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Zehnder's Restaurant

730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 855-421-4312
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken dinner” (408 reviews)
“liver pate” (57 reviews)
“cabbage salad” (45 reviews)
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730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can't go to Frankenmuth without having one of the famous chicken dinners at Zehnder's. Think home-style chicken with all the fixings. You definitely won't leave hungry! They also offer meals from their menu for those less hungry or on a budget. Complimenting the delicious...More

Thank shellyvdw
Reviewed 2 days ago

I go to Zehnder's every time I'm in Frankenmuth. I shop in the stores in the basement and always bring back conserves, cheeses and baking home. The Garden Cheese spread is to die for.

Thank MaryLynn H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to Zehnder's on the advice or a friend and it was well worth the drive. We went to the downstairs restaurant and had their chicken dinner. First off, the (dark meat) chicken was great - flavourful and juicy. Their dressing / stuffing, rolls...More

Thank Chris_T_BC
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Frankenmuth is a nice way to spend a day. Zenders is a fine place to have lunch or dinner because the iconic chicken dinners. Not fancy but very much comfort food, there's many options for how you want served here. The main restaurant is mostly...More

Thank ZippyZZZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took my brother for a Mother's Meal. We had reservations (which I recommend on a holiday). We're seated right away. The restaurant was packed, parking was full. Service was very good. I have to say they were very organized, we never felt rushed. Food was...More

Thank anntz
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful Family Style meal. We've never gotten seated quickly, but it's always been worth the wait.

Thank amysimer
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I went on Monday May 15th and had a late lunch here. There was about a 20 minute wait at around 2:30-3pm. The man up front who took the names and party number was nice to us (who were dressed nicely), but...More

Thank spiritcoke
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere, food and service are top notch. I loved the food but come hungry. You will not be disappointed.

Thank 190patricia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic restaurant was established in 1856. We stopped in at about 7:00 pm, intending to make a reservation for 8:30 because the hours advertised specify that they're open till 9:30. They are not. The restaurant closes at 8 pm on Sunday. The very large...More

Thank FancyFree55
Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write. I’m so sorry you didn’t feel your experience met your expectations. If you’d like to discuss your visit any further feel free to contact me at webmaster@zehnders.com or 989-652-0450. Shelby Albrecht F&B Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those finer historical establishments, the kind of top place every town has or should have, with a very long history of happy returning customers and tremendous professional service ... Of course, there are other places you could eat, plenty, although this...More

1  Thank colonel77
Zehnders, Manager at Zehnder's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great review. We hope you come back again, and again. The service we provide to our guests is very important to us, and we work very hard to not only meet, but to exceed our guests’ expectations. Thanks again. Shelby...More

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Carol S
Want to bring family (9) for birthday dinners. Do you do anything special as we will be celebrating all of ours at one time. We have 2 in Dec., 4 in Feb. and 3 in March. What is the cost for family style chicken dinner and do you take reservations. We re planning on Feb. 5th around 1:00 p.m.
21 January 2017|
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Response from Zehnders | Property representative |
Yes we take reservations. You can visit us online at "zehnders. com" and make them online or call 800-863-7999. The Family Style Dinner is $21.95 for adults, and we do offer our Rewards Club and part of that is a free Family... More
Jackie L
Least crowded day to eat at Zehnders restaurant.
6 November 2016|
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Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Thursday are best days, we walked in and was seated promptly.
when do the fish dinners start and how much are they
27 October 2016|
Response from Mark K | Reviewed this property |
They had the Perch dinner on the menu when we ate there on October 6, 2016 for lunch. I've heard that the Perch is very good, but ordered the fried chicken instead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 25
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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.