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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
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German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

I have been to the Bavarian Chef several times in the past 15 years. I used to crave the Steak au Poivre. The last few times the food has been OK, but not exceptional. Our last visit was June 1 and the food was good....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Although not exceptionally busy we waited to be seated and then placed under the blowing ac vents. We asked to relocate with our waitress who pointed to a similar table with same problem. We eventually seated ourselves. The server was pleasant but not extremely helpful...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank L7713UNjamesk
Reviewed May 29, 2018

I've been wanting to go here for years and finally had the opportunity on my son's UVA graduation day with my wife, son, his girl friend and my sister. We ordered 3 dishes to share 5 ways. There is a $5 split charge per dish...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This is one of the best German Restaurants in VA if not the east Coast and I expect that their other restaurant is just as good. Their servings are family style so they are large. I listed my favorite dishes below so I won't repeat...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Jazzcat02
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I needed a place to eat, and I saw this. I stopped. I was amazed by the authentic attire. The people were very nice in spite of the fact that they were very busy. My waitress was Casey. Oh, the food is great.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

The potato pancakes and pretzels are amazing. Also the red pepper soup is incredible. My favorite place to have my birthday celebration every year.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank msvioletsarah82
Reviewed March 18, 2018

Wow. Amazing food, great service, neat atmosphere, and the serving portions are ridiculous. My wife and I stopped for an early dinner on a Sunday, and were able to get in without a reservation. We started with the German soft pretzel for an appetizer, which...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Mike B
Reviewed March 12, 2018

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

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank busitraveler24
Reviewed February 26, 2018 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....

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed February 25, 2018

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

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank jnciapa
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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 356sherrym | Reviewed this property |
They charge five dollars per person to share a meal. I think that’s a little steep… I see other places the charge it, but $10 extra?!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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