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The Bavarian Inn Restaurant is not just famous for its chicken There's something special about coming to Bavarian Inn Restaurant to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have returned to feast on our world-famous "all-you-can-eat" family-style dinners.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, German, European
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for 2 nd time this year food cold both times. Very expensive and food not as good quality I would look st their gift shops csndy stores but avoid restaurantsMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make...More

Reviewed December 17, 2021

If yougo here, make a reservartion in advance and you may still wait. We were told we would have a 45 minute wait, we waited 90 minutes. The chicken was good but was it worth the price and wait? No. The sides were good, especially...the soup, coleslaw and noodle salad. The stuffing or dressing was aweful, the squash looked like something that came out of a Gerber baby jar. If Cracker Barrel opened in the same area this place would be in trouble. The chicken was good, the mashed potatoes were good along with the butter noodles. The best was the icecream. I felt for the staff that was not able to handle the amount of people coming in,More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our wait time. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to...More

Reviewed December 13, 2021

We visited the area trying to experience the best of Frankenmuth… we put our names in at 3pm & left… they said to check back in at 6 or so , understandable due to it being a Saturday,,, got back at 6… went to bar...for a drink.. one bartender …. 40 min wait for a beer & glass of wine… got our table… couldn’t wait to sample all the German cusine, got the meal sampler… dried up chicken.. lack of taste… everything fried & dried… the Mac salad and coleslaw were the highlights of the dinner… skip itMore

Date of visit: December 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2021

Hi Jason, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with your dining experience and the quality of our food. We do take pride in making sure our food quality...More

Reviewed November 28, 2021

Celebrating our 15 anniversary at a favorite Thanksgiving celebration site. Great meeting Martha again. A very nice owner that you would ever want to meet. Great holiday atmosphere with fantastic food. Friendly and funny staff and very helpful. We do this every 5 years and...plan on being here for Thanksgiving in 2026.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Paul. We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us this Thanksgiving! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed November 22, 2021

I live in the chicago area that has several fine German restaurants that can easily beat the pants off this place. Dont get me wrong, there was nothing the matter with it, it just did not live up to the hipe you hear about in...and around town. The place to me was average in almost every way. from the decor to the wait staff , and the food. my wife and i split one of the sampler dinners, that had a large variety of food that included soup, red cabbage,sour bratted,and the like. There was enough for the both of us to enjoy and fill us up and that it did. the down side was there was nothing here that stood out as wonderful or even very good. there was nothing wrong with it, but there was nothing special about it. if you are in the area and there are long lines to get in. i would go somewhere elce. not worth waiting for..More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our restaurant not exceeding your expectations. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit...More

Reviewed November 14, 2021

Four of us drove 6 hours to visit Frankenmuth for the first time. The high light of our trip was to have been dinner at Baravian Inn restaurant. What a disappointment! The food was pure garbage! The "famous" chicken had no flavor and the pieces...were so small we couldn't tell the thigh from the breast! The piece of beef we received was paper thin and I swear 2"x 2" in size , barley big enought to get a taste. The Cole slaw, pasta salad and cranberry relish were all editable but were no better than we could get at KFC. Rum don't walk away from Baravian Inn Restaurant as fast as you can! I only gave a 1 star because there was nothing lower.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our quality of food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with about your visit & to make things...More

Reviewed November 10, 2021

We thought that being we were planning on being there for dinner in the middle of the week, that we would not have to make reservations. WRONG. There were many people who were awaiting reservations, so make sure you make a reservation . Earlier the...better. As always, the food was great with great waiters and waitresses.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2021

Thank you for the review Robert- we are glad you had a great experience dining with us. Yes, at this time we do recommend making reservations as the holiday season is approaching!

Reviewed November 10, 2021

Visited yesterday. Quite disappointed in the family style dinner. Chicken was dry and barely warm. Not at all what we were used to. Sad.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2021

Hi Pamela, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our quality of food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your visit & to make things...More

Reviewed November 7, 2021 via mobile

Alexis was a great server! I always plan to go for an early lunch and make a reservation. They brought us right to our table and we ordered the 3 piece all white chicken dinner and shared buttered noodles and sauerkraut as extra sides. The...stollen bread is wonderful and the the chicken, stuffing and additional sides were great. The lunch menu is a great value. Can’t wait to go back next year! Thanks Alexis!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review! We are so happy to hear you've had an enjoyable experience and cannot wait to serve you again!

Reviewed November 4, 2021

We have been getting take-out food here for years, something has changed and not for the better. They changed where you order it. And things are missing. Just go across the street it seems like the other chicken place cares a lot more. Something here...is off way off. I guess the end of the road.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Kelly C., General Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2021

Hi Rob, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our new takeout process. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit &...More

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Response from KRS916 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry I just now noticed this question. They did not have outdoor seating. We’ve been twice now, both times in the summer. I don’t think the lunch menu is available all day but I’m not certain.
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Why don’t you call Bavarian Inn?
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Yes, you can order off the lunch menu all day long!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Yes, Bavarian Inn Restaurant offers takeout services.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4