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Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3403 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 71 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 3,403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. LM

    LorettaM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service4ambience1
    The food was NOT authentic German food. Most of what we did eat was tastless:/ Way over priced. Portion sizes were huge, but again, not good food. It seemed like high processed food straight from a can or freezer. Decor was dated and not really even German looking, but more 80s American and it was dirty. I would avoid this place and give another place a try, as we had high expectations, especially as you were highly suggested to make reservations. Only thing that was good or positive was our waiter, he really tried and provided good service.
  2. NA

    NotAllCrackedUp

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food very Poor. Everything seemed and tastes Microwaved and not cooked fresh.
  3. MI

    MItraveler

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Overalll a good meal. We were charged for a child who fell asleep and didn’t eat dinner. Our waiter never brought us bread. Otherwise everything was great and he was attentive. Great experience for Frankenmuth if it is your first time visiting
  4. GL

    GaryL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife, daughter and myself all celebrate our birthdays in August. We have been coming to Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn to celebrate our birthdays for years and have always been pleased with all aspects of our visit and the great service and atmosphere that you provide. Thanks for caring and the excellent service you are providing to your many guests.
  5. AR

    AliRae

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food & service with a fun atmosphere! Chicken is great!
  6. CA

    CraigA

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Arrived for reservation 1/2 hour early. Requested a booth but the receptionist was very rude and would not accommodate us. Were seated next to kitchen entry with all the waiters constantly moving in an out when there were many open booths and tables in better areas. It was a birthday celebration. The waitress was nice, however it took a very long time to order and our food was took forever to arrive. Refills also took forever to arrive. Very disappointed with the reception, seating, food ordering and food delivery giving the cost of the 3 meals. We used to be regular weekly guests at the Bavarian Inn but no more. They have cut back on many items like jam and cookies and the end of the meals. Also, they bring smaller portions so you constantly have to reorder more for the all you can eat chicken dinners. I rarely complain about anything it's just this was not worth what was paid. Will take our business elsewhere in the future.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 2 days agoThank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with your experience here. 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.

  7. CS

    ChristineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambience. Wonderful place. Prices reasonable. Great choices on the menu. Won’t regret a stop here

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 2 days agoThanks for your kind review, Christine! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  8. EG

    EllenG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visit the Bavarian Inn for the family style chicken dinner at least 3-4times a month love the energy that all the staff has a MUST visit

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 2 days agoThank you for your kind review, Ellen! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Order the sampler platter. The chicken is good but that features the chicken and sauerbraten and potato pancakes! It was just the right size lunch portion.
  10. SB

    ShelleyB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Got thr bavarian combination and huntersschnitzl both okay

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 2 days agoThank you for your review, Shelley. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!!

  11. ET

    EricT

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious dinner. Great service and lots for your money.
  12. K

    Kay16

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    While on a quick vacation we discovered Frankenmuth Brewery. Great food, excellent service, enjoyed my flight of wine!
  13. SB

    SusieB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was a good experience but probably wouldn’t go a second time. Some food good other dishes we didn’t care for. Server was very friendly and we liked the strolling music.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 3 days agoThank you for your review, Susie. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We do hope to serve you and your family again some time soon!

  14. PL

    PennyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was able to read your menu online before going to the restaurant. Thank you! That helps so much. We were surprised how much food there was. The spices develop a flavor in your foods that I'm not familiar with which made the eating experience awesome. Our server was cheerful, polite and came to our table several times to check up on us. The place was clean and a bit noisy. Good noisy.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 4 days agoThanks for your kind review, Penny! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  15. M

    Maddi

    Norfolk

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We went for the first time in years and the quality of the food has went down tremendously. Chicken batter has changed and is terrible

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 5 days agoThank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with the quality of 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.

  16. AW

    AliciaW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really wish I could have remembered our waiters name but he was fantastic! We ordered the family style chicken and then the large family style package with all the meats my husband ordered. we were over the moon with all of the food they brought out. it was so much and so filling, not to mention we got to bring home what we didn't eat how can you complain about that!? It was amazing the chicken was phenomenal! on top of that we were celebrating myself and two of my children's birthdays as we are all have birthdays within a week of each other. Martha Zehender and Michael Zehender came over personally at the end of the evening and sang happy birthday n German!!! That was such an amazing experience for us all. it really felt like we were home. I definitely will be eating here again whenever in the area I also would highly recommend this it is not super expensive but it's still pretty pricey so be prepared it's definitely worth the money though.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThank you for your kind review, Alicia! We so appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Food was good! Furnishings and decor were tired. Too much to reasonably eat.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  18. JP

