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Bavarian Chef

200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: German
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Historic Railroad Station -- The first Restaurnt "Bavarian Chef" is located in Madison, VA.
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

A German friend took us here for dinner. Truly authentic German food. Good and helpful service for those of us not familiar with the dishes. The sides were large and the best part of the meal. Not a lot of parking.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

There is no shortage of things to do and see in this wonderful historic city, but stroll over to the train station just a few blocks off the tourist strip for some of the best food for many miles. This location and it's twin sister in Madison deliver a relaxed surrounding, excellent German food and beer, and great service. We've... More

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Hanover, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took a limo from Richmond area to Fredericksburg to visit the Bavarian Chef, knowing that we would be drinking so I advise the practice. Plus, you would be food drunk without the alcohol. We have been to this location as well as the Madison spot. The Fburg location has less people but reservations are highly recommended at both locations.... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Maybe because it was about 3pm on a weekday and we didn't eat a big lunch, but after hopping off the VRE we stopped for coffee and german chocolate cake. I originally wanted a cappuccino, but their staff informed me their cappuccino machine broke so they could only serve american style coffee. Yum! It was VERY good coffee and their... More

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Bel Air MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited here last weekend and had an excellent meal with outstanding service. Delicious German food served by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. A nice difference here is that side dishes (5 for 4 of us!) were served "Family Style". The portions for dinner are gigantic and we all had leftovers. A truly memorable meal and one that we hope... More

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Orange, Virginia
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The staff, and especially the chef, know how to do it just right. Excellent menu, great food well prepared and large portions. I can't imagine anyone walking away full. There are even some great dishes for those who might not like Bavarian/German dishes. My wife and I had a wonderful time there. We'll come back again. This was our second... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We were driving from Florida to Montreal, Canada and were tired of fast food restaurants off the interstate. We decided to try the Bavarian Chef in Fredericksburg. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is in an old train station and it is quite large. The food was very good and the portions large. The atmosphere was very friendly and the... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

If you enjoy German food, this is the place to dine. But as German food is not for everyone, I have to reserve that 5th star, as other choices are limited.

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Monroe, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Wonderful setting in the old train station in downtown Fredericksburg. Great, friendly staff. Good selection of German beer and wine. Outstanding menu of German dishes, but plenty of other choices also available. Unbelievable portion sizes. My only complaint, and this is a personal one, is that several of the dishes I would have selected had mushrooms. Great dessert selection but... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Was a fun place to go once. Don't think we will go again. The main dining area was quiet like a library, and when we would talk above a whisper our voices echoed. The food was very good. They brought tons of sides to go with the food, which was very fun.

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