FRANKENMUTH, Mich. – Oct 22, 2020 – There will be several great ways for families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26) at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant and Lodge this year, including the Lodge’s annual harvest buffet and two different takeout dinner options from the Restaurant.
This year the Bavarian Inn Restaurant is offering two complete takeout roasted turkey dinners, one that serves four people and another for eight people. Both menus include a whole roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, buttered noodles, Blue Hubbard squash, coleslaw, cranberry relish, Bavarian Inn chicken seasoning, and a loaf of Bavarian Inn housemade bread. The four-person menu includes a 10-14 lb. roasted turkey, while the larger menu for eight includes two full meals of everything listed above as well as a 20-24 lb. whole roasted turkey. Guests can also add a large apple or pumpkin pie for $14. There are also options for adding Frankenmuth chicken as well.
The cost of the dinner is $109 for the four-person meal and $199 for the eight-person dinner (includes taxes) and needs to be pre-ordered by Sunday, Nov. 22. Pickup dates will be Wednesday, Nov. 25 and Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Castle Shop Bakery’s north entrance. To order the dinner call (989) 652-9941 or 1-800-BAVARIA.
At the Bavarian Inn Lodge, preparations are underway for the annual Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet. During the buffet, guests will enjoy live piano music and dozens of savory dishes, ranging from starters and salads, traditional holiday fare like Frankenmuth dressing, buttered noodles, whipped potatoes and more, along with famous Frankenmuth® chicken, carved turkey, baked ham, side dishes, and a large selection of traditional desserts.
This year’s buffet service will be a little different than in the past as staff will be dishing plates for the guests from the buffet selections to assist with sanitation efforts.
Seating times are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the cost is $36.25 for adults, $17.50 for children 8-12, $11.25 for children 3-7, and free for children two and under. Prices include sales tax and 18% gratuity. Due to limited seating, reservations and pre-payment are required by calling (989) 652-7200. Please note that guests will be required to follow social distancing and face covering guidelines.
About Bavarian Inn Restaurant: Celebrating over 130 years of service, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products, striving to serve more Michigan-grown and produced foods and Michigan-produced beverages than any other restaurant. Nestled within the backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com.
Bavarian Inn Lodge: Nestled along the Cass River in Frankenmuth is one of the state's largest indoor water park hotels. The Lodge has 360 European-themed guest rooms, including whirlpool and family suites, an adult-only pool and whirlpool, two gift shops, two lounges and two restaurants — all under one roof. The expansive 35,000 square foot Family Fun Center houses two thrilling water slides, three pools and two whirlpools*, over 160 video and redemption games, a two-level children's play village and Willy's Kingdom indoor mini-golf course. Guests can also enjoy live, nightly entertainment year-round and test their own musical skills during weekend family karaoke shows. In over 30 years of business, the Bavarian Inn Lodge has been an important destination for travelers, evidenced by the 1.25 million room-nights that have been booked there since its opening, along with its top rating on TripAdvisor®. Learn more at www.bavarianinn.com. *Current orders restrict the whirlpool hot tubs from being open at the Lodge.