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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1622
+1 800-863-7999
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 549
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  • 319
    Very good
  • 153
    Average
  • 71
    Poor
  • 41
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great family dining

I love going to Zender's, it hasn't really changed since I was a kid. After you eat, you can go downstairs to the bakery for more goodies to take home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Shelly R
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Niagara Falls, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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1,133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Niagara Falls, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I love going to Zender's, it hasn't really changed since I was a kid. After you eat, you can go downstairs to the bakery for more goodies to take home.

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Zehnder's doesn't...at least not in May. We were told it is "featured" for one month during the winter. Additionally, if you order the roast chicken, be prepared to wait for quite some time. While it is nice that they cook to order, it certainly does prolong the meal time. When your main objective is to fit as much shopping in... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you have never been there, give it a try one time. It is way overpriced for chicken, even though its all you can eat and the sides are great, but at $22, it should be good!

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Croswell, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I was definitely disappointed, I expected good German sausage and a good onion soup. Both were mediocre and the panini that my wife ordered wasn't even grilled, it was cold.

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

Hello, we are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience while visiting our restaurant. We actually have our German bratwurst made for us by Kern's Sausage right down the street, and our Vidalia onion soup is one of our most popular appetizers. They are usually a big hit with anyone that tries them. Please feel free to contact... More 

Ortonville
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

a great little buffet. They serve a dizzying amount of people. The chicken was a touch dry but other than that a great family joint.

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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 the future for any reason. I can be reached at webmaster@zehnders.com, or 800-863-7999. Thanks again. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager More 

London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Given you are in Frankenmuth, a chicken dinner is a must do; however, manage your expectations. In short, our meal was just average. The chicken was good, but not amazing. I found the stuffing to be a strange consistency and I LOVE stuffing, so that was disappointing. The side dishes appeared to be a mish-mash of items from the fridge.... More 

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

Hello, we are sorry to hear of your less than satisfactory experience while visiting our restaurant. If you'd like to discuss your visit any further please contact me at (800) 863-7999 or at webmaster@zehnders.com. Thank you for taking the time to write. Sincerely, Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager More 

Lindsay, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was my third visit to Zehnder's and I was not disappointed. The food is always good and plentiful. Will definetly be back

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

Hello, thank you so much for the great review! We are so happy to hear you had such a great time at our restaurant and sincerely appreciate your business. We look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks again! Sincerely, Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager More 

Stratford, Canada
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had read all about the chicken dinner and buttered noodles on Trip Advisor. It was delicious! There are several courses. All the options are brought to your table by knowledgeable and friendly staff. We were so stuff by the end (it is all you can eat, but we only tried a little bit of each item). The chicken is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. If you'd like chicken with little or no seasoning let your server know, and when it arrives just season it to taste with the shakers provided on the tables. Please feel free to contact me in the future for any reason. I can be reached at webmaster@zehnders.com, or 800-863-7999. Thanks again. Shelby... More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had Karma as our waitress and she was attentive with our beverages and complimentary starter sides. The coleslaw, mashed potatoes, stuffing, bread and spaetzles all tasted homemade. The chicken tasted no different than any other chicken we have had but it was still good.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write. I will be sharing your review with our staff at our daily meetings. Karma will be very excited to read this. I assure you they really enjoy these reviews and I will use this as an example of great customer service. Thanks again. Shelby Albrecht Dining Room Manager More 

Brantford, Canada
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Decided to give this place a try after hearing all the positive reviews. Ugh! We each had the 2 piece chicken breast dinner. Obviously the chef feels that the only spice worth using is salt. Not just a bit of salt, but enough salt to raise ones blood pressure into the coronary distress zone. More salt than Columbus probably used... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your visit, and I will personally be addressing the over-seasoning of food. I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy yourselves. I hope you do give us a try in the future, and let your server know if this happens again, because we can certainly take care of it. Thanks again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1622
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 800-863-7999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?