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

Old Fashioned Warm Rhubarb Crisp

From Executive Chef John Zehnder’s heirloom recipe cookbook;
“From Grandma With Love”. This warm rhubarb dessert is
topped with a generous crumbly oat topping.
*Add a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream for $1.00

Individual Coconut Cream Pie
We’ve been serving coconut cream pie since
Grandma Emilie Zehnder first started making them back in 1927.
Our filling is thick with sweet coconut
complimented with a light flaky crust.

Boston Cream Pie
A moist yellow cake layered with rich custard and topped with
melted ganache.

Zehnder’s House-Made Cheesecake
This wonderful dessert comes right from our bakery.
It’s served plain, with chocolate sauce,
or with sugared strawberries.


Petoskey Stone

This cocktail is made with Stolichnaya Blueberry Vodka, fresh
lemon juice, fresh mint leaves, shaken and topped with Club Soda.
It is refreshing and welcomes in the new season.

Warsteiner Braumeister

This is a rich, full-bodied beer that pairs well with traditional
Bavarian cuisine. It is brewed from pure water with the best quality
malt and hops.
16 oz. Mug $5.75 23 oz. Glass $8.00 60 oz. Pitcher $15.00

Zehnder’s Kabinett Riesling

The term Kabinett orignated in Germany, and means a wine of superior
quality, set aside for a special occasion. It went by this name,
because it was stored in a “cabinet”. This Riesling has a very light and elegant character with a touch of sweetness.
Glass $5.50 Bottle $21.95

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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