On our way to and from Washington D.C., we passed by the town of Fredericksburg, VA. What used to be a train depot had been converted to a restaurant. The name caught our attention–The Bavarian Chef. We made plans to drive over to Fredericksburg the next day to explore.

We decided to go for a late lunch/early supper.

We all like the idea of eating in a converted depot. Hey, look! Chip and I are both in this picture–

–and this one, ha!

We about had the place to ourselves since it was about 3:30.

Nana and Bud spent a few years in Germany. They were very familiar with German cuisine. I can only remember going to one other German restaurant, Guisella’s. (It was in Zionsville, IN when we lived there. It has since closed.)

The menu looked great. Please go to the link at the top of this post to get to the menu. I tried to add it here but had issues.

I guess only food bloggers let their food get cold while they insist on taking pictures.

Chip and Bud both had the Schweineschnitzel–crispy breaded pork tenderloin, served with French fries and homemade applesauce.

Nana had the potato pancakes with applesauce.

Katie’s choice was the Hänsel and Gretel chicken from the “Für Die Kinder” section of the menu.

Megan got the Mandel Schnitzel–pork medallions crusted with almonds served in a honey strawberry gin sauce. It was really good!

Mine was the best though. I had the Käsespätzle–housemade German pasta in creamy bacon & cheese sauce topped with crispy onions.

Mine was definitely the fanciest! I would have never thought to put a flower on a dish of macaroni and cheese.

It was amazingly delicious! The noodles were very fat and dense and yummy. Of course I am a big-time mac and cheese girl. This was mac and cheese on steroids! Wow!

I highly recommend stopping by The Bavarian Chef for a meal if you are in the area.

Here I am with the chef and our waitress, on the far right, and another waitress who was just coming to work!

Yes, I’m a dork…the signs on the restroom doors were really cute. I had to show them.

This is the poster that was on the wall by our table. It reminded me of some plates my grandparents used to have.