Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.4
777 reviews
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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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BL
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased to celebrate my birthday at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. We loved the food and it was a nice touch to give me my own personal birthday cake. Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The family style chicken dinners have consistently been great. Always a special time when visiting the Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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JJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Somewhat disappointed that the Open Table reservation system didn't seem to connect to the restaurant for some reason and they didn't have our reservations. 2nd time it's happened.

Food was good and well seasoned, but didn't like the food side selections as well as Zhender's across the street. Overall a nice meal for our family.

We did enjoy the shops downstairs.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the friendly service, good food and family atmosphere. Great accommodations for large groups.

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DK
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comforting to know that it's the same as when we were kids. Delicious food and great service.

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SW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

As per usual, the service was great and the ambiance of the meal was wonderful :)

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MT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The food and atmosphere were enjoyable, we had good service. I do feel that it is definatly overpriced for a chicken, noodle, mashed potato style meal, even being all you can eat. $125 for a family of 5 not including beverages....

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came out of town for a short holiday weekend get away. This was the first restaurant we ate at after getting settled. Bey feeling and a totally amazing experience

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PA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was the best meal and service we had in Frankenmuth!

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DW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Our Server, Erin, was amazing! He was so much fun, and so nice, we had a great time. Please tell the manager that we would like them to know what an excellent Server that Erin was. Because of him, we had much more fun, then we usually would have. He actually made our visit even better. The only thing we didn’t care for was the bread. You should offer some other kind of bread, the one you have now.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

As first time patrons of the restaurant we were disappointed right off the bat when our server was rude and inattentive. The food fell short of the reputation it holds, despite coming in with open minds and high expectations. The chicken seemed bland and some of the side dishes didn’t even get touched which felt wasteful. It was hard to get a refill on bread or side dishes. Overall the experience was not what we had hoped and we left feeling a bit cheated. Had our servers attitude been different we would probably feel better about the restaurant but unfortunately her demeanor and way of speaking was too disappointing and took away from the experience of the restaurant we’d heard so many good things about.

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CC
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My fries came 15 minutes after my burned black bean burgers and my waitress didn't bring the ketchup I asked until the fries despite my saying I wanted the ketchup for my burger.

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F
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A good meal. Our server was a little slow, but she had a large table. It's a bit pricey for chicken but mostly it's about the scenery. So we pay the price.

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CD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food,great service

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for first time Frankenmuth travelers. These portions are home style and huge! Worth doing at least once (even for the fitness die-hards).

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MD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was friendly and the food was fantastic. Definitely coming back on our next visit to Frankenmuth.

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JB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was very nice and understanding, my mother has Parkinson's and Ashzmers, he was patience and kind. We always have a nice dinner at both restaurants.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great family atmosphere- really enjoyed ordering off the menu. The chicken maybe why they’re known for but their other dinner entrees are probably my favorites. Kids enjoyed the dinner, plentiful sides and outstanding service

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SS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

With a menu where basically everything is 25 bucks the food should be amazing. The fried chicken had minimal breading, the pieces were small, lacked seasoning and it was dry. This is their claim to fame. The best thing of the whole meal was the soft serve ice cream, but then again, it's hard to screw up ice cream. The mashed potatoes and gravy and the coleslaw were decent. The bread did not taste fresh. The buttered noodles had no flavor. One member of our party ordered the walleye and it was full of bones. Another ordered the chicken cordon bleu and the chicken was completely dry and tough. It was a disappointing visit.

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S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kyle,was,our server and was great, can't wait to come back

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OT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love visiting this restaurant. It’s on the pricey side though.

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WN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was ok. The service was excellent but it's very expensive. A family a five should not cost over $275 including tip for a meal. We did tip our server 35% tip because he was excellent and it wasn't his fault the prices were very high. My 13 year old doesn't eat nearly as much as my 18 year old does but still was charged the same. It was a great meal out but there is a reason we only come once a year.

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C
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I loved going to Frankenmuth for chicken dinners, however this experience was not good.The waitress was fine but the food was not. Even the chicken was dry and the coating not good. The sides we're so so, noodles tasteless,coleslaw awful,dressing was poor, most were lukewarm.2 of the kids ordered cheese pizza and didn't eat more than a bite. I was very dissatisfied.

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NM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Reserved table was not ready for 1/2 hour after our reservation time.

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j
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, and our server Emilio was bery attentive to our needs

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JN
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It is quite the experience but I waited a long time for my food; the server said he forgot to turn it in. Then I forgot to give a coupon and he just let me sit there forever and I had to flag down a manager finally.Quite uncomfortable

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Koby was a great server was on top of his work and did well keeping our table up. Everyone was great and the food was good as always.
Thank You for such an amazing meal for my daughter her friend and myself.

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ED
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff were so friendly. Food was delicious .its pricey but its worth it. We enjoyed it.

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AH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Too expensive. Poor service and food just mediocre . At these prices they need to go above and beyond

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Chicken dinner not worth the drive or high price. The service was excellent however.

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SC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to visit Frankenmuth for so many reasons, but the famous Chicken dinner is right at the top of that list! Thank you for creating a relaxing atmosphere to take a break and have a fantastic meal!

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a tremendous meal we had some great conversation and the waitress was absolutely friendly and outstanding.

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KP
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from our server to the buttered noodles! Love this place over and over again.

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RM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We wanted to like this place but the meal was terrible! We found the quality to be completely lacking, the flavors bland and the the food overall not worth eating.

The ambiance is fine- kind of out dated but a bit charming.

The service was fine. Nothing special, but got the job done.

My husband liked his beers well enough.

I would not return.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2019

We are sorry to read your review RebekahM. We always strive to provide the best food and service to our guests. If you would like to talk with someone about your visit, please call the restaurant at your convenience and speak with a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742 Thank you again for taking the time to comment.

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JJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience! Thank you for a wonderful first time Michigan experience.

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MJ
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was served hot, plentiful and delicious! Our server was exceptional as we were a party of 12 and he certainly did an outstanding job! We were able to use our half of second dinner coupon, which always helps with the cost for a family! My family loves to go to Frankenmuth, we take the day off and enjoy it approximately every other month if we can! Can’t beat their birthday program...if you join you get a free dinner the month of your birthday and the Perks program is worth joining too!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 4, 2019

This is wonderful to read and thank you for sharing! Do you happen to remember your server's name? I can pass along the super comments! Thanks again! Come visit soon!

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BD
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our visit to Bavarian Inn. The taste of the food is well worth the 2 hour drive from home.

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Get the chicken, it’s the best

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SH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great dinner with great service at Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn...a family favorite!

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ND
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and fun! Why don't you automatically get jelly any more? Wish you were closer but we still make it up there every month or so.

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