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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

4.7
4.7
7296 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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Booked 108 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.

  • 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 7,296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Kid Friendly

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. CD

    CarolD

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

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

  2. MG

    MeaganG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was great, food was great. No complaints. Will go again.

  3. AD

    AngieD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love coming here! And service is outstanding as usual! The best part is the birthday perks!

  4. A

    Athenam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food at Zenders is amazing. Home style cooking, but better! My kids came here 2 years ago with their grandparents, (they were 6 and 11) and when they found out we'd be passing by during our vacation, they brought the restaurant up by name and insisted we stop by again. The food did not disappoint.

  5. LV

    LillianV

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their dinners are essentially a five course dinner: cheese and garlic toast appetizer, chicken noodle soup, three salads, entree with four side dishes (of potatoes and gravy, dressing, veggie and pasta noodles, ending with ice cream dessert. They are delicious and service is excellent. The servers wear traditional Bavarian costumes.

  6. BS

    BettySey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our waitress Amy was cheerful and an excellent server. She split our bill in the way we requested without error. We have always enjoyed dining at Zehnders, usually for special occasions. We were seated promptly where we requested, and of course the chicken and side dishes were delicious!

  7. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated a birthday! Excellent service and food. Ordered a cake from the bakery and it was delicious!! Beautifully decorated!!!

  8. KH

    KennethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience. Staff was very nice and did a great job.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came to celebrate our birthdays. The restaurant did not disappoint. Pam was our server. She was spot on, positive and knowledgeable. The food was well prepared and tasted great!

  10. l

    lunch

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5

    our server was the worst we had ever had in ten years...forgot one quest all the way thru our meal. Clumsy, inattentive, no idea hoe to meet our needs. Frustrating and disappointing for a 100.00 meal. When 8 tipped her 15% it was obvious she was mad...very upset as it was our father's day celebration.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for a Father’s Day dinner and had a wonderful experience. Our server, Jack, was attentive, anticipated our needs, and was pleasant and engaging. The food was amazing, as usual! We had the Family Style Chicken Dinner. We love going to Zehender’s every chance we get!

  12. LK

    LoriK

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The server was outstanding. The table was available at the reserved time. We were at the peak of a father's day crowd. We understand it being noisy.

  13. AJ

    AmyJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Zehnder's has customer service down well!! Our table was in the middle of a fairly noisy atmosphere which really was the only downside of our experience.

  14. CA

    CraigA

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Great service but the all you can eat chicken dinner was cold. For $29.00 each person I expect a hot meal. We used to visit monthly but only go back on some special occasions. Based on the variation in food quality we will likely not return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Celebrating Father’s Day at Zehnders was a great choice. No long wait time. Efficient service.

  17. VD

    VickiD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The chicken was dry and cold. The mashed potatoes were dry and not creamy at all. The “prime rib” did not taste like prime rib rather roast beef and not good flavor. We were not pleasantly full when we left. First time though in 40+ years.

  18. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1

    This trip will most likely be the last. It was not enjoyable the way our family remembered it from years ago. The food was just OK, definitely NOT worth the $38.95 per person price tag, which does not even include a beverage. The Prime Rib was a huge disappointment, it came looking like thin burnt leather slices with gravy poured all over it to camouflage it. We were expecting nice pink, herb slow roasted Prime Rib with Au Jus. The green beans were shriveled up and hard. The buttered noodles, that we have always liked and look forward to, were not the same, they lacked the buttery flavor and crumb topping. The bowls and platters of family style food came out very sparce, not even enough for everyone at our table to get a small serving. Then having to wait for our server to come by to check on us was annoying. Even the famous chicken was a disappointment, it lacked flavor and was dry. The service was mediocre, although our server was extremely friendly, she clearly was over worked and burdened with too many tables. We waited long periods of time to get food, and honestly, it was delivered barely warm to room temperature, not hot, or cold in the case of the salads. The atmosphere was awful, reminded me of a high school cafeteria, loud and lots of commotion. A restaurant that is always busy should be prepared and know how to do things right. It is not as if they had a single busy day out of the blue.

