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Zingerman's Roadhouse

4.6
3122 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Casual (19)
  • Comfort Food (19)

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About

Our passion is to serve guests full-flavored, traditional, regional American foods in a down-to-earth restaurant atmosphere.

James Beard-winning Chef Alex Young and the Roadhouse crew serve a daily breakfast, lunch & dinner menu and weekly specials, with a passion for Really Good American Food, using seasonal, heirloom produce from Cornman Farms—our very own farm, supplying Roadhouse tables with hours-old vegetables.

Our All-American Bar serves carefully chosen wine and beer lists and an extensive Classic Cocktail menu that embraces balance and a return to better ingredients.

Join us for our Monthly Special Dinners and explore in-depth, regional American cuisine with guest culinary experts and producers.

We build community connections by hosting local music outdoors on our patio, a farmers market in the Roadhouse parking lot & fundraisers for local non-profits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
M-TH 7am-10pm, F 7am-11pm, SA 9am-11pm, SU 9am-9pm (10pm in summer)

Weekday Breakfast 7am-11am, Weekend Brunch 9am-2pm

Roadshow Open Weekdays at 6am, Weekends at 8am for drive-up pastries & coffee and all menu to-go orders.
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Phone number
(734) 663-3663
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Alex Young
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Private party facilities
On-site or off-site, Zingerman's Roadhouse can plan a business meeting, wedding shower, or graduation party that reflects your needs as well as those of your guests. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 200 people. And, in the event that you have a larger party, or special location already, we can and do bring our great service and food to you! Contact us to talk about what we can provide for you.
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Private party contact
Joanie Mallory: (734) 663-3663
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Catering
Zingerman's Roadhouse is excited to custom create an event for you! We can work with everything from small intimate groups to large outdoor parties. We wilol craft a menu that reflects the theme of your party, and offer attentive, detailed service from your reservation all the way through to your event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple Road
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Parking details
Abundant free parking.
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Entertainment
Live traditional American music on the patio Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, May through September.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly, the Roadhouse takes a close look at one aspect of our diverse American foodways. Subjects range from fresh-from-the-garden local produce, to the state of barbecue in our country, and even more. Check out our events website for information.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSuzanneN (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Incredible restaurant. Very special and fun experience!!

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CharlesE (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Great lunch and fun conversation with a colleague!

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Gdiner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

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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MarkM (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
2.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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vipLisa (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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)
2.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

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)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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 (Sydney / NSW)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Definitely a roadhouse environment. Very noisy. Friendly staff, though. Our waiter was knowledgeable and quick. The food was basically American comfort food, but overpriced. I had hoped to see some of the sorts of foods that I have seen at your store, such as Spanish ham. Overall, it was a pleasant experience but short of the mark.

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anzarome (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for brunch. The food was great. Very busy. Server was very knowledgeable.

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newtonfoodie (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

our server was very knowledgeable about food, wine and drinks. Food was delicious

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vipfoodie4life (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

I was so happy to return to Zingermans after years away since my kids no longer attend UM.
But I was disappointed. The Mac and Cheese I ordered was nothing but a bad pasta dish and it arrived cold. With a lot of bland béchamel and a sprinkling of parmesan, it was nothing like the bubbly baked concoction I had expected to warm up post game.
Zingermans: you are resting on your laurels!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Always a MUST for any visit to AA. The gluten-free fried chicken is DELICIOUS even for our other non-GF family members. A treasure in AA!

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Dish (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, good food. A bit expensive, but worth it. Zingerman’s.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a big group on a football weekend and expanded it to 9 last minute, the hostess was great and able to accomodate. we had a mix of adults and teenagers- great food choices for all. I had the ribs and chicken. Definitely recommend the ribs, less so the fried chicken. Had a bite of my son's burger too, which was great. good selection of beers. Great, fun, casual atmosphere- felt like a road house!

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