Gandy Dancer

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Known in railroading days as "the finest station between Buffalo and Chicago", the majestic Michigan Central Railroad Depot deserves that commendation more than ever as the Gandy Dancer now.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipluvgoodfood
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I have been meaning to go to Gandy Dancer for twenty years and today I finally went. First, they did a good job following the State COVID-19 requirements and I felt safe and comfortable. The food was delicious-I had the brunch lobster and Brie omelette and my spouse had the always wonderful Landry’s Martha’s Vineyard salad and fish and chips. Our server was great up until the end when she crammed my leftovers into a tiny box and gave me a tiny piece of key lime pie in a tiny box. As a long time Landry Select member who has eaten at many of their restaurants in Michigan and Florida, I know that this is not how it is done. I called the manager Tony when we got home and he said he would give me “free” key lime pie next time but still a disappointment today.

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happy
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal in a beautiful old Train depot. Our server was knowledgable and a delight.

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vipPaulR
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Gandy Dancer. Where we first meet and consider it our go-to restaurant for fish.

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Angie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dining experience. From valet, hostess, to waiter, Gandy Dancer met our expectations.

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ThomasT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice, special occasion dinner location. We received fantastic service, special "happy anniversary" menus that were wrapped up in ribbon and give to us to bring home, and dessert on the house! Thankful for the extra special touches that Gandy Dancer offers their customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter name David was amazing great service

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jake
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was just perfect!

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vipJohnB
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The fish is amazing. Prepared just the way you want it. The BEST gazpacho in town!!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. They've kept it pretty much the same for several years and it works.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for my anniversary and I had an amazing experience. I got a beautiful table by the window, had an excellent server and overall a positive experience.

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Colmel53
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful except for seating arrangement. We were the only guests in our section (due to COVID-19), but I was seated next to the only post in the entire area and next to the only area of windows with obstructed view. It was our anniversary, so I really expected better.

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Rodney was slow in the beginning but has je got better towards the end. He had to get help which was needed because he was set 2 tabled at the same time.

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RobertB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance and history of the building is worth going to eat there. The service was good. The Snapper Hemmingway is great, but rich. The filet mignon wasn't that good; I wouldn't order it again.

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Lawrence
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to celebrate an Anniversary or to have just dinner!

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NezB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This is so sad. The place was very beautiful, the service was very good too, but the food is below mediocre. I had to spit mine out twice. Once when I tasted my daughters' New York steak, the steak was cooked medium but the top was burned. So all I tasted was a very heavy char. The Shrimp Scampi tasted like it was cooked in the restroom. I couldn't finish it and spat it out. The scampi sauce didn't have any flavor and tasted not fresh. Also, the soup for $8, tasted like out the can. I paid $74 for two people's lunch and left a 15% tip. This is the most expensive disgusting food I ever had.

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scw2stonehouse
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters on half shell. Gazpacho was yummy. The cocktails on your suggestion list were outstanding. The white fish was good; the red snapper was great; the ocean cobb salad was perfect. The lemon chicken was cooked perfectly ( could have used a bit more lemon). And the vegetarian ravioli were tasty. The chocolate cake was very rich; the key lime pie just the right tartness; and the cheesecake was good.

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PaulaS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Family Dinner to celebrate Grandson’s College Graduation. The food was delicious. Gandy Dancer is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.

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MaryannZ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outdoors under the canopy and it was very pleasant and very safe!

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MisookH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food seemed to be more pricy than usual for the amount.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a winner. Can’t go wrong at the Gandy!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely patio!

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Penny
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hannah was wonderful. We wish her success in her life. The greeter was awesome. The experience was as always terrific. We will be back.

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Myles50
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place! We celebrated special occasions there. Love the ambiance and the train decor and we sat by the window by the park. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was very good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recommend by a friend and was not disappointed, plan to make a return visit in the near future.

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Jessica
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even in these crazy, mask-wearing times we were able to have a wonderful dinner and experience. Our service was amazing and the food was fantastic! We will be back soon!

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vipJohnB
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. With less tables in the Dining room we felt safe and free to eat out . It was a wonderful evening .

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LisaNoss
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drinks and atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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PaulineG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As COVID19 keeps us all apart our family looked forward to gathering for a milestone birthday celebration at the Gandy Dancer and our hopes were fulfilled. From the welcoming, special touch of a personalized Happy Birthday message on his menu, to extra care taken with food allergies all the way through to a custom dessert, our honoree felt very special. We all enjoyed our extended visit of a leisurely lunch followed by cocktails in the bar. Thank you to ALL involved!

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Chatrise
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here for a dinner party. The staff were awesome! The ambiance was fantastic and on point. The food taste excellent. I've lived in the neighborhood most of my life and never gone here and it was always on my bucket list. I can finally say that I've gone to the Gandy Dancer and loved it! We'll definitely be back.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Food was excellent but server was not. Birthday dinner and forgot dessert, forgot bread, waited too long for bar service, had appetizers before drinks. Tough getting a refill, very little information on fish, or ingredients. Seemed she rather be anywhere but serving guests. Not the usual high quality I have had in the past.

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BarryM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our “go to” place for anniversaries, entertaining, or just to get away.

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SageH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, awesome first anniversary dinner experience will be a returning customer.

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Are2
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

3 couples, all family, celebrating 2 wedding anniversary’s.
Our meals were wonderful. The terrace dining was very nice, it was a beautiful evening.
Unfortunately, the service was sub par. Slow, waited far too long for our drink orders. Had to ask twice for a refill of water. Things improved slightly after we spoke to the manager.
We realize establishments have off nights, this was likely one of them.
I would still recommend a visit.

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vipThomasP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific - in days of covid, we had a room to ourselves

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PaulC
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service as always

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NoemiW
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress, Hannah was great!
Very nice prompt and professional.

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Annie
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was accommodating on getting us a socially distanced table, drinks, food, service - all was exceptional.

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ToddH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the Mango mojito and it was most likely the best cocktail we have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service

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JeremyF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a limited menu offered right now, but the good is still phenomenal! Service is always exceptional. This is our go-to for suicidal occasions because it's always incredible.

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Gandy Dancer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 769-0592.

Gandy Dancer is rated 4.6 stars by 4706 OpenTable diners.

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