The city of Ann Arbor provides one of the widest ranges of diversity in the state of Michigan. Included in this unique diversity is one of the world’s oldest cultures, food. Restaurants in the Ann Arbor area, downtown and campus, are a hotbed for any type of food one can imagine. From the late night eats that South University provides, to the classy dining experiences of downtown, one is sure to find one restaurant in Ann Arbor that they cannot live without. Although we encourage you to check out the Visit Ann Arbor site for a complete restaurant guide, we have created a brief rundown of the delicious eats you can find based on the different areas in Ann Arbor you may find yourself in.
Dining Close to Campus
Starting with the University of Michigan campus, there are two main areas in which students and faculty alike can enjoy delicious food. First is South University (AKA South U). This street is filled with a wide range of food including burritos, sushi, bi bim bop, subs, pizza, and more. Not to mention that many places on South U are open till as late as 4am! For a quicker bite to eat or a late night craving, South U has you covered. The other area on campus is State St. Here you will find many quick and easy foods all under $10. This street has food that ranges from mediterranean, to mexican, to italian, and much more. State St is a popular lunch destination among many students, faculty, and visitors.
In addition to the restaurants that the University of Michigan areas provide, Downtown Ann Arbor is a great place for a more quiet and sit-down type restaurant. There are a few areas in Downtown which are famous for delicious dinners, such as Main St, Liberty St, and Kerrytown. Main St is packed with restaurants of all different kinds, like seafood, sushi, artisan, bar food and more. In the heart of Ann Arbor, this is the place to get the best of the best restaurants the city has to offer. Additionally, Liberty St, which intersects Main St, is home to a wide array of restaurants which can be seen filled with people past 6pm every night of the week. Be sure to call ahead, because these places fill up quickly. Finally, Kerrytown is a unique experience due to its wide range of options, which include home grown, vegan, locally sourced, and more. Downtown Ann Arbor clearly has just about anything one can imagine and anywhere will be a slam dunk!
In addition to all of the amazing restaurants, Ann Arbor Restaurant Week provides customers with great deals all around the city! Taking place twice per year, folks can get their foodie on by enjoying a $15 lunch menu and a $28 fixed price, three-course dinner at select restaurants downtown. Some of these deals are 2 for 1 pricing so be sure to check out the above link for a complete list of participating restaurants and their special menus. Also, make sure to make a reservation during these weeks to secure your spot!