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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.


Bakeries
Cake Nouveau
206 North Fourth Avenue
734.994.4033
Sample a slice of cake or one of four different cupcake flavors featured weekly, made with all-natural ingredients and flavorings, and topped with luscious buttercream.

Cupcake Station
116 East Liberty Street
734.222.1801
Choose from 24 flavors of gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily, or try a cheesecake pop, peanut butter bar, or mini key lime pie.

Zingerman's Bakehouse
3711 Plaza Drive
734.761.2095
You 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.

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Breakfast/Brunch
Afternoon Delight Cafe
251 East Liberty Street
734.665.7513
Popular 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's
1100 East Catherine Street
734.761.8996
Specializing in breakfasts for over 40 years, Angelo's is famous for its waffles, raisin toast, homemade breads, and sandwiches.

Cafe Marie
1759 Plymouth Road (North Campus)
734.662.2272
Serving breakfast and lunch, Cafe Marie offers omelets, eggs Benedict, pancakes, skillet dishes, salads, burgers, and gourmet coffee.

Cafe Zola
112 West Washington Street
734.769.2020
Savory 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's
216 South State Street
734.623.2233
A Sunday brunch experience featuring traditional breakfast favorites, fresh seafood, pastries, and handcrafted pop tarts.

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Brew Pubs/Bars
Arbor Brewing Company
114 East Washington Street
734.213.1393
Brew pub features award-winning beer brewed on premises with eight to ten house taps.

Ashley's Restaurant and Pub
338 South State Street
734.996.9191
Specializing in English ales, this pub serves over 65 beers on tap.

Bab's Underground Lounge
213 South Ashley Street
734.997.0800
With 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 Leprechaun
1220 South University Avenue
734.665.7777
Part Irish pub, part sports bar.

The Brown Jug
1204 South University Avenue
734.761.3355
An Ann Arbor institution serving students since 1938. Come to eat or to drink.

Casa Dominick's
812 Monroe Street
734.662.5414
Both 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's
1140 South University
734.668.8411
Popular student haunt featuring gourmet burgers and famous bread sticks with a full bar and midnight drink specials.

Grizzly Peak Brewing Company
120 West Washington Street
734.741.7325
Fresh, hand-crafted beer and a creative menu in a casual bistro setting.

The Heidelberg
215 North Main Street
734.663.7758
An 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 & Grill
316 South State Street
734.994.4004
A cut above standard bar fare, Red Hawk's menu includes such items as duck quesadillas and salmon cakes.

Vinology
110 South Main Street
734.222.9841
A Main Street wine bar with a full lunch and dinner menu and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Burgers/Dogs/Diners
Fleetwood Diner
300 South Ashley Street
734.995.5502
At 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 Dog
410 East Liberty Street
734.665.2114
Gourmet restaurant disguised as a little hot dog stand. Indulge in cajun rice, lobster bisque, italian wedding soup, polish dogs, and other daily specials.

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Chinese
China Gate
1201 South University Avenue
734.668.2445
Featuring Szechaun, Peking, Hunan, and Mandarin dishes and lunch combos.

BD's Mongolian Grill
200 S. Main Street
734.913.0999
Create your own stir-fry, choosing your favorite vegetables, meat, seasonings, and sauce, then watch master grillers craft your dish with flair.

TK WU
510 E. Liberty
734.747.6662
Chinese cuisine and more than 50 flavor combinations of bubble tea.

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Coffee/Tea
Amer's Mediterranean Deli
611 Church Street
734.769.1210
312 South State Street
734.761.6000
Amer'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 Tea
326 Maynard Street
117 East Liberty
Good coffee and chai drinks, vegan baked goods.

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room
114 South Main Street
734.665.9468
Over 100 different kinds of teas, juices, smoothies, coffee, and cappuccino, in addition to appetizers and desserts.

Espresso Royale Caffe
1101 South University Avenue
214 South Main Street
324 South State Street
2264 South Main Street
2603 Plymouth Road
Regular and decaffeinated espresso and cappuccino specialities, as well as baked goodies and veggie/fruit smoothies.

