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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
When I'm back home in Indiana I always plan a stop at The Gerst Haus!

I'm a Hoosier who has called Seattle home for over 20 years. I'm a foodie with mid-western roots and when I'm back in Indiana I make a point of hitting the Gerst Haus for my German food fix! I love the main course menu but most of the time I just order my faves from the appetizer menu along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Evansville, Indiana
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were not impressed with the service nor food. We were quiet disappointed because of the recommendations that had come from others about how good this restaurant was. The food was expensive and average taste. Some food was delivered to table cold but server never came back to check on food until he brought check. I was anxious to try... More 

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I'm a Hoosier who has called Seattle home for over 20 years. I'm a foodie with mid-western roots and when I'm back in Indiana I make a point of hitting the Gerst Haus for my German food fix! I love the main course menu but most of the time I just order my faves from the appetizer menu along with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food here is great! Excellent variety. The atmosphere alone is worth a visit. If you're looking for a nice, unique dining experience for the family then visit this place. Going into the building is like stepping back in time to Main St USA. Very charming. Very good German food, as well! Great, friendly service.

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North Salem, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We love going to German restaurants but this one left us a little disappointed. The food wasn't bad but it wasn't good....marginal at best. I ordered the sampler so I was able to sample three of their offerings and none of the three were very good. I ordered an on tap beer that was on the on line menu and... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

in a popular west side location, in an old building from the early 1900's, this restaurant continually has some of the best old style german cooking. the menu has kraut balls...what more can I say? they make their own schnitzels as well as most everything else on the menu. always busy for lunch so go early for a table.

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Chrisney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

A unique Evansville German restaurant. Great food, reasonably priced, and a large assortment of drafts. A must visit if a local or a visitor. Bratwurst and red cabbage are favorites of mine. Busy on the weekends. Check it out!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lunch or dinner always good food. Reuben is great! Fish specials are a great option too. Good variety of beer options! Been back several times.

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Red Hook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great old world German food and Brew in a classic building! I have been to Gerst Haus twice in the last two years while staying in Evansville on business. It does not disappoint. You cannot find this type of food just anywhere. I will certainly be back when I am in Evansville again.............

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Best German Food in Town! Have been many times and have Not ever been Disappointed. The Menu is wide ranging, also has some of the Best Fried Oysters I have ever put pass my lips.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

One of the best German dinners I have ever had. Service was great, loved the music and atmosphere, beer selection was huge. Wunderbar!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?