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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“schnitzel” (34 reviews)
“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
“sacher torte” (6 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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1 - 10 of 263 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Neighbors got together for a restaurant week dinner. Twelve is a fairly large table, especially during restaurant week. We were seated upstairs on one large picnic style table. The back of the table had a rather slanted roof line. Ok for shorter people. The bench...More

Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to the Bavarian Chef 1-2 times a year as a treat. Well worth it. I've traveled in different areas of Germany & Austria and just like the US, the same dishes vary slightly in different parts of the country. So the delicious dishes...More

Thank MonkeyWrenchGuy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried to do lunch here on a Friday and didn't look at the hours. Lunch is only on weekends. The building was so cute I just had to return for dinner. To say I was blown away is an understatement. Baltimore just doesn't possess...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They did an excellent Bandy Alexander. The food was well prepared and presented. The red cabbage was fantastic. The portions were large enough that my husband and I both took home about half of what was on our plates.

Thank turtlesinmud
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time yesterday evening. The food was amazing! The portions are humongous! Make sure to get a box and save room for dessert. The Black Forest cake and apple strudel are delicious. I have never had sausage that tasted...More

Thank Carrie D
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great servic, excellent food, very adequate portions. Little pricy. Highly recommended. European beers an good wine available with dinner.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of our B&B owner- great chioce. The German food and beer was spectacular. The waiter (Tom) was well informed, humorous and very helpful. We took home at least half of our meal because the portions were so large.

Thank kleinsa
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The restaurant is cute but sad that it could not have incorporated a mountain view to be more Bavarian. The food is delicious with huge portions even though a bit high priced. The vegetables are delicious but wish they could use warmers to keep them...More

Thank guitartraveler60
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited several years ago, and it is still a wonderful restaurant to enjoy traditional German food. We will be back!

Thank pkh213
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have been going to the Bavarian Chef for many many years. Jerome's food is always dependably delicious and he is always a wonderful host!!!

Thank ChefV94
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Questions & Answers
Jo B
24 May 2017|
Response from jm724real | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
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......
Tom P
19 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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