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Bavarian Chef

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European
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200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
+1 540-656-2101
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Washington, DC
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137 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and atmosphere are just like I am back in Germany! The schwein haxen is offered only on Tuesdays, but on this Saturday night it was offered as a special! It was amazing in both presentation and taste! The beers are great and everything else was excellent!

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want authenic german look no more. This place has it all from the different styles on German beer to the food and the hospitality that is second to none. I can honestly tell you that" one can tell a german restauant by their potato salad and sourkrout, and this place is WOW - exceeds my expectations. This place... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tried to go to the Bavarian Chef months ago, but it seems like we are always in Fredericksburg, VA on a Monday and this place is not open on Mondays. On one Thursday we happened by and it was open. What a delight it was too. It was so good in fact we went back on Friday. Thursday... More 

Thank mjhinkins
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Restaurant setting didn't change but the food sure did. 2 of us ordered one salmon and one pork dinner. Salmon was just OK, and the same with the pork but the sides were a disaster. The dumplings were cold, sent back,came back warm but tasteless and gritty, green beans must have been warmed over from days gone by and the... More 

1 Thank retired2006
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent first time visit. The wait staff was very friendly and welcoming. They're uniforms were cute. The restaurant is in the old train station in the historic downtown and has been beautifully converted. The wait staff were very attentive, the menu had an array of choices making the decision difficult. The meal, chicken, stuffing and apple was so beautifully presented... More 

1 Thank lcskg
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

They have family style serving where you can pick side dishes to share with the whole table so this makes it a great place to go with your family or friends. I have tasted things that I would normally not try because someone at our table ordered it to share. Service is excellent with the goal of pleasing the diner.... More 

Thank Sherry S
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Another fine German restaurant in Fredericksburg. Located in a former train station the atmosphere is unique. The food is always excellent but it is a little pricey. If you don't mind spending a little more you will love this place.

Thank Jim P
Clearwater, FL
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

We chose this place, pretty much on a lark because it was in a convenient location. WOW - what a lucky choice. It’s in a train station along the Amtrak line between Washington, D.C. and Richmond. It also abuts the cool, hip and fun downtown Fredericksburg shopping district (Caroline St.). You can take a train there (about $15 from Richmond),... More 

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Windsor, California
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Food was delicious...but soup was lukewarm, service was a bit slow, had to ask for water several times etc. BUT it was very busy on Thanksgiving Day, so I'm giving them a pass. We would definitely return as the menu was very good -- not just traditional Thanksgiving fare but also a really great German menu authentically prepared.

Thank MoreBounceInCA
cincinnati, ohio
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207 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Located in the Turn Of The 20th Century railroad station on the south side of Fredericksburg(at an Amtrak commuter stop), the building is perfect for the application - 3 large rooms that used to be waiting rooms for the train turned into large dining rooms, large enough that a group of 30 military were celebrating promotions at a single table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-656-2101
Historic Railroad Station -- The first Restaurnt "Bavarian Chef" is located in Madison, VA.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?