Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.7
5525 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We are open for indoor dining! Please note the following restrictions beginning February 1st:.
Masks are required when not eating
Max Guests per Table is 6 Guests
Parties 7 guests or more will require multiple tables
Tables 6 feet apart
50% Seated Capacity
Enhanced sanitation procedures

We're excited to be able to serve you again!!

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 5525 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kimberlys
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant my family and I come at least 4 times a year, the service and the food is always great and the restaurant is so beautiful. We love Frankenmuth!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Felt rushed throughout; chicken was dry, dessert was lame. Way too many appetizers and only one elementary school style soft serve ice cream for a dessert choice included in the meal. Noodles had way too many cracker crumbs on top which dried up the noodles. To be honest we felt like it was extremely overrated.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the place to go if you love to eat. The Family Style Chicken Dinners are the best.

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LoriT
Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Our waiter Alexander was excellent. Would give him 10 stars!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not as good as past meals, the noodles specifically were poor

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BonnieL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Traditions start here! Been coming to Zehnder's for 55 years with family.

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SEAH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Much too crowded in the area where we were. Noise level was very high, could not understand my wife who was seated across from me in a booth. Had to ask her to repeat several times. Chicken was a little on the dry side but still good. Stuffing was very hard and had to be replaced, second set was just as bad. Everything else was excellent. Waitstaff was very harried. Running like a chicken with her head cut off. Had too many tables. Seating staff had chip on shoulder, very cold treatment. Strawberry cheesecake, as always was excellent.

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AmandaH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We got there at 8 and didn't leave till 10. Very slow service and we go all the time and the taste was off. Noodles were dry...stuffing was burnt...and it just wasn't our normal. There was only 3 of us and we all ordered the family style and for 90.00 were disappointed.

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AngelaJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Frankenmuth for the Festival. On the to do list was dinner at Zehnder's. The restaurant never disappoints. The food was excellent and the service perfect. Thank you for a wonderful evening!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Classic Bavaria with great food. Large portions. Make sure you get a reservation this place is Popular!

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RobertS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there many times and we all agree this time was the best chicken we have ever had. Thanks for a fabulous meal!

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JamesSusan
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always get the family style chicken dinner, we love coming here great food and great service

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Rsfaulk4
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually go to Zehnders 3-4 times a year to celebrate birthdays and eat the wonderful food. I go just for the coleslaw!!
They serve home cooked food and you can eat as much as you like! Anything left on the table can be boxed up to take home so we have another meal when we get home!
Make sure to visit the gift shop and bakery downstairs. You must get the giant donut at least once. We cut it up and have it with our breakfast the next day.
Frankenmuth is a cute little town with fun shops, a candy store and a fudge store! It is easy to spend a day on Main St and the outlet mall is right off the expressway.
I remember going to Frankenmuth and eating at Zehnders with my Mom and Dad and Grandma since I was little. They aren’t with us anymore so it is a nice memory of them when I visit. I’ve carried on the tradition with my teen girls and we love going. (Even my anti-social daughter comes out of her room for the Zehnders trip!)

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Marymelon
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food exceptional, service was top notch 👌 Been coming here for years. Will continue to do so

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DeniseH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Moses was spectacular. He treated us as though we were the only ones there. A young lady named Jen was extremely accommodating also. Great food and service!

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JuneM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reservations were easy to get through Open Table. Waited maybe 5 mins for our table. Nice meal.

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Josh
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, worked around our Gluten sensitivities.

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StacyF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! The staff were great and attentive and the food was fantastic. They must have a great training program for the staff because I have never had bad service. They go out of their way to accommodate a groups requests whenever possible. The food was fresh and the perfect temperature. Never have a bad time when dining at Zehnders.

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KimRocksIndy
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I loved the ambiance of Zehnders and the wait staff was friendly but very slow. The food was ok tasting but we did receive a lot of food-too much to eat and they did allow us to take the leftovers which was nice. It’s a unique experience.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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TammyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken dinner bakery was wonderful awesome staff helpful and friendly

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vipLisaB
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The Price for family style go up constantly. Food is consistently good however. We were appalled to find out that Zanders is requiring proof of vaccination from their staff in order to not wear a mask, and were threatened that they may have to wear a mask forever if they do not get the vaccine. This fact alone will deter me from going there again, as I do not appreciate businesses infringing upon peoples civil rights and being political. The place could use a facelift also.

