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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“schnitzel” (38 reviews)
“creamed corn” (16 reviews)
German, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I needed a place to eat, and I saw this. I stopped. I was amazed by the authentic attire. The people were very nice in spite of the fact that they were very busy. My waitress was Casey. Oh, the food is great.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The potato pancakes and pretzels are amazing. Also the red pepper soup is incredible. My favorite place to have my birthday celebration every year.

Thank msvioletsarah82
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Wow. Amazing food, great service, neat atmosphere, and the serving portions are ridiculous. My wife and I stopped for an early dinner on a Sunday, and were able to get in without a reservation. We started with the German soft pretzel for an appetizer, which...More

1  Thank mike b
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Stopped here while traveling on Route 29 and was glad we did! Everything was delicious! The prices are on the high side, but the portions are HUGE. It is also a nice restaurant with great service and attentive waiters who pay careful attention to food...More

1  Thank busitraveler24
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Wow, what a dinner!!! My son started with the pretzel, hmm. I had the soup with the crab.... amazing. My son and I had the sausage platter, my wife the pork, simply amazing....

2  Thank Kenneth H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I have often drove past the Bavarian Chef and thought I'd like to it. I was even in the parking lot last summer, but it was hot and the dog was along. All conditions were good today and we finally got to eat here. The...More

Thank jnciapa
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Not your everyday restaurant but oh so wonderful for special occasions! Food is delicious and the portions are massive, you WILL take most of it home for the next day! Top of the line German cuisine!

Thank DCFoodGirl
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Went here for the 1st time with friends for a birthday party. Loved the food and the service. We had a nice table upstairs, quite nice environment. Will be back!

Thank knelly13
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Over all everything was really good. Reservation process very good, food excellent and plentiful, service very good. However a couple of things really bothered us. One being the chairs are very much in need of being refurbished or replaced. You are sitting on the frame...More

Thank kegan1226
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed my 29th...uhem...birthday here. 5 person party and all raves about the experience. As authentic as you can get stateside. Plus, you can get a litre of the draft beer of your choice. One warning: go light on the beer as the calories are best...More

Thank Bluskyzahead
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Jo B
25 May 2017|
Response from Jennifer M | Reviewed this property |
According to their website they're closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
susan R
2 September 2016|
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Response from vamueller | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, I remember steps-same advice -I would call first-they do have a new restaurant in Fredericksburg. I would call and see if the new one is better accessible......
Tom P
20 July 2016|
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Response from Bonnie B | Reviewed this property |
My husband and I shared an entrée when we were there 2 weeks ago. Even then, the entrée portion was quite generous, probably 8 ounces or more of meat per person. I asked if there was a shared plate charge and expected one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 540-948-6505
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