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Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 989-652-9941
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (649 reviews)
“salads” (140 reviews)
“schnitzel” (115 reviews)
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American, German, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I'm in Dearborn are due a business trip, a lot of people recommend to come to Frankenmuth for the week end so we did. The town is lovely and they say this place has awesome food and they have!!!!!! Love the CHICKEN POT PIE I...More

Thank Cintya O
Reviewed 4 days ago

The food was asesome. Husband had the fried chicken and I had the best chicken livers I have ever Had. The brothers Grimm fairy tale murals were amazing.

Thank MissouriCinnamon_2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Between Zehnder's and the Bavarian, your food likes are all taken care of. Fantastic food. Home style meals. Excellent service.

Thank MaryLynn H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a delicious meal in this very interesting restaurant - the Bavarian atmosphere was complete with the decor and the wait staffs' uniforms! The Fruit Stollen was delicious, as was everything else. We had coupons for the Family Chicken dinner but even without the coupon,...More

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was suggested by good friends that we must try the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. The waitstaff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The fruit stollen bread was delicious and included with the meal. I must say, I was happy I ordered the world famous chicken as...More

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I go to the Bavarian Inn for two reasons - if I have a coupon and if Zenders is too crowded. The food is somehow a little blander than the comfy but still somewhat bland chicken across the street. Have the chicken seasoning shaker handy.

Thank ZippyZZZ
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I will be sure to pass along to our kitchen team and to Zehnder's as well your thoughts on the chicken seasoning. We appreciate your opinion.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First off, I'm from the Deep South where fried chicken is almost a religious experience. Therefore, I'm pretty lenient when it comes to judging fried chicken in other states. However, this chicken was very bland and flavorless. I ended up pouring the "chicken seasoning" on...More

Thank BizzleRN
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments on the flavor profile and consistency of some of our items. I'll be sure to review with our kitchen team. It is important for us to hear as we work toward constant improvement. Thank you again...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Frist time visit. Loved the chicken, soup and noodles in the Family Style (all you can eat) meal. Wasn't impressed with the cole slaw, pasta or bean salads. Good service. No wait to get seated.

Thank amysimer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you call yourself a German restaurant and not serve potato pancakes ? So very disappointed. We traveled to Bavarian Inn just for German potato pancakes. No

Thank travelguy53449
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry we did not have potato pancakes like you had hoped for. We do add items and change the menu periodically throughout the year. Please check our website for those updates. Our menu is there for everyone to view prior to dining. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came up for Frankenmuth's community wide yard sales and our hotel had a "buy 1, get 1 for 50% off" coupon for the family style chicken dinner. Chris F was an attentive and friendly waiter. (Only issue was we requested jam for our bread and...More

Thank Kona-ray
KimberlyRamirez, Manager at Bavarian Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear about the cocktail sauce mix up. My goodness that must have tasted horrible on your bread. I will also be sure to review with our team about touching their hair while in the dining room. We do take our hygiene and...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kasey S
Would you recommend a reservation? We're coming to Frankenmuth for Memorial Day weekend and are wondering if we will need a reservation for dinner on 5/26.
12 May 2017|
Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, you should call for a reservation. With Dog Bowl in Frankenmuth that is typically a very busy weekend. Thank you, see you soon!
Do you have gluten free options?
7 May 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
Yes, we do! We have a gluten free menu and a vegetarian menu available. You can view them online ahead of time if you like. Then when you arrive, just request the menu from the hostess when you are seated. Thank you!
Julie S
I don't eat chicken or meat, what can I order?
3 January 2017|
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Response from KimberlyRamirez | Property representative |
We have a large variety of cold and hot side dishes for you to choose from. We also have a vegetarian menu available. You can view both of those on our website. Look forward to serving you soon! Thank you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 989-652-9941
  • E-mail
1,200-seat German-themed dining rooms offer a variety of meals - from Frankenmuth-style chicken to Wiener Schnitzel and other German specialties, vegetarian and Gluten Free menus. Catering available. Lower level Castle Shops include Jester's Cafe offering meals to go and 8 other Specialty Shops.