The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

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1052 reviews
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Contemporary German
Fresh Rocky Mountain Cuisine at its Finest!

Welcome to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and a world of taste sensations that are sure to please every palate. We are proud to say The Bavarian Inn Restaurant has been serving guests for over 40 years. We have kept our décor and menu current with the times to continue to satisfy our guests over the years. Our beautiful and cozy restaurant is nestled in the quaint hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains.


Our menu items range from classics like the delicious Wiener Schnitzel to seasonal creations.


Join us today and start creating more memories with us!
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GD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, took more than 30 minutes to get our food. We were told that the kitchen was backed up. Our waitress was quite friendly and helpful. We will visit again

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G
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Our dinner started with a server, who I’m not sure if she was new or not but she didn’t seem to know a lot about the menu items, as she kept having to go back to the chef to find things out. I ordered the beet with goat cheese salad, I’ve had this salad numerous times at various restaurants and was very disappointed. The dressing was sour, when I mentioned to our server that the cook forgot to put the walnuts in, the server said “no, there’s walnuts”, I had to ask her to come over to look, she didn’t say anything but rather went to the kitchen and came back with the walnuts, with no apology. I then ordered the soup of the day, which she said was Roasted vegetables, I assumed it was root vegetables but it was literally like someone heated up an overly salty salsa. It was tomato base with diced onions and god knows what else, it was acidic and very salty, not palatable at all.
All that being said, my husband enjoyed the rabbit, my son the veal cutlets, my son in law had the 3 different sausages and my daughter had baked Brie with mushrooms and salad with Chicken.
I personally would not go back, however the rest of the family said they enjoyed their meals and they would consider going back.
As far as the atmosphere, it’s alright. I would have thought there would have been more of an Austrian decor, something abit more cozy.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The food has changed since our last visit. We ordered the backed brie and the pastry was nice with cold brie? We ordered the beef steak and it was a terrible cut. The steak was tough mostly gristle. The schnitzels looked nice but tasted terrible. And they provided 2 PC of bread for 3 people?

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and I am sorry to hear that it was not up to our typical standards. I do hope that you brought all that you mentioned above to the servers attention and we were able to make everything right for you on Friday. I will let you know that we have decided the rib eye steak is not working and it is off the menu. If you would like to share more about your experience please email me at shannon.thebavarianinn@gmail.comm Sincerely, Shannon

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great even though they were short staffed. The food was delicious and price was right.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Rosie, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Bav! I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service and will share your kind remarks with the front and back of house teams. We can't wait to see you again some time soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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WK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Slow kitchen and slow service. Otherwise great food!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I will share your feedback with both the back and front of house teams. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal! I also thank you for being patient with us as we prepared your food during your visit, as everything is made in house sometimes the wait time is a bit more than we would hope but we hope it was worth the wait! We hope you will join us again to allow us to show you our full potential of quicker service.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been meaning to try for a number of years. Finally did for my wife’s birthday. Food and atmosphere far exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be return customers

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Jared, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! I am so glad that you were able to join us to celebrate a special occasion, and that you enjoyed the evening! I will share your kind words with our front and back of house teams. We will look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Shannon

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T
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been here before and they did not let us down as it the food was excellent as always, good portions that are very delicious and we took some home too.
Servers are pleasant and the atmosphere is good, we will definitely go back again and again.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Trudy, Thank you for reviewing your experience! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and were able to have enough left over to take some with you. I will share your lovely words with the team. We cannot wait to welcome you back some time soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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

Food, beer and service were excellent. Everybody was very satisfied with our experience at the Bavarian Inn.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a great night out!

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MS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was initially worried when the old owner left. I was afraid that the new owners would change everything and it would lose its charm. If anything the new owners have improved on the old menu and made it much better. The flavours are all fantastic and the portions are now huge!! I love the new decor as well! A great dining experience is now even better!!

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A
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic German food in a rustic modern setting. Friendly service.

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K
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was delicious!!! Can’t wait to return to try dinner!

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

The food is phenomenal, service is awesome, the atmosphere is beautiful and the portions are big! We celebrated our anniversary there over the weekend and we’re still talking about it to all our friends and family. We will definitely be back “few times”.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service, lovely dining room. Highly recommend.

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W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with a fireplace on one wall. Get a lot of food for your money and a nice selection. Service was nice but had to wait for my dessert drink until I was halfway through my dessert.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing, always something different that you would never cook yourself. The combination of foods and ingredients always amazes me. Keep up the great job!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2019

Jason, Thank you for taking the time to review your Valentines Day dinner with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We will look forward to the next time we get to see you! Sincerely, Shannon

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening and the food was amazing, in quality, as well as in price. The wine, a bottle of Cote du Rhone, was very well priced and I would not hesitate to order it again.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Valentines Day dinner with us, we were thrilled to celebrate this special day with you! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the Cote du Rhone as well, it is a lovely bottle. We will look forward to having you dine with us sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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l
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was above average. The meals excellent and large portions. The wine list is not large but covered most varieties. The staff membet was bubbly, informative and knew her menu. The background music was low enough not to interfere with conversation.

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G
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One our favourite places for special occasions. They have nicely remodeled since we were last there. The food portions are large so prepare to have leftovers.

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m
Calgary
36 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were having a date night after having been through a traumatic experience and we were still quite emotional. Our server was super and understanding and timed her visits to our table well. We couldn’t ask for better service.

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CD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good and portions large. A great spot for a quiet meal in a very small town setting.

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TL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place! Good food. But the waitress was a bit rush. Not a bad choice. Will go to try the pork knuckle in summer as it is only available at dinner.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful scenery around. We've noticed two mule deer at the parking lot. Quiet and nice area. Nice and cozy restaurant, but...upon arrival our reservation was somehow taken? by somebody else already. Luckily it was fairly empty, so we had no problem taking different table. We went with Sunday brunch menu. They just ran out of fruits, so we were served two plates of fruits for three people. Fair, as it was already past 13:30. My wife ordered Chorizo Avocado Benny. After about 15-20 minutes it arrived without any avocado as they ran out of it obviously. No heads up was given to us about that, so she was pretty disappointed, as she ordered that dish because of the avocado. I've got myself Holstein. Breaded pork schnitzel was excellent and the portion was huge. Both the pan-fried potatoes on my wife's plate and spätzle on mine were barely warm. Service was good, but we left rather unimpressed. Not planning to come back anytime soon. Maybe just a bad luck?

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

DISAPPOINTED -- NOT WORTH THE 35 MINUTE DRIVE FROM CALGARY.
Great reputation harmed by poor service (one soup arrives before other soup which was forgotten by waitress; main courses appear before soup is finished to sit on side of table - hardly what one expects from a high quality, well reviewed restaurant) and just terrible main courses of Salmon and Pork Jager. Salmon hardly tasted like salmon, and its smell presented it as not fresh fish - not the first time the author has eaten salmon in his long life, but this was certainly the absolute worst. Two bites taken; ruined the dinner.
Pork Jager was equally bad and would not have qualified as a local dish in in any Gasthaus in Germany - over-cooked, dry and tough. Although told otherwise, the very watery clam chowder had chicken pieces in it - claimed to be sturgeon. One of the two diners is a chef and knows chicken from sturgeon. To conclude the dinner, even the Apfel Strudel did not meet any good standard.
This night for this reviewer, The Bavarian Inn in Bragg Creek was living on its reputation.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on January 15, 2019

I'd like to apologize for the food and service you experienced during your visit. I will respond to you privately as I'm limited in my public response. I hope you were compensated. We welcome all reviews, but I would implore you to remain factual in your reviews. Chicken in a chowder would NEVER be served in our restaurant, and was not served as you, or your guest opined. Accurate and objective reviews help us make the desired corrections, rather than the misinformed opinion you outlined above

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A
Calgary
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service very good. We had ordered the spatzle in place of the potatoes on one meal and it wasn't caught, but no big deal. It was a little loud with a couple of groups there, but that was to be expected.

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DP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our third visit since discovering it in late Aug. Took friends with us (their first time) and they couldn't decide what to order because it all looked so good. One friend said his elk sirloin was the perfect blue! Desserts were fabulous. Friends want to go back again.

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j
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talked for days about the food and flavours . Very original . Nice ambiance and comfortable . Conversation levels good and some children at tables . If not behaved can be a nightmare evening but they were quiet. Thanks to the parents that night . You have made a good restaurant more elegant than before you will definitely see us more often. It was a perfect evening.

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NM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four had a wonderful time celebrating the Christmas season at the Bavarian Inn. The food was excellent and filling and the service was attentive. It was a nice surprise to find half priced bottles of wine on the menu.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was wonderful food and service

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BW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to the Bavarian Inn for several years but always remembered it as being a great place to go for a very special occasion. Monday was a very special occasion for me and a very special friend, and the Bavarian Inn lived up to every expectation. Even the drive out was so good. The service, food and time could not have been better. I was so pleased and my special friend felt exactly the same. Thank you so much,... we will be back again soon.

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t
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good overall. Good portions , and great tasting food. Friendly service and atmosphere.

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HK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, generous portions. Good hearty German food, definitely worth a trip to Bragg Creek.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved the experience

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us! I am happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! Sincerely, Shannon

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JM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food great ambiance. Great hidden gem in Bragg Creek

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LE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, and a pleasant atmosphere.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable first visit, will definitely visit again soon!

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TY
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Restaurant has always lived up to its reputation for fine authentic German cuisine ,friendly atmosphere and great value. Please keep the great standards . Thank You.

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CH
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed. Food is excellent. And the staff is always friendly.
We went last Sunday, November 11. My Mother-in-laws Birthday. We had the best time. She was so impressed with her eggs benny with salmon. Everyone’s meals were excellent. Highly recommend this gem.
Thank you to all the staff

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B
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can not say enough good things about the Bavarian Inn! This is seriously one of the best restaurants in Alberta.
I had a beautifully done Elk steak. Where else can you get a locally sourced elk steak?
The service is outstanding, and the prices are outstanding.
It’s more than worth the drive. Try it out!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on December 4, 2018

Dear Bryan, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us! I am thrilled to hear that you loved the elk sirloin, we are proud to source our ingredients as locally as possible! We are looking forward to having you in again Sincerely, Shannon

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DP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to go, whether quiet or busy. An asset to the community

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on November 13, 2018

Dear Darwin, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us on Saturday! We were thrilled to have you! Our team cannot wait to welcome you back! Sincerely, Shannon

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