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Bavarian Chef

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
German, European, Central European
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200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
+1 540-656-2101
11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is authentic German food served family style. The food is plentiful and delicious. The atmosphere and decor make you feel like you're in an actual town in Bavaria. The trains rumbling by only enhance the feeling of having traveled into a different time and culture. Perfect place to take friends, family or out of town guests.

Thank Allie M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was not impressed with this place but to be fair I am not a fan of German food. The restaurant is so dark we had to use our cell phones to light up the menu so we could read it and the place is cramped. However, the staff is great. Love their friendliness, attitude and patience.

Thank Valeri D
Washington, DC
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to the restaurant with some friends during the annual "restaurant week" in Fredericksburg. Our party was eight, and the place was fairly full. The waitress, while very nice, was clearly overwhelmed with too many tables. Our food, when it finally came, was cold. The fish special was pathetic and one of our party sent it back for something... More 

Thank Christopher P
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been so fortunate to visit this restaurant twice now during restaurant week in Fredericksburg. We each had an amazing three course meal for $30.17. I enjoyed the pork schnitzel with a cheese sauce and he enjoyed the fish. He had a kale and walnut salad and I had a soup with sausage. We both had... More 

Thank Gail D
Washington, DC
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and atmosphere are just like I am back in Germany! The schwein haxen is offered only on Tuesdays, but on this Saturday night it was offered as a special! It was amazing in both presentation and taste! The beers are great and everything else was excellent!

Thank TravelingGuyfromDC
Spotsylvania, Virginia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want authenic german look no more. This place has it all from the different styles on German beer to the food and the hospitality that is second to none. I can honestly tell you that" one can tell a german restauant by their potato salad and sourkrout, and this place is WOW - exceeds my expectations. This place... More 

Thank thedude696969
Herndon, Virginia
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had tried to go to the Bavarian Chef months ago, but it seems like we are always in Fredericksburg, VA on a Monday and this place is not open on Mondays. On one Thursday we happened by and it was open. What a delight it was too. It was so good in fact we went back on Friday. Thursday... More 

Thank mjhinkins
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant setting didn't change but the food sure did. 2 of us ordered one salmon and one pork dinner. Salmon was just OK, and the same with the pork but the sides were a disaster. The dumplings were cold, sent back,came back warm but tasteless and gritty, green beans must have been warmed over from days gone by and the... More 

1 Thank retired2006
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent first time visit. The wait staff was very friendly and welcoming. They're uniforms were cute. The restaurant is in the old train station in the historic downtown and has been beautifully converted. The wait staff were very attentive, the menu had an array of choices making the decision difficult. The meal, chicken, stuffing and apple was so beautifully presented... More 

1 Thank lcskg
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have family style serving where you can pick side dishes to share with the whole table so this makes it a great place to go with your family or friends. I have tasted things that I would normally not try because someone at our table ordered it to share. Service is excellent with the goal of pleasing the diner.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-6067
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-656-2101
Historic Railroad Station -- The first Restaurnt "Bavarian Chef" is located in Madison, VA.

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