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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
7799 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

7:30 PM


Booked 173 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 7,799 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

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  1. g

    garyb

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my birthday dinner very much. My only disappointment was they did not have squash. Every time I go there this time of year they tell me they are holding it back for the holiday season. I wish they would have it available in early fall
  2. WV

    WellsV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our 34 th anniversary and we were seated on time the food was amazing our server Annie was far and above one of the best servers we have had anywhere I would recommend for anyone with an adventure streak to try it out for a great time
  3. E

    Esha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, went for my grandmothers 85th birthday.
  4. LE

    LEONK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    DON'T ORDER CHICKEN BREASTS--THEY'RE CUT IN HALF !!!! RIP OFF. KFC SERVES WHOLE BREASTS & CHEAPER
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The family got together for the first time in a couple of years.
  6. LD

    LindaD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend celebrated her birthday with the all you can eat chicken dinner. She was thrilled with it. I ordered the lunch perch and it was perfect. I don't remember our server's name but she was outstanding. Never an unpleasant experience here. Never a disappointment. And yes I recommended Zehnders and it was why we came to celebrate her birthday. She smiled the entire time.
  7. ZS

    ZachS

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Didn’t have to wait for a table. We got our food very fast and the service was great like always.
  8. KS

    KayS

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    After hearing about the great chicken dinners, I decided I had to try Zehnder’s. The chicken was mediocre. I’ve had better chicken at many other restaurants. Very little coating and not much flavor. Noodles were terrible, green beans had a weird flavor. We couldn’t determine what it was. Stuffing was not that great. Mashed potatoes were good and loved the coke slaw and cranberry relish.
  9. RJ

    RobertJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go to Zehnders two or three times a year. Always an enjoyable trip. Chicken dinners are good, not great, but really love the side dishes. Especially the noodles and their cole slaw.
  10. MW

    MichelleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been going here since I was 5 years old and I am now 49. I love Frankenmuth and everything it has to offer.
  11. WV

    WendyV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a few years since we have been there and it was great to be back! Everything was delish!
  12. N

    Nancy

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful meal. We order family style and are never disappointed. We have been going here for at least 15 years.
  13. B

    Brianna

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food! We love Frankenmuth and their dinners !
  14. AM

    AndreaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Food, atmosphere, service was friendly and prompt. There is something for everyone.
  15. RG

    RobertG

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We have been members of the rewards club for as long as they have had one. We ;oved our dinner yesterday but this trip will have to be our last. As seniors we cannot afford to eat at Zenders anymore. The price is out of our price range anymore. We spent over 90 dollars for just two meals. We hate to not be able to go there anymore. We love Zenders !!!
  16. S

    Sparky60

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was very good but a little expensive. Our server Becky was excellent.
  17. a

    acciochocolate

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had excellent service and excellent food as always always they even accommodated us in giving us a booth so that my toddler did not run all over the restaurant.
  18. JH

    JeremyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great chicken and prime rib. The sides are very good as well!
  19. EP

    EdwardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations at 7:15. Checked in at 7:10. Seated at 7:20. I think they forgot us and I had to check
  20. KG

    KathyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tip: call ahead and make a reservation so you don't have to wait sometimes hours for a table.
  21. T

    Todd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and we arrived 15 minutes early and we were able to go in early . Service was great fast and courteous.. will defiantly return again soon
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service3ambience4
    First timer with grandchildren. Booth was nice. Kids’ meals were fine but my chicken was SO disappointing! Overdone and dry. At 71 I had always pictured crisp coated juicy chicken at Zehnders. But now I know…and I’m quite sure that feeding that many people would make great chicken a real challenge. So, it’s ok; I just won’t pine for it. Cute town though!
  23. JS

    JemryS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit to Zehnders, for whatever reason, we've always gone to the Bavarian Inn. The food was delicious!! I had made reservations in advance, it was my birthday dinner on a Saturday..they were packed! The service was good, our waitress didn't ask if we wanted refills on any of our all you can eat dishes and she forgot our ice cream. I'm sure she was overwhelmed, I definitely will not let it stop me from visiting again.
  24. MH

    MelissaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica L. was our waitress and she was outstanding! Very friendly and personable. Had a great experience!
  25. K

    Karen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We haven't been here in several years and we're disappointed that the food came out only sort of warm, especially after we let our server know. For almost $30/person for family style thr food should be hot. I understand completely rising prices so but the food should have been hot. Our server seemed new, so trying to give her a little grace there.
  26. CT

    CatherineT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The family style chicken dinner lived up to its reputation! Best chicken we have ever eaten!
  27. SK

    SherrillK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We had a fantastic server. Moses was our server and was very attentive.
  28. TB

    TinaB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The chicken dinner was as wonderful as I remembered it. Chicken was moist and the sides were all wonderful. The appetizers were fresh and delicious and a greater starter.
  29. B

    Boss

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The potatoes smelled and tasted of mold, but everything else was very good. Our server was a bit aloof, but I noticed others were more congenial.
  30. DK

    DebraKevin

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had to change from the other Frankenmuth restaurant due to inconsistent service, having to find a person to get a refill, and problems with the loyalty membership for both of us. All of our meals and experiences have been great since coming to Zehnder's a few years ago. We like talking with our servers when we go to restaurants. The Zehnder's staff have been excellent and attentive with and to care for their customers. Experiences with Frankenmuth have gone back to me as a child. Today, we are talking bringing our 10 grandchildren, Sadly, and being of eastern European decent, having to leave one place to go across to another is one thing; however, we have been pleased and recommend Zehnder's. Zehnder's is clean and well kept. It is a well attended eatery. No one will leave hungry. Although "Chicken" seems to rule the Roost, there is a great selection of meal choices. I look for quality places that have a reasonably varied menu. On this menu, Lamb is available as of this review time. My wife l o v e s lamb but in her words: "I cannot come to Frankenmuth and not get chicken". I have tried other selections on previous visits and have enjoyed them all. Spend time in Frankenmuth, try to utilize the local small businesses that area also present there, consider investing some time at local Inns to take "Inn" the various eateries, crafts, desserts and environment where you can stroll and / or air the kids out at the hotel pools.
  31. TO

    TimOC

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great but the “all you can eat” option off the dinner menu is a crazy amount of food. For anyone looking to taste the fare and not gorge yourself, I’d suggest ordering off the lunch menu. It’s the same food and you can order smaller potions. The cafe downstairs also offers the same food and you can select your sides.
  32. AC

    AriC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, as always! Server was friendly and staff was great overall. Food was delicious!
  33. BD

    BarbaraD

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once we arrived, I gave my name to the person at the desk and asked if we could be seated at a table (they have booths). Less than 5 minutes went by and my name was called. We were seated at a table and had a nice view of the dining area. Our server (Andrew) was nice and polite. Their food is wonderful, first came the soup, and all the other extras. Their chicken, potatoes, noodles, etc are so good. Our ice cream desserts were the icing on the cake. We will be having the leftovers tonight. 5 star experience. One of our two favorite places to dine when in Frankenmuth! They were very busy and reservations are highly recommended.
  34. JB

    JanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience2
    Had a new waitress. Had to ask 2 to 3 times for everything. She definitely needed more training before being on her own. She was extremely slow in bringing any food, then forgot soup.
  35. MP

    MartinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was great--timing was spot on and she had a wonderful attitude.
  36. SS

    SteveS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Zehnders for more than 40 years. This was the first time we added meat and/or seafood to our family style chicken dinner. It was absolutely worth it. We loved the ribs and shrimp for $7 extra. It is always good here and especially our server Kim.
  37. CM

    ColleenM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The chicken today was delicious.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come to Zehnders every Sept to celebrate birthdays. This was by far the best experience we've had. Our Waitresses name was Alex as she was so attentive and made sure everything was taken care of and we never had to wonder where drinks, food or anything were.
  39. KR

    KarinR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter, Oliver, was amazing! Food was nice and hot…and delicious.
  40. p

    pats

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As always things were very nice. However, why is it such an issue to get a straw and one that is wrapped?

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 7799 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 173 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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