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Gandy Dancer

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401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088 (Main Street)
+1 734-769-0592
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In the early 80s while at Michigan, I wanted to go here, but I had no date and parents never visited...Dined with a friend last night and it exceeded my adult expectations. When the dining room is full on a Wednesday night at 6, you know you are in a good place. Scallops were wonderful as was the gazpacho. Can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is really good there. Go for their brunch on Sundays, it is a buffet style where you can find something delicious for every palate.

Thank VB0901
Erie, Michigan
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, it use too! Now you stop here for good sea food and very nice place to eat in. I've been going here for years and being single I use it when I want to impress that special person with a good meal in a very nice surroundings. No matter where your seated, you have the feeling that your the... More 

Thank Enyaw42
Westland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building used to be a Michigan Central Railroad depot which was built in 1886 and it's a great example of adaptive reuse of an historic building. It offers incredible ambiance and combined with the great food, good service and live music it is a perfect place for Sunday brunch. The food offerings were plentiful and delicious including the usual... More 

Thank pibbotso
New Providence, New Jersey
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872 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love the outside of this building. Inside it could use some renovation. The last time I ate here was 39 years ago when I was a student. It doesn't seem like much has been been done to the restaurant. I felt the service was very good. We enjoyed the pecan encrusted white fish with mashed potatoes and asparagus. They... More 

Thank Ramadama
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fortunately for us, a family relative was celebrating her birthday at this restaurant, so glad we were included. There was a party of about 15 so I won't comment on the whole 15 but just a few that were seated near me. The Gandy a small parking lot across the street with meters but after 6 pm they shut off,... More 

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Davison, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant is in an old train station which I quit enjoyed. It's very unique. We were seated by the window where you can see rhe train tracks. Unfortunately we could also see a ton of over grown weeds that need tending to as well. We wanted to try the prime rib but they were out early? We enjoyed the... More 

Thank MichelleALee1
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here for our anniversary and had a delightful time. The wait staff and management are very attentive and made us feel welcome. Despite there being several large groups, we still felt like we were the only ones there thanks to our wonderful server Catherine. The food is truly top notch and the home made ice... More 

Thank cymkrgb
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gandy Dancer needs a general overhaul. The decor could be more modern for a college town, the food was mediocre, at best. When I eat food on a restaurant that I could easily make at home, I am extremely disappointed. The lettuce on the Caesar salad was wilted, it was under-dressed, lobster bisque was bland. I had a petite... More 

Thank Claudia R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had great service for group of 5. Grandson got to ring the bell for passing train - a real experience. Summer light fares were excellent.

Thank Bill M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1088
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-769-0592

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?