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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“schnitzel” (33 reviews)
“creamed corn” (15 reviews)
“sacher torte” (6 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
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5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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1 - 10 of 268 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot to say, but we left feeling neither impressed by the food or feeling it was worth the price.

Thank Rainy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow! Step into Bavaria from the middle of Virginia! Food, atmosphere...great value. Make reservations, don't miss out.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good but place is crowded with furniture and stuff. Most reviews and people I have talked to LOVE this place. I felt it was decent but not to the level of praise I have heard about it. As an aside I am German...More

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were celebrating two July birthdays with dinner at The Bavarian Chef. We each enjoyed Schintzle which was accompanied with sides. The Red Cabbage, Creamed Corn, Carrots and whipped potatoes was enough for the four of us to share. Good wine selections and the beer...More

Thank shirleyfoemmel
Reviewed 30 July 2017

DISCLAIMER, I am not an expert on German food, BUT the food my Wife and I had at the Chef was the best restaurant experience we have ever had to date. The service was just perfect for us, the server was very polite and attentive...More

Thank steelers4326
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Neighbors got together for a restaurant week dinner. Twelve is a fairly large table, especially during restaurant week. We were seated upstairs on one large picnic style table. The back of the table had a rather slanted roof line. Ok for shorter people. The bench...More

Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We go to the Bavarian Chef 1-2 times a year as a treat. Well worth it. I've traveled in different areas of Germany & Austria and just like the US, the same dishes vary slightly in different parts of the country. So the delicious dishes...More

Thank MonkeyWrenchGuy
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I tried to do lunch here on a Friday and didn't look at the hours. Lunch is only on weekends. The building was so cute I just had to return for dinner. To say I was blown away is an understatement. Baltimore just doesn't possess...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

They did an excellent Bandy Alexander. The food was well prepared and presented. The red cabbage was fantastic. The portions were large enough that my husband and I both took home about half of what was on our plates.

Thank turtlesinmud
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday evening. The food was amazing! The portions are humongous! Make sure to get a box and save room for dessert. The Black Forest cake and apple strudel are delicious. I have never had sausage that tasted...More

Thank Carrie D
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Questions & Answers
Jo B
25 May 2017|
Response from jm724real | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
susan R
2 September 2016|
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Response from vamueller | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I remember steps-same advice -I would call first-they do have a new restaurant in Fredericksburg. I would call and see if the new one is better accessible......
Tom P
20 July 2016|
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Response from Bonnie B | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I shared an entrée when we were there 2 weeks ago. Even then, the entrée portion was quite generous, probably 8 ounces or more of meat per person. I asked if there was a shared plate charge and expected one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 540-948-6505
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