time the food and service is better than the last. The lobster bisque is especially delicious for a restaurant serving traditional northern European food.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best German restaurant I've eaten at this side of the Rhein. The Christmas goose special was really enjoyable and the service was very pleasant and friendly as it always has been. I'm just sorry that I don't get to eat there more...More

Thank Vinny L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is not easy to find an authentic German restaurant in NJ, but the Black Forest Inn is a little bit of Germany in Stanhope. For my birthday, I wanted to go to a restaurant with atmosphere and good food. Black Forest Inn came through...More

Thank ET88BaskingRidge_NJ
Reviewed 8 December 2017

I love German food, but there are less and less German restaurants in the metropolitan NJ/NY area. So when we went for dinner at this place, recommended by a friend, we were skeptical. The moment we walked through the doors and saw the décor, ambiance,...More

Thank luigi m
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worth the ride even if it takes you a couple of hours! Authentic German cuisine served in a cozy mountain chateau atmosphere. It’s very difficult to find fantastic German or Eastern European food these days! Schnitzel,spaetzle, cucumber salad, red cabbage, German potato salad, strudel...More

Thank jlmbennis
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27 September 2017|
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Response from 878kevine | Reviewed this property |
Just call them.
rab g
30 August 2017|
Response from EDR53 | Reviewed this property |
They are always closed on Christmas Day. They are open December 24.
9 May 2017|
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Response from ulla0426 | Reviewed this property |
They do not have a children's menu. But some of the appetizers like Maultaschen will work or share some of your Spaetzle etc with them it always worked for my children and granchildren.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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