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The Bavarian Lodge

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German, European, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Pub
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Lisle, Illinois
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reminds me of my days in Germany. Lot's of beer choices. Real German beer too, not the root beer favored new beers, some the original 7 from Munich. Go early if it's during Oktoberfest!

Thank DavidD841
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding good German food in our area is hard....but this place has it. Especially like sitting in the bar area sampling various European beers. My favorite dish is the kassler rippchen, (smoked pork chops). Very good sauerbraten also. Just be forewarned...very popular on weekends, hard to even get a place in the bar without reservations. Some (not all) of the... More 

Thank Jim K
lima, United States
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent getman bratwurst dinner with some great german food. Came on Friday night at 730..seated right away but very busy. Parking was no issue.

Thank Alain C
Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The parking is slim on site, so get there a little early to park next door and walk over, the food is great, it is no Berghoff but for being in the suburbs and not have to go down to the city for German, it is fantastic!!!

Thank Bzears
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food was very good but most items were from the steam table at a medium price range. Service staff was knowalgable and friendly and provided prompt service. Bar and beer service was broad with many Euro brews. Interior decor was great with many German curios on the above eye level shelves that reminds one of the older German homes.... More 

Thank Chet H
Lisle, Illinois
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

In the old days my parents took us kids to several restaurants and all had great bars. Dark wood, brass details and cocktails. Lisle's Bavarian Lodge has all this plus hundreds of beers (my estimate). And its such a lovely bar, even my wife likes it. Go here for a beer or an evening. You'll love it.

Thank Anthony H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We have been going to the Bavarian Inn Lodge for many years and have had a great experience each time. The staff are always wonderful, the rooms are always clean and very comfortable. We highly recommend staying at the Bavarian Inn Lodge.

Thank Tim B
Moline, Illinois
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

A group of us had lunch here recently and we all agreed on one thing; we were eating food that was precooked & tasted like left overs. The food was ok, but nothing special. Based upon our experience, I doubt anything is cooked to order. It's all cooked earlier & warmed up & served. Will we go back? Probably not,... More 

Thank 506snj
Lisle, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This place has the best German food I have had outside of Germany! They have several typs of Schnitzel, and they all are good. Huge portions too

Thank Wayne E
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Barvarian Lodge has some of the best German food in the Chicagoland area. The portions are hearty and if you're anything like I am, your eyes will be much bigger than your stomach. The beer selection is extensive, something for everyone. The staff is warm and welcoming. You will not be disappointed. I never have been.

Thank Sharon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $22
German, European, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 38 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.

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