Spotlight: Frankenmuth, Michigan

Willkommen! Frankenmuth welcomes you to explore all it has to offer. From meat and cheese shops to wine bars, family-style restaurants to pizza parlors, Michigan’s little Bavaria has something for just about everyone.

Although the German aesthetic permeates this charming little town, newer eateries are adding diverse options to Frankenmuth’s dining landscape. Join us as we highlight some of the city’s most desirable destinations.

Frankenmuth Brewery

Frankenmuth Brewery Michigan

The folks at Frankenmuth Brewery keep German traditions alive at this sleek brewery and taphouse in the heart of Frankenmuth. Adding to the city’s history, the brewery is the oldest in Michigan.

Our personal favorites include the easy-drinking Red Sky Ale and the venerable Batch 69 American IPA, but we recommend ordering a flight to find your favorite.

After working up a healthy appetite while drinking a brew or two, grab some grub off of Frankenmuth Brewery’s well-rounded menu. Pizza, burgers, brats, sandwiches and more are there for the taking.

Fun fact: Frankenmuth Brewery’s menu features a photo we took of their burger!

Frankenmuth Brewery is located at 425 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie

Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie Frankenmuth Michigan

For a refined experience with more emphasis on wine and cocktails, raise a glass at Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie. Prost (meaning “cheers”) keeps six wines on tap, plus dozens of bottles on hand, ensuring your glass will always be full of palate pleasing vino.

Wine and charcuterie make such a great pairing, even peanut butter and jelly are jealous. Prost lets you create the perfect charcuterie board by choosing from an abundant variety of meats, cheeses, and accompaniments. If you get stressed out from having too many choices, go for one of their themed boards like the German Heritage or Spanish Mezclar.

Prost Wine Bar & Charcuterie is located at 576 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Old Christmas Station Restaurant

Old Christmas Station Restaurant Frankenmuth

All aboard for good eats at the Old Christmas Station Restaurant! The building where the restaurant resides was once a train station connecting Frankenmuth and Flint. Today, it connects guests to European dishes like veal and pork Wiener Schnitzel, hearty Austrian Goulash, and handmade Italian Ravioli.

Not only does Old Christmas Station pride themselves on filling you up with robust old world dishes, they offer lighter fare like quiche and crepes. All cuisine is prepared in-house from scratch, just the way it should be.

Original tile flooring and interior touches, plus a variety of tea and coffeehouse staples, lend to the café vibe at Old Christmas Station. Make it one of your essential stops when you’re in Frankenmuth.

Old Christmas Station Restaurant is located at 100 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

T. Dub’s

T. Dub's Pizza Frankenmuth Michigan

If you’ve had your fill of German fare, switch things up with a delicious pizza from T. Dub’s. Specializing in signature pies, T. Dub’s is a top-notch destination for delicious creations smothered in their three-cheese blend.

The Motor City Pizza with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, and onions got our wheels spinning. For peak carb consumption, indulge with an order of Dough Balls with dipping sauce.

T. Dub’s is located at 565 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Family-Style Chicken Dinners: Zehnder’s & Bavarian Inn

Zehnder's Frankenmuth

It wouldn’t be right to visit Frankenmuth without a trip to the legendary Zehnder’s or Bavarian Inn for a family-style chicken dinner. Generations of families have made memories over mountains of crispy chicken, hefty bowls of buttery egg noodles, and heaping piles of fluffy mashed potatoes at these Frankenmuth institutions.

Zehnder’s is located at 730 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Bavarian Inn is located at 713 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Tiffany’s Food & Spirits

Tiffany's Food & Spirits Frankenmuth

Accented by Tiffany lamps from above and original tiling beneath your feet, Tiffany’s Food & Spirits serves as both a restaurant and watering hole. Do yourself a favor and order their melt-in-your-mouth Garlic Bread Deluxe, topped with melted cheese and served with a side of pizza sauce. Pizza, pasta, and sandwiches round out Tiffany’s menu.

Tiffany’s is located at 656 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus

Slo' Bones Smokehaus Frankenmuth Michigan

Barbeque, beer, and blues. Now that’s a winning trio, and Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus in Frankenmuth has it all.

Show up with your appetite, then prepare to feast on a smorgasbord of smoked meats like wings, pulled pork, brisket, and St. Louis-style spare ribs. Wash it all down with a cold brew and you’ll be in hog heaven.

Live blues music on Friday and Saturday makes Slo’ Bones a weekend nightlife destination.

Slo’ Bones BBQ Smokehaus is located at 175 E Jefferson St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734.

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