About Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, German

Hours of Operation:


Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(866) 259-8557

Website:
http://www.zehnders.com/?NCK=8662598557

Catering:
Zehnder's has over 150 years of experience serving guests, and now we can bring this tradition to you. Zehnder's is your one-stop caterer. Along with chicken dinners, we can provide everything from the appetizers and bar to your dinner and dessert! We can prepare a small buffet for 30 people, or have a steak and rib grill for 500. Let Zehnder's talented chefs and professional staff help make your special event a memorable one.

Executive Chef:
John Zehnder

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit our website at www.zehnders.com/zehnders-promotions/ for all of our upcoming special events.

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.5

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (340)
Comfort Food (317)
Worth the Drive (289)
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Good for Birthdays (265)
Group Bookings (254)
Good for Anniversaries (214)
Casual (202)
Child-Friendly (199)
Seasonal (196)
Fun (177)
Sunday Lunch (168)
Authentic (165)
Good for a Date (147)
Lunch (138)
Cozy (107)
Neighbourhood Gem (104)
People Watching (86)
Local Ingredients (82)
Brunch (71)
Romance (62)
Disabled Access (55)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Great Beer (46)
Scenic View (46)
Business Meals (42)
Hot Spot (40)
Tasting Menu (40)
Quiet Conversation (35)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Pre/post-theatre (24)
Healthy (19)
Bar Seating (19)
Afternoon Tea (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Afternoon Coffee (14)
Gluten-Free Options (13)
Late-Night Find (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Paleo-Friendly (10)
Quick Bite (8)
Waterfront (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Live Music (4)
Vegan (4)
Happy Hour (2)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Fun old style ambiance, great home style chicken dinner, and other dinner selections if not in the mood for chicken!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

It was awesome. Our waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Zehnder's always proves to be a fun destination. Our server was great, and the food was delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

We have never been disappointed with Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. The place is clean, the staff friendly and helpful and the food is always great.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

The chicken they are famous for is ok but if you try this place you MUST order a side of fried liver & onions...GREAT!! The liver pate, cheese,liver & onions are worth the trip alone the main dishes are just a bonus. Maybe they will put the fried gizzards back on the menu but for now the liver & onions will do!! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined 6 days ago

The food is always good, but this time I would rate the service as only fair. The main problem I had was the amount of food that was brought to the table for the family style dinner. There were eight of us but they kept bringing servings that would barely feed two. We had to ask several times for all of the courses to be refilled. I understand that they don't want to bring an excessive amount as that would lead to waste. However, at 23 dollars a plate, it seems they could be a little more generous with their portions. I wouldn't have even minded that as much but there was always at least a five minute wait between requesting a refill and receiving it. I know that doesn't sound like an awful long time, but there was at least an additional five to ten minute wait after the server would bring the food before we had an opportunity to even request a refill. Still though, this is one of my favorite places to eat and would recommend it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant has a "Member Reward" card that allows people to have a free dinner during the month of their birthday. My husband and myself both have January birthdays, so we are able to eat there for "FREE". I like to go to this restaurant during other occasions as well, as there food is GREAT!!

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was excellent, Service was excellent, they were so accommodating for us with a little one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and service as always ! No waiting in long lines just give your name and your seated right away . Nice food options too. We love the buffet but you don't have to have that if you not that hungry .

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

No waiting because of reservations and the food was good too.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a great time celebrating 3 January birthdays, and Jan provided great service! The food was delicious, as always!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was exceptional from the reservation to final tab. Our reservation seated us 10 minutes early. The server was
friendly and very attentive. The meal is like
the delicious home cooked meals at “Grandma’s House”. Real food prpared and
served with no additives. Delicious, clean food served in a homey atmosphere. Well worth the drive and money. We had a lovely time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was great. The chicken and butter noodles were amazing! The service was good overall, but the server could have been a little more talkative and friendly. Also, when we made the reservation it asked if it was for a special occasion. It was - we indicated it was our daughter's birthday - but the server never mentioned it or even said happy birthday when we told her.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

So much food. Huge prime rib, medium rare perfect. Soup, bread, cheese spread, liver pate’, cottage cheese, slaw. All excellent!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice time. Waitress was great. Food is always awesome.

