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    Frita Batidos: Cuban influenced gourmet fast food

    by AmeliaAUS Written Oct 17, 2013

    The cuisine is Cuban influenced gourmet fast food, and it's good! A frita is a sandwich and a batido is similar to a milkshake. A good selection of salads and sides are also featured on the menu.

    The restaurant itself is one big room with picnic tables along one side, and the counter and a bar with stools along the other side. There is also bar stool seating along the front and sidewalk seating in warm weather. There is a pleasant social atmosphere which I haven't experienced in many other restaurants in town.

    Frita Batido's is a must for out-of-townwers visiting Ann Arbor.

    Favorite Dish: So far my favorite sandwich has been the fish frita, and my favorite batido has been the mocha. I have also enjoyed the crisped plantains and the conch fritters.

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    Grizzly Peak Brewing Company: Excellent Craft Beers and Sandwiches

    by Hikerpark Updated Jul 25, 2011

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    Grizzly Peak Brewing Company, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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    Fantastic craft beers made on the premises. Attractive oak wood tables, chairs and floors offering a view of the brewery itself. I had the "El Hefe", a wheat beer with the favors of yeast, banana, clove and honey. Altogether, there were 8 available craft beers. They had a great beer cheese soup and mouth-watering variety of sandwiches, salads and entrees!

    Favorite Dish: Smoked Turkey and Gouda Sandwich. The bread alone made it good, but with generous portions of smoked turkey and melted gouda, it was surperb.

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    The Gandy Dancer: A Muer restaurant in unique locale

    by Bunsch Updated Jun 12, 2011

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    The Gandy Dancer (not my pic)

    The Chuck Muer restaurant group specializes in seafood, so you can expect that there will be plenty of it on the menu at the Gandy Dancer. But the reason to go is the unique location -- the old Ann Arbor train station, a lovely stone building, which has been converted to restaurant use and is now bedecked with impressive gardens. I'll admit that the restaurant has had its ups-and-downs in the 40+ years I've been a patron. Perhaps these days I'd be happier going to the bar for drinks and appetizers than competing with too many people for the Sunday brunch buffet. But I do think it is nice to have a place where people tend to dress up a bit and linger over their meals.

    Mon-Thu 11 am - 10 pm; Fri 11 am - 11 pm; Sat 4:30 pm - 11 pm; Sun 10 am - 2 pm, Sun 3:30 pm - 9 pm

    Valet parking is available.

    Favorite Dish: The crab cakes!!

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    Real Seafood Company: Great seafood, free dinner on your birthday

    by annarborsef Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Wonderful patio dining on Main St available. Exceptional selection of fresh seafood & outstanding filet.

    On your birthday (you must have ID/proof), they take off a corresponding amount from the check AND provide a free birthday dessert from the dessert tray. So, if there are 2 people in the group (1 celibrating a birthday), then they take 50% off the food total. If there are 4 people in the party (1 birthday), then they take 25% off the food total.

    When having lobster, the server will remove the lobster meat from the shell @ your table.

    Favorite Dish: Surf & Turf (filet & lobster). Steak & lobster are always highest quality, and the server will do all the "dirty" work un-shelling the lobster.

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    Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burgers: Discovered on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!

    by CdnJane Written May 4, 2009

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    My traveling companion and I like to watch TV's The Food Network, and in particular, the show, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives". Stephanie saw Blimpy Burger on one episode and so it became our Ann Arbor lunch destination. It pays to read their website before visiting to get the rules of the ordering system, and to arrive early. We got there about 5 minutes to opening to see a lineup of the college guys ahead of us. It is perhaps, generously, called a dive - but the food was excellent - IF you like grease! This ain't no health food stop!
    I had read a previous tip about Blimpy Burger warning about rudeness - maybe if it had been a weekend and busier we might've found that, but we weren't treated to any attitude!
    Remember the 7 steps to ordering - 1.Get a Tray (or else it will be take-out!) 2. Order the fried foods (fries, rings, veggies), 3 Number of burges (they are small & start with 2 up to 5 or more!) 4. Type of bun 5. Any grilled items (onions/peppers/etc) 6. Type of cheese 7. Toppings (mustard/relish/etc) and 8 - clean up after yourself!

