Hospitality abounds with traditional family style chicken dinners and tantalizing breads and pastries in the world-famous Zehnder's of Frankenmuth restaurant.

Dinners range from $15.25 to $21.50, with children's portions and special event menus available. Our luncheon menu is available Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm. Zehnder's is open seven days a week. (For full hours of operation, see below). We are only closed on Christmas Eve, and for our annual employee Christmas party in early January.

Zehnder's restaurant is happy to tailor any meal to meet your dietary needs. Our chefs are well trained in special diet preparation and can provide dining options for gluten free, Celiac Disease, allergies/food sensitivities and most any other kind of special request.
We know that taste preferences vary from guest to guest, so rather than having limited option special menus we prefer to work with each guest based on their likes and dislikes. Many of our regular menu choices can be easily modified to conform to your special requests. After all, we make everything "from scratch" so altering a particular dish to meet your requirements is quite simple. Just let your server know what your preferences are and our chefs will gladly help you with menu options.
If you have any questions please feel free to email Executive Chef John Zehnder at john.zehnder(at)

Monthly Specials


Broiled Mahi Mahi in Tomato-Olive Sauce
We take a tender Mahi Mahi filet and broil it to perfection.
We then finish it with our house-made sauce of tomatoes,
Kalamata olives, capers, garlic and a few more herbs and spices.
Entrée includes char-grilled garlic crostini, Zehnder’s creamy cabbage salad,
large curd cottage cheese, cranberry relish, cheese spread and chicken liver pate, stollen and bachofen bread with country butter and whole fruit preserves.

Lemon Chiffon Torte

This dessert brings back memories of days gone by. Enjoy this light, refreshing lemony torte.
Key Lime Pie

No one can pinpoint when lime pie first showed up in the Florida Keys, but it’s famous for a reason. We use only Key limes, and our very own graham cracker crust to make this sweet and tart dessert.
German Chocolate Cake
Contrary to popular belief, German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. Its roots can be traced back to 1852 and Sam German. We take layered chocolate cake filled and topped with a coconut-pecan frosting
to complete our decadent version of this popular dessert.
Zehnder’s House-made Cheesecake

This wonderful dessert comes right from our bakery. It’s served plain, topped with chocolate sauce, or with sugared strawberries.

Zehnder’s House-Made Bloody Mary

We take our house-made Bloody Mary and garnish it
with fresh mozzarella and garlic stuffed olives, celery, a pickle
and to top it all off with a surprise; a piece of Zehnder’s Chicken
Schnitzel. Served with a Zehnder’s Vienna Red Chaser.

Irish Martini
A combination of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Bailey Irish Cream,
and Frangelico make this the perfect Irish martini.

Zehnder’s Original 1929 IPA
Our IPA combines an assertive, but clean bitter flavor with strong citrus and a fruity hop taste balanced by smooth malts.
Please help us name our IPA, ask a server for details.
16oz. Mug $5.25 23oz. Glass $7.25 60oz. Pitcher $13.75

Frankenmuth Brewery’s Mugshot Stout
Mugshot is a fresh brewed oatmeal stout with roasted coffee from our friends at the Frankenmuth Brewery. It’s rich in body, has a roasted malty character and big coffee aroma and finish.
Available for a limited time.
16oz. Mug $5.25 23oz. Glass $7.25 60oz. Pitcher $13.75

Kid's Menu

Family Style Chicken Dinners
Ages 2-5 $3.95, Ages 6-8 $8.95, Ages 9-11 9.95

Chicken Drumstick Plate
Includes mashed potatoes & gravy, cabbage salad and bread and butter. $5.95

Chicken Fingers and Fries
Includes cabbage salad or applesauce and honey dipping sauce. $6.95

Macaroni & Cheese
Includes choice of cabbage salad or applesauce. $4.95

Hot Chicken Sandwich

Hot chicken in gravy with mashed potatoes. $4.95

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly
Served with potato chips. $3.50

Grilled American Cheese and Fries - $3.95
Hamburg and Fries - $4.50
Cheeseburg and Fries - $4.95
Hot Dog and Fries - $4.25

*Notice: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.













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