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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” (38 reviews)
“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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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
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Our local favorite for a special occasion. Come hungry because the portions are enormous and the food is hearty. We Love most every entree on the menu and the side dishes too. Glazed carrots and the spatzle are personal favorites. But the absolute best thing...More

Thank kmpayton
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Cool place, authentic theme. We had a chicken dish and the jeger schnitzel. Both very good! Quick service. Good carrot cake.

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We've passed the Bavarian Chef many times running up and down Rt 29. This trip we timed our departure to hit Madison at dinner time. We were expecting a great, authentic German restaurant and were let down. The food was unremarkable. Good and plentiful but...More

Thank Glynn437
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I've passed this restaurant on many an occasion while going to visit my son in Charlottesville. On this trip we decided to eat there for dinner. The faux Bavarian exterior is no indication of the old country decor of the interior. No, it looks nothing...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
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Jo B
May 24, 2017|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
susan R
September 2, 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
July 19, 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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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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