Best American Restaurants in Ann Arbor

Carson's American Bistro - Ann ArborCarson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor
(742)
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
RelishRelish
(61)
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
The WhitneyThe Whitney
(3329)
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American | Detroit, Detroit
Brighton Bar and GrillBrighton Bar and Grill
(965)
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American | Brighton, Detroit
The Root Restaurant & BarThe Root Restaurant & Bar
(1867)
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American | White Lake, Detroit
American Harvest RestaurantAmerican Harvest Restaurant
(994)
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American | Livonia, Detroit
Big Rock Chop HouseBig Rock Chop House
(923)
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American | Birmingham, Detroit
Rochester BistroRochester Bistro
(99)
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American | Rochester, Detroit
Lucy & the WolfLucy & the Wolf
(287)
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American | Northville, Detroit
The Silver Pig Bar & Oyster RoomThe Silver Pig Bar & Oyster Room
(69)
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American | Howell, Detroit
Fiamma GrilleFiamma Grille
(817)
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American | Plymouth, Detroit
Toast BirminghamToast Birmingham
(503)
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American | Birmingham, Detroit
ParcParc
(1176)
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American | Detroit, Detroit
Sedona Taphouse-TroySedona Taphouse-Troy
(574)
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American | Troy, Detroit

Best Italian Restaurants in Ann Arbor

Mani OsteriaMani Osteria
(190)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
The EarleThe Earle
(2343)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann ArborBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann Arbor
(379)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
The Original Cottage InnThe Original Cottage Inn
(309)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
Gratzi - Ann ArborGratzi - Ann Arbor
(2437)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
Palio - Ann ArborPalio - Ann Arbor
(1267)
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
Bacco Ristorante - MichiganBacco Ristorante - Michigan
(1107)
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Italian | Southfield, Detroit
La Bistecca Italian GrilleLa Bistecca Italian Grille
(399)
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Italian | Plymouth, Detroit
Cantoro Trattoria - PlymouthCantoro Trattoria - Plymouth
(1197)
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Italian | Plymouth, Detroit
Andiamo WarrenAndiamo Warren
(672)
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Italian | Warren, Detroit
D'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini BarD'Amato's Restaurant & Goodnite Gracie Martini Bar
(837)
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Italian | Royal Oak, Detroit
Ciao Amici'sCiao Amici's
(402)
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Italian | Brighton, Detroit
Sibley GardensSibley Gardens
(265)
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Italian | Detroit, Detroit
Cello Italian Restaurant - HowellCello Italian Restaurant - Howell
(312)
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Italian | Howell, Detroit
Maggiano's - TroyMaggiano's - Troy
(4434)
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Italian | Troy, Detroit
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Clinton Twp. - Partridge CreekBRIO Tuscan Grille - Clinton Twp. - Partridge Creek
(449)
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Italian | Clinton Township, Detroit
BRIO Tuscan Grille - Detroit - Somerset BrioBRIO Tuscan Grille - Detroit - Somerset Brio
(663)
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Italian | Troy, Detroit
El BarzonEl Barzon
(735)
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Italian | Detroit, Detroit

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Ann Arbor Restaurants

IsalitaIsalita
86 reviews
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Mexican | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

I was a great restaurant to be with family! The food was good! Would go again! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ann ArborRuth's Chris Steak House - Ann Arbor
629 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Our waitress Jessica was amazing and made our anniversary dinner very special. More

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The Chop House - Ann ArborThe Chop House - Ann Arbor
2458 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

A lovely evening at the Chop House! After a day of Christmas shopping, it was so nice to relax and unwind in a relaxed atmosphere with congenial, professional staff providing excellent service. Cocktails and wine were top drawer. Entrees were prepared expertly and served in a timely manner. Waitstaff were diligent in anticipating anything we might be in need of but not intrusive. Would recommend highly. More

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Logan - An American RestaurantLogan - An American Restaurant
1369 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Excellent food and service! More

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Mani OsteriaMani Osteria
190 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Always consistently good food. Great service. Changing up the menu is interesting and food choices always tasty. More

