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$30 and under
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European
THE OLD CHRISTMAS STATION Restaurant is passionate about promoting its authentic European cuisine in an inviting and relaxing atmosphere.

Besides using pure quality ingredients to create their dishes, the artful presentation of these creations hold true to the notion that you eat with your eyes first. The dishes, desserts, and drinks that represent Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria and France will neither disappoint your eyes nor palate
If you are looking for something very special and unique, this is the place to go!
What 191 People Are Saying
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D
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was very helpful. Nice ambience and relaxing dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

RA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Most delicious 4-course Valentine's Day dinner - but did get busy around 7 and service was stretched. Will go again when they offer a special dinner!

s
Cincinnati
87 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this amazing restarant, only walking distance from our hotel. The menue has both German and Italian influence. The wine list extensive. Priced very reasonably. We highly recommend. We will definately return our next time in town.

FF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just as it said it was on their web site. It suited us just fine for our 47th Ann. I do think that more train station atmosphere is needed. My understanding is the owner wants to modernize and I think that would be a huge mistake. It is advertised as a train station and should reflect that more and keep that theme year round.
We come back there next time in Frankenmuth.

EP
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, varied European menu. Our dishes were prepared and presented without a flaw. We enjoyed the breaded mushrooms, lasagna (meat sauce), and pork schnitzel. All the dishes were extremely tasty! We will definitely visit again, but next time will leave room for dessert!

b
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was wonderful. They corrected the bill for me even though it was actually my mistake. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Customer is first, food was amazing, lovely experience.

C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I might recommend this place to a friend if they didn't mind very slow service. The food was wonderful but again the service was very poor

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very unique spot with unusual decor and great food. Really enjoyed the Hungarian Goulash.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, wife and I got great service and the restaurant and bathrooms were clean. Will be coming back whenever we visit again!!

DJ
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine. The atmosphere was great, the service was excellent and the food outstanding. A perfect way to spend the evening. We will be back.

SK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, people, service, location, and food! Great place for any occasion!

NP
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unique, the lasagna was made with crepes instead of noodles. They were welcoming and patient and the service was great. Try the salad because the dressing is AMAZING! They sell the bottle for $9 and it's worth every penny!!! I had a curry rice dish with pineapple and bananas and it was phenomenal! So unique! The floor was individually laid hand tiles... someone had a LOT of patience! I'd go back in a heartbeat!!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance! The wait staff was very friendly and the food was great!

J
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Old Christmas Station to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. What a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding and the food was great!

TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It is away from the main drag and all of the crowds. You can walk into town if you want. No problem getting a parking spot. Food is great. Service was great. Awesome desserts. If you want chicken, go somewhere else. If you want Wiener Schnitzel, this is the place! We will be coming here instead of the mayhem that comes with Bavarian Inn and Zehnder's.

JI
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly and inviting staff, food as expected and delicious

BL
Indiana
45 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our second visit to the Old Christmas Station and both times we have truly enjoyed the meal and service. This is a hidden gem in Frankenmuth, even as a past resident from the area I was not aware they were here. Everyone seems to migrate to Zehnders or the Bavarian Inn but you wont be disappointed with The Old Christmas Station for their offering. Their wine selection is very good, and all of us enjoyed our meals. Located at the top of the Hill, even their signage makes it a bit difficult to locate. If you go, I believe you will be pleased.

LD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I was disappointed that the interior had changed. The charm I enjoyed before was the antique items on the wall, the openness of the building, being able to look on main st. Seeing the kitchen from the front of the building was not the best..

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal food, beautifully displayed. Lovely and clean space.

K
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose this restaurant for our annual girlfriend Christmas lunch. We made the drive from Livonia and it was well worth the trip. The restaurant and the menu are unique and a pleasant and relaxing change from the newer "trendy" places. It had old world charm and service at a relaxed pace that we enjoyed. I recommend to skip the chicken dinner and give The Old Christmas Station a try next time you are in Frankenmuth.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible home made, cook to order food. Veal wiener schnitzel was incredible! Spaetzle was awesome. Highly recommend this off the beaten path restaurant!

