Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.5
2880 Reviews
$30 and under
German
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant is not just famous for its chicken There’s something special about coming to Bavarian Inn Restaurant to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have returned to feast on our world-famous “all-you-can-eat” family-style dinners.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2880 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The family style chicken dinner was particularly good. Service as always was excellent

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ChelseaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Never had a bad visit at the Bavarian!

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Chelsea! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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LivoniaFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience. Really enjoyed spending time with the family.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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JayS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riley was an awesome server. Delicious food. We were seated right away in a booth like we had requested. We left very full and satisfied.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Jay! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again. We will also pass along this review for Riley to see!

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KellyG
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was wonderful. Very professional and attentive. She checked our perks club card even though we didn’t think we had any money on it. We had $100 on the card which covered our meals. So appreciated.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Kelly! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again. Woohoo for Perks members!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavarian Inn is an awesome place to visit, food is very good and our server was excellent. Overall very happy with everything, $30 per person for older than 12 is little pricey. Definitely will visit again

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Andrew! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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KrisMicRay
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful experience. 1pm was a good, quiet time for a Sunday. Our waitress was kind and attentive

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Kris! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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Mike
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious regular and Gluten free menu, excellent server

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Mike! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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SharonD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience here! Service was excellent as me the seating area was very quaint!! We really enjoyed our menu selections and the German beer selections were spot on!!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Sharon! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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RogerM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family style chicken dinner with all the trimmings. Our waitress was so accommodating and knew her job well.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Roger! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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Chris
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always' good home cooked dinner,pleasant waitress and quick seating..

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Chris! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again!

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TammiH
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Dylan was our server and very friendly!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review Tammi! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again. We will also be sure to pass this along to Dylan!

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great! Shopping and sightseeing is always refreshing. We visit at least once a year.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind review William! We appreciate your business and can't wait to serve you and your family again

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AmyV
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great with the reservation being able to get seated right away. Our server Matthew was fantastic! We always enjoy going to the Bavarian Inn to eat!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind response Amy! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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DennisK
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not what is used to be. Food was just Ok. My beef was mostly fat. Chicken was good.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bavarian Inn. Always amazing food and service!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Mark! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for the perks birthday dinner. Food arrived fast and refills also came fast. No long wait in between courses.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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Thomas
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as always.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Thomas! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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KarenH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Hamburger was overcooked. Had to wait to order another entree. Mgr came out and agreed. By time ordered another entree everyone was done eating. Was charged for new entree and no apologies. We order (3) three shrimp dinners and had to wait for server to bring out the cocktail sauce and ketchup for at least 10 minutes. We had 5 children who wanted ketchup with their hot fries not cold by time it came out.

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Responded on January 12, 2022

Hi Karen, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with your dining experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again

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EllieB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server, Cross, was phenomenal. Sadly we were placed in a very crowded, loud area where a birthday party was taking place. Overall it was tacky decor, albeit traditional. Seemed clean.
Took about ten minutes for someone to come initiate contact with us after we were seated. After we were greeted by our server food and drinks arrived quickly. The cold starters for the family style chicken dinner were all good. For the main I asked for white meat and received mixed. Wasn’t really a fan of the main food items in general, chicken was weird flavored itself but the breading on it was good. The stuffing was bland and cold, green beans and mashed potatoes were great and we asked for seconds. Ice cream was subpar. I definitely do not feel it was worth $27 per person, but my mom loved the place and had a great time. I guess you pay for “the experience” more than anything else.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Hi Ellie, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with some of our food items. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again

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JrnniferB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Great experience!
Everyone loves Frankenmuth!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food… so many selections

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 12, 2022

Thank you for the kind review! We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you and your family again in the near future!

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KimberlyD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little expensive for large families but it was a definite once in a lifetime experience for my children to experience. Their grandpa was stationed in Germany and their father was a young boy when they lived there and their aunt was born there.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind review Kimberly! We are so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience with your family. We hope to be able to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and server. I look forward to going back again’

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the kind review! We look forward to serving you again soon !

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vipJasonN
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Tourist trap, looks awesome outside, but dinner is way overpriced. Limited options. Good service.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Jason, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our food options and our prices. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

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JanelleD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was a huge table with a very large family and lots of children. It was very noisy for awhile until they left.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Janelle, Thank you for your review. We apologize that you were seated next to a large party, we do our best to make sure guests are comfortable where they are seated. We hope you understand and can visit us again soon!

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Rishi
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambiance and authentic German restaurant , would highly recommend !!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Rishi! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon!

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

our food was cool. all 9 meals were cool not hot. can you imagine eating cool soupy chicken pot pie? or cool hard whitefish? our cool veggie chili? not good. the service was good for the first half of the meal and then terrible the last half. empty water glasses, refills not brought after requested. dirty dishes left on table.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2022

Hi Amy, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with your dining experience and the food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again

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Judy
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was more food than we could eat. The sauerbraten was delicious with the cheese-potato nuggets & sauerkraut. The chicken was yummy.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Judy! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Reservations are essential. Fun, family environment with family style service.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Amanda! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon!

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PamelaS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We had a 7:15 reservation and was seated on time. Our waiter stood at a table chatting with a couple that had just gotten married for 20 minutes, while we sat there. When he finally came to us, I told him that we were ready to order and had been waiting. He said well I had to talk to my newlyweds. I said oh, you know them? He said no, but I still listen to their stories. So we got off to a bad start with him. He brought 4 pieces of chicken for 2 people which 2 of them were wings. There was such a wait inbetween getting more food out. Other servers were walking by and looking at us just sitting there. One of the worst times we have had there. The chicken wasn't very good either. Had a lot of broken bones inside and black string.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Hi Pamela, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with your dining service and food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit & to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again

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JosephC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply fantastic!!! Ther service and food is always great!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the kind review Joseph! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas season celebration

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review, we appreciate you business!

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LindaS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only wish we could have made dinner reservations but that was not happening at Christmas time so we went at lunch time to be guaranteed a table of 7

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 3, 2022

Thank you for the review Linda! We appreciate your business and hope to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful family dinner. Our server, Megan, was lovely and accommodating to our kiddos at the table.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind review! We are so glad to see you had an enjoyable experience and we will pass along the nice review to Megan as well!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

1st waitress was horrible. She just threw the food and drinks at us basically spilling it on the table cloth. Then they allowed a 2-3 year old to just tell and scream right next to us. So they moved us. And we got to another table. The waitress was a lot better.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 29, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. We are so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our waitstaff. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you about your visit and make things right. Please call us at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again.

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Karen
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal. Love bringing family here.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Karen! We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us and hope to serve you and your family again soon!

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Emma our server was fantastic. We enjoyed the mashed potatoes and dressing the most. Somenof the chicken was a bit dry, but most was incredible. Our daughter really enjoyed the noodle soup and chicken :)
Rare to find a place we can all enjoy.
We arrived at 11.30 and it was quiet, got a bit noisey toward the end of our meal.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Sarah! We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us and hope to serve you and your family again soon! We will also be sure to share this with Emma!

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SharronS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants!
Love the German Food!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 29, 2021

Thank you for the kind review Sharron! We are so glad you had an enjoyable experience dining with us and hope to serve you and your family again soon!

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