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ChristieB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good except for the dressing having chicken bone fragments in it. I was up here celebrating my birthday so that was kind of a disappointment.

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JoeC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going to Zehnder's for years. Always a wonderful place to eat at with great food!

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ConnieB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters brought me to zehnders for my birthday. We were treated very well, had a wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant. Very pleased!! We will be back in August for one of my sisters birthday.

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David
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant has changed over the years by cutting pieces of chicken in 1/4th size pieces
so if you order a 3 piece chicken dinner it will be a drum stick 1/4 piece dark & 1/4th piece breast instead of 3 whole pieces of chicken. Also the outside batter has changed to a thinner consistansy of cornmeal also the chicken is not Amish anymore it is Tysons. The food has went up in price dramatically and portion size went down. Most get the all you can get all eat chicken dinner but then again that went up in price also. Don't get me wrong the food tastes great but there are changes. Also restaurant is trying biscuit's cost effective product which needs work, stay with the bread. If you plan on having a carryout prepare for food to be more expensive also which went up on a family meal 18.00 from last year to 48.00 With Zehnder's menu prices rising it could hurt this establishment since there are a vast more restaurants in the city and close by with great selections & fantastic food. The bakery prices have also risen dramatically to about $8.00 for a loaf of bread. As far as I remember flour, yeast & water really did not go up in price to make it. The waitress's or bus boys need to wipe down the silver ware to get rid of soap scum prior to wrapping in linin for guests . Also since covid19 is still here every thing needs to be replaced on table as in salt & pepper, other seasonings & special drink menu. Also table with sterilizer & pat down side posts of table chair. And replace with clean items. Over a lot of micromanaging to hit Frankenmuth. The restaurant does well on it's own with repeat customers from generations of family that travel around the world to come here, so there is no need to raise prices. For those who go to Frankenmuth there is a new place to walk under the bridge there is now a beautiful walk way which go's a bit passed the cheese store & the other direction by the water dam. Views of Bavarian hotel with trees, turtles fish, the ferry boat etc.

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JoannaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All you can eat chicken is the way to go. The noodles are the best part.

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ChristineH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to have dinner with outstanding service also, very good food.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very poor service, food was cold and didn't get everything we were supposed to get. Had to ask the waitress several times just for water and never asked us if we needed anything.

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LauraS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was good but not like it use to be chicken had no flavor. The butter noodles didn’t taste like they use to. But we understand everyone is shorthanded on employees. And try to makeup for lost time from Covid-19 shut down. We will be back.

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owen
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoy coming to zenders each year to celebrate our june birthdays..

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Bekkah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic - he ensured we had everything we needed without being overbearing. He was very lighthearted. The food itself was delicious and served fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a wonderful time. Our servers were very friendly and always there to make sure we had everything we needed.

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JackN
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was excellent, our waitress was efficient and friendly. A perfect
birthday evening.

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MichelleS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joel was our server and he was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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PAMELAK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Very fast no wait for a table

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JWC2021
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host greeted us and was very friendly. Food was delicious, portions were great and a great value for the price. Our server Jordan was great! She asked if anyone had a nut allergy, which my daughter does, and gave her an extra portion of mashed potatoes instead of the stuffing that is made in-house just in case their was cross-contamination, and advised her not to eat the bread for the same reason. There was a table next to us that was horrendous - it made us mad listening to them. They were rude, demanding and condescending from the moment they walked in and throughout their meal - especially one member of the party, and Jordan was nothing but gracious, patient and kind to them throughout their time. We made sure to tell her manager about how great she was doing and how awful those guests were treating her for no reason.

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vipPatrickS
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s Zehnders, it’s all about the chicken dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had some Friends from out of state that had never been to Zehnders so we naturally had to eat at the world famous restaurant

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SonjaS
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zehnder’s is absolutely amazing and a must do when visiting Frankenmuth.

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 4.7 stars by 5525 OpenTable diners.

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.zehndersstore.com/product/zehnders-gift-cards/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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