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Oct 10, 2007 03:49 PM

Recommendations for Flint/Frankenmuth Area?

A good friend has surprised me with a get-away trip to celebrate my birthday THIS WEEKEND. We're going to be staying in the general Flint area (a B&B, I think) and will plan to spend some time in Frankenmuth, Birch Run and probably Flint. I'm not a huge fan of the chicken dinners at Zehnder's or the Bavarian Inn. Any other recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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  1. Well, good luck--I tried a similar posting a month ago with dismal results

    1. Well . . . since the Deutschen Eck closed, I don't know what to tell you.

      There's the Old Dixie Inn in Birch Run, which sometimes has things like lion on the menu . . . I ate there once and wasn't crazy about it, but some people like it:

      There has to be someplace good to eat in the city of Flint, and by cracky, I'm going to find it.

      1. I love the food at the Big Eazy Grill. just west of Dye on Corunna Ave. Here is their menu.
        Chef Luis is a genius at inventing sauces.

        1. If you're in Birch Run, you might want to check out The Old Dixie Inn on the other side of the highway from the outlet mall. Nothing fancy but they specialize in "wild" game. I had a bison burger that was awesome. Just stop and check out their menu. If you don't like chicken, Zehnders and the Bavarian Inn (both owned by the same family) have some really good sausage entres.

          1. For something totally retro, you might take a look at the Temple Dining Room in the basement of the Flint Masonic Temple in downtown Flint. They only serve lunch. It's all old-fashined food from the 1950's: meatloaf, spaghetti & meatballs, .... Nothing fancy, but the food is reasonably well prepared and pretty tasty.