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Gandy Dancer

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American, Seafood, International
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401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088 (Main Street)
+1 734-769-0592
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 142
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    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 20
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet meal in charming location.

My wife and I took time out from Art Fair to have lunch here. Meal was very pleasant. Grilled chicken sandwich nicely prepared.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Thomas S
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Davis, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Ann Arbor Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A long-time fixture of the Ann Arbor restaurant scene that many are nostalgic about. But the menu is uninspired, food so so, and the surroundings are nice but tired. Bottom line is that there many better meals to be had in the area.

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Davis, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My wife and I took time out from Art Fair to have lunch here. Meal was very pleasant. Grilled chicken sandwich nicely prepared.

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Northern California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went to the Gandy Dancer for my parents 50th anniversary, and was not disappointed at all. Absolutely top notch, from food quality, cocktails, and service. The epitome of fine dining, if there is a finer place in Ann Arbor or anywhere near, I would be surprised. Remember to clap as the trains pass by, provided they don't hit the station.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went for restaurant week in June. The place is an old train station, and it is definitely on the fancier side. However, the service was great and the food was above average. The prices for restaurant week were accessible, but this place is normally on the expensive side. Would absolutely try out at least once, if nothing else the venue... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

atmosphere is great. service was great, salad was great. meal was below average, three of us had 3 different meals and there were sub par

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Atlanta Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Really cool old train station.. Above average food--sit down--all dress is possible--watch the trains passing the station. A dining experience-

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Cheboygan, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The facility is beautiful, we were on the protected patio so we could have a quartet and small dance floor. The Staff were courteous and professional. The food was excellent. Excellent location.

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant is likely one of the most unique restaurants in Ann Arbor. The inside gives you a warm, old time elegance feeling. Always ask for a seat near the window, and if you are lucky as window seats are the favored spots, you will be looking out into a part of Ann Arbor that has a ton of history.... More 

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American Abroad
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The old train station, re designed into a unique dining venue about 1969 -and still great! Be there at a time the trains are going thru - and have a window seat on the tracks. No trains - look out over the meadow and you may even see a deer loping thru. Look up - and see the grandeur of... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

my family and I had a lovely lunch at the gandy dancer, which sits on the commuter train railroad tracks. we just missed getting to applaud a train whizzing by, but we did have lovely drinks and meals. the ambiance is perfect for a luncheon date, work/lunch meeting, or a quiet getaway in an uncrowded ann arbor icon. the restaurant... More 

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Additional Information about Gandy Dancer

Address: 401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088
Phone Number: +1 734-769-0592
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-769-0592

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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