America’s largest family restaurant, Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth is the heart of midwestern hospitality. Enjoy our famous all-you-can-eat Family Style Chicken Dinners and much more!

Zehnder’s Restaurant is proud to be the recipient of the 2020 James Beard America’s Classics Winner.
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Welcome to
Zehnder’s Restaurant

We have a well-known history of hospitality, dating back more than 160 years ago. In 1928, the Zehnder family purchased the Exchange Hotel and continues the tradition of good taste and outstanding customer service which thrives to this very day.

Our restaurant has seen millions of guests from all over the world! Although much has changed through the decades, each generation has continued its commitment to “Every Guest Leaves Satisfied”.

We are confident that you’ll enjoy your meal and the experience. We are committed to making memories, one family at a time.


Z chef’s cafÉ
At Zehnder’s

Welcome to Z Chef’s Café!

We have custom plating requests where you can communicate directly with our chefs! Watch as your meal is prepared in front of you. Z Chef’s Café has the same great recipes as our main dining room, combining old-world traditions with new food preparations.

All our food is available for in-house dining or takeout!

Upcoming Events


Zehnder’s Summer Wine Dinner

Saturday, June 29th | Enjoy a five-course dinner prepared by Zehnder’s Professional Chefs, paired with a variety of wines presented by Great Lakes Wine & Spirits inside The Fortress’s brand new pavilion.

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