Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Lodge
1 Covered Bridge Ln (at Main St)
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
The Bavarian Inn Lodge is probably the closest you can get to Bavaria without actually going to Bavaria itself. The Chalet-style campus is sprawling, boasting authentic Bavarian architecture (intricate hand-painted murals, tile roofs, and an actual glockenspiel, to name a few), and not only will your server be decked out in traditional German attire -- there's a good chance you'll be serenaded by a merry accordion player while dining. While you don't want to miss out on standout light fare like buttered spaetzle and Hofbräu beer cheese dip, make sure to save room for the legendary, massive family-style platter of fried chicken. Just don't forget your lederhosen. The star attraction of a town whose entire aesthetic replicates a German Village, Bavarian Inn takes its German influences very, very seriously, from the constant presence of lederhosen to the buxom servers in frilly blouses delivering gigantic platters of fried chicken.