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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“schnitzel” (38 reviews)
“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
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German, European
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here while traveling on Route 29 and was glad we did! Everything was delicious! The prices are on the high side, but the portions are HUGE. It is also a nice restaurant with great service and attentive waiters who pay careful attention to food...More

Thank busitraveler24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, what a dinner!!! My son started with the pretzel, hmm. I had the soup with the crab.... amazing. My son and I had the sausage platter, my wife the pork, simply amazing....

Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have often drove past the Bavarian Chef and thought I'd like to it. I was even in the parking lot last summer, but it was hot and the dog was along. All conditions were good today and we finally got to eat here. The...More

Thank jnciapa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not your everyday restaurant but oh so wonderful for special occasions! Food is delicious and the portions are massive, you WILL take most of it home for the next day! Top of the line German cuisine!

Thank DCFoodGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the 1st time with friends for a birthday party. Loved the food and the service. We had a nice table upstairs, quite nice environment. Will be back!

Thank knelly13
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Over all everything was really good. Reservation process very good, food excellent and plentiful, service very good. However a couple of things really bothered us. One being the chairs are very much in need of being refurbished or replaced. You are sitting on the frame...More

Thank kegan1226
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my 29th...uhem...birthday here. 5 person party and all raves about the experience. As authentic as you can get stateside. Plus, you can get a litre of the draft beer of your choice. One warning: go light on the beer as the calories are best...More

Thank Bluskyzahead
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Yes, its German. And yes, it is also very European - with a large menu and what seems like an even larger list of specials to choose from. I had the fish dish - a very large portion of Grouper in a nice tomato based...More

Thank MK E
Reviewed 26 December 2017

This chalet of a building planted along the southern lane of Route 29 in Madison Virginia is not a post to be missed. All that's missing is an Oompah band with accordion and tuba. The atmosphere is so Bavarian/German/Dutch you'll think you're in a roadside...More

Thank rustard s
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Four words!! HOT GERMAN POTATO SALAD it is simply to die for. Make sure to make reservations because it fills up quickly!

Thank holy350
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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