We eat here at least once a year on our yearly visits to Frankenmuth. Friday night we came for dinner and were seated right away. Amy was our server and was very attentive to us and our children. We had the all you can eat chicken and the kids had hot dogs. My husband and I only eat the chicken, buttered noodles and the noodle soup, so we had a lot of sides to bring home. We were not given a hard time about getting boxes for our "firsts" that we hadn't touched. Amy brought us individual containers with lids so that we did not have to mix cranberry sauce, gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies and dressing, which was nice. I always bring my own secure containers and a cooler from home, but this was a nice touch.
Regarding the take home - we never have chicken or noodles to bring, but we do like to combine our other untouched sides from the weekend in leftover containers (potatoes with potatoes, dressing with dressing, etc) and keep them in the fridge in our room. We then transport them in an ice filled cooler back to Ohio. Having all of the sides is nice over the course of the next couple of days - I use them with meatloaf, chicken, or whatever I made that night. My suggestion to families staying for a day or two is to make sure to bring a cooler and your own secure containers with lids from home to transport stuff back home with us. ALL of the sides are generally tasty, however, the noodles are the best. Thus why we eat those and ask for seconds, and never have any to bring home!
I will say - I used to prefer this place over the one across the street, but of late, I've changed my mind. Across the street is a better value...not sure why you are paying more here for basically the same food. Just something to think about if you are only choosing one place to eat. Also, make sure to show your Perks Club card here to get your rewards.