10 Restaurants In Ann Arbor, Michigan, To Try On Your Next Visit

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Surrounded by a wide array of attractions like museums, parks, The Big House, and not to mention the famous University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a gem that a tourist should not just visit once. There are so many things to do in this city where places for eating and drinking makes a top spot to visit when exploring this land of 28 square miles (17,920 acres). Prepare for an ultimate gastronomic indulgence as we list the top 10 restaurants in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, that you should not miss while discovering its scenic views and culture.

1. Mani Osteria

We managed to fit so many amazing flavors into our Steak Tartare! (Pickled chilies, capers, onion, parmesan) #tartare #steak #flavors

Posted by MANI Osteria & Bar on Thursday, 20 December 2018

Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this family-friendly restaurant offers creative Italian dishes prepared and cooked using wood-burning ovens. If you’re a pizza fanatic, you will definitely fall in love with this place, from its pizza’s crispy crust and delicious toppings, salads, pasta dishes, and chicken with balsamic vinegar and sweet desserts. The full bar, below the main restaurant and open kitchen, is lively and perfect as a waiting area if you happen to go there without a prior reservation. This is a must-visit place to go with your friends and loved ones to have a satisfying dining experience either for lunch or dinner.

Mani Osteria

Address: 341 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor

Website: Mani Osteria

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

2. Arbor Brewing Company

A pioneer in the craft beer industry, Arbor Brewing Company is a perfect place to get nice food and grab a beer when hanging out with friends. Stop for a quick lunch and choose from their menu that features burgers, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers to pair with delicious house-brewed beer. They have a wide variety of liquor in addition to the beer they brew including stout, fruit ale or cider, perfect with chicken wings, nachos, and flatbread pizza for a hearty midwestern lunch. Take advantage of their ‘happy hour’ when all draft beer is half off and have some 'to go’ when you go back to your hotel.

Arbor Brewing Company

Address: 114 E Washington St., Ann Arbor

Website: Arbor Brewing Company

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

3. The Blue Nile

Posted by The Blue Nile on Friday, 13 January 2012

Experience the elegance of a traditional Ethiopian royal feast where diners eat from the same plate and share the same bread. Located in downtown Ann Arbor, The Blue Nile is a perfect place to share a wonderful meal with friends and family. Meat lovers and vegetarians can harmoniously satiate their cravings as they step outside the ordinary meal out while having an Ethiopian Feast that includes all meat dishes and vegetables except for lamb and Timatim Salata. Cleanse your palate with a highland fruit sorbet or wash it down with spiced tea or freshly roasted and ground daily Ethiopian coffee.

The Blue Nile

Address: 221 E Washington St., Ann Arbor

Website: The Blue Nile

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

4. Palm Palace

Posted by Palm Palace Restaurant on Tuesday, 12 July 2016

This restaurant serves Halal foods, traditional Moroccan dishes, and other exquisite food that fits every taste bud. Palm Palace offers a new level of dining experience with its very authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food that includes chicken or lamb shawarma, their signature lamb chops, and freshly baked hot bread straight out of the oven with excellent garlic spread. The salads are fresh and crisp while the hummus is creamy and surely a delectable dish not to be missed. Grab a bite of Baklava mix for dessert and have a fresh squeezed juice or smoothies for a complete fully loaded meal.

Palm Palace

Address: 2370 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor

Website: Palm Palace

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

5. Frita Batidos

Posted by Frita Batidos on Saturday, 10 November 2018

There’s no way to go wrong making your way to this restaurant that serves colorful Cuban inspired street food and tropical cocktails. The open seating concept and cafeteria style ordering makes it client friendly. Highly recommended by students and locals alike, Frita Batidos offers delicious food and top-notch service with cuisines ranging from Korean to the Mediterranean and everything in between. Delight your palate with chorizo burger with egg and cilantro lime salsa with crisped plantains on the side. For refreshments, order a glass of tropical milkshake made with fresh fruits with vanilla ice cream and grab some churros for a sweet treat.

Frita Batidos

Address: 117 W. Washington, Ann Arbor

Website: Frita Batidos

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

6. The Earle

Don't forget! Our whitefish entrée is on special in the Wine Bar Monday-Wednesday for only $12!! Come in for this delicious deal tonight! #TheEarle #AnnArbor #A2Food #Wednesday #HappyHour #Special #Discount

Posted by The Earle Restaurant on Monday, 26 November 2018

Enjoy a delightful taste of Italian and French country cuisine, cooked in perfection in this first-class restaurant that’s located in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. Enjoy calamari or risotto for an appetizer and have the all-time favorites like sautéed duck breasts, perch, and sea scallops for your main dish. Take advantage of pasta dishes available on gluten-free spaghetti like penne with chicken or linguine with garlic sausage. Savor the delightful flavors while listening to live jazz piano music with a glass of wine that you can choose from over 1,200 selections, and enjoy up to 20% discount during happy hour.

