The Bavarian Inn

4.6
220 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary German
Fresh Rocky Mountain Cuisine at its Finest!

Welcome to the The Bav and The Tav at Bavarian Inn; a world of taste sensations that are sure to please every palate. Our beautiful and cozy restaurant is nestled in the quaint hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The Bav continues to be dining at its best and The Tav is the same; a bit more casual - biking, hiking - all good as long as you're hungry!

We are proud to say The Bavarian Inn Restaurant has been serving guests for over 40 years and will continue!

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
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 220 people are saying
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CourtneyC
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We loved everything about it. So fun being there for Octoberfest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I have been coming to the Bavarian Inn since he was in a bucket seat. Yesterday we celebrated his 25th birthday there with his absolute favourite meal…Wiener Schnitzel with Spatzle…and it still does not disappoint! I had the Geschnetzeltes and my partner had the duck…amazing! I was able to custom order a cheesecake with Charlie and it was seriously the best cheesecake I have ever had! Thank you Charlie and your wonderful staff for a most wonderful meal!!

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ChristineW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were awesome and food was delicious as always. Wonderful restaurant

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RayC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great ambiance, food and service great as well.

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LORIB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious as always. The schnitzel is the best. And the service was so fast! Plus, sitting on the patio on a sunny fall evening was just perfect.

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KCTBD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant is cozy, comfort food. I am rating it as a 3 star only because I had informed the waitress the Zurcher Geschnetzeltes was extremely salty so I couldn’t eat it and ask for it to be packed up. She thank me for my feedback and said she would let the chef know. I felt she could have taken it one step further considering the dish was on the higher price end. The portion didn’t justify the price tag either.

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JoyceD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!! Schnitzel so crispy and delicious. Mushroom sauce to die for. Great experience!

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vipRhonda
Calgary
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bavarian inn always reliable and excellent food. Our favorite dining spot.

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FoodL62
Calgary
34 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Day was great food and Services ,we Enjoyed it!

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FraHell
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We were well received and served, thank you to the very nice person who tended our table.
Regarding the menu and food, we were actually disappointed for two reasons:
1/ I am German, so the plates I chose were not as good as I expected, lacking taste I would say.
2/ we booked the restaurant based on pictures showing breakfast dishes. Our goal was to have a brunch. Unfortunately we were told that they had stopped offering brunch, so disappointed at that level since we ended up eating a regular lunch, which was not the purpose of our visit.

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LMill
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal while sitting in the patio, smelling the forest, watching the deer and soaking in one more summer evening. Love the spatzle and cabbage every time I go!

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Alex
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for great food

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PeterD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a great place to spend time with your family.

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RayW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celbrate a special date. Wonderful drive, easy access; most of all amazing food.

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Jonjeri
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Had much better schnitzel elsewhere, veg overcooked, out of rouladen and creme brule, disappointing anniversary dinner

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BillD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friendly welcome on a sunny evening. Excellent service and food.

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Nkaarsemaker
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing, pleasant lunch with great service and food.

We shared a dessert, after a lovely meal. So delicious!

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RebekahC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Almost everything we ordered was burnt or overcooked. We had to send back the pretzel because it was tooth-breaking hard. The portion sizes were extremely small, we couldn't believe we paid $32 for a small bowl of chewy stew and a very small helping of spaetzle and cabbage (oh, and some burnt/black corn on the cob). The apple strudel was also burned, dry, and tasteless, and the ice cream was definitely not real cream and was freezer burnt. We had such high hopes for this place as an authentic, good quality german food and were soooo disappointed. Seems like they are overcharging and cutting lots of corners.

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vipSvetlanaB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have written before. but would like to specially thank the owner and the restaurant and the chef again. Not only they were so accommodating and nice about my daughter"s dietary request, but we had such a great time. The food is super tasty and all members of our family loved their dishes. Plus this time we tried various deserts - best creme brûlée and tart, and if you love Black Forest cake - it is a must to try! Thank you again - what a jam. Our waitress was sharp, caring and attentive - a pleasure! We had a blast and can not wait to be back. We only went yesterday and I already crave the Weiner Schnitzel again, so yummy! Thank you again Bav Tav! 🌹♥️🦋🤗

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KatieE
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place ever to enjoy a night out! It's where my husband I celebrate our birthdays every year. Always delicious

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JoanneJ
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my sisters for supper, raved about the weiner schnitzel, the salmon & I once again had the delicious cordon bleu Everything about the Inn is what a person wants when you go for a night out.

