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Gerst Bavarian Haus

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American, German, European, Central European, Bar
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2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't go wrong with this menu. The ribs, the chicken tenders, the reuben, the sauerkraut are awesome. The beers are off the charts. The waitstaff is the best in town!!!!!??

Thank sabels77
Newburgh, Indiana
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gerst is one of my family's favorite places to go for dinner. The large menu has something for everyone. The beef stroganoff is excellent as is the many different sausages. The smoked pork chop is always great as well. Great draft selection as well.

Thank Angela P
Evansville, Indiana
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I real treat to visit with friends and family. In the atmosphere set in an old hardware store from the 19th century, the high ceilings and old time architecture a great place. Old German/Bavarian foods and a stroll up West Franklin St. afterwards is a nice escape.

Thank jackreyn0lds
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was wonderful but if they just had a few fans on the patio then they flies would not be as bad. Catfish, oysters only, and bratwurst were definitely a good choice. Nice selection of beer!

Thank Stephanie W
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would think this place only had German food but it has quite a variety of foods. My friend absolutely loves the fried oysters! I had a Reuben sandwich and it was good also. I had a Cobb salad one time and it wasn't anything special. They have a large variety of draught beer with a large selection of local... More 

Thank Jo U
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't like crowds Sunday evening is a great time to go. The menu had a lot to choose from including American food. The place is inviting with nostalgic decor and friendly staff. Food was flavorful, hot and plenty.

Thank Michelle H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, the kraut balls are always a great starter. The Reuben sandwich is a favorite. If the weather is nice there is an option to sit outside on the side of the building.

Thank John F
Hull, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my 2nd time here. I love the atmosphere in this restaurant. The old wood bar is great. The beer here is good and there are lots of things to choose from on the menu. I'm not a huge fan of German food, but the smoked pork chop is awesome. I recommend it.

Thank Salesguy3308
Boonville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Food was awesome and you get plenty of it too. The variety that is offered and the freshness is right on. I would definitely recommend as a date night and for couples.

Thank bborgman
Newburgh, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very wide ranging menu....German favorites or American staples. Portions are large. Wide selection of craft and German draft beer as well as bottles. The servers are friendly and engaging. This is a great place to take friends and family. Try the ribs....they are secretly very good.

Thank Ballpark52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, German, European, Central European, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: 812-424-1420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?