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The Bavarian Inn, Bragg Creek, AB

The Bavarian Inn

4.7
4.7
335 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary German, Wild Game, Vegetarian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (403) 949-3632

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Samatha Mehler - Allaby

  • Neighborhood

    Bragg Creek

  • Parking details

    Free!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. CD

    ChristineD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early for our reservation. There was no problem getting a table. Service was excellent and the food was also very good. We enjoyed our visit very much.
  2. A

    Atlas

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Highly recommended. Beautiful setting. Excellent food. Friendly service but a little slow.
  3. JL

    JohnL

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating two birthdays and all agreed on a visit to BAV. We’ve had so many great meals here (lunch and dinner) that we usually go out 2 or 3 times a year. The drive out is beautiful (south route) and the service is friendly and professional. The food itself is excellent so I highly recommend the Bavarian Inn.
  4. GW

    GregW

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and outdoor ambiance.
  5. DL

    DeanL

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! the ambiance is very relaxing.
  6. GG

    GailG

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Exceeded expectations! Worth the drive
  7. MB

    MichelleB

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening, amazing food, great service!!
  8. P

    Paul

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best German food in Calgary area, service was very good too.
  9. CR

    ChuckR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Arrive early, parking hit & miss, bar noisy, dining room noise bearable, outside if weather permits, overall good place, food could have been warmer but hot plates in prep would have solved that issue. Attentive staff but must follow through,
  10. LB

    LexiB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food and drinks were amazing. The feature salmon and purple potatoes were just fantastic. Unfortunately, the service was a huge miss. We waited about 20 minutes for our drink order to be taken. By that time we were ready to order food, and the food and drink came out basically at the same time. I'm sure it was a one off, and I will certainly be back!
  11. DC

    DonC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was an enjoyable evening. I was amazed with restaurant appearance and of course the food was delicious!
  12. V

    Vinohs

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Portion sizes have shrunk since last visit rouladin was dry and small. Wiener schnitzel tasted great but again size decreased from previous time.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sooooo delicious and comfy
  14. CB

    CarolynB

    Edmonton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Great food and great service. Nice sitting outside on the patio. Don’t forget to order the mushroom sauce!!!

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 28, 2022Dearest Carolyn! Danke for this awesome review. We’re happy that you discovered our mushroom sauce. Try it with your Schnitzel next time. We are already looking forward to see you again.

  15. j

    jb54

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere- lovely patio if wanting outdoors. Food is always delicious. Servers very pleasant!

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 28, 2022Hi there! Dankeschön! We are more than happy to hear and would love to welcome you back soon.

  16. BG

    BillG

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The schnitzel was very good. The bread we ordered as an appetizer was bone dry. The Apple strudel was undercooked. The server was very pleasant. But we opted to sit inside because it was air conditioned and it was 30 outside. Then the owner or manager opened the doors and it was sweltering immediately. We and the others inside asked why and were told the owner wanted better airflow. It made a good experience very unpleasant. That and requiring a credit card to make a reservation soured our visit.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 16, 2022Dear Bill, we are thankful for supporting our business. We are thankful for you compliments and really sorry on the other hand for the bad experience with the bread and the strudel. We’ll try our best to improve these dishes and hope to see you again, to proof that we can do better. We take the credit card information for 4 or more because we had a lot of tables not showing up to their reservations.

  17. LO

    LORNEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first visit and as always everything was EXCELLENT. We will be back.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Dear! Thank you very much for this top rating. We are thrilled and would be more than happy to see you again soon.

  18. M

    Morley

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and the service was also excellent.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 16, 2022Grüssgott Morley, thank sou so much for this 5 star review! We’d be more than happy to welcome you back soon.

  19. A

    Alpaca

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love this restaurant for special occasions. We love the food and location. If you prefer to eat in the more quiet room, make sure you ask when booking. Our table was in the louder bar area & I asked if we could be seated at the other side of the restaurant, which they were able to do so.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 16, 2022Hi Dear! Thank you so much for this awesome 4 star review. We are thrilled to hear and are looking forward to see you again soon!

  20. BC

    BradC

    Calgary

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    After a hike we decided as a last minute idea to stop in for dinner. Neither of us had been to the restaurant in years and both of us were very please with the reception, service and of course the food and drink. I will also complement how clean the restaurant was as well. Would not hesitate to recommend and I shall return.
  21. DP

    DeannaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was friendly and quick. The food was delicious. We had the Beef Wellington and Cordon Bleu. Both were tasty and had good portions. Loved it!

    The Bavarian InnResponded on July 9, 2022Dearest Deanna, thank you so much for this 5 star rating. We’d be thrilled to welcome you back soon!

  22. W

    Weetaylor

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For authentic German food, great service, quiet dining experience. We would definitely recommend The Barvarian Inn!!
  23. KB

    KayBee

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A thoroughly lovely evening, cozy and charming ambiance and some of the best Austrian food I’ve had in years. 🙂

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 24, 2022Servus Kaybee, thank you very much to this awesome review. We are thrilled to hear and are looking forward to treat you again next time with our German cuisine.

  24. BB

    BonnieB

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Have been back several times.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 24, 2022Dearest Bonnie, thank you so much! We are already looking forward to see you again next time.

  25. H

    Hallee6

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff, good food and lovely surroundings! Definitely would return.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 24, 2022Grüssgott Hallee, we thank you so much for leaving this great rating. We hope to serve you again on our patio soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived a little early and was accommodated so well. From the moment upon entering to leaving everything was perfect. Quite busy but you wouldn’t know from the leave of service we received. Food was better than could be expected. I am very excited to go back and have been recommending to to many.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 24, 2022Hello there! Thank you for this 5 star review. We are very thankful for your words and are looking forward to make your next visit just as awesome!

  27. LS

    LeeS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    An absolutely wonderful meal with attentive staff, delightful atmosphere and delicious food. A tasty cesear salad was ordered as a side, complementing the main entree "Fathers Day Special Surf & Turf priced at $69.00. An appetizing pasta selection complimented the additional sitting. The beef was incredibly tender being cooked to perfection as were the included vegetable sides. Sadly, the surf portion was so small that one needed a magnifying glass to find the meat and was consumed in a flash. Certainly a 5 star evening with the exception of the lobster portion size. Finished off the evening with House- made Torte and Creme Brûlée.
  28. CB

    CharlesB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is unbelievable, service is fast and friendly, lots of wildlife to watch. Family friendly also romantic

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 24, 2022Hi Charles, we thank you very much for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear and are looking forward to hear that! We are looking forward to treat you again next time.

  29. D

    Dave

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we will come back again soon to enjoy the large outdoor deck for dinner. Food and service was excellent!

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 18, 2022Dearest Dave, thank sou for this top rating! We are already excited about your next visit!

  30. DP

    DarwinPerrier

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Thanks folks, much appreciated.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 18, 2022Servus Darwin, thank you very much for this great rating. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. See you next time, hopefully on our patio ☀️

  31. TJ

    TggJ

    Calgary

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A quiet little gem in Bragg Creek. Recommended for a quiet lunch or evening. Food and service were good. Patio is very nice

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 14, 2022Servus! Thank you so much for this 5 star review. We are excited about your rating and can’t wait to treat you again soon!

  32. RS

    ReneS

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was awesome as always. Really enjoyed the schnitzel. We always recommend for a great casual meal.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 14, 2022Dearest Rene, thank you very much for this awesome rating. We are happy to hear and can’t wait to welcome you back!

