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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
8265 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

7:00 PM


Booked 172 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 8,265 people are saying

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

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, I can see why it’s always so busy! At first I thought the price was a bit much until I saw the portions then it changed my mind!! We’ll definitely be back!! Highly recommended!!
  2. AB

    AdrienneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Services. Our waitress was spot on with delivery of food and drinks . A wonderful place to go for a celebration!
  3. SO

    ScottO

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed Zehnders as always. Love the chicken and noodles. Waitstaff attentive as always
  4. LM

    LarryM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time and enjoyed the food. Our waitress, Dawn, was wonderful
  5. KA

    KATIEM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our waiter seemed quite irritated we did not want the buffet. He really tried to push it. We visit every year during the Christmas holiday and this was the first time we’ve had a waiter seem irritated all dinner.
  6. s

    sak2w

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the service to the food to the atmosphere, it was a perfect meal with the kids and grandparents.
  7. KP

    KimP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food as always, room we were in was nice and quiet but chilly the whole time.
  8. PH

    PatriciaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making the reservation was quick and easy and we only had to wait a few minutes after arriving. We were seated in one of the alcove rooms which was so nice because it was quiet, warm and the service was excellent!
  9. DS

    DianeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious buffet! My husband and I live about an hour and half away and go to Zehnders at least twice a year; have never been disappointed. Would highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a great time and great food as always! Only complaint is we had a table right by the door and it got a little cold at times but didn’t ruin the experience. Going back soon!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Great service!
  12. JT

    JessicaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent experience!! The waitress added so much to the experience. We loved our whole meal and experience.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Food doesn’t have much flavor but server was super nice. Also you get a lot of food
  14. SH

    ShannanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnders is a must-do for my family on Thanksgiving weekend! We drive up from the Indianapolis area every year to enjoy the town, shopping, and the delicious Zehnders family style meal. We have been almost every year for the past 32 years! It’s our kickoff to the Christmas season!
  15. JC

    JeffC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6 and our server, Megan, was attentive and patient. Food was good as well but overall just a great experience. We have yet to be let down by Zehnder's!
  16. JB

    JanelleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Waiter was nice but kind of slow. Food was good and we got right in with our online reservation.
  17. TS

    TeresaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every year around this time after cutting down our tree. The food is always good and service was great. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  18. JW

    JenniferW

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great afternoon celebrating Nana’s birthday! Waiter was friendly and kept the refills coming!
  19. SS

    SharonS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The price of the chicken dinner is getting out of hand and unaffordable for families. I was also surprised at how little was in each of the dishes brought to the table for us to share with the all you can eat dinner. While I know you can request refills, it would be nice to have enough for all to eat some of each dish the first time around without waiting for refills. Five of us were only given enough for 2-3 servings. Skimpy helpings!
  20. RL

    RhondaL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Way over priced for the food. The food was average. Horrible crowded set up!
  21. LM

    LarryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Loved there variety of food but however both places the chicken always seam to be a little dried out and a little bit over price
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So much food! Neat place! Yummy!
  23. SV

    SharonV

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is plentiful and very good. The cole slaw is the best I’ve ever had. Service is excellent and there is a constant flow of people in and out of the restaurant. I highly recommend when visiting Frankenmuth.
  24. CI

    CINDERELLA

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server Jennifer was fantastic! She went out of her way to make our experience very enjoyable. The soup tasted different I wasn’t crazy about it. The chicken seamed more seasoned. It tasted better. Maybe it was just me and there wasn’t any changes. It was wonderful
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Dawn was amazing and made our dinner wonderful!
  26. KJ

    KathyJ

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    It was not what we expected. The dining room is set with folding tables that have white clothes on them. The food is plentiful but mediocre at best and way overpriced. I had their “Famous” fried chicken and it basically was simple bread crumb coating and the meat was quite dry and tough. There were 5 adults and an infant and our bill was what I would expect at a 5 star restaurant I. A big city. We will not be returning.
  27. b

    briellea

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is tasty and of course famous across the state. I loved my Schnitzel and so did my family who took a taste — extremely good flavor and our waitress explained it is cooked in red wine! Great starters too that come with the meal. Better flavors than across the street for sure. Most of all, amazing service! The waitstaff was so kind, full of smiles… like they walked out of a Christmas movie. Helped make our family trip really special!
  28. TK

    TeresaK

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service from the moment we walked into the restaurant. We were able to combine two reservations and sit together when we arrived.
  29. SS

    SueS

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    By making a reservation we get seated very close to the time. Chloe was our server this time and she was so attentive and efficient. It's a great place to meet my friends for lunch since we travel an hour or more to get there from opposite directions.
  30. SB

    SallyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a 7:45 reservation and were seated exactly on time even though the restaurant was very busy. We had concern as to whether or not the buffet would be well supplied at such a late hour, but everything was there, fresh and hot. There were several choices in the salad, sides, and meat sections. Loved the chicken, shrimp, schnitzel, prime rib and turkey choices. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The waiter was excellent (Dillon). We had a beautiful dinner and everyone said they would like to do Zehnder’s again next year, if not sooner.
  31. DS

    DoreenS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was outstanding . Seated right away. Great food
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving
  33. n

    navylady14

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I am not a big turkey fan so I opted for the steak. The steak was entirely too big, looked awful actually. Just this big slab of meat on a plate. Thankfully it tasted better than it looked but was so fatty. The sides were much better than the steak. Our reservation was for 6:15pm, we were seated on time but by the time we got our food it was 7:15pm. The restaurant did not appear to be jam packed but It was busy and the waitstaff clearly was working liking crazy. Our waiter was fantastic! We didn't mind the wait too much as we were enjoying our conversation. For me it was just ok and I wouldn't go back for Thanksgiving dinner or probably any dinner really. I would still recommend Zehnder's to a friend to at least experience it once.
  34. LB

    LorettaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Was told we were seated in the wrong room for the buffet. What kind of disappointed. Menu prices did not match the prices on the website. Ordered turkey dinner with mix of white and dark meat only thing that came was white meat waitress told us they were all out of dark meat. Food was excellent the waitress did a great job.
  35. HG

    HopeG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with my family on Thanksgiving. Found out the next day that our waiter could have looked up my daughters birthday dinner on her card(she left it in her hotel room) with her driver's license. So because he either didn't know or didn't want to look it up, we ended up paying more for our meal that we were not anticipating. But other than that, it was a good experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great Thanksgiving dinner the buffet was really good.
  37. BN

    BillN

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was wonderful. Had a round table. Fantastic evening
  38. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come every year and love it! Service is always great, only thing that could be a bit better is the bar options
  39. c

    carlp

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    The buffet room was VERY loud with people, made me think it was like the cafateria at Jackson prison. the food was good as usual, server was great. I checked in for our 5;15pm dinner - but the guy didnt send our name to the matre de and we were passed up until i went and inquired about it. was not seated until 630pm. would not recommend for a holiday dinner
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for thanksgiving dinner ! Was great had family style Avery thing was great

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 8265 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 172 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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