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Dan's Downtown Tavern

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103 East Michigan Avenue, Saline, MI
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love the peanut butter burger!

I would choose Dan's over any of the other restaurants in Saline. Service can be slow on a busy weekend night, but their burgers and fried pickles are worth the wait. Staff is always friendly. I've never been disappointed with my meal here. Great bar food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Jennifer W
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SALINE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

the entrance is actually in the back to where you would get seated (most of the parking is behind the establishment). They have a fairly large capacity, so seating goes quickly unless it's prime time. Service is fast, and the beer and menu items are vast. The burgers are the best around! They use Knights Meats, which is a very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I would choose Dan's over any of the other restaurants in Saline. Service can be slow on a busy weekend night, but their burgers and fried pickles are worth the wait. Staff is always friendly. I've never been disappointed with my meal here. Great bar food.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Took my son and daughter-in-law out to lunch with their 10 month old daughter. This place had a very relaxed atmosphere! Good food, reasonably priced. Service was fast and friendly.

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MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fun atmosphere especially on the weekends. We really like the new side. Burgers are yummy. Beer selection is good but could be even better if the had a German Weiss beer

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MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

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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