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The Frankenmuth Brewery is America's oldest Microbrewery and Michigan's Original Craft Brewery since 1862! Offering award-winning Ales & Lagers, fine casual fare, and a Gold Medal Taproom experience. Open for guests year-round, outdoor patio seating overlooking the Cass River is available seasonally.
PRICE RANGE
$8 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Brew Pub, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and the service was good the food was not. Everything was cold and judging by the sign at their entrance they are blaming anything bad on covid and the extra payment of unemployment checks. So instead of complaining I gave the waitress...a good tip and will not come back. Yes the patio is very nice. But I don't like paying $40 for cold fries and everything else.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by locals, we enjoyed an early dinner at the Frankenmuth Brewery, which was within walking distance of our hotel at the Marv Herzog Hotel. Christian (Chris P.) was our server and very helpful, knowledgeable. My husband started w a Fight of beers he chose...from the draft menu and with Chris' assistance, I selected the Wiener Dog White wine. Yummy. For our appetizer we chose Buffalo Chicken wrap w blue cheese dip and Spinach Artichoke Dip (BOGOF coupon available in booklet at Visitor Center). My husband chose the Philly sandwich while I chose French Onion soup w a ate Caesar salad. Quick delivery, fresh food, attentive service.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 6, 2021

Good food and great view of the river and park and trail beyond with outside seating. Two for one coupon for appetizers in the coupon book . Good beer too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

We got here right when they opened, and glad we did, as the restaurant quickly filled up on a Friday at noon. The food was outstanding and the beer great too (loved the Oktoberfest and Old D)! We had the pretzel as an appetizer and...it was fantastic. The Buffalo Mack-n-cheese was probably the best thing we ate, but all our meals were good and service was also awesome!!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

My burger was ok, not great. The fries were a little cool for me but ok. The Oktoberfest beer us delicious! Mac n cheese was good but over priced. Kids meals were decent. Service was excellent. The burgers seemed less quality years ago. And please...serve the fries hot out of the fryer. Overall good. B+More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

Well, after the restaurant being closed in the summer of 2020, we visited tonight for the first time since 2019. Positives were... good waitress (Vivi), good table location (on the porch). Negatives... the item I have been thinking about for two years was removed from...the menu (sweet potato tots with cinnamon and honey); the beer I had been thinking about for two years was no longer being brewed (a tangerine IPA); the item I always enjoyed (Buffalo chicken wraps) was available, but different. The side choices are WAY too big to be reasonable. So, when we pass through again in another year, we will most likely choose another restaurant. Too bad. It's understandable that COVID-19 changes things, however I don't think it is necessary to change your menu because of it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 26, 2021 via mobile

Terrible service! The hostess was unfriendly and after being seated we waited for almost 15 minutes to be waited on, which we never were, so we got up and left. Would not recommend going here.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 17, 2021 via mobile

Spent the day in Frankenmuth. First stop was the brewery for some snacks and beer. Very good. Ordered the spinach dip, Buffalo chicken rolls and a pretzel. Tried the coffee stout, Siamese goat and a bourbon triple barrel. The bourbon was the family favorite. The...inside was cool looking. There is patio seating overlooking a river. They have a nice little gift shop selling brewery shirts. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

After reading other reviews we opted to order the pretzel for an "appetizer'. Not sure why we needed anything else. The pretzel was really hot (which I appreciate) and crispy on the outside. It was light and not heavy on the inside. We loved it...with the cheese! I ordered the cheesesteak. If it had filled up the bun it would have been top notch. But it was barely 1/2 full so I ended up breaking off the excess bun. What was there made for a great cheesesteak but doubtful I would order again. My granddaughter had the boneless wings. They were pretty good sized and she loved them. She ordered the root beer float as a birthday treat and our server told us it was on the house. Nice treat! I'm trying to remember our servers name because he was terrific. I thinking it was Tristan? Christian? Something along those lines. Well, we loved him!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 21, 2021 via mobile

Based on positive reviews, we went to the Brewery for our evening meal. We waited to be seated as no fewer than 5 employees watched us while standing in various locations around the eatery. After being seated I was uncomfortable with a film of some...sort on the table. I used a wipe to clean it off. We waited and when no one acknowledged our existence at the table for 10+ minutes, we left. I doubt we were missed at all. I’m sure there are good reviews for the Brewery but sadly it did not work for us.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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JimM5123
July 3, 2018|
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Response from k4mconsulting |
No, as someone else pointed out you can’t take your dog in Michigan to food service. Michigan is asinine when it comes to pet-friendly, it is NOT. Better to go to TX, MA, CA etc for dog friendly
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Mickey M
February 18, 2018|
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Response from Chuck C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they had kids menu
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Mary R
November 5, 2017|
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Response from JKJ13 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall seeing anything about tours either. Sorry...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frankenmuth Brewery

Yes, Frankenmuth Brewery offers takeout services.

Frankenmuth Brewery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5