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Black Forest Inn

249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
+1 973-347-3344
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sauerbraten” (25 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (11 reviews)
“veal” (7 reviews)
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German, Austrian, European
249 US Highway 206, Stanhope, NJ 07874-3294
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I had really given up on finding a good German restaurant. Since it was my husband’s birthday I thought I’d try again and found the Black Forest Inn. Four of us had dinner. Everyone agreed the food was delicious and the staff kind and attentive....More

Thank neerondogs
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Located in Hamilton’s downtown area Love the German style ambience and servers dressed in durndils Clean and friendly environment Delicious and affordable dining for the whole family The menu offers many dishes to please any appetites. The vienna schnitzel is definitely worth the drive from...More

Thank Irene B
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The Black Forest Inn has the quaint atmosphere of a Bavarian Inn. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was served more quickly than we expected. The food was excellent. Each person in our group ordered something different and all agreed that their...More

Thank Jan Q
Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 5 January 2018

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 5 January 2018

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 5 January 2018

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 4 January 2018

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 29 December 2017

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 23 December 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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