Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.6
1877 Reviews
$30 and under
German
For family-style dining with offerings of Old World flare, visit the restaurant at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The venue offers seasonally available fare made from scratch daily. Dish options at Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth include Family-Style Chicken dinners, traditional German dishes, as well as many locally grown Michigan products. All dinner options come with bread, noodle soup, pasta salad, mashed potatoes & gravy, buttered noodles and much much more.

Visit Bavarian Inn of Frankenmuth for lunch as well to satisfy your midday cravings. Lunch specials can include lighter fare plate style meals, soups, salads, and specialty sandwiches. Lunch menus available on request any time of day or evening.

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What 1877 people are saying
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BarbJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to enjoy a special dinner...The atmosphere is beautiful.

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Chip
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Our server was Keegan and he was very informative as to our meal choice. We definitely should have taken the lunch portion of the fried chicken. We left food on the table, but it was our fault.
I liked the fried chicken, but my spouse was not as wild about the coating.

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SueH
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't dine in very often in these times. This was only the second dine in experience since March. We felt safe. People wore masks, servers wore masks, and the dining room was set up to provide social distancing. It was a great experience, with fantastic food and service!!!

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SusanB
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambiance is great, and we had impeccable service by our waiter, Gavin. But the food! Oh my, it was awful. I was so looking forward to some German food, as I haven't been to Germany in years. The Jaeger Schnitzel was horrid. It was not pork loin, but tough, tasteless cutlet. The "mushroom and onion" gravy showed no sign of either, and tasted canned. Also on my plate were some type of cheese puff (German?), and they were dry and tasteless. How can you mess up fried cheese? The biggest letdown was the spaetzle. It was doughy and tasted like a mouthful of chicken broth (think Campbell's Chicken and Dumpling Soup). My friend's Hot Chicken Sandwich looked and tasted like something from a bad school lunch program. IF I eat a meal in Frankenmuth again, it will NOT be here. I suggest a walkthrough for sightseeing and eating someplace else.

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JeannaM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Chicken was such a disappointment..dry and terribly bland. Sides we're good, but after hearing about the wonderful chicken for years I was was so let down. For the price, the entree should have been better...none of us finished our first piece.

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HeatherM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a getaway weekend and as we drove home we had dinner at Bavarian Inn. We love eating there! Our waiter was so upbeat and kind. The food was delicious! Thanks for another great experience!

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amyh
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We got our table right away. Server work mask and was very attentive to our needs. We will go again!

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jewels
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent chicken! Stuffing is a little soggy. Mashed potatoes and gray very good!

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CharlesW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Haven't been there in a while I'm wondering if they changed it chicken recipe or something it just didn't quite taste as great as I remember it was still good but not great

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RochelleB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time for my birthday. The food was quick, flavorful and wonderful. Our waitress was so pleasant. What a great experience.

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MargeauxB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great, our server was very attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect. Love visiting Bavarian every year with our family, it’s a great tradition!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always enjoy going to Bavarian Inn Restaurant . They do a wonderful job.

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HowardT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always!! The people are nice the setting is amazing!! Really like the live music as well. Thank you for such a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We eat here once a year. The food was very disappointing this time. The family decided it was our last trip to this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We did family style all you can eat and our waiter never came back to get us refills. Very disappointing.

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are plastic barriers up between the booths and the tables are spread apart. I felt safe eating in this restaurant. The food was delicious and our server was good.

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YumYumBum
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The dinners are good, but we feel they are over-priced. We always enjoy having a chicken dinner at least once a year. Shift change occurred during our dinner. The first server was very attentive, polite and knowledgeable. The second server was a bit confused and rushed. It appears they need a better hand off. However, the experience is always fun.

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RebekahC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and it was delicious! Our group included several who eat gluten free or vegetarian and none of us had problems finding something to order. We loved the ambiance and our server was friendly and attentive.

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Ravenskye23
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great and the staff was awesome and courteous

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

We love coming g to Bavarian, however the last 2 times the food has been just ok, Not impressed for the money. Service was great, very clean, the food is just ok anymore. We had the family style chicken dinners.

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DavidD
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, the issue was the food. The chicken was not particularly flavorful or even tasty. The sides were good.

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Jerm
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Covid stuff stinks but was expected. Food was good as usual.

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Felt the portions are getting smaller every time we visit. Soup bowl is smaller and just over 1/2 full. Side dishes for 2 are very small. Overall quality and taste remain good. Our server didn’t seem to be aware , seemed distracted and forgetful. Ie. Told him not to bring squash out as we wouldn’t touch it. He brought it anyway. Seemed like a good kid tho

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Beanpole
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Service was excellent. The waitress exp!aimed everything very well, she was very efficient and attended to all of our requests. Felt very safe and distanced from other patrons. The food was very good.

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JRay
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I've been to the Bavarian Inn many times. This is the first time I used open table. Open table was easy to use and I has good communication for the reservation. My only complaint is with the restaurant and the seating process. I know how busy they can get which is the reason for making a reservation. I arrived 15 minutes early and checked in but waited 45 minutes to get seated. I know that anytime you there you need to bring your patients too. After I was seated the service was quick and pleasant.

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MeganK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food wasn't worth the price. It was like Big Boy (per cooked food) kind of reminded me of a nursing home. I was not a fan.

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SkylerW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bavarian Inn restaurant is a treat, tucked away in the beautiful, small town of Frankenmuth. Nothing fancy, just good "home cooked" meals. Great service, great ambiance, and a feel of German heritage in everything they do.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and amazing food. Def going back.

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KarenA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, exceptional service. Thank you so much!!

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JohnB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall1food3service5ambience5

The process in place made my Family feel safe the tables are properly spaced the check in process needs a little work but all said it was a great time

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StacyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was so good. Very good safety measures in place.

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Goose
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok, they need a better menu not really need to have a family style meal for just 2 people over $70.00 for 2 people

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Brooklyn
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lots of food for the price. Wasn’t horrible or great. My wine had cork floating in it.

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ScottS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. Had a great Birthday dinner.

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LauraKristie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the Bavarian Inn did not disappoint! Great food, great service, great place!

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CourtneyH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great waiter, food was delicious as usual and we had a great time! Very clean and following COVID procedures

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RonK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zehnders or Bavarian Inn? It is a coin toss for us. We do one and the next visit the other. Food is great at both but the wait seems to be less at the Bavarian Inn. Even with the pandemic they were pretty busy but service was still well above average. Our server was Gavin and he was fantastic! My hat goes off to this young man for his customer service skills.

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JosephJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavarian Inn Restaurant has always been a favorite of mine. The food is consistently good. We usually get the family style chicken dinner, which includes many side dishes. And with it's being all you can eat, there is more than enough food. This most recent visit I ordered the sauerbraten dinner. It was an excellent, authentic German quisine.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and service was great.

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BrianA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was good and the server friendly but it did take 3 trys to get my drink refilled after she said she would get it.

FAQs

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (800) 228-2742.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1877 OpenTable diners.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onlinestore.bavarianinn.com/.

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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