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Back to the Roots - CLOSED

115 S. Main St., Chelsea, MI
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

The menu is quite eclectic with lots of tasty sounding choices. They have an extensive sushi menu too -- which I haven't tried yet. The coffee was exceptional: a medium roast Guatemalan brewed just right, and it comes in a carafe which can be set in the warmer tray on your table! Isn't that a great idea--no more waiting fit... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This place is so charming, great food, excellent menu and wait satff. the minute you walk through the doors you feel like family here. The atmosphere here is so nice, you feel like your at home.

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Panama City
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104 reviews 104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Chelsea is a quaint little downtown area with shops and restaurants. Back to the Roots is a great little find. Very good service and enjoyable food. They use sustainable and locally grown foods. The fresh soups are very good and on Tuesdays they have buy one get one sushi. We have been there two times and have really enjoyed it.... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

I liked the décor and vibe of this restaurant the moment we walked in. We came for a late breakfast on a Friday morning, and the restaurant wasn't very busy, but it seemed to take a bit of time for our server to take our orders. A second server brought us water in the meantime. I ordered coffee, and another... More

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412 reviews 412 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Been there several times. Always decent food and service. One of many good restaurants in Chelsea. Good variety, casual dining. Only have been there for lunch and not sure of later hours.

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Saint Charles, Michigan, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Loved my latte! Great Michigan Salad! Great Amish chicken sandwich! Good sushi, don't know why but my husband was not over impressed by our sushi. I liked it but I keep with the cooked stuff and he eats raw. In part he didn't like my selections so his critique may be unfair. Good American platter of ham and potatoes, ham... More

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Milan, Michigan
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116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Just learned about this coffee/tea cafe and restaurant in Chelsea and tried it for lunch today. I actually ordered breakfast (served til 2pm) because it sounded so good! I really enjoyed it. The atmosphere is nice, the service was fabulous, and all three of us ate up every bite! I had the omelette which comes with 3 items (additional for... More

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Dexter, Michigan
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157 reviews 157 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Heaping portions of average breakfast food from a broad menu. Good service in a funky environment. Broad changing selection of beans, freshly ground and prepared in a number of methods. Also large selection of teas. Food a three coffee and tea a four.

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Burlingame, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

This is a really neat place--more cosmopolitan than you'd expect in such a small town. They have a coffee shop in the front (with AMAZING coffee prepared in a chemex or french press) and a full-service restaurant in the back. We came here three days in a row during our last visit to Chelsea! I loved the tofu scramble.

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Flint, mi
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786 reviews 786 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

My wife and I visited Back to the Roots after the Hometown Holidays Parade in December. We ordered two sushi rolls for $11. One was a Philly Roll, the other was a NYC Roll. Both were very good. The temperature of the NYC roll was close to room temperature, but I'd attribute this to the cooked shrimp in the roll.... More

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