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Bavarian Grill

Bavarian GrillBavarian Grill

Taps: 26 / Bottles: 43
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
89
very good

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9%
$$$ - a bit pricey


[ Bar, Eatery ]

221 W Parker Rd
Plano, Texas, 75023-6914
United States
phone: (972) 881-0705

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bavariangrill

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ZenAgnostic

Texas

4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$

15 beers on tap. Around 50 bottles when I visited Sept 3, 2011. Not all the brews are on the menu, but the rest seem to be up on display behind the bar.

Pricey. $7-10 per beer. Unique glassware for pretty much all beers. The bartendress gave great pours with perfect head.

Nice staff. Banter with customers seemed to come straight from Cheers. Love it.

Cute little stein decor hanging on the walls. When you fill up a beer menu card (by having all the beers) you get to have your own stein, which you can do whatever you want with. Seems most people hang them on the walls and tuck their beer cards in them.

Didn't try the food, but was interested in having a bratwurst with my hefe. Maybe next time. Kitchen closes before the bar, so was unable to.

Apparently they sell the glassware too if you ask. I totally wanted to get a Weihenstephaner Weizen glass but it was out of budget. Still, at $6 a glass, it's not a bad price for quality glassware.

09-05-2011 17:05:17 | More by ZenAgnostic
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BearMark

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-27-2014 15:43:04 | More by BearMark
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Heretic42

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 04:56:39 | More by Heretic42
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

This is a very authentic German restaurant... Some of the people I spoke with barely spoke English...I knew I was in the right place...

I had to give this place a try since its so close to Oktoberfest time...I wasn't disappointed at all...

I ordered a Paulaner Oktoberfest on tap as well as a Weihanstephan Hefeweiss and both tasted and seemed super fresh... This place had loads of German brews to choose from...

I had a plate of sausages, kraut, and potato salad and everything was delicious... Went perfect with the brews...

Overall it was a neat experience that I won't ever forget... Polka music and great German beer...

10-01-2009 01:58:23 | More by Tilley4
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teg8612

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$

Located in a strip mall, way off the street, you may have trouble finding this place. They also have odd hours like being closed on Sunday and Monday.

You will walk past the little outdoor beer garden to get to the front door. Very authentic German restaurant. Decor isn't from the Rhine but who cares. Food was very good and the menu rotates to the season. Freshest taps of German beer in the DF-dub. When it isn't 95 degrees at 10pm, I could sit out in the Garden and drink Paul Hefe's all night. There is a polka band here as well and it always floors me to here them play "Smoke on the Water" or "In-a-godda-davita" the ten-minute version polka style.

This could have been my bar if it wasn't such a haul to get there for me. Hands down the best German bar and grill in Dallas.

08-03-2006 20:32:01 | More by teg8612
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briman

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

This place would be a regular stop for me if it wasn't for the service. The food is great, the atmosphere is great....but it seems like every time I go the staff seems to be off somewhere doing anything but serving you. It's like they only serve you when they get around to it. Funny thing is, I've also never been there when it's overly crowded....so if the service is tortoise-like when it's half empty I can only imagine how it would be with a big crowd. Location isn't great either, but it is one of the few places in town to get a really authentic German meal.

02-27-2006 22:28:33 | More by briman
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mschuman

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$

This is one of my hang outs, and has been several years. My introduction to beer outside BMC came at the Bavarian Grill. I'm a stein club member, etc....I really like this place. The building is organized somewhat strangely, which seems to add to the semi-mysteriousness of the joint. The bier menu has changed quite alot over the years, and I agree with previous posters that they are, at times, out of quite a few biers. The bier is almost always served in the appropriate glassware at the appropriate temperature(i have to disagree with a previous poster here, the temp is right on). The prices aren't off the mark, either. If you like Hefe, Pils, Doppelbock, you'll like this place. Come in after work for "stein hour". They have small portion food items for a buck or 2 when you buy a bier. It lasts til 7pm weekdays. You can eat a small dinner for 4-5 bucks, have a couple beers, and walk out for 15-20 dollars, total. Prost!

06-18-2005 18:01:00 | More by mschuman
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kosmoraios

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

I, too, have experienced the problem of them being out of some of their menu, but not to the extent of the previous reviewer. They have an excellent selection for such an establishment, and it's a fun place to go for an Oktoberfest get-together. My biggest problem is that it is way too expensive. The food is the typical German fare, brats and the like, of which I am not fond to begin with ( though I do like sauerkraut). A fun place to check out, if you're ever in the area and you've got the money to spend. I won't probably go there again, as I don't like blowing wads on beer that I can buy elsewhere for much cheaper and drink in the comfort of my own home.

02-06-2005 02:29:00 | More by kosmoraios
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kindestcut

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I'll echo the other reviews with mine...the Bavarian Grill is pretty much the only place in the metroplex you can find fresh German beer on tap. The selection is very good and the food isn't bad either. Oktoberfest at the BG is quite fun but most nights there's a festive atmosphere anyway.

The staff is very friendly and they know their german beer, food, etc. Plus, they will serve your beer in its appropriate glassware. It's easy to like this place.

I imagine one of the main drawbacks is the location, which is anything but convenient to our fellow western metroplexers. Otherwise, it's worth a drive if you really, really love German beer.

10-22-2004 17:45:41 | More by kindestcut
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RasputinsRevenge

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Bavarian Grill is simply put, the best German-style resturant/bar in the area. The atmosphere and decor are fitting. They have live music quite often, which is always nice. The food I've had there has always been good. The waitstaff seems to be very friendly. While this is more of a place to eat than to come for a drink, they have a great selection of German beers (50-some-odd, I believe).

One potential drawback is that it's somewhat pricey - on the dinner menu, prices start around $15 if I remember correctly.

One nice thing is that they take reservations - I know some of you are probably saying "So?", but in this area, places that take reservations (unless they are super-expensive) are the exceptions to the rule. So it's nice to be able to phone ahead and not have to worry about long waits.

There are 3 main seating areas, there's the main dinning room, and then 2 biergartens, one inside and one outside. So you should be able to find a comfortable spot regardless of weather.

Oh, and they also have a Stein club for you beer lovers. Try each of their beers (you get a card to keep track) and you get a personalized Stein (among other things), which is pretty cool - any place that gives you incentive to try different beers is OK in my book :-)

02-24-2004 05:03:56 | More by RasputinsRevenge
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Bavarian Grill in Plano, TX
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.