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The Bavarian Chef

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$$ - $$$
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5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
11:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Fri 16:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:00
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Madison, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very good food. Large portions especially if over 4 people then you receive all sides and it's "family style." Red bell pepper soup is to die for! Wait staff very courteous and accommodating. Wished the seating wasn't quite so tight.

Thank CatPoe
Madison, Virginia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The food and atmosphere is incredible. The service is always impeccable and the sides are delicious. I love the cream corn and my wife loves the green beans. Our steak was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend this venue.

Thank Tim T
Lynchburg, Virginia
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350 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was the meeting spot for families from Washington and Lynchburg. I ate here years ago and remembered the food as very good. This time was certainly as good, if not better. We all had different dishes and shared them. I purchased the schnitzel and it was 5-star. Their specialty soup for the day was red pepper crab, one of... More 

Thank William B
Danville, Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim. Never had an authentic German meal. Great atmosphere, wonder wait staff, and awesome food. Glad we came.

Thank David R
Madison, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2016

outstanding authentic German food. very good selection. Lots of special dishes nightly. best appetizers esp. soft pretzel.

Thank dux4susi
Palmyra, Virginia
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

When in the area.... This is definitely a German dining experience! The different meals we selected were all excellent. The family style sides were tasty and sufficient. We skipped appetizers and still had leftovers to take home.

Thank CtheSea
Madison Heights, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We have been several times. It is a good place for something different. The pepper and crab soup is wonderful. The waiter was very attentive. It is pretty pricey but good.

Thank Steve T
Anderson, South Carolina
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The menu has a large variety to choose from and and their daily specials are very popular. Their prices are higher than most of the German restaurants I have visited but the quality is excellent and the servings are abundant. Most of the people we saw leaving had at least one to-go box. Our server was excellent and we could... More 

Thank basfjd2016
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, we were able to sit upstairs--a little cozier than downstairs. Great atmosphere. Our server (Dodson) was so sweet throughout our evening. Friendly and accommodating! When we were handed the Menu, I worried--slightly higher prices than I was used to. Well, once served, the proportions were astronomical...the flavors burst in my mouth! My filet mignon (in a sauce)... More 

Thank Sherry G
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

What a shock to find this place! A colleague recommended it, and was on the money. Good German food and lots of it! If you don't walk out with a doggy bag, you shared the meal.

Thank Bill S

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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$20 - US$25
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?