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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.7
4.7
7307 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Zehnder's has over 150 years of experience serving guests, and now we can bring this tradition to you. Zehnder's is your one-stop caterer. Along with chicken dinners, we can provide everything from the appetizers and bar to your dinner and dessert! We can prepare a small buffet for 30 people, or have a steak and rib grill for 500. Let Zehnder's talented chefs and professional staff help make your special event a memorable one.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, German

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (877) 725-0019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    John Zehnder

  • Catering

    Zehnder's has over 150 years of experience serving guests, and now we can bring this tradition to you. Zehnder's is your one-stop caterer. Along with chicken dinners, we can provide everything from the appetizers and bar to your dinner and dessert! We can prepare a small buffet for 30 people, or have a steak and rib grill for 500. Let Zehnder's talented chefs and professional staff help make your special event a memorable one.

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,307 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

Noise ‱ Moderate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. KB

    KurtB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as always. Our server Emily was absolutely a riot😁😁If possible ask for her section when you go.
  2. TC

    TammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the more intimate room we were sitting in. Will request on future visits. Had great wait staff.
  3. KK

    KathleenK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many things you remember fondly from your childhood do not measure up when you visit them as an adult. Zehnder's was not one of them. The chicken is as great as I remembered. The sides as abundant and delicious. The price was so reasonable I understood why my thrifty father took us everyone. Definitely a place I will be returning to soon.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always had a great dining experience at Zehnders. My only issue is the buffet and family style dinners are very expensive..
  5. MN

    MNicholls

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rebecca was wonderful. She filled out soft drink / coffee without question. She was excellent, Food was top notch as well.
  6. LC

    LauraC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted upon arrival and only had to wait 2 minutes to be seated. Server was attentive and friendly. Food is always good! Family friendly atmosphere.
  7. c

    cindym

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Excellent food Excellent atmosphere
  8. GF

    GlennF

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Chicken was good, just not quite as I would have made it. Service was first rate.
  9. JJ

    JoanneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun to celebrate a birthday! Honestly if it weren't for the one free dinner during your birth month, we wouldn't dine there. Somewhere in the shuffle of paying our bill we didn't get the Bronner's free ornament certificate. We stopped at Customer Service and Karen couldn't have been more helpful, delightful, and charming. She offered us other suggestions on things to see and do while in area.
  10. CD

    CarolD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was too cold in the restaurant. The service was fantastic The food was good as usual
  11. MG

    MeaganG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great, food was great. No complaints. Will go again.
  12. M

    Mellow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our dining experience as in previous years was exceptional. The server Amy was helpful, attentive and energetic. Good variety of food choices prepared just right.
  13. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent as well as the food being delicious! I always go to Zehnders when in Frankenmuth! Love the bakery and gift stores downstairs too!
  14. AD

    AngieD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here! And service is outstanding as usual! The best part is the birthday perks!
  15. A

    Athenam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food at Zenders is amazing. Home style cooking, but better! My kids came here 2 years ago with their grandparents, (they were 6 and 11) and when they found out we'd be passing by during our vacation, they brought the restaurant up by name and insisted we stop by again. The food did not disappoint.
  16. LV

    LillianV

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their dinners are essentially a five course dinner: cheese and garlic toast appetizer, chicken noodle soup, three salads, entree with four side dishes (of potatoes and gravy, dressing, veggie and pasta noodles, ending with ice cream dessert. They are delicious and service is excellent. The servers wear traditional Bavarian costumes.
  17. BS

    BettySey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waitress Amy was cheerful and an excellent server. She split our bill in the way we requested without error. We have always enjoyed dining at Zehnders, usually for special occasions. We were seated promptly where we requested, and of course the chicken and side dishes were delicious!
  18. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday! Excellent service and food. Ordered a cake from the bakery and it was delicious!! Beautifully decorated!!!
  19. KH

    KennethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Staff was very nice and did a great job.
  20. BT

    BakedTater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food (both lake perch and fried chicken.) Portion sizes were large. Service was excellent. Price was very expensive for a family.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate our birthdays. The restaurant did not disappoint. Pam was our server. She was spot on, positive and knowledgeable. The food was well prepared and tasted great!
  22. l

    lunch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    our server was the worst we had ever had in ten years...forgot one quest all the way thru our meal. Clumsy, inattentive, no idea hoe to meet our needs. Frustrating and disappointing for a 100.00 meal. When 8 tipped her 15% it was obvious she was mad...very upset as it was our father's day celebration.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a Father’s Day dinner and had a wonderful experience. Our server, Jack, was attentive, anticipated our needs, and was pleasant and engaging. The food was amazing, as usual! We had the Family Style Chicken Dinner. We love going to Zehender’s every chance we get!
  24. LK

    LoriK

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The server was outstanding. The table was available at the reserved time. We were at the peak of a father's day crowd. We understand it being noisy.
  25. AJ

    AmyJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Zehnder's has customer service down well!! Our table was in the middle of a fairly noisy atmosphere which really was the only downside of our experience.
  26. CA

    CraigA

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service but the all you can eat chicken dinner was cold. For $29.00 each person I expect a hot meal. We used to visit monthly but only go back on some special occasions. Based on the variation in food quality we will likely not return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Celebrating Father’s Day at Zehnders was a great choice. No long wait time. Efficient service.
  29. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The chicken was dry and cold. The mashed potatoes were dry and not creamy at all. The “prime rib” did not taste like prime rib rather roast beef and not good flavor. We were not pleasantly full when we left. First time though in 40+ years.
  30. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    This trip will most likely be the last. It was not enjoyable the way our family remembered it from years ago. The food was just OK, definitely NOT worth the $38.95 per person price tag, which does not even include a beverage. The Prime Rib was a huge disappointment, it came looking like thin burnt leather slices with gravy poured all over it to camouflage it. We were expecting nice pink, herb slow roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus. The green beans were shriveled up and hard. The buttered noodles, that we have always liked and look forward to, were not the same, they lacked the buttery flavor and crumb topping. The bowls and platters of family style food came out very sparce, not even enough for everyone at our table to get a small serving. Then having to wait for our server to come by to check on us was annoying. Even the famous chicken was a disappointment, it lacked flavor and was dry. The service was mediocre, although our server was extremely friendly, she clearly was over worked and burdened with too many tables. We waited long periods of time to get food, and honestly, it was delivered barely warm to room temperature, not hot, or cold in the case of the salads. The atmosphere was awful, reminded me of a high school cafeteria, loud and lots of commotion. A restaurant that is always busy should be prepared and know how to do things right. It is not as if they had a single busy day out of the blue.
  31. B

    Brewdaddy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my son’s birthday this month and Father’s Day.
  32. LS

    LennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been going for yesrs and never disappointed! I grew up eating at my German grandparents farm and it brings back so many good memories of Sunday dinners!
  33. CC

    CynthiaC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnders - always fantastic food and equally great service!
  34. AV

    AndreaV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Moses was the best server! He was super quick and efficient, and so friendly!!
  35. JJ

    JaJa

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good food and service. Value for the dollar is high!
  36. PA

    PAMELAK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had no problem picking our meal, always get the family style dinner
  37. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined many times at Zender's and I have to say this was one of the best experiences we have ever had. Our server was very friendly and courteous. She made sure we had what we needed and the pace of the meal was great. The food itself was wonderful! Probably the best we've ever had at Zender's! We will be back, for sure!!
  38. KB

    KarenB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Very cold in the dining room and uncomfortable. Requested it warmer but it never happened. Food was good but the cold made it necessary to hurry and eat so we could leave. Won’t go back for in dining, but would consider take out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Good food and experience, however nothing was hot. Tepid gravy over cold mash potatoes. No so yummy
  40. SM

    SueM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy dinners there several times a year. Family Style Chicken Dinner is our favorite! Everything is always delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (877) 725-0019.

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth is rated 4.7 stars by 7307 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, German

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Zehnder

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (877) 725-0019

  • Catering

    Zehnder's has over 150 years of experience serving guests, and now we can bring this tradition to you. Zehnder's is your one-stop caterer. Along with chicken dinners, we can provide everything from the appetizers and bar to your dinner and dessert! We can prepare a small buffet for 30 people, or have a steak and rib grill for 500. Let Zehnder's talented chefs and professional staff help make your special event a memorable one.

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