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Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter

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$$ - $$$
German, European, Central European, Austrian
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8390 Lofton Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082-8418
+1 651-439-7128
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nine of us went to a Mother's Day brunch at this restaurant chosen because of advertised strolling Polka Accordian player. When I first asked when the music would begin I was told "we never have music on Sundays". I said I was told when I made the reservation there would be (and it was advertised on their website). The waitress... More 

Thank janiesue15
Bloomington, Minnesota
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Not sure why the bad reviews. We had a great experience from the perfect service and delicious German food. We really enjoy everything from end to end including the "light" check.

Thank Pierre M
Kim Q, Owner at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, responded to this review

Thank you Pierre, we are glad you were able to enjoy our deck in April! More great days of beautiful pines, great food and beer ahead! Take care- Kim More 

Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We dine here often, we had Weiss Beer and a huge meal. The soups are homemade and delicious. The portions are large enough for a man and we both had food to take home. Yum!

Thank Karen M
Kim Q, Owner at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, responded to this review

Thank you Karen for your continued support as we journey into our 51st year at The Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter! Hope to see you soon on the deck! Kim More 

Roseville, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

So disappointed in our visit this time. Went on a Sunday evening. The sausage was greasy, the breaded schnitzels obviously had been made way in advance. They were salty and chewy. The wine was very good however.

2 Thank weezie1410
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went for early dinner late lunch on a Saturday. As this restaurant is off the beaten path it is a destination place as opposed to an easy stop off. It was cold so I started with a cup of gluhwein which was served hot. It was average in taste, but I do not like it overly sweet as this was... More 

Thank VGudeman
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I can't believe this place is still in business. I brought my family here and proclaimed "it is a really neat setting, I'm sure that they've evolved since the 1980s". Well, no they haven't. If you aren't a 'regular', you don't belong. They neither want or need new business. Snooty wait staff, empty dining room and a bar full of... More 

2 Thank David Z
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went there to have a nice German dinner but found the noise deafening so it was difficult to have a conversation. Ask for certain mixed vegetables but did not come that way. Food was so so, very salty.

Thank rand1958
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had a delicious Sauerbraten and a beer. I can't remember what type of beer other than it was a bock. Food was good, mustard was nice and hot, you get pretzels and mustard complimentary. The beef Sauerbraten was delicious and paired wonderfully with the hot mustard. It was my first time having a potato dumpling... More 

1 Thank Ian Z
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great place!! Very authentic! What we ate: fried dumplings and Ruben balls as an app = AMAZING! I had the Jaugershnitzle, husband had a sampler platter w Jaugershnitzle, Weinerschnitle and Sausage, our son (3) had the chicken schnitzel. Finished off meal sharing a piece of their chocolate cake/torte. My favs were the apps and desert, but my husband-the true German... More 

1 Thank Rachel P
Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you have an affinity for all things German and are looking for an authentic German restaurant and atmosphere this is your restaurant. While easy to find it is in an out-of-the-way location that fits the ambiance perfectly. It's not hard to project yourself to Germany, maybe the Black Forest, and enjoy the friendly wait staff dressed in German attire... More 

1 Thank Todd A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
German, European, Central European, Austrian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8390 Lofton Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082-8418
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: +1 651-439-7128
Award winning Old World hospitality in our beautiful pine forest. Lunch, dinner and Sunday buffet.12 Imported German beers on tap, wines, liquers and full bar. Strolling accordion Friday evenings. Reservation accepted and recommended. Outdoor seating in a pine forest. Family owned and operated since 1966! Guten Appetit!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?