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KaitlinJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bavarian Inn is absolutely a destination in Bragg Creek. You always feel welcomed and “part of the family” 😊 The food is always impeccable! And the service by Lorna was fantastic!

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vipcasmaf
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always nice sitting on the (large) patio. Great place to eat Bragg Creek. Four large Mule Deer bucks even wandered by to add to the ambiance.

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CarolineA
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had some very noisy neighbors on the patio otherwise ambience was good. Salad was great but meat was overdone (last customers of the evening? ) though tasty.

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vipCreeker
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal from beginning to end tonight. Friendly, professional, delicious, creative, comfortable. Can't say much more. So happy to have this gem in our community.

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Simmer
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The roladen was not tender a little hard to chew , everything else was very good.

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Ladythatlunches
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. A bit too much goat cheese on the salad for my liking but otherwise excellent. A bread accompaniment would have been nice to soak up the delicious gravy.

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SharonK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have enjoyed the Bavarian Inn for many years. It never fails!

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Glen
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I know it's difficult getting started again after Covid, so I have understanding that things aren't back to normal here. For a touted high-end restaurant (it isn't), there was nothing that would encourage us to go back. I'm not trying to be negative but just calling it as we saw it.
The food was just okay although tasty. Their saurkraut was very good. For a supposed high-end restaurant, it appears the schnitzel is deep fried (!?) when my understanding it is supposed to be pan-fried. It just didn't look right.
For a high=end restaurant, (we sat on the deck), there was nothing but a bare glass table. No place-mats, no flowers, only one menu to share. For a high-end restaurant, I am accustomed to better, like after ordering drinks, maybe a small bowl of tostida chips or a small loaf of bread/butter to tide one over till the meal arrives. I found the restaurant disappointing in general that there was nothing to do or read or nibble on.
Staff were understandably busy and our server did an amazing job of trying to handle everyone well. She is obviously experienced but overworked. It took me a long while to catch her eye, to ask for salt and pepper (none on the table due to Covid, I assume).
Overall, while it was okay, for the price of the meal, it is not value for the meal that I expected. When I spend that much money on meals for two, plus a glass of wine, I expect more. I can't really recommend this restaurant unless you love their meals.

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CandaceP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always LOVE The Bav, had another excellent experience :)

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FredaN
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience .............................👍🏻🍷

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vipSvetlanaB
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We loved the food and service. This is a very tasty food and all the dishes and sides we ordered were great.

The food tastes like home cooked and not like typical restaurant mass production food.

Excellent deserts too!

Thank you Bav Tav 😋🤗😀

We are certainly coming back soon 🤗😋🤗

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Tyson
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, service very friendly, pretty good value for the price of most menu items, I'll be back again for sure.

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IelenaL
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Great atmosphere. Would highly recommend eating here!

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vipJulie
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside. The umbrella was strategically place for just the right amount of shade. Very comfortable & relaxing atmosphere. Was even entertained by some local deer. Such ambiance! had the rouladen with salad. So tasty! My partner had the pork that he said melted in his mouth.

We will make sure to come again soon!

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice place and accommodating for handicapped.

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jaclynb
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a special place with incredible and unique food. We sat on the patio and even saw some baby deer as we enjoyed our drinks. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to make your date feel special and loved. Authentic and local menu. Great staff. Excellent service. Well worth the beautiful drive to Bragg Creek

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CaroleL
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We have been waiting to try this restaurant for a long time, and looking forward to going back.

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JohnW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed the food, the service, the atmosphere and that there was no music. We could actually have a quiet conversation without competing with music.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening! Started with the welcoming from the staff. Had the perfect seat in the lovely restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We brought flowers and had them sitting on the table when we arrived. Service great and the food was amazing. Having a daughter in Austria and a brother in Germany we know good schnitzel and it did not disappoint. Had the authentic red cabbage, the homemade spaetzle and a to die for mushroom gravy on the side. Love the choice of the smaller serving or the larger one for the bigger appetites. Perfect setting amongst the trees in Bragg creek, almost feels like we were in Austria or the Black Forest in Germany, cheers, thanks for a great evening we will be back !

FAQs

The Bavarian Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (403) 949-3632.

The Bavarian Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

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.