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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 - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: CLOSED

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (24)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Authentic (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Fun (10)
Cozy (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Live Sports (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Knight’s is an Ann Arbor staple, providing consistently reliable food quality, personable service & dollar value. When considering dining options in Ann Arbor, it’s difficult to resist a Knights dining option. Our visit delivered the same satisfaction as always - the steak & fish was perfectly done, and the drinks were robust.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

This is a down home place offering many kinds of good food. The prices were higher than we expected, but the menu and cuisine did not disappoint. We would have liked some small plate options, or smaller versions of some of the main menu items. The amounts served seemed oversized.

Service was basic and timely. The biggest drawback was the noise. It was Valentine's Day and it was very difficult to hear. We will probably try again on a quieter evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place. Great cocktails and food. Love!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

Celebrated my 51st birthday with family here. Food, drink, and service were fantastic but the decor was very outdated. Also, didn't mind, but this place was frequented by an older crowd. Much older than my 51 years, LOL.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

first off there were numerous floaters in the neat bourbon pour. the server obviously had other things on her mind than attending to a 'old guy' customer. it took just under 10 minutes for her to circle back around to correct and at that point I am thinking, "great, one of those evening's, eh?" things picked up when my co-diner arrived and dinner of steak for him and salmon for me was well prepared and a pleasing recovery to the eh beginning. we did enjoy a good meal and where treated well for the remainder of our stay. I like this place and will return, but it is clear from the ongoing interaction that if you are not a 'regular' diner, the service will be only so-so.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Steaks all done to perfection. Waitstaff less than usual. Had to ask for silverware, side plates, even bread.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Friday night dinner with my husband. Great value, service and drinks. This is our go to restaurant.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Nice choice of entrees though online specials differed from specials offered when we arrived. Food could have been hotter.fish served with lump of butter that didnt melt . Waitstaff was fabulous.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our food was excellent. Waitress was very friendly but never ask if we wanted an appetizer or anything else to drink. We had to ask for more water. But overall we had a very nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

This has been our favorite restaurant for over 20 years. The ambiance is warm and welcoming and many of the customers practically feel like part of the Knight family. Don Knight, Jr is the penultimate host. The food is delicious, the specials often very creative, the beef is perfection.

One tip - all drinks ordered as singles are usually doubles in reality. It's a Knights tradition and if you are aware of their "long pour" you'll be fine.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Healthy, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love this restaurant. Great food and excellent service. Our new go to place in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Family favorite for Birthday celebration. Our dinner was delicious and the appetizers were amazing. Highly recommend this restaurant for the delight of all your guests. Our server was outstanding and very attentive. Tuesday dinner and the place was very busy.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is the place for steak. I've never had a bad one here. Service and atmosphere can be a bit hectic, and the service can seem a little rushed. But that can be expected at such a popular spot.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal and friendly service.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Knight's is a great place for tasty food with fresh meat from Knight's market. Their desserts are terrific, too. We especially like the cozy feel of this location, with lots pictures of the local area (Go Blue!) and separation between the different dining areas to help keep the noise down.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Though it was a Monday night, I didn't expect to have such a rowdy crowd at the bar. We went for a date night and was hoping for a steakhouse atmosphere, especially considering the meal cost, but instead had people yelling and cursing at the basketball game, so much so that the bartender had to quiet them down. The service and drinks were great, but the food was mediocre at best. This is the 3rd or 4th time we've been there but will be thinking twice next time.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

This was our first time at Knight’s. Everything was excellent! Looking forward to going back!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Knight's is great for handmade classics. I especially enjoy the walleye special. Nothing fancy, just fresh fish cooked with a light touch. Some of their soups are outstanding. This night was the cabbage/sausage soup. Soup or salad is included with the entree.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our second time here and we’ll be back again. Great dinner and drinks but the dessert was probably my favorite! The cream puff and that chocolate sauce are worth the drive alone!

Tags: Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Other than having to wait an extra 30mins after the reservation time, it was a pretty good place. Great for watching sports and catching up with friends. The menu is different than their downtown location. And don’t mention or ask the waiter about it- they seem to not be too fond of the comparison.

Tags: Live Sports, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We waited an unusually long time for our table, despite our reservation, but it was extremely busy and people didn't want to leave their tables, since it was about 3 degrees outside. Once we were seated, our waiter was outstanding. The food was above average, no fancy presentations, but very good, and not overpriced. We took a table upstairs, and it was nice and quiet (not so downstairs that night). Our orders arrived without long delays, pretty amazing considering how busy they were. It was overall a very satisfying experience. They are quite expert at making delicious potatoes. I don't usually eat potatoes, but the twice-baked was too good, and my husband's fries were amazing. And you don't need more than one cocktail!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding, as always. This place is an Ann Arbor institution.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A comfortable informal setting. Great cocktails! The sweet potato clam chowder was excellent. As usual steak and prime rib were perfectly cooked to order.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great place to eat and see people you know. Ambiance personified!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Knight's knows how to cook meat dishes and you will not go wrong with their prime rib dishes. Prices for food and wine are quite reasonable and they let folks split dishes at no extra charge. (That is especially nice for geezers like us.) The wine list is modest but well chosen and again quite reasonably priced. It is big and always packed but one can chat without shouting-a big plus IMHO. We will definitely return soon.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Our group of four Very Seasoned Diners where cheerfully seated by pleasant hosting staff and attended immediately by server Kelsey. The generous drinks, oysters, prime rib, salmon and spaghetti (there's one deviant in every group) made for a delightful dining experience. Our youthful server was not intimidated by 4 crusty old guys and did her job with aplomb. We will be back for more, thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 1, 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 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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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 17, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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