The Earle

Address: 121 W Washington St, Ann Arbor

Website: The Earle

Price range: 31 - 60 USD

7. Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

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Posted by Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery on Thursday, 19 July 2018

Serving from lunch to late night dinner, Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery is considered as an oasis in Ann Arbor with their draft beer selection. This pub has a superb beer product that compliments the mouth-watering American food in their menu including the tasty and crunchy Roman-style pizza. In addition, you can also try some of the top dishes including the gardener’s snack board, steak salad, and fried chicken sandwich. Ricotta fritters and vegan chocolate cake are among the favorites for dessert so better to have a bite too. If beer is not an option, you can have a glass of red or white wine, seasonal cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages such as the lavender lemonade.

Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

Address: 311 South Main Street, Ann Arbor

Website: Jolly Pumpkin Café & Brewery

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

8. Zingerman's Delicatessen

Gitkin’s Chicken Rendition! Chicken breast, crispy applewood smoked bacon, roasted red pepper spread, sliced tomatoes and mashed avocados all on grilled challah bread.

Posted by Zingerman's Delicatessen on Saturday, 27 October 2018

Open daily from 7 am to 9 pm, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is quite an institution with decades of preparing and cooking locally sourced ingredients for delicious special treats. During your tour in Ann Arbor, stop for lunch and have a Reuben sandwich with excellent tasting corned beef and sauerkraut or a plate of cheesy lasagna for a satisfying meal. Their menu is expansive and will surely take you a minute to decide not to mention the long queue mostly during lunch time. If you can’t help it, delivery service is also an option and they will promptly send it right to your doorstep.

Zingerman's Delicatessen

Address: 422 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor

Website: Zingerman’s Delicatessen

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

9. Isalita

Brunch Goals: Chorizo Fundido Hash (house-made chorizo, potatoes, two fried eggs, chihuahua cheese, salsa mil islas) ?#brunch #goals #AnnArbor (Brunch: Saturday 12 - 3, Sunday 11 - 3)

Posted by Isalita on Sunday, 16 December 2018

A sister company of Mani Osteria, Isalita is Ann Arbor’s own Mexican Cantina serving authentic Mexican cuisine inspired by the street stall food found in open-air markets throughout Mexico. Enjoy the fusion of flavors while digging in tomato soup, chop salad, chicken and carnitas pork tacos, honey-barbecue chicken wings, and chips and guacamole. Mexican food experience will never be complete without having a cold drink to clean your palate. Choose from the good selection of genuine and imaginative new favorite drinks including margarita, tequila, mojito, frozen cocktail or order a glass of wine from Mani Osteria’s comprehensive wine list.


Address: 341A E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor

Website: Isalita

Price range: 11 - 30 USD

10. Grange Kitchen & Bar

Mondays are a little less ugly when you have a bowl of ramen waiting for you. Walleye kamaboko, shrimp shoyu broth, fermented greens, soft eggs & marinated mushrooms ?

Posted by Grange Kitchen & Bar on Monday, 19 November 2018

Preparing freshest ingredients that is grown sustainably and sourced locally, Grange Kitchen & Bar offers high quality and delectable dishes for a reasonable price. Utilizing the freshest of local and seasonal ingredients, the menu varies but it’s always excellent including homemade pappardelle pasta, rib-eye steak, and halibut that are cooked to perfection. If you are dining out with friends and family, a whole roasted heritage chicken is likely to fill everyone. For desserts, have house-made ice creams and sorbets, as well as a deconstructed brownie, served with a cream drizzle that tastes like salted popcorn.

Grange Kitchen & Bar

Address: 118 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor

Website: Grange Kitchen & Bar

Price range: 31 - 60 USD

Ultimate food trip experience in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Michigan Skyline
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Dwight Burdette used under CC BY 3.0

You will never go wrong with the restaurants in Ann Arbor, Michigan, when looking for a first-class dining experience. Indulge in food on their menu but don’t forget to inform the staff of any allergies or dietary restrictions you have beforehand. Look no further and visit these food havens and take a bite of their multi-culture cuisines for an invigorating meal to fuel your body while touring the city.

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