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The Bavarian Lodge

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££ - £££
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
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Today
12:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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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 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Moe B
Carol Stream, Illinois
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Gregory W
Warrenville, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Rita G
Lisle, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank busyldy
Columbia
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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank KristiS627
suebob29
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank suebob29
Lisle, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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!

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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 

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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.

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Thank Genevieve C
Toronto, Canada
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A must visit place if you are a schnitzel fan. Great portion & the beer list should make any beer lover felt he is in heaven. Service is good & food is authentic.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
German, European, Pub, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Central European
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?