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The Bavarian Chef

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5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
Wed - Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Reva, Virginia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special treat! I've eaten here with my family/large groups for many years and each time the food is always delicious. I love their delightful red pepper & crab soup as well as the escargot. Of the vegetable sides the creme corn is my favorite. Their variety of Belgian beer is outstanding. My favorite main dish, I cannot... More 

Thank jm724real
Nellysford, VA
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396 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic Bavarian cuisine in a haus atmosphere, with costumed waitstaff and creative menu. The meatloaf is more like a ham sandwich but is unique. The huge portions of weiner schnitzel lasted for three meals--especially with the delicious vegetables. I loved the glazed carrots. My husband ordered the pork chops and they came with a delicious apple compote. Do order the... More 

Thank ChefGeorge1
Culpeper, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rolls were burnt and room temperature. The veal was only about an 1/8" thick, with heavy breading, which made it look like before. The zucchini side dish only had 3 pieces of zucchini, the rest was tomato mush and onions. The creamed corn was identical to canned creamed corn from the grocery store. The Wiener schnitzel used to have... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in Germany for several years and can honestly say this will never pass for German cuisine. Bread served was burned but cold. The sauerbraten was inedible. I cannot describe how bad it tasted. The red cabbage was like eating a detergent and the spaetzle was like plastic. I saw mixed reviews but thought I would give the Bavarian... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was ok but too much of it. Meatloaf was strange and sparsely was bland but schnitzel with mushrooms was good. Waitress was friendly and knowledgeable but waited forever for the bill.

Thank Cat S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although our visit started a little slow and a little rough we were pleasantly surprised at our visit. The food was very good the portions were very huge and the atmosphere was nice. And when we did have a little trouble with our service they were quick to comp our bottle of wine to make up for it. We didn't... More 

Thank Stephanie l
Madison, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very good food. Large portions especially if over 4 people then you receive all sides and it's "family style." Red bell pepper soup is to die for! Wait staff very courteous and accommodating. Wished the seating wasn't quite so tight.

Thank CatPoe
Madison, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is incredible. The service is always impeccable and the sides are delicious. I love the cream corn and my wife loves the green beans. Our steak was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this venue.

Thank Tim T
Lynchburg, Virginia
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322 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was the meeting spot for families from Washington and Lynchburg. I ate here years ago and remembered the food as very good. This time was certainly as good, if not better. We all had different dishes and shared them. I purchased the schnitzel and it was 5-star. Their specialty soup for the day was red pepper crab, one of... More 

Thank William B
Danville, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim. Never had an authentic German meal. Great atmosphere, wonder wait staff, and awesome food. Glad we came.

Thank David R

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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$ 20 - US$ 25
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?