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Brown Jug Restaurant

1204 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2524
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Ranked #308 of 508 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Hamburgers, Pizza
Good for: Bar scene
Most recent review
- Nov 14, 2013
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
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19 reviews from our community

36% Recommend
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English first
New York, New York, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

i had heard of the brown jug, so we decided to have lunch here before the saturday football game. it isnt much to look at, but we were pleasantly surprised and happy. you have to fight for a table, but we kept pushing to the back and easily found a table for the 5 of us to share. a guy... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The food is nothing to write home about but the beer prices are good and the atmosphere is great. My fish and chips dinner was still frozen inside. The pizza was fair at best...but hey you don't to the Jug for the food...you go for the Meechigan memorabilia and cold beer.

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Toronto, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We came here before the football game on Saturday to have lunch and a few drinks. Place was packed and we had to secure our own table. Atmosphere was great. Drink specials were very creative, We each had a different sandwich and everyone agreed that they were very good. We will be back for sure.

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Brooklyn, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place may look like a hole in wall at first site but it actually is not bad! The prices are great. Even if it isn't "happy hour" there is always some sort of special and the regular prices are cheap too. For instance a Captain Morgan with coke is regularly 4.50 which you can't beat. The food is even... More

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New York, New York, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

with less than mediocre food. If you're in town for the game, and looking to immerse yourself in Michigan football lore, or less than 24, and looking for cheap shots and beer, worth checking out. Otherwise not.

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Brown Jug has been around since the mid-1930's and still stands the test of time! Great pub-style food, student atmosphere right off campus. Always worth a stop when in town.

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This place has a great location near the heart of Central Campus. It is a quieter setting great for talking with large groups. The food was also surprisingly good and at a great value. The stuffed grape leaves made a fantastic dinner. The crowd is mostly graduate students, but our group of undergrads had a great time.

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Detroit, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

For a short order restaurant service is very lax. Don't come here is you aren't off for the afternoon. Requires patience and lots of time. Something most of us don't have in abundance. And I really mean abundance.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We came in for late lunch when there were literally only 2 other tables inside filled. The small patio seemed a little busier, but no excuse. Took at least 10 minutes to even take our drink order, and at least another 15 to get the drinks. Sad service for a party of 4 who all knew what we wanted. Once... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

It's ok, the atmosphere is fun, but the food and drinks are only average or even a bit less.

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