Encased meats are just like people: they come in infinite varieties and spend their short lives striving to break free from the protein case that binds their soul. Give the misunderstood brat the attention it deserves with today's deal: $20 for $40 worth of German grub and guzzle at the Bavarian Brathaus in Cary. You'll find fresh brats, Oktoberfest attitudes, and sudsy sips at this authentic German eatery.
From the authentic exterior to the regal-looking dining hall, your entire experience at Bavarian Brathaus will transport you back to the hazy Continental jaunts of your youth. Admire the German flags that serve as centerpieces for the white-clothed tables while you peruse the extensive beer menu. On draft, you'll find potent pours, including the Spaten Oktoberfest (with a sweet, malty scent and citrusy flavor) along with authentic pilsners and lagers. The menu also includes a variety of selections by bottle. Balance the brews with freshly prepared sustenance, from German potato salad ($3) to bread dumplings plain or smothered in gravy ($3.50). The epicureanly adventurous will want to try rabbit and sausage served with red cabbage, Vienna salad, and hot rolls ($22.99), or the beef rouladen ($22.99) with pickle, onion, carrot, and mustard. Traditional brats are made and prepared in-house with an original recipe of lean pork and special spices ($9.49 for the bratwurst appetizer). View the complete dinner menu here.
Bavarian Brathaus serves a Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a hearty alternative to your traditional eggs-and-toast shack or hash-brown funnel. Standout dishes include the French toast drenched in Muenster fondue sauce ($10.99) and the Alpine steak and eggs ($11.99) pan-fried in herb garlic butter. The energetic eatery features regular specials, including live instrumental music every Thursday starting at 6 p.m. and half-price wine and music for Wine Down Sundays beginning at 5 p.m. Bavarian Brathaus is open every day for lunch and dinner, Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- The restaurant's namesake specialty bratwursts are superb, especially the traditional version. Made in-house with lean pork and classic seasonings, these transport me back to my year of study in Germany far more effectively than any number of cuckoo clocks or beer steins. – Greg Cox, News & Observer
- The schnitzels are outstanding and brats are second to none. – Stephen Ingersoll, Urbanspoon
- We ordered Sauerbraten, gulyas, bratwurst plate and rouladen. All the sides were good, except that the rotkohl (sweet and sour red cabbage) had cinnamon in it and the gulyas had sugar, not the usual recipe, but abundant and tasty. – grandmerelorian, TripAdvisor
6464 Tryon Road
Cary, North Carolina 27518Get Directions