Gandy Dancer

4.6
5350 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
All across Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer restaurant is known for its creative preparations of seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, it is both an architectural landmark as well as an elegant restaurant. A popular wedding venue in Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer's fine cuisine and sophisticated, historic atmosphere make a grand setting for rehearsal dinners and receptions. One taste of the Gandy Dancer menu, and you'll see why diners all over Michigan choose it time and time again.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5350 people are saying
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pizzalover
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, excellent meal, outstanding service; we had a wonderful lunch.

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Gustav2
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a great experience. The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations.

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vipDuece
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted and seated immediately. Server was excellent and we enjoyed our meal.

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Myself
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and presentation

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seemingly matched one server per table, and the service & meal were outstanding! They even had a couple surprises prepared for our daughter’s birthday. Well done!! Thank you very much!!

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maryp
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service5ambience2

I requested a table for my party of 8 get together in a quiet part of the restaurant. A few of my friends arrived early and were seated next to the kitchen. Once I arrived I decided not to request to be moved even though the restaurant wasn't busy at all. We could hear clinging of dishes which was a great annoyance and disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience the food and service was outstanding!!

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marilynmonroe74
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at our table of 6 loved their meals...There was one complaint about eating the crab sandwich being almost impossible to eat like a sandwich. I enjoyed the best salad I can remember anywhere with fresh green lettuce, pine nuts, blue cheese and moist chicken breast with delicious dressing.
The waiter was friendly and so helpful and enjoyable!

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TrueAATownie
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rodney was an amazing server. We will definitely request him next time!

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vipandyy
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good restaurant, good service, really good atmosphere.
It is a chain and food is good but not great 4 out of 5 on food.
They really try to serve you fast to get you out of restaurant for next group- typical chain.

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Sherefe
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!
I hate doing these things

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vipNmspin
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gandy Dancer never disappoints!

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vipSuZeQuZe
Washington DC
62 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Eating at the Gandy Dancer is a huge part of our family's Thanksgiving - Ohio State game tradition so I can't be entirely objective about it. Everything was as it always is, such a comfort these days. I do miss the lobster tank and the whole lobster on the menu, but I substituted with duck and it was excellent.

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MarkC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Emily was amazing! Hope she takes care of us on our next visit. Was a very enjoyable experience.

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SusanS
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was perfect from food to service to 2 trains!

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vipKB2911
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner.

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Tony
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic!

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Mackg
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. They were extremely stingy on the gravy!? Seriously they hardly put any on the food and when I asked for extra the waiter brought me a tiny ramekin of gravy. So two more of our party asked for extra gravy hoping they would get the hint, and they only brought two more tiny ramekins. It did cause a lot of laughs though. Overall the food was tremendous tasting and the service there is always top notch.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The Thanksgiving turkey meal was excellent! The steak filet was very disappointing! Instead of a usual filet of some thickness, this was about as thick as a pancake and was not tender at all. I have eaten here numerous times, and this is the first time I have to give a negative review.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent way to spend thanksgiving- our waiter bill made it special!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful thanksgiving lunch! Loved the menu and atmosphere.

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vipJudi
Detroit
48 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server William was right on point. Really enjoyed his interaction.

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vipscottj
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique place. Great food and service. Service was a bit slow but it gave my wife and I time to enjoy our meal without feeling rushed. Would definitely go again.

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RichardT
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Definitely a favorite Ann Arbor experience!

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Cider
Northern MI
41 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, wonderful service and wonderful food.

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vipSunshine
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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alum
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Great place for casual or fancy dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing experience dining here. The service was great and the food delicious!

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doodles
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Returned to the Gandy Dancer after a long absence and enjoyed our experience. The evening ambiance in the old train station was lovely and we even had a train pass by while we were there. The food was delicious and our waitress was just perfect! Though the place was busy and the kitchen was backed up, our food arrived on the table in a timely manner. It was a nice return to a familiar favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great crew of wait staff and kitchen crew. Valet is prompt and friendly. Great overall!

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vipShari
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always! Love their bread so much! The place is so cool!

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DWIGHT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to the Gandy Dancer for over 59 years, ever since I was a kid, and it’s probably my all-time favorite restaurant. Absolutely love it :-)

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PKHNTS
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!

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MailynneJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Our waitress was so accommodating and nice. Beautiful restaurant. We will definitely return

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. This is always our go to place for great service and a great dinner

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vipWest12foodie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service!!

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vipIraH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing building, great attentive service

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Honeydew
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Gross. Live spider served on the edge of the drink and carefully placed in front of me. The live spider was facing the server as well they brought it to the table. I had to let the server know before they left the table. Had to have bus boy get my server multiple times. Wonder if I was being gaslighted by server.

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vipMelissaH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gandy Dancer is a wonderful restaurant. I was very frustrated that I had onions on my salad but it was offered to be replaced after I had done the work to pick them all out. The server was wonderful and super kind and offered us a dessert for the mistake. I will definitely come back with my family or friends again in the future.

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You can order delivery directly from Gandy Dancer using the Order Online button. Gandy Dancer also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 769-0592.

Gandy Dancer is rated 4.6 stars by 5350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.