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Bavarian Chef

200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
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Ranked #12 of 348 restaurants in Fredericksburg
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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81% Recommend
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English first
Manchester, Tennessee
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is by far the best German Restaurant I have ever eaten at in the United States and in Germany. The Pretzel Appetizer is just awesome, as well as the house mustard with beer tones. There beers go SO well with the food and are just fabulous. The sausage sampler is must have and the sauerkraut is just SO flavorful.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Bavarian Chef turned an unused train station into a lovely German-style restaurant. They offer all manner of schnitzel. I had the pork with a creamy onion sauce and fried onions on top. The sides are served family-style. My favorites were the creamed corn and the spaetzel with just a hint of nutmeg). The portions are large so be prepared... More

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Tigard, Oregon
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261 reviews 261 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Located in a former train station, the atmosphere is very interesting. Server was very knowledgeable about the various imported beers they serve. We both had the summer pork schnitzel special and each portion could have easily fed two people, so beware. The main portion was very good. It was served with a choice of "sides" which are served family style.... More

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We met our friends half way to spend a few days together. We decided to eat here the first night of our long weekend. The food was outstanding, the service was outstanding and so was the atmosphere. I could have eaten at the Bavarian Café every night. I could not stop thinking about how fantastic the food was.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We love this place, in the old train station in Fredericksburg and dog friendly if dining on patio. Never had a bad meal here and the service is above board in every way. The chef is quite talented in bringing out the genuine German Flavors. The jäger schnitzel was a perfect blend of the Flavors with a hint of citrus.... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

not only was the food excellent, it was plentiful. Our waiter, the Chef and hostess's son, was fabulous. He walked us through the beer flight and was spot on. We chatted with the hostess, couldn't be nicer and gave us tips on what to do in the area the next day. When we are back in the area, this is... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I was not expecting to fall in love with this place. I checked it out because I heard it was an amazing German restaurant. It definitely was worth the visit. Be ready to pay $$ for your meals. We went as a party of 5 but only payed for 3 people. Our bill after taxes and tips was over $100... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My wife and I ordered one of the daily specials. I had the 12 oz pork steak and my wife had the breaded pork. The pork steak had so much grissle and was very tough, I ended up just eating the veggies, etc. My wife took about two bites of her dinner and did the same. We were there with... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Amazing food. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. The staff was courteous and knowledgable. The music was fun and up-beat. Be ready to pay a good amount for your meal. It's totally worth it!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were eager to enjoy a taste of Germany and there were many aspects that brought that experience to life ... The staff provided a warm welcome and the environment accommodated three little children with us who were well-behaved enough that their presence did not detract from the couples near us who enjoyed a date-night at the Bavarian Chef. So... More

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