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Gandy Dancer

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American, Seafood, International, Eclectic
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401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088 (Main Street)
+1 734-769-0592
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4:30 pm - 11:00 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
impressive

To start, the building is very impressive. It is the old Michigan Central Railroad station. There are a number of rooms, each with its own character. The service is very good with staff who don't hover. They have a nice selection of early specials that sound tasty and priced right... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Marguerite B
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The best part about Gandy Dancer is that they have valet parking and a gorgeous building. The food is pretty good, but nothing I would write home about. It is really fun to have the train go by and clap like the locals, the service is good but the food is just okay. It is definitely a tourist spot for... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

To start, the building is very impressive. It is the old Michigan Central Railroad station. There are a number of rooms, each with its own character. The service is very good with staff who don't hover. They have a nice selection of early specials that sound tasty and priced right. Charley's chowder is always a hit with its rich broth.... More 

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Grass Lake, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The atmosphere was very nice, a bit on the formal side, but not "stuffy" at all. the service was excellent and the food amazing! The pricing was a little on the high side (about $30 per entrée), but worth it. The portions were perfect in size.

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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

We originally went in November -- loved the food, service and atmosphere. We then went back in May for my son's graduation but because it was graduation day, we were seated upstairs. Still enjoyed the food and service but preferred the downstairs more. So book early if you plan to go for a graduation ceremony :)

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Mexico City, Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The Gandy Dancer is a good option if you are in the mood for a good piece of beef and seafood. It is a bit pricey but I had no objection paying as I felt I received what I was paying for. The venue location is quite nice since it is a restored rail station , the venue itself in... More 

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Chicago
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have never been to Ann Arbor before and chose Gandy Dancer on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews. Gr choice! Beautiful building inside and out, and really delicious food. We had rustic caprese special salads, salmon, special deviled quail egg stuffed shrimp, and a wonderful desert. Terrific experience overall.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Another great Valentine's Day at Gandy Dancer, we have never been disappointed here. The food is always delicious, nicely prepared, and served hot. The waitstaff is top notch. We have been here several times and they stay up to their high standard every time.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Happy hour is great here. The appetizers are reasonably priced and the cocktails are very generous. The service is impeccable. The atmosphere is almost gothic, being cozy, warm and relaxing.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Travelled to Ann Arbor on business and was recommended this restaurant by client. It was many years ago and I still haven't forgotten that experience and still recommend it to friends and other travelers to the Ann Arbor area. It's very interesting how they redid an old train station into a restaurant! All the food we ordered we ordered was... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Old redone railroad station that serves the best of everything. Though prices are on the high side the experience is equal to the price especially when the a track pulls thru. Great happy hour in the bar

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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
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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