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Gerst Bavarian Haus

2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
812-424-1420
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Ranked #51 of 366 restaurants in Evansville
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really like this place, definitely not your standard chain restaurant. The menu has a great variety of food and some cool German dishes. The food is all good...not healthy, but really flavorful and good. Prices are very reasonable, beer selection is outstanding! Service was friendly. Don't miss the fried oysters. I know what you are thinking... Fried oysters in Southern... More

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Kentucky
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We love the Gerst Haus! The service is always friendly and attentive! The menu has a large selection of both German and American food. My favorite is beef stroganoff. You can eat inside or on the patio. The restaurant is in a former hardware shop. Lots of fun!

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Evansville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is the best German restaurant in evansville. All the traditional German food and a large selection of draft beers. I have ate there for years and NEVER had a bad meal or service.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I have been to the Gerst Bavarian Haus several times over the past ten year, and my last visit was just as good as all of the others. The place is very comfortable, the wait-staff is very attentive and friendly, the food seems very authentic Bavarian, and the extensive beer selection is this beer drinker's dream. The folks at the... More

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Jamestown, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Gerst Haus is an old Evansville tradition, with lots to look at in the restaurant. Features a large, draught beer selection. I do love the red cabbage side dish! However, I was disappointed in my food selection, possibly because I was not able to spend a lot of time studying the menu due to a very chatty dinner companion.... More

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Evansville, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went yesterday at lunch, Saturday. They were not busy. Got Ruben and it was good as usual, but German fries. It w as if they had just cut up a potato and fried it. No onion, no taste. The cook needs to go up to Hilltop and take lessons. Had them in the past and they were good, not this... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife split an order of sauerbraten as the portion was too big for one, especially after an appetizer of kraut balls. Both were excellent! The choices of beer are extensive, but I love their frosty fishbowls of Gerst dark beer. I try not to miss the Friday clam chowder or the Sunday Bloody Mary Special.

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Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

German, through and through! So many beers on tap - they have their own menu. Historical building was a hardware store and brewery

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Greenwood, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I have never been a fan of German food as it is too bland for me. We went there on a business trip to Evansville. Last time we ate at Smitty's across the street but the people with me wanted to try it. The spaetzle tasted like it had not been seasoned at all. The Weiner schnitzel came with was... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Very diverse menu and great beer selection. Hard working and very friendly wait staff. German and American food all very good. You cannot go wrong here. An Evansville favorite....highly recommended.

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