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Cottage Inn Pizza

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512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2418
+1 734-663-3379
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Boise, Idaho
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant had a nice atmosphere but the food was lacking. We got the lunch buffet because we heard that the pizza was the best in town. It was cheap pizza that'd you'd find in a box in the frozen section. Baked Mac 'n 'cheese was not anything special- could taste the flour and the noodles were cooked too long.... More 

Thank Clarissa A
Decatur, Georgia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a trip up to AA for a football game. Didn't taste quite the same as when I was a student but it was still delicious. Service was good, food plentiful and filling.

Thank JBC1466
Goshen, Indiana
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

The Original Cottage Inn Pizza near campus is one of our favorites. The building is charming. The staff is attentive. The pizza is delicious. The salads are fresh. The beer and cocktail menu is extensive. We find these details to be consistent over many years of dining here.

Thank Kristina H
Woodbridge, Virginia
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78 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

If you are coming to Ann Arbor for any reason, and you like pizza, this is definitely a place you need to try. This place has been so good, for so long, and it very rarely disappoints. It says a lot about Cottage Inn that Desmond Howard, the Michigan football great, mentioned them, by name, when he was being honored... More 

Thank roadtripper_fl
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a long time favorite of mine. I recently took my young family there for the first time. Our server was efficient and excellent with the kids. The pizza has always been superb ( hand tossed with an honest sauce base. Not to spicy and not too sweet). Although they're not a hundred plus beer place, they have a... More 

Thank T A
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 8, 2016

the thin crust tastes like a predone crust. The cheese bread was better but the customer service needs some work. Tried to encourage us to not order or have it delivered. Sent the Wrong pop. The driver was nice but who ever answered the phone needs so customer friendly skills!

Thank Linda P
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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234 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This Ann Arbor favorite has been around for many years for good reason. The ambiance is cozy and the service is usually good. The salads are excellent as are the pizzas. Their baked spaghetti, lasagne, manicotti and sauces are traditional. The bar is lively on most nights. Its been a favorite for years.

Thank Marguerite B
Box Elder, South Dakota
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335 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This location is the original Cottage Inn. We've been coming here ever since our daughter attended the U of M. We were in the area so we had to stop. We ordered the deep dish Best of Cottage Inn – pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, parmesan, brick and mozzarella cheeses with olive oil and herbs for $19.99. It's $2 more for a... More 

Thank gypsylady002a
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2016

First let me say that.... Pizza is very versatile and comes in all shapes and sizes. Know that you are getting deep dish pizza, with a sesame crust. I have never tasted anything like it and it was excellent! We dined there on a Tuesday evening where pies were half off. The local beer selection on tap was very good... More 

Thank Lesley M
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

As a student, it was all about the pizza--that luscious deep-dish pizza with the funky sesame seed crust that I've still never seen anywhere else. Thirty years later, I get back to Ann Arbor just once per year, so my expectations for the annual trip to Cottage Inn are always high. Once again this year, I left supremely satisfied. If... More 

Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2418
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-663-3379

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