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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1622
+1 800-863-7999
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Ranked #10 of 38 restaurants in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, German
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Knox, Indiana
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had heard about the wonderful chicken dinners, but were surprised at the cost. However, after we ordered and saw all the "appetizers", we understood. The chicken was delicious, as was the mashed potatoes & gravy, the slaw, the rolls & breads & cheese & liver pate, the cottage cheese, the cranberry sauce, the strawberry jelly, the buttered noodles, etc.... More

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

We look forward to welcoming you back. It's great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We will be counting the days until you visit us again. Thank you for such great comments. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

To those who've traveled, are familiar with the cities which create an atmosphere of another place in time for the weary; this is one such place. There are two eateries, right across the street from each other. We chose this and were not disappointed. this is a buffet/cafeteria format with ready doggie bags for those who readily ate their fill.... More

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for writing, and we look forward to your future visits to our wonderful town, and great restaurant. Please feel free to contact me in the future for any reason. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Knoxville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Maybe i was oversold, but I expected fried chicken to really blow me away, and it didn't happen--it was okay. Honestly, i would totally skip the fried chicken next time and try something else. Service was good. I did really like the green beans and the noodles. Enjoy family style.

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for posting. We make a simply fried and breaded chicken. I'm sorry the chicken was just OK. I do hope you try us again in the future. We have many excellent dishes to choose from. Please feel free to contact me in person for any reason. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Bloomington, Indiana
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We both had the chicken dinners. They bring you plenty of sides and they have great service. Not going to say it's the best fried chicken ever. I will say it was good and we were glad we went.

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Our guests comments are so very important to us. Please feel free to contact me in the future for any reason. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Monroe, Michigan
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's all about the experience at a restaurant that is part of the hub of the Frankenmuth visit. There is friendly competition between this restaurant and the one across the street (Bavarian Inn). We like both for completely different reasons, so just stay long enough to try both! In the end it's the STAFF - they are welcoming, friendly, happy,... More

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. Please feel free to contact me in person if there is anything I can do for you. We hope to provide you with the same great service time and time again. Thank you for your great comments and your continued patronage. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

PALM SPRINGS, CA
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143 reviews 143 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A "must" if in Frankenmuth or anywhere near. Terrific food, fantastic service and fairly priced. Would most definitely return.

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the fabulous comments. We hope to continue to be part of your family, and that you visit us whenever in the area. Thank you again. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Canton, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Had a great time at the shops and had a great family dinner. Chicken is great our picky 10 year old even ate the meal. A great experience over all.

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for posting. We appreciate all of our guests comments, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Please feel free to contact me in person for any reason. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Traverse City
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Everything served here is wonderful. Wait staff cater to you and make sure everything is good. When done eating, go to the bakery in the basement and buy breads and/or sweets to take home. You won't be disappointed.

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a great review. I will be sharing your comments with our service staff as well as our chefs at our daily roll call meetings. They love to hear all our guests comments, and feedback. Please feel free to contact me in the future for any reason. Shelby Albrecht dining Room Manager 800-863-7999 More

Saginaw, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Located in their lowest level, you can get a 2 piece chicken dinner, served from a staffed buffet line, for about half the cost of their regular restaurant dinner. I don't know about you, but along with the delicious mashed potatoes and a choice of several salads and stuffing, it's enough for me. And my husband is happy with it... More

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write. Our Z Chef Cafe is a great option for our guests that come for a quick bite to eat. We offer a lot of the same items we serve in our main dining areas, but with a less formal setting. It's so great to hear you really enjoyed your visit.... More

Irving, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Visited on Friday, 7-18-14, 12:05 for Lunch-4 adults, 2 small children. Seated on the right-side, small aisle left side where everyone has to walk-the 4 year old was slammed into & started crying..she has a broken arm with a full cast! Good start!! Took 45 minutes to get food..just got the regular 2 piece..1 dark/1 white..dark piece was so small,... More

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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. I'm so sorry your visit was less than enjoyable. I'm confused at why you were charged for water, unless you ordered bottled water, and as far as your youngster getting hit, I'm very sorry. The service we provide to our guest is our utmost concern; and when we do not provide the... More

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