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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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American, German, Winery, Family Fare
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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-9941
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: 1,200-seat German-themed dining rooms offer a variety of meals - from...
1,200-seat German-themed dining rooms offer a variety of meals - from Frankenmuth-style chicken to Wiener Schnitzel and other German specialties, vegetarian and Gluten Free menus. Catering available. Lower level Castle Shops include Jester's Cafe offering meals to go and 8 other Specialty Shops.
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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    Very good
  • 166
    Average
  • 72
    Poor
  • 44
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place!

The dinner is good, but expect to leave miserably full! Its a lot of food! My favorite part about going here is checking out the shops downstairs. The bakery is amazing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lynnzeeburns
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Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Michigan
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The dinner is good, but expect to leave miserably full! Its a lot of food! My favorite part about going here is checking out the shops downstairs. The bakery is amazing!

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Hamilton, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The food and service were top notch. Never disappointed. There is something for even the pickiest eater in your family. Breakfast and late night snacks are great.

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Fort Gratiot, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the Easter Bunny Luncheon here and did shopping afterwards and a great time was had by all! They really did a fantastic job with this luncheon and had a very funny and unique magician as part of it. The kid's had a fantastic time. Afterwards we shopped in all of the little shops here and were pleased... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Order the chicken dinner. It is so moist. The dinner meal contains large portions of extras, that we ordered one dinner per two adults and one dinner per two children.

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Dekalb, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Oh my goodness. We made reservations to do the pretzel making. $5 a person. So we decided to make lunch reservations immediately following and I am so glad I did. Our reservations were for 3:30pm. This was a good idea for two reasons. 1. We ate so much it would have been hard pressed to sleep if we had eaten... More 

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

It was so nice to read your kind review! Thank you so much for joining us for the pretzel making and dinner. There is nothing better than a hot baked Bavarian pretzel, I agree! We appreciate your comments and will share with our team! Hope to serve you again real soon! We have some good coupon promotions through the end... More 

Highland, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I used to go with my grandmother to eat here as a kid. Back then it was awesome food. Everything seemed homemade. Now, It all tastes so commercialized. The chicken used to be amazing but now it's hard to choke it down. Staff is super friendly. Place is clean. I don't feel it's worth the price of the dinner though.

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am thankful that you appreciated the restaurant and our service! We always try our best in both areas. I'm sorry you didn't care for your meal. That is another huge element of the entire experience. We are not commercialized by any means. Everything is made homemade either here in our prep kitchen, or downstairs... More 

Apollo, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Let me start off by saying my picky chef of a fiancé ate here and fell madly in love with the food and that never happens. I had been a diehard zehnders girl my whole life and I now love Bavarian Inn. Our waitress Rebecca was an absolute delight and super friendly. We will be back.

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I appreciate the kind words, especially coming from a fellow "foodie"! I will be sure to pass along the great compliment to your server. She does a wonderful job for us and we value her efforts tremendously! Look forward to serving you again! More 

Augusta, Michigan
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The only thing that was kind of a let down was because they had the main dining room closed for cleaning, we had to sit in the smaller dining room which wasn't as beautiful as the other one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

large variety to choose from, with good-sized portions. love the sides that are available. do not loke the stuffing; very bland and mushy.

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Michigan USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Chicken was nothing special, pasta was cold, ate in the basement for less than $15 much cheaper than upstairs

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: 989-652-9941

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: American, German, Winery, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

1,200-seat German-themed dining rooms offer a variety of meals - from Frankenmuth-style chicken to Wiener Schnitzel and other German specialties, vegetarian and Gluten Free menus. Catering available. Lower level Castle Shops include Jester's Cafe offering meals to go and 8 other Specialty Shops.

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