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The Bavarian Lodge

€€ - €€€German, , European
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (38 reviews)
“apple strudel” (6 reviews)
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German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Brew Pub
€€ - €€€
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I both love German food, and having lived near the Amanas in Iowa, we've had some great schnitzel before. Last night was our first visit to the Bavarian Lodge, and we enjoyed our meal so much that we went back today for...More

Thank Amy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food good portions. Service fast and attentive. If I will be in the area again there is a very good chance you will see me there again.

Thank Geula G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy going to German restaurants in NYC, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. I have to say: The meal I had at The Bavarian Lodge was one of the best I've had anywhere. The schnitzel was covered in tasty mushroom sauce but stayed crispy! The portions...More

Thank hamjambo
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Not exactly Grandma's cooking, but the next best thing when you don't feel like making it yourself. You could make a meal from the app menu and a nice cold cold German beer! Started with potato pancake which was the the highlight and duck tenders,...More

Thank kathysaum
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of great German choices. We had the Wiener schnitzel, pork loin and stuffed dumplings. All were excellent. Four dumplings, made it through two and called it good. Spätzle also wonderful. Ordered a special side of it as it didn't come with all meals. Crazy...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

It's winter - time to snuggle up to the fireplace, drink a beer and have some delicious German food. I am not a huge fan of beer especially dark beer and then I found Praga Dark Lager. It is a smooth non burpy low alcohol...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The menu is diverse. The bier selection is really really good. The service is fast and friendly. The atmosphere is very authentic tic German restaurant. A great place to go for an evening with family or friends.

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 15 January 2018

It was such a treat to have good German food. We tried two different types of schnitzel and had the sauerkraut and red cabbage. It was all excellent! The parking lot was full, but we were seated right away. The service was really efficient and...More

Thank travelchiks
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We asked Siri for a local restaurant and found The Bavarian Lodge. It was great! We had the hot mulled wine, Thuringer sausage, schnitzel and goulash amongst us. All we're well received, but the goulash was just OK. The atmosphere is fun and friendly, warm...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Second time in a month we chose this restaurant...excellent food, great pricing, fun atmosphere. Typically it is crowded; but, not too long of a wait. Schnitzel is perfect and enormous portions! We normally have a meal for the next day! Interesting beers that can’t always...More

Thank Linda R
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27 April 2016|
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Response from Tony1223 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's usually veal but I have also seen pork.
13 April 2016|
Response from mlt164 | Reviewed this property |
I have never seen a short wait on the weekends unless you are early.
13 April 2016|
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Response from fable16 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. Food is great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Brew Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  DuPage County  >  Lisle
  • Phone Number: +1 630-241-4701
  • E-mail
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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