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Zehnder's Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in Frankenmuth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, German
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.
Champaign, IL
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We dined here with the two granddaughters (ages 5 & 7). We had a package at the water park that included the chicken dinner. The dinner is served family style. There was ample servings and everything was very good.

The staff appeared to be mostly college-aged. They were all friendly and actually appeared to enjoy working there. They were very accommodating with the granddaughters.

Will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Allen2
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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you Allen2 for your review. I will be sharing your comments with our staff at our daily pre-shift meetings. I'm happy to hear the staff treated your granddaughters so well. Please feel free to contact me in the future for any reason . I can be reached at(800)863-7999, or webmaster@zehnders.com

Shelby Albrecht
Dining Room Manager
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Deerwood, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“chicken dinner”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

i thought the price was too high for a chicken dinner. yes there was a lot of salads and soup and we could have all we wanted but in another restaurant i would have ordered chicken dinner and had all i could eat for half the price

Visited June 2013
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Thank cookie382
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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. If the price of our meals is a concern we also have luncheon portions that range from $10.50 to $13.50 that come with our house-made cole slaw, mashed pot., dressing, and our breads made right downstairs. Just ask for it when you're being seated. If you'd like anymore information about this, or like to discuss this further please contact me at (800)863-7999 or webmaster@zehnders.com.

Shelby Albrecht
Dining Room Manager
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Leawood, Kansas
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137 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“It's all about chicken!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We happened to be traveling north through Michigan, staying in nearby Birch Run, so we just had to have our second visit in forty years to Frankenmuth! We chose Zehnders pretty much by chance.

We were not terribly hungry, so we shared a lunch portion of the chicken schnitzel. It was great - so much so that we had wished we had not shared it. The size was about right or slightly large, but no so large as to serve two people.

We'd go back again, but this time with two lunch portions, or perhaps one dinner portion.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Robert M
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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you, actually the Chicken Schnitzel is one of my favorites too. See you soon.

Shelby Albrecht
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Birthday Lunch”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Have been coming to Zehnders for years to celebrate our birthdays. Primary attraction is the complimentary all you can it chicken dinner as part of the Zehnders birthday club program. Menu is basic fried chicken with dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cold slaw, and chicken noodle soup.
Not a healthy option available. I found price to be quite high and if it was not for the free birthday meal I would have preferred to dine elswhere. Quality and taste seem to have suffered, Restaurant is clean and wait staff very friendly. However, it you want real good chicken dinner I would not come to Zehnders

  • Visited June 2013
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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
I'm very sorry you feel the way you do about our food. We don't use MSG, or a lot of sodium in our cooking, but we do provide more seasoning on the table for you to use for an extra kick. We actually do have quite a few salads, roasted chicken and vegetarian items for those seeking healthier options. We also have a lighter menu during lunch and if you ask for it during dinner hours it will be given to you. If you'd like top discuss this further or want to know more about these options please contact me at (800)863-7999, or webmaster@zehnders.com

Shelby Albrecht
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Churchville
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had to try the famous chicken dinner and it did not disappoint! Great food and great service. Our waiter Patrick was wonderful.

Visited June 2013
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Thank RoadtripperColl
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Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you for an outstanding review. We pride ourselves on our customer service and our homemade food. We look forward to welcoming your family again and again.

Shelby Albrecht
Dining Room Manager
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