Bavarian Grill

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Type: Bar, Eatery

221 W Parker Rd
Plano, Texas, 75023-6914
United States

(972) 881-0705 | map

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of briman
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
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 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.

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Photo of mschuman
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

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Photo of kosmoraios
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of kindestcut
4.13/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of RasputinsRevenge
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
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 :-)

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Photo of TXHops
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The Bavarian Grill is THE place to go in the Metroplex for German bier (or German food, or German music, or anything else German). I think the food is OK (IMO Bavarian food isn't the most exotic or intensely flavored in the world, but their wursts are great) and the atmosphere is fun (humorous oompah bands on most nights), but the real draw is the quality and selection of their bier. In the Texas summers I drink a lot of Pilsners and there is NO place in Texas that I've found where you can get fresher pils. I use the pils example because the hop flavor and the fresh maltiness diminish so quickly on the transatlantic voyage, especially if we're talking about green bottles. They only have German biers on the menu, with every available-in-Texas German bier represented either in bottles or on draft. Top notch, if a bit pricey (around $15 for dinner and about $5 for a bier). Check the website:

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