Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

German Restaurant$$$$
  • Kimberly P.
    "I so love the chicken dinners and all the baked goods.....Yum"(26 Tips)
    Zachary k.
    "... the little bistro and same food that you get upstairs"(5 Tips)
    Cindy M.
    "Best green beans, dressing and butter noodles!"(3 Tips)
    Charles T.
    "Can't go wrong with the all you can eat deal."(14 Tips)
106 Tips and reviews
  • chicken dinner
  • good for groups
  • all you can eat
  • butter noodles
  • family-friendly
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  • Mary M.
    Mary MottaAugust 15, 2015
    do yourself a favor and sign up for the birthday club. it is completely free and you receive zero spam from it. you get a FREE dinner in the month of your birthday! love the family-style dinner!
  • Donna B.
    Donna BardoczSeptember 27, 2016
    Love the family style chicken dinner! The homemade jam is excellent as is the buttered noodles and of course the chicken! Birthday dessert is excellent! Our server Heather was great!!! 👍❤️👍
  • Wendy C.
    Wendy CarranzaJuly 8, 2013
    I'm still full from the amazing chicken dinner, and I ate it two days ago. ;) Great food, great staff. Plenty of seating, so don't let a line deter you.
  • Danish R.
    Danish RahmanApril 3, 2016
    This place is famous for its fried chicken but their chicken pâté coleslaw is awesome too. Check our bakery for some delicious sugar free creations!
  • Marcel S.
    Marcel SantizAugust 9, 2012
    Buy a family pack and eat at the Z-Cafe. It takes less time and is far less expensive than the upstairs but the same great food. Get dessert from the bakery and be sure to try a Napoleon.
  • Harvey T.
    Harvey TomSeptember 25
    Weekend buffet is good if you don’t want to spring for the all you can eat chicken dinner. Cant get enough of the home made chicken soup nor the liver pate. Pepsi products.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SpedoskeJuly 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken dinner for 4 for takeout from the Z Cafe downstairs is a good deal. Just beware that their service might be slipping a bit when it's really busy; they need a devoted pickup area.
  • Andrea K.
    Andrea Kaye ZMarch 10, 2013
    Eat upstairs for lunch. prices about the same but you get a nicer atmosphere. The quesadilla was really good. The wings were horrible. If you want chicken just get the chicken dinner.
  • Charles T.
    Charles TabangcoraDecember 9, 2010
    This is the best chicken in the area. Key word area. Definitely not like the South but good. Nice flaky crispy batter on the chicken. Can't go wrong with the all you can eat deal.
  • Darian R.
    Darian RawsonJune 13, 2012
    The chicken dinner is mediocre to okay. But the ambiance and oddity of the place make up for it. All you can eat chicken. It's a time capsule of late 80s early 90s culture.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CristOctober 15, 2013
    A must stop, if you find yourself in Frankenmuth. We ate downstairs this time, and it was delicious. Michigan Cherry Salad - DELICIOUS
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FraleySeptember 13, 2014
    Family style chicken dinner is the way to go!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CoreyNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The chicken is subpar HOWEVER the veiner schnitzel is delicious. The sides are also top notch.
  • Tim S.
    Tim StrzalkowskiMay 29, 2010
    The bakery is the best part. We always buy extra for family and friends. The coffe cake freeze great, cut into serving sizes and freeze for a quick taste of Frankenmuth.
  • Russ H.
    Russ HerschlerDecember 23, 2011
    The chicken is great, but they also have great German food.Schnitzel, spaetzel, bratwurst, saurkraut and more....
  • Eric R.
    Eric RSeptember 3, 2011
    Order half portion when possible. Servings are too large. A family of five can split one hot chicken sandwich and be satisfied.
  • Cindy M.
    Cindy MatherJuly 26, 2015
    Best green beans, dressing and butter noodles! The chicken was very dry...tasty breading though.
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RussellApril 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I'll pick Zehnder's over Bavarian Inn every time. Love their menu so much more. Awesome staff!
  • Zachary k.
    Zachary kinneyNovember 12, 2012
    Great service downstairs in the little bistro and same food that you get upstairs
  • Dr. Davis Printer
    Dr. Davis PrinterAugust 17, 2013
    Surprisingly clean restrooms considering the amount of greasy fried chicken being slung through here!
  • Gabriela Z.
    Gabriela ZuritaDecember 6, 2014
    Make a reservation first. It will save you a lot of time waiting in a 45 min. Line!
  • Don H.
    Don HensleyNovember 3, 2015
    Chicken Dinner, Family style the way to. Nice atmosphere & good food.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HinzApril 27, 2013
    Reservations. Get one. Unless, of course, you like waiting. Worth it!
