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Black Forest German Restaurant

787 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
+1 540-689-0758
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“schnitzel” (22 reviews)
“cupcakes” (15 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
787 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate a this delightful German restaurant on the busiest weekend of the year for Harrisonburg, JMU's graduation. But they were ready. Service was good and food was superb. This is an easy restaurant to miss, in the land of fast food, and mediocre restaurants...More

Thank natty3816
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch at this spot on way to Charlottesville today, and it was a great choice. Wife and I enjoyed Pork Schnitzel with two different gravys, and shared our sides od red cabbage and spätzle. Portions for lunch were substantial, food was well prepared,...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a small shopping plaza off Market St, could be easy to miss. Has indoor and outdoor dining. Décor is not much to look at (German-wise), but very clean and the food is ample and quite good. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Raker1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is a gem and I love going here when I am in Hburg. The food is prepared artfully as the vegetables are not over cooked and the meat does not arrive in a bed of grease. The delicate, flaky pastry for desert crackles...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We read about this small German restaurant on this website, and wanted to try it, but they are closed on Sundays, which it seems is the only day we drive past there. Finally a change of plans allowed us to visit last week. A tall...More

Thank glenn f
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Prices on website totally different from In house menu. Expensive for tiny portion. Taste was ok for a plain fried chicken cutlet. Not what we expected. Pretty restaurant.More

Thank Gina T
DandG82, Owner at Black Forest German Restaurant, responded to this review

I am very sorry about the discrepancy. Unfortunately, we were forced to raise the price on several entrees by 1 dollar due to market price increase. I was not able to update our facebook page in time. I take the satisfaction of my guests very...More

Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant is a wonderful addition to the restaurant scene in Harrisonburg. You'd think that there would be many German restaurants in an area settled by German immigrants, but that is not the case. Black Forest offers an attractive and clean restaurant with outdoor seating...More

Thank Avaggio
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband and I lived in Frankfurt, Germany for three years back in the '70's when he was stationed there with the US Army. We love German food and, sadly, there are not many German restaurants around as opposed to Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Steak...More

1  Thank Maryal900
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Every time we eat here it just gets better and better. This time we took my mom, who was rather reluctant...to say the least. Well, Black Forest has a new fan! Our server happened to be the wife of the chef/owner, and we enjoyed our...More

Thank mjrawles
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped by for lunch two days ago. The first thing we noticed is that the restaurant was impeccably clean. The beers on tap were Koestritzer Black Beer, Paulaner Hefeweizen, and Bitburgr Pilsener. I asked our waiter (Dmitry) which was his favorite. He responded by...More

Thank lorenmarcia
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May I make a reservation for Saturday, October 29, 2016 for 4 people at 7:00 P.M.? My wife and I are celebrating our Anniversary plus we are visiting our daughter who attends JMU. Please call me to let me know: 908-625-1513. Thank you. Chef John
20 October 2016|
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Response from cmhdave | Reviewed this property |
should not be a problem but need to contact restaurant. we made a reservation just one day in advance. I don't think you will be disappointed with the food or service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 787 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-689-0758