Zynda’s

4.3
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
A historically redeveloped restaurant with a great ambiance but not at the expense of comfort, Zynda's offers classic Americana from barbecue to the southwest. Our professional staff provides an exceptional dining experience for each and every guest. Whether you are dressed to the nines for date night or just in jeans and a T shirt after your kid's ball game, Zynda's fosters a comfortable atmosphere for any and all occasions. We have a beautiful, luxurious event room that is great for receptions, showers, business meetings, etc. We look forward to serving you!
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redshoes
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On my reservation, I asked for table seating. Our guest arrived 1st, seated in a booth. They immediately moved us on request. The host seated the people ahead of us at the door then disappeared. I flagged down a server, who seated us herself. The food: olive spread excellent. Brisket excellent. Fries good. Cole slaw poor. Our guest ordered the chicken quesadillas; didn’t care for the sauces but our server brought acceptable options right away. Pretzels okay, but dips not good. Ordered to go, so found at-home options. Pretzel dips across the street at Tavern 109 much better. On my reservation, specified birthday; no acknowledgment. When I mentioned it, a candle 🕯 on the very good carrot cake we ordered. 2d time served by Will: EXCELLENT! Came by often, but didn’t hover; gave honest answers to questions re menu. A woman who was maybe the manager was very helpful in bringing containers & bags for leftovers, which were necessary because the portions are so generous.
Overall, not as outstanding as our 1st visit, but still top-notch. We’ll definitely return.

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DawnW
Northern MI
12 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Zyndas . We made a reservation but didn’t need it today . The food was great . Onion rings , Michigan salad & simple corned beef sandwich . All were fantastic . The service was awesome , I wish there were more than 5 stars for our server . There were awesome little shops in town . We will be back .

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Specialk
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Looking forward to going back.

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Mary
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

They were out of many menu items. The first 3 choices were were not available and we could only get one half of a glass of cider.

To their credit, management did comp us dessert.

This meal was not typical of our prior visits to the restaurant.

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JeanneV
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Met with family, one person 92 years old, for holiday lunch and it was a great spot for that. Not too crowded but with a pleasant atmosphere. Good food and service!

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redshoes
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been hearing such good reviews of Zynda’s, just had to try. So pleased with excellent service & very good food. The portions were huge - anything could easily have been shared by two. Looking forward to going back.

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DawnK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had an apple glazed pork chop special that was amazing as well as the brisket!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and festive atmosphere! Would definitely return!

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JenniferM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great until the restaurant got busy and then it seemed like we were forgotten. For our first visit, we enjoyed the food.

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vipcatlady
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Peter was a very nice server but I think was a little overwhelmed. We never got our second order of drinks and when we reminded him he said the bartender was swamped so we canceled the order. He closed out our bill without offering dessert; but we definitely wanted the carrot cake so he went back and added that on. I would go there again but hope my service is a little more on point.

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DorothyK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Second visit-poor food the first time- decided to try it again. Ribs were very dry and near impossible to cut- fries tasted old. Tacos which server assured us were not spicy were unacceptable to person who cannot tolerate spicy food. We won’t be coming back

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Localdiner
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were gathered to celebrate our son’s birthday. The waiter was attentive and efficient. The food was disappointing. I think the goal was volume over taste. The pork barbecue was tasteless. It came with a mountain of fries and a tiny coleslaw. Neither were well prepared. This was our second time visiting. The first was pretty much the same experience. Because it had just opened, we thought all the bugs would be worked out.

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SuzanneM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent, space among diners was not a concern, and the food was delicious.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was good, but we were disappointed that the staff was not wearing masks.

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Randy
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was amazing. Temperature was a bit too cool.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waiting 40 minutes after ordering, only to find out that our server walked out, I am disappointed that our drinks were comped but that was it. Too late to order and make it to the play on time, we just ordered soup and left.
Definitely not the evening out we had hoped for.

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megdine
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The decor is only OK, but this place has great brisket and the fries are excellent! If you're looking for quiet, sit on the west end of the building; the pub (on the opposite end) is a bit loud, especially when there's live music. But kudos for offering live music! A nice addition to Williamston. I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food- pork chop special was awesome. Service spot on and friendly. Plan to go back.

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Woodhand
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was outstanding in her service and attendance. Food was very tasty and flavorful.

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PamM
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with family. Food was great, wait staff very friendly and helpful. Even had a food allergy and they made sure everything was taken care of. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everyone was very happy with their meal. Great attention to detail.
Very calm and quiet when we were there but we went mid afternoon.
Lots of other choices I would like to try.

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Chris
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

In a word, sloppy. Slow service despite lack of patrons. Lazy shortcuts taken with bbq to save money. Charging top dollar for shabby food. Will not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. The brisket was great. Great atmosphere!!

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Matt
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Pulled Pork sandwich was awesome
However my lunch mate said his reuben sandwich was greasy

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vipDawnW
Northern MI
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent ! Ask for Susan ! Friendly & knowledgeable about the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous drinks and more amazing food. Pleasantly surprising menu items with eclectic flavors. Loved the deviled eggz!

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KimberlyW
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The great aroma hit you as soon as you walk in. Everyone was so friendly and nice. The food was wonderful! Highly recommend!

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ChrisL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in this remolded building. Large selection of smoked meats, sandwiches and appetizers. Services was good, food was good. We’ll definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal and great people at Zyndas. Felt like the noise level was better this time. Kitchen was short staffed but still pumping out quality food

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RobinC
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were there for the first time. I really like the configuration of the restaurant. I had Apple Smoked Pork and it was great, especially with the Sweet and Savory BBQ sauce. For sides, I had the Augratin Potatoes which was very good, and the Cole Slaw, with was good. They have a nice variety on their menu. I wish their beer menu was more extensive though. The service was outstanding. I recommend you try Zynda's, if you haven't already. Make sure to make a reservation through Open Table.

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MargaretQ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. The service was good. Although I know this is primarily a BBQ restaurant I was hoping to find a few "fish" choices on the menu.

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CraigF
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time. We really enjoyed it. Food was great as well as service. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had an outside table, it was ideal for needs.

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Mary
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise level is higher than we like, but we realize there is not much the restaurant can do to control the noise level. While we enjoy the food, we feel the prices are little high, but not to the extent to stop dining here.

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LauraC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food! Still working out the noise level but I’m sure they’ll figure it out. Busy night and the servers were working hard but we still got good service!

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Parks
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs were perfect! Not fatty and so tasty! Pulled pork gyro was wonderful as well! Suze was a fantastic waitress and could not have been nicer. We will definitely be back!

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Cindy
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband enjoyed his meal of the applewood smoked pork. I ordered a rack of ribs to have leftovers to take home. I had to chew and chew to eat my pork and could hardly get the meat off the bone. The sweet and savory sauce was good and the French fries were excellent. We sat in the back room where the noise level was high. Only three tables were full but you could hear every word spoken. Would go back again and give it another try. Would like to have it succeed.

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LisaM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good, a bit pricey, but nice for an evening out once in awhile. Will return.

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howdy
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Zynda's was thoroughly enjoyable! The renovation of the building and space is modern and cozy at the same time with a variety of seating available, including outdoors. The menu leans on smoked and BBQ meats, but also includes burgers, sandwiches, salads, tacos, soups, etc. The 4 people in our party had 4 different entrees and all received a 'thumbs up'! We'll be going back!

FAQs

Zynda’s is rated 4.3 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.