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Bavarian Bierhaus

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$30 and under
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German

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Bavarian Bierhaus is a Communal Style Seating Bierhall. Beyond the décor, the entertainment, the food, and the beer, what the Bavarian Bierhaus especially wants to replicate is something called Gemütlichkeit. It is that warm inviting feeling Bavarians exude when they make visitors feel welcome and at home. However, while the Bavarian style of Gemütlichkeit is unique within Germany, it is not unique to Bavaria. Nashvillians would recognize it as southern hospitality.

We hope that you also enjoy your trip to Bavaria while you join us for an authentic serving of Gemütlichkeit at the Bavarian Bierhaus.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
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4.3
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DawnH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love this restaurant during normal times. We made reservations through open table only to be told on arrival they don’t take reservations. We self seated without incident, so no big deal, I assume just a flaw in the system. During Covid, they have an abbreviated menu, it’s good, but if you ever been here before, your going to be missing the red cabbage and some of their usual favorites. This place is typical a 5/5, but with the current situation, it was just ok, server seemed overwhelmed and food took longer than usual to come out. We will be back, but hopefully they will have their old menu and service back when we return. It’s typically, a great experience with great food

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on July 3, 2020

Dawn, It has been a challenge these days to get product when we need it and at a reasonable price. As a result our menu is in flux and changes weekly. We are glad that you think we normally rate a 5 and we look forward to delivering you another 5-star experience the next time you return. Prost! Bob

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JamesH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I really love the onion soup but I ask for light pretzels and there was a lot pretzels. they gave the requested soup with light pretzels to another person at our table and on top of it it was extremely salty. I pretty much ate the cheese off the top and left the rest. I like the restaurant and have been here before I hope this was a one time incident.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on July 3, 2020

James, I'm sorry that your order got confused with someone else's and that it was too salty. I tried it last weekend after getting this complaint from a couple others. And even though I prefer salty, it was on the edge of being too salty for me. So we adjusted the recipe. Please contact me so that we can make this up to you. Thanks for letting me know. Bob

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ElviraC
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointing. Music was so loud we had to go outside. Food service was very slow - no drink refills. Food arrived 5 minutes before the silverware so it was cold by the time we could eat it. Limited menu. Won't be going back.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on June 14, 2020

Elvira, I'm very sorry for your experience. We do have a limited menu as a result of food supply chain disruptions caused by the reaction to covid. But the rest of what you wrote about there is no excuse for. Please contact me directly so that we can make this up to you. Thanks, Bob

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ThomasC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love going, good food and beer. Enjoy the atmosphere of the German style beerhouse.

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vipKsantiMaria
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decent German food. Great beer. Lively atmosphere, especially when the band is playing.

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GraceV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Live music was so loud we couldn't hear each other, and there really aren't any seating options "away" from the music since it is just one huge room. Food and beer was good, but not amazing for the price. If I wanted to get drunk on German beer and listen to accordion versions of regular American songs, this would be a great spot but that's not the vibe I was looking for.

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vipJanS
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We went here when they first opened and the food was really good. Now just fair. And it is so loud in there, I couldn't hear my server or conversations with my family. Won't be going back probably.

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StacieDee
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Took friends to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at BB. Our first time at BB. We had a great time EXCEPT for the 22 year old server who said he is from Germany, worked at BB three years, told my 62 year old guy friend that he wasn’t pouring his beer right, don’t order the $25 green beer because it taste awful after the first one, very condescending, couldn’t hear what he was saying half the time, didn’t bring enough silverware or napkins, & watched us like he was ready to clean our table at the end so we left. Mind you that the restaurant was half empty because of the Coronavirus. We still left a decent tip but he didn’t deserve it & shouldn’t be serving table/that attitude. We will ask to be moved next time. LOVE Bavarian Bierhaus though & can’t wait to go back!

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vipjsbsf
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Great menu choices.

