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Zehnder's Restaurant

730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 855-421-4312
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken dinner” (441 reviews)
“cabbage salad” (54 reviews)
“liver pate” (63 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner as part of two day stay in Frankenmuth. Zehnder's was recommend. Not particularly impressed with the menu, food choices..frankly too much food is part of any selection,and thus considerable waste. Our waitress was friendly, but service time was sluggish.

1  Thank KevinMDuguay
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Bavarian-style town is a very neat place. There is a beautiful park which had a band playing the day we were there. We stopped there to have lunch at the famous Zehnder's Restaurant on our way north. There was a 25-minute wait for lunch...More

Thank jfm709
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I mentioned to someone that we'd be visiting Frankenmuth, their response was "you must have the Chicken Dinner". What? There is a Chicken Dinner specifically associated with Frankenmuth? Why, yes, there is. Zehnders and their competitor across the street specialize in the Chicken Dinner....More

1  Thank BSMorales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although they are famous for their chicken dinners I opted for their Onion soup which was delicious and turkey club sandwich. One of the people in our group got the chicken and said it was great. Their homemade cole slaw is delicious as well. Everyone...More

1  Thank Denise V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place has great atmosphere, wonderful food, service is great, awesome place for a small indoor wedding. The little indoor shops are wonderful.

1  Thank felko1987
Reviewed 1 week ago

downstairs you will find a really nice shop with an excellent bakery. recently updated, its worth a visit. samples to try and better quality baked goods than other places.

1  Thank eatbread
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your new to this restaurant or a seasoned vet. like me, you come to except a certain degree of culinary expertise from the well organized and efficient kitchen of Zehnder's Restaurant.There is too much at stake here to become complacent on one's achievements and...More

Thank GoodGuy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skip the chicken and go with the Prime Rib on the weekend. The Sunday morning brunch in the Z Cafe downstairs is very good. They can be very busy at dinnertime, so expect to wait 30 minutes or more if you do not make reservation.

1  Thank Louanna G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Call for reservation because it can get crowded. A very a nice all you can eat chicken dinner. You can even eat in the basement for a cheaper 2 or 3 piece chicken dinner. Stop downstairs for the bakery goods. Walk around town to take...More

1  Thank _kathy_worrel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Famous for chicken dinners .also has a great bakery . Nice causal meals downstairs. Also shops to browse through .also has a selection of wines.

1  Thank SM584
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Questions & Answers
June 4, 2017|
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Response from shellyvdw | Reviewed this property |
They are used to serving tourists. There is no dress code other than what the law requires (no shirts, no shoes, no service). Just come as you are.
Carol S
January 21, 2017|
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Response from Zehnders | Property representative |
Yes we take reservations. You can visit us online at "zehnders. com" and make them online or call 800-863-7999. The Family Style Dinner is $21.95 for adults, and we do offer our Rewards Club and part of that is a free Family... More
Jackie L
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Thursday are best days, we walked in and was seated promptly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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 Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Frankenmuth
  • Phone Number: +1 855-421-4312
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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