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713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1679
+1 989-652-9941
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

I had heard people rave for a long time about the meals at the Bavarian Inn.....the time came to find out for myself. The "all you can eat" chicken dinner was amazing.....most definitely NOT the Colonel's recipe! I ate sensibly, not that I wanted to.....it was SO amazing! A little more pricey than I prefer to spend for a meal,... More 

Thank Tony S
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We were really looking forward to returning here to eat after many years. We arrived at 2 pm and didn't wait long to be seated. We were seated in a smaller room with 5 other tables and it was very very noisy. The server was very friendly. We got small chicken dinners. The portion size was good but it lacked... More 

Thank Watsco
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad that your service was good on your visit, however I'm sorry that some of the meal was disappointing. It is always our goal to ensure that both the meal and service are excellent and you are happy returning time after time. If we fall short of that goal, we certainly try very hard... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The restaurant has interesting bakeries, shops, informational posts on walls, and GREAT food. The butter noodles are my favorite! Everyone comes for the chicken, but just between you and me, the sides are what I fill up on. Expensive? Maybe, but you get to eat all you want. And the food is great. So are the servers.

Thank Featheredmeat
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The family style chicken dinner is the best. Lots of good food and a very friendly atmosphere. We love this place!

Thank FRED P
Storrington, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We only wanted a small meal so we ate in the smaller bar restaurant, the young lady serving was very good,pleasant,but the food was rough,not very hot,and very poorly cooked,had to leave a lot because we could not eat it.

Thank Hairdo27
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal in the bar. I would be happy to talk with you in person about your visit to gain more understanding of the items you had and provide correction and hopefully make things right for you to return. I look forward to hearing from you. Kim Ramirez Hospitality Division Manager 800-228-2742 ext. 3205 Thank... More 

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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

We went with a group of 10 - adults and children. Everyone enjoyed the chicken so much. It's not greasy at all like fried chicken can be. I loved the mashed potato too. However all the other dishes that came with the chicken were overwhelming and not really that good. I think next time I will just order chicken, mash... More 

Thank Sugarpopcorn
South Lyon, Michigan
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205 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have been here fairly often over a number of years. They handle an enormous number of patrons with a pretty good amount of finesse. We found our track to being seated to be a little quirky this time. Balancing reservations (we had one) with walk-ins is tricky business. The wait once at our table was a little long. Things... More 

Thank gblack7205
Taylor, Michigan
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a good place to get a brat worst and a beer. German style atmosphere and lots of little shops to buy things in . we went to Franknmuth during the October Fest and the music was good with lots of dancing.we had lunch here and it was good and reasonablypriced.

Thank LetsGoGirls2014
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

I had a chicken dinner and my husband had a steak. The chicken was terrific and the steak was okay. The sides were great and although it was family style I cannot imagine them bringing me seconds..there was more than enough to satisfy. We had to laugh at all the food on our table but it was delicious. The only... More 

Thank Diane S
Granger, Indiana
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Stopped here for lunch, had the famous frankenmuth chicken plate, it was very good. The bread they give you beforehand is excellent also. Just had to buy some in their bakery. Great place, the men are dressed in liederhosen, hope I spelled that right, atmosphere was great, there was an older lady playing the accordion. Overall good quality food for... More 

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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$8 - US$23
American, German, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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 48734-1679
  • 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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