The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebavarianinn.com/
  • Phone: 4039493611x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch Hours:
    Saturday & Sunday-11:30 - On
    *Can also open for special events or functions!*

    Dinner Tuesday to Sunday: 4:30 to 9:00 p.m.

  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Contemporary German, Wild Game
  • Executive Chef: Josef Wiewer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Special Designed Catering Menu's are available for your event and budget, let us help you host the perfect party!
  • Private Party Facilities: The entire restaurant seats up to 90 guests, with the main dining room seating up to 60 and the smaller dining lounge up to 30 guests. Menu packages are available for any size, please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Pamela Risk Wiewer 4039493611x
  • Special Events: Special Event Menus Created by the Chef's to fit every budget! Call us today and find out how we can help you host the perfect Event

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Fresh Rocky Mountain Cuisine at its Finest!

Welcome to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and a world of taste sensations that are sure to please every palate. We are proud to say The Bavarian Inn Restaurant has been serving guests for over 30 years. We have kept our décor and menu current with the times to continue to satisfy our guests over the years. Our beautiful and cozy restaurant is nestled in the quaint hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains.



Our menu items range from classics like delicious Wiener Schnitzel to an amazing Bison Flank Steak. Our menu is updated throughout,also offering a weekly Feature Menu utilizing fresh market ingredients. Chef’s Josef, Greg, and Raffael will tempt you to join them on a culinary adventure tasting delicious and exquisite foods tasty in a warm and relaxed atmosphere
Join us today and start creating more memories with us!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (63)great for outdoor dining (53)neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (39)romantic (31)scenic view (30)great for lunch (29)notable wine list (25)good for groups (22)kid-friendly (19)great for brunch (12)hot spot (6)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • A good dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    we loved the surroundings, inside and outside. Borscht, Bavarian Dumplings, Liver and Onions, Jaeger Schnitzel, Schnitzel were all good. My wife and I all stated we would all go back to this restaurant, even though we live in NW Calgary. A reasonable selection of German beers. A good surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Dining
    enjoyallgoodfood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Glad we made an online reservation because the restaurant was quite booked up. We got a table near the fireplace (which would be chilly on cooler days if the fire is not going because there is an outside draft). At any rate, we had the seafood sampler and it was delicious. I had pork medallions with a Berry-Stilton compote with side vegetables & spatzl. Mine was very, very good and I'd have it again. My husband had elk in peppercorn sauce and though his was good, he liked mine better. The wine menu was good with several options. They even had a page of discounted wines as they were clearing some types from their cellar. We are so happy we tried this restaurant again, since they serve much more than just schnitzel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Blackforrest
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had made ​​the reservation through Open Table. We were served in the restaurant and had a good seat. The staff was very attentive and the price performance ratio was right. gladly again (translated from German by Google)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SchnitzelLover
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Appetizer and main courses were exceptionally delicious. Service was bitterly SLOW and forgetful!! Additional staff might solve the problem.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Bavarian Inn is the best!
    Vicki
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Once again our Bragg Creek favorite didn't disappoint us or our guests - impeccable service with a smile, awesome menu choices that will satisfy any appetite or palate, generous portions, cozy & comfortable ambiance and the gourmet cuisine continually ignites our taste buds that keep us coming back for more. The Chef is amazing! The cucumber salad is a work of art, the veal dumplings get the food party started and my bison entree was prepared to mouth watering tender perfection. Perfect spot for an afternoon appetizer and cocktail on the patio, a romantic dinner for 2 or a special occasion with family and friends. Make reservations because it is a popular spot. Enjoy. :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Birgitlein
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am a huge fan of the Bavarian Inn for their excellent and authentic food. Great service and reasonably priced. I can highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth celebrating
    Granny1Annie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Another memorable evening, our first small family reunion in 20 years, we celebrated in style at the Bavarian Inn. From the pre-ordered champagne to the final cappuccino we were served with charm and enjoyed excellent local specialties prepared in south German style. Joseph, Gary and your team - thank you again for a splendid celebration! Granny1Annie
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must eat venue
    duchessgirleats
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The Bavarian Inn is a hidden gem in Bragg Creek. Chef/owner Josef Wiever along with his wife Pamela and his son Garry are doing everything right. The food is to die for- you will not find any better. The location is gorgeous and the hospiatilty is amazing. My only regret is that I do not get to Bragg Creek often enough. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • waited forever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Barvarian Inn did not have our reservation. They had lots of room and sat us in the empty half of the restaurant. Then the space filled up over the next hour and everyone was served food while we waited for our orders. 20 minutes before water was served. Another 20 before bread. Reservation was at 12:30 and we received our food about 2:15 and were out of there about 2:30. I would have left but it was a family lunch. Should have talked to the owner but didn't have time.
