Zingerman's Roadhouse
Zingerman's Roadhouse

Zingerman's Roadhouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/
  • Phone: 7346633663x
  • Hours of Operation:
    M-TH 7am-10pm, F 7am-11pm, SA 9am-11pm, SU 9am-9pm (10pm in summer)

    Weekday Breakfast 7am-11am, Weekend Brunch 9am-2pm

    Roadshow Open Weekdays at 6am, Weekends at 8am for drive-up pastries & coffee and all menu to-go orders.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Alex Young
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Zingerman's Roadhouse is excited to custom create an event for you! We can work with everything from small intimate groups to large outdoor parties. We wilol craft a menu that reflects the theme of your party, and offer attentive, detailed service from your reservation all the way through to your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: On-site or off-site, Zingerman's Roadhouse can plan a business meeting, wedding shower, or graduation party that reflects your needs as well as those of your guests. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 200 people. And, in the event that you have a larger party, or special location already, we can and do bring our great service and food to you! Contact us to talk about what we can provide for you.
  • Private Party Contact: Joanie Mallory 7346633663x
  • Entertainment: Live traditional American music on the patio Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, May through September.
  • Special Events: Monthly, the Roadhouse takes a close look at one aspect of our diverse American foodways. Subjects range from fresh-from-the-garden local produce, to the state of barbecue in our country, and even more. Check out our events website for information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Abundant free parking.
A word from Zingerman's Roadhouse
Our passion is to serve guests full-flavored, traditional, regional American foods in a down-to-earth restaurant atmosphere.

James Beard-winning Chef Alex Young and the Roadhouse crew serve a daily breakfast, lunch & dinner menu and weekly specials, with a passion for Really Good American Food, using seasonal, heirloom produce from Cornman Farms—our very own farm, supplying Roadhouse tables with hours-old vegetables.

Our All-American Bar serves carefully chosen wine and beer lists and an extensive Classic Cocktail menu that embraces balance and a return to better ingredients.

Join us for our Monthly Special Dinners and explore in-depth, regional American cuisine with guest culinary experts and producers.

