As a college town, Ann Arbor attracts students and visitors from around the world. Many of them like the place so much they extend their stay — sometimes for decades. Mix them in with a healthy dose of counterculture dating back to the 1960s and Midwestern small-town sensibilities and the result is a diverse blend of tradition, global outlook, and an eye towards the future. Ann Arbor’s restaurant scene is an eclectic mix of eateries that reflects that diversity.
There's no shortage of the usual college town standbys — pub food, pizza, burgers — and many are excellent (a few are listed here). This map features restaurants special to the area around Ann Arbor including Ypsilanti. Spots included in this guide must have been open at least six months. For more recent additions to the area, check out the Ann Arbor heatmap.
In this fall update, Dessous is joining the list. Here are some of Ann Arbor’s top dining destinations right now.
Did we overlook your favorite spot? Drop a note in the comments or at the tipline and Eater will check it out. Map points are arranged geographically, never ranked.
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