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“Relaxed outdoor patio & unique drinks = great summer spot!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sava's

Sava's
216 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-623-2233
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Ranked #15 of 470 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: State & Liberty / Huron
Transit: Lines 609 and 18 stop less than a block the the North on Huron, and Lines 4 and 3 stop on Liberty. Also, the Blake Transit Center located at 4th and William have regular incoming and outgoing buses from the greater Ann Arbor area. More information is available at www.theride.org.
Saginaw, Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Relaxed outdoor patio & unique drinks = great summer spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After needing a break from the recent Art Fair, my husband and I stopped here because of their patio. What a pleasant surprise! The ambiance, friendly/attentive waitstaff, and unique drink menu made this stop unexpectedly exciting. Our waitress even took the time to explain the story behind some of their signature cocktails, which made the experience even better. Just when I thought our time there couldn't get any better, as we were walking out I noticed a dog on the patio... I love a great patio restaurant that is dog friendly - and only wish I had mine with me that day!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Combined Locks, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Something for everyone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our family was in Ann Arbor for a baseball tourney last weekend. We wanted to check out the downtown area so we referenced Tripadvisor for the best restaurants in that area. My wife chose Sava's and we weren't disappointed. Two of the daily specials were a crab cake appetizer and a sockeye salmon entrée. We had both and both were well executed. The crab cakes didn't have the greasiness you often find. For dessert I recommend the basil/lemon option (can't recall the name). My wife thought the basil overpowered the lemon but regardless it tasted terrific and was a one of a kind. Service was slightly spotty but very friendly. Prices are a bit high but not outrageous. If my son plays in Ann Arbor next year we'll dine at Sava's again.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Variety and charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Several visits recently for dinner, lunch, and Sunday brunch have won us over from our ambivalence when they first opened There's a lively atmosphere, pleasing light airy setting, and friendly attentive servers. Menu options range widely, offering everyone in your party something to suit. Especially enjoyable was their Sunday brunch-----a cornucopia of oysters, several egg dishes, sausages and bacon, bagels and salmon, fresh fruit, oatmeal, hot dishes like Kung pao chicken, fresh baked breakfast treats and dessert-y options. Buffet means inevitable variations in quality of items but overall quite good. Charming outdoor seating area is a bonus.

Visited July 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Loved the Caesar Salad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This venue is open late - wonderful ambience, great service and great food! Unique salads, appetizers and nice entree selections. Enjoyed the mini greek salad, roasted brussel sprouts (delish!) and the tomato basil soup - yum! The Caesar Salad was the BEST! Love the lattice Parmesan cheese and fresh, simple presentation. Would love to know who makes their dressing!

Visited June 2014
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Camas, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I will be back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had the shrimp and quinoa salad with an Oberon on my the first night of my recent visit to Ann Arbor. I was tempted to return for the same meal during my stay, it was so good! The food was fresh and tasty and service was great, looking forward to my next visit.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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