Music too loud. We could not talk during meal except between musical numbers.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 4, 2020

We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal and your service. We're sorry that the music was too loud for your tastes. We are constantly reworking our system to optimize the enjoyment for all our guests. We would love to see you again. Prost! Bob

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Made a reservation for 1pm and didn’t get seated until well after 1. I watched people who walked in get seated faster. Server took forever to greet us but his service was fine after. Broccoli and cauliflower were steamed to death. One of the meals was burnt. Not worth the price when there’s no attention to the food.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 3, 2020

I am very sorry for your experience. I am trying to get control of our reservation system which does not adequately differentiate between reservations and those waiting. Incidentally, we use Open Table to manage that. I also am very sorry for the meal you received. Please contact me directly so that I can make this up to you. And thanks for bringing this to my attention. Bob

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and atmosphere were fine but I guess I was expecting a bit more.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 4, 2020

Thanks for your visit. Please let me know where we didn't meet your expectations. I want to make the experience great for everyone, so I value your input. Thanks Bob

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NickM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

If you have to have a quick, Americanized fix then, then the food is ok. If you are used to authentic German food, no matter the region, then you will probably be a little disappointed. Schnitzel on the small saide, sauerbraten not using correct cut, and gravy that is not made correctly don't give reason for $20 a plate. Sauerbraten gravy should not be congealed and the medallions should be cooked in the sauce. Jagerschnitzel gravy should not be brown gravy poured on top, allowed to congeal, and then topped with sauteed mushrooms. The mushrooms and gravy should be cooked together. The red cabbaged tastes like out of a jar, but was told it was made fresh on location.
Was told they recently replaced chef that Americanized the food and were workimg on getting it back to authentic...maybe I will go back in month or so to try again.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 2, 2020

Nick, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience. We try very hard to stay authentic. I lived six years in Germany and still travel there frequently. We do make our red cabbage from scratch. We make almost everything in house, but we always are striving to get better. So thanks for the feedback. We do have a new chef and he is correcting some of the recipes which weren't as authentic as I would like. Please let me know when you can come back so that I can meet you in person. Thanks Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had reservations for 9:30 for 6 and had to add 1 more. The staff was very accommodating. Our server was amazing by! The food was delish! The beer was worth 2 rounds! We will definitely be back once a week! I want to join the stein club too!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for visiting us. We are an authentic Bierhall, so adding another guest to your party is usually quite easy. We hope you come again soon. Prost! Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We made a reservation for 15 because we wanted to be seated together. When we got there, we had to wait several minutes before we seated at a table with only enough space for 8. Half of our party was left standing. They then seated us at 2 separate tables. Eventually, we asked to move to one long table with enough space to accommodate everyone. Our drinks came quickly, but it took forever for the waiter to even take our order. The food was tasty, but we won’t make reservations here again.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 2, 2020

I'm very sorry for your experience. The reservation for 15 should have been held for you--particularly if it was made with some advanced notice. (Unfortunately, if someone makes a reservation on OT with just a few minutes notice, it doesn't always match the reality of what is available; but that is an uncommon experience.) Please contact me and give me a chance to make it up to you. Thanks Bob

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MikeG
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Food was great, service was amazing and the atmosphere was a lot of fun.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 25, 2020

Mike, Thanks for visiting us last Saturday. We are glad you had an amazing experience. Hope you come again soon. Prost! Bob

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DMreview
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was okay. Entertainment was fun. Server seemed to want to argue when we wanted to order entree and skip appetizer due to wanting to make sure we were done dining in time for Grand ole opry show. I didn't appreciate that.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on March 2, 2020

I'm very sorry that your server wanted to second guess you. Please contact me directly and let me know who your server was. I want to fix that. Thanks Bob

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’ve had better German food. Lots of gluten free options but the schnitzel was not good glutei free. Service was great. Wouldn’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table was ready very fast and close to our reservation time. The serving staff was prompt and polite. The only problem we had was that we were not told that they were out of applesauce, which is a condiment for an appetizer.. had I known we would have ordered differently, as none of our party likes sour cream. The wurst was also limited and we did not have a choice, as we were told it was a holiday weekend, and the wursts went fast. We were there on a Sunday of President's weekend. In the past, we have not had any food supply issues. And we have been during Oktoberfest and similar weekends.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thanks for letting me know of the supply problems. This should not have occurred as President's Day weekend is one of our busier weekends of the year. I will ensure that we are ordering to historical numbers and not to current trends. We hope you will be back again soon. Prost! Bob

