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“A great atmosphere, and a great experience!”

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 42 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 28 April 2012

It is not about being German cuisine, its not about tricking anyone into thinking you are in Germany...what it is about is the fact that this is a warm feel-good place. A place where they work their butts off to make you happy, to make sure you have your food (which to me is VERY good), and a place where groups can and will have a blast.

It really is about what you make of it, its about being together with friends and family much like a thanksgiving feast, and if you are expecting a 5 start bistro, then you better go somewhere else...BUT if you are looking for a place where a 80 something year old dear little ole lady STILL oversees the kitchen who is happy to come out and meet the guests, and the servers carry trays loaded with food that weigh more than they do just so you are happy, and if you are looking for the type of place where an accordion player frequently comes out and plays um-papa music...then this is the kind of place you are looking for.

I almost always tip more than 20% to 25% as a result of the service we get, and that's after getting the $150 bill for the group of us.

I was here a few weeks ago for a birthday celebration, and drive the hour and a half just to eat here at least 2 or 3 times a year.
This trip we got a chance to do the pretzel making tour in the basement with the family...a great deal of fun for sure!

After dinner its nice to stroll to the river shops, the fudge house and the cheese haus, although you we are usually way too stuffed...but the walk is nice.


Bottom line, this is a unique experience that I would recommend to anyone!

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Every time we visit Frankenmuth this very large restaurant is a must stop for the all-you-can-eat family style dinner! The charming decor, gift shops, prompt service, super wait staff and unbelievable spaetzle, chicken, stollen, stuffing, salads and so much more! For the $22.00 a plate cost, you can eat until you need a wheelbarrow to get to your car;) Just remember to leave enough time to fully enjoy yourselves and the shops inside:)

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

Thank you for your kind words! The wheelbarrel is a unique idea. Frankenmuth does offer horse drawn carriage rides. Maybe that is an option! Hope to serve your family again soon.

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We ordered Chicken salad sandwiches and were surprised how huge they were. Friendly wait staff too

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Was initially put off by the prices on the menu. A little over $100.00 to feed my family of four. My kids first experience at a multi-course meal. My son was full by the time the soup hit the table. The food was excellent and more than plentiful....it just kept coming. I haven't been that full in I can't remember when. Outstanding service. Never had to ask for anything.

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KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2012

Thank you very much for your honest feedback! That is the #1 rule if you are planning on ordering the all-you-care-to-eat Family Style Chicken Dinner...come hungry! I'm glad everyone was fully satisfied. We do offer a lighter luncheon menu all day, as well as a Roof Garten dining menu that has soups, salads, and sandwiches. Both options are designed to provide less quantity at a reduced price, while maintaining the quality we strive for every day. Thank you again and hope to serve your family in the future!

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

average lunch for adults & children, waitress service was fine

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