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Gerst Bavarian Haus

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2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
812-424-1420
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 72
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  • 59
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  • 11
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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really Good sauerbraten and dumplings and good beer selection

Authentic German food, but sausages and brats not that remarkable, sauerkraut and spatzel very good. The beer selection is huge with a nice spread of beers on-tap. Nice old building with good atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Authentic German food, but sausages and brats not that remarkable, sauerkraut and spatzel very good. The beer selection is huge with a nice spread of beers on-tap. Nice old building with good atmosphere.

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Washington, DC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This restaurant has been here since 1999 and I have eaten here maybe a dozen times since then. It was an offshoot of the original Gerst Haus Restaurant, which is located in Nashville, TN and first opened in 1955. I started eating at the Nashville restaurant around 1976 and ate there at least once every month or so, until they... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

whether you want German or American food this is a nice little spot on Evansville's Westside. They have great salads.

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Evansville, Indiana
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144 reviews 144 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've eaten at Gerst House many times over the years but last week had most amazing grilled chicken breast sandwich I think I've had in this area! They also have by far best craft beer variety for this area

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paridise
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is the best West side of town places to eat. Selection of beers outstanding!!!! I'm scotch Irish german, my husband is a beer snob and even he was impressed, the food is amazing even my German grandma couldn't make a better potato salad!!!! Kraut balls mmmm mmmm, we moved away from home and this is a must for when... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Looks like nothing on the outside, but step inside and you could be in Munich or Berlin !! Ice cold beer and hot food. I ordered the brat selection appetizer as my meal. Husband had Wiener schnitzel. Both FABULOUS !! We were so stuffed that we did not get dessert, so we missed out on the Black Forest Cake and... More 

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simpsonville, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This restaurant was recommended from a customer as a great German Restaurant. When I was visiting it was still cold outside and I was wondering why so many chairs were untaken at the entrance. I found out soon, anytime somebody came in you were almost freezing. The beer selection is very plentiful. I would say this was the highlight of... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Being of German descent and that my husband lived in Germany for a number of years, I did expect the food to be better than it was, given the name. I had the sauerbraten, a favorite of mine, which I usually order whenever we visit a German restaurant. I've NEVER had my sauerbraten served shredded (like pulled pork). The flavor... More 

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Senior Contributor
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Is an older building with a lot of character. Not my fisrt choice for food but im sure some would like the more traditional German dishes. Most of the menu is German so may not cater to everyone. The beer selection is especially great for Evansville. Many choices on tap and in bottle. They do have a nice patio. Service... More 

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indiana
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154 reviews 154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I believe that this is truly authentic German food. We have had friends from Germany dine with us here. They say it is genuine. I think it is very good fare but not great. They have LOTS of different beers and sampling those is fun too. We go on a semi-regular basis.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812-424-1420

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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