Gandy Dancer

4.6
3988 reviews
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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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Naples
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

GREAT SUNDAY BRUNCH. EXCELLENT TABLE SERVICE AND SELECTION ON THE BUFFET. GOOD VALUE IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING

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IF
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent . Enjoyed the food! Music was good. Enjoyed the train passing by.

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JH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my first experience with Gandy Dancer and was very impressed. The service was exceptional, food was great and arrived very quickly. I would definitely recommend to friends

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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating our wedding anniversary and did not expect the wonderful personal touches....specialized menu, complimentary creme brûlée! They really made our evening feel more special!

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GL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Brandy did an outstanding job. She was very friendly and very efficient.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone claps when the trains go by, which was a bit much for me, but overall the food and view were fantastic and totally worth a visit!

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LG
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my daughter to the Gandy dancer for her birthday. Service was excellent. Love the lobster bisque. happy hour at the bar is excellent go early and check that out

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to there for 3rd wedding anniversary and they putted our name on menu which is surprised. Also, they present small desert with free for us. Taste, all order was perfect even I choose unknown menu. We want to come back again.

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RD
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service at an icon of AA. Looking forward to the next time that we get to enjoy the brunch there.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd year in a row I’ve gone for my birthday. Wonderful food and service.

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CT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was professional, attentive, and friendly. Everyone really made us feel welcome.
We have been to a number of buffets with a higher price point that were not markedly superior. Beautifully done cold, baked salmon.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service from Faith was wonderful. The only downside was the quality of eggs and the lacking options for breakfast food. But I’m not a big sweets person, so that’s more on me since they had a waffle maker plus a desserts table.

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T
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Unique & charming atmosphere in a old railway station - by active tracks with trains going by. Good food and friendly service

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EA
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely place to go for special occasions, but very pricey for what you get. Service is absolutely amazing!!

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J
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fish was undercooked. Had to send it back to be redone.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal and wonderful service. We were celebrating a birthday and they made it a special event.

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KC
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and informative. We had sea bass and Mahomes mani and both were excellent. Also very good wine list. We sometimes forget how consistently good Gandy Dancer is since it is not right downtown. Will be making it a point to return.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My Ora king salmon was okay, but the service was phenomenal. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who’s looking for a classy night out!

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J
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a birthday dinner with family. Excellent service.

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B
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our 50th anniversary and my son ‘s 24 anniversary. Not even a free desert or Complementary Appetizer. Filet was ok fish dinner was good. Shrimp and scallops were fair. The shrimp (2) were over cooked and tough. The Risotto had room much cheese. However the key lime pie was excellent. I believe that the food experience was not worth the priced paid.

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AW
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

You know that Gordon Ramsay show Kitchen Nightmares where they clean up, update, and re-organize restaurants that haven't updated their menus or cleaned their kitchens in 20 years? Gandy Dancer could be a contestant.

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CH
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went for the Sunday brunches. Food was delicious. There was not as much seafood dishes as we expected, but there was a very good variety of dishes. We had a small table next to the windows by the train tracks. Seating was tight and aisles were congested. Server was polite and attentive.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience!

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lived up to my expectations in ALL aspects, food, service, quality and value. The Gandy Dancer has never dissappointed me. Gratzi!

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SP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing place for dinner

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived promptly on time for our reservations, so the valet parking was a gift. Ours was a party of 5, 2 middle-aged adults and 3 young adults, one of whom was having a birthday. The lobster and crab Cobb salad was huge and delicious. The Surf and Turf was reportedly fantastic; the Beef Stroganoff was good as well but not on par with a friend's who freshly makes the noodles. One person had the Special recommended by the waiter, Apple Jack Sea Bass. It deserved its reputation. Another enjoyed the almond encrusted fish with crab and a pyramid of rice. Quite a presentation. Everything was beautifully served and well timed. No one drank alcohol but the water and sodas flowed endlessly. The birthday person got a complimentary Creme Brulee and the rest of us each ordered our own desserts. We had a delightful time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

At first, they seated us at a table that seats about 6 people. Pretty weird for a “date night” for two people. We asked for a transfer and they accommodated. The food was great from appetizer all the way to dessert. Staff was nice and attentive.

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were excellent!

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BS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice inside; unique atmosphere. Food was delicious and service was excellent. I’d highly recommend this restaurant!

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t
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved to go to the Gandy Dancer and our visit last week did nothing to diminish that. Great service and great food! Thank you

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BE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

food was tasteless and I would not ever go back. Don't waste your time.

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b
Detroit
51 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome location with Amtrak running right outside. Fun atmosphere. Great food and top notch service

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r
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

lovely old building, that looks in great shape. service was excellent. It is a little pricey, but the food was very good. Great place to go, like back in time.

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun night with my daughter - great happy hour and wonderful food.

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TT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luis, our server, was outstanding! He was highly-attentive, humorous and accommodating.

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f
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We moved back to Michigan after 31 year on the west coast haven’t been to Gandy Dancer since we moved. It’s a wonderful as we remember great service & food

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AD
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wide menu selection, great food, excellent service, quiet dining room.

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VA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. We had a group of 6 and they split our checks without the usual eye roll, which was refreshing and appreciative.

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RC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally enjoyed yesterday's visit. The food was phenomenal! Couldn't ask for better!

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p
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

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