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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Frankenmuth, MI

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
10589 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 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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!
  • Private party facilities
    Several Private Rooms available through sales team as well as catering options.
  • Neighborhood
    Frankenmuth
  • Cross street
    Covered Bridge Lane and Main Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 10,589 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

10,589 Reviews
  1. AshleyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mashed Potatoes were almost unedible. They had sooo much salt it was harsh. Breading and Gravy also very heavy on salt. Everyone in our group agreed. Very disappointing as this place holds so much nostalgia for me

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  2. MarleneJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    we were seated in the banquet room not the restaurant which was fine. the place was not busy. After waiting 55 minutes we finally got our appetizers! the waiter chose to change the linens and reset the table next to us while we were just sitting there waiting for food. Then he procedes to clean off the table on the other side of us while we are waiting for the dinner. I never said anything to him about the service because I was just in shock that he chose to talk to the people that had just been seated next to us and tell jokes to them while we were staring at him waiting for our food. The drive for us to get to Frankenmuth took ninety minutes. we sat at our table in the restaurant for two and a half hours!! This is totally unacceptable and I can"t believe I just let it go without saying something. Thankyou for giving me this opportunity to vent.

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  3. ElizabethV

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter was a bit chaotic. Forgot we wanted just white meat. Forgot our drinks. Waited until I had food in my mouth and asked the same question 3 times. Got our dessert wrong. Went there for the boyfriends birthday and he didn't even get his hot fudge ice cream he wanted.

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  4. Shane

    Cleveland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael, our server, was fantastic! As was the food!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal as usual food was good atmosphere was great overall a very pleasant evening

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  6. HeatherB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and our waitress Bree was great

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  7. LindseyR

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to have the buffet this time and it was delicious

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  8. AmandaF

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s an experience. The food is kind of bland and overpriced but it’s definitely a fun dining experience.

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  9. Jessejoy

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been here several times since I was a kid. My memories are so much different. The food just wasn’t good. The chicken was ok. It was good. I don’t know about memorable. The garlic toast nearly broke my tooth. It was chewy/crispy stale. The cheese dips were ok. We don’t eat liver pate so I won’t judge what I don’t like. The soup was ok but was more like noodles in water. Then the salads- coleslaw was good. Chutney stuff was ok. Cottage cheese?! A whole bowl of it? Like why? What a waste. The dressing was ok, my kids swore the potatoes were instant, the gravy was good. The vegetable medley consisted of all the beans and other veggies that you grew up being forced to eat. Don’t even get me started on the buttered noodles. Mushy fettuccine noodles topped with 2 inches of bread crumbs. That’s my kids favorite item to eat. They wouldn’t touch them. What am I missing? I’m totally down for home cooked food. On paper this sounds amazing. But in theory it’s poorly executed cafeteria food. Flavorless. No taste. Not to mention the waitress asked if anyone had a nut allergy which I appreciate- only to find out that meant it excluded my daughter from eating dressing, bread and garlic toast. The items she mostly wanted. I paid 145$ for my kids to barely pick at any of the food. I’m sad to say I’ll never return. It just wasn’t worth it at all. And my memories from being younger were of amazing chicken and potatoes in gravy and just eating and eating but something has changed and it’s 30$!!!! That’s a lot of money for bad food. The ambiance is great. The waitress was good. The ice cream was tasty. That’s not enough to bring me back. Sorry Zehnder’s….ill always have my memories.

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  10. TracyH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good food and service very loud in our dinning room though

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So much food!! Delish!! We had leftovers for the hotel!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality has gone downhill. Prices have gone up. Not worth the cost anymore.

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  13. StephanieW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got seated right away. Server was great and really nice. Food was great!

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  14. DavidS

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress struggled. Friendly but not real competent

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  15. KristopherC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there with my children for the first time and we absolutely LOVED it. The whole vibe was amazing and our server (Moses) was EXTRAORDINARY. The food was next level good. Highly recommend!!

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  16. MarianneW

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and staff are always very good at Zenders. There are many dining areas , I guess I was a little miffed when being older they seemed to shuffle us to the back with the other gray hairs.

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  17. TracyC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Zehnders is tradition - they never disappoint decade after decade - consistent and oh so good.

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  18. NormaF

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place. Great server. Not as good as used to be. Gravy not as good anymore. Chicken is good but not great. Been going there since I was a child. Husband had salmon said not worth the price but good.

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  19. ChristopherC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server made the experience even better, he was full of energy and was eager to make sure we had a good time.

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  20. CarolK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was excellent, as usual in Frankenmuth. The Salmon we ordered took longer to cook, which was nice since we got to visit longer while celebrating my parents wedding anniversary.

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  21. DonnaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Plentiful. Good go to for a special event. Especially for a birthday. Join the birthday club.

