I’m glad to know that Angelo’s is as good now as it was back in the late ’70s (Egad!!!) when I was a grad student at U. Mich.
wow, all great places mentioned.
yup, Zingerman’s isn’t cheap … my grilled pastrami and chopped liver was over $11 just for the sandwich. However, they make some of the best deli sandwiches anywhere in large part because of the bread (they are a bakery also) … if there is a "crack" of the bread world, it is Zingerman’s bread. Ridiculously addictive.
The Fleetwood Diner is a venerable institution … even if it is a greasy-spoon diner located in an original early 1960’s double-wide mobile-home-type trailer in the midst of $250,000+ historic homes. Some years ago the city wanted to tear it down, but the protest and outrage was so severe that they abandoned the idea. Try the Meaty Hippie Hash.
Angelo’s … what a great breakfast spot! "When we leave that place we’ll be laughing out loud / smiling so hard we’ll draw a crowd /they’ll say ‘what’s up, man?’ and we’ll just have to boast / about the eggs over easy, hash browns and toast …"
"Angelo’s" by Ann Arbor singer/songwriter Dick Siegel
The Sidetrack Bar and Restaurant is a very cool, old Pub. It has a beautiful old interior and the trains pass within about 7ft of windows at tableside. Get a table by the windows with an unsuspecting friend for a good chuckle when the train comes roaring past. (sigh … history always makes me thirsty)
Zingerman’s isn’t cheap
But you get what you pay for … and Then some
I’ve seen the Deli & Roadhouse mentioned …
And I’ve seen the sticker shock when people order a half fried chicken for $20. But you don’t eat there every day, and the food is very good, with efficient, knowledgeable waitstaff.
But there also is a great Bakehouse & Creamery (Gelato Sandwiches)
In the Neighborhood of State Street & Airport south of I-94
I second Zingerman’s deli. Freaking good for sandwiches, and tons of other stuff.
I always stop at Zingerman’s Deli (is the Roadhouse different?) .. the sandwiches are on good fresh bread (they cut the bread a little too generously … a small minus in my opinion.)
Get there early or late if it isn’t a "sit outside day."
If you get to Tinley Park, have dinner at Isablella … you’ll thank me (and I’ll in-turn thank whatever Roadfood’r turned me onto the place.)
Leaving tomorrow, Sunday, for Ann Arbor. We will try to get to some of these places. I am excited about having a REAL bagel, preferably a garlic bagel with cream cheese, lox and fresh tomato. Nothing like this around where I live in Fayetteville, Arkansas!
Smoke House Blues is pretty good if you like tomato based BBQ sauce on your que. I also like their smoked turkey. Also on Washtenaw in Ypsi I really like Tios for Mexican. There is a branch downtown, but it’s hard to park. The one on Wastenaw in Ypsi has a much larger parking lot and dining space.
The Pizza House and Brown Jug are both good for late night eats, Pizza House is open until 4 AM, and Brown Jug is open until 2 AM. (downtown Ann Arbor)
For breakfast I love Harvest Moon at 23 and 12 for French Toast and the Western Skillet. (used to be Chesey’s) On the other side of 23, Americana Coney Island is also good for breakfast and Chicken Lemon Rice Soup.
I was not impressed with Zingerman’s Roadhouse, but I love the original sandwich shop. Ahmo’s Deli has good Gyros and sandwiches.
I think the best Chinese Lunch buffet is at Emerald City also on Washtenaw (buffet is only at lunch, full menu for dinner)
Creekside Grill & Bar on Jackson Road has some good choices and a fairly extensive menu.
Sorry you’re visiting our fair city to go to the hospital, but I hope you are able to enjoy some fine dining while you are here.
Thanks for the help guys. This will definitely get us started.
Go to the Side Track Bar (Food’s good too)
And wait for the Am-Trak to roll by … The bar is way to close the tracks
And it’s a pretty good time [:o)]
Thank you pigface (I hope that’s a compliment) You are correct on all counts–Washtenaw is the major league restaurant row in Ypsilanti. Smoke House Blues is the ‘Que place-very good, not great. Haven’t been to Miss Saigon, but we make a trip to AA/Y every year; we’ll be sure to try Miss Saigon next year!
Sorry … Gone, replaced with a some chain franchise, used to be on North University [?]
A quick Google search shows that Drae’s closed in 1993….[:(]
That Greek Place … The Parthenon [xx(]
Don’t confuse it with the Orginal Parthenon in Greektown in Detroit [:D] Completely different
Smoke house blues on Washtenaw [?] Never been there so can’t give you any opinion
Tuptim Thai cuisine is also on Washtenaw towards Ypsilanti
Miss Saigon on Stone School Rd, Yummy … afordable and very good[:D]
Sounds familiar. Possibly on one of those side streets emanating from Main Street.
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