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The Bavarian Chef

5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good21%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (35 reviews)
“creamed corn” (15 reviews)
“sacher torte” (7 reviews)
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German, European, Gluten Free Options
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5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Cool place, authentic theme. We had a chicken dish and the jeger schnitzel. Both very good! Quick service. Good carrot cake.

Thank KENT N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've passed the Bavarian Chef many times running up and down Rt 29. This trip we timed our departure to hit Madison at dinner time. We were expecting a great, authentic German restaurant and were let down. The food was unremarkable. Good and plentiful but...More

Thank Glynn437
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've passed this restaurant on many an occasion while going to visit my son in Charlottesville. On this trip we decided to eat there for dinner. The faux Bavarian exterior is no indication of the old country decor of the interior. No, it looks nothing...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Not a lot to say, but we left feeling neither impressed by the food or feeling it was worth the price.

Thank Rainy M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Wow! Step into Bavaria from the middle of Virginia! Food, atmosphere...great value. Make reservations, don't miss out.

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Food was good but place is crowded with furniture and stuff. Most reviews and people I have talked to LOVE this place. I felt it was decent but not to the level of praise I have heard about it. As an aside I am German...More

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We were celebrating two July birthdays with dinner at The Bavarian Chef. We each enjoyed Schintzle which was accompanied with sides. The Red Cabbage, Creamed Corn, Carrots and whipped potatoes was enough for the four of us to share. Good wine selections and the beer...More

Thank shirleyfoemmel
Reviewed 30 July 2017

DISCLAIMER, I am not an expert on German food, BUT the food my Wife and I had at the Chef was the best restaurant experience we have ever had to date. The service was just perfect for us, the server was very polite and attentive...More

Thank steelers4326
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Neighbors got together for a restaurant week dinner. Twelve is a fairly large table, especially during restaurant week. We were seated upstairs on one large picnic style table. The back of the table had a rather slanted roof line. Ok for shorter people. The bench...More

Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We go to the Bavarian Chef 1-2 times a year as a treat. Well worth it. I've traveled in different areas of Germany & Austria and just like the US, the same dishes vary slightly in different parts of the country. So the delicious dishes...More

Thank MonkeyWrenchGuy
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Questions & Answers
Jo B
24 May 2017|
Response from jm724real | 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
19 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
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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