Zehnder's Restaurant

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 9 ratings
$$$Gluten Free Menu, Vegetarian Friendly, Pescetarian Friendly
40% of 5 votes say it's Celiac friendly

730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 Directions

(800) 863-7999
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJuly 03, 2017

    I went here over the July 4th weekend. I was impressed with the quality of their food. I had beef tenderloin with Portabella mushrooms. This was delicious instead of just edible. I was surprised when the waitress brought me out hot gluten free rolls. There gluten free menu is short but options for everyone.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingMarch 19, 2017

    Our waitress was friendly and knowledgable. GF menu quickly upon request. I ordered my own plate even though the family style broiled chicken is GF. My GF son wanted the family style...we both ate and did not have any after effects of cross contamination. I am always weary of this and one of the reason I ordered a specific plate from the GF menu. Happy my son enjoyed his without getting sick as well.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingAugust 02, 2016

    The staff is NOT familiar with Gluten Free options, and what few they do have are not worth the price. They served our two GF dinners about 30 minutes after the regular dinners. It was a very poor experience. All that being said, if you are not gluten free, it's a nice experience.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingOctober 24, 2015

    They have a gf menu, but I went in knowing the food choices would be less than those of my family, but was still saddened by the quality. I wanted the chicken but our server came back after ordering to tell me they were out.... Of chicken??? Their speciality?? So I went with the Sausage and sauerkraut. If was bland and forgettable. They also didn't include the veggies and the starch that the menu said came with the meal. When I asked the server said they didn't come with the meal and I didn't feel like arguing. He did bring me a baked potato but it was kind of cold. Huge letdown for what was supposed to be one of the best restaurants in town. Also, it's obnoxious that they offer GF bread down in their bakery, but won't give you some when they give it to everyone else at the table and you are paying $20+ a plate and already not able to eat many sides. I did get a brownie from the bakery after dinner and it was decent. I'm a celiac and didn't get sick.. But I will go to the barivian next time!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingJuly 18, 2015

    First they could not find a Gf menu, I had to ask 3 different people before I got one. As she brought out the bread, cheese and pate I asked for a Gf option. She said they didn't have any. I showed her the back of the GF menu where bread and biscuits are listed. She told me they were in the bakery where I could purchase them. The people with me were almost done before my cherry chicken salad arrived. Sadly the little bit of chicken was ice cold, dry and crusty (obliviously OLD). The dried cherries were hard and the "hand shaved" Parmesan cheese was absent. :( I sent it back then to add insult to injury I couldn't have dessert with my friends unless I went down to their bakery and purchase something to bring back to the dining room. If Zehnder's has a bakery on site, with GF items, why aren't they available to guests in their restaurant! I would check out their bakery, the GF items are wonderful, just skip the restaurant!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingNovember 13, 2014

    Good food, short but good GF menu, most od the sides were gf. Bonus - they offered me about 6 different gf dessert options. I left full and happy!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingNovember 08, 2013

    I just wish they had more options on their lunch/dinner menu...

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingAugust 06, 2013

    Although the staff was friendly and knowledgable about gluten, I was extremely disappointed in the food preparation. There were limited menu options, all of which were quite pricey, and I had to send my salad back twice due to cross-contamination. The first time I found a potato chip and the second time i found a crouton, both of which were buried in the lettuce. Luckily, I did not end up getting sick, and our waitress was sympathetic and felt awful, but I will not be coming back again.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm
11 am - 9:30 pm

Be the first to add a photo!

map of Zehnder's Restaurant

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.