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Brown
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time. We loved the atmosphere & the entertainment. The food was great!! We had a fun evening!!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

We are so pleased to hear that your first experience with us was a good one. We hope you will be back again for a second visit soon. Prost! Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the live music, dancing and food!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thanks for visiting us. We are glad that you enjoyed the whole experience. Please come see us again soon. Prost! Bob

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Chicago1871
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated an 80th birthday before Opry and really enjoyed it. We even jumped on our seats when they introduced the birthday party. Food was good, music was fun. Some people might be surprised that this was in a mall. Don't let that affect you. It feels like a stand alone establishment.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

Thanks for celebrating such a momentous event with us. And we love surprising people with our location. We are locally owned and started by two Soldiers who were stationed in Germany and who wanted to bring their Bierhall experiences back home to Nashville. (I'm one of them.) We hope you come again soon. Prost! Bob

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mooseman
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

This restaurant gets a barely satisfactory rating from my group of 3 although the food and the service were well done for a big room like this. Our rating could have been higher if the acoustics had not been so atrocious. The sound system was very "warbled" as the speakers failed to clearly reach across the big area and as a result the pleasure of hearing the band was very disappointing. In previous visits the band was a more traditional German "oompah" outfit and this visit we only saw a guy with a guitar and a gal with an accordion. They were OK (to the extent they could be heard) but not up to expectations. We recommend that the owners engage one of the professional hall "tuners" available in Nashville and fix their acoustics, and then try to up grade the level of entertainment to at least what the Gerst Haus had a few years ago.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

Moose, I was there that night too and something was off with the sound. We have a sound man who comes in for new bands, but the music you saw that night is one of our regulars. I will address it with him. Thanks Bob

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CathyS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 60th birthday on the 15th. Had a blast! Yodeling contest, chicken dance, singing... and fantastic food and beer. Group of 8, we started with 3 flights!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

Cathy, We love that you chose us for such a special occasion and that you had such fun. We hope that you will come again to celebrate other events, or just because you want a fun night out with friends. Prost! Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I love the food and ambiance. It is a fun atmosphere. A bit loud but reminiscent of a real German bierhaus. Recommend as a destination.

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JohnT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment on Valentines Day. Had lobster and prok chop Valentine Day special. Food was outstanding. Entertainment was great! Chef came out to check on us twice during the meal to make sure everything was perfect. Waiter was excellent and entertaining too! I enjoyed it so much that I am booking 4 people for Taste of Italy at the end of February!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 21, 2020

John, We are so glad that you enjoyed our special Valentine's dinner and look forward to seeing you when we tour Italy next week. Prost! Bob

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Jackall
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really Enjoyed our Valentine's date at the Bavarian Bierhaus! The Meal was Excellent, the Service was Fantastic, and the Musical Environment was Fun! We will Definitely dine here in the future.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 25, 2020

We are glad you chose us to celebrate Valentine's Day and are glad that you had a great time. Hope you come again soon. Prost! Bob

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
211 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good!
Best GERMAN available in Nashville.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 25, 2020

Thanks for your visit. We are glad you liked the experience and hope you come again soon. Prost! Bob

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had family in from out of town and wanted to take them some place different. Food was great. Tried several different appetizers, the flat bread was the favorite. Our waitress, Heather was very knowlegable and attentive. There was live music, which was wonderful. Definately will be going back again.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 14, 2020

Dallas, Thanks for bringing your family to spend time with us. We want to be the place where you can gather friends and family to celebrate. So we love hearing that you enjoyed your experience. Thanks also for mentioning Heather; I will relay your appreciation. Prost! Bob

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LikesSomethingNew
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a unique place to go to hear live music and enjoy delicious german food. I liked the variety of foods and beers. The prices were reasonable and the food prepared quickly. I loved the onion soup and beer flight which provided 5 staples and 2 of your choice to try. I enjoyed them all night long. The noise level is my only complaint. It made it hard to hear my friends and the server. I would recommend it and go there again.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 20, 2020

