Bakeries | Breakfast/Brunch | Brew Pubs/Bars | Burgers/Dogs/Diners | Chinese | Coffee/Tea | Delicatessens | Ethiopian | Fine Dining | Ice Cream/Gelato | Indian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Mexican/Latin American | Middle Eastern | Pizza | Salad/Hot Food Bar | Thai | Vegetarian | Vietnamese
Ask just about anyone what they like about the restaurant offerings in Ann Arbor, and you're likely to get the some version of the same answer: variety. From Italian to Ethiopian to Mexican to Indian to Vietnamese and almost everything in between, it's probably represented in the Ann Arbor area.We highly encourage you to try the abundant assortment of cuisines that Ann Arbor has to offer, but we thought we would share a few of our favorites. Most are within walking distance to the Law School. For directions from the Law School (625 South State Street) to a specific restaurant, please visit maps.google.com.
Cupcake Station116 East Liberty Street734.222.1801Choose from 24 flavors of gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily, or try a cheesecake pop, peanut butter bar, or mini key lime pie.
Zingerman's Bakehouse3711 Plaza Drive734.761.2095You need a car to get to this tucked-away location, the nerve center for all things baked by Zingerman's. See the bakers at work at the back of the store as you browse the pastries, coffee cakes, and yeasted breads.
Breakfast/BrunchAfternoon Delight Cafe251 East Liberty Street734.665.7513Popular downtown eatery for over 25 years specializing in breakfast, lunch, and weekend brunch. Try the french toast for breakfast and make sure to come back for the lasagna or potato salad for lunch.
Angelo's1100 East Catherine Street734.761.8996Specializing in breakfasts for over 40 years, Angelo's is famous for its waffles, raisin toast, homemade breads, and sandwiches.
Cafe Marie1759 Plymouth Road (North Campus)734.662.2272Serving breakfast and lunch, Cafe Marie offers omelets, eggs Benedict, pancakes, skillet dishes, salads, burgers, and gourmet coffee.
Cafe Zola112 West Washington Street734.769.2020Savory and sweet crepes, salmon lox and cheese, omelets, Belgian waffles, gourmet teas, and coffee. Cafe Zola also serves a wide range of entrées for dinner.
Sava's216 South State Street734.623.2233A Sunday brunch experience featuring traditional breakfast favorites, fresh seafood, pastries, and handcrafted pop tarts.
Brew Pubs/BarsArbor Brewing Company114 East Washington Street734.213.1393Brew pub features award-winning beer brewed on premises with eight to ten house taps.
Ashley's Restaurant and Pub338 South State Street734.996.9191Specializing in English ales, this pub serves over 65 beers on tap.
Bab's Underground Lounge213 South Ashley Street734.997.0800With an entrance as nondescript as a speakeasy's during Prohibition, Bab's sports a lounge atmosphere, a wide selection of marinitis, cigars and scotch, and pool tables.
The Blue Leprechaun1220 South University Avenue734.665.7777Part Irish pub, part sports bar.
The Brown Jug1204 South University Avenue734.761.3355An Ann Arbor institution serving students since 1938. Come to eat or to drink.
Casa Dominick's812 Monroe Street734.662.5414Both indoor seating and outdoor casa garden with a fountain, Casa Dominick is located across the street from the Law School. The menu includes soups, pastas, pizza, subs, as well as a variety of beer and wines. Also features a local favorite, sangria.
Good Time Charley's1140 South University734.668.8411Popular student haunt featuring gourmet burgers and famous bread sticks with a full bar and midnight drink specials.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company120 West Washington Street734.741.7325Fresh, hand-crafted beer and a creative menu in a casual bistro setting.
The Heidelberg215 North Main Street734.663.7758An Ann Arbor staple for nearly 50 years. German dining on the main floor, German beer in the Rathskeller, and a poker room open seven days a week.
Red Hawk Bar & Grill316 South State Street734.994.4004A cut above standard bar fare, Red Hawk's menu includes such items as duck quesadillas and salmon cakes.
Vinology110 South Main Street734.222.9841A Main Street wine bar with a full lunch and dinner menu and a relaxed atmosphere.
Burgers/Dogs/DinersFleetwood Diner300 South Ashley Street734.995.5502At sixty years old, it's an Ann Arbor landmark. A genuine greasy spoon, but with vegetarian fare, too; the hippie hash is most popular.
Le Dog410 East Liberty Street734.665.2114Gourmet restaurant disguised as a little hot dog stand. Indulge in cajun rice, lobster bisque, italian wedding soup, polish dogs, and other daily specials.
ChineseChina Gate1201 South University Avenue734.668.2445Featuring Szechaun, Peking, Hunan, and Mandarin dishes and lunch combos.
BD's Mongolian Grill200 S. Main Street734.913.0999Create your own stir-fry, choosing your favorite vegetables, meat, seasonings, and sauce, then watch master grillers craft your dish with flair.
TK WU510 E. Liberty734.747.6662Chinese cuisine and more than 50 flavor combinations of bubble tea.
