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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1679
+1 989-652-9941
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Haven't been here in eons but Bavarian Inn has all of the things I remember and they're all still good. First, of course, is the chicken - perfectly fried, perfectly seasoned. The dressing, with its combination of spices, herbs, & nuts was moist and just as good as I remember. The many other side dishes, including potatoes and gravy and... More 

Thank Mark H
Bowling Green, Ohio
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bavarian Inn was a special treat! Great Service and such an amazing meal! So many choices on the menu. We were there for Lunch and want to go back for Dinner! Located in the heart of downtown Frankenmuth, it was a nice location and we will go back.

Thank Dewey419
Boyne City, Michigan
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244 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my customer and his wife here for the family chicken meal. You just cannot beat the food. Skip the bean salad the beans are hard. The stuffing is personal preference, but everything is great.

Thank David C
Berryville, Virginia
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I guess I should have had the chicken dinner. I mean, it's in their sign out front, but I stopped here for lunch with my son traveling through town and we weren't quite ready for a big meal, plus, when I think Bavarian restaurant, I think sausages not chicken. We ended up both having the pork loin sandwich - which... More 

Thank Doug S
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. We are known for our Family Style Chicken of course, but we do pride ourselves in offering many different options for our guests, including German and many plated style meals. Those should have the same great quality and taste that we expect our chicken to have. I apologize... More 

Frisco, Texas
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156 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In laws wanted to take us here. We had heard of the place but never been here before. Checked out recent reviews and they were rather checkered. Well, all was great. Our table was ready as reserved. Service was good, food was excellent. Food was delivered in a timely manner. The facility was really neat and we spent a good... More 

Thank bad4bob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I planned a trip to Michigan to visit family. We waited an entire year to visit Frankenmuth, and share the perfect Christmas with our family from the Reed City area. Upon arriving, the restaurant was beautiful, warm, and inviting. We expected a wait time, given the popularity and time of year. Our group of 4 adults, 3... More 

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out with your review. I'm so sorry your visit was less than enjoyable especially with part of your family already being sick. I have children of my own and know how that is all too well. I would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your visit and some of the items in further detail.... More 

Frankenmuth, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many dining rooms and many food choices. Great shops downstairs. Family run.....and yes, you will see the family visiting tables while you eat! Michigan on Main dining room inside the restaurant is my favorite!

Thank VickiLovesTheBeach
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was amazing! From the delicious salads and fixings to the yummy chicken! the staff is fun and friendly too! I totally recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Frankenmuth!

Thank Kim B
Lake City, Michigan
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154 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a family dinner here while staying at the Lodge. Made reservation for a large party, when we called we were told no problem on the time, so we got there a little early and let the host know that we have a reservation. He looked in the computer and immediately had a frown on his face, told me it... More 

Thank Joanna F
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Joanna, I did copy and paste my response from your same review on our Yelp site. I hope that is ok. I do hope to hear back from you soon. Please call, it's so much easier to take care of you that way on a more personal level than text. "Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry that... More 

Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first night's dinner on our trip; usually go to Zehnder's for the chicken dinner, but I was curious to try theirs. Definitely was not disappointing! Marc was our server and clearly loves his job and made our experience wonderful! Everything had the authentic Bavarian feel and not to mention taste. We got there before the dinner rush... More 

Thank Melpfl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
American, German, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1679
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 989-652-9941
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?