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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (33 reviews)
“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
“sacher torte” (6 reviews)
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German, European
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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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,...More

Thank Sherry G
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
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had ate here a couple of years ago and loved it .This visit was very dissapointing. The service was good. 2 of our party ordered the Wiener Schnitzel .I'm not sure what they served us but it was the worst Wiener schnitzel I've ever had...More

Thank steve v
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We recommend all our guest to the Bavarian Chef and they have pleased everyone of them. We have had guest visiting from Bavaria Germany and they loved it. I personally eat there as often as I can.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to the family's similar restaurant in Topping, Va for many years, but after attending a wedding catered by the Bavarian Chef (wonderful), we decided to head inland to Madison. The cute, rustic-looking building was tucked on the hill on Rte 29 in Madison....More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We go to UVA every football season and have passed by this place since 1991. We finally stopped tonight for dinner. What a treat. We were seated early for our reservation. Our waitress was lovely. The setting was quaint and kitschy. We had the soft...More

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Staff was attentive and friendly. Servings were large and most everyone was taking food home. Since we were staying in an Inn, couldn't ask for a doggy bag. Good selection of beers.

Thank Jill H
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

3rd time here. Always great food and service but I always leave overstuffed. The red pepper and crab soup is outstanding

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Passed by this place and it looked so cute I had to stop in. They are not open for lunch, but they open for dinner at 4pm. The inside is just as cute as the outside. The wait staff dress in German clothing, although I...More

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 24 September 2016

The meal was great, only problem, they couldn't find our reservation for four, they was able to seat us after few minutes of confusion, bad table location,at the door but comfortable. The food was great, best snails in beer batter and shrimp appetizers was out...More

Thank William T
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Jo B
Will the restaurant be open on May 29 2017 (Memorial Day)
24 May 2017|
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susan R
Is the restaurant accessible to a person who uses a wheelchair?
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
the serving size are large..is plate sharing (two people splitting a meal) acceptable?
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail