Chicken at Bavarian Inn Polled as Saginaw County’s Best

Chicken at Bavarian Inn Polled as Saginaw County's Best
John Gonzales (left) and Amy Sherman (right) got in a visit with Dorothy Zehnder during their stopover at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant in search of Michigan’s Best Fried Chicken.

MLive Team Spotlight’s Frankenmuth Landmark in Quest for Best Fried Chicken.

Chicken at Bavarian Inn Polled as Saginaw County's BestThe Bavarian Inn Restaurant hosted MLive’s John Gonzales and Amy Sherman as part of the team’s current journey to find Michigan’s Best Fried Chicken. The landmark Frankenmuth restaurant received the top ranking for all of Saginaw County in a reader poll that determined the final 33 statewide nominees being considered for the distinction. The reporting duo is scheduled announce their ultimate winning choice on July 7.

“We are honored to be selected as the Best Fried Chicken in the Saginaw area by MLive readers,” commented Amy Zehnder Grossi, General Manager of the Bavarian Inn. “We loved our recent visit from MLive’s John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman and hope they were impressed as they continue to travel the State looking for the Best Fried Chicken,” she continued.

In 2014, the Bavarian Inn Castle Shop Bakery was honored by MLive as one of the best pie makers in the state and last year, honored with a Best Dessert award.

The public can follow the day-to-day visits of the MLive team on Social Media and on MLive at

Chicken at Bavarian Inn Polled as Saginaw County's Best

Celebrating 125 years of service in 2013, the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has become a Michigan landmark. Generations of diners, lodgers and tourists from around the globe have discovered true Bavarian hospitality thanks to Dorothy and her late husband William “Tiny” Zehnder. Guests experience the old-world European charm of the Bavarian Inn – whether it’s the famous chicken dinners, fresh baked goods or Michigan’s greatest selection of German beer. Bavarian Inn also prides itself on being one of the top consumers of Pure Michigan agricultural products. Nestled within a backdrop of authentic German architecture, a variety of shops and other fun activities, a trip to Frankenmuth would not be complete without a visit to the Bavarian Inn Restaurant. Learn more at

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