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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 989-652-9941
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“sauerbraten” (105 reviews)
“chicken” (714 reviews)
“bread” (181 reviews)
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American, German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food was terrible. It was cold when delivered to our table. It was definitely not authentic German. Plus overpriced! I had to ask the waitress to take at least one of our meals off the bill. It still cost us $51 for lunch!!! I would...More

Thank Dorothy B
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

I'm sorry to hear that your food was cold on your lunch visit. It sounds like you may have already spoken to someone while you were dining. That is good that you let us know right away. Usually we don't just take a discount, the...More

Reviewed August 22, 2016

Really liked the bread they bring at the beginning and the dessert samples were a perfect ending at a great price. Our meals were just OK, but very large portions. We could have shared and been satisfied. We just had sandwiches. The atmosphere was neat...More

1  Thank Shannon T
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

I'm very happy to hear you enjoyed some elements of your visit, but I'm sorry everything was not a hit. I would appreciate hearing more detail about your food comments. I will share with our kitchen team and make every effort to improve. We don't...More

Reviewed August 20, 2016

All four of us ordered the chicken family style dinner and every dish was good. Home-style stuffing, relishes, cole slaw, potatoes, gravy etc. Server was friendly, helpful and attentive. The meal was like you would make at home - nothing exotic, just good old comfort...More

1  Thank TomFNY
Reviewed August 20, 2016

I stop in at least twice a year, commuting 150 miles to do so just to enjoy a great meal served by a warm staff in a comfortable German-style atmosphere. I trust it to be great every visit and am not disappointed

Thank c48paul15
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

A trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without eating at least one dinner at the Bavarian Inn. The chicken dinners are fantastic, and are served with sides and salads that make you want to return soon.

Thank George E
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We always have a nice lunch at Bavarian. I like the combination plate that includes the German specialties. The kids are always happy with the chicken and mashed potatoes.

Thank Toni R
Reviewed August 19, 2016

While the food is very good at the Inn, the attraction all of these years has always been the way in which the "Family Style" chicken dinners are served. It's nice to find a chunk of un-mashed potato in the middle of your mashed potatoes,...More

Thank autopainter
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

There's German, and there's American German. This is definitely American German. There was more polka music than I heard the entire time I was in Germany. And the lederhosen was over the top. The food was pretty good but lacked the wow factor. They don't...More

Thank cdsJerry
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2016

Thank you for your review. I will give the kitchen your feedback on lack of wow with the meal, and talk with the bar team about offering Radler beer. The feedback can only help us improve. We appreciate your taking the time!

Reviewed August 17, 2016

had the bratwurst with kraut and was a foot long, it came with a mustard sauce which was average, but thew service was excellent even though it was slow and they were not that busy.

Thank russell r
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant is very well maintained. Service and the overall look and feel of the building are great year in and year out. I have not visited in some time - but I do seem to remember the meals as being more "authentic."...More

Thank Diana15241
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed everything with your visit. I just wanted to comment on your one observation, I can assure you that the schnitzel and chicken are cut fresh every day in our meat department. We do everything on site,...More

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Questions & Answers
Kasey S
May 12, 2017|
Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, you should call for a reservation. With Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth that is typically a very busy weekend. Thank you, see you soon!
May 6, 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, we do! We have a gluten free menu and a vegetarian menu available. You can view them online ahead of time if you like. Then when you arrive, just request the menu from the hostess when you are seated. Thank you!
Julie S
January 2, 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
We have a large variety of cold and hot side dishes for you to choose from. We also have a vegetarian menu available. You can view both of those on our website. Look forward to serving you soon! Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
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
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 989-652-9941
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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