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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Ranked #5 of 36 restaurants in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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76% Recommend
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United States
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We have eaten there before, always a great meal, the chicken is some of the best I've ever had and love their chicken salad and bean salad. The service is good. They make sure you have everything you want.

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Owosso, Michigan
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Been here several times, even times when it's not what would be considered a "busy" time, the wait not only for your table (even when there is no line!) and then the wait for your food is nuts! Every single time I've been to this place it's at least 1/2 hour wait for my food. Why???? The food is okay,... More

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New Baltimore, Michigan
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here. We come for lunch time but order from the dinner menu because you can get the family style dinner. You get a bunch of sides and salads along with your choice of chicken or chicken plus other meat (like jäger schnitzel which we always get). It is expensive but you get a ton of... More

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Romeo, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Last weekend we traveled to the charming town of Frankenmuth with our adult son and both sets of grandparents for my son's 23 rd birthday. We had 1pm lunch reservations on a beautiful Saturday, glad we did since it was extremely busy. My mother is Bavarian & I cook a lot of German meals so am familiar with how these... More

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The food was lukewarm and not very good at all. Over priced and not very clean. The only thing good about this place was our waiter. Everything else was dated and couldve been better

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

Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to hear your visit was not a positive one. Everything is designed to give you the best "old world" experience with the best of both food and service. Could you please contact me at the restaurant and let me have the opportunity to talk with you and make things right for you?... More

Sylvania, Ohio
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Just as good as its big sister across the street, minus the giant bakery in the basement. Of course one can cross the street and just visit the bakery. Good food. Buttered noodles. Yum.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was one of our highlights of our stay! The food was awesome. My daughter is a very picky eater and she loved the chicken. It may seem pricey but it is worth every penny!

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Shelby Township
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Michigan on Main is a re-purposed dining area at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. It used to be the Roof Garten. Décor changes are subtle, but the menu is totally different. The bar area has been expanded and now features high top tables and stools. The food and drinks menu is totally new and features Michigan inspired food and Michigan wines... More

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Lake Odessa, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We saw a sign in the restaurnt when we visited in January about this princess day. So daughter & granddaughter & I went. We had a grand time. The event included a horse & carriage ride, time with the disney princesses, making a wand, lunch & a small program. My granddaughter is into the whole Disney princess theme & when... More

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Johannesburg, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

LOVE THIS PLACE!! We got the family meals that you can get, and we could barely eat half of it! The whole town of Frankenmuth is an adorable setting, and it doesn't stop once you get to the Bavarian - the way that the staff dresses makes you feel like you are straight up in Germany. The food was delicious... More

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