Stoudts Black Angus

3.8
170 Reviews
$30 and under
American
During COVID: RESTAURANT IN THE BIER GARDEN Thurs/Fri 5 PM-10 PM. Sat 12 PM-10 PM, Sun 8 AM-3 PM. We are offering a full menu featuring pub Fare German specialties, pretzel dough pizzas, calzones, and vegan options as well as over 20 taps of craft beer, & full bar (Happy Hour 5-6 pm). Curbside to-go beer, growler fills, food, and baked goods available. ANTIQUES MALL Open Sunday 7:30 AM-4 PM. BIER GARDEN EVENTS: Thurs. Trivia, Fri/Sat/Sun Live Music. *We will be following ALL COVID state guidelines to keep everyone safe including limiting the number of guests, requiring face masks at all times (when not sitting down), & other precautions. (There is NO table service at this time. Customers can order food from our food stand that will be delivered to their table. Beverages can be ordered from the bar.)

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 170 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.9
service
3.7
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3.6
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Eat before you go. Beer was good. Food was awful. $15.00 Brisket sandwich was minute steak with a very hard hotdog roll, fries we old and the $8. Pretzel was hard and burnt. Definitely not the same for as Stoudts once had. Plus they don’t take reservations, we were told they don’t fill us so tables are always available. The band playing that night was awesome. So go for the band and the beer, NOT the food.

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vipSatisfied
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Their restaurant was closed snd only the beer garden was open .
We never got our point because the restaurant was close.
When we called they said they have heaters and they were none.
They never told us anything about restaurant being close and a very very limited menu.
I’m gluten free and they hade only one item I can eat.
You had to drop your menu choices at a counter and go and by your own drink.
No servers .
Our food was drop at our table with plastic utensils and food in a take out containers.
So so disappointed . We were really looking forward to eat a good steak and mashed potatoes.
They should have explain to us what was going on.

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WolfgangP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation and and it was not honored. Was told to go to a table and wait and then told to go back to a stand to order food. Back to where we started. I was mad by this and left. Had reservations and no services. What good was the reservation?

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vipBKrause
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Terrible service, food and music...never go back again

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It is difficult to review as the restaurant was under COVID restrictions and didn’t offer table service, and food was served in styrofoam containers which does give an inviting presentation. It was also Trivia night so it was noisy. The food was fine. Enjoyed the authentic German flavors.

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vipSteveV
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

To start we were fairly pleased,  pandemic appropriate seating in the Beer Garden area, self service for drinks in one location and food ordering in another was odd but they are doing the best they can given the circumstances.  The food was pretty good and they do bring it to your table. So far, so good.
Then at 5:45, the band started tuning up. OK, it's a sound check for later, they'll be done soon. But no!! At 6pm, this band starts playing their first set...AT AN EARDRUM SHATTERING VOLUME!!!
This was not conducive to  a nice dinner out with friends (our first in 7 months).
Who the hell starts a band a SIX O'CLOCK?!? In a restaurant setting?!? AT MAX VOLUME?!?
Do NOT go on a Friday night.

Also, you can make a reservation via Open table but they are not actually using them.

Stoudts Black Angus
Responded on September 30, 2020

Steve, thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry you did not have an enjoyable experience. Like many establishments, we are trying new ideas during COVID and your comments are helpful in evaluating our operations. Although reservations are not necessary (because there is plenty of seating in our Bier Garden events space), we do accept reservations through OpenTable and find it useful for our business.

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EricS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, the wait staff and the general setting. We came in hungry and left full and happy. Even though they ran out of most desserts, we are on a sugar diet so not going to ding them on that. The mix drink was strong and tasty and beer was perfect with my meal.

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KatieS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the atmosphere and the steak! It was a unique and private setting for a date night and I am glad that we tried Stoudt's on a recommendation from a friend. We made reservations but that is not really necessary, which is sad, I would rather see this place thriving. It must be a best-kept secret!

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DavidW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Must have been an off night. Food cold and not cooked to specification. Only 2 desserts available on Saturday night @ 9 pm. Understand owner is looking to sell business. Maybe this is having an impact.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Very small burger and fries overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Meal was fantastic! Extensive, varying menu. Chose oysters as an appetizer - the only downside was their size, and difficult to consume. French Onion soup was delicious. For entrees, the cuts of steak were exquisite. Cooked properly to temp and full of flavor. Vanilla cheesecake and creme brule for desert were good choices. Overall, a great experience. Definitely recommend.

