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“Ok food if you really know what Bavarian food tastes like.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 41 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, German, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Germany
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ok food if you really know what Bavarian food tastes like.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We just visited Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn in hopes of getting a taste of some authentic German food. The restaurant is absolutely lovely with it's Grimm Fairy Tale frescoes, costumed staff, and other Bavarian inspired decor. We ordered the Heidelberg and the Bavaria lunch plates, which were samplings of their meats. Having lived extensively in Bavaria, I was disappointed that their representation of these dishes was a bit off. The rouladen and the sauerbraten were both tough and there flavor seemed watered down.
Just a few suggestions...serve Kaiser or other rolls, brown bread, instead of that white bread. And please, serve stollen in the crusty loaf slices that are truly typical German.
Don't get me wrong, the Bavarian Inn wasn't a bad experience but, it certainly wasn't a typical German experience. Maybe it was an "off" day. I left disappointed because we had driven so far to get an authentic meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, Canada
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Nothing has changed!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Always order family style . . . you won't be disappointed.
Amazing chicken, veg, noodles, soup, salads, +++
Just as I remembered . . . nothing changes here and
the staff are ready to serve!
Will keep coming back & sharing with new friends.
Hit downstairs afterwards for the tacky shops & the
bake shop for treats.
I do prefer this location over Zhenders across the street.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ontario
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

great selection of food to choose from on the menu, we ordered the variety platter and couldn't believe the amount of food, tons of food and very tasty and reasonably priced

Visited September 2013
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chicago, United States
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5 reviews
“Great Chicken and beef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

loved, loved the chicken and the beef. Good cranberry salad and potatoes and pickles. Stuffing wasn't to my liking but did enjoy the vegetables with the chicken seasoning that in shakers on the table. Friendly, funny server.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Annie B
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Strongsville, Ohio
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great food/great quantity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Located in the "center" of Frankemuth, this restaurant is a must see if you are in the area. The restaurant sits atop other fine shops that should be visited (bakery, candy store, gift store, toy store, wine store, etc.) Had the "World Famous" chicken dinner and it was excellent. The chicken dinner came with a large selection of food that may appear to be overwhelming and I would highly recommend this dinner be enjoyed with your family (solo-not so much). There may be some German offerings that may not appeal to younger appetites. The staff is dressed up in "German" attire and is extremely accommodating, friendly, and provides prompt service. A local coupon offers "buy one get one 1/2 off" was a good deal. This is a large restaurant, but depending on the time of day, the wait may be long. Outside carriage rides are offered and there is a beer garden for relaxation. Highly recommend a visit. This is one dinner that you want to take your time and enjoy the various offerings and sights.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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