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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 989-652-9941
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Marlton, New Jersey
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Be sure to make reservations- we did so online the same morning. We were seated right away while others waited in a 1-2 hour line. The decor was cute, schmaltzy. Service was friendly & prompt. The fried chicken was good. The food was banquet quality- reasonably priced. You won't go away hungry. Definitely part of the Frankenmuth experience.

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Thank merrymom1013
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

I went their with my family, including my 2 kids who's father is from Eastern Europe so they are used to trying many different ethnic foods and are generally not picky eaters at all. We tried a wide variety of foods including the German appetizer sampler and the family dinner that had the schnitzel, "world famous" fried chicken and sauerbraten... More 

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Thank Natalie D
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you did not enjoy your entire visit with us. We certainly strive to provide excellence in all levels of atmosphere, service and food. I hope you shared your comments with your service while you were here, so we could have the opportunity to fix things for you on the spot. I would be happy to talk with... More 

Royal Oak, Michigan
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161 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

The chicken is good and you do get a lot of it along with an assortment of side dishes (the noodles are great) but considering that it's pretty average - good but not special - this place is way over priced. It also gets very crowded during peak dinner times - suggest going around 7:00-7:30.

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

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you felt the prices were high for what you received, but am glad you enjoyed the meal. We do also offer a luncheon menu and lighter fare options that have a lower price point than the dinner menu. Perhaps you would find something there to enjoy as well that would be less expensive.... More 

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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Love going here to eat and great little shops..Always go to the bakery never miss it...Chicken dinners are Great to I Love the Perks club you get points if your a member and get rewards..

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Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Great food and atmophere. We got the chicken dinner served family style. Loads of food for a good bargain! Our waiter was friendly, and upbeat as well!

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Burlington, Canada
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We came to Frankenmuth with the expectation of good traditional German food. After all, German communities all over North America have held on to culinary traditions and produce very authentic cuisine. All I can say is that the owners of this restaurant have lost touch with their roots and produce food that is a pale imitation of the real thing.... More 

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

I did already respond to the same review you left on Yelp. I will just recap my apologies here as well. I am very sorry that the experience when you dined with us did not meet your expectations. I feel so badly after reading the review and how strongly you verbalized your contempt. We are very sincere in our efforts... More 

Romulus, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Excellent food. I actually liked it better than Zehnders. I was there for the day with my daughter. Would go back again when we go there.

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Brighton, Michigan, USA
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Wow , what a disappointment, everything about the Bavarian Inn has declined and I do believe it will be my last visit. Back in the day our family would visit and always bring out of town guests! What made it special and worth the trip was the atmosphere and the quantity and quality of the food and it being affordable... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry that there have been some changes since you were last here. We do listen to our guests and see what is happening. We had done many studies and asked comments from our guests about the jam and cookies. We were seeing so much waste occurring and those products not being consumed.... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Good service food was yummy:) I love it I want to go back again and again:) I still taste the food !! OMG

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Michigan
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Good service was food was decent. Chicken is what they're famous for, not sure why since I have much better chicken elsewhere. That being said, if you're there you need to stop in and have chicken, just because it's what they are know for and you can judge how good it is.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
Cuisine
American, German, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 989-652-9941
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.

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