Food5
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

We always love the food! We have been going for years but this time our server was so slow. We waited 20 minutes to catch him for a glass of water.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Always a great meal and a great time. They make you feel at home and the food just keeps coming and coming. If you ever leave hungry, then you didn’t do it right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food & service was very good. Our waiter was very friendly.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing restaurant. Beautiful and literally everything was delicious. Highly recommend. I will return soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Zender's is a great place to go when in Frankenmuth or for your birthday. Join their birthday club for a free birthday dinner. The prime rib is huge and always cooked perfectly. You can not beat the appetizer and sides. I know people who have moved to Florida and come back just to go to Zender's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Authentic, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Memphis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Comfort foods galore at this local, long-standing restaurant. Come with an appetite and leave full or it's your own fault.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was my wifes birthday so we decided to spend the celabration at Zennders. Staff was great from greeter to server. We choose the buffet and it was just not as fresh as the chicken dinner meal. Chicken was dry, and the noodles were very soupy. Next time dinner option of chicken might be the best. With 7 people and a bill of 200 dollars. It was disappointing. John Scigiel 9

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved the room we were in . It was quiet and food was great as usual. We were celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary . Waitress was excellent as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Its our annual New Years Eve Eve dining expereince with my family and we LOVE it every year!

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great dinner and service. Perfect restaurant to make family memories.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time to try the buffet. The men in our party seemed to really enjoy it. I did not care for it quite as much as having the family style dinner served at the table. We had a very pleasant and efficient server.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great chicken dinner! Got right in with open table reservation!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great experience. Everyone in my group lives the food. We did the family style option. I am not a fan of fried chicken but it was very lightly breaded. Definitely an experience worth trying at least once with a group.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Delicious chicken dinner with all of the fixings. The chicken soup was a great start and our kid loved the kid menus hamburger. Nice size for a kid burger. We were celebrating my birthday and to save the entire cost of the meal was outstanding!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was great the atmosphere was festive and the waitress was wonderful

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

This was our second visit. I highly recommend using open table to minimize your wait. Food is delicious and staff is very courteous. We love the old world ambiance!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date
Food1
Ambience1
Service4
Value1

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

I was not impressed at all. I was under the impression that they had great Fried Chicken. That is not the case, it tasted like something you would get out of a frozen food section of a grocery market and put in the microwave. The only thing that I did enjoy was the bread it was my first time there and it will be my last. The service was good but the food was nothing of what I expected.

Tags: People Watching
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Nothing like the Good ole days. Chicken has lost it's flavor and our service was average.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you're looking for a quintessential Frankenmuth experience, Zhender's restaurant will give you what you're looking for. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is exceptional. The food is a bit bland and basic, and I found myself wishing for green beans or a salad just for a different color on the table. Frankenmuth has a reputation for having wonderful chicken dinners between Zhender's restaurant and the Bavarian Inn, but they may be cutting corners now, and they are completely overcharging for that reputation. The menu of chicken, mashed potatoes, buttered noodles, white bread, cole slaw, garlic toast, squash, & cottage cheese was comforting but in need of flavor. The ambiance is what makes the experience now.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful meal with a few new additions that were welcomed! We will return!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a treat. Usually very busy. A lot of families.
Something for everyone

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Hard to beat the world famous chicken dinner. Always make a reservation here, or you could be waiting in line for an hour during dinner time. Great food and service.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

A must place to dine when on vacation in Frankenmuth. Friendly staff, excellent service and food is plentiful and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Danielle our server did a super job. She had great customer service skills and was very professional while maintaining a sense of humor. Food was good and atmosphere comfortable.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good server, food hot and tasty. Had table ready for the reservation.

Tags: Comfort Food

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