    JPer

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Staff is amazing, food is mediocre there are better places in frankenmuth.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your review, JP. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  19. SD

    SandyD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food as good as always. I appreciated the birthday cake they brought me.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your kind review, Sandy, and happy belated birthday! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  20. SE

    SusanE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was very loud where we sat. I would prefer the other side

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your review, Susan! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  21. l

    lydias

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I read reviews and looked at menu before going so I knew what I wanted. My daughter and I were able to share a combination with no issue. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Fun ambiance

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your kind review, Lydia! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Nice experience with friends. Ran out of a few things we really wanted so that was disappointing. Rest of the food was good. Nice staff.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThank you for your kind review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  23. SL

    ScottL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a great time. Thank you for your hospitality

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoYou are so welcome, Scott! And thank you for your kind review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  24. AL

    AngelaL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was delicious! We have dinner here every year. We love it here. The price for the family-style chicken dinner has gone up a bit but that's to be expected and still worth it. Service is always great, too.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your kind review, Angela! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  25. LI

    LINDAW

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Chicken was good

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your review, Linda! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  26. BC

    BarryC

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to wait in line as the restaurant opened late. Once seated, the staff was very pleasant and we were well cared for. Our food was served in a timely manner and was well prepared.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your kind review, Barry. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  27. AP

    AlanP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flavorful and plentiful food. Great service thoroughly enjoyed

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThank you for your kind review, Alan! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  28. J

    Jennifer

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Different than expected but fine. Not fancy at all, very basic and older dining area. Pretty pricey, but service was good.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThank you for your review, Jennifer. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  29. AB

    AndreaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love eating here for the food. Is a little loud but expected at such a large venue. Our waitress was not knowledgable on the beer when we had questions, but she had the bar recommend something for my husband to try. Always make a reservation to avoid a long wait

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks for your review, Andrea. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  30. A

    Alicia

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    When we arrived our waitress Ali took almost 15 min to come to table. She was very unhappy and barely said two words to us which were difficult to hear. She did not smile. After speaking with a manager we had a new server…Kyle! He was fantastic and what we are used to at Bavarian Inn. Thanks for making it right!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for your review, Alicia. We're sorry to hear that your experience had a bit of a rocky start, but we are glad that we could recover! We so appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  31. VE

    VictoriaE

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The quality of the food for the price was below par. Everything came off a huge oven baking sheet, with no variety or flair. The soup was almost as good as Mrs. Grass. I was there many years ago and left with a favorable impression. This trip was unsatisfying.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThank you for taking the time to share about your most recent experience. I’m so sorry to read that you were disappointed with the quality of 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.

  32. JM

    JaneM

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Service very slow. Waitress did not come back to ask if we needed anything. Food fair, way to much. Ordered a mixed drink and came with no bourbon, only pepsi!! Extremely disappointed, nothing unique .

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 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 service. 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.

  33. LK

    LoisK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young lady who served us was fantastic-- anticipated everyones need and acted before we even realized it. GREAT service and fantastic food.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks for your kind review, we appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  34. RB

    RickB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time our server Anita was a lot of fun and had everybody interacting with each other, most fun we have had in a restaurant in a long time!!!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Rick! I'll make sure to pass long your wonderful compliment to Anita and her manager. We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  35. LL

    LindaleeLouisville

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family had a great time.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  36. KB

    KarenB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Our waitress Ki was superb. I ordered the Wiener Schnitzel and was disappointed that it was a veal Patty instead of the expected veal steak.. , but the flavor was good.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Karen! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  37. PB

    PaulB

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    My group of 8 were very disappointed. We had a reservation for 6:15 and were not seated until 6:45...table was being readied was the reason....We didn't buy that. Chicken was less flavorful than we remembered 3 years ago. Too many side dishes for seniors, and this caused/created a lot of waste. side dishes lacked flavor as well. Two of us had Weiner Schnitzel, and they thought it was very good. Server9154/ShayI was very good Paid too much for too little...so sorry Paul

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 6, 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 and that you had to wait for your table, even with a reservation. 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.

  38. SO

    SandraO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bavarian Inn was an awesome experience to take the family! The all you can eat chicken dinner is delicious and fulfilling!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 3, 2022Thanks for your kind review, Sandra! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  39. VM

    VictoriaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the family atmosphere at the Bavarian Inn ! Everyone has such a welcoming attitude, the food is consistently delicious, and we had great service too.

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded 6 days agoThanks for your kind review, Victoria! We appreciate the feedback and your business. We hope to serve you and your family again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing and the chicken is always so good!

    Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn RestaurantResponded on August 2, 2022Thanks for your kind review! 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 4.6 stars by 3403 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 71 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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