Places to Eat in Ann Arbor

Top 10 Restaurants for College Students in Ann Arbor, MI by singer and songwriter Jess Yaffa

If you’re a food lover, you’ll definitely want to add Ann Arbor to your travel itinerary. This vibrant city is home to a diverse array of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries, offering something to satisfy every palate. From classic American fare to international cuisine, Ann Arbor has it all. Here are just a few of the many places to eat in Ann Arbor that you won’t want to miss.

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Frita Batidos

Frita is a fan favorite that’s quick and specializes in burgers and fries that are filling and unique. It’s a great spot to sit with your friends at picnic tables and catch up while eating great food.


Amazing tacos, amazing nachos, and amazing drinks. This is a great happy hour and dinner spot where you can either sit for margaritas with chips and salsa or get a full spread of tacos too.

Good Time Charley’s

Perfect sit-down bar ambiance with large fishbowl drinks and finger food. A great place to spend a few hours with a group of friends.

Joe’s Pizza

Open into the night this New York City staple is the best place for pizza in town and where you’ll probably run into everyone you know at 2 in the morning on your way home.


The best place to feel like you’re getting a great meal but for a great price too. The food is classic and this is the place where you go on a date, with anyone coming into town visiting, and parents too.


The home of the infamous sandwiches, Zingermans is a University of Michigan staple and these huge sandwiches exceed any deli expectation.


Great sushi in an ideal location right on State Street. You can get special rolls as well as great entrees and feel like you are having a nice meal other than the dining hall if you’re still on a meal plan.


The best place to get brunch with your friends, recap on the night’s events, and get some great pancakes or eggs and coffee. It’s a great start to the day and a great thing to do on a Sunday morning.


A nicer and more expensive brunch location but the food really is worth it. Try the avocado toast or the amazing sandwiches and salads and really great coffee.

No Thai

This is the perfect take-out pad Thai or fried rice. This place is quick and easy and SO GOOD, the perfect dinner for everyone in Ann Arbor who needs a quick comfort meal.