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  22. JenE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated in the Terrace Room, which was very small and very quiet compared to the main dining area -- much easier to have a conversation in there. We asked for lunch menus, since it was mid-day and our group was not that hungry. Portions (and prices!) on the lunch menu are smaller than on the dinner menu. All our choices (hot chicken sandwich, Michigan cherry salad with grilled chicken, chicken schnitzel sandwich, and a hamburger) were delicious.

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  23. RebeccaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is amazing! The amount of food you get for the cost is great!

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  24. Ryan

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an amazing and very personable server! The family meal has changed and now allows the kids to swap out the chicken for a kids meal item which was big hit for them!

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  25. MaryR

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here for years . The chicken this time was not up to the usual standards. The breast was skinless with little breading and very dry. We asked for more dark meat which seemed to be in very short supply. Since chicken is the main feature, we expect it to be very good, and this was not. The rest of the food was good. The wait person took very good care of us, but she is not in charge of the cooking. We will try again in the future.

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  26. cherib

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were directed to our table by a very personable lady who gave us some great dessert options. We were brought food, seemingly endlessly, and it was all delicious. The atmosphere in the restaurant is just so special and is always a joy whenever we go there.

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  27. Elizabeth

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and consistent food and service. One of my grandfather's favorite places. Now it is ours.

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  28. VioletD

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice staff and a nice atmosphere, food a little pricey, but always have leftovers for home.

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  29. MarilynR

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just wish it wasn't so expensive! We have to drive an hour and a half just to get there, so a price break would be great!

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  30. GreatDiningExperience

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there to celebrate my wife's Birthday and enjoy their gift of a free meal! The food was good though the chicken was somewhat dry! Always enjoy going there!

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  31. Tholdem

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been dining at Zehnder's a couple times each year for decades and I can't think of a single thing I would improve. If I lived less than 90 minutes away, I would enjoy a meal here as a part of my weekly routine. There is nothing routine about Zehnder's. The wait staff are highly trained professionals whose etiquette and manors seem so natural. The food, although simple home cooking, is reminiscent of a royal banquet in medieval times. The food just keeps coming. Anxiety actually overcomes you because everything is so good that you can't eat as much of everything that you would like. Personally, I begin the first course with the noodle soup, garlic toast and pate (unrivaled by any other I have enjoyed) followed by the best cabbage salad in the world. But then I regret not having had more homemade bread and cranberry apple relish. Soon you feel sated and out comes the main course. I can barely get to the chicken because, the buttered noodles with bread crumbs are intoxicating. Who would have thought that the seasonal vegetable, mashed potatoes and dressing would demand seconds. I love the gravy so much I bring home a bottle of their gravy mix from the gift shop. Make sure to bring home some of their chicken seasoning just to keep you going until your next visit. If you want some beef, try the buffet serving carved prime rib. You must exercise restraint at the buffet, which contains all of the delicacies from the chicken dinner and more, because you may not save room for the desert bar. I would rather walk away loosening my belt than pass up legendary strudel or BUTTERHORNS. I could go onj and on but I must close by sharing that Lent is my favorite season at Zehnders. Ah! That delicious lake perch.

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  32. CorrineH

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there to celebrate my Birthday. We got the family style Chicken. Nice and hot and delicious. Loving the appetizers as well. Particularly the garlic toast with cheeses. And the coleslaw is always a favorite. I couldn't eat as much of the sundae but I sure tried. All in all, was very happy with my meal and server.

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  33. ThomasL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nicest waitress I have ever had in all of Frankenmuth, maybe best ever anywhere! Zehnder's sure has their act together. Much better service than across the street. Loved taking a Birthday Picture with Drumstick the Rooster mascot and I'm 74.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Way over rated I think Kentucky Fried Chicken is better

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  35. TonyaB

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress Alexis was an absolute delight, very good at her job and so a sweet. The prime rib and chocolate covered cherry cheesecake were amazing!! We will definitely be back when we are craving prime rib. It was the best we have had!!

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  36. ScottB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was amazing yesterday, food as usual is good yummy!

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  37. slquality

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Going there for years. Prices rise each time, seems like less food.

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  38. KrisR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good food an all we always go there at least 2-3 times esp bdays

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  39. JudyA

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to Frankenmuth numerous times. However I had the best waitress ever! She was most attentive and always asked us if we wanted refills on any food item. I have never had that happen before. I had two soups.. lol. She made suggestions for the bakery downstairs. Overall, she was sincerely enjoying her work which made a total difference.. to us. I would love to experience more people like this..

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience and great food. Never disappoints

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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 10589 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 87 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Covered Bridge Lane and Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Frankenmuth
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, German
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Public transit
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Zehnder
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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!
  • Private party facilities
    Several Private Rooms available through sales team as well as catering options.
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