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Zehnder's Restaurant

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730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 855-421-4312
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

EXCELLENT food and service. It's always a busy place but wait times are never too long. The is a food style sit down restaurant that serves the best fried chicken with mashed potatoes and a veg. They have tables for both small and large families or groups.

Thank Sunshine311983
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been there with my sister and brother in low during a normal weekday and I was surprised with the amount of people there. Anyway, we were quickly installed and had a good experience. Obviously, we had the chicken off the lunch menu and it tasted really good. Little bit pricey but nothing different than expected so I recommend the visit... More 

Thank Marcos S
Northern Michigan
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been to Zehnders multiple times of multiple decades. It is basically hasn't changed. The family style dining is fun! The sides are tremendous, the chicken seems bland. Service was good with good attention; but, not overbearing. The décor seems updated, but looks the same. It's always worth a visit.

Thank Latty
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you get there early or you'll be waiting for this delicious all you can eat Friday buffet. I really enjoyed the perch because it was lightly battered with a great crispy outside edge. The garlic mashed potatoes were better than mom makes. The staff was also friendly and attentive.

Thank Matt P
Oranjestad, Aruba
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I remember as young kids throughout the years going to Frankenmuth for holidays to stop at Birch Run and Bronners, This was a must stop for Christmas photo with Santa. A few years ago I took my family and it was just so-so and then this holiday season I thought I would try it again. Unfortunately, we will not return... More 

Thank BuccaneerAruba
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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175 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to travel to frankenmuth to have lunch at zehnders. Chicken dinner is always my choice, with all the trimmings, plus dessert. Long line for lunch, but they really know what they are doing. It moves along at a steady pace. Food was as good as always. Waiter was outstanding and hardworking, will return.

Thank Mikiej09
Onsted, Michigan
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Today my husband and I had lunch at Zenders. We elected to have dinner at lunch. The "befores" were great. The family style dinner was good value and plenty of variety and different dishes. Our waiter was efficient and brought seconds when we asked. The food was excellent and a good value. If anyone is looking for a good meal... More 

Thank sisterida
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marginal food. So many reservations that there was not enough room for us to even all sit down to eat together. I can't believe how much they prioritize people inside over quality of experience. Rude cook staff too when I simply asked what the dessert was that they brought out.

Thank Britta C
Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was excited to visit this staple in Frankenmuth. Saw beautiful old wooden benches through the windows and thought it would be like visiting Germany. Made a reservation for the next night and when are arrived was taken into a buffet room that must have had 300 people inside! So loud and busy. However the staff were all so lovely and... More 

Thank bridget3313
Washington, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent choice if the Bavarian Inn is to crowded. The menu is great and the food is greater !!

Thank Caroline G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, German, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?