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  • Nice evening with good friends
    PriddisCouple
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed a nice evening with good friends at the Bavarian Inn. While always busy (reservations recommended), it was easy to have a conversation without having to raise our voices. Food is always consistently good and portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good wine
    Daniab123
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Awesome staff, very accommodating. Food was really good, patio is nice. We were seated next to a very loud table, but other than that it was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    CalgaryFoodie
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and selection of wines at the Bavarian Inn are always topnotch. The service on this night wasn't great and that was a bit of an anomaly for us as it is typically very good as well. If you are looking for a very good dinner in a woodsy setting, choose the Bavarian Inn. It is well worth the commute from Calgary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A taste of home
    DoseeDo
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I sure waited long enough to get out to The Bavarian Inn and I already can't wait to return! We came here on a Friday evening & were happy to be seated on the patio to enjoy the scenery. Our server was very attentive throughout the meal without being overbearing. He was quite funny too! We enjoyed some German beers with our starter, the Alpine Teller, a delicious assortment of meats and cheeses - perfect for sharing! My boyfriend ordered the Salmon special for dinner and enjoyed it a lot. I had to stay true to the ethnicity and absolutely enjoyed the Jager Schnitzel. It was prepared to perfection and reminded me of Sunday dinners that my mom used to make. We shared the Apfel Strudel for dessert & it was divine! We'll be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BMT2013VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Stopped in with the kids & my mum after a long day at Calaway Park. The kids' meals were very nice. Adults shared the Carpaccio, delicious! Then we waited, & waited & were finally informed that our meals had been delivered to another table. When we did receive our food my meal (elk) was very good, my mother's meal however (Jäger-Schnitzel) started out great, until she got to some raw parts (not rare, she loves rare - but raw). We promptly sent it back & it came out about 5 minutes later - and it was clear the kitchen just put the meat & sauce back into a pan to finish cooking the meat. Unfortunately this completely ruined the creamy mushroom sauce. The staff did apologize & offered 15% off our next visit, too bad my mum will not return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip to Bragg Creek
    thegreatescape
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Living in Calgary we are always looking for a dining escape out of the City. The Bavarian never fails us. Service, food quality and ambience are always consistently good. Throw in the fire burning in the quaint fireplace in the winter and the comfortable patio in the summer with the lovely view and occasional deer wandering by and it's hard for your pulse not too slow down and take some time to relax. I am a schnitzel fan and good German food is tough to come by in these parts so we are happy that the Bavarian survived the floods and hope it will continue to prosper.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    cjl1954VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Best schnitzel that I have tasted in a very long time! Group of four and we all enjoyed the food and desserts. Service was very friendly. Would go back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    patp
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Myself and two friends had a reservation and when we got there we were asked if we preferred outside or inside. I thought that was really a great option. The service and food were great with the waitress advising us of the specials and what some of the items on the menu were. We had a great time and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch Celebration
    Granny1Annie
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Our adult God Daughter enjoyed her first taste of Bavarian dining on your patio for her birthday lunch. She was charmed by the menu and south German presentation of excellent Alberta produce, accompanied by the attentions of Chinese/Mexican waiter Hugo. As an ambassador for Chinese Canadian business relations she envisages The Bavarian Inn as a potential entertaining venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    LJoanne
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had not been to the Bavarian for awhile so decided to go for lunch. The service was friendly and professional. The menu offered a great choice and the wine list has a nice variety of wines. I chose the Jaeger Schnitzel. The meat was cooked to perfection, the sauce subtle yet tasty. My husband opted for the sausgae trio. He loved the combination and the three different mustards. Both meals came with sauercroute, red cabbage and nice veggies. We had the in house made black forest cake for dessert. It was scrumptious and not sweet, just perfect. We will definitely be back to the Bavarian Inn. This is one of the best restaurant meals we have had recently.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place overall. Food is delicious, service is great. The only "bad" thing I have to say about our last visit is that most patrons (and this is absolutely beyond the restaurant's control) dressed and behaved as if they were in a Mcdonald's. Again, food is delicious and service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    Granny1Annie
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Another memorable evening! My husband and I enjoyed a return to one of our favourite restaurants serving fresh Canadian food in a southern German style, accompanied by a red German wine from a list that boasted a fine variety of both grapes and prices. The joy of sitting in evening sunshine, watching trees, clouds and blue sky, accompanied by natural birdsong, was only bettered by the quality of smiling service. Our next visit in August will introduce family from Italy and Australia to a 'different' style of Canadian dining as we celebrate 70th birthdays past, present and to come. A fitting location for a one of a kind experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • goodfood
