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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
8600 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

7:00 PM


Booked 187 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, German

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 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 8,600 people are saying

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

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. HM

    HeatherM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Very slow service! It was only my son and I and it took 2 hours for our food.
  2. ML

    MarkL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Chicken was dry and overcooked, something we’ve never experienced. It was a snow day and there were very few guests, so maybe it just sat and dried out. We eat there often, so while we’ll be certainly back, it was not what we habe come to expect.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and our server Gavin was amazing!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time together at Zhenders. We were seated right away and everything was great throughout our meal. Our server Nicole was phenomenal. She made sure all our wants and needs were attended to and was key to making our dining experience wonderful. The Prime Rib Buffet was excellent and I would strongly recommend to anyone who is heading to Frankenmuth to plan their meal at Zhenders.
  5. KS

    KarlS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having a reservation is a must. We were seated right on time and the wait staff was right on us within 5 minutes with our drink orders. We come here at least 3 times a year for our birthdays...NEVER had a bad meal. Looking forward to the Snow festival.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    Chicken was dry ask for new platter of chicken same way. Would of had better at KFC. We were rushed Made reservations been going there since I was a kid. Won’t go back for a long time
  7. MK

    MarkK

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Zehnder's every time!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service as always. We always look forward to our Frankenmuth getaways and dinner at Zehnder’s!
  9. AP

    AmeliaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It’s a little expensive, but you get a ton of food and it tastes great!
  10. RP

    RichPam

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, atmosphere and staff! As always!
  11. DL

    DennisL

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With our reservation we were seated promptly. The waiter was a pleasure and made the Birthday dinner fun!
  12. SK

    StephenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    We were sat in the Cowpath Room. Very quaint and quiet. Our server Nancy was just okay. She had a friend eating with a friend in the booth across from us…we could see and hear their conversations. She bought them plates of chicken. When we asked for more she asked well, what do you want? I said some legs. She bought us 2. I never got my glass of water. Had to ask twice for more coffee! I was a director of guest services and a brand trainer for Starwood. I understand and recognize good customer service!
  13. MM

    MarcM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kim, our great server, was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone. And if you can get a table in Kim’s section you will be well taken care of.
  14. MC

    MaryC1985

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was awesome and the food was delicious. Our server was great and she went beyond to make sure we had everything and my grandson was so happy with the all the attention
  15. ZS

    ZachS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server Jessica was on top of everything. She was very nice and made sure we had everything. We made a request to sit in the Bar area, it was quiet and nice and not so packed. It was a great dinner!
  16. DS

    DaveS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The food quality has really taken a downward turn. The chicken was cold and dry. The stuffing was from the bottom of the pan (almost burnt). Chicken wings were so small it didn’t even have a drumstick portion. The second serving of chicken was considerably hotter. This is not the same level of food quality that we’ve all come to enjoy. Even with one meal being free. Things have changed. It will be a while before we come back.
  17. M

    Mary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Food as always was good and we got a booth as requested. Nice server. My only complaints are they we had to send back a fork and spoon that were dirty and prices are high . High prices I do realize are the fault of the customer who orders too much so he can take home an extra meal and inflation. Over all a nice time and grateful I could make a reservation.
  18. GB

    GeorgeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The wait was short and well worth it. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Our food was served hot and it was fresh and delicious. It was fun to be in a dining room with lots of folks laughing and talking.
  19. B

    Badge204

    Detroit

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and the extra nice birthday meal.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The appetizers were very good and the chicken bland as usual. The items which are meant to be served were just warm. Potatoes were made from the box kind.
  21. CR

    CarliR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come here a few times a year and have never been disappointed! Yummy food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
  22. M

    Mickey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The quality of the family style chicken dinner has gone down. The chicken was dry. Noodles were bland. For the $29 price we were disappointed. No complaints about our server, she was great and very accommodating.
  23. W

    anthonyW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    birthday dinner was served in the bar.i liked the server.name was bailey very observant and very polite
  24. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Zender's has been about the same for me since I have been going there for my birthday club free meal.
  25. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Supposed to have all you can eat chicken. First platter that came to our table had every piece but my favorite, drumsticks. Waitress goes back to the kitchen then comes to our table saying it will be 5 minutes. Okay. later I asked for more. Waitress goes to the kitchen and comes back with a thigh telling me there isn’t anymore drumsticks. What? I have been going to this restaurant for 40 years. I have never had this happen and it should never happen to anyone. Their kitchen is obviously being mismanaged. Bavarian Inn is where I will be eating my chicken dinners from now on.
  26. BE

    BEACHERP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Zehnder's restaurant is a beautiful facility and it was still beautifully decorated for Christmas when we were there on January 9.
  27. CH

    CarlaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for our birthday celebration. Our waitress Becky was very friendly, energetic and helpful. We are long time customers. So glad the experience has remained strong for so many years!
  28. LF

    LanaFaye

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We reserved the Cow Path for my birthday meal and it was beautiful with the Christmas decorations still up. I used to work at Zehnder's 55 years ago.
  29. j

    jeanl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The chicken was dry. The fish serving was very small. The prices Have gone up considerably.
  30. JA

    JayA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food always good. We did not care for the green beans that are served on Sundays. Waitress was friendly and attentive but with what appeared to be just a few tables. Did not see her as much as we would have liked. Behind on refills both food and drinks.
  31. F

    Familyforever

    Grand Rapids

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for 2 birthdays, was great as usual ! Good food.
  32. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. We sat in the Cowpath which is quite quaint. The waitress was great, took good care of us. The food never disappoints. We will always remember our dinner. It was for my birthday and it was perfect. Next time we will try the buffet. Heard great things about that.
  33. c

    carla

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I would eliminate the table I was at. I was right next to the buffet carving station and every waiter/waitress that went by hit my chair making for an uncomfortable dining experience. The food was great but listening to every conversation at the carving station was not enjoyable
  34. AP

    AndreaP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. It was a good date night, and we had a wonderful server.
  35. ZR

    ZacharyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Worth the hype in every way. Classy and classic, yet simple and a great value. We will be back.
  36. RT

    RodneyT

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wife’s Birthday
  37. RB

    RayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All you can eat chicken dinner is the best. Awesome.
  38. SU

    StaceyU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server James was amazing. Came at all the right times, was very informative about the restaurant and town. We will ask for his section in future visits.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easy to make reservation. No hassle. We always make our reservation at Zehnders. Great experience as always!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Zehnders is all you can eat and you will be stuffed when you leave. I don’t care for coleslaw and cottage cheese, but I eat it here because the coleslaw is a sweeter variety and tastes excellent. The cottage cheese is also very good. I also like the chicken soup they serve before your meal comes. The chicken is alway great. My only complaint comes from one of my onetime favorites. The noodles they bring with the chicken seems to have changed. I used to eat tons of it but whatever they cook it in doesn’t taste good anymore. It seems to be some type of oil that doesn’t taste anything like butter. They taste almost fishy which would be strange for noodles. It would be nice to know what they have done to that recipe. Overall it’s a great family experience and we will continue to go when we visit coming from Georgia.

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 8600 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


Booked 187 times today
Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Frankenmuth

  • Hours of operation

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