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“overrated”

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 41 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Bellevue, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“overrated”
Reviewed October 1, 2010

Before going all I heard was you have to eat the "famous" chicken dinner. So we went and after waiting 30-45 minutes we finally were seated. The service was very slow. Lots of time sitting waiting for the next course to be brought out. Part of that was our server as a table near us had a different server and they got everything very quickly. The chicken was good, but pretty much like any other chicken I've ate. They start with bread, which is pretty good. They then bring "salads" whic consist of a cranberry relish, pickles, pasta salad and coleslaw. Next is the noodle soup, which actually was quite good. Then with the chicken they bring squash, mashed potato, buttered noodles and gravy. The buttered noodles were very good. It would be nice if they offered some selection in which side dishes you get as neither of us wanted squash and I don't like the mashed potato.

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Cute and Quaint German Decor”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

We chose this restaurant after driving past it -- it's so cute. We looked at the menus posted outside, and then were told that we could order off of the lunch or dinner menus at any time. We chose the lunch menu because it was considerably cheaper. We ordered their sampler which consisted of weiner schnitzel, sauerbraten, white chicken, along with sauerkraut, and potato puffs (breaded and fried cheese, onion, and potato cakes). There was very fresh stolen and white bread along with butter and peach preserves on the table. Drinks were not included, but our coffee was refilled as needed. We also splurged and ordered the dessert sampler which had a small piece of German chocolate cheesecake, a slice of apple strudel, and a ice cream filled cream puff with chocolate drizzle. Everything was very good and we would definitely order everything again. To top everthing off, the decor was in the German style and the servers are all attired traditionally with the ladies in dirndl dresses and gentlemen lederhosen (spelling?). Very charming place! Nice gift shops in basements, too!

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“We eat here several times a year and it...”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

We eat here several times a year and it is always excellent. The chicken is moist and flavorful and everything tastes homemade. To those who complained about the serving sizes of the side dishes, all you need to do is ask for refills and even on the busiest day you will get them quickly. Service is always friendly and efficient.

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“Very expensive for a very basic and bland...”
Reviewed September 11, 2010

Very expensive for a very basic and bland chicken dinner that was talked up so much! We just moved to Michigan and love the town but will not eat at the restaurant in the future. Two people for over $50 was nuts! I suspect they get a lot of people like us that see the price after being seated and just stay anyway. The sides were tiny - not really enough for one person. Soto to most of the above comments. It will be only a one time experience and we will not be bringing visiting family. Very poor business plan as they could make a lot more from return business with better pricing.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“NOT THAT GREAT WOULD CHOSE THE OTHER PLACE OVER THIS ONE!”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

Not impressed AT ALL, supposedly this one is supposed to be comparable to the other place but it is NOT. The chicken was bland, sides were gross. We tired it a couple times hoping maybe that we came on a bad day and still YUCK! Will not return.

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