Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.6
2317 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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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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 2317 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a reservation. We were seated at the correct time. We waited 20 minutes. We were not acknowledged by the wait staff. We eventually got up and left. No apology from the staff. Just didn’t seem to care!

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jamesC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The chicken was very good and the portion size more than we could eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was good. Kitchen was short staffed as the restaurant was not incredibly busy, yet our meal took over an hour before it arrived.

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ShannonT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner with family, they accommodated our party of 10, and the waitress was great.

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AnnS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seth was a great server. We got in on time with our reservation while others were waiting.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Very fresh and prepared at time of order. Absolutely the friendliest staff, from the hostess, waitress, and those who clean up afterwards. All were friendly and helpful.

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MarieC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server "Heath" was excellent, he does a great job. We really enjoyed the music and his dancing partner in crime, both were very entertaining. Thank you for always having a family friendly enviorment.


The Canales family

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OscarC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good as always. The chicken…awesome! The staff so polite and caring! Our grandkids loved everything about Bavarian Inn! Our server Kyle was great, so pleasant and our grandkids thought he was the bomb! Great job all! Thanks for the memories. ❤️ Be back soon!

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall we were very impressed (and maybe overwhelmed!) with all of the different foods included with our meal. Food was delicious and we enjoyed the atmosphere.

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ShannonS
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I chose the Frankenmuth. A sampling of 3 of their dishes.

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Dave
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Love this place, but I was disappointed yesterday! Food was all cold. Service was great but I expect that when I am paying $30+ a person for dinner that it should be hot when it arrives at the table.
Hope yesterday was just an off day! I know they can do better than that!

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DeborahB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Extra meat added to all you can eat chicken wasn't worth the money

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mapgem
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservation for the two of us, seated almost immediately in a booth (per our preference) Server Adam was prompt and efficient. We had the famous traditional family style chicken dinner. The food was delicious, lots of sides for variety, the chicken was perfect. The accordion player strolled through (not constant, not too long in any one area, nor too loud; just right) who was later joined by an elderly traditional German 'schuhplattler' dancer, which made it that much more entertaining! Although pricey, it's a great atmosphere, comfortable seating, and delicious food, especially for a celebratory dinner with family and friends. Better come hungry; there's a lot of food! We took some home from our first helping of the all you can eat portion.

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DylanB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. From the shopping to the food, it is worth going to. The food was my favorite part though l. The food was delicious and our server was friendly and courteous. This was me third visit here, and I will definitely keep coming back for more.

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CarlaM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic! Great service. Always fun to come back to.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was very enjoyable meal. We ate at 5 so ahead of the evening rush around 6. Hannah was superb and attentive to our needs. Was a relaxing pleasurable dinner.

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JordanS
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. I will drive to Frankenmuth specifically for Bavarian Inn family style chicken dinner.

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Debbie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite for years and never disappoints! Food and service were top notch!

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vipDianeA
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken ever

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ErinB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken dinner ever! Add in the charm of the Bavarian theme of the entire town and its my favorite day trip or fun weekend getaway

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MarcellaB
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the Bavarian Inn nerve disappoints!
Food was great and service was awesome!
Always enjoy our visit!

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AmberG
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at diner. Our waitress was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was fun. We really liked the accordion player too!

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REDWING46
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special day to celebrate a birthday with friends and family. The food and service is exceptional. We look forward to each visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my son’s last day of elementary school. It was strange just the two of us (we lost his dad in November), but the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has such a family atmosphere and so many personal family memories for us that it was a joy to be there together.

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KolleenJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an old favorite restaurant. The weather cooperated, and we ha da great day.

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Halloweenbride82
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was overpriced themed just okay. Server was good.

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Traveler
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

All hot food was lukewarm including soup and chicken. Chicken was tasteless- tasted like stale flour. This was our first and will be our last visit. Big disappoint!

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Sandy
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was bland and not very well cooked. potato was so dry and veal tasted like it was cooked yesterday and just reheated. very disappointing

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great but I had made reservations for dinner because it was our
65th wedding anniversary which was noted on my email confirmation. But, when
we arrived the lady could not find our reservations. So, she said I will put over there
pointing to a table by the entrance. That made me disappointed.

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dallase
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the family style chicken dinner was great with great service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was good with allergies!

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IngeD
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sauerbraten was tough, Kasseler Rippchen was very good, sides were alright.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adam did a excellent job he definitely knows the menu. the Vegan Chili was well cooked and prepared. The ingredients didn’t over power each other. The spicy pickled fries were perfect seasoned just right. Since we are vegans this was the perfect meal for us.

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SusanW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thouroughly enjoyable meal. Fast service, seated earlier than our reservation and the food was plentiful and delicious. Hunters Schnitzel is a great choice, and all of the sides are very tasty.

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vipHeatherM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Frankenmuth and the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. You do an amazing job with reservations. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you for joining us!

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KyleA
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Still waited with a reso. Chicken dinner is a bit pricey

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Valbavarianinn
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Had a coupon buy 1 chicken dinner get one half off. Waitress would not let us get a more expensive bavarian dinner get the chicken dinner half off. They would of made more money. I think this would work ok.

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ChrisS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating at the Bavarian Inn. The whole dinner, from the salads to dessert is the best anywhere. The chicken is awesome!

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 2, 2021

Thank you!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

No hostess at front. Hostess at room ignored us for 20 minutes, then rudely told to wait until she was ready. Sat 30 minutes after reservation. Noodles were a soggy mess.

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BobR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious as ever. Our waitress was a different story. We have eaten at the Bavarian Restaurant numerous times and this is the first bad experience. I guess we’ve learned a lesson that on a busy weekend (Dog Bowl) more “not regular” staff is brought in to accommodate the overflow. To end a beautiful meal, I was brought the check, much later when the waitress came to pick it up, I asked if she wanted our order for ice cream (that came with the meal). She replied”I was just going to ask you that”. Like I said earlier, we’ve been going to the Bavarian for about 50 years. This was a first!!

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 2317 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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