    Favorite Dish: I had the double burger with cheddar cheese - and we split onion rings and batter-fried mushrooms - too much grease, but delicious!

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    Angelo's: Heavenly Breakfasts

    by Bunsch Written Aug 31, 2008

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    Gettin' hungry just thinking about it

    Angelo's is an Ann Arbor institution. At the corner of East Catherine and Glen, just a few steps away from the Medical Center, you'll find a diner-esque place (counter space, some booths, tables in the little expanded back area and the newer take-out area), generally with a crowd of hungry folks waiting for their dose of cholesterol, because Angelo's has to have the best breakfasts in the world. Not only that...I actually fly the raisin bread out to Rhode Island because IT IS FANTASTIC. Portions are immense, and deeply satisfying. Spend the extra money for the freshly-squeezed OJ. There is absolutely nothing on the menu that won't please you.

    Favorite Dish: The homemade raisin bread French toast is so amazing that I could eat it even without the real maple syrup.

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    Sweetwaters coffee and tea: Coffee that perks me up!

    by yooperprof Written May 25, 2008

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    how sweet it is!

    This is a local coffee establishment that is several steps ahead of the local chain competition. Excellent selection of a variety of coffees and teas, and excellent locally-baked sweets and sandwiches. Free wireless, too!

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    Cafe Zola: Mediterranean-influenced bistro

    by yooperprof Written May 25, 2008

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    I stopped in Cafe Zola for a Sunday brunch recently - actually in-between flights on my way back from Europe. (I had a gruesomely long layover - eight hours - so I rented a cheap car and drove into Ann Arbor rather than wasting away at the airport.)

    Anyhow, Cafe Zola is probably my favorite Ann Arbor restaurant - I like their take on traditional continental favorites, as well as the handsome and colorful staff and patrons here. Well, they also do a wonderful brunch. I had the Farmhouse Omelette, and it was both rich and light, stuffed with potatos mushrooms and peppers.

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    Red Hot Lovers: Best Cheese Fries

    by jaeda Updated Apr 27, 2008

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    An established Ann Arbor favorite, and a great place to grab a quick bite! Order at the counter and sit in one of the well worn booths or outdoors at the picnic tables (in the summer). The staff is friendly and laid back which may translate into a little longer wait if you are there during the student lunch period.
    Order up a dog any way you like. Vegan and vegetarian dogs available too!

    Favorite Dish: This place has the best waffle cheese fries EVER. Order a large and share them with a friend.

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    Dibellas Subsandwiches: old fashioned goodness

    by davecallahan Written Oct 30, 2007

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    It is about time that Michigan began to enjoy what we Rochesterians have had for many years... DiBella Sub Sandwiches. You can't beat them for freshness and taste. Whether you like cold cuts or hot beef or maybe the tuna or veggie salad sandwiches, you will definitely get good food for a reasonable price.

    The restaurant is in the early 1950s style with a serving counter and wooden booths and tiled floors and globe lights. You step up to the counter, make your selections and pay the cashier. Take the food to one of the tables or have it bagged to go.

    You get to select from a half-dozen meat choices and dozens of combinations of additives and condiments. That way the sandwich you get is your own unique style. The smallest sandwich is $4 and good for a quick bite at lunch time and the large one is $7 and normally feeds two for dinner. Get a coke and cookie and snack and you are set to go for under $10 per person.

    Enjoy! Ann Arbor.
    store hours are from 10am to 9pm daily.

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  • Seva: Great for vegetarians!

    by Roseopera Written Oct 26, 2007

    While Seva is a bit pricey, it's a vegetarian/vegan dream! The yam fries are incredible! Seva comes up with unique ways to keep their menu enticing. All dishes are vegetarian, and most are vegan, or can be made vegan.

    But don't let that deter you meat-eaters! There are plenty of yummy foods you can enjoy, even if you generally prefer meat.

    Seva is an Ann Arbor staple.

    Favorite Dish: Yam fries and the squash enchilladas (Enchilladas Calabezza).

