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Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

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££ - £££
German, European, Central European, Austrian
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8390 Lofton Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082-8418
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an affinity for all things German and are looking for an authentic German restaurant and atmosphere this is your restaurant. While easy to find it is in an out-of-the-way location that fits the ambiance perfectly. It's not hard to project yourself to Germany, maybe the Black Forest, and enjoy the friendly wait staff dressed in German attire... More 

1 Thank Todd A
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213 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We stopped in after a drive just to have a drink at the bar. We have a long history here including hosting part of our wedding here many years ago. It's definitely nostalgia mixed with fun for us. Not this time. The drizzly weather had the tiny bar filled up which is not many people - that's fine. We sat... More 

Thank JCJake
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I'm surprised this doesn't fall within the top ten restaurants in Stillwater. I guess this town has an excess of excellent restaurants, and this one is off the beaten path a bit. Worth finding, though. The servings are ample. A friend and I split an appetizer and a dinner platter and still had some to bring home. (We each had... More 

Thank Jeanne G
Stillwater, Minnesota
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bavarian food, as the name implies. Lots of schnitzels and braten and wurst. Some interesting decor. Lively atmosphere for a Sunday night. The host thanked me by name as I departed! Everyone was friendly despite being busy. I'll go back.

Thank oldtortise
East Bethel
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was the best meal I've had in a long long time. I figured, it's ethnic, there's bound to be something I won't particularly care for. We ordered three different appetizers so we could try some different stuff. We got the schnitzel sampler, the walleye cakes, and the fried bread dumplings. Score, score, and score! The schnitzel was the best... More 

1 Thank Bob H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The atmosphere is very German, which was nice, and the beer was good. The food was nothing outstanding. My schmitzel was dry, but Sourkraut was very good.

1 Thank Richard L
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Sorry for my terrible German in the title, but my friend's first time to Minnesota was more or less lead by me with what I wanted her and I to do...except for going to this place!!! She said before she came, "I want to go there for lunch!" I am so glad we did too! We were met with friendly... More 

1 Thank CharlieP4
Baldwin, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Did you know that 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter? Did you know that they have a wonderful Octoberfest celebration every September on 2 weekends? If you're answer is no to either of these questions, you should make a trip to this restaurant before the year is out. My wife and I have enjoyed coming to... More 

5 Thank Gary H
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This place is a few miles off the beaten path, particularly if you are in the popular downtown Stillwater area. The really unique foods and atmosphere make it worth the drive. Specialties include various schnitzels, sauerkraut, red cabbage, and many more. Décor is somewhat dated, but authentic. Feels a bit like going back to old world Bavaria/Germany. Quite reasonable prices... More 

1 Thank Minnes0taGirl
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Mean Jean is AWESOME. Very friendly and professional. Also, the red cabbage is to die for. We will be coming back with all die kinder!!

1 Thank Darla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
German, European, Central European, Austrian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8390 Lofton Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082-8418
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: 6514397128
Award winning Old World hospitality in our beautiful pine forest. Lunch, dinner and Sunday buffet.12 Imported German beers on tap, wines, liquers and full bar. Strolling accordion Friday evenings. Reservation accepted and recommended. Outdoor seating in a pine forest. Family owned and operated since 1966! Guten Appetit!!

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