Zingerman's Roadhouse

4.9
3008 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The seventh member of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Roadhouse opened in 2003 with the vision of bringing really good American food to the community. The Roadhouse has worked hard to create its own truly unique food culture, transforming high-quality ingredients into traditional, full-flavored dishes after years of studying American foodways.

With chef Bob Bennett at the helm of the kitchen, and our James Beard Award nominated staff’s dedication to great service, the Roadhouse draws in regulars from all over. We welcome our fans from right down the block or from all over the country. Buttermilk Fried Chicken, award-winning Mac ‘n Cheese, NOLA Gumbo, Nashville Hot Chicken, Oyster Po’Boys, full-flavored burgers, and Donut Sundaes are just a few Roadhouse specialties that people look forward to every time they dine with us. Beyond these tried-and-true dishes, the Roadhouse is also a destination for really good BBQ!
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JoeB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it inside after several failed attempts. Made a Wednesday reservation on Monday and got in. Place was full but we were seated right away. Both food and service were first rate. Definitely going back.

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vipMarygrace
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local jewel and it's always outstanding!

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NaomiP
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Amanda was very attentive and helpful when we asked for her opinion on what to order. She was all around an excellent waitress! I ordered the pulled pork plate and my dad ordered the potlikker. Both were very large portions so we had enough for lunch the next day. The food is delicious and a great value for money. For dessert we had the brownie sundae which was delightfully decadent way to end the meal.

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AerykB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meredith is amazing! Very professional and patient. Absolutely amazing experience! Will be back soon!

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Roger
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience2

Food was disappointing this time. Overcooked chicken. Hard to get info on what “outside” seating is, turned out to be an inner room with fans.

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JoBo
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I ordered the polenta with mushrooms and leeks. It was amazing…. Sweet potato fries were excellent…as usual!

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NicklausS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We really enjoyed chatting with our waitress, who was training a new server. Love Zingerman's!

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vipMarygrace
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From greeting at door to our server Nancy, the experience was outstanding, food was delicious! It's absolutely not just local jewel but a mid-west treasure!

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vipjvankirk
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, as always, was fantastic, and Sharon made sure that everything was perfect for our meal!

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UMichmom2
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. The quality of the food is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service around!

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Vincentf
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was outstanding and the atmosphere, as always was Roadhouse classic. We went on a non-football Saturday with a reservation and were seated immediately. Service was efficient. My only concern was that I asked if they had any mocktails or NA drink alternatives other than water or pop, as I had a long drive home after dinner, and the server seemed to be confused. We really enjoyed our meal and will return.

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SilviaG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, atmosphere and food and, above all, SERVICE were SUPERB, only suggestion to offer their delicious bread on the table with the food. We had to ask, and it was DIVINE!

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vipAngelaL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipKutza
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After eating Zingerman's for 30 years, I finally tried Zingerman's Roadhouse for Sunday Brunch after my son's graduation. We will be back! It was fantastic in every way! Zingerman's is always fantastic.

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vipGary
London
47 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did NOT dine here. It was cancelled . Please review your files and let me know.

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vipSuzanneN
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on my list when I'm in town visiting family. Never disappoints for well-prepare , comfort food.

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vipBryantL
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Zingerman’s Roadhouse for 5 years. It’s always a great meal. The food is delicious, the service is great and the ribs are just awesome !!!

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vipDavidG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible restaurant. Very special and fun experience!!

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CharlesE
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We ordered from the brunch menu. Our eggs were over-cooked and somewhat dry. Sausage patties were very over-cooked and tough to chew. The restaurant was busy and our servers did a good job with our group of seven. We chose not to complain about the food preparation to just enjoy the company of our friends.

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vipGreg
Detroit
114 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lunch and fun conversation with a colleague!

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Gdiner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zingermans is great! Would be even better if the portions were larger

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The chicken was amazing but the bbq dishes were just okay. Our waiter, James was great.