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a memorable dining experience! We started out with a slight hiccup, as their computer apparently assigns parties of three to a tiny table, and there were no others available, but the staff was extremely kind and gracious. We started with a salad, and immediately demanded to know what the outstanding dressing they had used was. It’s made in house and, to my delight, was available for purchase. We had the Austrian Goulash and the Lamb Chops; both were absolutely delicious, followed by a wonderful apple strudel, and a lighter-than-air Black Forest cake. A very memorable meal for our family, and we would love to return on our next trip to Frankenmuth.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining setting to continue the Christmas feel that’s woven throughout the town

NE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, quiet small venue personal attention. Fabulous food!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food but better than most offerings in town. It's a nice escape from crowds of main downtown with good service. Small but adequate wine list.

J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Well this place was fantastically beautiful. They were slow on a Black Friday but we made a reservation anyway. Our waitress was amazing! However, we waited over an hour for our adult main entree and that is not acceptable. Our children's food came out along with our salads and soup and that was just fine. Our sons grilled cheese was ice cold but he got his alternate sandwich and ate it before we STILL were waiting on our food. After waiting an hour And 15 minutes we decided to leave. Our food was THEN ready and they asked us if we wanted a to go box. Really? This is NOT THE PLACE TO GO with small children nor is this the place to go if you are hungry and want your food in a timely manner.

KK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food, really good service, our thanksgiving dinner was awesome, loved the pumpkin pie.

JJ
Cleveland
29 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to eat at the Christmas Station for our evening thanksgiving meal, supper as it were.
It was fantastic! I had a bowl of the tomato soup and the pork Schnitzel served with traditional South German potato salad, my wife had the
Lasagne a la Marco with a side salad. Everything was delicious. For dessert, my wife had the brownie sundae and I had the Black Forest cake.
The desserts were great but the large hot chocolate is exquisite. Best I ever had. If I lived in Frankenmuth , I’d get this a couple times a week.
Made with dark Belgian chocolate. I highly recommend stopping and having a bite to eat and some hot chocolate.
The three waitresses were very professional, pleasant and courteous.

S
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner should not have been offered as the 4 course dinner. The food was fancy, but everyone else chose from the menu from pork to lasagna.
Surprised and stunned all at the same time.

LI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Some food was good, like my gluten free lasagna, some were so so. However, the waitress was pretty bad, slow and rude. The hostess and helper were great though, and made up for some of it. Small place though, not like Zander’s and Bavarian Inn.

MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the restaurant. We had the turkey four course meal and everything was so good. Neighboring table of tourists were so rude. They complained about everything. Waitresses were very busy but extremely attentive.

OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was too salty and bland

BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great authentic food best schnitzel in frankenmuth. Nice calm atmosphere. Will visit again

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely little spot with delicious food and great service. We will definitely go back.

BO
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are sorry to learn that it will take away the Christmas Theme for Renovations..it wont be the same again

l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. Food was excellent price was reasonable. Yes it takes time to prepare good food the wait wasn’t that long considering that.

B
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a nice quiet meal on a Sunday afternoon. We went with the house special, Hungarian Goulash and Weiner Schnitzal, and was not disappointed.

s
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was very good. I had the cod white. The portion size of the cod was pretty small. Rice was delicious the beef goulash was very good but temp was cold.
we were sitting over a vent so the cold air was a little much.
the apple strudel was the best!!

b
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was very good , like I make so I was pleased. Then...the rest ...

Well, we did Not get a table cloth because we made the reservation the same day we went. So ??? We still paid the same money. This was stupid from a business standpoint.
Then the waitress gave me my daughter’s salad and said oh, you ate it. Or something to that effect when serving the entrees. Again “dumb”. Shouldn’t they know who serves what to who? I thought that was a waitress job.
They did not attend patrons well.