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The Bavarian Lodge

1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“schnitzel” (34 reviews)
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German, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Bar
$$ - $$$
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home cooking in a restaurant at its best! My favorite is the roast pork with the sauerkraut and dumplings. The apple pancakes with sour cream or applesauce are outstanding just like mama made.

1  Thank Tinarinnaroo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding drinks and food. I had the crispy pork shank with red cabbage and German potato salad. My wife had veal cutlet with gravy, mashed potato and red cabbage. Everything delicious. I had a bottle of hoegaarden beer that you can't find too many places....More

1  Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been in this place for the last 5 years and it was very good, the last visit with my co workers was the biggest embarrassment ever. I don't know what happened but the Food was strait out terrible. the only thing that keeps...More

Thank RBPilotcat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots' of traditional German dishes (schnitzel, sausages, etc.) plus a variety of other old world dishes (Stuffed cabbage comes to mind). We usually get a couple of appetizers (try the Wurst plate) and then share a Schnitzel dish which is more than enough. Probably 30+...More

Thank rgo1968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was a little skeptical after reading mixed reviews on this place, but since most were favorable, we decided to try it. Went early on a Saturday to avoid a long wait for a table, which was perfect. They do not take reservations. We arrived around...More

2  Thank Mary P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I enjoyed the Special of the Day Sunday which was a ghoulash, slow cooked pork loin that was very tender and delicious cooked with sauerkraut, riesling and paprika and cream though this dish was not at all heavy or overly spiced. Just richtig! Zehr gut.

1  Thank ChiWind
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Best place for German food in the area! We go all the time. Service is always great. The only thing I caution is only go if you have time to wait. Most times we wait for almost an hour to be seated. They do not...More

1  Thank Brittany D
Reviewed 11 August 2017

So this place sort of reminds me of a German hunting lodge. I showed up in casual attire while on a work trip, and I felt right at home. They have a wide selection of German and Belgian beers, many of which aren't readily available...More

1  Thank Bret H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Moderately Priced, friendly atmosphere, excellent food. The seating is not too crowded and comfortable. Parking can be a challenge at peak times.

Thank billflannigan
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Food is wonderful. Beer selection is overwhelming and constantly changing. Check it out on their website.

1  Thank Tim K
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Tony1223 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's usually veal but I have also seen pork.
13 April 2016|
Response from mlt164 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a short wait on the weekends unless you are early.
13 April 2016|
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Response from fable16 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Food is great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
German, European, Pub, Brew Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
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One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 39 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.
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