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This was our third time we came for dinner. The food and wine was very good as usual, also service attentative and friendly. We'll come again for sure! We were hoping to get Elk and/or Wild Boar meat but that was not available and a bit disappointing.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at the Bavarian Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had dinner at the Bavarian Inn on the weekend. The food was delicious. The Bavarian Inn Mixed Salad takes me back to my days living in Germany....so good ! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Wish I lived closer so I could go more often.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very very good food. Our food service was a little slow but worth the wait. Waiters were very friendly!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Good Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food orders were slow and got mixed up, otherwise great.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food in a wonderful setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner in absolutely beautiful surroundings! With great service, this restaurant has everything!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    Retiredluvit
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had my wife's 65th birthday supper there. Shared with a couple of friends, food was great and great variety, excellent service. We had avery relaxing experience and would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Meal!
    eatemup
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We live in Cochrane and the short drive was well rewarded. The food was excellent and the service both attentive and pleasant. It was great to see the chef interacting. Enjoy we will again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bavarian Inn
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Wonderful food and service! We will definitely be returning soon! Thank you :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    YumYum
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I took a pleasure drive out to Bragg Creek to dine at the Bavarian Inn. We have been to the restaurant several times, and have always found the food delicious and the service top-notch and friendly. We especially love to sit outside when the weather permits. It makes for a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Foods are good
    Peter
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have been dine in this restaurant many times. We like the seared bison very much. All the foods we ordered are perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OneCreamyPeanut
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Right from entering this gem, to the excellent service and food it was a wonderful way to celebrate Father's Day! The salads are not to missed. We hope to go back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always.
    Manouri
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The Bavarian Inn is one of our favourite restaurants and we always book it for special occasions. Excellent as always and we will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heidi
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It's very obvious that they've changed owners and that there is no longer an award winning chef in the kitchen. The food was just average. The manager was walking around in shorts as well. Not very professional in appearance. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was good, but service was way too slow. Had to wait 30 minutes just to get our starter, and then another 45 minutes for our main dishes.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit of a disappointment ...
    CalgaryFoodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was very good, however, I requested a booth by the window a number of days before the date of my reservation. Because there were only going to be 2 of us, the restaurant said they could not sit us at a booth. Instead they sat us at a table for 4 in the middle of the restaurant and left the booth empty until there was a walk-in of 2 people who they then proceeded to sit at the open booth. I understand there is a need to maximize seating and that booths fit 4 people. The waitress said the evening was a bit slow so they could have accommodated my request. I am a regular customer of the restaurant and would ask in future they accommodate special requests when they are not full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oh So Good!
    2todine
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Everything was perfect from the scallops to our main meal, and drinks. Wide variety of beers and wine, Our waitress was friendly and the atmosphere was lovely with the fresh cut rose and lit candle. Hope to be back soon and have recommended the experience to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 56 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 492 reviews are from the The Bavarian Inn Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Ripley
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was a very special day for the 3 of us and we finished it off with a delicious lunch at the Inn. We enjoyed all our selections and we will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent European Cuisine
    4amigos
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We have been to the Bavarian Inn several times and never tire of the "spetzel" noodle dish and love the variety of excellent choices on the menu! The food has always been outstanding and the service excellent. This last time we had a bit of a wait for our order, but they were busy [Friday night] and we had lots to talk so didn't really mind! Besides...the wine list is amazing so one can always sip more wine while one waits...which we did! They do an outstanding job on fried liver and onions!! If you love it....this is an amazing place to order it! Their salads were also wonderful and the only sad part of the evening was that they did not have the Toffee Pudding for dessert that night! We all highly recommend it and come annually
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding as always.
    foodie4life
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    This is our local evening out. We come here often. The food is fantastic and the service second-to-none. Worth the trip for Calgarians who want to escape the city buzz and enjoy an evening of fine dining under the trees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.