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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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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First off, if you're going to visit make sure you have a reservation. This place is huge but it was packed and the wait was long for walk-ins. We arrived about 30 minutes early so we grabbed a drink at the bar. The place was hopping and the service was slow so we were a little worried. We were seated... More 

Thank M G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointed overall. Pros: Stuffing, liver pâté, buttered noodles. Atmosphere. Cons: So-so chicken, instant potatoes, wrinkled green peas.

Thank Mark L
London, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great jewel of a resteraunt. My wife and I generally stay in Saginaw as its a bit less expensive, however make the trip to Frankenmuth for the dinner. First off, do yourself a big favour and make a reservation on line as the line ups for the walk in patrons can be excess of an hour depending on... More 

Thank 519travelnut
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Zehnder's is a legacy restaurant. The all you can eat family style chicken dinner is wonderful. The service was pretty good this visit. I've had better there in the past, but then it was a weekday outside of the main season. The food, always good. Make sure you have some of the soup!!!

Saginaw, Michigan
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have the time honored family style chicken meal. Also a lot of german favorites on the menu too. The lower level has a the Z Cafe for a buffet style meal. Gift shop & huge bakery is down there too.

Thank maribell123
Bad Axe, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've never had anything but the Family Style Chicken Dinner, which I love, but I would go back for lunch anytime! And our server, Ben, was great. Very friendly and efficient.

Thank jpurdy1234
Tawas City, Michigan
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been bringing my family here for over 10 years. We have 6 kids, so a dinner for 8 is not cheap. Over the years the price has gone up, and what cones with the meal has been cut, and the quality of the food has really gone down. I mean, the meal is good, but not for the... More 

Thank Bruce S
Richville, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great Seafood Friday nite downstairs, go down stairs wait in line you won't be disappointed. Now thru Easter have a blessed day

Thank 55Fire20
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came to Frankenmuth for the weekend in hopes of capturing some German vibe. We saw this restaurant as #1 and decided to give it a try. When we check in for lunch there's a lunch and dinner menu to review in line; however, at the table we are only given a dinner menu and told they don't hand out... More 

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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant because of all the great reviews from the locals. We waited about 30 minutes for a table, not too bad but not we soon realized was not worth the wait. We ordered the famous "Chicken Dinner"..It was OK...not anything special. You get a lot of food but most of it we didn't even eat due to our... More 

Thank Taylor M

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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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?