Taps: 12 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by frazbri:
3.9/5 rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
Zingerman's Roadhouse sits on the western edge of Ann Arbor on a corner in front of an older retail plaza. The most notable part of the exterior is the aluminum trailer drive through window. Stepping inside, there's odds and ends of americana decorating the walls, many on the bizarre end of things like the poster in the men's room for the "Conway Twitty Country Action Figure". The restaurant was almost a maze. An open kitchen is at the center, small dining areas off towards each direction, and the bar stands to the left of the entrance, but past the general seating.
The menu is like the decor. It's classic american comfort food, with a heavy dose of southern cuisine. Barbeque, fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and sandwiches are featured. One of the first things that will make you realize you're not in a chain is the cheese menu. Also notable is the prominence of free range meat, and local organic produce. Again, not your average place. I ordered the brisket with sides of mashed potatoes and greens. The beef was outstanding, and the greens were a nice break from my ordinary sides.
Their isn't a huge tap list, but it features local brewers, and has good quality. The bottle list is a little more extensive with choices from Jolly Pumpkin and many other Michigan breweries.
To sum up Zingerman's Roadhouse, it's upscale, downhome food.
01-18-2010 20:34:38 | More by frazbri
More User Reviews:
4.55/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$$
My wife and son and I go here often. The specials, while still pretty pricey ($15 for a burger and fries and a salad is the monday special), the food is definitely worth it. This place is a little bit southern, but not enough to be annoying.
The wait staff have been pretty great. We have had a server or two that might have graduated up from the local coney island, but they are usually far superior than most of the upscale places in the area. I wish I remembered the one servers name, but she remembers my son by name and goes out of her way, even when not waiting on us, to stop by and say hello to him.
The beer and whiskey lists are just as impressive as the food. I wish they would offer up more variety than they do, but the selection is still impressive for a food-first establishment.
If you find yourself in Ann Arbor and it is not a traditional meal time (dinner is nuts), stop in.
02-16-2012 05:24:35 | More by Shibbykaiyai
4.83/5 rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$
If I was given a choice of only one place to eat for the rest of my life, this would be it. Dined here dozens of times and have never been disappointed. They have great breakfast lunch and dinner. The coffee is some of the best I have tasted. Much of the food comes from Zingermann's own bakehouse and creamery. Somewhat eclectic is the menu but well worth trying most everything on it. I love Monkfish(tastes like crab) and the chef had some flown in the week after I requested it. They really cater to the customer and if you don't see it on the menu, just ask and they may be able to accomadate your request. They have website with very exotic food items from around the world. Yea I know I'm being a homer but this place really is that good.
08-17-2011 03:13:04 | More by jale
3.84/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
This was a super Saturday afternoon lunch selection, I only wish I wasn't so hungover to enjoy it a little more. There is a great good menu, tons of barbeque options. They have something that is very cool, basically bottomless fries, you can get as many as you'd like and they are damn tasty. Super bbq sauces as well. Enough about the food its the main draw, they do have some alcohol here as well. They have a pretty small craft selection but good ones, had mostly Michigan locals, dirty bastard etc. The servers were nice, not beer knowledgable.
07-19-2010 22:56:17 | More by jrallen34
Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, MI
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.