About Zingerman's Roadhouse

2501 Jackson Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
M-TH 7am-10pm, F 7am-11pm, SA 9am-11pm, SU 9am-9pm (10pm in summer)

Weekday Breakfast 7am-11am, Weekend Brunch 9am-2pm

Roadshow Open Weekdays at 6am, Weekends at 8am for drive-up pastries & coffee and all menu to-go orders.

Cross Street:
Maple Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 663-3663

Website:
http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live traditional American music on the patio Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, May through September.

Catering:
Zingerman's Roadhouse is excited to custom create an event for you! We can work with everything from small intimate groups to large outdoor parties. We wilol craft a menu that reflects the theme of your party, and offer attentive, detailed service from your reservation all the way through to your event.

Parking Details:
Abundant free parking.

Executive Chef:
Alex Young

Private Party Facilities:
On-site or off-site, Zingerman's Roadhouse can plan a business meeting, wedding shower, or graduation party that reflects your needs as well as those of your guests. Our private rooms can accommodate up to 200 people. And, in the event that you have a larger party, or special location already, we can and do bring our great service and food to you! Contact us to talk about what we can provide for you.

Private Party Contact:
Joanie Mallory: 7346633663x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly, the Roadhouse takes a close look at one aspect of our diverse American foodways. Subjects range from fresh-from-the-garden local produce, to the state of barbecue in our country, and even more. Check out our events website for information.

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96% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
ambience4
service5
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Very Accommondating

Dined 3 days ago

They will go out of their way. This was our second visit. The first visit was for dinner and my son’s girlfriend could not decide between two dishes so the waiter said not to worry, they split the plate and gave her a half portion of each, something I’ve never seen in 40 years of dining out, plus the food was fantastic. Our second visit was to celebrate my son’s graduation but we forgot to order a cake, so we called the night before but the restaurant needed 48 hours for a cake order but directed us to their bakehouse down the road, we called the bakehouse, they had a cake and the gal who took the order said she would personally bring the cake over to the restaurant on her way home. When we arrived, sure enough, the waitress was aware of our cake and it was delicious.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Celebration

Dined 3 days ago

We had a great dinner at the Roadhouse recently to celebrate a graduation. We started with drinks at the bar and enjoyed the lively pace and friendly banter of the bartender. Next we moved to a perfect booth and our waiter, Joe L didn't miss a thing! He was friendly, funny and kept a great pace through the meal . We all had something different and it was all delicious and beautifully presented. This was our fourth time at the Roadhouse and it just keeps getting better!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding! Delicious fall-off-the-bon ...

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding! Delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs, great mac and cheese, very pleasant waitress. A bit pricey but the quality justifies it.

food5
ambience5
service5

Super delicious as always. Best time to ...

vip
Dined 4 days ago

Super delicious as always. Best time to get a table is at 8am! :)

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent food. Everything is made with ...

Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food. Everything is made with top ingredients and is super fresh and flavorful.

food3
ambience3
service4
value2

Roadhouse experience

Dined on April 24, 2016

Yes this felt like a roadhouse - we did kinda watch others food come out so we had an idea what to expect. Ribs looked ok - my S/O ordered the mac N cheese of some sort - the portion was not that big but was enough for him. I got a salad with beets and onions and goat cheese. Big hunks of goat cheese and lots of onions. Nothing stand out ish. The waiter asked my S/O if he wanted dessert- and he did order something. He didn't even look at me to ask me...so I had to interject that i wanted a macaroon before he left the table. It was a minor oversight..but still. The macaroon was pretty hard. I would probably go elsewhere for dinner if back in Ann Arbor as there are so many places to go.

Tags: kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

You can never go wrong eating at Zingerm ...

Dined on April 23, 2016

You can never go wrong eating at Zingerman's Roadhouse. We brought our French Exchange student so she could have an American dining experience. She loved the Mac and cheese and the barbecue pork. So do we. ;)

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Standard of Comfort

Dined on April 18, 2016

Usually busy but worth the wait - at first they didn't take reservations so that is a welcome change. Great variety of choices without being overwhelming. The quality of food and preparation is outstanding. The service is attentive and most times Ari is there to chat with. We loved it when it opened and go often since we moved back to the area.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

Outstanding service. If given the oppor ...

