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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 - 10:00 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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are seven of us who drive from the Toledo area to enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving Dinner at this beautiful restaurant. This was our fourth year and we will continue coming. The decor is lovely and you might even see a train come thru. This is always great fun as everyone claps and they ring a bell. You can order... More 

Thank Toni M
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been one of our go to places in AA. We went with our high expectations and left with disappointment. Our server was terrible. He did not ask about how my husband wanted his steak cooked. We had to ask for everything. When he brought the surf and turf there was no melted butter. Had to ask. This... More 

Thank Francesjr
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we treated my mom and her S.O to dinner on Thanksgiving this year. The venue was well packed ! The food was good but service- as might be expected on such a busy day of the year, was a little slow going. The bread came late, the drinks after the meal was eaten. Other than this- the food was good.... More 

Thank studiokramer
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending the whole day at the University of Michigan medical center helping my brother in law go through surgery, my sister and I were due for a great glass of wine and a superb meal. The Gandy Dancer did not disappoint at all. They welcomed us in with smiling faces and our waiter was just perfect in recognizing that... More 

Thank Brian1307
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a converted train station the restaurant has plenty of charm and atmosphere. The service was excellent and the menu options plentiful, but the fillet I had was just ok. I would go back to give it a second chance.

Thank Jeff R
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gandy Dancer is located in the old Ann Arbor Train Station building. The building gives a nice historical atmosphere to a special meal. We usually only go here when we are celebrating an important occasion. On this evening we were celebrating 4 birthdays and a 64 year anniversary. Parking is available directly across from the restaurant but there is... More 

Thank Flipper029
Bloomfield Hills, United States
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old train station makes for a nice backdrop to take out family for a nice dinner in Ann Arbor. At times the AMTRAK comes by and the restaurant erupts in applause and cheers -- seemed to be a time honored tradition. Service was good and friendly. Extensive wine list. Largely fish/seafood on the menu. Only one starter was non-fish/seafood.... More 

Thank Martin A
Central Arizona, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here multiple times, always wonderful. Great place for special occasions. The staff is very attentive. We usually take a stroll along one of the local nature trails before dinner.

Thank Judi F
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are never disappointed here. This restaurant is located near railroad tracks and is an old station. The atmosphere is warm, staff is wonderful. All the ingredients are fresh. There are so many fish dish choices. I chose scallops, perfectly prepared. Desserts are mouth watering. Eating at the GandyDancer is a wonderful dining experience.

Thank susanv59
Dubuque, Iowa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a private party in the upstairs dining room and was pretty impressed. All of the wait staff was great and without an attitude. Limited food choices at the dinner, mine was the Chicken Melano....Chicken breast topped with a bruschetta type relish atop of perfectly seasoned garlic mashed potatoes. Somehow the asparagus which should have been tough due to its... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?