We build community connections by hosting local music outdoors on our patio, a farmers market in the Roadhouse parking lot & fundraisers for local non-profits.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Zingerman's Roadhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
310 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (208)good for groups (153)great for brunch (138)great for lunch (122)neighborhood gem (115)kid-friendly (114)special occasion (100)hot spot (74)great for outdoor dining (55)notable wine list (18)late-night find (15)vibrant bar scene (14)romantic (11)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Food was excellent as was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2008
    Food was excellent as was the service I did think that portions were a bit smaller than I expected but overall excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love my trips to Zingerman's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    I love my trips to Zingerman's. I just wish as a college student I could afford to eat there more often.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor patio is great. Food
    a2Dave
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    Outdoor patio is great. Food is original and exceptional, from regional down-home to haute cuisine. Cocktails, beers, wine list all extraordinary. Great personalized, request-friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll confess, of all the visits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    I'll confess, of all the visits to Zingerman's Roadhouse, this one left the most to be desired. We didn't have knives at our table (I spread butter on my bread with a fork); we weren't given an option for the size of beer; the waitress seemed unfamiliar with the specials; and when my companion ordered his meal, instead of replacing the two sides with the options he requested, the waitress added them to the bill as extra sides. Regardless, we'll certainly be back. This was the first time that we left disappointed in the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There were beer's on the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2008
    There were beer's on the menu that they no longer carried and I feel that this is a detail that should be taken care of. A patron should not have to find this out by ordering and then find out they don't have the item, so just remove it or take the time to put a note on the menu saying they don't have the item.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you're into local, sustainable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    If you're into local, sustainable food, this is the place! The chef even has his own farm. Plus, it's delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've had great meals at Zingermans
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    I've had great meals at Zingermans Roadhouse but they were a little off on my guests meals on this occasion. The entertainment, Radio Free Bacon was incredible!! You can't beat their bread baskets!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service: I really
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    Excellent service: I really had the feeling that they cared about my experience there. Many unique variations of familiar foods on their menu. Absolutely the best waffles available anywhere for brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went to the Roadhouse for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    We went to the Roadhouse for my birthday dinner. We were very pleased with everything. The sweet potato fries are amazing. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy, but the free samples
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/28/2008
    Noisy, but the free samples from the server was fun.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a great time taking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    We had a great time taking our two daughters and their families to our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good but plating
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Food was good but plating was very poor. Such a smal amount of effort is needed to present the food well on a plate. For the prices and the quality, this was a real miss at this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse is great
    mstc
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    Zingerman's Roadhouse is great - we especially love coming in the summer when you can enjoy the outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We absolutely love Zingerman's.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    We absolutely love Zingerman's. This wasn't our first, nor will it be our last visit. The goat cheese fondue was fantastic and the service (as always) top notch. Terry was our waiter and he did a great job of juggling his very busy section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would not recommend Zingerman's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Would not recommend Zingerman's Roadhouse. The food was poor, not presented well and overpriced. The restaurant has smaller separate rooms that have poor acustics, so that normal conversation at the table was nearly impossible. Communicating with the wait staff was a shouting match. Barbecue sandwiches were dry and served on too large buns. Pork chop was almost all bone. Clam Chowder was missing clams and had an overpowering bacon taste. Side of mustard cole slaw was awful tasting. Usually try to be positive about something, but this was truly a poor dining experience - - avoid.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Roadhouse is always enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The Roadhouse is always enjoyable and one of our favorites. The Texas Cabrito (goat) was very pungent, moreso than expected -
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent, service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Food was excellent, service was a bit slow to start, but once our server came over to us all was fine. Food was different and delicious!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had quite a good meal for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We had quite a good meal for a special occasion with our family who were visiting from out of town. I was really impressed that Ari came around to the tables and put the icing on already fabulous customer service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and service were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Food and service were very good.However, when we arrived we were told that they did not have our reservation and it would be a 45 minute wait.They eventually found it after we produced our hard copy confirmation, but then we were told it was a 10-15 minute wait.After we waited for about 15 minutes,another party (of 6)came in and was told they also had a 10-15 minute wait.They complained to the manager, and despite the fact they came in later and their full party was not yet there, they were seated 5 minutes before us.I found this portion of the experience greatly disappointing, especially considering Zingermans book on how to treat your customers like royalty.In this capacity, we were treated like unappreciated commoners on Mothers Day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Proudly American and locally
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Proudly American and locally produced cuisine. Hearty and flavorful. Always a pleasant treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been asking for three
    DeuxCentsVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I have been asking for three years...they really should have selections of chicken (apple) sausage or turkey sausage available for non-red-meat eaters. A tasty turkey hash would be great. Having an Eggs Benedict dish that replaces Canadian bacon with crab on the menu would be awesome, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was disappointed that Mothers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I was disappointed that Mothers Day brunch had such a limited menu. Especially for children. Otherwise the food quality was great and our server was very, very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They did not have a table
