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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
7541 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 153 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, German

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 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 7,541 people are saying

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

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. KB

    KenB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience2
    We both had the all you can eat chicken dinner we really enjoyed the cabbage side dish, the breads, the liver pate was very very good. Our server, Tyler, was excellent! We are seniors and it was just way way too much for us and felt bad that so much food was going to waste. May I suggest you have senior portions on your menu. Also we were in the oldest part of the restaurant at a table for four right by the kitchen and it was a freeway sitting there very uncomfortable.
  2. RB

    RichardB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnder’s has always been our go to place for celebrations. We are part of the Birthday club and usually take advantage of that. The food is always good and it is just a wonderful place to meet with family or friends.
  3. BF

    BarbaraF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Was mainly disappointed with the food. The stuffing was mushy, potatoes instant and corn overcooked. Chicken broasted was ok. Bar did not know how to make a mojito. I have not been here in a couple decades and probably not going back any time soon.
  4. DC

    DebC

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A fun family experience! Some of the food could use some updating, but overall a great meal!
  5. CM

    CherylM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience with family. The family style chicken dinner came with many wonderful appetizers. The Raspberry preserves was a favorite!
  6. LM

    LarryM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside… very nice!!! Food and service were both fantastic. Can’t wait to go again!
  7. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful server. She was very attentive to our needs and very pleasant. The chicken salad croissant had too much mayo and was messy. The house-made chips were dark, overdone, chewy, and needed more salt.
  8. D

    Dryfly1

    Naples

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    food was good, not great...server very good...ambiance disturbed by nearby noisy kid
  9. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Food and service staff always good.
  10. KG

    KrisG

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was exceptional! Food was great! Price a little high, but for a vacation treat, it was great.
  11. NN

    NancyN

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiters was very friendly!
  12. NC

    NoraC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really good The service was good too
  13. JA

    JessicaA

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A family favorite since I was little! Got to take my Kids there and I hope the tradition continues
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    We were not told about the a la crate menu. We had the daily special which was too much food for two people. The chicken and ribs were underwhelming. The best part of the meal was the cabbage salad. Very disappointing for the price and hype.
  15. PC

    PaulC

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great family night. We celebrated two birthdays and had amazing service and great food.
  16. TO

    TeresaO

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Everything was pretty good. The stuffing could use some work- it’s just a blob of wet bread with sage mixed in. Otherwise it was good
  17. G

    Grinchbagx

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great staff! It was a lively time! The chicken man was out for a good time!
  18. l

    lisab

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was our waitress and was SUPER!! Nice, funny and efficient! We enjoyed it very much and will definitely be back again!
  19. JM

    JMac

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED our waiter, and we loved the food. Always so delish. We had a booth which we actually commented about how nice it was because we it was private, large enough that you can sit comfortably had we had 2 more and the higher sides allowed us to have private conversations and hear each other perfectly. All in all great job as usual!
  20. c

    courtneyt

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than the Bavarian Inn across the street. More space to sit, same food and less wait time. Use open table and went right in and was seated.
  21. MK

    MatthewK

    Toledo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We come to Zehnders often.. but this trip the food quality was a bit poor. The chicken was very dry and the vegetable side was mushy. This is very odd for Zehnders, usually our food is spot on. We love the feeling when we are there.. apart of the family traditions.
  22. AP

    AlanP

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnders lived up to the hype. Food was ample and very tasty. Plenty of choices to enjoy
  23. SO

    SarahO

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service! My family always makes a point to have dinner here when we are in the area!
  24. MH

    MackenzieH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! The food is always so wonderful and so is the staff
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This would be a good value if they charged half the price. Frankenmuth is small so this place is just crazy loud and busy bc you are marketed “chicken dinners” nonstop when planning a visit. Food comes fast and you really don’t have time to breath between the starters and your main meal . Cabbage salad was crisp and flavorful. Mashed potato and gravy were the best part of the main course. Chicken lacked flavor and crispness. Our server was good but they are so busy! And their uniforms are tragic, stop making them wear those ridiculous uniforms. It doesn’t even go with the theme of the place.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best waiter (Moses)! Very friendly and knowledgeable!
  27. KE

    KimE

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was able to get seated early. Waiter was great and nice. Had a great dinner. Overall wonderful experience.
  28. RN

    RoNylee

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great. My husband and I celebrate every year with Zenders birthday club. I tried the rotiserie chicken and it was moist and delicious. Loved the brussel sprouts for the vegetable, but the outside was burnt, so I just peeled the outer layer off, to totally enjoy them. My husband and I have been coming to Zenders for our birthdays, they're the same month, for 29 years. Next year will be a special celebration for our 30th anniversary as well as our birthdays. As usual we ate way too much, but thanks to the policy, for the last few years, we were able to package up the food we were unable to fit into our stomachs and took it home for a second meal the next day. Thank you again, Zenders, for the wonderful memories. The Monvilles of Otisville
  29. KB

    KennethB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tried Zehnders for a change and was pleasantly surprised.
  30. C

    Christopher

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unique experience. One of the most important reasons to visit Frankenmuth
  31. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good, friendly service, only downside is it took 2 hours for the entire meal. This is always a staple in a frankenmuth trip!
  32. MB

    MargaretB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and our server was great!!! we were in the South Dining room by ourselves for 25 minutes, then a bus tour came in and it was a bit noise, but we could deal with that. Love all your attention to detail. We come from Ohio and loved it!
  33. LS

    LouS

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family generations have been coming here since the 1930's - love it!!
  34. GK

    GlennK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations and the value exceptional!
  35. AM

    AnnetteM

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making a reservation was super easy. The hostess staff was very nice and our server Oliver was SUPER! super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
  36. MK

    MelodyK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job! We always have a great experience at Zehnders!
  37. KK

    KarenK

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Excellent experience!! Amazing service!!!
  38. CH

    ColleenH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As awesome as usual. Service was excellent and food was served quickly and as ordered.
  39. NR

    NiseR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our son's 16th birthday. Our server, Cassidy, was amazing. She made sure that we had everything we needed. Tried the ribs and shrimp with our family feast for the first time. They were delicious. The Vidalia onion soup was the best I have ever had.
  40. KB

    KarenB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined on Sunday night and paid $8 extra per person for the prime rib and shrimp. It was not worth it as the prime rib was very tough and chewy. Everyone raves over the chicken, but our party of 5 found it average, nothing special. The sides were fantastic, with the pasta salad being superb. Service was decent, didn't have to wait long for requests. The carver at the prime rib station was excellent ! Very friendly, attentive,, and courteous. The best by far, and then to find out he was from our hometown of Peoria was the cherry on top !

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 4.6 stars by 7541 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 153 times today
Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 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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