Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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735 reviews
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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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Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, wonderful service! Best chicken dinner ever!!!

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S
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun experience. Accordion player made it especially fun. Food was good but not the best I’ve ever eaten. You get a lot with the meal but it costs a bit more than your standard fair so you are paying for all the little sides. Service was good, very friendly waitress.

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Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bavarian Inn was great. Good food and great servers. Would go back again!

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CH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food did not meet expectations for the price. The server was very cheerful and helpful.

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SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch and the food was amazing. The charm of the restaurant is timeless. We cant wait to come back

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

Food was just OK, as the main draw for the chicken dinner is the obscene portion size with half a dozen sides. The beer selection is fine, but the food seems to be aimed at customers who want a lot of ok tasting food, rather than a normal human sized portion of fantastic food.

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S
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family enjoyed an incredible meal at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant! The quality and quantity of the food was exceptional. It was like having our own private buffet at our table. Everything we tasted was delicious and there was something for everyone, even the pickiest eaters. There is NO way you could leave without a full tummy. We'll highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Frankenmuth. . . in fact, the experience alone would be a great reason to visit Frankenmuth!

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent family restaurant! We eat here every time we visit Frankenmuth.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was perfect for our party ! They gave us a private seating area at no extra charge. The balloons they picked out were perfect.

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EP
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Love coming here for dinner. Food and service are always excellent

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J
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great! The servers were very nice and there was even live accordion being played around the restaurant. A happy and fun experience plus great food!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty and fresh food. We made a trip with friends and we had such a good time.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

It's a little to bright. Need to have a room that is little more romantic / quaint

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LR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food and atmosphere. The staff was very personable and welcoming! Will be back agsin

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BE
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly staff. Would recommend as a go to restaurant in Frankenmuth. We will be back!

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been going for years and it is still amazing! Food is great the wait staff is great and if you are lucky enough you may even get to hear the accordion player. She has also been there for years and is very friendly.

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N
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always tasty a little pricey but we had coupons - great time

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VW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great time and we will be back. It is always good. We love it

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AK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My in laws were visiting from Ohio and we brought them here doe the first time and they absolutely loved it!!! I've been coming here since I was a kid and the food has always been excellent, to share that with my new family was a great memory filled with yummy food, laughter and spirits!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

The chicken was great

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

Apparently my reservation was nonexistent. They were dead so we got seated without a problem anyways but still. Why make a reservation then?

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L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Food was amazing! And the drinks were amazing! Such a wonderful time, highly recommended and will return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming to the resturant every year at least once, sometimes twice sense 1996. Truely enjoy the dining rooms and the shops, especially the Michigan on the Main. Love meeting Dorthey when she is out and about.

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JC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very experienced & friendly, quick waitress. She had a lot of tables but handled it just fine.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Because we had a reservation and a large party we were seated in the crest room with other large parties. Only half the room was being used in fact there weren’t even tables on half the floor, however all the tables were scrunched together. I could hear other tables conversations better then I could hear our own and with small kids getting in and out was not made easy. Wish that since they had the extra room they would have just given everyone a little more. Besides that service was good and food was good.

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M
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great services Great food and friends me and my husband had our honeymoon here six years ago time flies i been coming here since I was a toddler God great

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L
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great time. The food was magnificent. My family and I go up there almost at least twice a year for birthdays, anniversaries or when family visits from out of time. They even enjoy it. We love this place.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Drove from Kalamazoo, very normal chicken dinner, 4 pcs. , the best piece was the breast and it was only 1/2 the breast , they cut it in half , server TJ was his name and did a great job , a little over priced , no recommendations from Kalamazoo

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MF
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We had 9 people we all got a family style meal they didn’t bring out enough for all of us when I asked if we could get more she had a attitude I had told her we all got a family dinner and you didn’t even bring enough out for all of us and she said she didn’t want it to go to waste and I said we alll paid for it. So we all got the bill and left.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my husband's birthday today. Phil C. Gave us outstanding service. Food was wonderful. Ambience was cheerfull with two other birthday celebrations right next to us without having to strain to hear each other or yell to be heard. Really enjoyed the accordionist visit to play happy birthday too.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Very noisy. Lots of screaming babies. Lady nursing her child at the table with no cover by eating. The waitor was a young man and dropped a stack of plates when he looked over. Waitress dropped of all the food and disappeared. Then came back with to go boxes and said taking did home, here and tossed the containers on the table. This used to be my favorite place to take the family. Has went downhill. Very overpriced for quality and service. Carpet is old and dirty. Tables are close like sardines.

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DA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here. You can always count on hot fresh food and great service. Never had a bad thing to say.

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed with the food. The chicken was good. They ran out of mashed potatoes so brought them out later in our meal only to be the worst mashed potatoes I think I have ever had. They were not mashed very good and were very bland. They changed their coleslaw and no crackers and Pate' I was not aware of the changes they made to their menu. I am not a fan. That's a shame I have been going to frankenmuth for 50 years I hope it was just a mistake on their part and you fix the mistake.

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JV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great as usual was overall a good experience we were there 2 hours which was unusual but we had a great time

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e
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

I had better service at zehnders across the street. The waitress was rude and didn't bring us more food when we asked for it by the time she asked us we were ready to go so we asked for it in a box she refused because we were ready to go. We asked for more water and didn't get it we asked another server for the water. I love the food there but not the service

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bavarian Inn is a favorite of our family. The experience never disappoints. Our wait staff was wonderful and the food is always scrumptious!

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fried chicken around, plus all the sides. Great family atmosphere and meal to treat yourself.

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VF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our trips to Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn just would not be complete without a family style chicken dinner. It is just the best. The bavarian atmosphere, service, ambiance and of course the chicken is just outstanding. I would recommend this for anyone. However, the pricing of this chicken dinner has gone up and up through the years where it is now very expensive for a family to enjoy. I realize the number of items served family style and the quality of the food warrant a higher price but if it raises much more, I would hesitate recommending it to my friends. But for now...outstanding even at the cost. We especially enjoyed the strolling accordian player...she has been there forever and we love her. Service is friendly and quick.

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JC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Frankenmueth...you must dine here..of course for the chicken! Great 'German' atmosphere plus lovely gift shops and bakery!

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