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Knight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter AveKnight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter Ave
177 reviews
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Steak | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

ALWAYS fabulous!!!! Service, drinks, food choice and quality never disappoint. More

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Pizza House-Ann ArborPizza House-Ann Arbor
5 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Excellent! Met another couple for pizza and beer. Our server was outstanding and the deep dish crust was amazing!!!! More

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dessousdessous
74 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We had a truly delicious meal at Dessous. Every dish was fantastic, and had something special that set it apart from similar dishes at other restaurants. We'll definitely be back! More

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MiketteMikette
438 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Sorry they don’t serve gougere at lunch! Onion soup excellent and everyone was happy with choices. Had dinner there previously and did lunch More

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Palm PalacePalm Palace
126 reviews
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Mediterranean | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Food was good and the noise level allowed for conversation. More

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Siris Restaurant and Cigar BarSiris Restaurant and Cigar Bar
8 reviews
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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Phenomenal service, I was blown away by the atmosphere and quality of everything they have to offer. More

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Knight's Steakhouse - Downtown Ann ArborKnight's Steakhouse - Downtown Ann Arbor
855 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Love the atmosphere and the menu. Food is always excellent. More

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Evans Street StationEvans Street Station
6 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Perfectly prepared, gluten free, steak dinner. Excellent flavor with no side effects. Good wine & cocktails. Very nice birthday dinner! More

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Gandy DancerGandy Dancer
3782 reviews
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Seafood | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We celebrated a retirement. The attention to detail and service provided was excellent. The food was delicious. More

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Black Pearl Ann ArborBlack Pearl Ann Arbor
995 reviews
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Seafood | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

I am from out of town and had the task of finding a place for a business dinner with two colleagues and after looking at the menu and looking at some reviews chose the Black Pearl. We each enjoyed the martinis we had prior to dinner. Dinner was delicious! We each had something different and each dish was excellent. Everyone thought it was a great choice. More

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The West End GrillThe West End Grill
22 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Every thing was great, although when we got towards the end of our meal the server seemed disinterested as he had regulars/someone he knew come in and the focus shifted vs equal. More

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Grange Kitchen & BarGrange Kitchen & Bar
1227 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

It was a birthday dinner with a friend. Her trout unfortunately did not live up to her expectations but they immediately checked into it and recommended a different dish which she liked a great deal. My duck was excellent with good sides. I would definitely go again More

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Shalimar RestaurantShalimar Restaurant
514 reviews
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Indian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Very tasty meal. Quick service. More

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Weber's RestaurantWeber's Restaurant
2597 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

service and food were excellent. Good value, better steak than other places for twice the price More

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MediterranoMediterrano
812 reviews
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Mediterranean | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

This is a great restaurant. The setting is well done. The food is unique and excellent. The service is superior. I have eaten at the restaurant three times in the last two months. I'll be back again soon. More

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The Original Cottage InnThe Original Cottage Inn
309 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Great vegan menu but you have to ask for it. They will not offer it. More

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The EarleThe Earle
2343 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Consistently good food and good service. I need more characters to be a legit length> More

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Cafe ZolaCafe Zola
393 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Perfect for work breakfast meetings. Really appreciate the 8 am opening. More

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Gratzi - Ann ArborGratzi - Ann Arbor
2437 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Don’t sit over the heat vent. It can get a little toasty. Overall great experience and great meal. More

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Vinology Ann ArborVinology Ann Arbor
1396 reviews
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International | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Love this restaurant! Attentive staff with a great knowledge of the menu. The menu changes seasonally, and the menu always has interesting, yet tasty options (they use beets with many different dishes!). We went for a friend's birthday this time, and the overall experience was just fabulous. More

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Carlyle GrillCarlyle Grill
682 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

For a Thursday night, they were exceptionally busy. Our service was tag team, everyone was terrific, the food was the best we’ve ever had there, and we eat at Carlyle semi frequently. No one brought us bread, but other than that, it was a great birthday dinner for my husband. More

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Real Seafood Company - Ann ArborReal Seafood Company - Ann Arbor
2734 reviews
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Seafood | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Excellent service , our server Terrence was outstanding . Great food as always . More

