Knight's Original Steakhouse - Dexter Ave

4.7
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Grill, American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00am
Sunday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(734) 665-8644
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Formal Attire
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

There is no better meat in town! Well of course except for knights market!!

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TM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Great service and great food! 24oz Porterhouse was awesome! If you want to surround yourself with good people, come here!

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

Great place! Excellent food and service. Definitely a great place to have dinner and drinks with friends.

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

The best steakhouse in Ann Arbor. Knight's is an iconic restaurant in Ann Arbor. The steaks are just outstanding and, if like me, you like liver and onions, this is the place to get it. The drinks are generous. The original steak house is always packed, so make sure you have a reservation. Even then, a 10 - 15 minute wait might happen. Knight's is known for its beef. the steaks are just outstanding and the prime rib will melt in your mouth; all at a very reasonable price point. The local U of M atmosphere adds to the ambiance. It isn't a fancy place by any means, but it does have great food and a very hefty drink!

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SK
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knight's never ceases to please In addition to great steaks and burgers their daily specials are outstanding, some weekly favorites and always several new and different dishes. All delicious.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, and excellent food,the place was busy,and had a great atmosphere.

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KG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very pleased with our recent dinner at Knights Original Steakhouse! Took our son there for his birthday since they have excellent perch. All three of us had the perch(which is hard to find around town) and were raving about it! We liked the light dusting of flour & spices, very tasty. Also enjoyed having a soup or salad included, yummy warm rolls, and having many choices for the potato. The vegetables were fresh & generous. Our server provided excellent service! Very glad to have made reservations through Open Table as we were taken right away with many people waiting in the hostess area. Very popular spot-lots of families & groups. Will be back when we are in town!

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D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great and service was fantastic. Only thing I didnt like was where we were seated. We were in the hallway that goes to the bathrooms and you could sort of smell the bathrooms from where we were seated. Would definitely go back, but would just ask for different seating.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great as always !

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Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food, service, everything, Perfect as always!! Great that they are now on Open Table

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I came here for our anniversary dinner. Everything was fantastic from the service to the quality of food! We had some Asian fried shrimp as an appetizer which was the perfect start to the meal. It was not spicy in terms of heat, but extremely flavorful. We split the porterhouse steak and sides, and the waiter offered for them to split it into 2 portions in the kitchen for us prior to bringing out, which was a huge perk as we were just going to do that anyway when it arrived. The steak was cooked to perfection, and just as delicious as our expectations. The restaurant was very busy as it was after the first home Michigan football game, but the staff was very prompt and attentive. I definitely recommend 100%.

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A
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Been coming here for years. Always a good 'go-to' place.

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JD
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very popular local place. Big crowd but were seated promptly with reservations. Food was very good and service was excellent. We will be back.

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E
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff and patrons! Comfortable local feel with excellent steak ! Very generous portions

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a
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We had excellent food; & the Pinot Noir was a good glass of wine.

The only downside, was that we had asked for 'main-floor' seating, which we got, but it was in the very back of restaurant, & it was too cold. Main floor seating is good; but just not the spot we were given.

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r
Las Vegas
26 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Regular customer. Not a good night. Steak was tough and not tasty. Drinks, of course, were great.

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T
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable! Have been visiting this location for years, and always enjoy wonderful service, great food, and friendly, impresive, service. We love dining at Knights Original Steakhouse.

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KS
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The French dip was outstanding! The service is always fantastic at Knight’s.

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P
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

I had heard it was the best place to eat steak in Ann Arbor. We were a party of five at a big round table about a quarter of a mile from the entrance weaving in and around a lot of noisy diners. There was no table cloth or placemats, no linen napkins, no "class." My medium rare prime rib was cold and raw. The sirloin steak was hard to cut. The deep fried shrimp wasn't good enough for a doggy bag. The white fish was the " usual steak house fare. " Not that good. The turkey Rueben sandwich and French fries was the only meal that was raved about at our table. The "mixed" vegetables on my plate were crisp green beans ... The waiter was excellent!

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DM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food,best drinks in town.

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JK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We always enjoy Knights. The food is consistantly good and prices are reasonable. More people must feel the way we do.... It's always crowded!

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m
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great find! local, family owned, fantastic food and drinks. Prime rib and perch were perfectly prepared. bread basket was hot and delicious (and "worth it" bread!) Gin and tonic was only $5. lively scene in Ann Arbor. for quiet conversation area ask for the porch area, several people on our airplane home had been there too. great place!

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE best prime rib in Ann Arbor. Way better than Weber's or Gandy Dancer.

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Anniversary dinner - was very good - Michael our server was in training but acted like a pro!

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RA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service outstanding!

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TJ
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gem. Best steaks in Michigan. Best bar in town. The best value for dinner.

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knight's has the best beef around...casual, fun atmosphere and cold beverages!!!

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LC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Knight's! I can rely on an excellent meal with friends in an inviting venue.

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CV
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently delicious food and great portion sizes!

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S
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome as usual! We enjoy Knights and it is our main restaurant when dining out!

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m
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfectly cooked steak. Great baked potatoes. Excellent service. Veggies and salad a bit lacking but I would return!

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DZ
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time there and it did not disappoint. It was recommend from a friend in the Ann Arbor area. Food was great and the staff was wonderful. My wife and I will return again soon.

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DI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome accidental find! Great food and service!

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AH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We love Knights! I would generally rate the food a bit higher but things seemed a bit off and slower than usual in the kitchen. Not everything came out as hot as we would have liked indicated a few plates spent some time sitting in kitchen after they were plated. Our server was apologetic about the wait in a professional way and was helpful but not intrusive...just what I look for in a server.

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SF
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun neighborhood place that has an active vibe for locals.

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JT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal. Service was great and used Open Table and got right in!

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MH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Townie restaurant. Best in town for food and value.

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JF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Knight’s appears to be have maintained a reliably good status over past 20 years. Like the 2 Heart on tap. Fish and chips was solid and nice to be able to split & substitute. Cole slaw could be improved but overall 4/5 stars. Great Key Lime pie.

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SL
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our tenth anniversary. Moved from table to the bar.
Steak was more well done then expected and potato was over cooked so it was much drier then normally. Veggies were minimal. Love Knight’s but on this special nite it fell a little short of the mark.

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