Coffee/TeaAmer's Mediterranean Deli611 Church Street734.769.1210 312 South State Street734.761.6000Amer's is famous for their sandwiches, falafels, more than 40 salads, muffins, croissants, tortes, and pastries, a build-your-own frozen yogurt sundae bar, juice bar, and cappuccino drinks.
Elixir Vitae Coffee and Tea326 Maynard Street117 East LibertyGood coffee and chai drinks, vegan baked goods.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room114 South Main Street734.665.9468Over 100 different kinds of teas, juices, smoothies, coffee, and cappuccino, in addition to appetizers and desserts.
Espresso Royale Caffe1101 South University Avenue214 South Main Street324 South State Street2264 South Main Street2603 Plymouth RoadRegular and decaffeinated espresso and cappuccino specialities, as well as baked goodies and veggie/fruit smoothies.
Rendez Vous Cafe1110 South University Avenue734.761.8600Serving salads, sandwiches, crepes, and coffee drinks, this cafe is usually open until 3am, making it popular with law students.
Starbucks222 South State300 South Main Street1214 South University Avenue3601 Washtenaw Avenue (open 24 hours)Coffees, teas, baked goods and a comfortable place to relax.
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea123 West Washington Street734.769.2331407 North Fifth Avenue (Kerrytown)734.622.00843393 Plymouth Road734.327.6330A cozy cafe with coffee drinks, European pastries, and Asian teas.
DelicatessensAmer's Mediterranean Deli611 Church Street734.769.1210 312 South State Street734.761.6000Amer's is famous for their sandwiches, falafels, more than 40 salads, muffins, croissants, tortes, and pastries, a build-your-own frozen yogurt sundae bar, juice bar, and cappuccino drinks.
Zingerman's Delicatessen422 Detroit Street734.663.3354A wide selection of sandwiches that run about $10 each, hearth-baked bread, smoked fish, imported cheeses, and oils and desserts.
EthiopianBlue Nile221 East Washington Street734.998.4746Exotic spices, both robust and subtle, highlight Ethiopian cuisine. Poultry, lamb, beef, and a variety of vegetarian dishes served with injera (a bread used as an eating utensil).
The Earle121 West Washington Street734.994.0211With romantic candle lighting and live jazz, the Earle features regional French and Italian cuisine with an award-winning wine list. Also voted as the best happy hour in Washtenaw Country.
Gandy Dancer401 Depot Street734.769.0592Celebrating over 25 years as Ann Arbor's favorite seafood and specialty restaurant. The Gandy Dancer was built in 1886 as the Michigan Central Railroad station.
Real Seafood Company341 South Main Street734.769.5749Featuring fish flown in from the East Coast and an Oyster bar.
West End Grill120 West Liberty Street734.747.6260Euro-Asian influenced fare and elegant candlelight dinners with steak, veal, seafood, and pasta on the menu.
Ice Cream/GelatoBen and Jerry's Ice Cream304 South State Street734.665.4440Serves ice cream made with natural ingredients.Cold Stone Creamery3597 Washtenaw Avenue (Arborland)734.975.9110Every ice cream creation is made to order for each customer by blending in mix-ins on a frozen granite stone, and served in a fresh-baked waffle cone.
Stucchi's302 South State Street1121 South University AvenueVoted Ann Arbor's best ice cream and frozen yogurt for the last 15 years. Also serves soup and bread.
Washtenaw Dairy602 South Ashley Street734.662.3244With the biggest cones in town since 1934, this small shop offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, and freshly made donuts.Iorio's Gelateria522 East William Street734.399.4844Founded by U-M siblings, Iorio's gelato (Italian ice cream) is made with real fruit, nuts, spices, liqueurs, chocolates, coffees and teas, with dairy-free and vegan sorbettos also available.
Kilwin's Chocolate Shoppe & Ice Cream Parlor107 East Liberty734.769.7759Homemade ice cream, waffle cones, fudge, caramel apples, and brittle make Kilwin's one of the most mouth-watering stores in Ann Arbor.
Yoggie's Frozen Yogurt535 East Liberty734.929.5826Twelve flavors of frozen yogurt to top with your choice of nuts, fruit or candy.
Yogurtrush at Amer's314 South State Street734.761.6000611 Church Street734.769.1210Several flavors of tart frozen yogurt with lots of topping options.
IndianMadras Masala328 Maynard Street734.222.9006Featuring creative South Indian, Indo-Chinese and Moghlai cuisine with an extensive menu that includes more than 170 items with 101 vegetarian and low-cal dishes.
Earthen Jar311 South Fifth Avenue734.327.9464Dine-in/take out Indian vegetarian buffet with cold and hot entrees. Gluten-free items are also available.
Raja Rani400 South Division Street734.995.1545Set in a restored Victorian house, specializes in Northern Indian cuisine. Try the delicious lunch buffet.
Shalimar307 South Main Street734.663.1500Slightly more formal atmosphere. Specializing in North Indian, Tandoori, and Mughlai dishes, both vegetarian and nonvegetarian options.
