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About Knight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter Ave

Celebrating 30 years of business in 2014, the original Steakhouse on Dexter Rd in Ann Arbor started the Knight’s restaurant legacy with our famously potent cocktails and signature dishes. Our philosophy is to provide customers with exceptional value, service, and food.

As a traditional steakhouse, our steaks, prime rib, chicken, burgers and seafood are a main focus of our menu. However, we are equally proud of our other menu choices, including an assortment of salads, sandwiches, and pastas.

Each day we strive to improve our customers’ experience by raising standards on our service and menu items. Knight’s is renowned for serving a mixed drink you would proudly serve to guests at your home and at an exceptional price. We also offer a wide selection of draft and bottled beers and an extensive wine list.

Since 1952, the Knight family’s philosophy has been to provide customers with good value, exceptional service, and excellent food and drinks.

2324 Dexter Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-4020
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Grill, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 665-8644

Website:
http://www.knightsrestaurants.com/

Knight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter Ave Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Live Sports (6)
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The most popular restaurant in Ann Arbor, for good reason. They have their own beef and it is wonderful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Knight’s is a classic spot - amazing steaks and meat - and the cocktails are always filled to the rim. Great value for a great steakhouse. The burgers and Rueben are awesome as well. And it is always a busy and active spot!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were out-of-towners staying in Ann Arbor for the OSU-Michigan game. We wanted a nice restaurant that was not a chain restaurant. We made reservations for 8pm. Upon arrival, we were informed there was approx a 15-20 min wait beyond our reservation time. It ended up being around 15 min. They took us to our table upstairs and the rest of service moved quickly. Everyone was friendly, the atmosphere was darker, friendly, and fun. There was a mixture of casual dress and people dressed up so no matter what you were wearing you would feel comfortable. The decor was unique and we liked it. We got the London Broil and the Filet Mignon, both we loved. The potatoes were good but nothing spectacular. I did not eat the asparagus that was also served. The salad was pretty basic, just greens with dressing and a cucumber and cherry tomatoes. Overall, the experience was great although I would say a little overpriced... I would recommend to others and would eat there again.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Is always a pleasure to dine at Knights. Locally owned with terrific service and great food we eat here often.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Classic steakhouse that's been around forever. We made our reservations through OpenTable and had no issue with getting seated. We were greeted by a cheerful hostess and led to our table. Our friendly and capable server answered any questions and took our order. Good strong drinks to start; adequate side salad; outstanding fried shrimp and Thai chile sauce appetizer; top quality filet mignon steaks cooked exactly as ordered; good side dishes, too. Disappointing wine list on the table, but didn't ask for a Reserve List. Had a Rhone Red went with the meal that went fairly well with the meal. We will be back!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Best drinks (meaning large!) in town. Best prime rib in the world!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

One of my favorite places on earth, all the servers and bartenders are awesome! (Mike, Mike, Miss Lorraine, and John especially)

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Best value around. Food is constantly excellent and service is always professional. It’s a hot spot for locals and out of towners as well. Comfortable, strong pours and friendly staff and patrons.

Our favorite for any occasion!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best kept secret in Ann Arbor. Food is great and drinks are fantastic and cheap! We have been going there since it opened.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was very good. I wish I had more positives but the food was not good enough to recommend

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Well, it's Knights. What else is there to say? Great food. A local favorite.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Old-fashioned, tasty comfort food. Very inexpensive.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Prime rib was fantastic (and massive), better than any I've had before. The martinis were ferocious, we loved them. All in all well worth the visit.

Ps. We are regular clients of Knight's Grocery, so expectations were high. And they were met!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First time here and loved it. Make sure to make a reservation especially on a Friday night.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The restaurant was enjoying a Friday evening full house. With reservations we walked past a dozen or so waiting to be seated - so reserving is recommended. We were headed to the theater afterward so an on time seating was important. The major negative was the noise level. But the menu has plenty of good choices and the food was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We have lived in Ann Arbor for a few years now and I had never heard of Knight's but clearly many others had. It was very busy but we were seated quickly due to making a reservation through Open Table. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their food! So glad we stumbled across this local gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great place for lunch with friends. Porch is bright and good for reading menu.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always enjoy this restaurant and have used it for special gatherings on many occasions. This time was great except for lipstick on a coffee cup. This is alarming and we hope the dishes are getting washed properly.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

They have excellent food especially meat. It can be quite noisy when full. Went on a Friday night and the restaurant was packed because of the food quality but it was also very loud.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Classic steakhouse. Classic Ann Arbor. No frills. Solid service and a general great atmosphere. This is a townie hang out. Busy, but we never felt neglected. When we arrived we were told it would be a 20 minute wait even though I had made an Open Table reservation. I was a bit disappointed but being a big football game weekend I was not too surprised. We ended up waiting about 5 minutes. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Knights constantly rises to the occasion. The food is excellent and the drinks are worth the money. Service is timely. Reservations are recommended.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We meet up with our 2 sons and Girl Friend for Dinner and to celebrate our 35th Anniversary! The food choices were fabulous and i had a glass of Moscato wine that was awesome!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food was great, service was not. Order was not correct. Told another server who delivered the food. Still wasn't fixed. Our appetizer sauce sat on the table the entire meal. No water refills (had to ask for water when ordering). No dessert offered, we definitely would have ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had the pleasure of visiting the steakhouse during a visit with our daughter who is a student at Eastern Michigan. This place exceeded our expectations and we loved all of it. Being from Columbus area and Ohio State alumini, we are amazingly happy with the area and the service!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I took my daughter-in-law there for her birthday dinner. The prime rib was to die for!!!

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

A great place away from home. Avert welcoming place. Excellent food.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Outstanding steak!! Service was great. My kind of place!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Authentic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always good food, wait staff and ability to get a designated table. Also, good location - close to US23.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Well, I would recommend Knights under certain circumstances. If you want a cocktail, probably sit at the bar or at least downstairs. They don't have a cocktail menu but serve the classics I'm sure. I really would not recommend sitting upstairs under any circumstances. It's definitely quieter but feels like 'Grandma's attic' as my wife said. The food was ok. $32 for a petit filet. It was ok but lacked any real presentation. I probably would not bring my kids again. I'm sure other will feel different but that's my impression.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The noise level at the back was unbelievably noisy. I wanted to be seated upstairs but the hostess thought the back section would be best. In retrospect, we should have gone outdoors.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

This restaurant is A CLASSIC. Roadhouse feel with a stiff pour. The decor is like a visit to the 70's. Carpet on the walls! Place is always packed. During this visit Jay was our server. He is hands down the most attentive and considerate server we've had at any restaurant. He is truly kind and we will always ask for him for as long as he works there. Thank you Jay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Knight's is an Ann Arbor institution, it may be noisy, and the crowd may seem to be on the elderly side, but you can't beat it for great comfort food! They do a great job!

Tags: Comfort Food
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