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The Bavarian Lodge

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German, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, European, Pub
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer...
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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good German food, reasonable pricing, and a great atmosphere.

We recently visited the Bavarian Lodge for a nice family dinner. None of us had ever eaten there and upon researching restaurants in Lisle, this one came highly recommended. The beer menu is incredible. My daughter's boyfriend was amazed that his favorite beer, which apparently is really hard to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
paddytale
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Chicago, Illinois
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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant is a hidden gem in Lisle... The food is authentic and the service is excellent. The sausages were fresh and tasted as if made on-site (probably was - didn't ask), as well as the mustard. Try the crispy duck - hard to find duck prepared so well.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fun place with great food. Reasonably priced, good service and absolutely delish. Went with some colleagues on the weekend and had an absolute blast

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Thank AZS1989
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few family members came here for an early dinner on a Thursday. We arrived shortly before their 4pm opening time and saw people waiting in the parking lot for the doors to open. Yes...it is that good. Decor gives an old world feel the moment you walk through the door. There is a good sized bar off to the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Bavarian Lodge for a nice family dinner. None of us had ever eaten there and upon researching restaurants in Lisle, this one came highly recommended. The beer menu is incredible. My daughter's boyfriend was amazed that his favorite beer, which apparently is really hard to find, was there on the menu. What a treat! We all... More 

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Thank paddytale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We had a large group out for a Saturday evening. Despite the warning of a long wait, we were seated soon. The server was extremely friendly and helpful. The beer selection is broad and served expertly. The food is very good. My favorite was the cheddar ale soup which was surprisingly bright and complex.

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Thank Paul K
Naperville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Had a wonderful meal at this restaurant! The sauerbraten was excellent with an excellent sauce! Portions are good size and the service and price was very reasonable! A great dining experience!

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Thank Tony1223
Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Good food, interesting decor (huge collection of beer steins!), wide variety of beers available, very good service.

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Thank greencello
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Best german food in Chicago area. Sometimes a long c waitbbut worth it. Great beer selection and terrific food. Try the duck wings!

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Thank Jeff J
Collingwood, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We were visiting our daughter and son-in-law and decided to take them out for dinner on Sunday night They suggested the Bavarian lodge since it was recommended to them and we are German Knowing German food, job well done! Service could not have been better! Will be back on our next visit to Gurnee, yes it was worth the drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Very good menu, both food and beer. The sourbraten was excellent, very tender and flavorful. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 22
  • Cuisine: German, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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