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Reviewed June 27, 2021

It was our first time at Ashley’s and we specifically went for lobster fest. We read some of the negative reviews from this year but were still excited to go. We were seated right away and server was over after about 15 minutes . After...receiving our drinks and placing our order that was the last time our server stopped at our table for almost an hour. I had to get up and was walking around to find utensils and crackers . Drinks were never refilled and after over an hour another server seen us and asked us if we needed anything. We told her we just wanted the check. She asked if we wanted anymore lobsters and we told her we had 1 in over an hour and can’t get our waiter to come over. She apologized and said she would talk to manager and take over our table. She talked to manager and she said no. Waiter came over and said sorry that was bad and today is my first day back if that makes you feel any better. Not sure what that meant. Never heard from manager. We paid our bill and went to hopcat since we only ate 1 lobster and were still hungry . Glad we paid an 18% gratuity, which I would gladly pay for good meal and service. Never going back ...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 16, 2021 via mobile

Staff pompous, arrogant, rude, condescending and extremely unfriendly. Arrived in Ann Arbor to visit Michigan with my son, wife and two teenage children. Read positive reviews online about Ashley’s and decided to go. Greeted rudely by waiter and host barely three steps in the door....Waiter practically screamed at me asking me if I had a mask. I inquired if a table of five was available. Host was arrogant and condescending, “Ahh, we are full of reservations tonight so that’s a NO!”. I checked Open Table and located available reservations that night for outdoor seating. However, after the unfriendly greeting I received I was definitely not going to Ashley’s nor will I likely ever. We walked out & went to a nearby restaurant called Knights. Treated with respect and everyone was pleasant. I cannot speak of the food or atmosphere. However, based on the customer service, I would AVOID THIS PLACE COMPLETELY.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 16, 2020

Ashley's is a no-frills, Irish-pub feel type of bar. You don't go here for the extensive or unique cuisine...although what it does do, it does very well! Our food here was very good; an appetizers of spicy waffle fries with stinton cheese was very good..a...little unique, and very tasty! I ended up with a burger, which was also good...the patties were freshly made, and were huge, with a grilled bun. It was definitely a large sandwich, and tasty. Oh, and by the way...the beer selection here is fantastic, with a lot of Michigan (and some non-Michigan) beers available on tap. The whiskey and drink selection also looked to be very good. This was during their "opening" weekend after restrictions were eased; with that in mind, the staff here was still great, and our server excellent...extremely friendly, a great sense of humor, and very efficient.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

There's nothing that goes better with a hearty burger than a wide selection of cold beer, Matt. The fresh sizzle of burger patties and a frosted glass in hand is one sure way to successfully enter an opening weekend. I'm happy to know servers delivered...More

Reviewed December 3, 2019

Was in town from Scotland last week for the big game, and Ashley's one of the places we had earmarked to visit, and we weren't disappointed at all! Not sure I have ever seen a better and bigger selection of beers, and I was able...to tick off several local Ann Arbor and Michigan brews that I'll likely never, ever get the chance to have again! Great vibe the night before the big game and awesome service. If I'm ever lucky to make it back to Ann Arbor again, I'll be sure to come back here!More

Date of visit: November 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

I'm so happy to hear of your excitement to try our local selection! It's always great to see how we could provide you with a memorable experience. We're known to be an Ann Arbor staple, and we're glad you could see why for yourself. Having...More

Reviewed October 12, 2019

Ashley’s has a great vibe, good beer selection, and excellent servers. Burgers and pretzel sticks go great with the beer.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

That's a trio I'm glad you got to indulge in, Catherine! Thanks for coming out to enjoy our beer selection and dishes that complement them perfectly. You're always welcome on this side of our doors, and I hope you can make it back soon. Best,...More

Reviewed September 1, 2019

Stopped by for lunch after touring the U of M campus across the street. It wasn't the height of lunch hour so the place wasn't crowded but it took quite a while to be served, or even noticed. The server took our order and again...the wait was pretty long. We ordered sandwiches and burgers , none of which justified the wait. Water refills took forever. On top of that, I ordered a side of onion rings that didn't show up with the meal. The waitress told me twice she would go back and get them but then just wandered off to chat with other staff. By the time the onion rings came out, we were almost finished, and they were under-cooked and greasy. The one thing that drives me nuts at restaurants is paying to be ignored and forgotten. Total waste of time in an area full of nice places to eat.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2019

I'm really sorry to see the impression you were left with. The staff here sets high standards for themselves, and making sure to provide only the speediest of service is always a top priority. Seeing that we missed the mark here with your food and...More

Reviewed August 22, 2019 via mobile

We took a chance because of a few of the negative reviews we had seen, but also liked that the owner always answered them. We were easily the oldest people in the place by a good 30-40 years, but we like the overall “feel” of...the place. We were attended to immediately and our waiter (did not get his name) was great. The meal was very good, but I have to say the clam chowder was really exemplary. We will returnMore

Date of visit: August 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2019

I'm ecstatic that you ended up taking it upon yourself to check us out - I really appreciate it. The staff here has high standards from themselves, and your review and reference to speedy service confirms that we're meeting our goals. You're always welcome here,...More

Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Came to this bar as a bartender down the street literally said "the bar is is good but the people there are very pretentious. He nailed it. Bartender had an I dont care attitude. Sat at a table and a lady cam up and said..."you cant sit here if you ordered from the bar" "o ly people seated by the host can sit here" This is not a restaurant. Its hipster bar where the service look like crap people and act like they are better than everyone making up for the fact that they are not. I'd never come here again. One beer and left.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

I apologize for your experience, Mark, but I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. You should expect only the friendliest and welcoming staff when you join us, and I'm sorry to see that isn't what was displayed at the bar or tabletops during your...More

Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

This bar was recommended by local friends but was an incredible disappointment. The servers were rude. We were there for nearly an hour and nobody waited on us. We went to the bar to order, and were then told that it was last call and...we could not order anything. Seriously?! Clearly they did not want our business and were annoyed we were there. Wow.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Seeing you disappointed is never the goal for my team -- I'm so sorry to see you leave our establishment with the wrong impression. We're normally known for our attention to detail, and we clearly missed the mark when it came to not greeting you...More

Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

I stopped in at Ashley’s for dinner during a flying business visit to Ann Arbor. I wanted something relaxed and casual to wind down and Ashley’s was the perfect choice. A great selection of beers that were refreshing and cold. Do yourself a favour and...try the pretzels and buffalo wings. It’s an awesome place to sit outside and watch the world go bye.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Jeff M, Owner at Ashley's Ann Arbor, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

Welcome to Ann Arbor! Watching the world go by next to a great selection of beer sounds like a business trip I missed out on. Thank you for letting us be a part of your trip, and I appreciate the kind words. The next time...More

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Ashley's Ann Arbor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4