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Bavarian Chef

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German, European, Central European
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200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Stafford, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My first visit and I like the way they do the family style thing. This was really good German food. Very festive atmosphere. Friendly service. Didn't feel rushed. A little bit of Germany right by the train station in Fredericksburg. Can't hear the trains at all. Haven't had a chance to get back but would definitely go again and recommend... More 

Thank Pennywmn
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To preface this review, I lived in Italy for 5 years and spending weekends, weeks or even fortnights in Bavaria were quite common, it was a 10 hour drive. The service expected exceeded all expectations. The building is old, brick and very sound insulated. Soft music playing in the background, linen tablecloths, staff quietly going about their business unobtrusively and... More 

Thank Michael P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent place for fine dining. Top notch service and food. Come hungry, as the portions are large, the deserts are huge, and the coffee is a must after the meal. Been going here for years, and the original location in Madison VA for many more years.

Thank Jason P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent, excellent German restaurant. The food is out of this world, and they give you SO MUCH of it! It's a challenge to eat all of it! The atmosphere is very nice. It is in the old, converted railway station, next to the railroad tracks. Sometimes, you can hear the train going by. It is tastefully decorated, with a lovely... More 

Thank r0bape
Williamsburg, Va
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stationed in Germany 7 years with the Army, the food was as good as anything I could get in a German Guesthouse. Brought back fond memories. The restaurant is in an old train station, which adds to the ambience.

Thank BradH1951
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No kidding, folks, this is authentic German cuisine that will knock your socks off and pop a few buttons, so wear some elastic "fat pants." I had leftovers: the chicken over Apple Baden Baden meal was too much food for me already, but sides added to the feast. I stopped and asked for a takeout box; my fiancé kept eating,... More 

Thank sdnc09
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've dined here twice and both times were terrific. Good food, nice atmosphere and really great service. Fun place to go for something authentic and different.

Thank Carolyn R
North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time we arrived to the time we left ... we had a wonderful night and enjoyed the best German food we've had in years (in America!). We tried the big pretzel, schnitzel (with no sauce), bratwurst platter, cordon bleu). It was all outstanding! Travis was such a great server too. He was attentive and friendly. I'd recommend this... More 

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fredericksburg, va
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dine here sometimes as often as once a month. We enjoy all the dishes, but my favorites include Umpa Shrimp, potato pankcakes served with apple sauce and sour cream, Jager Schnitzel, Zigeuner schnitzel, Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Crab, dill cucumber salad, Goulash, Bavarian Nut Ball..... all good food! I have even had Steak Diane... we... More 

Thank cwspy
Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on Easter and had a wonderful meal, so upon returning to Northern Virginia, we eagerly returned for dinner. The atmosphere in the old Fredericksburg train station is charming. The service on this visit was once again excellent. The waiter was knowlegable re the entree details and was attentive but not intrusive. Mixed drinks and an ample selection... More 

Thank Dianne B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, 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: 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?