The Best Restaurants In Ann Arbor near University of Michigan

Ann Arbor is the ultimate college town with a diverse food scene that rivals many larger cities. If you’re looking to eat well while touring, or on extended visits such as Game Days and Parents Weekends this guide is for you.  For a detailed Michigan Itinerary, click here..

 
 
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Best For Breakfast

Want to start the day off right; fuel up on healthy avocado toast, smoothies and acai bowls at Fred’s. Those in the know head to Juicy Kitchen, another hidden gem. In a rush, everything on the veggie-centric menu is available for take-out as well. The raisin toast at Angelo’s, Ann Arbor’s uber popular corner diner since 1956, has legions of fans. 

 

 

 
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Best for Brunch

Is it the bottomless mimosas or house-made pop tarts that have students and locals lining up at Sava’s on the weekend? Expect a crowd for the Sunday brunch buffet featuring creative dishes with global influences in a chic bi-level eatery-always fun and lively. Want something hearty to keep you warm in thick of a Michigan winter indulge in duck confit hash or breakfast tacos at Grange Kitchen and Bar. 

 

 

 
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MOST ICONIC

 Zingerman's Delicatessen is an institution in Ann Arbor, featured in movies and magazines, widely recognized as one of the top delis in the US.  Fondly etched in the hearts of all UMich alums, brave the line and see what the fuss is all about. One bite and you too will be a Zingerman’s fan.

 

 
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BEST Pizza

Located on the corner of Liberty and Division, students, locals, and critics agree Mani Osteria serves the best pie in Ann Arbor. Neapolitan style and baked in a wood oven there’s also an array of soups, salads, and pasta on the menu, but don’t even think about not having at least one pie on the table. There are some great late night pizza joints that every student loves. The top pizza places that we adore after a night out are: Pizza House, NYPD and South U.

 
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BEST FOR WHEN YOUR PARENTS VISIT

Students eat burgers and pizza all week. so they want to splurge when there parents are paying booking tables at Chop House, Taste, Pacific Rim, and Aventura.

 
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BEST PLACE TO WATCH A MICHIGAN GAME

Couldn't get a ticket to the game? No problem. Scorekeeper’s Bar and Grill, aka “Skeep’s” is arguably the most popular sports bar to watch a game. Bar Louie is also a good place for Wolverine fans to enjoy the game. You can't go wrong with The Sports Bar where their motto is "Eat Sports, Drink Sports, Watch Sports, Talk Sports!" The Brown Jug Restaurant has been a part of Ann Arbor and The University of Michigan tradition since 1936. The Brown Jug is named after the Michigan vs Minnesota football trophy, which is the oldest in college football. Go Blue!