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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1679
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Shepherdsville, Kentucky, United States
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111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While in Frankenmuth for our annual Fall vacation, we always stop here for a dinner. It has never disappointed us. Great traditional German food. Really good value. Full menu if you do not want German. What I want to share with you is this-over the years, we have stopped each year for dinner. Several years ago, I started talking and... More 

Thank John L
St. Catharines, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here for dinner the other night. Our waiter was very pleasant and attentive. Food was alright, nothing spectacular, but not bad. We enjoyed it, was a nice experience, but probably wouldn't return.

Thank BertiFam
Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wouldn't be a visit to Frankenmuth without a lunch/dinner of chicken. Luncheon was delicious; staff was great!

Thank janmkelly
Port Dover, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an excellent meal of traditional home cooked German food. It has been 20 years since I had German food this good.

Thank rookzsenior
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a wonderful time I had with my friends and family we go there every year great food great people great service love their Pools and Hot Tub

Thank the-krew
Waterford, Michigan
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had heard that the chicken was totally awesome - well - it wasn't. The breeding seemed to be very heavy corn meal - like you could actually feel it. The sides were good as was the dessert, but the chicken seemed way over hyped.

Thank dchorton
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed most of the meal you had with us. I am sorry you didn't care for the chicken however. It is different than most fried chicken. I'm sorry I have never heard it compared to heavy corn meal. It is actually a very light breading compared to most others. I will send your comments to our kitchen... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant on Sunday, October 9, 2016. I brought my parents, sister, and daughter so they could experience one of mine and my husbands most favorite restaurants in Michigan. I had raved about the chicken and mashed potatoes for weeks. The appetizers were great. Then we sat and sat and sat for about 30 minutes waiting for the... More 

Thank Kelbel073187
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reaching out with your review to let us know about the challenges with your visit. I'm so sorry you have not yet had the opportunity to talk with someone in person about the dining experience. I would be happy to take care of you. I am a big advocate for social media, websites and technology,... More 

Springfield, IL
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238 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We originally intended to eat German here but were curious about the Frankenmuth chicken so we tried it. Very glad we did. The lunch serving was just the right size of very tender well flavored chicken. The gravy was real gravy with bits of meat in it. I usually don't eat many potatoes but I ate them all so I... More 

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was plentiful, however, it different have much flavor. Suggest Oma's restaurant located in the Bavarian Inn itself. Has basically the same menu, but food was prepared much better and at a better price.

Thank 2CandC
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your meal at Oma's in the Lodge. I will share your comments on flavor profile with our kitchen team here at the restaurant. We appreciate your time, and are happy to serve you at either location. More 

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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was excellent and the service was just great we really had a good time and I would go back again anytime

Thank Redelf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
American, German, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1679
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: 989-652-9941
1,200-seat German-themed dining rooms offer a variety of meals - from Frankenmuth-style chicken to Wiener Schnitzel and other German specialties, vegetarian and Gluten Free menus. Catering available. Lower level Castle Shops include Jester's Cafe offering meals to go and 8 other Specialty Shops.

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