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The Bavarian Lodge

₹₹ - ₹₹₹German, European,
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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German, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Bar
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1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first time here, just after leaving the Morton Arboretum XMAS light show. I had read how busy this place can be... when we arrived looking for parking... there were so many cars coming and leaving. My 1st thought was shoot - maybe its going...More

Thank djdemer
Reviewed 29 October 2017

A local favorite, the Lodge packs them in. At dinner time expect a long wait unless you're there to unlock the doors yourself. Lunch is less hectic, especially on Saturday. The food is the draw, of course, hearty German fare. Large portions are the norm....More

Thank markmillieramon
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Been here many times, and always enjoy the experience. We always sit in the bar side, since we enjoy the ambience there. With a large selection of tasty, and hearty food, and a huge beer selection, it never gets boring. The beer list provided is...More

Thank comterr
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Had not been here in many years and boy what a mistake! The food was great with plentiful portions. You might want to check out the beer menu before you go as the selection is extensive and amazing! Service was exemplary. If you're craving great...More

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We've been eating here for years. The quality of the food is ok, but not as good as it used to be. Extensive menu, knowledgeable servers, great beer selection. Only problem is the noise level and wait time doesn't warrant the dining experience. They dont...More

Thank fullpricej
TheBavarianLodge, Owner at The Bavarian Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We’re sorry your wait for seating was longer than you had anticipated. We had a huge surge of people trying to get in and out before the Cubs NLCS game against LA. Add to that our usual Oktoberfest crowd and yes, the wait was long....More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first visit. It will not be our last. The food was great and the service was even better. We recommend the duck.

Thank Robclaus
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The family and I were looking for something different, something not typical, something other than the standard franchise cookie-cutter restaurant. We found it! Food was amazing, wait-staff was extremely attentive (despite that it was very busy), the atmosphere was cozy, and the place was clean....More

Thank geofffly1
Reviewed 7 October 2017

My wife and I joined out of town friends who wanted to eat at Bavarian Lodge. We previously have had mediocre experiences here but we wanted to be gracious about their choice. The roast pork was so tough it was difficult to cut with a...More

Thank Hortonwhoness
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Home cooking in a restaurant at its best! My favorite is the roast pork with the sauerkraut and dumplings. The apple pancakes with sour cream or applesauce are outstanding just like mama made.

1  Thank Tinarinnaroo
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Outstanding drinks and food. I had the crispy pork shank with red cabbage and German potato salad. My wife had veal cutlet with gravy, mashed potato and red cabbage. Everything delicious. I had a bottle of hoegaarden beer that you can't find too many places....More

1  Thank Jerry D
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28 April 2016|
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Response from Tony1223 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's usually veal but I have also seen pork.
13 April 2016|
Response from mlt164 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a short wait on the weekends unless you are early.
13 April 2016|
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Response from fable16 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Food is great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
German, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
  • E-mail
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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