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The Bavarian Lodge

€€ - €€€German, , European
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
+1 630-241-4701
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“schnitzel” (40 reviews)
“apple strudel” (7 reviews)
German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 60532-1501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining among walls of beer steins. This place has all the German favorites-spaetzl, red cabbage, schnitzels, potato salad,potato pancakes,sausages, sauerbraten and much more as menu is extensive. Soups good too. Nothing bad here so enjoy

Thank dusty100
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a genuine German restaurant with schnitzel, pretzels, sausages, and beer! You think you went back 40 years. The decor is mid-century (yeah, so am I, what's your point!) and it's fully staffing with wait staff running every where taking order, delivering drinks and food...More

Thank Txbd75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going here for years. Good solid meals. Schnitzels, sausages, dumplings, goulash. Especially love the duck. If you are into beer, this place is a must. So many choices and specials. Wait staff is always friendly even when they are...More

Thank Ken V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I come here a few times per year.. Very traditional old school German restaurant with great selection of beers. Highly recommend but you gotta get here early in the evening or the wait will be longgggg... Try the “Vitus ....” beer at...More

Thank PlainfieldGuy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you and a partner could fill up on the wurst platter and potato pancakes alone so come hungry but not hangry!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is consistent in its delivery of great food, great service, and great beers/drinks. Everything made is top notch and the staff are always very friendly. Excellent German food! My family comes here regularly and it is ALWAYS fantastic. Crowded though so beware! Come...More

Thank SVS1107
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Place is solid. They have what seems to be an unlimited number of beer selections all of which have names w twenty consonants and few vowels. So good! Food was awesome. Table started w pretzels and a wurst platter. Their liver dumping soup is great!...More

Thank Drew S
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Haven't been a while (only because it's a ways from our house). We started off sharing the Wurst Platter appetizer (3 kinds of sausage discs, flash fried). Shared the Weinerscnitchel - very good portions (even brought some home). Excellent selection of European and American Draft...More

Thank rgo1968
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We went with a business group, and this place was chosen by the lead. I wasn't sure what to expect having never been there. We were greeted at the door, and seated for our reservation promptly. Our server was really good - she got our...More

Thank AvWriter
Reviewed 6 September 2018

It’s been a while since we ate dinner at The Bavarian Lodge. We had been at a movie with friends and bragged as to how good it was. We decided to go there for dinner. We arrived fairly early on a Wednesday and the place...More

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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 and "Best Beer Bar in America" by USAToday's 10Best for 2017. 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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