Voted Most Kid-Friendly Atmosphere by the readers of Great Lakes Bay Magazine.

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 with:

  • Platters of premium golden chicken
  • Delicious specialty breads
  • Noodle soup, coleslaw, and fresh salads
  • Dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered noodles, and hot vegetable
  • Homemade ice cream

Our Dinner Menu and Luncheon Menu also feature authentic German dishes such as Schnitzel and Sauerbraten as well as steak and seafood. Comfort food? We didn’t invent it – we perfected it! What makes our food special? Fresh ingredients and family recipes. Modern equipment is used to slice, dice, and chop, but we control the quality. “Gathering under the Glockenspiel” at Bavarian Inn Restaurant is about welcoming you like family, and making it easy for your family to gather.

We specialize in large groups and family gatherings, both private and non-private!

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Sure, Bavarian Inn Restaurant is famous for our home-cooked, family-style chicken dinners and delicious German dishes, but we also offer so much more – from soups and sandwiches to steaks and seafood. Plus, we can nearly always accommodate any special dietary needs you might have – just ask your server.

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Dining Hours

Both Luncheon and Dinner Menu Available Anytime
Sunday-Thursday 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

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Bavarian Inn Dining Testimonials

"Outstanding Food as Usual"

My wife and I have to visit Bavarian Inn for their famous chicken dinners at least once a year while visiting Michigan. They continue to provide an outstanding meal with service 2nd to none. Thank you.
– Richard V.
From New Smyrna Beach, FL As seen on TripAdvisor.com June 2015 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d793784-r280955887-Bavarian_Inn_Restaurant-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#
"World Famous Frankenmuth Chicken"

We had an amazing dinner here tonight. Family style all you can eat chicken with all the fixings. Everything was fresh and delicious. All the staff we encountered were nice and kind. Our waitress, Traci, was outstanding, very courteous, friendly and professional. We received a great value for what we paid. I highly recommend this place, it is especially good for families.
– USA Travelers365 from Las Vegas, NV
As seen on TripAdvisor.com

We've had lunches and dinners at the Bavarian Inn in the past, but on our most recent visit, the INN helped us host a private dinner party for our family and friends, while celebrating a milestone event. The family-style dinner was enjoyed by all the guests, including small children and aging adults! Multi-courses were served hot, and in a timely manner.) The buttered noodles rank highly, among all ages. Served family-style, no one could go away hungry, as empty bowls and platters were refilled as quickly as they were emptied! The flavor of the chlcken is iconic . . . a bit different than you might prepare at home. It's a flavor that keeps you returning, whenever visiting Frankenmuth.
– Bosanchubo - User from TripAdvisor.com - August 2015
Had a Great Time!"

We went to the Easter Bunny Luncheon here and did shopping afterwards and a great time was had by all! They really did a fantastic job with this luncheon and had a very funny and unique magician as part of it. The kid's had a fantastic time. Afterwards we shopped in all of the little shops here and were pleased with the variety throughout! Had a great experience.. Thanks Bavarian Inn Restaurant!!
– KimberNicole007 as seen on TripAdvisor.com March 2015.
Took a 5 dollar pretzel making class. I was a lot of fun for all. You get to roll and twist a pretzel. They bake it and serve it back to you.

Visited May 2015
– Bradley - As seen on TripAdvisor.com
"Family Style Makes the Meal so much more of an Experience!"

Service is excellent-patient, helpful, and quick. I think that is a Hallmark of this establishment. Always busy, it seems, but still attentive. Portion is always large, but the most enjoyable aspect are the sides available. They allow, with the family style presentation, greater conversation and interaction, while tasting and comparing each side. That is a really great experience that will make your time here more memorable.
– Raymond L. of Batavia, OH
As Seen on TripAdvisor.com - April 2015 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g42216-d793784-r264657559-Bavarian_Inn_Restaurant-Frankenmuth_Michigan.html#
"Excellent Chicken. Best Ever"

Our family loves to visit the Bavarian Inn whenever we visit Michigan. The chicken is always fresh and severed hot. Can't compare this lightly breaded chicken to any fast food chain. Dinners there remind me of a great holiday dinner. Must try if you've never eaten there. Delightful experience.
– Jac01bs as posted on TripAdvisor.com March 2015
We chose the Bavarian Inn because it had something for every member of our family. My oldest enjoyed the water slides, my youngest the putt putt, my husband liked the pretzel making class and I enjoyed the shopping. I can't wait to go back!
– M. Kujawa
As seen on TripAdvisor.com Jan. 2015
Every time I come back to Michigan, I have to stop here. Every time I stop here, I forget how much food you get with the family meal. The German potato salad is my favorite. You won't walk away hungry.
– StevenJN5 as seen on TripAdvisor.com
Reviewed June2015

Ate here many times always good.this trip just stopped in their beautiful bar {Michigan On Main} for some of the great craft beers they offer. If your a beer drinker you must give them a try.
– VICS1385 As seen on TripAdvisor.com August 2015

We had a party of 22 and were allowed to use coupons we had gotten emailed to us. We had 3 generations of family reuniting for dinner and the experience was one for the memory books. I went as a child with my grandparents and now I was the grandfather. Wonderful ladies took care of us like we were family and absolutely nothing was wrong. The chicken will always be first class in our opinion and all the other food was just icing on the cake. We are very happy we took the time to make this reunion happen. It was so worth it!
– IDealdon as seen on Tripadvisor.com - August 2015
Bavarian Inn Restaurant
713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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