German food and decor with American vibe
I have mixed feelings, but bottom line is the place is good. Plan to wait a little while for a seat as the place tends to fill up fast. Not something you come to expect from a German restaurant, but that means Bavarian Lodge must be doing something right. The place is for sure decked out with German decor and knickknacks, yet the place does give off more of an American chain vibe as if you are walking into a Chili’s or Applebee’s… just more crowded. If you’re looking for that old-fashioned German experience to carry from the moment you walk in until you leave, you may not get it. BUT the food and quite extensive beer menu is very German and it is good. No real complaint about the taste… it was a solid meal and the portions are enough to warrant a take home container. If you don’t mind a wait, Bavarian Lodge is worth a visit.