  33. BC

    BillC

    Calgary

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recently, my wife, daughter and I went for dinner to this restaurant. This was our second trip in the last six months. Both times, the food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Over the last couple of years, they’ve done some renovations to the restaurant and have brought in a new head chef. I had wIener schnitzel and my wife and daughter had chicken cordon bleu, each with a side of very tasty mushroom gravy. As an appetizer, we tried their pretzel with several dips. It was phenomenal. So was the crème brûlée with bourbon. This restaurant has been a popular one for years in Bragg Creek. But with the new menu items and subtle changes to the restaurant the new head chef Sammy and her husband have made, it is definitely worth making the trip for. We will be back.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 11, 2022Grüssgott Bill, thank you so much for this awesome rating. We feel honoured while reading trough your review. Also, We are proud to have them on our team as great team leaders. We’re looking forward to see and treat you again soon. Take care!

  34. MS

    MariaS

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always. Took care of dietary restrictions and ensured all our guests were happy. We would have loved to have a pint at the bar and watch the game for a few minutes but Nadia stated we would be in the way of the servers. She read her audience incorrectly as the gents would have dropped another hundred bucks at the bar. Hopefully it will be allowed next time. Nikia; the waitress is all the money. Very polite, personable and ensured all guests were attended to. We will definitely go back.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on June 3, 2022Dear Maria, thank you very much for this awesome and honest rating. We appreciate your visit and are looking forward tho see you again. Sorry about that incident at the bar. We hope to welcome you again, next time at the bar.

  35. AS

    AlannaS

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful place, incredible ambiance, wonderful and professional service. Went with a party of 8 and everyone was super happy with their drinks and food. I give 4 stars because my pasta (served with the halibut) was way way too salty - and an honest mistake I imagine. The other reason for the 4 star is because the food runners kept auctioning off food at the table. Overall I definitely would return! It was our second time at the BavTav.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 26, 2022Dear Alanna, thank you very much for this awesome and honest review. We will do our best to improve the points you mentioned. We’re already looking forward to see you again!

  36. T

    Tone

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was friendly and the food was great. Weather didn’t appear to want to cooperate but the service and food made up for the weather.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 20, 2022Hi Tone! Thank you very much for this awesome review. We’re glad we lightened up your day with our service. We’re already looking forward to see you again soon.

  37. N

    Nanax2

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bavarian Inn is a favourite for our friends and us. We enjoy the whole experience (surroundings, excellent food, and great service). Yesterday the waitress was exceptional! We never felt rushed and she always checked in that to ensure things were good and were meeting our needs.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 19, 2022Hello Dear, thank you very much for this lovely review. It was wonderful to have you and we’re already looking forward to see you again.

  38. K

    Katey

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food, beautiful weather, first visit , highly recommended!

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 19, 2022Dearest Kathy, thank you very much for this rating. We’re looking forward to treat you again soon.

  39. GK

    GennyK

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    It was extremely disappointing. We booked dinner reservations in dining room for a 70th birthday and pompous Charlie at the door put us in the tavern. When we asked why not the dining room which was empty he said “ same menu ion that side”! Seriously Charlie!!! We didn’t go there to watch hockey, listen to the coffee grinder and listen to Charlie critique the bar tender and server Now the food… seriously. The veal schnitzel was so thin you could see through it. So much batter and paper thin veal. If you need to cut back that much it’s time to close the doors!! We have been going there for years. Multiple times through out the year and this experience whole the worst. Charlie should not be around the guests as he made them very uncomfortable with him pompous demeanour. At this point I could not recommend it to anyone I know .

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 20, 2022Hello there, we are so sorry about your bad experience with us that day. We checked your reservation and according to our system you booked online. It does not excuse the way things went but we’d be more than happy to prove that we can do better. So if you kindly would give us another chance. Again, we are really sorry about everything and it seems you know Charlie personally and it might be nice to reach out to each other.

  40. CR

    CarieanneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious German cuisine. Welcoming ambiance and staff. Been coming here for special occasions for the last 10+ years and will continue to do so.

    The Bavarian InnResponded on May 20, 2022Dear Carieanne, thank you very much for this awesome review. We’re looking forward to see you again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Bavarian Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Bavarian Inn

75 White Ave, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bragg Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary German, Wild Game, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free!

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Samatha Mehler - Allaby

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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