The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.2
1013 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary German
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
Fresh Rocky Mountain Cuisine at its Finest!

Welcome to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and a world of taste sensations that are sure to please every palate. We are proud to say The Bavarian Inn Restaurant has been serving guests for over 40 years. We have kept our décor and menu current with the times to continue to satisfy our guests over the years. Our beautiful and cozy restaurant is nestled in the quaint hamlet of Bragg Creek, Alberta in the foothills of the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains.


Our menu items range from classics like the delicious Wiener Schnitzel to seasonal creations like Rack of Lamb. Our menu is updated throughout,also offering a Feature Menu utilizing fresh market ingredients. Chef Lucas will tempt you to join them on a culinary adventure tasting delicious and exquisite foods tasty in a warm and relaxed atmosphere


Join us today and start creating more memories with us!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary German, Wild Game, Organic
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Hours of Operation
Mon, Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm
Happy Hour
Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 949-3611
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Lucas Kilian
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Private Party Facilities
The entire restaurant seats up to 90 guests, with the main dining room seating up to 55 and the smaller dining lounge up to 35 guests. Menu packages are available for any size, please contact the restaurant for more details.
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Private Party Contact
Shannon Taylor: (403) 949-3611
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Neighbourhood
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Special Events & Promotions
Special Event Menus Created by the Chef's to fit every budget! Call us today and find out how we can help you host the perfect Event
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1013 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have never been disappointed. Food is excellent. And the staff is always friendly.
We went last Sunday, November 11. My Mother-in-laws Birthday. We had the best time. She was so impressed with her eggs benny with salmon. Everyone’s meals were excellent. Highly recommend this gem.
Thank you to all the staff

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DP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place to go, whether quiet or busy. An asset to the community

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NH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great German food well prepared and presented. Service was prompt and freindly

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C
Calgary
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

What great value for top notch quality. The rabbit was amazing, our server was new but did a great job and the 1/2 price wine was icing on an already amazing cake!! Always a favorite.

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LG
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place for a great meal with an atmosphere quiet enough for casual conversation. A new go to place for an evening with friends.

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RE
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Pork Jager was tough and did not seem to be pork tenderloin. Way overpriced for the quality.

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WZ
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Their Sunday Brunch has an excellent choice of outstanding dishes

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DO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner on Oct 20, 2018 - My wife and I had the Mushroom Baked Brie and Maultaschen for appetizers and the Cordon Bleu and Rouladen for main courses. For dessert we had the Mixed Berry Crumble and Black Forest Cake. Everything tasted great. The service was friendly and timely and I enjoyed the German weiss beer. We will definitely eat here again.

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L
Calgary
55 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is great, hoping to come back very soon!

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O
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Shannon the server was fantastic. Ambience is second to none and the food was delicious.

Will definitely come back.

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Z
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious and very authentic. We had an amazing anniversary dinner; it was fun to try something different. We highly recommend this great restaurant.

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We spent a nice time there with group of friends. Food was great, served in timely fashion giving us opportunity to talk.

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DV
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The Food was great,!! This is a really nice place to go.

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KJ
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great choice!

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KM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Second time here, food was amazing, delicious. Will most definitely return.

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JB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyable meal on a busy Saturday evening. 4 different starters and entrees - all were nicely presented, very tasty, generous servings, and the plates were cleaned. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.
A nice destination, close to Calgary.

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g
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

We have been there before a few times and expected an authentic German dinner, as it was before. But, unfortunately that was not the case. I had the wild boar dish, which I had before and it was delicious. Not this time, the meat was tough although pink on the inside. Also, this should be served with red cabbage and not some sort of salad??. My husband had the liver which was usually delicious. Again, not this time. The liver itself was good but the side was kind of a shredded salad?? and potatoes. This dish used to be served with mashed potatoes, fried onions and apples as it should be!
Overall we were disappointed with the quality of the food. Beer was good as was the service!

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We found everything to be very good. We enjoyed the food the very tasteful soft music and the setting was excellent. Also the service was good. Will come again Thank you.

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OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As always, the service was fantastic and food was incredible .

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday and it was excellent. The food was creatively displayed and cooked to perfection. Great setting and nice cozy food menu.

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i
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The atmospheres was great and the food good. I would try there special next time or something other than the schnitzel, it was good but nothing outstanding.

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MK
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The first time we went first dinner on a Wednesday night. It was wonderful. The service was perfect, the food was fantastic and it was well worth every penny. We recently went for late lunch on a Sunday and it was not near what it was the first time we went. The service was just ok. Half the food was wonderful but the other half wasn't so good. We were surprised that there wasn't German music being played instead of the operah music. Not sure if we will return.

