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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
989-652-9941
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Ranked #8 of 38 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
Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed a truly unique meal with my tour group here. The food is served by staff dressed in Scandinavian costumes. They continue to bring bowls/plates full of food and guests pass it around the table. We were served chicken noodle soup, then salads - potato salad, pasta salad and cranberries. Next, we were served the main course - fried... More

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place feels very German from the food to the beer to the music...love it! Big portions and excellent service, I wish I could come here more often!

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very good food, unless you are very hungry stay away from the dinner menus, Had the German sampler appetizer, Chicken Cordon Bleu,sausage platter and Schnitzel from the day menu. The day menu is without soup and salad and other side dishes which when included are called night menu The Atmosphere was very authentic German, and even the serving girls looked... More

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Smithtown, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Although they did have sauerbraten, it was not the traditional sauerbraten which I found surprising It was really pot roast with gravy And they did not know what potato dumplings were!! Not very authentic to me!!

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry it sounds like maybe a communication error on the part of the server. We do have our version of potato dumplings that we refer to as potato cheese puffs. Our guests here in Michigan and around the country rave about them! The sauerbraten is different from some depending on what your family is... More

Aurora,IL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Best chicken pot pie I have ever had. Great homemade German food! Service very prompt. Cheesy potato cakes were also very tasty. Great food at a reasonable price!

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London, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were a little sceptical about an all-you-can-eat restaurant. But, we were pleasantly surprised! Bread, two kinds, good..... Noodle soup, good..... Noodles were firm and not mushy. Remember that it is noodle soup, not chicken noodle. Salads (cucumber, pasta, coleslaw) were all good..... cranberry and apple relish tasted great with the chicken. Mashed potatoes were real and not instant, and... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Both of the large chicken restaurants are very good and you will not be disappointed in either one. The Bavarian Inn just seems a little more authentic in its atmosphere, music, and quality of food. Although the lines are usually longer across the streets, this is where we go for Frankenmuth chicken.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Bavarian Restaurant has the best chicken I ever ate. The sides are equally good. I have been to this restaurant twice and both times it was excellent. Our server was pleasant and the service was five stars. The ice cream it also wonderful.

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Bloomingdale, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We eat at the Bavarian Inn every time we travel to Frankenmuth. It has wonderful German cuisine and a beautiful German atmosphere. The staff is friendly and the servings are very generous. We haven't had any problem getting seated right away - even at dinner time.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I recently had the pleasure of bringing our 4th grade students to Frankenmuth for a field trip. Devon in group sales, took care of our reservations for the Bavarian Inn restaurant, as she has for the past few years. She is amazing! Her attention to detail and willingness to accommodate a group of 70-80 kids is wonderful. She even took... More

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