  • Krystal M.
    Krystal McgrewMarch 11, 2015
    The chicken dinner was not great but not terrible either. Overall with all the sides included with our meals and the amazing service I would give it about a 7 out of 10.
  • Paula H.
    Paula HeislerAugust 18, 2014
    Amazing fried chicken, great family style side dishes!
  • Ray B.
    Ray BilykJanuary 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Join Zehnder's Rewards! Get a free dinner on your birthday month, then for a couple of bucks more, come on Sunday for the buffet... Really worth it!
  • Ben L.
    Ben LaMotheDecember 1, 2011
    Bypass the crazy lines and go downstairs. They have all the same food, just buffet style.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BrodhagenOctober 4, 2014
    Normally, the service is not bad, but tonight, our server took way to long and it took us 2 hours due to this bad service. I will be back, but tonight was just super bad. Not up to normal standards.
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HughesJanuary 7, 2012
    The secret dinner, ask for the captains platter and you'll get prime rib with your chicken.
  • Marcy P.
    Love their chicken dinner. Had a great Father's Day outing with my Grandpa and brother!
  • Cali C.
    Cali CoferDecember 16, 2012
    Family style... So. Much. Food. You won't leave hungry.
  • Carlito M.
    Carlito MojicaApril 6, 2012
    Make a reservation! Don't walk in or you will see everyone eat before you
  • Jim E.
    Jim EngelFebruary 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the pretty Colonial looking Restaurant accross from the Bavarian one.
  • Barb P.
    Barb PerrySeptember 11, 2014
    Chicken dinner is wonderful, with all the fixings!
  • Vickie Y.
    Vickie YoungJanuary 21, 2013
    All you can eat....yum!!!! Good meal...come hungry...leave stuffed
  • Danielle D.
    All you can chicken dinner! Great food and lots of it!
  • Alisa B.
    Alisa BakerFebruary 25, 2015
    The Z Cafe has wonderful staff and food.
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachyJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I so love the chicken dinners and all the baked goods.....Yum
  • Brian M.
    Brian MOctober 23, 2013
    Marida was the best waitress I've had in years!
  • Kelly G.
    Kelly GaudreauOctober 26, 2015
    Love the pastry selection.
  • Basil G.
    Basil GodevenosJuly 13, 2011
    Order a mug of their proprietary Cow Path beer. It's very, very good.
  • Lorri L.
    Lorri LiebermanNovember 16, 2013
    The food is terrible. The chicken is nothing but overlooked grease, the mashed potatoes are instant, the stuffing is a tasteless mushy mess, the squash doesn't taste like squash. Eat somewhere else.
  • Dawn K.
    Dawn KelleyApril 1, 2013
    Easter dinner $24 buffet - excellent food, service was superb
  • Paul W.
    Paul WithunAugust 10, 2014
    Get the chicken! Eat a piece of history!
  • Nikkster
    NikksterOctober 13, 2013
    Some good bird here! Enjoy the food coma! ;)
  • Brad F.
    Brad FrucheyJune 10, 2016
    Chicken and prime rib are both good
  • Caitlin H.
    Caitlin HauserJanuary 12, 2014
    Michigan Cherry Salad, enough said! YUM!
  • Denise A.
    Denise AlekseevAugust 11, 2013
    Cranberry-apple relish is my fave! ❤
  • Aundrea S.
    Aundrea SmithAugust 21, 2015
    Sign up and get a FREE meal in your birth month!
  • Todd S.
    Todd SJuly 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Vidalia soup is unrivaled, and buffalo wings are better than BW3s.
  • Nicole N.
    Nicole NApril 27, 2015
    Family style chicken dinners and weiner schnitzel!
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HowdMarch 23, 2016
    Love the chicken and the cheese bites
  • Monkey R.
    Monkey RashNovember 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar in the Tap Room. No waiting, same food.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CAugust 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Sunday Brunch is amazing. As are all the baked goods
  • Robert S.
    Robert SeeleySeptember 4, 2011
    Go into the basement for a quick meal, cafeteria style.
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckenrodeMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I like that the waiters wear the Seinfeld Pirate Shirt!
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachyApril 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Birthday place love the chicken. ..
  • Theo D.
    Theo DotsonAugust 8, 2014
    Great chicken a little pricey
  • Chris S.
    Chris SadlerJanuary 1, 2012
    If going for dinner don't eat lunch and make breakfast small.
  • Evvia M.
    Evvia MarshallNovember 22, 2015
    Everything is all you can eat
  • Jonathon F.
    Jonathon FalconMay 28, 2011
    Eat at the cafe downstairs. It's the same food just pick & choose for a quick lunch
  • Yvo M.
