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Gandy Dancer

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American, Seafood, Eclectic, International
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401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088 (Main Street)
+1 734-769-0592
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 127
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Most recent review
Depot area

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Livonia, 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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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Livonia, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Howell, Michigan
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It's a place for a great meal on the fancy side. Located inside the old Ann Arbor Train Station. The atmosphere is elegant, and the food is outstanding. Never had a bad meal here. Great place for lunch with your wife!!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Gandy Dancer has been a staple in Ann Arbor for many years. The restaurant is located in the old and beautifully restored Ann Arbor Railroad Station, built in the late 19th century. There is a lot of history associated with the building and it worth taking a photo for your files. The building is just a bonus to your... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Absolutely fabulous frest seaford dishes. Great atmosphere, professional and attentives staff. Prices are high, but worth it for a special occasion. Lunchs are great....be sure and try the 'seafood chowder.'

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michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Fabulous selections. Attentive, courteous waitstaff. 5th star withheld as parking can be challenging and the crowd after 11:30 can be daunting.

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East China MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great food, atmosphere and service. A must visit when in the area. This restaurant is an old train depot. The shrimp & artichoke pasta was amazing.

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Atlanta
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I was invited here on a business lunch while traveling to Ann Arbor. The Building itself is fantastic, as it is a turn of the century train depot. The food was excellent, I had salad, salmon and the house specialty key-lime pie for desert. (I've spent some time in Florida and that was good pie...) The service was good, I... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Beautiful old railway depot converted into an upscale restaurant. I had the Snapper Milanese and it was marvelous. The subtle fish flavor was enhanced but not overpowered with the Parmesan, butter, herbs, and crab. The accompanying rice and asparagus were equally good. I'd definitely return next time I'm in town

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Dexter, Michigan
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176 reviews 176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Have avoided the restaurant for a decade after a tasteless dining experience. At a friens insistence, we went there for Ann Arbors Restaurant week. Our two friends ordered off the restaurant week menu. They both were happy with the beet salad first course and their fish dishes. One was estatic about the chocolate lollipop desert. My wife's only complaint about... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had the portobello linguine and the pasta was not all dente. The Charley's chowder was near to cold. Friends had the salmon over ozro pesto. Plating was good but lacked taste according to them. The only good thing is the ambience and the place the restaurant is located in. The food definitely could use some work for the prices quotes.... More 

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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, Eclectic, International

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?