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Hardy's Bavaria

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111 W Evelyn Ave, Ste 108, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6131
408-720-1531
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Hours:
Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old World Decor, But Very Good Traditional German Food

The decor is a bit dated and has that old world feel a little bit, seems to be a small family operated business, as most of the staff are elderly, but very friendly and will take the time to explain anything if asked. Service is a little slower then most other places in Downtown Sunnyvale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rod B
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San Jose, California
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Irving, Texas
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I lived in Bavaria for over a decade, and have eaten in restaurants all over Germany. This is very authentic fare. It comes closest to the food I had in Würzburg. The proprietors are very nice, approachable people, and my group had a blast chatting with them for quite some time. The service is also authentic, which means slow and... More 

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Thank bithead2k
San Jose, California
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309 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decor is a bit dated and has that old world feel a little bit, seems to be a small family operated business, as most of the staff are elderly, but very friendly and will take the time to explain anything if asked. Service is a little slower then most other places in Downtown Sunnyvale area, but the atmosphere is... More 

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Thank Rod B
San Jose, California
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

First their website is out of date. It says they are opened from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM. We arrived for an early dinner for my birthday at 4:20 PM and the doors were locked! We tried to call and only got an answering machine that said to leave a message. We came back at 5:00 PM and they were... More 

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Thank WGB51
Sunnyvale, California
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114 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The only people who give a bad wrap about this restaurant complain about the service. All I have to say is chill. This is how a mom & pop restaurant operates. Leave the Yelp-crowd's nutty pace and over-the-top demands of the Bay Area outside the door and absorb a simpler more peaceful way that things can go. You can't beat... More 

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Thank DarthAnonymous
Menlo Park, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had a craving for German food recently and, knowing there are few options in the Palo Alto area, did a quick search and found Hardy's Bavaria on Trip Advisor. Made the trip to Sunnyvale and was not disappointed. Potato and cabbage soup, Nurenberger wurst, sour kraut and mashed potatoes with gravy. Excellent German beer selection -- a pleasant change from... More 

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Thank jpora
Northeast USA
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136 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I think the world needs more German Restaurants. Great beer, really awesome warm octogenarian waitstaff (I kid you not), not the best German food I've had but meeting the requirements of the genre, comfortable atmosphere. Good deserts, as if you need them. Very satisfying, all in all, for those who want a little of simpler times. May it long thrive.

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Thank Paul D
San Jose, CA
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A good place to go if you crave German food and German Beer. They have a good selection of German and Austrian beer. This is a small place and run by several old ladies so if you want to be served promptly, get there when it opens, otherwise service could be slow. The restaurant is conveniently adjacent to a large... More 

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2 Thank AlexSanJose
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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238 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Good German restaurants excel at beer, meat and spatsela. This one had good potato soup for starters, then a basic salad. My wife had the lamb and I had the ham special. Both were very good. My serving could have fed several people. It was an enormous portion. Some portions need the outside were a little dried out but there... More 

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Thank Ralph R
Topeka, Kansas, United States
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Also right near Murphy Street in downtown Sunnyvale, Hardy's Bavaria is a quaint little German restaurant. The German beers on tap alone is worth a visit. However, the night we went there was a distinct shortage of staff... so we had plenty of time to contemplate what we were going to order. The food was very traditionally prepared so there... More 

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1 Thank Don T
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

good for a long social dinner with friends - has a quaint character, extensive beer list, and traditional, unamericanized food. we were here on a quiet night, and the service was fast, without rushing our dinner, which was appreciated (we stayed pretty late).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 W Evelyn Ave, Ste 108, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-6131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-720-1531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?