ItalianArgiero's Italian Restaurant300 Detroit Street734.665.0444An area favorite featuring Mama Rosa's authentic Italian recipes, homemade pastas, cannolis, and cappuccinos.
Gratzi326 South Main Street734.663.5555Award-winning regional Italian restaurant with strolling musicians. Desserts available from adjoining La Dolce Vita.
Palio347 Main Street734.930.6100A rustic, country Italian restaurant featuring authentic Tuscan-style dishes, pastas, and grilled items.
JapaneseSushi Zen & Miki106 S. First734.665.8226Fine Japanese dining featuring sushi, sashimi, tempura, bento, donburi, and more.
Sadako1321 South University734.913.0057Features sushi and Japanese cuisine available for dine-in or carry-out.
Sushi.com715 North University Avenue734.213.3044Features 45 different sushi rolls, a variety of Japanese cuisine, as well as daily lunch specials.
Totoro215 South State Street734.302.3511Daily lunch specials, varied bento boxes, noodles, and rolls (the Yam Yam and Samurai rolls are favorites).
Yamato403 North Fifth Avenue (Kerrytown)734.998.3484World-class sushi, tempura, udon, and soba.
KoreanArirang3135 Oak Valley Drive734.222.5959Off-campus and tucked in a strip mall, it's a hidden gem of tasty Korean food and friendly service.
JC Rich1313 South University Avenue734.769.2288A small restaurant with large portions for the price; sit on a stool and eat at the counter.
Kang's1327 South University Avenue734.761.1327Cozy atmosphere and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
University Cafe621 Church Street734.662.7162Specializing in authentic Korean food including charbroiled chicken, beef, and short ribs.
LENA226 South Main Street734.994.2773New world cuisine inspired by traditional dishes from countries like Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina.
Habana Cellar Lounge226 South Main Street734.994.2774Located beneath LENA, enjoy tapas, craft cocktails, sangria, mojitos, and salsa dancing on Thursdays.
Chipotle Mexican Grill235 South State Street734.794.08003354 East Washtenaw Avenue734.975.9912858 Briarwood Circle734.794.0600Chain featuring assembled-to-order burritos and salads.
Panchero's Mexican Grill1208 South University Avenue734.336.9580Burritos, tacos, and quesadillas made with homemade tortillas.
Qdoba Mexican Grill2252 South Main Street734.332.14893279 Washtenaw Avenue734.973.6393Signature burritos, taco salads, and quesadillas assembled-to-order with fresh toppings.
Sabor Latino211 North Main Street734.214.7775Authentic Latin American cuisine with Pan-Caribbean, especially Puerto Rican, daily specials.
Middle EasternAli Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant601 Packard Street734.998.0131Features the finest in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and be sure to try the falafels which are a campus favorite.
Jerusalem Garden307 South Fifth Avenue734.995.5060Features inexpensive Middle-Eastern menu including homemade baba ghanouj, falafel, and shish kebabs. Consistently awarded best Middle Eastern restaurant in Ann Arbor.
La Marsa301 South State Street734.622.0200Popular Middle-Eastern dishes such as shawarma, kabobs, and kafta, plus traditional dishes such as Koshary. Offers lunch specials and a raw juice bar.
PizzaCottage Inn512 East William Street734.663.3379Full-service restaurant offers specialty pizzas, pasta, sandwiches, and a variety of desserts. Voted "Best Pizza in Town" by the Ann Arbor News and Michigan Daily readers for over a decade.
New York Pizza Depot (NYPD)605 East William Street734.669.6973More than 13 pizzas available by the slice or whole. Try the White Pizza (Ricotta, Mozzarella, Grated Cheese & Garlic), Baked Ziti Pizza (Ziti, Ricotta, Mozzarella & Tomato Sauce), or the Stuffed Eggplant Pizza.
Pizza House618 Church Street734.995.5095Famous for its chipatis, award-winning Chicago deep-dish pizza, calzones, subs, salads, and shakes.
Salad/Hot Food BarUniversity ClubFirst floor of the Michigan Union734.936.2701Whether dining in or buying by the pound, the UClub has an excellent selection of fresh produce and fruit, pasta salads, soups, and daily hot food bar specials. The UClub also offers a variety of sandwiches and salads from their dine-in menu.
ThaiMarnee Thai414 South Main Street, Suite 130734.929.9933Fresh Thai dishes, weekday lunch specials under $9. Same owners as off-campus Lotus Thai.
Siam Cuisine313 Braun Court (near Kerrytown)734.663.4083Authentic Thai dishes including exotic soups, salad, curries, and noodle and vegetarian dishes.
VegetarianEarthen Jar311 South Fifth Avenue734.327.9464Dine-in/take out Indian vegetarian buffet with cold and hot entrées.
Seva314 East Liberty Street734.662.1111Fresh, imaginative vegetarian cuisine featuring an eclectic homemade menu, a juice bar, and daily specials.
VietnameseSaigon Garden1220 South University Avenue734.747.7006Specializes in Vietnamese and Chinese rice and noodle dishes.
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