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Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.5
4.5
3704 Reviews
$30 and under
German
The Bavarian Inn Restaurant is not just famous for its chicken There’s something special about coming to Bavarian Inn Restaurant to enjoy a home-cooked meal. Since 1888, more than 20 million guests have returned to feast on our world-famous “all-you-can-eat” family-style dinners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    German, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 652-9941

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    2012 Silver Plate Award Winner Executive Chef Phil Fahrenbruch - ACF

  • Catering

    Save yourself hours of planning, cooking, serving and cleaning! Let us bring Frankenmuth to you! We customize a package to fit your needs with different levels of service perfect for outdoor open houses, your favorite destination wedding, or even inside a 4,000 person manufacturing plant. We can do it all!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 776-2257

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Parking details

    Large lot across wooden covered bridge. Free shuttle service between Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Bavarian Inn Lodge, and Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

  • Entertainment

    Strolling accordionist - Linda Lee BrownSeasonal outdoor bands and polka dancing in our Fischer Platz Dinner Shows - call for schedule & availability

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,704 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid-friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. JS

    JessicaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Remember you can order off the lunch menu anytime! We got the Ruben sandwich and it was great!
  2. SC

    SarahC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Did not love the cold side options this time, but tried them. Santa visited our table twice which was lovely
  3. RO

    RobinO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Fun time, but we had such a large group and only one waitress. There should have been two. We got in at 12:40 and our food came out at 2 pm. Was difficult to keep an 18 month old entertained.
  4. DH

    DonnaH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The Bavarian Restaurant did not provide good service this time. Our reservation was made 2 months in advance. We waited 20 minutes still for our table, Then they put us in a private room where we could not experience the whole place. Had to wait for them to set the table. We were moved to another table and had to wait some. Although they did give us a complementary drink, it was not very good. A table of 10 arrived after us and was served everything before us. We brought 4 new people and they said they would never go back
  5. B

    Barbel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good, friendly service. Courtney, our server, saw to our needs promptly even though the restaurant was bustling. Side dishes were tasty, especially the cranberry relish, and the cold bean salad. The Wiener schnitzel was superb, the chicken good, the sauerbraten tasty, though in a rather meager portion. The woman who goes throughout the restaurant, playing the accordion was a wonderful part of our evening. Her name is Linda and she stops by tables playing and singing diners requests. She is very talented and played some requests for us, including Beer Barrel Polka, Wooden Heart (in English and German), and a few others. We enjoyed this meal on every level
  6. RB

    RandyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Frankenmuth Had to go to the Bavarian Inn for dinner Glad we did. Excellent all around 😀
  7. AL

    AndrewL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Had a reservation and was there 10 minutes early but did t get a table till 25 minutes after the reservation time. Service from waiter was very good. Food was subpar at best. Very pricey for the quality of food. Good German beer.
  8. GH

    GeraldH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Loved the round table for group conversation. We appreciated the last minute adjustment to our people number. Service was a bit slow but they were very crowded. Food was just OK.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  10. MB

    MarkB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had the family chicken dinner. All the sides and soup was very good. The chicken had a very good flavor but was also very dry.
  11. K

    Kathy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We hoped for and expected authentic, delicious German food and were disappointed to be served Sauerbraten that was thin sliced roast beef in a vinegar thin sauce. Even their famous chicken was unremarkable.
  12. NF

    NancyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Adam, was excellent, friendly and helpful. The restaurant was decked out for Christmas, although I must admit that it wasn't as fancy as Zehnder's. It was very nice, nevertheless. I had my birthday dinner, and the chicken was super. All the side dishes were wonderful (although I did miss the cheese and garlic toast I get at Zehnder's. My sister had the whitefish and she said it was delicious, and there was so much, she ended up taking home half of it. Over all, a very pleasant meal.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Nancy. We will make sure to pass along your wonderful compliment to Adam and his manager! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  13. JS

    JaniceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been coming to Bavarian Inn for more than 50 years. Always a wonderful atmosphere and great food.
  14. DJ

    DanielJ

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful/unique experience dinning experience. Bring a big appetite & be open to an adventurous eating experience. We recommend the dark Bavarian Beer & all of the entrees. This is a dinning experience rarely found elsewhere.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Daniel! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  15. M

    Markt

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. celebrated a birthday and was quiet enjoyable.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Mark! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! It's a very unique experience and we always make sure to try to eat here or Zehnders at least once per visit! Matt was our server and he was great! Very highly recommend!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review! We will make sure to pass along your wonderful compliment to Matt and his manager! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    I was very disappointed this year. We go there every year on our anniversary and my favorite thing and most important to me is the squash. I so much look forward to it that it’s the very first thing I eat. This year they changed the type of squash they use and it tasted like sweet potatoes myself and other tables around us I heard commenting on it. It ruined my entire meal and I didn’t eat anything else. My husband enjoyed everything because he doesn’t eat any of the salads except the cranberry and he said the chicken was good and so were the other sides. I heard other wait staff saying there has been a mix up on the ordering of squash this year. Hopefully next year they’ve fixed it because usually I’m very happy there.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share about your experience while dining with us. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the squash while you were here. We assure you that this year's squash crop was a disappointment for us as well, but please rest assured that we will be working twice as hard next year to deliver a bountiful squash crop! Once again, thank you for your honest review. We look forward to serving you and your family again sometime soon!

