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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 989-652-9941
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (679 reviews)
“salads” (146 reviews)
“schnitzel” (123 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:30All hours
American, German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

incredible restaurant. The food is unbelievable and it has the old flavor of Germany charm if you visit Frankenmuth this is a must to stop and have lunch or dinner

Thank Duanegwizdala
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a traditional German dish this is the place for it!! If you are looking for the famous chicken and are used to southern fried chicken you will probably be let down. Great atmosphere fun things to look at in the...More

Thank gwbjd03
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you for your kind words about our German meals! I appreciate that. You are correct, you certainly can't describe our Frankenmuth chicken as "southern fried". Definitely different in cooking style, flavor and texture. Our chicken is lightly seasoned and breaded with our special blend,...More

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

While the chicken itself was wonderful, many of the dishes were not home made quality. Like the soup came from a package mix and I don't think the potatoes were real. Dessert was good though, a nice cranberry citrus sorbet. Overall just OK.More

Thank Paula S
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2016

Thank you for letting us know how everything was with your meal. Very pleased to hear that our chicken was wonderful. I'm sorry some of the others you didn't care for. All of our Family Style dishes are made in house including the mashed potatoes....More

Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We have been to Frankenmuth several times and always stop at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. It's a fun environment with the staff all dressed up and fairytale murals on the walls. We always order a family style dinner (all the food arrives in separate dishes...More

Thank Nursey03
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We had EXCELLENT German food. We suggest getting the Lunch menu (even at dinner) since the portions are smaller, but still had plenty of good food. We ate here on a Wednesday night. When we arrived, we did not need to wait for a table....More

Thank DeanfromOhio
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The dinner just keeps coming as long as you want more to eat. The food is seasoned very well. Our children where so happy with it they thought when we went back to Frankenmuth we would be going back. However, we were traveling with dogs...More

Thank David N
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Boy what can I say? Food, as always, very good... Actually mashed potato and noodle dishes were off ( funky after taste chemical of sort) but the chicken was super. Service was excellent and we all enjoyed the atmosphere. It's a class act and always...More

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Went for lunch and had the hot chicken sandwich. HUGE portion and very good. Prices were reasonable too. Fast service and you are served a bread selection of white bread and stollen to munch on with (or before) your meal comes. They have so many...More

Thank dogmombmd
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Thousands of ornaments, yet not one for Grand Valley State University. ūüėē Still, you'll never see more Christmas ornaments and decorations under one roof anywhere else. It's worth the trip just to see it.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 13 May 2016

bavarian inn restaurant is large family style restaurant or off menu but we chose family i think they changed the chicken preparation salty then i remember it was good family included assorted bread ,noodles,stuffing,mashed potato, green beans,cottage cheese,gravy,ice cream or orange sherbert assorted.relishes i think...More

Thank strurakjohn
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Questions & Answers
Kasey S
12 May 2017|
Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, you should call for a reservation. With Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth that is typically a very busy weekend. Thank you, see you soon!
6 May 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, we do! We have a gluten free menu and a vegetarian menu available. You can view them online ahead of time if you like. Then when you arrive, just request the menu from the hostess when you are seated. Thank you!
Julie S
2 January 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
We have a large variety of cold and hot side dishes for you to choose from. We also have a vegetarian menu available. You can view both of those on our website. Look forward to serving you soon! Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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