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

The food was too salty, veg was undercooked - potatoes were crunchy and inedible. Portion sizes were wildly variable between different dishes.

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OT
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner with Grandparents. All the staff were very nice!

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KG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice restaurant with good food. It is worth the drive

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LE
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic! We had the rouladen and the schnitzel. Highly recommend!

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BB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Great location and feel in the restaurant. We started with the daily special soup, cream of leek and pear. The soup was warm, not hot and it was very bland. It had no taste and we wondered if the chef forgot the salt. Disappointing.
Another member of the group had the goulash soup, again under seasoned and only warm. Also had the Maultaschen. They were fine.
For mains we had Pork hock. Very good. Pork Jager, underseasoned. Cordon Bleu, better but still under seasoned. Finally we had the Schupfnudeln, no seasoning and no flavour, disappointing.

For dessert, Black Forest Cake, no sugar or vanilla in the whipped cream, not what we expected. The Apfel Strudel was very good. The Brule was also very good. The rhubarb crumble was again, less than described. It was more like stewed rhubarb and grapefruit with a small amount of granola.
Overall dissapointing. Usually German food is rich and flavorful but we didn't experience that here this time. I would mention that this isn't our first time here, but with this many misses, I am not sure I would come back any time soon.
Service was fine with only one oops that can be forgiven.

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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The Bavarian Inn had some amazing food but the customer service was very poor. The waiter didn't tell us what their special was, she seemed very rushed and didn't take the time to provide that level of service for a nice restaurant like this. We were never asked how our food was, we got brought someone's appy and my husbands food slid half away off of his plate when the waiter put it on the table. I also mentioned when making our reservation that it was our Anniversary and there was nothing said about it.

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WH
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with good service.
The ambience is very good and the staff are very friendly.

The food was outstanding.

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A
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

We were only customers. Flies were everywhere and the food took forever and at best it was disappointing

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BK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was top notch, just really slow service and it wasn't that busy. But overall I still really love this place.

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WH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Very disappointed. We’ve been here a number of times before and enjoyed it. However this time it was really noisy and hot and my meal was undercooked and not very appetizing. When I advised the waitress she didn’t acknowledge it at all. I know she was extremely busy but there were eight of us and the meals were all over $50 each. Will think twice before going back.

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DG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

My family and I always liked this restaurant, the food and the service. This time we were disappointed. Even the place was renovated, there were a lot of flies. When we pointed this to the waitress she said that she can't do anything and she will give us $5.0 if we kill the flies. Seriously? This kind of answer is not acceptable expecialy in a place where food is served. I can imagine if a Food inspector visit this place. I will recommend the management to contact the pest control. I won't go to this place in the near future.
The food was not like before. The borscht was very greasy and the veggies undercooked.

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DD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Reasonably authentic, great setting in the summer however the 'wasps' on the patio were totally unacceptable. Patrons left periodically because of this, before finishing their meal, never a good thing. And it's a problem easily overcome at minimal cost to the owners.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will most definitely be going back! Great service, food was great.

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S
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food is ok , but not as good as it used to be. Liver has changed how it’s served, also smaller portions. Schnitzel was a decent portion. I’ll eat there if I’m in Bragg Creek, but won’t make a special trip to go there.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was amazing. The menu had a varity of unique items to choose from. Service was very good. The beer and wine menu was extensive.
Overall an excellent dining experience. Highly recommend them to my friends.

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NK
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We were group of 4 adults and 2 children. We had to wait 45mins before we were asked for drinks and it was over an hour before got a drink. Waitress were rushed of their feet and one particular waitress was not having a good day and she came across abrupt /rude. We order Champaign and that arrived warm. It was an hour half before we got our food. If it wasn't for two hungry children we would have left the restaurant. We did not stay for the full meal and overall the experience was bad. Not planning to return there any time soon and we certainly would not be recommending them.

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EK
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We dined on the patio. It was a beautiful evening and although the meals took a while to arrive, we still enjoyed the ambience of pine trees, nature etc. while waiting for dinner.
As we left to pay our bill, the server was probably just trying to be efficient and collected the plates from another table, piled them onto ours and tipped their left over food onto our plates, some of which spilled (a small amount) onto my lap. We never said anything, but perhaps more education in this area could improve matters. Would definitely return to the restaurant, the staff are very courteous, food very good - the setting - lovely - just one of those things.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Took 40 minutes to get the meal after ordering.

For one dish they substituted chicken for guinea fowl.

Dumpling served with pork hocks was rancid. After speaking to both the manager and server, no apology, just offered a potato replacement. Didn’t take the rancid dumpling off the plate. Got through about half the pork hock but couldn’t get to the rest; was too hard to cut with a serrated knife. Full price of that meal was included on the bill.

Bad experience.

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