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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.7
4.7
7337 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

23:30


Booked 186 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, German

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 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.

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What 7,337 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Child Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. TB

    TaylorB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! We enjoyed the chicken dinner and loved the family style way they served the meal. Food was amazing! Definitely stop by If you are in the frankenmuth area! We will be back for sure.
  2. DM

    DustinM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, and great ambiance. Definitely a must visit if you are in the area.
  3. LC

    LisaC

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food did not taste as good as it has in the past. Dressing was very salty and the vegetables looked overcooked, could not eat either. The room was also very cold.
  4. D

    Daniel

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We have been to Zehnder’s many times, everything is always perfect. This time was not like the others. The service was absolutely horrible. I had to interrupt the host’s conversation between the two of them to check in, after checking in she just pointed down the hall (had we not been there a dozen times before we would have been lost). Got seated, our server was probably 15 minutes to get to us, and another 15 minutes to bring drinks…all while his 3 tables were all done. Food was great as always. No drink refills (had to flag him down). After our meal we always love orange sherbert , and my son loves “collecting” the little animals on top. We were the only table to not get any, we looked. He never returned after we paid the bill.
  5. TK

    TheKipkupTTV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good, staff were kind and helpful. I would do just about anything for those noodles
  6. c

    caesargoer

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    New waitress. Didn't fill water. Brought wrong platters to table. Celebrating birthday and the sundaes lacked the happy birthday star and no toys in any desserts. Chicken was tough. The veggie was broccoli and two pieces carrot...it was horrible. Price for meal was sky high.
  7. G

    Giovanni

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we entered until the time we left we were treated like royalty.Our waitress was the absolute BEST!!! Thank You
  8. JF

    JeffreyF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There was excellent service and the restaurant was not crowded. Food was delicious, as usual. My sister and brother-in-law visited the restaurant for the first time and enjoyed their visit. They plan to return in a few months.
  9. MK

    MichelleK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Our server brought us our unwrapped paper straws with her bare hands and filled our water glasses with a water receptacle that touched each of our water glasses. Those are two very unsanitary processes that could easily pass germs from table to table. I realize you want to discourage patrons from using straws but by the server touching the unwrapped straw with their bare hands and handing them to patrons the straw becomes a fomite and is a very sanitary practice. Please reconsider these practices. The food was very good as usual.
  10. BM

    BruceM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was very good, outdoor table was wobbly, chairs were difficult to get into. Would recommended losing the high tops for smaller tables. Our server was nice but she was a bartender thrown into serving that day due to being short staffed. Everyone seemed rather disorganized and the outdoor atmosphere could have been better due to older feeling tables and chairs, the exterior building being dirty with rusty speakers and dingy looking light fixtures.
  11. W

    Wolverine

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zehnders is consistently an excellent dining experience. The wait staff and servers were attentive and kind. The various courses of the meal arrive with good timing. The food quality and appearance indicates noticeable care was taken during preparation and presentation. Always a good choice when you are in the area.
  12. MC

    MCACUB

    E. Tennessee

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We were looking forward to the Famous fried chicken. It did not have much flavor which explains why they had chicken seasoning on table. The cabbage salad - coleslaw - was very tasty as was the dressing.
  13. GK

    GeorgeK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overpriced, but delicious. There is nothing like Sender's chicken
  14. J

    Joseph

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mason did an outstanding job as our server. He was very friendly and worked hard to make our experience great.
  15. JN

    JoNv

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Enjoy the variety of food with the family style meal.
  16. JH

    JoyceH

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Chicken was very dry as well as the mashed potatoes. Server was slow and never around. A waste of our time and money!!!
  17. KA

    KANNV

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We eat at Zhenders at least 6 times a year. This reservation was the first time for two of my guests and it wasn’t a pleasant one. Our waiter wasn’t very pleasant and the food was not hot and there were side dishes we didn’t get and told that’s all there was by the waiter. Very disappointed!
  18. KD

    KarenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Almost 50 years ago, my cousin recalls eating at Zehnder's. Her favorite part as a kid was the small plastic animals that came on top of the ice cream dessert. We told the waitress about it and to our surprise, our ice cream came topped with multiple small plastic animals on top! It's the little things Zehnder's does to make the meal experience enjoyable - and memorable. The chicken was delicious - I highly recommend it!
  19. L

    Laurie

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chicken is delicious, the variety of dishes (buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetable, breads, etc.) is extensive, the amount of food is plentiful, the service is friendly and helpful, so we had a very pleasant experience! I look forward to coming back in December for my husband's birthday.
  20. KM

    KaraM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jordyn was exceptional! She was lively and really helped us with our enjoyment of our meal. We will be back next year!
  21. RJ

    RayJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Zehnder’s is always a good choice. Food is pretty good..chicken is hit or miss for flavor. Side dishes are quite good especially the buttered noodles..yum! Nice atmosphere and good service.
  22. AW

    AndrewW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service, incredible atmosphere we will be going again
  23. AS

    AngelaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love a trip to Zehnders. They were busy but we didn't have to wait.
  24. L

    Lorie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal very much, but we ordered too quickly and forgot to order correctly.
  25. TR

    ThomasR

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a great traditional space to dine. We had a late lunch and the service and food was outstanding. After ordering, the food arrived quickly and was piping hot to enjoy. Our server took great care of us. Paying the bill was very quick and easy as well. Highly recommended.
  26. TM

    TerryM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The waitress was friendly but not organized. We asked for refills on chicken and it took 15minutes to bring it. By the time she did the kids left the table and the rest of the food was cold. At that point we just put it in a box and took it home.
  27. MS

    MargaretS

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday Buffet offers a big variety for your money. I highly recommend for tasting everything and for value.
  28. KB

    KurtB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as always. Our server Emily was absolutely a riot😁😁If possible ask for her section when you go.
  29. TC

    TammyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the more intimate room we were sitting in. Will request on future visits. Had great wait staff.
  30. KK

    KathleenK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Many things you remember fondly from your childhood do not measure up when you visit them as an adult. Zehnder's was not one of them. The chicken is as great as I remembered. The sides as abundant and delicious. The price was so reasonable I understood why my thrifty father took us everyone. Definitely a place I will be returning to soon.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have always had a great dining experience at Zehnders. My only issue is the buffet and family style dinners are very expensive..
  32. KC

    KathleenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday Service was phenomenal and food was awesome as usual. 2 adults dining and family style dinner was enough for 4 adults.
  33. MN

    MNicholls

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rebecca was wonderful. She filled out soft drink / coffee without question. She was excellent, Food was top notch as well.
  34. LC

    LauraC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted upon arrival and only had to wait 2 minutes to be seated. Server was attentive and friendly. Food is always good! Family friendly atmosphere.
  35. c

    cindym

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Excellent food Excellent atmosphere
  36. GF

    GlennF

    Indiana

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Chicken was good, just not quite as I would have made it. Service was first rate.
  37. JJ

    JoanneJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fun to celebrate a birthday! Honestly if it weren't for the one free dinner during your birth month, we wouldn't dine there. Somewhere in the shuffle of paying our bill we didn't get the Bronner's free ornament certificate. We stopped at Customer Service and Karen couldn't have been more helpful, delightful, and charming. She offered us other suggestions on things to see and do while in area.
  38. CD

    CarolD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was too cold in the restaurant. The service was fantastic The food was good as usual
  39. MG

    MeaganG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was great, food was great. No complaints. Will go again.
  40. M

    Mellow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our dining experience as in previous years was exceptional. The server Amy was helpful, attentive and energetic. Good variety of food choices prepared just right.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.7 stars by 7337 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

23:30


Booked 186 times today
Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Area

    Frankenmuth

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sat 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

    Gluten-free Options

  • 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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