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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.6
4.6
7518 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 191 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 7,518 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. l

    lisab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amy was our waitress and was SUPER!! Nice, funny and efficient! We enjoyed it very much and will definitely be back again!
  2. c

    courtneyt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Better than the Bavarian Inn across the street. More space to sit, same food and less wait time. Use open table and went right in and was seated.
  3. MK

    MatthewK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We come to Zehnders often.. but this trip the food quality was a bit poor. The chicken was very dry and the vegetable side was mushy. This is very odd for Zehnders, usually our food is spot on. We love the feeling when we are there.. apart of the family traditions.
  4. AP

    AlanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnders lived up to the hype. Food was ample and very tasty. Plenty of choices to enjoy
  5. MH

    MackenzieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious! The food is always so wonderful and so is the staff
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    This would be a good value if they charged half the price. Frankenmuth is small so this place is just crazy loud and busy bc you are marketed “chicken dinners” nonstop when planning a visit. Food comes fast and you really don’t have time to breath between the starters and your main meal . Cabbage salad was crisp and flavorful. Mashed potato and gravy were the best part of the main course. Chicken lacked flavor and crispness. Our server was good but they are so busy! And their uniforms are tragic, stop making them wear those ridiculous uniforms. It doesn’t even go with the theme of the place.
  7. KE

    KimE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was able to get seated early. Waiter was great and nice. Had a great dinner. Overall wonderful experience.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best waiter (Moses)! Very friendly and knowledgeable!
  9. KB

    KennethB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Tried Zehnders for a change and was pleasantly surprised.
  10. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely unique experience. One of the most important reasons to visit Frankenmuth
  11. KM

    KatieM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good good, friendly service, only downside is it took 2 hours for the entire meal. This is always a staple in a frankenmuth trip!
  12. MB

    MargaretB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful and our server was great!!! we were in the South Dining room by ourselves for 25 minutes, then a bus tour came in and it was a bit noise, but we could deal with that. Love all your attention to detail. We come from Ohio and loved it!
  13. LS

    LouS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family generations have been coming here since the 1930's - love it!!
  14. GK

    GlennK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded our expectations and the value exceptional!
  15. AM

    AnnetteM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Making a reservation was super easy. The hostess staff was very nice and our server Oliver was SUPER! super efficient, friendly and knowledgeable.
  16. MK

    MelodyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great job! We always have a great experience at Zehnders!
  17. CH

    ColleenH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As awesome as usual. Service was excellent and food was served quickly and as ordered.
  18. NR

    NiseR

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our son's 16th birthday. Our server, Cassidy, was amazing. She made sure that we had everything we needed. Tried the ribs and shrimp with our family feast for the first time. They were delicious. The Vidalia onion soup was the best I have ever had.
  19. KB

    KarenB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined on Sunday night and paid $8 extra per person for the prime rib and shrimp. It was not worth it as the prime rib was very tough and chewy. Everyone raves over the chicken, but our party of 5 found it average, nothing special. The sides were fantastic, with the pasta salad being superb. Service was decent, didn't have to wait long for requests. The carver at the prime rib station was excellent ! Very friendly, attentive,, and courteous. The best by far, and then to find out he was from our hometown of Peoria was the cherry on top !
  20. RB

    RobinB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. I just wish I had two stomachs!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Got the buffet and some chicken was overcookec and some was undercooked..variety could of been much better for the price of the buffet..not sure if we will go back
  22. MG

    MichaelG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service! For me, it is an expensive dinner but when you consider how much you are getting and not eating there everyday, it is well worth it. Also, they serve so generously you can easily have a second meal with the leftovers!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing long standing Chicken Dinner! Love everything about Zehnder’s!
  24. m

    magnolia10

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Service was terrible. I even talked to the mgr and nothing changed. We’ve been going here for years and service was beyond disappointing.
  25. SB

    ScottB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Last two times we've been three we got the same waiter, Michael is his name. He maybe the slowest server ever. Anytime we wanted anything, it took 20 minutes.
  26. LS

    LiseS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    World famous breasted chicken family style all you can eat. Lots of food so bring appetite. Restaurant cleanliness is amazing and the wait staff so accommodating and friendly. I found the chicken to be dry but side dishes and ice cream desserts made up for that.
  27. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The chicken was delicious as expected but really salty.
  28. DP

    DPat

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    My husband's salmon dinner with vegetables was not very good. Also the brocolli that was the vegetable was terrible. It looked burnt. Otherwise, the chicken dinners were good as well as the sides.
  29. KJ

    KJLo

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    This was on my bucket list and I was SO excited to finally eat here. Very disappointed in the food. Great server. Beautiful place for lunch. $25 for lunch - two chicken breasts that looked like a croquette. Tiny, cut into much small piece than regular breast. Maybe 5 bites per breast. I actually had to ask the server what he served me because it was not like any breast I have ever eaten in 63 years, potatoes and gravy were good. Highly overpriced for the food. Would take a pace next visit.
  30. HE

    HEIDISS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic, family style chicken meal with all the sides appealed to the whole family, ages 52 to 80. Great server.
  31. BB

    BelenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great and waiters attended our needs at all times
  32. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome, as always, and our waiter was exceptional ! We look forward to our visits every year
  33. JC

    JoeC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnder's has been our favorite restaurant in Frankenmuth for decades!
  34. MC

    MicheleC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, glad we got in when we did since had no idea it was fireman muster festival. Lots of activity going on
  35. ED

    EphraimD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sarah, our wait staff was outstanding!!! She anticipated what was needed before we even ask.
  36. BM

    BillM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great service in a great setting. We loved it!!!
  37. AR

    AnnR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. And great service. I have no complaints.
  38. RS

    RandS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken dinners are always outstanding. The service we received was the best we ever received. Portions were generous.
  39. SJ

    SharonJ

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was extremely friendly and efficient. Our food was hot and very good. This is my 4th visit and the restaurant never fails.
  40. m

    michaelp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I feel that it was a wonderful dinner however there should be a room for families with young kids because it was so loud

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 7518 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 191 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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