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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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  • 72
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  • 44
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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
Dinner

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
yooperjam
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Highland, 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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1,158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Highland, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

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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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband and I went to Frankenmuth for a last minute weekend getaway. We usually eat at Zehnder's but because we were staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge, we had a coupon to eat at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. This is a mistake we will not make again. The menu at the Bavarian Inn is pretty much the same as... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had a male waiter, he was so helpful with my husband who not a chicken fan. On how he could get other meats and all the sides, and how to save money doing it.He laughed with us, joked even though they were packed and he was busy, he took time with all his tables, not rushing through, letting us... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love both chicken dinner restaurants here in Frankenmuth, but we choose this one when staying at the Bavarian Inn Hotel. We love the walk over, and across the bridge. The food and service is consistently excellent. We prefer the side dishes over the chicken!! We feel the chicken tastes as equally good s the restaurant across the street. We... More 

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ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate here instead of Zehnders across the road, the food was all very good and the there was lots of it. The server was great and there was plenty of room at our table. It was great, make sure you get any coupons at are usually available.

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I don't think it's a traditional German style food and even did not delirious. The chicken smells not good. Maybe you should have a try, then enough.

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

Thank you for our review. With the limited information on the review, I am struggling with an appropriate response to meet your needs. We take each review very seriously in efforts to keep our guests happy on every visit! If you would please take the time to call me at the restaurant I would like the opportunity to talk with... More 

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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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