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    Blue Nile: It is the whole experience

    by no_seriously_Bill Updated May 31, 2007

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    Really a great eating experience. You and your party are seating around this exotic small round table, which is covered with a soft flat bread like a table cloth. Then different types of colorful food are lain directly on the bread. There are no utensils. You dive in with your hands using torn pieces of bread to handle the stewy dishes. Ok...make sure you go there with people you really like... this is an unusually personal experience. The ever attentive staff brings an endless supply steaming towels to clean your hands. The food is Ethiopian, which means its heavy on the legumes (lentils and peas) and vegetables, although there are some excellent meat dishes. To the uninitiated it will remind you of Indian food in its seasonings and textures. The food is endless..you pay one price and the staff will constantly refill your portion. I've done Ethiopian restaurants three or four times before and this is the best yet. The flavors are fresh as they are exotic. Its all on the spicy side. The staff, from the host to the waiters, smile and serve. Even they seem like they are having a good time. And the decoration of this spacious restaurant is truly beautiful, reflecting the warm imagery of east Africa. And if the communal thing spooks you, they will gladly supply you with plates, utensils, and a plain old square table.

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    Jerusalem: Best Middle Eastern Food

    by wongjeweler Written Apr 30, 2007

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    If you are looking for the best falafel in southern Michigan, you've found it at Jerusalem Garden (307 S. Fifth Ave). A quaint restaurant that seats 35 to 40 people inside, 15 to 20 outside in the warmer months. All food is made from secret family recipies from the homeland, Palistine. Cheap food, great food!

    Favorite Dish: There is no way to pick which meal is the best, for each choice (falafel, kafta, shwarma, lentil soup, kibbie, hommus, grape leaves, majadra, baba, fatoush) is fabulous.

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  • The Earle: Lung Cancer Central

    by amo1979 Written Jul 5, 2006

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    The Earle is a seemingly elegant restaurant which appears to be classy and sophisticated. My husband and I were planning to have a romantic dinner there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, the restaurant was full of secondhand smoke from the customers at the bar, making it impossible to enjoy our evening. The dining area is considered non-smoking, but it is far from smoke-free. Smoke from the bar easily wafts into the dining area, since there are no real barriers or partitions dividing the smoking section from the “non-smoking” section. Also, given that the restaurant is located subterranean with poor ventilation, there is no adequate way to remove the smoke from the air.

    We changed tables, hoping that another section would be less smokey and carcinogenic, but ended up leaving the restaurant because I was afraid to breathe. To top of our lovely evening, we received disparaging comments from a customer for complaining about the smoke. This customer is most likely The Earle's typical customer since the restaurant caters to smokers. This troubled me because I had heard that The Earle was the "Classiest" restaurant in Ann Arbor. I am new to the midwest so it came as a surprise to me that a classy Michigan restaurant is full of second-hand smoke and attracts the likes of rude, ignorant and very stupid people. I found the entire experience quite ironic because the Surgeon General had released his report just a day before, stating that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure. It was ironic also because my husband is training to be a vascular surgeon and has performed many amputations on smokers. I'm sure that the smoking customer who told us to go to another restaurant will be his next patient.

    The service was excellent and I'm sure that The Earle also has excellent food, but we will never know because we care too much about our bodies to willingly breathe in second-hand smoke.

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    Zingerman's: Z-Mans

    by TRimer Written Jun 4, 2006

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    You may need an appetite and a half to get your mouth around a Zingerman's sandwich. With classic corned beef and pastrami, free-range turkey and chicken, more cheeses than you knew existed, and dee-luxe condiments slathered on home-baked bread, it's no surprise that lines for the sandwich counter often stretch out the door. While you're waiting to order, you can scan the display cases and scout out exotic cheeses (be sure to ask for samples), olives, dried fish and other delicacies. Wooden shelves are piled high with magnificent olive oils (there are often cups of oil and soft little bread cubes available for tasting), pastas, European canned tomatoes, vinegars, anchovies and much more.

    Favorite Dish: We go for the sandwiches but usually end up bringing home cheese, olive oil and meats from the deli. And don't forget their bread now that they've opened their own bakery.

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