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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 5 days 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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you're on a date and want to impress someone, this would be a good place to go to do that. Bavarian Chef is not the place to go if you want cheap food fast. Expect to stay there a while and expect to pay...More

Thank Dennis K
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We’d read the hype about how good this restaurant was, so we were looking forward to stopping in for lunch on our way to Boar's Head Resort. First off, the restaurant appears very old inside and out. The food was just OK. Service was fabulous...More

Thank trinigirlmd
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Finally, my husband and I were in the car at the right time together to stop in here, and thankfully, we were both very hungry. We waited some minutes before we were seated, watching waitresses zipping around us. We were finally seated upstairs in a...More

Thank PotatoFiend
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, 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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