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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-9941
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Ranked #10 of 40 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, German, Winery, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Great food and fun! It was a large crowd but divided into 'teams'by table. Drinks afterwards at Michigan on Main :-)

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Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Inn has a lot of character and a large menu. Chicken was good. Downstairs in the Castle Shops was able to pick up some unique gifts.

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Livonia, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took the grandchildren for a wonderful weekend of swimming and general R and R. A fun time with the family.

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Bay City, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My next-door neighbor and I periodically take her car out for a jaunt to charge the battery. This month we chose to go to Frankenmuth--it was just about the right length of trip to do the job. We chose to eat at the Bavarian Inn because we had a coupon. The first thing that struck me was how dated and... More 

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

Thank you for the review. I'm sorry you didn't notice all the newly remodeled areas of our business since your last visit. We are so proud of our Michigan on Main Bar and Grill area! This renovation and menu redesign occurred in March 2014, and expanded through our front lobby off Main Street. Here you will find 13 Michigan craft... More 

Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We picked Frankenmuth for lunch as it's a convenient half-way point for some family members to meet up. We did not expect the town to be overrun by ice sculpture enthusiasts, but luckily we got there early expecting to have to dodge church crowds. But holy cow! That was a ton of people. So the Bavarian is old fashioned, but... More 

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

Thank you so much for your detailed review. I appreciate how you discussed what you found most enjoyable at length. It painted such a picture! I will pass along your comments to Linda Lee our accordionist. She is such a wonderful piece of our Bavarian charm. She is wonderful with children and loves sharing her music with many many generations... More 

Beverly Hills, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We have been coming to this restaurant for over 30 years , over 5 times a year and I am sorry to say ..... What happened ??? I suppose , because we were there on a Monday after a busy festival , that it was so well .....trashed ? To start , we arrived at 2pm ish and had to... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry your visit wasn't as you had remembered in prior years. Yes, we have made some minor changes. We did many studies on how much jam and cookies were being wasted and not consumed by our guests. We like to listen to their feedback and try to provide the best value and price in... More 

Caro, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Chicken dinners like your grandma makes. Comes complete in 3 courses, Many dishes to share with your family; breads, many sides salads and soup, comes with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered noodles, great tasting chicken with very light breading. Service is superb, friendly staff wearing authentic German uniforms. During the busiest time of the year, the famous Snow Fest....always... More 

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Detroit
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visit Frankenmuth often but never went to try the chicken here as I heard it was overpriced and boy were they right...I wanted to try it because of all the raves and was not aware of exactly how much it would be for a plate...$120.00 for four people to eat chicken and mashed potatoes is ridiculous! We even ordered... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry that you did not find value in the quality and price of the meal. We do offer at the host stand the lunch and dinner menus at all times of day. The all you can eat Family Style Chicken dinner does come with noodle soup, 4 house made seasonal salads, buttered... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Thankfully Bavarian Inn takes reservations! We got the family style chicken dinner and the food was average. The "homemade" ice cream is soft serve and the servers are very nice but obviously focused on keeping people moving along. The tables were very crowded together. I'm not a large person and neither was the person behind me at another table, but... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Excellent advice on the reservations. It is always a good idea to make them in advance to avoid waiting in line. Usually January through June there is less of a wait, but during the later half of the year I highly recommend them. I will also pass along your comments on the wooden chairs. Those... More 

Oxford, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The food is always good, pricey on some things, but you know that going in. We had just a small issue with a couple of items and the waitress took care of them perfectly. She was very friendly and genuinely appeared to like her job. She went above and beyond. Her name was Shana L. and her great service was... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Shana just returned to us from her maternity leave, and we are so blessed to have her back! She is a great ambassador for our company and takes wonderful care of our guests! Thank you again! I will pass along your comments. More 

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Additional Information about Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Phone Number: 989-652-9941
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: American, German, Winery, Family Fare

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