Dined on April 18, 2016

Outstanding service. If given the opportunity, dine outside.

food4
ambience4
service5

Stay away from the gluten free fried chi ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

Stay away from the gluten free fried chicken. It was burnt and dry - even the dark meat. Everyone else in our party thought the food was great. If you need to eat gluten free, you may want to eat somewhere else.

food2
ambience4
service5
value2

I just don't get it

Dined on April 16, 2016

We seem to go to the roadhouse every 3 to 5 years hoping for a good experience but it's always a let down. This time, for example, three of us ordered burgers. The buns are overly thick (i.e. too bready) and are almost stale (on a previous trip the bun was, actually, very stale). One burger came with cheese -two pieces of cheese laid on the burger after it was put on the bun (i.e. the cheese wasn't melted). It wasn't very appetizing and not what we were expecting when ordering a 'cheeseburger'. The macaroni & cheese on the mac & 3 vegetarian platter was pretty good, though. The gelato was good although one of the flavors had ice crystals in it. Anyhow, I hate to be a hater but I just don't get the Roadhouse mystique and the lines out front. We always find it to be expensive ($15 - $20 macaroni & cheese?) and it never lives up to our expectations.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another great breakfast at the Roadhouse!

Dined on April 16, 2016

Great coffee, great lox and bagels, great eggs and toast, great service. Love the Roadhouse!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience5
service2

I've eaten here several times and not su ...

Dined on April 12, 2016

I've eaten here several times and not sure what happened last night but not impressed. All four meals came out warm temperature (Salisbury steak, Mac and cheese, ribs and bouillabaisse). Ribs were just microwaved warm again instead of complete fresh meal. I was never brought sweetener to add to ice tea and was never asked for a refill. Sorry but there is never any excuse for warm food. Won't be going back for a while. Sorry Zingermanns.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent as always. Assured of a great ...

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

Excellent as always. Assured of a great meal everytime.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Excellent!

Dined on April 10, 2016

Great service, nice staff, excellent food... but at least for dining don't forget to make a reservation!

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
food3
ambience3
service5

Laura is hands down one of the greatest ...

Dined on April 10, 2016

Laura is hands down one of the greatest individuals working in the service industry. Attentive but not intrusive, kind but not over the top, knowledgable and friendly. Thank you Laura (and Justin for being 1 of the 5 hosts at the door to actually greet and seat us in a timely fashion)!!!

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Another great meal

Dined on April 10, 2016

The whole family celebrated a birthday brunch at the Roadhouse. As usual, the food was great as was the service. We love visiting any chance we get. Thank you!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great Comfort Food!

vip
Dined on April 10, 2016

Breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out. Zingerman's Roadhouse does not disappoint! Menu is varied so you can lean towards breakfast or lunch. Dining companions had the Santa Fe Mac and Cheese and Huevos Rancheros while I had the Roadhouse Omelet. All were great! We shared a pastry basket and the fresh doughnuts are the best! Service is always exceptional!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
food2
ambience4
service2
value1

Hit or Miss

Dined on April 5, 2016

We had out-of-town visitors and the right thing to do in AA is to bring them here. However, the service and the food were disappointing. The server forgot our appetizer and did not bring us any bread until we reminded him during our entree. After all, this place is famous for it's delicious bread. The food as just mediocre and over priced. I don't mind paying above average for the food but I would expect the food to be above average and it was not.

food4
ambience3
service2
value1

Over priced but popular

Dined on April 3, 2016

Not many vegetarian options. My Mac N Eggs came with bacon bits on top which was not listed on the menu. The food is very over priced but a lot of people tend to like this place

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Wonderful!

Dined on April 2, 2016

This is a simply wonderfuL restaurant. The food is always very tasty & creative. Service is top-notch!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

As always, Zingerman's did not disappoint.

Dined on April 1, 2016

As always, Zingerman's did not disappoint. A future U of M student, hopefully, and her parents were very impressed.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food4
ambience4
service5

Our server, Frances, was charming, know ...

Dined on March 30, 2016

Our server, Frances, was charming, knowledgeable and attentive to all of our needs. The food, from appetizer through to dessert, was delicious: an over cooked burger, probably a result of my own mumbling when we ordered, was quickly replaced without question or judgement. A wonderful mid-week treat!

food3
ambience4
service5
value2

Overated

Dined on March 27, 2016

I like the atmosphere of The Roadhouse, but it still has a Bill Knapp's feel, but then one has to be old enough to remember Bill Knapp's. As with all Zingerman's food, I feel it is average and overated. A lot of the meals are basic and many people could make them at home and they may even taste better.

Tags: great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Enjoyable time at the Zingerman's Roadhouse

Dined on March 26, 2016

We are so glad we went to Zingermans. The atomosphere and people were fantastic. I would definitely recommend getting a reservation ahead of time so you do not have to wait.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Creative and delicious breakfast and brunch

vip
Dined on March 25, 2016

Zingerman's Roadhouse is fast becoming a favorite for breakfast and brunch. Last week I had the red pepper/Caramelized onion quiche. It was delicious and different, the crust being very thin and light. This week I had a half order of the eggs Benedict. I'm very picky about how eggs are done, and this was perfect. I love that they have half orders. Service is wonderful as well.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Excellent as Usual!

Dined on March 24, 2016

Its always a pleasure to treat ourselves to the Roadhouse for a meal. Their sweet potato fries are a meal all on their own and reheat nicely for the next day (our server also knew to include the spicy aioli sauce with my leftovers which is awesome!). I tried the blue plate for the first time (BBQ) and thought it was a really good and very reasonably priced. The husband got lamb while the kiddo got the fried cod dinner. Everybody loved their food. Zingermans does not disappoint!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience3
service3
value4

The room was very loud so it was difficu ...

Dined on March 22, 2016

The room was very loud so it was difficult to have a conversation. Service was slow and the waiter was knowledgeable but did not check in on us very often. Food was outstanding as usual .

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

I go to the Roadhouse frequently because ...

Dined on March 21, 2016

I go to the Roadhouse frequently because of the three key ingredients, in my opinion, of a successful restaurant; great food, great service and great ambience. I've recommend it to many friends and I always like taking out of town guests there, especially the artists I work with. Just the other day I had The Kruger Brothers as my guests at the restaurant for an afternoon lunch/meeting.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Amazing Chili!

Dined on March 20, 2016

Every time I come to MI I stop here. It's loud and very busy which can be stressful, especially with kids. RESERVATIONS are a must! I absolutely adore the chili....plus they're really great with my celiac.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This place is amazing!

Dined on March 19, 2016

The staff seemed genuinely concerned about our satisfaction with the entire experience. The food is always amazing. The worse part about this place is having to decide which delicious item you will be eating. Loved it!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service4

Cocktails were well made. Food was excel ...

Dined on March 17, 2016

Cocktails were well made. Food was excellent.

food5
ambience4
service5
value2

Delicious food, excellent service

Dined on March 15, 2016

Delicious lunch, had the ancho beef chili and it is phenomenal, a comparatively excellent deal ($8.50 for a very large bowl). All tables served with complementary Zingerman's bread, which is a must-try if visiting Ann Arbor. Service was pleasant, attentive, and our server was well-informed on menu items and made great recommendations. General menu is very expensive for most items and thus is a place best typically for special occasions only (if looking for cheaper Zingerman's options, try the Deli, although those prices are high too).

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Always great!

vip
Dined on March 14, 2016

Zingerman's is consistent, delicious, fun, friendly, and never disappoints. I eat here multiple times a week - it is my go to place to meet friends and for business lunches and breakfasts.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Always an excellent meal. Isla and Kayla ...

Dined on March 13, 2016

Always an excellent meal. Isla and Kayla were excellent Zingerman's representatives and helped us discover even more to love on the menu.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Zingermans Roadhouse

Dined on March 13, 2016

We had a great experience. Very good food and service.

Tags: great for brunch, great for lunch
food3
ambience2
service3
value3

Nothing too Special

Dined on March 12, 2016

Server was attentive, bar was a little slow, but it was a Saturday dinner. Different menu choices and seasonal offerings that I was impressed with. Warm mushroom and spinach salad was good and the goat cheese in it was mild and wonderful. The tenderloin was good, lived up to it's name, very tender and prepared as I had requested. Everything is very smoke house flavored which wasn't a surprise. Rest of the food and sides where typical tasting for the most part, mashed potatoes were nothing special, tasted like what I can make at home. I have had better greens at other bbq places. Food on the whole was good, but nothing real spectacular. Just seems there is a lot of hype about Zingerman's and it just wasn't what I was expecting.

Tags: kid-friendly
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great food, amazing service

Dined on March 11, 2016

I went here for dinner with my mom on Friday. Our waitress was absolutely superb. I had ordered a glass of wine for my mom before she arrived because she was having difficulty finding the right highway exit to take. The waitress made a recommendation based on what I said I'd like, and she also said that if the wine wasn't what we wanted, she would bring a replacement. The food was fantastic, as always. I worked at Zingerman's warehouse as a part time college job, and I know their food is delicious. The only downside was that we were seated kiddie corner from a table with a crying toddler, but I think that's to be expected in the early evening.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

Good but expensive

Dined on March 5, 2016

It was nice to have a variety to choose from on the menu, and the food was really good. To top it off, they brought a delicious sundae for my husband's birthday as a surprise! However, it just seemed steep and expensive. I get you pay for the farm-to-table experience, but in terms of bbq, I would much rather choose the Union Woodshop where the food is much better and much more affordable. Glad we gave it a try, but probably won't be back.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Zingerman's Roadhouse Did Not Disappoint!!👍

Dined on March 5, 2016

Our family was celebrating three family birthdays. We had a great brunch and everyone ordered their favorites off of the menu. Service was terrific and the birthday donut sundaes were delicious. 🎂 Thanks!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion

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