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JanB
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful experience. The server was attentive and very helpful. I ordered the tasting menu which offers some of the major specialties. It was an excellent choice. I highly recommend the Roadhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time coming to the Roadhouse for brunch and it did not disappoint. Brunch menu was good and included a nice range of brunch items and lunch items. Tried the sour cream coffee cake and it was out of this world. Friends had the Rueben (always a good choice at Zingerman's) and the chili was fantastic. Overall, we loved the ambience and the food for a Saturday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was a delicious evening for my party of 6. We read great reviews and had a bunch of picky eaters who all wanted something different. Zingermans pleased everyone- it was the restaurant ighlight of our trip to ann arbor!

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MM313
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food were very good. Our server was quite friendly.

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KarenW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Have been a Zingerman's customer for 30 years (!), but this time - yikes - the food was absolutely substandard. French toast was like leather when they served it. They were nice and enough to re-cook a fresh batch for me, but it should have never left the kitchen! And, overpriced.

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Kelly60
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for Sunday Brunch at 11AM, so glad we made reservations ahead of time - place was busy! We were seated in one of their "added-on" side rooms. The heater felt nice and the side room actually had empty tables while we were there (I guess all those people waiting had too big of parties for that room??) - this actually made it quieter and easier to converse. It was about 40 minutes or so, before we got our food, but everyone's food was very tasty, no complaints. Waitress was very nice, refilled water glasses and coffee regularly. Zingerman's is a little "pricey", but the food is excellent and tasty! Nice place to "treat yourself". Note to Zingerman's: More plant strong Vegan options would be greatly appreciated -- maybe at least offer your Garden Salad in a large size with vegan protein add-in options such as black beans (or Kidney beans/ chickpeas/ edamame/ etc.) and/or tofu? Thanks!

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vipColleenD
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The quality of the food is very good. Excellent service.

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vipLisa
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to admit that I usually write a review only if it is really good or bad. This was amazing. The worst part was trying to decide between the many fabulous options. I think it was the best breakfast out I have ever had. Great food, great coffee, great service and nice atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back.

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vipLeni
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Went for brunch and it was a great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Service was slow with very minimal follow up to refill drinks
Food was not great ham sandwich and Rueben were mostly bread very little meat and very plain

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall2food1service1ambience1

1) The ham was the saltiest thing I have ever had. Absolutely inedible. 2) The service was distracted, confused, kept replacing one another and making me repeat what I told the other person. Also, they walked away before I was through placing an order. I had to call them to come back, so I can finish my sentence. Weird. 3) Will never come back, not worth it, especially for the amount of money it cost - $17 for two poached eggs in a very noisy setting with poor, poor service and bitter burned coffee.

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LauraM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went here for breakfast on parents wkd! We had a group of 7. We were seated right away and had Gail as s server. She was personable, friendly and made recommendations. Loved the food especially the grilled cinnamon rolls and the raspberry preserves.

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Cath
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zingermans was excellent. The brunch was the best meal we had in Ann Arbor. Service was attentive and quick. I recommend trying to sit indoors as opposed to the enclosed patio - much better ambiance, and not as drafty.

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NancyD
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The menu is so good, very hard to choose from. I did the 4 course meal for $35. It had a salad, mac n cheese flight, BBQ meat and greens, and dessert. The only problem was in came out in courses and the 2nd course came out with my husband and son's dinner, so I was eating forever while they were done. I wish I would have known that and I would have asked for the 2 main courses to come together. Otherwise, the food was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the anniversary multi-course meal immensely. The portion sizes were perfect.

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vipejwestlake
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, do I miss this place!!

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AndrewM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

High quality ingredients prepared & served with care. If something's not right, they'll make it right. Comfortable, relaxed atmosphere celebrates food. Legendary owner is frequently on premises , keeping standards high. Can get a bit pricey, but the quality is there.

FAQs

Zingerman's Roadhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 663-3663.

Zingerman's Roadhouse is rated 4.9 stars by 3008 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.