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Black Forest German Restaurant

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787 E Market St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
+1 540-689-0758
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 that populate the town. It is in a VERY unassuming strip mall, in a rather... More 

Thank natty3816
Brighton, Michigan
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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, and service from our young German waiter was very good. If we are in area... More 

Thank Tom A
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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
1 review
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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 as it awaits its pending demise when you put the fork through it. Dan and... More 

Thank Ted B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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 black beer wetted our appetite and the salad with vinaigrette dressing was just the size.... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

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 seriously, and insist on a refund of any difference in advertised prices. I hope you... More 

Staunton, Virginia
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 in good weather. The food is excellent, and in good portions. I'd come here just... More 

Thank Avaggio
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 Houses, Barbeque Joints, etc. So we are always excited to find a German restaurant when... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 chats with her. We LOVED our food, and will be going back for more!!!

Thank mjrawles
Moyock, North Carolina
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 bringing over samples. My son liked the Bitburger Pilsener while I thought the Koestritzer Black... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
German, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?