We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gerst Bavarian Haus

2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
+1 812-424-1420
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“schnitzel” (32 reviews)
“fried oysters” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
$$ - $$$
2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (334)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 334 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

When I'm in the mood to travel back in time a little, I just travel to "the Gerst" as we call it. The old floors and decor are heartwarming and have a certain mystique to them comparable to something you would find in the french...More

Thank billymudd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truthfully, I'm not a fan of German food but my husband wanted to eat here. He had fried oysters that he said were very good. I had a bacon cheeseburger that was excellent. Great atmosphere.

Thank JustUs919
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love how this restaurant has kept the period decor. So important because of where it is located on Franklin Street where other business are trying to maintain historic perspective of the area. Their specials are always good and their appetizers are fantastic especially the krautballs...More

Thank Z1888XArichardh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is always so good. They have a large selection of German and American foods. The German fried potatoes are to die for. The servers are alway pleasant and very efficient. Wait line moves quickly.

Thank Marilyn D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and serve are excellent! Convenient drive from Mt. Vernon, IN. They gave us all the time we needed to plan our class reunion.

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the atmosphere of this historic old restaurant (over 100 years old). I looked like a German beer hall. The food, I must say, was not particularly exciting. We had sauerbraten and goulash which were so-so. Our main complaint was the service. We were...More

Thank Gorton54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove into this restaurant from New Orleans, Louisiana. We asked the waitstaff for recommendations,because we NEVER had a German meal. All I can say is we can't wait to go back!!! Large helpings, awesome atmosphere,and great service! A+++

Thank Wm G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in the Southern Illinois area for 40+ years now my wife and I just discovered this German restaurant. And a great find it is! Very good good coupled with a great wait staff made for an enjoyable meal. Will certainly be back.

Thank bking0154
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt this is the best German food in Evansville. Everything from 3 to 4 different sausages to the pig knuckles and the desserts the cobblers are out of sight

Thank kennbrenn
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We had a party of six. It took awhile to be seated on very busy Saturday night. Great food, great service.

Thank PatrickandTeres... F
Nearby Restaurants
Kite & Key Cafe
30 reviews
.30 km away
Ri Ra Irish Pub Evansville
113 reviews
1.60 km away
Cross-Eyed Cricket
75 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tin Man Brewing Co.
45 reviews
.91 km away
Winzerwald Winery
9 reviews
.06 km away
Gerst Haus Evansville, Indiana
33 reviews
.00 km away
Boogie Nights Evansville
8 reviews
1.60 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Gerst Bavarian Haus staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, German, Bar, European, Pub, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2100 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712-5115
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Evansville
  • Phone Number: +1 812-424-1420
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing