We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zehnder's Restaurant

730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
+1 855-421-4312
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“chicken dinner” (417 reviews)
“cabbage salad” (48 reviews)
“liver pate” (58 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, German, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
730 S. Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Write a Review
Reviews (2,156)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 2,144 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

30 years ago, my wife and I had dinner here and on our recent trip we once again enjoyed an outstanding lunch here. Zehnders' staff is very cordial, they are dressed in period uniforms and we were very well catered to during our visit. Now...More

Thank don9290
Reviewed yesterday

We had a delicious Sunday dinner at Zehnder's. We ordered the family style meal that came with 6 appetizers to try, chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, noodles, vegetables, and dessert. It was very filling and tasty.

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you know ahead of time if you want buffet or family style service before you sit down b/c they are different dining rooms. Their family style is only chicken meal with add on other meat for additional charge. We were not overly impressed...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Zehnder's is a tradition, and this was our first visit. The atmosphere is Old World and very charming, the waiters and waitresses dressed in period attire. There is a neat section showing a history of the family and restaurant and there are shops and other...More

Thank SongMan67
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having lunch at the Bavarian Inn, we decided to give Zehnder's a try. We found Zehnder's to be more elegant than the Bavarian Inn and was our definite favorite. My girlfriend had the Pork Schnitzel and I had the sausage dinner. The sausage dinner included...More

Thank SteveBressi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here so it will always be special to us. We visit often. Their food, drinks, and service are spectacular. The bakery is amazing. My wedding cake was made at their bakery and it was to die for! Also, you will...More

Thank MichelleCermak
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a delicious dinner at Zehnders... it's an iconic place in town that is almost a must-visit. The wait staff was pleasant and efficient and the food was good in a cheerful setting.

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came to Frankenmuth with my parents for a few hours on our way to Mackinaw City. We were recommended to come to Zehnder's Restaurant for lunch by the people at the Christmas shop. We arrived and the system worked quite well to get us seated...More

1  Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The service is friendly. The food is very tasty. If you plan on eating at this establishment, go hungry. The family style chicken dinner, includes appetizers and several side dishes. We visit Frankenmuth every couple of years. We make sure that Zehnder's is one of...More

Thank Rn47
Reviewed 6 days ago

Upon entering Z chef in basement of Zehnders for lunch no one greeted us. There was no sign to be seated or please wait. It's cafeteria style but no staff was standing behind serving area sandwich good but very greasy. Expensive

Thank cheesynurse
Nearby Restaurants
Frankenmuth Fudge Kitchen
269 reviews
.19 km away
SugarHigh Bakery
288 reviews
.41 km away
Harvest Coffee House & Beanery
198 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Frankenmuth River Place Shops
547 reviews
.33 km away
Michigan Military and Space Heroes Museum
155 reviews
1.06 km away
Frankenmuth Historical Museum
165 reviews
.20 km away
St. Julians Winery
99 reviews
.94 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Dress code
4 June 2017|
Answer Show all 10 answers
Response from Patricia S | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code except for you need shoes and shirts!
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|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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|
Answer Show all 8 answers
Response from Melissa P | Reviewed this property |
Monday through Thursday are best days, we walked in and was seated promptly.
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing