The Bavarian Inn Restaurant

4.4
1074 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary German
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  • Worth the Drive
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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.


Join us today and start creating more memories with us!
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Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very cute restaurant out in brag creek. We sat outside and it was a lovely atmosphere. Service was quick and friendly. The only downside for me was my meal, it was a bit over cooked. As a German person I had high hopes for the signature dish but was left a bit disappointed. One person in my party had the liver and said it was delicious. Maybe it’s worth trying a different dish next time.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Bavarian Inn! I am so glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and your service! I am sorry that your meal was a bit over cooked and not as enjoyable as you would've hoped! I do hope that you give us the opportunity to make this right next time you come in. Sincerely, Shannon, assistant manager

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointed with the meal. We had a 5:00 reservation. When we put in our order we were told that there was a large group order that had just gone in and that we could expect a delay in getting our food. This large group had come in to the restaurant after we arrived. We were later told that they no longer had the food selection that we had requested as the large group had depleted their stock. We were offered replacements but since the menu was seasonal, it was certainly not equal. The whole meal experience was less than stellar as even the requested replacements were not correct. One of the meals was complemented and 10% was taken off the total; despite this, the dining experience was frustrating and certainly less than what would be expected at a high end restaurant.

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M
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time with family and FANTASTIC food. Definitely will come back!

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PK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for a family dinner. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Great experience!

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CD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and great service. Portions are very large. We had Weiner Schnitzel and Veal Cordon Blue with the Mushroom gravy which is very good.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear CD Cochrane, Thank you so much for reviewing your latest experience with us! I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything and I will pass along your kind words to our entire team. We are so glad we could help to celebrate a special occasion! We will be looking forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Shannon and the Bavarian Inn team

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Parents anniversary

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CL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really appreciated the excellent service , food was great 👍🏼 and staff were very friendly and efficient. We will be back sometime in the future.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Corrie L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us! I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything from the service to the food! I will pass your kind words along to our team. We will look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon, assistant manager

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SH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous dinner as always! One of our favourite restaurants. Food is consistently great.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 9, 2019

Dear Shirley, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dinner with us! I am so glad you enjoyed everything and will share your kind words with our team. We are so grateful to have amazing guests like you join us! We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon, assistant manager

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JL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Been here several times before but have to say we were a lit disappointment. Wine too warm, Prawns too cold, missing potatoes from main course. Felt sorry for the waitress but am willing to give the place another chance

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best German food on CALGARY and great staff!

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Responded on June 7, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal at the Bavarian Inn! We really appreciate your kind words and cannot wait to see you at the Bav again soon! Sincerely, Shannon, assistant manager

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m
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely service, laid back with an interesting menu.

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was an excellent place to go, the food was fantastic and the atmosphere on the patio and inside blended nicely with a night out for dinner. Service was fast, polite, and stayed on top of making sure we were comfortable. Would recommend The Bavarian Inn to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

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EC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

excellent, was like home cook meal , reminded us of my mother-in-law cooking

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F
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great, services was great, and the restaurant decor was rustic! Great place to be for special occasions!!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Foodlover, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us! We are so thrilled you enjoyed everything. I will share your kind words with our whole team. We can't wait to see you again soon! Sincerely, Shannon, assistant manager

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a great restaurant off the beaten path. Good German themed food and drinks at a reasonable price! Worth the effort if you're in the area.

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ST
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm so glad we finally tried The Bavarian Inn restaurant! Excellent service and food. Come hungry! We were pleased to see they have local German beer on tap from Fahr - and it was fantastic. We will definitely be back!

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C
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

My meal was particularly poor. I ordered the daily soup described as parsnip and apple. It tasted like apple sauce and not much else. I also ordered the cucumber salad which was $9.50. It was a tiny little bowl like a dipping bowl of bland cucumbers for a ridiculous price. Very disappointing. My husband ordered the veal cordon blew. The meal was far larger than he needed and the veal was gristly. Also disappointed.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2019

Dear Concarne, I am so sorry to hear that everything was not to our typical standard. I hope that you raised these concerns with your server and we were able to make everything right for you. Comments like these are constructive after the fact, however are very easily fixed in the moment. The cucumber salad is one of our smaller salads, however it should not be bland and I will address this with our staff! I am also sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the soup. Sincerely, Shannon

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is exceptional! The loss of stars is that the restaurant is always very hot, the food is always a long wait (but worth it), and they play the most horrible trumpet jazz music that makes you want to kill people. The servers are always so polite and wonderful, fun to talk to, and the food is delicious. Plus, you get to drive to Bragg Creek. No downsides.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful setting. The food was delicious and the portions were huge. The staff were friendly and attentive. The dining room is small and intimate.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 18, 2019

Dear Alexander, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us at the Bav! We really appreciate your kind words and I have shared them with our whole team. We look forward to seeing you sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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DB
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

Service was mediocre, no offer of condiments, got order wrong. No apology for the screw up. Meal was mediocre at best. Definitely over priced. Will not return.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 10, 2019

We take all reviews seriously as it helps us to constantly improve the experience we provide and also recognize when our team has met our guests expectations. Your review is inconsistent with what actually happened during your dinner last night. Changing your mind at the time of your entree being served doesn't constitute a "screw up". We efficiently accommodated the change, and on at least 2 occasions stopped by to apologize and check on your dinner, where there were no complaints from you.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was creative and well done. Lamb cabbage rolls were the best ever