    Yvo MJanuary 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Use the Zehnder's Chicken Seasoning. It's fantastic.
  • Kimberly P.
    Kimberly PachySeptember 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Chicken and sides Ever..:-)
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DufekSeptember 1, 2012
    The hamburger was phenomenal!
  • Barbara P.
    Barbara PrevostSeptember 10, 2015
    Chicken, cole slaw, noodles
  • Jane W.
    Jane WiantJune 2, 2013
    Great noodles
  • Melody D.
    Melody DemarsJuly 19, 2016
    Chicken Dinner
  • Sean H.
    Sean HeineyJuly 5, 2010
    Skip it and go to KFC. Chicken dinner rip off-- try to load you up on cheap "apps" while you wait for your subpar chix and canned corn. Hasn't been renovated since 70s and tobacco stains thick as mud
  • Joel G.
    Joel GugnitzOctober 29, 2011
    I think it's weird that they make you stand in line as opposed to taking your name.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan MJuly 9, 2012
    All you can eat needs to come with a forklift ride to the car!
  • Ronnie I.
    Ronnie Isaac Jr.August 25, 2014
    Chicken dinner is the best thing.
  • Travel M.
    Travel ManOctober 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make reservations or get here real early super long line.
  • Jordan M.
    Jordan McGuffeyJuly 10, 2015
    Bakerky buffet
  • Scott S.
    Scott SchwartzJune 27, 2012
    Food is fair. Cole slaw and saurkraut above average.
  • Amanda W.
    Must have the butter noodles!
  • Caitlin A.
    Caitlin AndrewsJanuary 26, 2013
    Chicken dinner is amazing
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CristOctober 10, 2013
    The BEST chicken dinner.
  • Frederick W.
    Frederick WelshMarch 11, 2010
    Go downstairs to the cafeteria if you want a lot of food for much less money.
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReynoldsSeptember 15, 2010
    Order the drumstick plate at the bar. No waste
  • Jonny F.
    Jonny FletcherJune 23, 2013
    Hostess was rude and condescending so we went across the street to the Bavarian Inn.
  • Brandyn B-unique A.
    best chicken dinner ever
  • Aaron B.
    Aaron BradshawJune 13, 2015
    I wore skinny jeans here. Rookie mistake.
  • Janice S.
    Janice ShtogrinMay 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Free chicken dinner for your birthday.
  • Brittany M.
    Brittany MobleyMay 26, 2012
    Chicken mascot is TERRIFYING.
  • Paul N.
    Paul NielsenJanuary 28, 2012
    Two words. Fried chicken.
  • Nate R.
    Nate RacklyeftApril 5, 2010
    If you call ahead, they can substitute duck for a chicken dinner.
  • Jennifer F.
    Jennifer FlowersNovember 27, 2010
    The cafe downstairs serves the same food as the dining room; no wait and cheaper meal!
  • D J.
    D JewettJanuary 28, 2014
    Best chicken dinner
  • Ira S.
    Ira SocolOctober 30, 2011
    No handicapped parking. Well 6 spots of over 1000
  • Jane W.
    Jane WiantJune 2, 2013
    Noodles are grand
  • Elia P.
    Elia PawlyshynSeptember 16, 2012
    The buffet was good
  • José Luis V.
    José Luis ValdésMay 14, 2016
    All you can eat!
  • Emilee R.
    Emilee R.May 14, 2012
    Don't waste your money on the overpriced, cold, dry, chicken buffet. Spend it in a filet mignon somewhere else. Or at McDonald's
  • Adrianna G.
    Adrianna GilbertNovember 23, 2010
    Go for an early dinner, the wait gets ridiculous!
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EckenrodeMay 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    When are they going to go boneless?? I hate bones!
  • Andre S.
    Andre Saikai GomesDecember 23, 2014
    Great meal!!!
  • Nate B.
    Nate BalcomApril 7, 2013
    Don't count on the shuttle to be on time.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BelleApril 11, 2015
    Chicken! !
  • Eli E.
    Eli EscobedoJune 23, 2011
    Winner winner chicken dinner
  • Henry B.
    Henry BalanonMay 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken dinner.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DuhoskiDecember 27, 2009
    All you can eat chicken dinner. Be hungry.
  • Andi S.
    Andi SieSeptember 4, 2010
    Foods are OK, pricey indeed.
  • Roger R.
    Roger R.November 28, 2010
    Food is average at best and definitely not worth the money. I have no desire to return.
  • janeshadley
    janeshadleyOctober 3, 2012
    Ew. Don't do it.
  • Mongo
    MongoJune 25, 2010
    Food sucks
  • Ian K.
    Ian KingDecember 18, 2011
    Vermuden die juden aus rotten.
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