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Cuban-style burger at Frita Batidos.
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Get Cozy at Home With a Burger From These Ann Arbor Restaurants

From Frita Batidos to Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, these Ann Arbor favorites are taking orders for carryout and delivery

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Cuban-style burger at Frita Batidos.
| Frita Batidos [Steve Julin]

A good, hearty burger is the definitive American comfort food for more than its ability to sate the hungriest of appetites. The countless ways to have a burger — from plain with ketchup and mustard to adorned with cheese, lettuce, and tomato to one topped with exotic ingredients — means that there’s something for everyone.

Restaurants throughout the state have suspended dine-in service in observance of Michigan’s statewide stay-home order to try to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. That leaves most restaurants with only two options: shift to takeout and delivery, or close. Some that are still open have also introduced heat-at-home items, or even grocery store staples to help people avoid crowded markets. Below, find a guide to some of Eater’s favorite Ann Arbor burger that are still available for carryout or delivery.

Remember to tip generously. And please — for the safety of staff, delivery workers, and other customers — respect social distancing measures by maintaining a distance of at least six feet from other people, avoiding large groups, washing your hands regularly, and staying home when sick.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

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304 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 663-4590
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Blimpy Burger is an Ann Arbor legend, serving its unique style of burgers since 1953. The possibilities are endless, as the burgers feature small patties (up to five), three types of buns, five cheeses, and several different condiments and toppings. The Pepper Steak Bullet is a can’t-miss with its three patties, peppers, grilled onions, provolone, scallions, bacon, and ranch dressing.  Order online for delivery.

An extremely messy burger on wax paper. John Reyes

2. Fleetwood Diner

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300 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 995-5502
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The 24-hour Fleetwood Diner is no longer open all day due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, its hit-the-spot burgers like the Half & Half, with a patty made from 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent ground bacon, is still available for carryout during modified hours.

A diner on a corner with a striped awning and a red and yellow neon sign shown at dusk. Shutterstock/Richard Westlund

3. Frita Batidos

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117 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 761-2882
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For a slightly different take on burgers, head to celebrity chef and Ann Arbor local Eve Aronoff’s Frita Batidos. The Frita is a Cuban-influenced burger with a patty made from a choice of chorizo, chicken, beef, fish, or black beans. It comes topped with shoestring fries, egg, avocado, or cilantro-lime salsa. Order online for pickup or delivery.

4. Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery

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311 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 913-2730
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Jolly Pumpkin is known for its award-winning sour beers, heavenly truffle fries, and pizzas. The brewpub’s JP Burger is an umami lover’s dream with its cambozola cheese, cremini mushrooms, and bacon and the lamb burger is also bursting with the flavor of cumin and garlic. Order online for pickup.

5. Mikette

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Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 436-4363
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This Northside restaurant specializes in southern French cuisine with other international flavors occasionally thrown into the mix. Mikette’s play on a familiar fast food burger is “Le Mec,” which features two beef patties, special sauce, and American cheese on a buttery brioche bun and is available on the “3-To-Go” online menu — a collaboration between the restaurant and its siblings Mani Osteria and Insalita. Call 734-769-6700 to order, and pickup at Mani Osteria in downtown Ann Arbor.

6. Rappourt

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2721 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 929-2430
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This northside gastropub serves pub food with unusual twists like a lamb burger topped with ancho chilies, garlic, slaw, and cilantro cream. Bonus: Rappourt has over 30 beers on tap that are available for curbside pickup. Check out the menu online and call to order.

7. Shake Shack

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3030 Washtenaw Ave #107
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 412-4762
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This New York-based chain’s standard burgers are always a safe bet, but it’s also worth checking out the ‘shroom burger with its “patty” made a fried portobello mushroom stuffed with two types of gooey, melted cheese. Order online for carryout.

8. Sidetrack Bar & Grill

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54 E Cross St
Ypsilanti, MI
(734) 483-5230
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This downtown Ypsilanti’s favorite has become synonymous with great hamburgers. Delicious combinations like the Tom Halverson topped with BBQ pork, cheddar, and cole slaw are available, as well as growlers of beer and bottles of wine. Order online for carryout.

Burger at Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Burger at Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Sidetrack Bar & Grill

1. Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger

304 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
An extremely messy burger on wax paper. John Reyes

Blimpy Burger is an Ann Arbor legend, serving its unique style of burgers since 1953. The possibilities are endless, as the burgers feature small patties (up to five), three types of buns, five cheeses, and several different condiments and toppings. The Pepper Steak Bullet is a can’t-miss with its three patties, peppers, grilled onions, provolone, scallions, bacon, and ranch dressing.  Order online for delivery.

304 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI

2. Fleetwood Diner

300 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
A diner on a corner with a striped awning and a red and yellow neon sign shown at dusk. Shutterstock/Richard Westlund

The 24-hour Fleetwood Diner is no longer open all day due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. However, its hit-the-spot burgers like the Half & Half, with a patty made from 50 percent ground beef and 50 percent ground bacon, is still available for carryout during modified hours.

300 S Ashley St
Ann Arbor, MI

3. Frita Batidos

117 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI

For a slightly different take on burgers, head to celebrity chef and Ann Arbor local Eve Aronoff’s Frita Batidos. The Frita is a Cuban-influenced burger with a patty made from a choice of chorizo, chicken, beef, fish, or black beans. It comes topped with shoestring fries, egg, avocado, or cilantro-lime salsa. Order online for pickup or delivery.

117 W Washington St
Ann Arbor, MI

4. Jolly Pumpkin Cafe & Brewery

311 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI

Jolly Pumpkin is known for its award-winning sour beers, heavenly truffle fries, and pizzas. The brewpub’s JP Burger is an umami lover’s dream with its cambozola cheese, cremini mushrooms, and bacon and the lamb burger is also bursting with the flavor of cumin and garlic. Order online for pickup.

311 S Main St
Ann Arbor, MI

5. Mikette

Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

This Northside restaurant specializes in southern French cuisine with other international flavors occasionally thrown into the mix. Mikette’s play on a familiar fast food burger is “Le Mec,” which features two beef patties, special sauce, and American cheese on a buttery brioche bun and is available on the “3-To-Go” online menu — a collaboration between the restaurant and its siblings Mani Osteria and Insalita. Call 734-769-6700 to order, and pickup at Mani Osteria in downtown Ann Arbor.

Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI

6. Rappourt

2721 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

This northside gastropub serves pub food with unusual twists like a lamb burger topped with ancho chilies, garlic, slaw, and cilantro cream. Bonus: Rappourt has over 30 beers on tap that are available for curbside pickup. Check out the menu online and call to order.

2721 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

7. Shake Shack

3030 Washtenaw Ave #107, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

This New York-based chain’s standard burgers are always a safe bet, but it’s also worth checking out the ‘shroom burger with its “patty” made a fried portobello mushroom stuffed with two types of gooey, melted cheese. Order online for carryout.

3030 Washtenaw Ave #107
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

8. Sidetrack Bar & Grill

54 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI
Burger at Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Burger at Sidetrack Bar & Grill
Sidetrack Bar & Grill

This downtown Ypsilanti’s favorite has become synonymous with great hamburgers. Delicious combinations like the Tom Halverson topped with BBQ pork, cheddar, and cole slaw are available, as well as growlers of beer and bottles of wine. Order online for carryout.

54 E Cross St
Ypsilanti, MI

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