  19. B

    Brewdaddy

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my son’s birthday this month and Father’s Day.

  20. LS

    LennyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been going for yesrs and never disappointed! I grew up eating at my German grandparents farm and it brings back so many good memories of Sunday dinners!

  21. CC

    CynthiaC

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zehnders - always fantastic food and equally great service!

  22. AV

    AndreaV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Moses was the best server! He was super quick and efficient, and so friendly!!

  23. JJ

    JaJa

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food and service. Value for the dollar is high!

  24. PA

    PAMELAK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had no problem picking our meal, always get the family style dinner

  25. DB

    DebraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have dined many times at Zender's and I have to say this was one of the best experiences we have ever had. Our server was very friendly and courteous. She made sure we had what we needed and the pace of the meal was great. The food itself was wonderful! Probably the best we've ever had at Zender's! We will be back, for sure!!

  26. KB

    KarenB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    Very cold in the dining room and uncomfortable. Requested it warmer but it never happened. Food was good but the cold made it necessary to hurry and eat so we could leave. Won’t go back for in dining, but would consider take out.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Good food and experience, however nothing was hot. Tepid gravy over cold mash potatoes. No so yummy

  28. SM

    SueM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoy dinners there several times a year. Family Style Chicken Dinner is our favorite! Everything is always delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

  29. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We have enjoyed many meals at Zehnder's for many years. This meal, however, presented several ploblems. One member of our party ordered ginger ale. It came with absolutely no color. It looked like a glass of water and tasted like carbonated water. When we complained, it was replaced with a much improved color and taste. The vegetable was asparagus, which came overcooked, on the verge of mushiness. The dressing came burned on the bottom. We requested a replacement, which was equally burned. We hope for better next time.

  30. LJ

    LukeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been visiting and eating here since I was a kid, now I take my kids every few years. In a world where 5 Stars are way overused, Zehnder’s is one of the few places that truly deserves it.

  31. k

    kenp

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    For the price and the hype the value just was not there. Chicken was dry, noodles overcooked, vegetable(broccoli) was hard and not seasoned, stuffing mushy, to be fair the cranberries were good the bread , mashed potatoes were also good, when fresh chicken was brought it was ok but again the hype overpowers the total value of the meal, I wish we would have spent our 66 dollars somewhere else. I was really wanted it to be as good as the reviews I read were making it out to be. I cannot recommend the resturant in good conscience without a disclaimer of what my experience was. They got me once but it wont happen twice.

  32. DI

    DavidI

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wesley, our server was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. Mostly he was prompt and efficient. Looked like he loves his work.

  33. J

    Julieann

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our early dinner very much. Our wait staff was very attentive. Only disappointment was our food was not very warm.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful experience!

  35. D

    Don4969

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    wes was our server. he was just great. super friendly, funnny and just a great overalll great day. been 3 years since we have been there...thanks pam & don

  36. HC

    HeatherC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If your going to zehnders it's all about the chicken but my no bone chicken eater liked his chicken fingers last time and his hot dog this time

  37. SH

    SusanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server was outstanding. As someone who works in customer service, I appreciate when someone goes out of their way to enhance the customer experience. She was engaged, knowledgeable and extremely friendly. The server who was waiting on the table beside us also went above and beyond. The food was fantastic! We will definitely go back!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My fiancé and I went out to dinner with a good friend who had never eaten at Zehnder’s before. Our friend really enjoyed his first family-style meal at Zehnder’s and we were happy to be back for another. We only come out to eat here every once in awhile, and last night’s dinner was definitely worth the wait!

  39. PS

    PattiS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We are Zehnder's regulars and rewards members. We came for my birthday dinner and everything was great except our table. I am not a fan of the large room with the Sunday Buffett and we were sat right at the entrance and the air conditioning was blowing profusely on my neck and back. I prefer the smaller dining rooms.

  40. NV

    NancyV

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and anything you don’t eat you can take home

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 4.7 stars by 7296 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 108 times today
Google Map for Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    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

    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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