    spark
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    They did not have a table at our reserved time (8:15pm Saturday night) and we waited over 1/2 hour (the walk in wait was about 45 min.) but they did get a us a nice booth!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we had the best service ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    we had the best service ever -- hand watered by Ari -- who made my sister the happiest woman of the evening. We ended up buying his service book and his food book and my sister was so happy she accidentally shoplifted another cookbook (don't worry, I returned it the next day!) Bob the waiter was outstanding. The best waiter -- on top of a huge section, great suggestions, and the wine Bob, that wine! completely memorable as an eventful meal and experience that has me still smiling 2 days later. was not overly fond of the polenta, but it didn't even matter but everything else, especially oysters and mushrooms were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I ate at the
    ypsigalVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    My husband and I ate at the roadhouse before and enjoyed it. We brought my parents for their first visit and to celebrate Mother's Day. They now plan to bring their friends to the restaurant. Food was excellent. The service was excellent. The prices are reasonable. It was one of the best restaurant experiences we've had in Ann Arbor-Ypsi area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Moderately noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Great food. Moderately noisy - not a romantic choice... Moderately expensive but well worth it. We plan to return on a regular basis to sample the menu and seasonal specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had I not had a gift certificate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Had I not had a gift certificate I may have left w/o paying the bill. $24 for half a dozen oysters is ridiculous...The Chop House is cheaper and that's saying something. Prices were inflated to go hand in hand with what one would expect from Zingerman's deli in Kerrytown and the food was about on par w/ the run of the mill barbaque joint.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unparalelled in terms of authentici
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Unparalelled in terms of authenticity to great ingredients, truth to American cooking traditions, and skilled preparation. There's no place like this!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was in my opinion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    The food was in my opinion substandard both in quantity and quality and given that the prices were higher than average this was a poor experience. The service personnel did go out of their way to try to make things right (removed two entrees from my bill). Unfortunately, the evening was already spoiled. When you get poor food and have to request a different item you tend to loose your appetite. The replacement entrees took too long to prepare so the rest of our party of six had to wait while we dined on our delinquent dinners. I will not return. Greg Allen 6514 Mountview Ct. brighton MI 48116 248-321-9683
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  • Fish was particularly outstanding.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    Fish was particularly outstanding. Sorry to see the price had gone up for it, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best dining establishmen
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    One of the best dining establishments in Michigan - who are not only based in MI but try to support the local economy whenever feasible. Unbelievable experience and a first rate business (who I'm not even sure business is at the root of their existence - it feels too customer oriented). Thank you Zingerman's for bringing a lot of pride to our culinary scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A few minutes before our group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    A few minutes before our group left for Zingerman's, I learned that we were 8 instead of 7, and called that in. They accomodated us without fuss, and our table was ready when we got there 2 minutes early. Vegans and health-concious folks were glad that there were lunch offerings (black bean hominy burger, garden salad), though they were relatively few and scarce. Staff weren't fully informed of the state of construction on N Maple St when they gave us directions--I'm not at all sure how they could have been, nor whose responsibility that would be. Fortunately, they gladly incorporated our findings into their subsequent dealings with other customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our meal was great. The only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    Our meal was great. The only thing that deflected from our experience was having someone bring up code red about a product we produce while at dinner that had happened that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is always delicious.
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    The food is always delicious. The service tends to be erratic. Servers range from overly friendly and enthusiastic to inattentive; there's so much turnover that guests often have to train the waiter in the menu and the way the kitchen can do things, rather than the other way around. Likewise, there seems to be a disconnect sometimes between the hosts and the reservations: this time out, I was running late and called ahead to ask that my guest be told I would be a little late. She said she sat there and no one let her know. Other times, I've asked for a specific table, only to find it was given away to the previous group; no one checked the reservation to see that I asked for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Great food and great service, one of Ann Arbor's best!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As always, great food. Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    As always, great food. Only complaint was the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful! I was glad I decided
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Wonderful! I was glad I decided to skip the downtown AA scene for post-graduation dinner and instead finally check out Zingerman's Roadhouse! My dish--the crabcakes with spinach (the best spinach I've ever had in a restaurant, mmm...) and rice--was great, and we really enjoyed the beer sampler too. Next time we'll have to come hungrier and have dessert as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is unique - southern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    The food is unique - southern - so you can expect grits with many entres. The food was good, not too gourmet. They have an extensive wine list and some unusual desserts. Price was a bit high for frequent dining there, but we split our dinners and it was a special occassion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was quite excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2008
    The food was quite excellent. Many items were make from scratch RIGHT THERE. Not only was the wait staff VERY attentive and friendly, but the managers walked around and made sure all was well, too. They have so much variety in food that everyone is sure to find something they like. I highly recommend this place! Prices on some items may run a bit high, but the quality is worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful wonderful wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Wonderful wonderful wonderful. The food is amazing. Our waitress was one of the best ever. Everything was simply perfect. If I had to critique something, the decaf coffee was lukewarm and tasted dirty. Otherwise great job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate