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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 989-652-9941
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Ah, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. This is the place that put Frankenmuth on the map to us non-Michigan'ers! There's nothing like the wonderful authentic German dinner served family style! Wear stretchy pants and come hungry! You'll be served chicken noodle soup, pasta salad, coleslaw, cranberry salad, cucumber salad, fresh breads, and that's all before the main meal! We enjoy the... More 

Thank DebE B
Round Rock, Texas
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

First time in 37 years of living in Michigan for eating the Famous Frankenmuth Chicken. Great restaurant with amazing service. Clean and felt like old world charm in the middle of Michigan. Tried a little bit of everything including Chicken and Schnitzel and all was amazing. Highly reccomend to go all the way to the basement and visit the bakery... More 

Thank Zeebra72
Morgantown, West Virginia
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This is a fun place to visit but we were very disappointed in the quality of the food. The meat entries, including the famous fried chicken and schnitzel were dry and unremarkable. The cheese puffs were tasty but the other side dishes were below average.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We appreciate the feedback. I am sorry you didn't care for your meal and thought it was below standard. If you would like to talk in more detail about your visit I would be happy to hear more detail and have the opportunity to make things right for... More 

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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We had a fun afternoon enjoying German fare and beer at the Bavarian Inn. It is definitely a touristy stop - there were a lot of people there, including guided tour groups. The best meal at our table was hands down the chicken pot pie -- the biscuits even came out in the shape of the state of Michigan!

1 Thank Kidsintow45
Highland, Michigan
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211 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Wheather it's the traditional chicken dinner or the German favorites on the menus u can't make a wrong choice. I personally think the family style dinner is overrated and like to order off menu.

Thank Justin W
Niagara Falls, New York
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

If going to Frankenmuth you MUST eat at the Bavaria Inn Restaurant. We had the family style chicken dinner and we added Jager Schnitzel for only a couple dollars more. You get so much delicious food if you leave hungry it is your fault. Friendly, efficient servers and ours was very knowledgeable about all the menu items. Restaurant was very... More 

Thank Judy B
Covington, KY
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469 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Bavarian Inn competes with Zehnder's (across the street) for the title of best fried chicken. I've been to both places and the chicken is pretty similar. It's not southern-fired. It's not broasted. It's good but not great. However, there are other - German - dishes on the menu to make it worth your while to stop here for a... More 

1 Thank CovingtonCat
Hudsonville, Michigan
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146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We made a reservation and it got us right in. Love that! It is such a cute place with german looking decor and the costumes that the employees wear are just fun for the eyes. The food is always great. They start you off with bread. Their fruit bread is a treat. This is the only place I'll eat chicken... More 

Thank Teessm
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Food is Every Bit as Good as eating in Germany. Large Portions and well worth the Price. Which I might add is Better then other places we have eaten at

Thank 382georges
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Enjoyed a unique dining experience at the bavarian Inn. The building is designed and decorated in Bavarian style and the staff wears the traditional Bavarian Clothing. We made a reservation online for the main dining room since the last time we were here we could not get into the main dining room and ate at the very nice bar area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 23
American, German, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
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
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?