Rendez Vous Cafe
1110 South University Avenue
734.761.8600
Serving salads, sandwiches, crepes, and coffee drinks, this cafe is usually open until 3am, making it popular with law students.

Starbucks
222 South State
300 South Main Street
1214 South University Avenue
3601 Washtenaw Avenue (open 24 hours)
Coffees, teas, baked goods and a comfortable place to relax.

Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea
123 West Washington Street
734.769.2331
407 North Fifth Avenue (Kerrytown)
734.622.0084
3393 Plymouth Road
734.327.6330
A cozy cafe with coffee drinks, European pastries, and Asian teas.

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Delicatessens
Amer's Mediterranean Deli
611 Church Street
734.769.1210
312 South State Street
734.761.6000
Amer'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 Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
734.663.3354
A wide selection of sandwiches that run about $10 each, hearth-baked bread, smoked fish, imported cheeses, and oils and desserts.

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Ethiopian
Blue Nile
221 East Washington Street
734.998.4746
Exotic 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).

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Fine Dining
The Chop House
322 South Main Street
734.669.9977
Upscale restaurant specializing in prime meats and fresh fish. Desserts available from adjoining La Dolce Vita.

The Earle
121 West Washington Street
734.994.0211
With 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 Dancer
401 Depot Street
734.769.0592
Celebrating 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 Company
341 South Main Street
734.769.5749
Featuring fish flown in from the East Coast and an Oyster bar.

West End Grill
120 West Liberty Street
734.747.6260
Euro-Asian influenced fare and elegant candlelight dinners with steak, veal, seafood, and pasta on the menu.

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Ice Cream/Gelato
Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream
304 South State Street
734.665.4440
Serves ice cream made with natural ingredients.

Cold Stone Creamery
3597 Washtenaw Avenue (Arborland)
734.975.9110
Every 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's
302 South State Street
1121 South University Avenue
Voted Ann Arbor's best ice cream and frozen yogurt for the last 15 years. Also serves soup and bread.

Washtenaw Dairy
602 South Ashley Street
734.662.3244
With the biggest cones in town since 1934, this small shop offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, coffee, and freshly made donuts.

Iorio's Gelateria
522 East William Street
734.399.4844
Founded 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 Parlor
107 East Liberty
734.769.7759
Homemade 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 Yogurt
535 East Liberty
734.929.5826
Twelve flavors of frozen yogurt to top with your choice of nuts, fruit or candy.

Yogurtrush at Amer's
314 South State Street
734.761.6000
611 Church Street
734.769.1210
Several flavors of tart frozen yogurt with lots of topping options.

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Indian
Madras Masala
328 Maynard Street
734.222.9006
Featuring 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 Jar
311 South Fifth Avenue
734.327.9464
Dine-in/take out Indian vegetarian buffet with cold and hot entrees. Gluten-free items are also available.

Raja Rani
400 South Division Street
734.995.1545
Set in a restored Victorian house, specializes in Northern Indian cuisine. Try the delicious lunch buffet.

Shalimar
307 South Main Street
734.663.1500
Slightly more formal atmosphere. Specializing in North Indian, Tandoori, and Mughlai dishes, both vegetarian and nonvegetarian options.

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Italian
Argiero's Italian Restaurant
300 Detroit Street
734.665.0444
An area favorite featuring Mama Rosa's authentic Italian recipes, homemade pastas, cannolis, and cappuccinos.

Gratzi
326 South Main Street
734.663.5555
Award-winning regional Italian restaurant with strolling musicians. Desserts available from adjoining La Dolce Vita.

Palio
347 Main Street
734.930.6100
A rustic, country Italian restaurant featuring authentic Tuscan-style dishes, pastas, and grilled items.

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Japanese
Sushi Zen & Miki
106 S. First
734.665.8226
Fine Japanese dining featuring sushi, sashimi, tempura, bento, donburi, and more.

Sadako
1321 South University
734.913.0057
Features sushi and Japanese cuisine available for dine-in or carry-out.

