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Gandy Dancer

4.6
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4822 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4822 people are saying
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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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, perfect service, perfect table by the window, food was excellent, my lady loved it and that's what matters most.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Amazing scallops !

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JandJ
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - can be expensive though. Service was excellent.

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terry
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and

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SethP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 1st year wedding anniversary here. Service was excellent and food was amazing. They even had customized our menus with a “happy anniversary” message for us and tied it neatly in a bow to take home as a memento. We had never been to The Gandy Dancer before but we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our server was terrible. Poor and slow service. She hit my niece (age 22) in the head not once but twice with serving tray. She reached 3 ties across my husband and plate to refill coffee. She was terrible and I hope we have someone nicer with more experience with skill to be our server.

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rosiec
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place ! I had celebrated my birthday with my immediate family .
Nice to dress up . Great atmosphere

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KimbaZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood in a old fashioned setting! Would highly recommend.

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Vicki
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food: 4/5 THE BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE. Amazing. The salmon pate that came with the bread was also quite delicious, especially for a complementary spread. The vanilla creme brûlée was also very yummy. Mussels and crab cakes were good. The scallop appetizer was very flavorful but would’ve maybe liked it a bit lighter, it was quite a heavy crab sauce that came with it. Also shoutout to Waleed who was a very friendly and helpful server!

Service: 2/5 We also came an hour before our reservation thinking it was gonna be very free at 4pm on a weekend. It was indeed quite empty and yet they still made us wait at the bar for an hour before seating us in their beautiful outdoor tented area with dozens of table, ALL of which were COMPLETELY empty. It was fine for us as we weren’t hungry and enjoyed having the entire tent to ourselves for a little while but it didn’t make sense to have us wait when there were no tables or people to wait on but there were other people in the restaurant eating so they still have working staff and kitchen. A more sensical explanation would have been appreciated. But again our server was great.

Atmosphere: 4.5 The outdoor tent with large heaters, beautiful string lights and lanterns next to a mini garden area was honestly quite charming. Inside was nice, bar was a little small.

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vipNeko
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building and great food. Restaurant did a great job of social distancing guests.

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Carolyn
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were warmly greeted at the entrance. Our server made us feel very welcome. Service was excellent. Where many places find service and friendliness a lost art, Gandy Dancer values their customers

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined "outside" under an enclosure with heaters. The tables were spaced for social distancing. Our server, Justin, was attentive and friendly. We were fortunate to have him as our server on a previous visit, an he remembered us. We ordered shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, coconut shrimp and key lime pie. Food was excellent.
Perfect evening.

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MitchD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Truly a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food was fantastic .

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GregT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gandy Dancer is a local gem. The happy hour is the best around. The menu is perfect. The food is delicious and the staff is just awesome. From a casual date night to a celebration this place has you covered. Also, the drinks are always made to perfection.

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Bumpus
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a lovely experience celebrating our 2 year anniversary. We were promptly seated and our server David was very attentive. The food was exceptional and our filets were grilled to perfection. The Gandy Dancer has been a fantastic restaurant I have visited in the past and it remains so. We look forward to the next opportunity to dine there.

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Cheriv
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Lobster Tail we've ever had! All the food was excellent! This as the first restaurant we've been due during Covid19 and we felt very safe.

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vipCAVisitor
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Server Daria was outstanding - personable and professional- combine her with the food and you have a great evening - even the valets were great

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and valet

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Juabu
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside looking at the beautiful colors on the trees. The seafood pasta dish was great and the sole with asparagus excellent as well.

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Cover
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the Gandy Dancer. Food was delicious. Drinks were wonderful. The service was great. We will be returning!

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SusanS
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipahoritica
Minneapolis
113 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very cute restaurant. Located by train tracks with large windows facing outdoors. The inside was like you were actually in a train eating. I wish we came hungrier because the menu looked amazing! We split the fish and chips, which was okay. Our server was very professional and attentive. Would like to return again if in the area for dinner.

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BdayGirl
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except all 4 meals were lukewarm.

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MARKS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Found the crab cake wanting and the mashed potato cold with the texture of paste

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Jekw
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for anniversary. People were so kind and their seafood is really good.

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VeronicaH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gandy Dancer helped make my birthday dinner celebration spectacular!

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MarkN
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, Covid safe environment. Very happy with our experience.

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GeorgeK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to the Gandy Dancer for our special occasions because the ambience is perfect. The wait staff is professional and very experienced. You are never rushed. They know how to time each course without making you feel like you are at a race to finish. Waiters are experienced with all of the menu items and can make excellent suggestions and / or answer questions about how the food is prepared. The food of course is excellent. We never had a bad meal at the Gandy Dancer. They also have very good bartenders. Drinks are made perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good experience overall. Did not like the table we sat at, cheap pliable plywood that felt like the weight of my arms would break. Waitress was okay, somewhat slower than we wanted.

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JuergenL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service was great, food was good ..
The service was not interrupting us (Date) while we were making out .. lol ..
They served the food and we even recognized it ... 😉

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jvinc2002
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our waitress was rather absent, but, others pitched in. Everything about this experience was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Firecracker shrimp app would have been good if there was more sauce. That was brought later. Crab cakes were mostly cake with little crab. Prime rib was very good the second time. First one was cool temp at best. Nice service and atmosphere.

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AltheaT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was breathtaking. It was next to train tracks and a park bu the inside seating has floor to ceiling windows and an open floor plan with pillars on the left. It felt like we were inside a train hence the name gandy dancer

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Mountaingremlin
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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vipleighD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great good! Nice atmosphere. Very cool location. Not inexpensive at all but didn’t feel overpriced for what you got.

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GarretV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here as we have for many years. This time the food was not up to par. The mussels appetizer was overcooked. I had the scallops for my entrée and they lacked flavor. Being it's in the middle of 'Covid season' I'll give them a miss this time as I understand the challenge that all restaurants are under. It's still our favorite restaurant and the service is always top notch. Side point: the precautions in place for Covid we very good. This was actually our first time eating inside at a restaurant since February and we felt very comfortable.

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vipKatA2
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised at how good the distancing was in the courtyard. Nice and warm too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

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Candy51
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gandy Dancer was always a favorite when we lived in Mi, 20 years ago so on this visit to Ann Arbor we decided to revisit and we were not disappointed. Excellent service and a variety of fresh seafood to chose from. Our meals were very flavorful and prepared to perfection.

FAQs

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

Gandy Dancer is rated 4.6 stars by 4822 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.