  18. GA

    GerryA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING, and our server Dave made the evening even more enjoyable

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Gerry! We will make sure to pass along your wonderful compliment to Dave and his manager! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  19. NN

    NicoleN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of food for the price with good service and excellent atmosphere.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Nicole! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  20. SH

    ScottH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our trip to Bavarian Inn is a yearly birthday tradition. Thanks for being a special part of our family.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Scott. We are honored to be part of your family's tradition! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  21. JD

    JamesD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    For my son's birthday and family gathering. I was first very upset they could not seat us in the Family Crest room, nor the Bavarian. Ended up in Edelweiss. However, our server, Ben was excellent. He was so kind and helpful. Honestly, he was the epitome of perfection for a server. You should promote him and double whatever he is getting paid currently. The accordion player was also excellent. The food plentiful and reliably delicious. They also brought a cake for my son *you have to call prior to arrange that for birthday*. Besides early hiccup, fantastic and everyone enjoyed. A must for anyone with German heritage or anyone in general!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, James! We will make sure to pass along your wonderful compliment to Ben and his manager! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  22. ST

    SuzanneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was great, and she was very accommodating and answered all of our questions.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Suzanne! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  23. SA

    SharonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good as always! We enjoyed the all you can eat chicken

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Sharon. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  24. PW

    PamW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful we Loved it our first time musics great !! Visit with Santa Fantastic!! Waitress Fantastic with All food and Drinks !!!!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Pam! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  25. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best of the two Chicken dinner restaurants in Frankenmuth.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Andrea! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  26. KW

    KrowWriter

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I have said it once in a review, I have stated it a thousand times to all I talk to. No visit to Frankenmuth is complete without a World Famous Chicken Dinner from Bavarian Inn. The Family Style Meal can fill anyones stomach. Lots of good choices and are sourced locally. Chicken always comes out hot, fresh, and delicious. Even though dessert is included with the homemade ice cream, I recommend trying the sampler dessert platter. The autumn one they currently have is amazing. You can't go wrong coming here for dinner. I do recommend making reservations in advance if you know when you are coming to town. Especially during the holiday season. Otherwise, you are going to be on a wait, but it will be well worth it.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  27. WH

    WendyH

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    80th Birthday very nice, the cake was a nice touch.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Wendy. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  28. JG

    JohnG

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated birthdays and kicked off holiday season. Kaylie was nice enough to print our birthday rewards. We thought we had our birthday club reward coupons with us but we accidentally left them at home. Even though they were very busy, she took the time to look us up and print reward cards for us to use. We really appreciated that she did this for us. Our server was very good. He had a cheerful and pleasant demeanor. He helped with our birthday coupons, with our food allergies, and he did everything he could to make our dinner and experience enjoyable. We enjoyed everything very much!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, John! We will make sure to pass along your wonderful compliment to Kaylie and her manager! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  29. NG

    NicoleG

    Houston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had four people in our group and everyone enjoyed their food. Service and ambience was excellent.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for your kind review, Nicole! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  30. JP

    JacquelineP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The family meal is awesome and plenty of food. A great way to try something new.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Jacqueline. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thanks for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback and your business! We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  32. BC

    BobC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Pros: great server. Fun and festive atmosphere Cons: food was not good-no other way to put it.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share about your experience while dining with us. While we are so glad to hear that your service was great, we are so sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our food. As a company we strive to take criticism as an opportunity to learn, grow and improve. So, thank you for your honest review. We will be passing along your comments to our kitchen department. We look forward to serving you and your family again sometime soon!

  33. MN

    MelanieN

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food was terrible and overpriced. It was cold, noodles were soupy, mashed potatoes had no flavor. Service was awful. Didn’t get our pop and butter until the end of our meal. By then it was useless. We were looking so forward to going and it was such a disappointment. I would have much rather spent my $250 some other place for a good meal.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with our food. We would appreciate the opportunity to talk with you in person about your visit and to make things right. Please call at your earliest convenience and ask for a Manager on Duty. 800-228-2742. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you again.

  34. BW

    BrendaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We always eat at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant during our annual visits. This trip was taken at the busiest time of the year so it was very crowded. We will move our planned weekend for next year to a different time. The food is always delicious.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThanks for your kind review, Brenda. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The day after Thanksgiving is always busy. Our meal was good...however they were out of red cabbage which was disappointing (at noon!).

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thanks for your review! While we are sorry that the Red Cabbage was not available when you dined with us; we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything else! We so appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  36. C

    Cat22

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food was delicious as always. A wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at the BAVARIAN INN RESTAURANT!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Cat22!! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  37. G

    Gizmo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it has always been a pleasure to dine at your restaurant and this time was no different.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Gizmo! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hong Kong Islan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had our thanksgiving dinner there. From booking to service at the restaurant, all staff are welcoming and friendly. We had the all meat sampler. After the first round of serving, we couldn’t eat any more. All food taste good. I personally like the pork schnitzel the best. Although everyone saying the fried chicken is ‘must try’,I found them a bit too dry. Not sure if it’s just us not getting the good ones. I do see other people keep reordering more.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 26, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  39. LK

    LaurieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondering Holiday experience, great food and service.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 25, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Laurie! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  40. S

    Shon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very nice. Server was great. Food was good, especially the chicken. Cost was more than expected

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on November 25, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Shon! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 652-9941.

Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 3704 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 102 times today
Google Map for Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

713 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    German, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large lot across wooden covered bridge. Free shuttle service between Bavarian Inn Restaurant, Bavarian Inn Lodge, and Frankenmuth River Place Shops.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    2012 Silver Plate Award Winner Executive Chef Phil Fahrenbruch - ACF

  • Entertainment

    Strolling accordionist - Linda Lee BrownSeasonal outdoor bands and polka dancing in our Fischer Platz Dinner Shows - call for schedule & availability

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (989) 652-9941

  • Catering

    Save yourself hours of planning, cooking, serving and cleaning! Let us bring Frankenmuth to you! We customize a package to fit your needs with different levels of service perfect for outdoor open houses, your favorite destination wedding, or even inside a 4,000 person manufacturing plant. We can do it all!

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 776-2257

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