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review! The team and I are so glad you enjoyed the lamb cabbage rolls, we really like them as well! We will look forward to seeing you again sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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GD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Service was a bit slow, took more than 30 minutes to get our food. We were told that the kitchen was backed up. Our waitress was quite friendly and helpful. We will visit again

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2019

Thanks very much for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at the Bavarian Inn! I appreciate your understanding of the slightly longer wait time than typical. We do have a smaller kitchen and everything on our menu is made in house and fresh to order. On busier days this can cause a longer wait time than typical. I am glad to hear that the food was worth the slightly longer wait and that you enjoyed your server! Sincerely, Shannon

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food, great service. Will definitely be back.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on May 6, 2019

Hi Pat, Thank you so much for your kind review, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and the team and I cannot wait to see you again! Sincerely, Shannon

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G
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Our dinner started with a server, who I’m not sure if she was new or not but she didn’t seem to know a lot about the menu items, as she kept having to go back to the chef to find things out. I ordered the beet with goat cheese salad, I’ve had this salad numerous times at various restaurants and was very disappointed. The dressing was sour, when I mentioned to our server that the cook forgot to put the walnuts in, the server said “no, there’s walnuts”, I had to ask her to come over to look, she didn’t say anything but rather went to the kitchen and came back with the walnuts, with no apology. I then ordered the soup of the day, which she said was Roasted vegetables, I assumed it was root vegetables but it was literally like someone heated up an overly salty salsa. It was tomato base with diced onions and god knows what else, it was acidic and very salty, not palatable at all.
All that being said, my husband enjoyed the rabbit, my son the veal cutlets, my son in law had the 3 different sausages and my daughter had baked Brie with mushrooms and salad with Chicken.
I personally would not go back, however the rest of the family said they enjoyed their meals and they would consider going back.
As far as the atmosphere, it’s alright. I would have thought there would have been more of an Austrian decor, something abit more cozy.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

The food has changed since our last visit. We ordered the backed brie and the pastry was nice with cold brie? We ordered the beef steak and it was a terrible cut. The steak was tough mostly gristle. The schnitzels looked nice but tasted terrible. And they provided 2 PC of bread for 3 people?

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience and I am sorry to hear that it was not up to our typical standards. I do hope that you brought all that you mentioned above to the servers attention and we were able to make everything right for you on Friday. I will let you know that we have decided the rib eye steak is not working and it is off the menu. If you would like to share more about your experience please email me at shannon.thebavarianinn@gmail.comm Sincerely, Shannon

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great even though they were short staffed. The food was delicious and price was right.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Rosie, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Bav! I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and the service and will share your kind remarks with the front and back of house teams. We can't wait to see you again some time soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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WK
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Slow kitchen and slow service. Otherwise great food!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. I will share your feedback with both the back and front of house teams. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal! I also thank you for being patient with us as we prepared your food during your visit, as everything is made in house sometimes the wait time is a bit more than we would hope but we hope it was worth the wait! We hope you will join us again to allow us to show you our full potential of quicker service.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been meaning to try for a number of years. Finally did for my wife’s birthday. Food and atmosphere far exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be return customers

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Jared, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! I am so glad that you were able to join us to celebrate a special occasion, and that you enjoyed the evening! I will share your kind words with our front and back of house teams. We will look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Shannon

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T
Calgary
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have been here before and they did not let us down as it the food was excellent as always, good portions that are very delicious and we took some home too.
Servers are pleasant and the atmosphere is good, we will definitely go back again and again.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on April 14, 2019

Dear Trudy, Thank you for reviewing your experience! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meals and were able to have enough left over to take some with you. I will share your lovely words with the team. We cannot wait to welcome you back some time soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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t
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food, beer and service were excellent. Everybody was very satisfied with our experience at the Bavarian Inn.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a great night out!

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MS
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was initially worried when the old owner left. I was afraid that the new owners would change everything and it would lose its charm. If anything the new owners have improved on the old menu and made it much better. The flavours are all fantastic and the portions are now huge!! I love the new decor as well! A great dining experience is now even better!!

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A
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic German food in a rustic modern setting. Friendly service.

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K
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The brunch was delicious!!! Can’t wait to return to try dinner!

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P
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food is phenomenal, service is awesome, the atmosphere is beautiful and the portions are big! We celebrated our anniversary there over the weekend and we’re still talking about it to all our friends and family. We will definitely be back “few times”.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic meal, great service, lovely dining room. Highly recommend.

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W
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Nice atmosphere with a fireplace on one wall. Get a lot of food for your money and a nice selection. Service was nice but had to wait for my dessert drink until I was halfway through my dessert.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is amazing, always something different that you would never cook yourself. The combination of foods and ingredients always amazes me. Keep up the great job!

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2019

Jason, Thank you for taking the time to review your Valentines Day dinner with us! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We will look forward to the next time we get to see you! Sincerely, Shannon

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable evening and the food was amazing, in quality, as well as in price. The wine, a bottle of Cote du Rhone, was very well priced and I would not hesitate to order it again.

The Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Responded on February 17, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your Valentines Day dinner with us, we were thrilled to celebrate this special day with you! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the Cote du Rhone as well, it is a lovely bottle. We will look forward to having you dine with us sometime soon! Sincerely, Shannon

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l
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Restaurant was above average. The meals excellent and large portions. The wine list is not large but covered most varieties. The staff membet was bubbly, informative and knew her menu. The background music was low enough not to interfere with conversation.

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