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“Family tradition”

Zehnder's Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.
Reviewed December 23, 2012

We go here every year in December. We have never been disappointed. Its known for its chicken dinners and they are geat. The amazing part is the quality of service and friendliness of the staff, even when they are packed, which they usually are.

Tip 1: make reservations. Most people don't know you can make reservations. Without them the wait can be two hours. We always make a reservation. We walk by the lines and are seated within 5 minutes of checking in.

Tip 2: join the birthday club. We have two birthdays in December. Both are free and the other two are $3 off. Our bill for 4 was $50.00.

Tip 3: take your time and enjoy. Don't be in a hurry. The food comes quickly enough but the environment is great and you should enjoy it. If you're in a hurry go to KFC.

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Reviewed December 18, 2012

this is a tradition the wait and then getting to sit together and discuss the daqy to relax and enjoy

1  Thank Sue K
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

First time to Zehnders, wanted to try the famous chicken. Just got the 3 piece dinner but it came with so many side dishes sample of everything. Exellent! Wife got the lake perch and said it was the best she ever had. Highly recommend this place

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We get the buffet family style chicken dinner which comes with coleslaw, egg noodles, chicken, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yam, noodle soup and dessert (a sundae if it's your birthday). The food is yummy and you can get extra helpings. Make reservations so that you can get seated quickly or you will be waiting up to an hour. Also, sign up for the birthday club card and in the month of your birthday, you get your meal free! That's a savings of $19.99! It's a great annual tradition to eat here.

1  Thank Kim B
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

It had been years since we'd eaten in Frankenmuth and we planned an overnight stop to permit it. Sometimes memories are better than reality, but not here. The service and food remain of top quality. We were originally seated at a table that came with a cold draft. A simple request for another location came with an enthusiatic smile and a rapid relocation. That was only the first of many plesant experiences that evening. The service and the food did not disappoint.

If reality the next time is again better that the memories of this time, we are in for an awesome future experience.

1  Thank Jim1208
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