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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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American, German, Wine Bar
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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-9941
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

The restaurant has amazing atmosphere. They have a shopping centre right under them. One of the stores was a bakery that sold some amazing baked goods. They even had had handmade chocolate and ice cream.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Oshawa
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great dining experience at the Pure Michigan Dinner served at Bavarian Inn Restaurant last Friday. Chef Phil and his team worked hard to use purely Michigan ingredients in all the courses, served with some great Michigan beverages, including a Rochester Mills Milkshake Stout Milkshake and B Necktar Zombie Killer Mead! The featured product was wheat from Frankenmuth's Star... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent and plentiful. Would have been nice to have a warm potato salad instead of 2 sourkraughts. Playing of german/polka music would have been a nice touch as well.

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Detroit
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

From owners on down, everyone seems to have the same attitude- please the guest, very clean rooms, excellent food in their restaurant, several pools and game area, a real family's destnation. It's a short walk into the main business area, but there is very dependable shuttle service every few minutes.

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to dine. All you can eat chicken dinner is delicious from start to finish. The noddle soup, the cole slaw, cranberry relish, cottage cheese, cheese spread and chicken liver pate with garlic toast, mashed potatoes,gravy, egg noodles and ice cream, schnitzel sausage per person what a deal. The service was great, the aesthetics were really nice, and we... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience do not miss this restaurant in your travels!!! the value was great and the food was outstanding, I would go back just to try something different!

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Oshawa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant has amazing atmosphere. They have a shopping centre right under them. One of the stores was a bakery that sold some amazing baked goods. They even had had handmade chocolate and ice cream.

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msp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a fun town we happened upon. Frankenmuth, MI, what an interesting place. We followed the hotels suggestion and tried the Bavarian Inn. Very German, from the instructions on the door to the signs on the Que lines. The servers were all in costume. We had a great server, Samantha who made the whole experience even better. Limited menu but... More 

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Columbus, GA
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife wanted to eat here after hearing good things about this place. The staff was great, the aesthetics were really nice, and we had no wait to be seated. The soup was good but the main course was disappointing. We all had their famous chicken dinner. The chicken was unimpressive. I'm not sure what cut of meat the white... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

While this restaurant is known for its famous family style chicken dinners, it also offers a wide range of other good food. It has a good selection iof Sherman and Michigan entrees. If in doubt, many dishes come with in add on to the family style chicken, so you will not miss out on their famous and delicious chicken. German... More 

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Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went on a Monday around 4:30 and it was not crowded. Did hear one server say that the weekends from October- December, the restaurant is packed. Our service was pretty fast and friendly. We all ordered the Frankenmuth combo (chicken, schnitzel and sauerbraten). The bread basket could have been improved with a hearty bread choice like pumpernickel. The chicken... 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, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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