Zynda’s

4.2
71 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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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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DawnW
Northern MI
7 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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MaryP
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
2 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!

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JuliaM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and Will was very knowledgeable and attentive.

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BrianL
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Never sure who was the server...and as such, poor service

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Tacos were cold. There was no cabbage. The menu said there was cabbage. Very little cilantro. Quality of food did not match the price. Waitress did not seem concerned when informed.

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DebV
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Deviled eggs were plated attractively but the filling too salty.
Half chicken was crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside. It was served with the most delicious french fries and Cole slaw.
Primerib sandwich was good. The meat was tender- a little over cooked for my liking but still good. The serving size was ample.
The greeter/hostess could be more talkative with guests as she mostly looked at her hostess stand items.
I would return again to try other food items and to sit in the bar area.

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Stephanie
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent smoked meats! Interior is new and fresh. Overall very pleasant and a welcome addition to the area. Will definitely be back!

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Parks
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brisket! Will was our server and did a great job.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food. Great service. highly recommend.

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PeggyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great, meals were fabulous, and our server Carter Scott, I was extremely attentive and professional. A wonderful experience

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The brisket was fantastic and smoked chicken enchiladas were very good. Carter was our server and she knows her stuff describing things; not letting water glass go empty; and had that quality of attentiveness and welcoming spirit so many lack. She actually added to experience. High top tables near the bar and several televisions in one room, more lower tables in another and even a 3rd room I may have to see about hosting a group some day.

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NaomiB
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our overall experience at Zynda's was very good. Smoked chicken and ribs were delicious as was my craft cocktail. Coleslaw being bland was our only complaint. Server graciously replaced with a delicious salad. We'll be back.

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DeniseJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second dinner out at Zynda’s and we were not disappointed. We had a great meal with excellent service and took home carrot cake for later. We will be back!

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Johnx
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was okay but not for the prices. Drinks were a giant bust.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had high hopes for this place, their website made it appear nicer and well decorated with gourmet food. The reality was much different. Upon entering the hostess station is nicely decorated, after that, it looks like the inside of a blank home. Plain walls, non matching plates, silverware, cups, napkins. The drinks did not have prices on the menu, and when they arrived they were very small. The drinks did taste very good, but expensive for the quantity. The food descriptions also sounded great on the menu, but when we got the food it was a big disappointment, especially the brisket which was heavily over seasoned and only had 2 small slices for $20. Overall the prices are far too high, service was mediocre and ambiance and decor was subpar. Will not be returning.

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FermB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience4

I had the brisket, and it was okay, but not as good as I expected. My only real problem was the noise level. My son and I could barely hear each other. It actually was a relief to get outside where it was so much quieter. The noise actually made it stressful.

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Dino
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BBQ and atmosphere! Carrot cake still the best around!

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TerryF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

The meat (brisket and pork) was good, but the sides were way too spicy.

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Lindy
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Too noisy to enjoy conversation. Food and service were exceptional! Though Bartender needs help with making a proper Manhattan .

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BobT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and service was very good but the drinks were very pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sat in the high-tops in bar. Both bartenders were great and walked us thru each specialty drink and let us sample several.

Service was great.

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SPECIALdiner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Food was ok, the table we sat at was not a good place for a table to be located. It was right in the line of bar tenders and servers getting drinks from the bar. And the couple on the other side of the window from us say for about 20 minutes before they got up and left due to no service. We will go back and give them another try once they have some time to get into the swing of things.

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Callie
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Brisket is very salty and peppery, so if you don't like that, choose something else.
Ribs were great.
Seared and blackened tuna great, but also very peppery.
Chicken enchiladas were great.
Nothing special about the black beans.
Shoestring fries were great.
Rhubarb cocktail was good and refreshing.
Carrot cake is always a big hit. Glad it is back.
Very loud.

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Zynda’s is rated 4.2 stars by 71 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.