I am so glad that among the new places you like to try, you have added ours. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. As for the noise, we have been working on that; it is much better than it was. But still, you can ask for a table away from the band if that helps. We hope you come back again soon Prost! Bob

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vipCrazyChef
Kansas City
25 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Fun experience. Food was average. I have had better German food. This is a really fun place though. It’s kind of a Disney World kind of experience. High prices and average food.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 11, 2020

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience, but are sorry that your found the food to be "average". We strive to be much better than Disney. Please let me know what you had and how we can make it better for your next visit. Prost! Bob

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Chuck1
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to have a meal! Great food; great beer!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 4, 2020

Chuck, Thanks for your visit. We are glad to hear you had a great time and hope you will come back again soon. Prost! Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue...not a huge selection of draught German or Swiss beers.

Food was typical...service was great and the music was loud

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 4, 2020

Thanks for your visit. The reason for our Bier selection is so that all our Biers are fresh. Bars that keep a hundred taps, can't guarantee freshness because their beers sit in the lines and in open kegs for days or even weeks. We keep only a dozen taps because we never want stale Bier. We also keep a couple dozen Germany Biers in cans and bottles so that we have a good variety of German Biers. We hope that you appreciate our dedication to quality Bier. Prost! Bob

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SamanthaUJ
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beer Cheese was great. Ruben Rolls were greasy but French onion soup was great A must have...

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 4, 2020

Samantha, Thanks for visiting us. Thanks also for letting us know about the Reuben rolls being greasy. I will make sure that we are draining them properly after frying them. Glad you liked everything else and hope to see you again soon. Prost! Bob

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CourtneyE
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great German atmosphere I loved the schnitzel but wish it had onions and bell peppers like the true yager schnitzel had a great birthday party

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on February 4, 2020

Courtney, We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We do have Zigeuner Schnitzel, which is a schnitzel served with an onion and pepper sauce. We hope you try that on your next visit and find it to your liking. Prost! Bob

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vipMark
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 26, 2020

Mark, Thanks for your visit. We are glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again. Prost! Bob

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vipsharonm
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food. I would definitely be back with my family. I really enjoyed my chicken dish. Although the ice tea was weak.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 26, 2020

Sharon, We are glad you enjoyed your experience here. Sorry about the iced tea. I will look into how it is being made and ensure that we are not diluting it. Hope to see you again soon. Prost! Bob

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AdamM
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We had my son's 12th birthday party there, and the manager allowed us to use the private event space for free. Our server killed it, especially dealing with the kids. They even played the football games in there for us to watch.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 26, 2020

Adam, We are glad your party had such fun. We have the separate room for events and parties and don't charge extra for the room. Hope to see you again soon. Prost! Bob

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the first time we have been to the Bierhaus. It was a unique experience. We LOVED the pretzel and bier cheese! It’s a must have! The entertainment was great, also!

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 26, 2020

Thanks so much for your visit and for the wonderful review. We are glad you loved the experience and hope you will come again soon. Prost! Bob

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Raker1
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

French fries were less than desirable—way too salty, lacked flavor.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks for your visit. And thanks also for your comments on french fries. We have two different french fries: battered fries for most orders and gluten-free steak fries for our Fish n' Chips, and with the Bier Cheese Fries. Please let me know which you ordered so that we can know which one you didn't like so that I can address it. Thanks much for your help in making us get better. We want to deliver a 5-star experience the next time you visit. Prost! Bob

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AuntieNay
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here with our family! The food is ALWAYS amazing! Tonight we celebrated 5 birthdays and 4 generations of family all in the same place. You guys did a wonderful job on treating my family and our birthday people very special.

Bavarian Bierhaus
Responded on January 12, 2020

Auntie Nay, We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us again. Thanks for choosing us to celebrate such a great event with your family. We look forward to your next visit again soon. Prost! Bob

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FAQs

Bavarian Bierhaus does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Bavarian Bierhaus also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (615) 238-0687.

Bavarian Bierhaus is rated 4.2 stars by 425 OpenTable diners.

Bavarian Bierhaus does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/bavarian-bierhaus/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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