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The Bavarian Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, European, Pub, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Central European
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will sorely miss this place when I move. This is the type of restaurant that was made for me. Old world style, with the best beer & food. They have an ever rotating variety of beers, tons of taps and the clout to do cool brewery collaborations (Solemn Oath 1st year anniversary). Food: Hunter Schnitzel: Hearty slab of pounded... More 

Thank Michal F
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Loved this place, the food was wonderfula and so was the staff. Great place to take the family and enjoy a hearty meal.

Thank Moe B
Carol Stream, Illinois
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I would have given 5 stars but we were seated at a table situated under a vent blowing cold air. Since it was 30 degrees outside, the only good thing about the table is that we all had warm clothing on. The table to avoid is all the way back of the restaurant on the right side as you are... More 

Thank Gregory W
Warrenville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When you drive up you can see the restaurant is friendly. It looks old fashioned and friendly. Pull open the massive door and walk into a wonderful bar one one side, or a large room with cozy lighting. Walls are full of german steins and decorations with pine boughs. The food is authentic and surprisingly tasty. The wait staff has... More 

Thank Rita G
Lisle, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. It gets crowded on week ends. No rsvp. So join family there. Good food and beer.

Thank busyldy
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere for The Bavarian Lodge. My veggie and chicken schnitzels were delicious. The mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and cabbage were also very good! I definitely recommend The Bavarian Lodge!

Thank KristiS627
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had been here before with a beer loving friend. The beer menu is impressive, but the food menu is equally impressive. I really enjoyed the sausages, the schnitzel, and the sauerkraut is sooo good. While the place does get busy, the wait usually isn't very long.

Thank suebob29
Lisle, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

You've got to try the cheese soup and potato pancakes! Yum!! They are usually closed on Monday and very busy on the weekends, but worth the wait!

Thank Nancy S
Oswego, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Being a German having grown up in Bavaria, Germany, I'm embarrassed about the food they serve at the Bavarian Lodge. None of it resembles or remotely tastes like what is cooked in Bavaria. I had the chicken paprikash with bread dumplings. The bread dumplings were a yellowish piece of bland bread and had no resemblance to a real Semmelknoedel. The... More 

Thank 478hildegard
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Love their Potato Pancakes as an appetizer! Enjoyed the variety of beer we could choose from. That day I was in the mood for a cider so I chose J.K. Scrumpy Cider. I enjoyed the Cordon Bleu Wiener Schnitzel. They have great choices in their Schnitzel Menu. The staff is great always.

Thank Genevieve C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
German, European, Pub, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 39 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?