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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (36 reviews)
“creamed corn” (15 reviews)
“sacher torte” (7 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
German, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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21 - 30 of 272 reviews

Reviewed 29 March 2017

As someone who studies Germany and has lived there, this was absolutely NOT authentic food or even good food. It left much to be desired. The French onion soup was good but the meal went downhill from there. The ambiance is good but can't make...More

Thank TravelHard B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

While you may wonder about this restaurant from the log cabin facade you will be more than pleasantly surprised. They have been in this family business for many years in the piedmont area of Virginia. Between Culpeper and Charlottesville. We went for a Birthday dinner...More

Thank gpfaff1
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is the place to go if you miss the art of European cooking -- or if you need to have your swoon over the taste and consistency of food calibrated. We have visited this little piece of heaven for 30 years -- with lots...More

Thank GerardsofNC
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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...More

Thank jm724real
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank ChefGeorge1
Reviewed 7 February 2017

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...More

Thank pologruto
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank NFC_food_guy
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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
Reviewed 27 January 2017 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...More

Thank Stephanie l
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
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Jo B
25 May 2017|
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Response from jm724real | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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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......
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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