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The Bavarian Lodge

1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
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Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Lisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $22
Cuisines: American, Austrian, German, Hamburgers
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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 36 drafts and over 160 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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Naperville, Illinois
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Montgomery, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant is pretty amazing. Good food, good service, good beer and good atmosphere is what you get coming here. The food and decor is like being at your grandmother's house. If you come here only one time, do yourself a favor and go the schnitzel route. So good. Be warned if you come on a Friday or Saturday night... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here several times over the past three years. Every time I go here, I have enjoyed the quality of the restaurant. The good food and good portions, the great waitstaff, the fun atmosphere. Is place is always packed with people so plan ahead if you go here. Luckily it is much bigger inside than you would think when... More

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Arlington, TX
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206 reviews 206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I don't know how anyone could rate this place less than a 4 or 5. I came here for dinner and specialty beers and wasn't remotely disappointed. The food was excellent—even the liver!—the service was great, and the selection of import and local craft beer was phenomenal. I don't know when I'll be back in town but I will absolutely... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The German food here is simply outstanding. The kitchen uses a reverse osmosis system to purify all the water and this keeps the freshness of the food at a peak. And what food it is. I love the liver dumpling soup (and often take home a container) and the spatzle. The knockwurst is outstanding, not too heavily fried as in... More

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Additional Information about The Bavarian Lodge

Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
Phone Number: 630-241-4701
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
Cuisine: American, Austrian, German, Hamburgers

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