Main Street
Main Street
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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A classic "college town" neighborhood street for strolling. Shops and restaurants line the street and offer abundant variety to meet every taste.
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Kirstin D.
Port Huron, MI482 contributions
Feb 2020
Main street is great, but parking can be tough. Be VERY careful about filling your meter. If you aren't back in time you will be sorry. The shops, art, and restaurants are great! But the gossip is that Ann Arbor makes a LOT of money off unsuspecting tourists and those parking meters, so be VERY careful!
Written February 9, 2020
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Elizabeth X
San Jose, CA29 contributions
Ann Arbor's Main Street is great for shopping, eating - or people-watching. With numerous stores and restaurants lining it, this lovely street is a great place to spend some time. The variety of restaurants is great, too - Irish fare at Conor O'Neills, Italian at Gratzi and fondue at the Melting Pot are just some of the choices.
Written July 5, 2010
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Ruth S
Scarsdale, NY567 contributions
Jan 2020
Ann Arbor is a beautiful college town with lots of interesting stores and restaurants to visit. You can easily walk around the neighborhoods without getting lost and feel safe even late at night.
Written March 2, 2020
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tlackey
Oak Park, IL54 contributions
Jun 2018
We went to the address listed on this recommendation—906 N Main—and there was nothing there. After driving around, we believe the right place is around the 200 to 300 block. We didn’t stop, just drove past. Please be advised.
Written June 12, 2018
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Vacationnthree
349 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
Parking is tricky unless you get there early. The first day we parked on the street which is $1.70 an hour (pay with exact change or debit/credit card) , it is nice because you can add more hours to your parking from any main meter as long as you remember your number (write it down). The second day we parked in a parking garage for $1.20 an hour.
There are LOTS of places to eat, we thought they are all rather pricey. There are lots of little specialty shops, a neat used book store, a CVS and Walgreens, a movie theater and of course the University of Michigan. If you like people watching you'll love this area!! There was even a free concert on the day we were there.
Written June 19, 2018
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Rumplestiltskinned
Ann Arbor, MI716 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
When I moved to Ann Arbor in 1969 this street was as dead as Kelsey's Nuts at night and on weekends. My office was on Main Street and when I would work late I could have shot a cannon down the street and not hit a soul. There was one Chinese Restaurant which was sometimes the only place open. How things have changed. Main Street is now a destination with dozens of restaurants and shops. On any given night it is flooded with thousands of people, with hundreds of outside dining tables. Street buskers entertain and the street is often closed for events such as the annual Art Fair and the Rolling Sculpture Auto Show, both in July. Unfortunately, Ann Arbor suffers from too many, to the frank, vagrants and homeless folks who can sometimes be quite aggressive, especially at the corner of Liberty and Main, where Starbucks seems to be a magnet for them.
Written April 18, 2019
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FeltonS
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia215 contributions
Nov 2013 • Business
If you're a book lover, this is the place to visit. Unlike many bookstores, which intimidate upon first encounter, the openness of Literati beckons passersby to come in and browse. It's hard to explain what, precisely, makes it such an inviting place. Is it the space to wander? The friendly staff? Or the fact that it doesn't take itself too seriously? I enjoyed the fact that I could buy T-shirts with the covers of my favorite books printed on them, as well as books. But beware: it's easy to get waylaid here for much longer than you expected. Really, one of the nicest bookstores I've ever visited. Well worth stopping by if you're in the area.
Written November 21, 2013
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MichiganQui1ter
Cape Coral, FL250 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
I have given up going to Ann Arbor because the parking is scare and you must always pay, pay, pay. You must pay close attention to the meters and all signage - if your meter expires and it's for a short time, pluggin money into it won't prevent a ticket for staying too long in the same spot. Ann Arborites pay very HIGH taxes however get a parking ticket every time they venture into town to park. The AA police are extremely diliegent and will 'milk' you for every dollar you might have brought to town. I wouldn't recommend AA to anyone unless you're on foot. Watch out for the street people begging - they probably had a job/income once upon a time but chose to live in Ann Arbor and got too many tickets and paid too much property tax...it just made them a little batty....and very pool. Good luck.
Written August 24, 2012
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Colin F
Toronto, Canada879 contributions
May 2018 • Business
Ann Arbor has one of the nicest downtowns in the state. The main street has lots of attractive shops and restaurants, with restored historic buildings and a human scale. In the summer, it's a very pleasant experience to walk around and has many cafes with outdoor seating and plants. The food is great too -- way above average and lots to choose from.
Written May 16, 2018
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Garonne9
Staffordshire, UK499 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
Had been recommended to visit Ann Arbor, by some American friends, as part of our journey west to Chicago.

It was nice but nothing fantastic and we have seen far prettier Main Streets across the mid west.

We went twice, once during the afternoon and again in the evening. The latter was the best because the restaurants were busy and there was more people about.

We had expected more 'quaint' shops that can add character to a street.

Obviously being the home of Michigan, who had just lost on the previous Saturday to Ohio State probably didn't help.
Written December 2, 2016
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