Gandy Dancer

4.6
3680 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Early Bird: Monday - Friday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm, Sunday: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Light Fare: Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(734) 769-0592
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Mark Sanchez
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Catering
The Gandy Dancer also offers off site catering for corporate receptions, product launches & business lunches.
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Cross street
Main Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 364 days of the year.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Band on Sunday's from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Live Band on Wednesday's from 6:00pm until 10:0pn through end of August.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Housed in the historic Michigan Central Depot in Ann Arbor, Gandy Dancer offers an ideal space for any special occasion. Consider a menu of fine steaks and the freshest seafood, enhanced with a historically-elegant atmosphere, for your special event.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for Thanksgiving! We'll be serving a special plated holiday dinner featuring turkey and traditional sides.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 3680 People Are Saying
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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter 10th birthday and the night couldn’t have been more perfect. We had a great table with a view for the train and her name and happy birthday was even printed on her menu. The food, service and complementary dessert was amazing. She is a very happy girl today. Thank you so incredibly much for the unforgettable evening.

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LJ
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This has been is a staple place for special occasions for me over the last 30 years. I love the ambiance the most and especially when the Amtrak goes by. The menu is not overwhelming (good thing) but sometimes I wish there were more entree selections for chicken and vegan dishes. Maybe another pasta dish would be nice. Service is always excellent but our waitress tonight was very attentive, super friendly and funny. The Gandy Dancer is such a special place!!

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

The staff went out of their way to help us celebrate a special birthday for my mom. The service was excellent: friendly and attentive - just perfect. The food was excellent and the views were lovely.

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B
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive and efficient staff. Complimentary valet is a plus!

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p
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

not as good as it use to bee. been coming here since 1972, it was our first date.

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JH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I went with my family to have dinner, it was delicious and David our server could not have been better. He was attentive and sociable, and did really well with our family because we tend to be odd.

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L
San Diego
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 5

Regular here but unfortunately this time around the service was awful the server was just awful. She never refilled water to the table or even acknowledged the birthday. She also had no clue about the menu and the various ingredients with allergies involved.

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MC
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We booked brunch. I am not a real fan of brunches & their fare was common. The eggs Benedict were cold. It was just ok & expensive. We were given their Sunday drink list. No wine list was offered. However, the staff was very nice.

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J
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Brunch was good but food very sloppy and none of the tables were maintained in the way I would expect. L
May have looked nice at the beginning but at 12:30 very messy.

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c
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is in the old Ann Arbor train station and the ambience is wonderful great sunday brunch not cheap but not way over priced either food is always good weather brunch or off the menu

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M
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service and great food. They have a selection for everyone. No one was rushing us to get out so we were able to talk, eat and enjoy ourselves.

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LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, although food is a bit pricey compared to other restaurants of similar quality. Had a personalized menu for our special event which was a surprise.

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Waiter was exceptional!

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BR
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trip down memory lane for us and just as wonderful as ever. Great food and great ambiance.

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r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went on a football weekend, and were seated in the back room, in Siberia. Took 45 Minites before they took our dinner order. The food was just average, not how I remembered it. Very hard to get the attention of a waiter. Restaurant decor is stale, needs an update .

If you go, try on a weekday night, and ask to sit in the main part of the restaurant

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TR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

We ordered prime rib, very chewy meat, service was slow, drinks were average, need to rework the Mule drinks so they are more enjoyable. The wedge salad was really good.

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n
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The very thin piece of planked salmon was overwhelmed with the too large pieces of grilled vegetables and potatos. Kale salad -had to really search to find the small pieces of beets -too much kale and not enough of the other ingredients. Crab cakes were good, snapper excellent.

Wine list offered on menu was unremarkable; wine book too big and heavy to bother with.

Valet parking is essential but it was raining and would have preferred to wait to have car pulled up to the awning over the entrance rather than having attendants open doors causing us to walk out into the rain to get in the car. No line up just one car in front (part of our group) of door.

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NS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gandy Dancer is our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! It’s a beautiful restaurant in the old train depot that serves exquisite food. Our service is always top notch! Whether you’re in the mood for stead or seafood, you will love each and every dish you are served. The crab cakes and surf and turf are our favorites!

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at the end of a long travel day. My wife and I were looking for a great meal in Ann Arbor and we found it at the Gandy Dancer.

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BE
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere galore in old railway station. Food was hot, creative and very tasty the service was very attentive. This remains the place to go for a special time.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great service! Second year in a row we've celebrated our wedding anniversary there and I see no reason why that shouldn't continue!

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E
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the were attentive. Special requests were not frowned upon.

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s
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The White fish is as good as ever but the portions seem about 1/2 the size. Flavor was great, but still hungry.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

While the food was of good quality and tasty there were a few issues we encountered. For a 1:00 PM brunch reservation we were seated promptly and directed to the Brunch buffet. The problem was that the brunch assortment which was quite extensive looked picked over and not full. The smoked salmon platter dissapeared and not replenished. When i inquired, a staff member explained that "we ran out" The dessert platters seemed unfilled as did many platters by the time we served ourselves. In my opinion all offerings need to be abundant at all times. Brunch was not advertised as a first come first serve situation. My advise is to reserve for an early timeslot.

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CM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except the location of our table. We were on a busy path way.

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c
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

U of M Homecoming Brunch the day following the game. Food was perfect, the service excellent. We enjoyed out visit.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall. The brunch offering was breakfast centric and could use more lunch food items including a larger carving station. Otherwise worth the trip.

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PF
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Unique location and history - servers were wonderful and attentive - food was good

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a quiet one of a kind restaurants that can’t be missed. If you are driving near Ann Arbor this is a must stop, worth the drive type place! Great history! Fantastic food!

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s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

We have been going to this restaurant for years, and have always enjoyed it. Our most recent visit was disappointing on most every level. The food, always very good in the past, was mediocre at best. The portions were small, and in some cases the food was tasteless. The noise level was overpowering. I realize it was a Friday night of a football weekend, but we could barely speak to one another across the table. The service and staff were fine, but overall not a good experience, and certainly not worth the expense.

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B
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Outstanding ambience and a wonderful restaurant to return to next time in Ann Arbor.

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BL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the waiter was beyond what you'd want a waiter to be and the bottled water was so pure and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thank you Gandy Dancer

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JB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The ambiance is amazing - the food was absolutely delicious. Great menu with wonderful choices. Service was just okay - He was nice yet not very attentive? I would definitely go back! Gave 4 star only because of the service.

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ML
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire staff was incredible; valet, hostess, waitress. Every one of our meals was delicious. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Detroit
119 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Well I was not expecting that!!! The cocktails were off the HOOK!!!! We’ll be back, soon and often.

Go light on the mains, they’re just not that good and they’re expensive. Apps and salads were fab and cocktails were incredible.

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TN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my sister & brother in laws 50th Anniversary. Staff was exceptional and food was wonderful. Nice touch on the personalized menu for them. Really impressed.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Manage would not accept Landry club reward because I did not have card with me. My phone number was on file and I had Id. They accepted before. General manager was not friendly at all. Will never go back

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DD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Ordered shrimp scampi. Shrimp were over cooked and tough. After dinner coffee was cold. Was disappointed by these two gaffs. Probably won't return soon.

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TP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a memorial luncheon on a Sunday during brunch. The food was delicious, we saw familiar servers and the atmosphere was enveloped in the sounds of live jazz:) We always enjoy our visits to the Gandy 💖

Tara P,

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was very good. Good was excellent. Brunch is definitely the time to go for those who appreciate excellent buffet style food. The ambiance was very good, and staff was always kind, smiling and extremely helpful.

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