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Gerst Bavarian Haus

2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
+1 812-424-1420
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (32 reviews)
“fried oysters” (14 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
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Reviewed yesterday

Service welcming and attentive, good menu and great food. Best Reuben ever, wurst sandwich with red cabbage really good. Nice beer selectin. Knowledgeable waitress.

Thank gallopinggourman2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went with a group and had a great time. Live Umpa music. Great German food. Good Beir. Great friends andn friendly service.

Thank Jack C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant during the Nut Festival for a casual dinner. Four of us had different meals and really enjoyed all the different meals ordered. In addition, we had to try different beers from different parts of the world. I have to say...More

Thank robert-charmaine
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Evansville is very proud of its German heritage and Gerst House does German food proud. This is our go-to place for consistently yummy food and good service. In particular we love the pork chops, stroganoff, and brats. Robust portions so don't fill up on appetizers,...More

Thank Beckykasha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Try the kraut balls! We loved everything, ordered Jager Schnitzel and sauerbraten..both were excellent...so much food we had to take half home. about a 20 min wait for our food... worth every second!

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cool vibe - bustling with people in an old building with lots of character. So if you look unique dining spaces, check it out. If however you're going for the food, don't go out of your way. Ordered their famous veal Weinerschnitzel - and it...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I'm in the mood to travel back in time a little, I just travel to "the Gerst" as we call it. The old floors and decor are heartwarming and have a certain mystique to them comparable to something you would find in the french...More

Thank billymudd
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Truthfully, I'm not a fan of German food but my husband wanted to eat here. He had fried oysters that he said were very good. I had a bacon cheeseburger that was excellent. Great atmosphere.

Thank JustUs919
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Love how this restaurant has kept the period decor. So important because of where it is located on Franklin Street where other business are trying to maintain historic perspective of the area. Their specials are always good and their appetizers are fantastic especially the krautballs...More

Thank Z1888XArichardh
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The food is always so good. They have a large selection of German and American foods. The German fried potatoes are to die for. The servers are alway pleasant and very efficient. Wait line moves quickly.

Thank Marilyn D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: +1 812-424-1420
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