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Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

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730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734-1622
+1 800-863-7999
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Marcellus, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We weren't going to be arriving until quite late in the evening, so I made reservations online for an 8:30 seating. We were seated in the bar section, which was a bit disappointing, but the meal itself was quite good. All the sides/appetizers came as a surprise, but we enjoyed many of them. The meals themselves were generously portioned, and... More 

Thank GracieCNY
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A little expensive for the chicken dinner, but very good. Kid menu was not overly expensive. People were very nice.

Thank Steve C
Willoughby, Ohio
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The very good - hit the lower level early in the day for better selection of bakery products. The average - Not sure what all the fuss is about when it comes to the all you can eat chicken dinner. Yes the chicken is lightly breaded and fried (I've had better, and I've have a whole lots worse.) sides are... More 

Thank Foghorn8508
Warren, Michigan
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited for dinner but it was a total bust! The waiter (Franklin)clearly hated his job, anytime we asked for anything he huffed and puffed out of frustration, most of the food was cold, the chicken tasted funky and we will never return. I made sure to tell everyone I know to eat at the Bavarian Inn instead.... More 

Thank Diane S
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I guess I always assumed that pairing fried chicken with coleslaw was "the Colonel's" idea, but this restaurant makes it clear that the German immigrants who settled Frankenmuth in the mid-1800's had already figured out what an amazing combination the pair makes. Best coleslaw I've ever had, and a definite contender for the best fried chicken, as well. Very beautiful... More 

Thank Rebecca B
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch during the week. It was busy when we got there (no reservation), but the wait was less than 10 minutes. Friendly staff and very attentive. We just ordered off the menu, and didn't do the all you can eat option. My wife got a 3pc chicken dinner, and I got the crab cakes. With the breads and... More 

Thank Mark M
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is an institution. My wife is from Michigan and has been coming to Zehnder's since she was a young child. To this day, she says that one of the first things she remembers eating on her own were the buttered noodles at Zehnder's. Make reservations. Expect to stand in line. Come hungry. Forget the menu, the only thing... More 

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London, Canada
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is always busy! We made reservations as soon as they opened. good choices of food, but the day we were there, I was disappointed in the food.

Thank Jean C
Blairsville, Georgia
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Way too much fun and too much food. Fun friendly staff, and of course, they're dressed in period outfits. Appetizer Round. The raspberry jelly is the best I've every had. The breads, liver pate, and veggie cheese were very tasty. The cranberry relish was a pleasant surprise Main Course. The dressing, buttered noodles, mashed potatoes, and gravy were great. The... More 

Thank Jovan M
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was not impressed with the dinner that we had at Zehnder's. There was a large variety that came with the staple meal that you can order, but when it came to the "world famous chicken", We were incredibly let down. I have had better chicken at Lee's Chicken, then I had there. It was very, very bland. My husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, German, Gluten Free
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.

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