Zingerman's Roadhouse

4.5
3129 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.
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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
22 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
111 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
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipLisa
Chicago
27 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
13 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
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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AndrewM
Detroit
5 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.

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GDub
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience3

You gotta love Zingerman's for riding the wave. They know how to market and they've created the brand. But, seriously!! The food is good. The service is good. The ambiance is OK. The price is outrageous.!!! There are so many better options. Wise up folks.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience2

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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vipnewtonfoodie
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipfoodie4life
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall3food1service4ambience3

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
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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DatenightRye
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipTDC1311
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amazing food and service. Veggie burger may be a bit too spicy if you’re not into spicy food. Amazing service

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vipMarygrace
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Mandy and Gaylen made it ever better than the Outstanding my dining experiences usually are there. Please thank them!

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Ania
Detroit
8 reviews