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Black Forest Inn

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German, Austrian, European
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249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294 (Exit 25 off Route 80)
+1 973-347-3344
13:00 - 20:00
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Sun 13:00 - 20:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious flavors, not bad price/portion ratio, friendly atmosphere, awesome decor, good options in both drinks and food, but be careful if you go later in the evening ... Last time I went, the flavor was delicious, but my venison was overcooked to the point of near burn.

Thank H S
Morristown, New Jersey
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food is always consistently delicious. The maultaschen, something not usually on German restaurant menus, is a must as an appetizer or entree. The early bird prix fixe offering is a wonderful bargain. The atmosphere is warm and not noisy. Service is attentive. My wife, who is a native German, and I have been enjoying meals here for over 40... More 

Thank Osh39
Worcester, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The extensive menu made it difficult to decide what to eat! Started with the pretzel that took the hunger pains away. Then the soup really hit the spot. The meals were delicious and just enough to leave room for dessert. The dark chocolate item was not a hit though.

Thank JohnG229
Oak Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were here on the last night of Oktoberfest with a group of couples. Sticking with the German theme, we all ordered appetizers off the menu to share. Everthing was quite good as were all of our meals. My husband and a few others did not particularly like the potato pancakes as they felt they could have been from Dunkin... More 

Thank Jennifer K
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

One of my husband's favorite restaurants. Come here for the buffet every Friday. There is also a seafood buffet on the first friday of every month, although I've never tried it. The staff is friendly. You never leave hungry. Good German beer.

Thank Junglefreak
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It is hard to find genuine German food and thus restaurant is the real deal Atmosphere was warm and authentic and Susan my waitress could not have been nicer Sauerbraten meal special was ample portion and reasonably priced including dessert and coffee! I had to take my cheesecake to go

Thank Barb G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went to The Black Foredt Inn on a Friday night, which also happened to be a buffet night. (There is also a seafood buffet presented the first Friday of each month.) Angela, the hostess, promptly seated our party of 6 in the main dining room by the fireplace. A piano player was providing holiday tunes quietly in the background... More 

Thank RON07860
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I can't remember the last time I gave an excellent rating, if ever. We took foreign visitors to the Black Forest for dinner and had absolutely delicious meals with very friendly and warm service. I wanted to give my Canadian friends an exceptional evening and the Black Forest delivered.

Thank jimr20162016
Parsippany, New Jersey
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

My wife and I visited, to celebrate our anniversary, on a recent Wednesday night. It turned out to be a pleasant evening. The food was good and the service was excellent. My wife had the potato pancakes for an appetizer and the schnitzel a la Holstein for dinner while I had the herring for an appetizer and the jaeger schnitzel... More 

Thank Hans h
Stanhope, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went this past weekend for a birthday dinner. Excellent food and excellent service. Although we are local , we had never been here before. The Oktoberfest celebration was going on and it was alot of fun with the music and people dancing and singing along. Would highly receommend ! We will definitely be back !


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
German, Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?