Ann Arbor Eats


food-14Arbor Brewing Co.
114 East Washington St.
Arbor Brewing Co. has been a pioneer in the craft beer industry since opening the original Arbor Brewing Company Pub and Eatery in July of 1995.  It was founded by husband-and-wife team Matt and Rene Greff who share a passion for beer and adventure. The Microbrewery Brew Pub and Beer Garden quickly became a regional destination and favorite local hangout. The brewpub is a full-service restaurant featuring vegetarian-friendly American cuisine that highlights local and sustainable ingredients. The bar offers a selection of wine and liquor in addition to its award-winning beer.


food-13Real Seafood Co.
341 South Main St.
Located in Downtown Ann Arbor, Real Seafood Co. has been the hot spot for the freshest top-catch fish and premium seafood for over 37 years. The seafood is said to be as close to the New England Waters as your taste can travel and is some of the finest you’ll ever eat. Dennis Serras has owned Real Seafood Company since its opening in 1975. The selections are procured by traditional “watermen” and selected by standards set centuries ago. The menu changes weekly, but includes seafood classics such as steamed Maine lobster, pan fried, Maryland-style lump blue crab cakes, jumbo Gulf shrimp, Lake Superior White fish and Michigan trout to name just a few.


food-2Awesome, yummy, delicious Fragels!

MD Bagel Fragel has been the go-to place in Ann Arbor for bagels and fragels for 35 years. Patricia Rockette and her son Michael Rockette have owned the business for the last nine years. If you’re not from Ann Arbor, you may be asking “Just what is a fragel, anyway?” It’s a deep-fried cinnamon & raisin bagel tossed in cinnamon sugar,” describes Patricia. And why are they so popular? “Everything is better when it’s deep fried,” she laughs. “It’s a big seller!”

But the mouthwatering fragels aren’t the only reason why people go to MD Bagel Fragel. The shop offers 43 different bagel varieties, the most in Michigan, according to the owner, and 20 different cream cheese flavors. “We make everything here from scratch – the bagels and the cream cheeses and everything is fresh!” Patricia exclaims. The bagel shop serves seven different breakfast sandwiches and 30 lunch sandwiches, all made from scratch with fresh ingredients. Also on the menu is a wide variety of coffee drinks and fresh, healthy Nantucket brand juices. There is something for everybody, says Patricia, including meatless options. Fragels, however, top the list of favorites at this popular bagel shop, receiving rave reviews such as: “Oh, my goodness! Out of this world awesome yummy delicious!”  ♦


What’s Hip


Alley Bar
112 W. Liberty St.
Location has been a bar since 1880 and has a relaxed, friendly setting

338 W. State St.
A world-class selection of beer & ale, and good food

Bill ’s Beer Garden
218 S. Ashley St.
Craft brews & wine outdoors with picnic table seating

The Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
120 W. Washington St.
Microbrew with a great menu

211 E. Washington St.
A bourbon, whiskey & beer bar with live music – and wine

Old Town Tavern
122 W. Liberty St.
Originally a blue collar bar and offers good beer & food

Rick’s American Café
611 Church St.
Top DJs & can’t-miss dance hot spot

Red Rock Downtown Barbecue
207 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti
Known for smoked barbecue pulled pork & ribs

A Sampling

Contemporary American
Logan-An American Restaurant
115 W. Washington St

Fine Dining
Weber’s Restaurant
3050 Jackson Rd.

Gandy Dancer
401 Depot St.

Mani Osteria
341 E. Liberty St.

341 E. Liberty St.

Pacific Rim
114 W. Liberty St.

Blue Nile
221 E Washington St.

Conor O’Neill’s
318 S. Main St.

Shalimar Restaurant
307 S. Main St.

Café Felix
204 S. Main St.

216 Washington St.

West End Grill
120 W. Liberty St.

305 N. Zeeb Rd.

Sadako Japanese Restaurant
1321 S. University

Kang’s Korean Restaurant
1327 S. University

2900 S. State St.

The Lunch Room
407 N. Fifth St.

Maize and Blue Delicatessen
1329 S. University

Blimpy Burger
304 S. Ashley St.



Comments are closed.