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Dan's Downtown Tavern

103 East Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI
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Ranked #3 of 45 restaurants in Saline
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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
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Dining options: Late Night
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
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English first
Saline, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Reviewer
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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
116 reviews 116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Saline, MI
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Bars are supposed to have good food, good service, and good drinks. This tiny hole-in-a-wall is just that. I live walking distance from this bar & I'd rather drive to some place else. The waitresses are rude, slow & dumb. The food is awful. The atmosphere sucks. Don't waste your time. It's only busy because its the only bar in... More

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Monroe, Michigan
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Went here with my work for our Xmas party. The appetizers came out good and hot. The burger I order came out not hot but was warm enough to eat. Now the fires they were cold. Was like they put the fries on the plate and waited for the burger. The same waitress was helping about three parties at one... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I have been to Dan's many times for many different reasons. While everything I have ever eaten here has been great I must agree with the other reviews that their burgers are awesome! They always have great specials as well. The bar has a great selection and the service is always friendly. Whether you're looking to grab a quick bite... More

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Middletown Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

They have over 12 speciality burgers plus you can customize your burger. They also offer quarter pound burgers for lighter eaters. Fries are also quite tasty. Beer prices are reasonable. This eatery expanded 2 years ago to accommodate more customers. I understand that lunchtime business is brisk. On weekends, it can be hard to get a table, but the wait... More

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