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The Bavarian Lodge

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$$ - $$$
German, European, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Central European
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit place if you are a schnitzel fan. Great portion & the beer list should make any beer lover felt he is in heaven. Service is good & food is authentic.

Thank Marvick5520
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there hamburgers and they were just delicious! They have many kinds of beer and staff will help you to choose something. Potato dumplings are also great. They serve them as a special and it's really good! :)

Thank Kasia S
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Best beer selection in the state of Illinois. The food is delicious fresh prepared German and Czech fare and some American dishes too. The Liver Dumpling Soup is killer and the assorted Sausages are great (Thuringer is a personal fave). During September and October they get very busy for their Oktoberfest celebrations which is great and features special food offerings... More 

Thank redmotlow
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

With a large and very varied selection of beers the Bavarian Lodge offers a nice selection of well prepared food. Various schnitzels, wursts and other enticing dishes are offered. Our dinners of schnitzels and wursts with mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and cabbage were excellent. Certainly a filling dinner and one that we will return for again.

Thank K O
Aurora, Illinois
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174 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to go here for awhile and we are so glad we did. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. The food is excellent. You really feel like you are in Bavaria. The Wurst sampler app is really good. My wife had the Sauerbraten and it was fork tender and the red cabbage is... More 

Thank Karkman
Batavia, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We went here for the Three Floyds Zombie Dust on tap. and had the Bavarian Pretzel Basket. Great German atmosphere with friendly attentive staff. Will go back soon for dinner.

Thank cthrnmsn
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Had not been there for many many years and were first of all delighted that we were able to get a table for two without reservations on Mother's Day - needless to say it was packed and yet our visit was flawless. The quite typical German food was tasty, the wait staff friendly and efficient and the ambiance much improved... More 

Thank billa428
Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 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 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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234 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $22
German, European, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
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 39 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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