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The Standard Bistro & LarderThe Standard Bistro & Larder
51 reviews
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French | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Outstanding French Bistro with authentic feel and ambiance. Excellent menu variety and a sophisticated wine list. Food was phenomenal. Decadent yet comfortable overall experience. More

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Zola BistroZola Bistro
393 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Zola has the best huevos rancheros in town. That it is always busy attests to the quality of their food and service. I have been going here since they opened and have never been disappointed. Also they have great bacon and toast. More

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Palio - Ann ArborPalio - Ann Arbor
1267 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We were celebrating a very special birthday and everything contributed to making this a memorable evening except the pizza on one order that arrived with a burned crust. More

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The Session RoomThe Session Room
166 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Gear service and the kale and Cod soup was amazing More

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Haab's RestaurantHaab's Restaurant
24 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

My husband is absolutely wild about their fried chicken--best in the area according to him, and he's tried them all. The server allowed him to substitute healthy sides instead of the fries, biscuit, and honey. Our meals took a while to get to the table, but it was worth the wait. More

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The Quarter BistroThe Quarter Bistro
731 reviews
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Creole / Cajun / Southern | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We ordered the Chicken Andouille Pasta. Delicious! Service was slow...took 10 minutes for the server to come to our table...about par for the course in Ann Arbor on a Saturday night. More

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P.F. Chang's - Ann ArborP.F. Chang's - Ann Arbor
11 reviews
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Asian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

The hostess couldn't find the reservation. Wasn't very pleasant about it. Young man found it. Not a nice start to our meal! The rest of the visit was fine. More

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Prickly PearPrickly Pear
410 reviews
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Southwest | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Atmosphere was wonderful and relaxing. Service outstanding. Fajitas delicious and most of all the margaritas were PERFECT! This is our go to place when in town. Highly recommend :) More

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Tio's Mexican CafeTio's Mexican Cafe
16 reviews
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Mexican | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Family Weekend More

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BRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann ArborBRAVO Cucina Italiana - Ann Arbor
379 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

I like pasta dishes. The shrimp scampi was just ok. It needed more garlic and sauce. Our group was split on who liked and just thought their food was OK. More

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Silvio's Organic PizzeriaSilvio's Organic Pizzeria
21 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Great place for a wonderful meal before performances at Hill Auditorium or the theaters. More

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bd's Mongolian Grill - Ann Arborbd's Mongolian Grill - Ann Arbor
65 reviews
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Asian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

The waitress was gone a little too long, which there were only 4 costumers there. But the other people made up for it. The service was amazing and the food was exceptional. More

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V Kitchen Vietnamese CuisineV Kitchen Vietnamese Cuisine
1 review
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Vietnamese | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

I meet with coworkers to discuss a project. The food was great. They service was pretty good and the noise level was good to allow for a discussion. Overall it went very well. More

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Carson's American Bistro - Ann ArborCarson's American Bistro - Ann Arbor
742 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Very slow service. For drinks and food. More

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Ashley's RestaurantAshley's Restaurant
5 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Great service. Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable More

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Buffalo Wild Wings - Ann Arbor - Boardwalk Dr.Buffalo Wild Wings - Ann Arbor - Boardwalk Dr.
3 reviews
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Sports Bar | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Good food for a quick meet up. More

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Agave Tequila BarAgave Tequila Bar
20 reviews
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Mexican | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Our waitress was attentive, but wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu. The draft beer taps were down and there wasn’t much of beer selection for People who don’t like tequila. If you like tequila and Mexican food you definitely have to try Agave! The Baja shrimp tacos are absolutely amazing and worth the drive, we even took some to go. More

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The HeidelbergThe Heidelberg
21 reviews
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German | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Great service and food! Less expensive than I expected! More

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Romano's Macaroni Grill - Ann ArborRomano's Macaroni Grill - Ann Arbor
24 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

In a nearly empty dining room, we were seated next to a man who may have been the loudest human being I’ve ever experienced. Really? There were forty open tables... More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Ann ArborTGI FRIDAYS - Ann Arbor
15 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

It was nice. More

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RelishRelish
61 reviews
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American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

This was our second visit to Relish. The food is outstanding. The service is perfect. We love Re-Lish!!!! More

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Red Lobster - Ann ArborRed Lobster - Ann Arbor
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Seafood | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Red Lobster welcomes you by offering PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant, so you can spend more time doing the things you love. Or, come enjoy a drink at our bar and a Tasting Plate while you wait. Red Lobster is the world's largest and most loved seafood restaurant company, offering high quality, freshly-prepared seafood, sourced in a way that is traceable, sustainable and responsible. We offer lunch and dinner daily, featuring classics like our Ultimate Feast®, Garlic Shrimp Scampi and Parrot Isle Jumbo Coconut Shrimp, and feature limited time flavors and preparations during events like Lobsterfest®, Crabfest® and Endless Shrimp®. And, who can resist our famous warm and cheesy Cheddar Bay Biscuits®? To learn more visit www.redlobster.comMore

Buffalo Wild Wings - Ann Arbor - State StreetBuffalo Wild Wings - Ann Arbor - State Street
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Burgers | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Since 1982, Buffalo Wild Wings® (or B-Dubs® as our friends call us) has been the ultimate place to watch the game, have a cold beer and eat some great food. At Buffalo Wild Wings, you can always feel comfortable pulling some tables together with your friends and staying as long as you want.More

Ann Arbor Diners' Choice Winners

Ann Arbor's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
IsalitaIsalita
86 reviews
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Mexican | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

I was a great restaurant to be with family! The food was good! Would go again! More

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Logan - An American RestaurantLogan - An American Restaurant
1369 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Excellent food and service! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Ann ArborRuth's Chris Steak House - Ann Arbor
629 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Our waitress Jessica was amazing and made our anniversary dinner very special. More

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Knight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter AveKnight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter Ave
177 reviews
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Steak | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

ALWAYS fabulous!!!! Service, drinks, food choice and quality never disappoint. More

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Palm PalacePalm Palace
126 reviews
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Mediterranean | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Food was good and the noise level allowed for conversation. More

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The Chop House - Ann ArborThe Chop House - Ann Arbor
2458 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

A lovely evening at the Chop House! After a day of Christmas shopping, it was so nice to relax and unwind in a relaxed atmosphere with congenial, professional staff providing excellent service. Cocktails and wine were top drawer. Entrees were prepared expertly and served in a timely manner. Waitstaff were diligent in anticipating anything we might be in need of but not intrusive. Would recommend highly. More

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dessousdessous
74 reviews
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Contemporary American | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We had a truly delicious meal at Dessous. Every dish was fantastic, and had something special that set it apart from similar dishes at other restaurants. We'll definitely be back! More

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Knight's Steakhouse - Downtown Ann ArborKnight's Steakhouse - Downtown Ann Arbor
855 reviews
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Steakhouse | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Love the atmosphere and the menu. Food is always excellent. More

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Gandy DancerGandy Dancer
3782 reviews
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Seafood | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

We celebrated a retirement. The attention to detail and service provided was excellent. The food was delicious. More

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Mani OsteriaMani Osteria
190 reviews
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Italian | Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor

Always consistently good food. Great service. Changing up the menu is interesting and food choices always tasty. More

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Discover Ann Arbor

The food choices in Ann Arbor are eclectic, fitting right in with the cosmopolitan tastes of millennials and the tradition of excellence preferred by older generations. Tantalizing aromas waft from continental eateries, or if farm-to-table freshness is more your style, you’ll have multiple locations to choose from. The city provides for almost every palate, and the many culinary selections are offered without pretense or showmanship. Seafood offerings like lobster bisque and fish & chips are always in season, and the city's famous Reuben sandwiches are coveted by celebrities and everyday people alike. The restaurateurs of Ann Arbor like to let their cooking do the talking. The city itself combines modern edifices with throwback charm and is perfect for a post-meal walking tour. If it's a Saturday during football season, drop by the parking lot at the stadium for some tailgating eats.