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Dan's Downtown Tavern

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103 East Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Excellent tavern for travelers looking for an authentic - local Michigan...
Excellent tavern for travelers looking for an authentic - local Michigan tavern in Saline (15 minutes frm Ann Arbor) - nice selection of beers, many burger choices
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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good choice for an upscale burger

If you like burgers that are just plain better than the fast food variety, Dan's Downtown Tavern is a good place to stop. Sweet potato fries are a good choice if you want something different from the standard fries that they also have.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BizexecMi
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MI
Good for:
  • Late Night
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32 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
MI
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like burgers that are just plain better than the fast food variety, Dan's Downtown Tavern is a good place to stop. Sweet potato fries are a good choice if you want something different from the standard fries that they also have.

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Bellaire, Michigan
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I feel compelled to... Hopefully to spare others a waste of time/money. The food I saw other people eating looked good so I was still hoping that the meal would be good... I was wrong!! The food was cold, bland, and way overpriced for what they serve! The hamburger that I ordered looked like a cutout piece of cardboard and... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Expanded into next door which makes it less crowxed, but still expect to wait at peak dinner time. Great beer selection and huge selection of burgers that are awesome.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We have lived in many places and have visited many more. Dan's is unequivocally my favorite restaurant of all time. From the 40+ craft beers on tap to the best burgers I have ever eaten to the friendly staff, everything about Dan's is fantastic. I enjoy a high end meal as much as anybody, but I'll take a great burger... More 

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Saline, Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I wrote a review some time ago and it was obvious that Dan's was going through some growing pains at the time. Well, I'm here to update. Service has significantly improved. New seating makes for a great family/friends venue. Burgers are unreal. I recommend them to anyone in the area. Of course a great beer selection doesn't hurt as well.... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dan's Downtown Tavern never disappoints. The burgers and fries are delicious and the staff are always friendly and responsive to your needs. I haven't tried other menu items because I love the burgers so much. In the future I may venture out into new territory and try one of the other options. They all sound good. I like supporting the... More 

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Saline, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The food is as good as bar food will ever get. I have never had less than an outstanding meal, specials, off the menu or a custom request. From Michigan craft beer to the normal beer guzzler choices, If you don't find a beer from their taps that doesn't suit your taste you are not a beer drinker. There is... More 

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Saline, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I moved away from Saline, but had the chance to go back recently. It did not disappoint. The best thing about Dan's is that it doesn't try to be what it's not. It's a great bar with good bar food. The burgers are tasty, service is friendly and the beer is cold. Very extensive selection of beers, both draft and... More 

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Saline, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Dan's is a great little local bar that has good burgers and sandwiches. The beer selection is great and always cold. Sometimes they get a little busy and do not pay as close attention to the cooking of the burgers to your order request.

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Milan, Michigan
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We had a girls' night out here a couple weeks ago. Outside it was below zero and windy. Inside Dan's it was warm, friendly, and festive. The place was jammed and people seemed pretty happy to be there. We all had some of their various sandwiches and burgers and they were all thought to be very good. I had French... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 103 East Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Saline

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Excellent tavern for travelers looking for an authentic - local Michigan tavern in Saline (15 minutes frm Ann Arbor) - nice selection of beers, many burger choices
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?