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Zynda’s, Williamston, MI

Zynda’s

4.5
4.5
146 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (517) 996-6081

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

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  1. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice place, good wines and gods food. Went there to celebrate my first anniversary and really enjoyed 👍🏻
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    First time, food was excellent! My husband had the baby back ribs, I had smoked chicken enchiladas, both we delicious. Service was friendly, responsive and the food was served quickly. We will definitely be back!
  3. D

    Davidt

    Grand Rapids

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Outstanding smoked chic wings! Great selection of food and beers. Waitress pretty clueless on menu. Definitely would go back
  4. S

    Steve

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall a good dining experience, food was excellent, wait staff was professional. Felt wait time for check was a bit long, but will dine here again.
  5. EG

    ElizabethG

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails! Very knowledgeable server
  6. GH

    GaryH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bartender, Will, was great and helped us pick out two fabulous wines to accompany our dinner. Ashley was a wonderful waitress. She was very attentive to our needs. Her recommendations were excellent. We enjoy our food, wine and experience dining at Zynda’s.
  7. CC

    CourtneyC

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing and the staff was so kind!
  8. BC

    BobC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charming local eatery with a variety of good choices in the menu. We especially liked the deviled eggs and the special glazed salmon.
  9. s

    sprinklerguy

    Houston

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very nice restaurant, our waiter was attentive and the food was well prepared and plentiful. Very pleasant surprise for an out of the way place.
  10. SV

    SeanV

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice quaint restaurant with very friendly wait staff. Very attentive to filling drinks and checking on our table. I would recommend this place for dates, drinks or families. Nice porch with covered seating.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice evening dinner!
  12. LP

    LindaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tina was very helpful and friendly and food was quite tasty
  13. C

    Chris

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal ever. Can’t wait to go back! Food perfectly cooked.
  14. CB

    CherylB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. However, our service was very poor. The waitress that we had seemed to be in a rush to get away from the table. She hardly ever came back to see how we were doing or if we needed anything. We had order a couple of things that she forgot to get for us. The service sucked.
  15. BO

    BarbO

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Several of us eat there regularly before a performance of Williamston Theatre, and eeryone is always satisfied.
  16. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great. Carrot cake is a must try. Highly recommend.
  17. DU

    DeniceU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent, service was slow but overall things worked out just fine.
  18. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal with a very friendly staff. We will definitely return!
  19. BS

    BeckyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A must try! Enjoyed very much. Will go back. Lots of good food options.
  20. Q

    Queue

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I came for mother's day brunch. Your staff was friendly, but unattentive. The buffet was all meat and a small picked over fruit bowl that never got refilled. No oatmeal or vegetables. Just meat, meat and more meat. I get that zynda's is a BBQ joint, but man... I tried ordering a single pancake, and it took 30 minutes to receive.
  21. W

    Wazowski

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Zynda’s website was very misleading compared to the actual dining experience. Open Table listed an incorrect address on the confirmation email which led us to the wrong place, and when we finally arrived, the restaurant only had a very limited breakfast buffet available instead of the full menu, which we were not notified of ahead of time. The staff were very friendly, but we did not stay to eat due to the limited menu. Overall, not a great experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We were a larger party and were in the back room, so the ambience wasn’t very nice. I’m sure it is much better in the regular part of the dining room where there’s more light.
  23. LB

    LaneB

    Grand Rapids

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu selection and the smoked meats add a nice dimension to several dishes. The Cubano is terrific (and huge) and enchiladas with pulled pork are great.
  24. MD

    MikaylaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and the staff was very kind. Would absolutely recommend!
  25. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great, nice portions. The restaurant is a little on the loud side, although bearable. The staff was very nice. Best of all the restaurant was very clean.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good was good but salads had no nuts or cranberries as advertised in the menu (just apples and blue cheese) and waitress didn’t come back for us to tell her.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We were with fun people so it’s hard to go wrong when that happens, but the food was good, service was slow but overall I would highly recommend it👍
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful presentation on the plate!
  29. L

    Lisa

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Tina, was very attentive as she served us delicious pulled pork entrees and later a giant slab of carrot cake.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a group of 7 - great service and yummy food We will definitely be back - thanks
  31. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brisket was wonderful and would order again. We also had the chicken quesadillas which were very good too. Next time I will try the ribs.
  32. SG

    SpartyGal

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Like most restaurants, service was very slow. It took close to 30 minutes to get an initial drink order for the table. Appetizers came out with dinners. One dinner did not arrive until everybody else was finished eating. It was not "comped" but diner was offered dessert. The food was good. This restaurant was been open less than a year and still has some operating efficiencies to work on! That being said, we were understanding that everybody is operating short staffed these days! Will go again!
  33. C

    Cherylm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice to have a great locally owned restaurant. Food great, good portions and value. Small town atmosphere adds to experience.
  34. C

    Cheryl

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, and our server was excellent! Very kind and attentive!
  35. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend as the food was outstanding and the wait staff was great!! The pitmaster came to talk with us and was extremely open about past work history and what lead to him where he is now. The mixed drink were spot one and we will be back.
  36. m

    michellef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very good food and great atmosphere had a great waitress Randi Weston
  37. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great! Took great care of us. Our first time there and will be back. Food was outstanding, so good! Hats off to management, chefs and servers. Thank you for a great evening!
  38. BV

    BeatrixV

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This was our first time at Zyndas (we were frequent Red Cedar Grill visitors) and we were not impressed. The starters were very good and tasty. For entrees we had the ribeye and the baby back ribs. The ribeye was cooked well but the béarnaise sauce was broken and, in our opinion, did not belong on the ribeye. The baby back ribs did not fall of the bone, the meat was slightly pink. I had the ZBQ sauce but it tasted like it had vinegar in it, not good! We took the Red Cedar carrot cake to go and had it later that evening, really good! Overall, we thought it was a little pricey for the value of the food and a few steps down from Red Cedar Grill.
  39. AW

    AmandaW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would not have found this place without Open Table and I was really glad we did. Great food and friendly service - worth the drive out of East Lansing.
  40. PA

    PABJAH

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food highly recommend the deviled eggs as an appetizer, wonderful barbecue ribs the Cubano was delicious. Portions are large, gluten free options and gluten free barbecue sauce a definite plus will be back soon.

FAQs

Zynda’s is rated 4.5 stars by 146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Zynda’s

2778 E Grand River Rd, Williamston, MI 48895

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Williamston

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Barbecue, American, Southwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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