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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, 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
A Must Stop when in Town

We ordered the family style chicken dinner with a buy one get one half off coupon. Make a reservation online through their website to ensure you get seated when you want. The chicken was amazing but the sides were ho-hum. The lady playing the accordion what delightful. The service was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Pataskala, Ohio
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Pataskala, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We ordered the family style chicken dinner with a buy one get one half off coupon. Make a reservation online through their website to ensure you get seated when you want. The chicken was amazing but the sides were ho-hum. The lady playing the accordion what delightful. The service was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Haven't been here in 30 yrs and the chicken was just as good as I remember! The staff is very pleasant the decor "barvarian inn" THere was plenty of food almost was in a food coma Served family style and the World Famous CHicken Dinner still stands up to its name

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Westland, MI
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our family visits Frankenmuth every couple of years and we almost always have dinner at Bavarian Inn. They staff there are always friendly and efficient. The food is delicious (we usually get the family style chicken dinner). Definitely make reservations on the weekends (or during festivals) or you will wait for a table. You can usually find coupons for "buy... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The food provided was very well prepared and tasty. There was plenty of it and the staff were very pleasant and attentive to our needs.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

No visit to Frankenmuth, Michigan is complete without one of their World Famous Chicken Dinners! The food is fantastic, the staff is courteous and goes out of their way to serve. I visit each and every time I come.

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Knox, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us stopped for lunch and found the atmosphere delightful and the food wonderful. I had a green salad with blue cheese, walnuts, & cranberries. The 3 others had burgers which they said were very tasty.

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Harrison, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat and the food is outstanding! A nice selection on the menu for everyone! Always a pleasure to dine at this restaurant and everyone is an asset who works here!

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Maricopa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

It has been about 15 years since the last time we were at the Bavarian Inn so we were really looking forward to going there while visiting Michigan from Arizona. Our party of seven was seated quickly at our arrival at 2:30 pm and were were greeted by our server Samantha very quickly with a big smile and great personality.... More 

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

Thank you very much for the kind words about the service you received from Samantha! She is an asset to our business. I apologize the meal didn't exceed your expectations. The salads that we have at the beginning of the meal do change seasonally, so we don't always have the same, with the exception of coleslaw and cranberry relish. I... More 

Jupiter, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The fried chicken was decent but not topnotch to me. It just wasn't real tender and the spices didn't stimulate me. The breads and sides were good. Service was slow. The decor is outstanding, vintage Frankenmuth. Personally, I liked Zehnders' fried chicken a lot better and would go there if given the choice in the future.

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and décor of the Bavarian Inn! I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, and will pass along your comments to our kitchen team about the chicken and sides not having enough spices for your taste. Thank you again for your review! More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Bavarian Inn is across the street from Zehnder's, another large German restaurant. They are owned by the same family, the Zehnders and seem to be an institution for tourists. Yup, this is where the tourist cattle busses stop to feed at the trough. Easily the "Der Dutchman" of German Tourist food. Their food is actually pretty good and you get... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review! It sounds like you know your German! We appreciate the comments on the meal being good and plentiful! We certainly try very hard to make sure our guests are happy. We look forward to serving you and your family in the future! More 

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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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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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