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Sidetrack Bar & Grill

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American, Bar, Pub
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56 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go there often with friends and relatives. Held husband's birthday party there. Friendly wait staff, very accommodating. Burgers and salads are wonderful.

Thank BijonV
Ypsilanti, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love strawberry shortcake, this is the place for you. Big enough to share with several people. All the food items are delicious

Thank tapinf00l2
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Friendly Staff, Fresh Food, With that Home made Grandma kinda touch to it! We just love it there! Owner Linda very warm and friendly.

Thank RaymondH H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food at the side track is delicious. It is a great place to go any time a day. We had co-worker celebrating a retirement party of 18. Everyone enjoyed their food. We had Great conversation about the decoration . It is beautiful.

Thank joanneo466
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sidetrack usually has at least 30 beers on tap (all available in take away growlers), the food is always good. The mac and cheese bacon burger is fantastic, and I also highly recommend the Gorgonzola steak. During the nice weather, the train track outside seating is nice. The inside has a great atmosphere, but can be a bit loud. It... More 

Thank Ypsilanti_Steve
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is not much I can say about this place that hasn't been said. The food is fantastic, the beer is fabulous, and the service is friendly. The ONLY reason I gave Sidetrack 4 stars rather than 5 is that with a baby, unless you plan on wearing them, it's very difficult to get a stroller or carrier in as... More 

Thank Roz_and_CJ
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Sidetrack Bar & Grill because of the good food, friendly atmosphere, and sense of Ypsilanti history. Many visitors may not realize the long history of Greek immigrants and settlers in the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor area but the Sidetrack is a reminder. Not just a reminder from long ago but a reminder of the vibrancy of Ypsilanti as a... More 

Thank Elizabeth S
Ann Arbor
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sidetrack is home to the best hamburgers in the area, a place to buy excellent regional beers, and--most important for a big gang of loyal patrons who are always there on the first Tuesday of each month--host to the local chapter of Opera on Tap. Service can sometimes be a little slow, but it's always friendly, and the OOT... More 

Thank Elizabeth H
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first American burger experience and it was a burger to remember! Burger was done perfectly just as I requested, tastes so good. Excellent service, friendly staff... overall a happy ambience! I'll definitely come back to sidetrack bar again!

Thank booyobetz
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place may be a little noisy and busy but the food and service more then make up for it. Friendly and attentive staff were always checking to make sure everything was okay. The food was great, we had the pot roast, very good and topped it off with the strawberry short cake dessert. Bring your appetite you will need... More 

Thank Earl J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $13
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
9:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
10:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 East Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: 734-483-1035

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