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The Bavarian Lodge

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€€ - €€€
German, European, Pub, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Central European
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1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I gave them a second chance and it was as bad as the first time. Slow, bad taste, careless people...

Thank Dimitar M
Lisle, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only negative is the frequent wait times and no reservation policy. The food is as good as that we had in Germany and Austria and the beer list the most extensive we have seen.

Thank Kenneth D
Aurora, Illinois
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233 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I could live in this restaurant I would. That's how much I love it. The comfort food of home cooked meals from my childhood combined with simply the best beer selection in all of Chicago ... All with dignity... and staff who really know thier stuff. If you walk into this restaurant and need beer guidance, please give an... More 

Thank terrasea
Lombard, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our party of six, visited the Lodge on Saturday Jan. 14th. My wife and daughter-in-law had the goulash with spatial. I had weinerschnitzel, as did my son. My son had chicken paprekosh. My sister-in-law had the knotwuertz. We all enjoyed our meals. the only issue was that my sister-in-law's bread dumplings had a gravy covering which tasted rancid. The beer... More 

Thank tpawlowski428
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

I will sorely miss this place when I move. This is the type of restaurant that was made for me. Old world style, with the best beer & food. They have an ever rotating variety of beers, tons of taps and the clout to do cool brewery collaborations (Solemn Oath 1st year anniversary). Food: Hunter Schnitzel: Hearty slab of pounded... More 

Thank Michal F
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Loved this place, the food was wonderfula and so was the staff. Great place to take the family and enjoy a hearty meal.

Thank Moe B
Carol Stream, Illinois
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I would have given 5 stars but we were seated at a table situated under a vent blowing cold air. Since it was 30 degrees outside, the only good thing about the table is that we all had warm clothing on. The table to avoid is all the way back of the restaurant on the right side as you are... More 

Thank Gregory W
Warrenville, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

When you drive up you can see the restaurant is friendly. It looks old fashioned and friendly. Pull open the massive door and walk into a wonderful bar one one side, or a large room with cozy lighting. Walls are full of german steins and decorations with pine boughs. The food is authentic and surprisingly tasty. The wait staff has... More 

Thank Rita G
Lisle, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service. It gets crowded on week ends. No rsvp. So join family there. Good food and beer.

Thank busyldy
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I enjoyed the food and atmosphere for The Bavarian Lodge. My veggie and chicken schnitzels were delicious. The mashed potatoes, sauerkraut and cabbage were also very good! I definitely recommend The Bavarian Lodge!

Thank KristiS627

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
German, European, Pub, American, Austrian, Brew Pub, Bar, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 Odgen Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
One of Chicago's best places for German dining, coupled with a beer selection that is truly second to none. Rated one of the fifty best "Beer Restaurants" in the world by RateBeer, we feature 39 drafts and over 200 distinctive beer selections in bottles, along with a wine list and full bar selection.Our family has been serving the best German fare in Chicagoland since 1986, and has since developed one of the finest beer selections in all of Chicagoland. We're about honest home-cooked food served in a casual, warm, cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Stop in and see why we're one of the most popular German restaurants and premier beer destinations in the Chicago area. Pay us a visit and we're sure it won't be your last time stopping in.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?