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Sidetrack Bar & Grill

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56 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
734-483-1035
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere, good food

This was a cool place in Ypsilanti. An eclectic clientele, good service, great choices, cold beer, good food. We are the type of people that don't want to visit the same place twice on a trip, but I would have gone back a 2nd time for sure if we stayed a little longer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Codyda
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Evansville, Indiana
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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was a cool place in Ypsilanti. An eclectic clientele, good service, great choices, cold beer, good food. We are the type of people that don't want to visit the same place twice on a trip, but I would have gone back a 2nd time for sure if we stayed a little longer.

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philadelphia, pa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is why I love Tripadvisor. Type in a city, and usually something in the top 5 meets expectations. Thanks to all those who reviewed Sidecar, I really enjoyed my dinner tonight. Fish Tacos was a great suggestion, and may I say they have one of the finest local Michigan Beer selections around. Historic location in a University town; on... More 

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

stopped by after the beer festival and even with a busy day had a very attentive and upbeat waitress and very good food.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Cool place. Lots of choices. We were encouraged to visit for the best burgers in the county by a local. Burgers were indeed very good. Fish tacos also good and huge portion. We couldn't decide between strawberry shortcake and brownie desserts, so we got both. They were both very good and also each one was big enough for our family... More 

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maumee, oh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Sidetrack is located in Depot Town adjacent to the small Hudson Motorcar Museum. Lots of outdoor seating and very attractive decor. The crowd was mostly seniors, perhaps in that Eastern Michigan University is till on summer vacation. I ordered a Ruben sandwich which was perhaps the worst I had ever had. Meat was unidentifiable, bread average, no thought whatsoever as... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a great recommendation I received when I asked where to eat. This place has inside and outside dining, located in a great area to people watch, two full bars and a menu that is awesome. Went on a Tuesday and realized how popular this place was. By the time we had ordered our first beer, the place was almost... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sidetrack is a Ypsilanti icon. It has really good food at very fair prices. Their Perch is even better than their hamburgers which they are famous for. You can never go wrong when you go to Sidetrack. Plus you get to see the Ypsilanti water tower. Google it.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent neighborhood eatery. Extensive beer menu, dynamite menu, high quality food, terrific servers, great ambiance, all around fantastic place to get a stupendous burger and cold beer. A definite repeat visit when visiting area.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The burgers are as good as advertised. The beer selection is favorable as well. However, the other food items that I have tried have been a little lacking. If you like to be happy, then just get a burger and a nice Michigan brew.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This place is legit. Super laid back, great food, funny waitstaff, and mugs of local beer! Love going here with friends for a burger and a beer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: 734-483-1035

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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