Ann Arbor Dining

Given that it's a relatively small Midwestern town, you may be surprised by the quality and diversity of restaurants that you'll find in Ann Arbor. Thanks in part to the large student population, there are lots of cheap (and sometimes quirky) eateries: pizza restaurants (most of them surprisingly upscale), quick Chinese food, and lots of sandwich and wrap shops downtown. You'll also notice hot dog carts on many street corners, particularly in the summer, selling basic hot dogs for $1 with complimentary toppings, as well as a few carts selling more exotic things like tamales and arepas.

Some of the best food experiences are to be found in one of the following places:

The Gandy Dancer
401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-769-0592
Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, Gandy Dancer is an architectural landmark as well as an elegant restaurant known for creative preparations of seafood, steaks and pasta. A popular choice for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties and other special events, the Gandy Dancer offers guests fine cuisine in an sophisticated, historic atmosphere.

Olive Garden
445 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
+1 734 663 6875
Olive Garden is a family of local restaurants focused on delighting every guest with a genuine Italian dining experience. Serves fresh, simple, delicious Italian food, complemented by a great glass of wine, served in a comfortable, home-like Italian setting where everyone is welcomed as family and friends.

Prickly Pear Southwest Café
328 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-930-0047
For four star Southwestern, try Prickly Pear Cafe in Ann Arbor. Here's a place to get good food. This inexpensive establishment is one of the popular restaurants in the area. It's known for its vegetarian offerings. This place features outdoor dining. When you step inside the restaurant, you'll notice a romantic atmosphere. This restaurant features delivery and lunch.