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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-9941
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Ranked #11 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

My family had a family style dinner at Bavarian Inn. There was an enormous amount of food. The chicken is really tender and juicy. The atmosphere is also great.

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Defiance, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Everyone here was super friendly, helpful and courteous. The food and the atmosphere were great also.

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the wide selection of German food which was plentiful, and well prepared. Service was very good and prices were reasonable. Servers were dressed in Bavarian attire. The restaurant décor was appropriate. The restaurant has several floors and is equipped to handle large groups.Interesting shops are located in the lower level.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the Bavarian ambience of the restaurant and the costumes of the help. The staff was great and the food was delicious. Perfect night of dining!

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent and can't wait to go back. My boyfriend and myself shared a meal. It came with enough food to stuff us both and we had left overs.

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Chatham
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in the area for a couple days, and were looking forward to their family style dinner. We made a reservation and were seated quickly. We had a charming and helpful waiter who was very speedy in bringing out the courses. The breads were tasty, as well as the many side dishes. My husband is more... More

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Huron, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I took our two young daughters to Frankenmuth because of the fond memories we had as children. We wanted our children to experience all that we did, and build some fond memories of their own. We hadn't been to Frankenmuth in over 20 years. We had wonderful memories of sharing great family style meals on every visit... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This could be the worst German food I have ever eaten. I lived in Germany for a couple of years and have had German food at numerous places around the country. This really was embarassingly bad. The only food on the Sampler that was even vaquely authentic was the Rippchen, the rest was just poorly prepared, made from cheap ingedients,... More

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

I appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you feel about your visit. We take the time to analyze all the feedback from our guests whether positive or negative to continue to find ways to improve and create enjoyable experiences. We have been told that our German dishes are different than what you may find in Germany.... More

East Islip, New York, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Had read in the brochure for Frankenmuth that you have to try the famous chicken dinner. So after a day of shopping and sightseeing chose to go here for the dinner. As part of your dinner you do get a lot of varieties of salads. So there was plenty of food to eat but the chicken was so dry that... More

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

Thank you for your feedback. I appreciate you sharing the comment about the chicken. I'm not sure if that batch had been overcooked, but I will talk with the Kitchen Manager as well. I sure hope you shared the information with your server and they brought out some new fresh and juicy chicken for you. We always try to take... More

La Porte, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The owners of the Bavarian Inn should be embarrassed by the menu items and the cost of what they serve. I know they won't be, though, because they are raking in thousands of dollars a day off the backs of families caught up in wanting the whole "Bavarian Experience". The unbelievable thing is that people wait in line as long... More

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

Thank you for your review. We certainly try to accommodate many different meal selections with our menu, but in reality the majority of our guests have come to expect and enjoy over many years our Family Style Chicken Dinner. This is a hearty traditional meal with mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, dressing, hot vegetable and 4 seasonal salads, as well as... More

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