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Gandy Dancer

401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088
734-769-0592
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Ranked #61 of 501 restaurants in Ann Arbor
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main Street
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

American classic food served in a nostalgic ambience; service is attentive, knowledgeable and courteous. The staff makes every effort to create a great experience for each customer. The mood is relaxed, low-key, and comfortable; an excellent place for a gathering of family and friends. The seafood is as good as anything available in south-east Michigan, and the crab cakes better... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

the sunday buffet is to die for! you'll need reservations because it's very popular. There's everything you can imagine in a brunch buffet, from eggs to shrimp. I think my favorite thing there is the smoked salmon! we've never been disappointed.

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Ann Arbor
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is an institution in Ann Arbor, but sadly out of date with current food trends. That said, that is exactly what some people want. The food is not bad, on the contrary some items are quite good, it just won't be memorable. Everyone will be happy, but no one will be begging to go back soon. The brunch is... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Graduation, receptions, birthdays, Mother's day, anniversaries, you name it, it's the place that says it's a special day. Sunday brunch is fabulous as well.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I LOVE the Gandy Dancer. The Food's great, the wait staff's friendly and we all cheer/clap whenever we see a train whiz by. It's fun; try this place :D

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Being a historic building makes this a wonderful place. However the food is hit or miss -- mostly miss lately. Service is so so as well. But love the building and trains that go thru!

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Clarkston, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My son arranged a surprise birthday brunch for our daughter-in-law at this excellent restaurant that my wife and I used to frequent years ago. We had never had their brunch before and were pleasantly surprised at the assortment of quality foods that were served. We always liked the restaurant ambiance and on this day we were entertained with live background... More

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Canton, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We had a terrible week and decided to dine at Gandy Dancer on a Friday evening to boost our spirits. We reserved through Open Table and requested a quiet table. Upon arrival, they put us by the fireplace, which was more quiet than some of the other areas. We ordered crab cakes for the appetizer and by FAR this was... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Ann Arbor and had placed this restaurant in a category for students to bring parents (with parents footing the bill) when they visit. There are numerous venues for a delightful meal and we were happy to visit for a birthday dinner in early January. The staff was very attentive, the venue pleasant ( it's the old rail... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I had been rather disappointed in my last few experiences at the Gandy Dancer, but today it was perfect. Kind, attentive service in spite of the fact that we were just having salads. The salads themselves were beautifully presented and (miracle of miracles!) had bite-sized pieces, so no one ended up with 4-inch greens hanging out of their mouths. Linens... More

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