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The Bavarian Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
German, European, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Pub, Central European
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place and can't wait to try more on the menu. I love the liver dumpling soup and am happy that I upgraded to the bowl over the cup. My husband ordered a combo with schnitzel and knackwurst. It was outstanding with great sides too...mashed potatoes with delicious gravy and creamed spinach. I had the stuffed cabbage and... More 

Thank MouseMagic
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Chalet. Just gorgeous. The food is good - but, I don't think it's quite as amazing as people make it out to me. Not that healthy either. It's fairly expensive. And, they don't really make you feel to much at home here. Service is so-so. Don't ask for anything off menu or to "try" a taste of a beer... More 

Thank Rocky R
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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222 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great German restaurant. They are hard to find these days. The place was packed and the place had lots of energy. Great service, fantastic beer selection, Must be hundreds of beers. The menu was so long it took a while to find something to eat. Everything looked so good. I was over whelmed. The Rouladin was special.... More 

Thank sadler8613
Lisle, Illinois
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

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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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
11 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
2 reviews
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

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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, Central European
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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