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Any Frankenmuth MI recs? or close to there.

aea6574 Sep 5, 2012 12:59 PM

Howdy All:

I hope you are doing great.

Anything that we should try up near Frankenmuth other than the chicken places? Or close by will work. May be in the area either lunch time or maybe early dinner on a Saturday night.

Any guidance is appreciated.

Best regards, Tony

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  1. coney with everything RE: aea6574 Sep 6, 2012 06:33 AM

    I wouldn't go out of my way for this place, but when we're in Frankenmuth we far prefer it to the chicken joints

    Or Frankenmuth Brewery is OK

    If you're going this weekend and don't already realize it...it's Autofest and it will be nuts if the weather's nice

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      TraderJoe RE: coney with everything Sep 6, 2012 11:33 AM

      Autofest? I've never been to that but this weekend is the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village. I've been doing my anti-rain dance all day!
      At the Birch Run I-75 exit....Halo Burger. Awesome fries and an olive burger.

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        coney with everything RE: TraderJoe Sep 7, 2012 05:12 AM

        TraderJoe, at the danger of going off topic, Autofest is awesome (again, given nice weather). If you like old cars it's worth a visit. I think they generally get 3-4 thousand cars.

        Seems like we will not be blessed with car-friendly weather this weekend, though :(

        We had our first Halo Burger a few weeks ago on the way up North and it was pretty good, next time will try the olive burger!

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          TraderJoe RE: coney with everything Sep 10, 2012 05:54 AM

          Coney thanks for the tip! I'll add that show to my list. The old car fest at GV was great on Sunday. Fried chicken tenders and sweet potato tater tots with Alabama white BBQ and Carolina sauce were fantastic at Mrs. Fishers Southern Cooking in the village.
          My favorite in Frankenmuth is the sausage stores or just grabbing a loaf of stoellen in the pastry shop at Zehnders.
          This is the best time of year! Car shows, good eats and perfect weather.

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        wandajune6 RE: coney with everything Sep 7, 2012 05:40 AM

        We ended up in Frankenmuth unexpectedly a few weeks ago when visiting friends in the area. We had lunch at Zehnder's, a place that's been around forever. They're known for their chicken which was pretty good- kind of like fried chicken but with a coating that was really different. It was a tremendous amount of food and pretty good.

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        aea6574 RE: aea6574 Sep 7, 2012 05:49 AM

        Ok, thanks for the thoughts.

        We ended up at Bavarian Inn and it was ok, not Wow but ok. And yes it is an enormous amount of food.

        And there were a bunch of very cool cars going up and down the main street. They were also setting up tents for things all over town.

        Best regards, Tony

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          Fibber McGee RE: aea6574 Sep 7, 2012 08:00 AM

          You should have gone to Tony's in Birch Run, Tony.

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            jjspw RE: Fibber McGee Sep 7, 2012 03:48 PM

            Fibber, how dare you wish a heart attack on another 'hound. ;-)

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              RedTop RE: jjspw Sep 7, 2012 04:33 PM

              Is anything at Tony's even edible?

              Deep fried bacon...an insult to a pig.

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                tokyo RE: RedTop Sep 7, 2012 09:48 PM

                ^Is anything at Tony's even edible?^
                Answer: No.
                We threw out a carry-out breakfast, pound of deep-fried bacon and all. It was horrid.

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