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GretchenB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe our sever was Vanessa & she was absolutely FANTASTIC!!! What a lovely place! Food & atmosphere was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Beer was excellent! The food had the potential to be good, but my tacos were cold and the Mac and cheese serving size was tiny for $17. Not terrible, but low quality of food for the expensive prices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our Valentine’s dinner. We always get Ed’s thick cut steaks.

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Jake
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

They ran out of all steaks and most of the desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was Valentine’s Day and we went there for our date. We were there early enough in the night for the food items to not be completely out of stock. We waited 30 minutes just to get a beer. Every item we tried to order, was out and there was very limited items left. After not having many options, we left because in our time there we were also hearing about the horrible wait times tables were waiting for their food. We decided it just was not worth it.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is delicious. Waitress was friendly and helpful. The pictures , some of them where disturbing. Only two stalls for lady's bathroom. Rose was a good touch for valentine. Gluten free options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day

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Elaine
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great entree and beer selection. We had reservations for 5 at 7 and we were seated at 7:30. It was a Saturday evening and it was very busy. The food was great as German selections go. The beer was good. Nice place. If you get a chance, go

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HeatherS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was delicious but the service, beer, and decoration was subpar. I would recommend going before closing but it is just ok.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

I ordered a Sout Stodts burger cooked medium well. I received a burger that was rare. I sent the burger back and the waitress returned with my half eaten burger that was microwaved, toppings removed, with a new bun. It was the most disappointing $19 burger I have ever eaten.

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vipKristenK
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Really enjoyed the fried pickles but it’s disappointing that the soft pretzels are so often sold out. Our entrees were great (seafood pot and mushroom strudel) but the service, oh my. Waited a very long time for a house wine.

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Beergeek
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Tried a flight of beers, enjoyed all of them. Service was prompt & polite. Have recommended to friends. Antique store was closed, wanted to explore it.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.
We got the pretzel was so good for the appetizer. The brisket mac and cheese was delicious. Someone else in my party got a portabella ruden they said that was delicious and then my boyfriend got a burger he said that was delicious too, and the cheesecake was so good !

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vipCaryn
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Dirty and everyone in parts entree burnt. Blue cheese dressing was liquid. Just horrible. Even salad was horrible

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was amazing and service was on point. Will be back!

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Bill
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The hostess did not have our reservation in her book. I told her we booked with Open Table and I wanted to be sure I get credit for the visit. She seemed to care less about what I was saying. The weather was bad outside and there were only 5 tables being used, so it didn't really matter. The service, food and ambiance made up for the initial misunderstanding. We will visit again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance. The food was delicious. We'll definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great main course meal an service, only complaint was the calamari came out a bit on the cold side. But definitely would try again! Oh an the beer is great as well!

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viploriw
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It’s been 20 plus years since we have been here and it has definitely gone down hill! The water was disgusting....smelled like sewer water and tasted like it too! We were given bread but it definitely wasn’t Stoudt’s bread...it was thinly sliced white bread that had no taste. The table next to us definitely had Stoudts bread. Our steaks were good! French onion soup was not very tasty and the melted cheese on top smelled really bad!

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DougR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

It was ok, but we probably won’t go back.

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RonF
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very surprising place to eat. What I thought was a steak house type, turned out to be a traditional german inn type of restaurant. From menu to decor to beer selections.

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vipTimbo1509
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food was good. Being that it was a Monday night I thought it would be slower at the restaurant. Sadly we waited along time for our server. We were going to order dessert but it just took too long and we had to leave

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant, We all enjoyed what we ordered and the Fat Dog Stout was delicious.

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MonicaS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and our waiter was very attentive. Bloody Mary and beer were delish.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They were very nice, and understanding when there was a mix up with our friends. Food was good, my meal was just warm, I would have preferred.it a little hotter, and no I didn't complain and I can only speak for myself I did not ask anyone else about there meals. The room we were seated in was very eclectic. We enjoyed the decor. Overall experience was good. I will definitely give it another try!!!

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vipthomask
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had dinner on Friday night and lunch around 1pm on Saturday. Both meals were well presented and delicious. The crab cake was very tasty on top of lots of fresh corn and several fingerling potatoes. And the tower of vegetables dinner entree was very filling. At lunch, we both had a well done bratwurst and sauerkraut with excellent mustard. One of us had very good coleslaw, the other very good potato salad. Server was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Warm and receptive hospitality from all employees. A very enjoyable experience.

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DarciW
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the private booths! German heritage foods were delicious. Service was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1 year anniversary

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JohnF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beer was excellent with several IPA options. Crab dip was the best we have had in Lancaster with loads of lump crab. Both the steak and the tuna was sizable, delicious and presented well. We will definitely return.

FAQs

Stoudts Black Angus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 484-4386.

Stoudts Black Angus is rated 3.8 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.