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The Bavarian Lodge

1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Lisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Austrian, German, Brew Pub
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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.
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English first
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a family dinner here, the beer was very good with plenty of variety for everyone. The food was all great and the portions were so big that we took food home. We had several different schnitzels, red cabbage, and potatoes. The pirogue appetizers were excellent.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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223 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I often avoid German food because I find it so heavy, but I'm glad I ignored that concern had dinner at Bavarian Lodge last week, because it was soooo good! Parking lot is tiny and we had to park down the street, but once we made it inside the atmosphere was relaxed and cozy. Quite busy on a Friday, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It took a while to convince my wife to try German food but once we finally went here she was convinced how great it can be. The beer list is one of the better I have ever seen. Anything you order will be great so don't worry. It can get somewhat expensive but definitely worth it.

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Lisle, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a wonderful experience with many choices for beer and food. They have a fabulous bar! The service is outstanding.

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Naperville, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lots if car outside seems to be very busy....... Decided to try but regretted it! Food is nothing to come to, if you are a beer drinker yes this place is for you but if your here to eat think 10X because it's not worth it. We waited long time and food is tasteless. It's not worth it.

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Lisle, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food is amazing and the service is always top notch! Parking can be a challenge but this place is worth a block walk!

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Bavarian Lodge is one of my favorite Restaurants in the Western Chicago Suburbs. There is an amazing selection of Draft Beers including some imported. The German and Hungarian food is authentic comfort food! I especially like the Chicken Paprikash with spaetzle. The atmosphere is cozy and has a great buzz! It is a very popular restaurant! Parking lot fills... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Once known as Chef Paul's, Bavarian Lodge has grown from the tiny dining room at Iroquois Shopping Center to the massive free-standing place it is now. The food has changed some over the years, but the portions are still ample. We enjoyed a Saturday night dinner recently, but the wait was over an hour. We walked up the side street... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Let me preface this by saying I am no expert on food, a gourmand, a foodie or whatever you call it. I will say that I have spent about eight years of my adult life living in Germany. The menu is representative of the German food you find in a German Gasthaus. This is German comfort food every German grandmother... More 

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Orlando, FL.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

I lived in Lisle for twenty years and watched the growth and progress of this restaurant in the community. This is quintessential German dining at its finest! There is nothing else to say. Each dish has been brought to culinary perfection...but if "Heidi's Cottage" is not your idea of fine dining... Then seek your dinner elsewhere. As for me.... When... 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, Austrian, German, Brew Pub

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