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The Bavarian Lodge

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American, German, Austrian, Brew Pub, European, Pub
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer...
One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 38 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.
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    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Noisy, but great food, beer, and a lot of fun

My daughter and son-in-law were visiting from out of town, and I was on vacation, so we were able to go on a Thursday night when the crowds were not as heavy. They have an excellent selection of craft beers, in bottles and on tap, both domestic and foreign. The list can be a little overwhelming at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Azdak
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My daughter and son-in-law were visiting from out of town, and I was on vacation, so we were able to go on a Thursday night when the crowds were not as heavy. They have an excellent selection of craft beers, in bottles and on tap, both domestic and foreign. The list can be a little overwhelming at first glance. We... More 

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York Beach, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We decided to eat at the Bavarian Lodge the night before a family wedding. There were 12 people in our party and were given 2 tables as the restaurant does not have tables to seat large parties together. Our server was excellent as was the food. The bride's father grew up on German food so he was in heaven with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a great place to get German food. the weiner schnitzel is excellent. The waiter suggested beers to go along with the food and that was quite helpful. the wall decorations add to the ambiance. We had a great experience and will get back there soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed the food and the service at the spot. First time we have been there and we were pleasantly su we very much enjoyed the food and the service I have the spot. First time we have been there and we were pleasantly surprised. A very wide menu of choices and I had the veal and my... More 

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Modesto, California
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Mmmmmmmm! Yummy! That is all. The food is delicious! The atmosphere is lovely and the service is great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The place has interesting decor. Nice waitresses but slow. We had a longer wait than anticipated in the bar area. The place was packed and festive. All of the meats were good. The salads could have offered some additional veggies for some color. We would go back.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Bavarian Lodge is an institution in the area. If you like Authentic German/Bavarian food, you can't go wrong. And the beer selection is absolutely outstanding if you like craft and import selections. My personal favorite is sour braten (sp) with schnitzel, but anything you get will amaze. Atmosphere is relaxed and dark wood paneling make you feel like you are... More 

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Woodridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This has the BEST breaded pork tenderloin I ever had! I have been able to taste-test other foods, as well, and everything is very good. I especially like the spatzle. It is a nice alternative to potatoes.

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Batavia, Illinois
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to The Bavarian Lodge with friends and it had a great selection of beverages and food. Everything was delicious and would return back soon. Easy place to have conversations and a great atmosphere with the German touch.

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Aurora, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Interesting place as the lodge or "bar area" was packed on this night. Loud but you could still hear each other. Hate being bumped around while we waited (over an hour) for our table but they had an outstanding drink menu which we thoroughly enjoyed and was able to order appetizers from the bar. Bar service was knowledgeable and outstanding!... More 

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Additional Information about The Bavarian Lodge

Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: American, German, Austrian, Brew Pub, European, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, German, Austrian, Brew Pub, European, Pub

Description

One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 38 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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