Sushi.com
715 North University Avenue
734.213.3044
Features 45 different sushi rolls, a variety of Japanese cuisine, as well as daily lunch specials.

Totoro
215 South State Street
734.302.3511
Daily lunch specials, varied bento boxes, noodles, and rolls (the Yam Yam and Samurai rolls are favorites).

Yamato
403 North Fifth Avenue (Kerrytown)
734.998.3484
World-class sushi, tempura, udon, and soba.

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Korean
Arirang
3135 Oak Valley Drive
734.222.5959
Off-campus and tucked in a strip mall, it's a hidden gem of tasty Korean food and friendly service.

JC Rich
1313 South University Avenue
734.769.2288
A small restaurant with large portions for the price; sit on a stool and eat at the counter.

Kang's
1327 South University Avenue
734.761.1327
Cozy atmosphere and delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

University Cafe
621 Church Street
734.662.7162
Specializing in authentic Korean food including charbroiled chicken, beef, and short ribs.

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Mexican/Latin American
BTB Burrito
810 South State Street
734.222.4822
BTB Cantina
1140 South University Avenue
734.222.3715
Started by a U-M undergraduate and his friend, BTB meets the needs of college students: it's open late and the food is cheap (not to mention fresh).

LENA
226 South Main Street
734.994.2773
New world cuisine inspired by traditional dishes from countries like Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Argentina.

Habana Cellar Lounge
226 South Main Street
734.994.2774
Located beneath LENA, enjoy tapas, craft cocktails, sangria, mojitos, and salsa dancing on Thursdays.

Chipotle Mexican Grill
235 South State Street
734.794.0800
3354 East Washtenaw Avenue
734.975.9912
858 Briarwood Circle
734.794.0600
Chain featuring assembled-to-order burritos and salads.

Panchero's Mexican Grill
1208 South University Avenue
734.336.9580
Burritos, tacos, and quesadillas made with homemade tortillas.

Qdoba Mexican Grill
2252 South Main Street
734.332.1489
3279 Washtenaw Avenue
734.973.6393
Signature burritos, taco salads, and quesadillas assembled-to-order with fresh toppings.

Sabor Latino
211 North Main Street
734.214.7775
Authentic Latin American cuisine with Pan-Caribbean, especially Puerto Rican, daily specials.

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Middle Eastern
Ali Baba Middle Eastern Restaurant
601 Packard Street
734.998.0131
Features the finest in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and be sure to try the falafels which are a campus favorite.

Jerusalem Garden
307 South Fifth Avenue
734.995.5060
Features inexpensive Middle-Eastern menu including homemade baba ghanouj, falafel, and shish kebabs. Consistently awarded best Middle Eastern restaurant in Ann Arbor.

La Marsa
301 South State Street
734.622.0200
Popular Middle-Eastern dishes such as shawarma, kabobs, and kafta, plus traditional dishes such as Koshary. Offers lunch specials and a raw juice bar.

Pizza
Cottage Inn
512 East William Street
734.663.3379
Full-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 Street
734.669.6973
More 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 House
618 Church Street
734.995.5095
Famous for its chipatis, award-winning Chicago deep-dish pizza, calzones, subs, salads, and shakes.

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Salad/Hot Food Bar
University Club
First floor of the Michigan Union
734.936.2701
Whether 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.

Thai
Marnee Thai
414 South Main Street, Suite 130
734.929.9933
Fresh Thai dishes, weekday lunch specials under $9. Same owners as off-campus Lotus Thai.

Siam Cuisine
313 Braun Court (near Kerrytown)
734.663.4083
Authentic Thai dishes including exotic soups, salad, curries, and noodle and vegetarian dishes.

Vegetarian
Earthen Jar
311 South Fifth Avenue
734.327.9464
Dine-in/take out Indian vegetarian buffet with cold and hot entrées.

Seva
314 East Liberty Street
734.662.1111
Fresh, imaginative vegetarian cuisine featuring an eclectic homemade menu, a juice bar, and daily specials.

Vietnamese
Saigon Garden
1220 South University Avenue
734.747.7006
Specializes in Vietnamese and Chinese rice and noodle dishes.

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