DINING IN YPSILANTI
Ypsilanti has three distinct districts—Depot Town, Downtown, and Campus Town —all serving up delicious options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. Whether bellying up to the bar for a juicy burger and fries or looking for something new and exciting in the world of vegetarians and vegans, Ypsilanti’s variety will have your mouth watering in no time!
DRIVE-IN & DINE-IN
>Bill’s Hot Dog Stand doesn’t have a menu. They do a couple things, and they do it well. Your choices are a hot dog with or without chili, onions, and mustard, or a burger. A glass of homemade root beer is also a must-have when you pull into this drive-in.
>Gabriel’s Cheese Steak Hoagies has been serving “great people, great food” since 1959. Specializes in one-of-a-kind cheesesteak hoagies, using ribeye steak, American and provolone cheeses, mushrooms and onions, and red crushed cherry peppers.
>Roy’s Squeeze Inn is an American restaurant serving delicious burgers, BBQ sandwiches, fries, and more! Everything is made fresh to order. “Squeeze inn” today!
>Ypsilanti’s Chick Inn (est. 1953) is a true throwback to a time when carhops brought milkshakes, burgers, hot dogs, and fries out to the curb for Billy and Bobby Sue to enjoy after a rousing evening at the sock hop. The sock hops may be gone, but Chick Inn lives on.
DEPOT TOWN DINING
>Cafe Ollie is a little carnivore, a little vegetarian, and a little vegan. Featuring dozens of sandwiches, gallons of beer, and mountains of ice cream, all of which makes it 100% delicious.
>Maiz Mexican Cantina brings the fresh flavors of Mexico to Ypsilanti with authentic Mexican cuisine prepared from scratch daily. The chef prepares food from scratch daily using some fantastic local purveyors and local ingredients. Authentic recipes ensure that you leave stuffed and satisfied.
>Sidetrack Bar & Grill serves up one of the “Twenty Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die” according to GQ Magazine. Indulge in local favorites such as beer battered pickles and the Billy Burton Mac Attack, and don’t forget to finish it off with a mountain of strawberry shortcake.
>Beezy’s Cafe features simple, honest good. Serving up breakfast and lunch every day with options ranging from mouthwatering breakfast options, fresh baked bread, cage free egg dishes, sandwiches, tasty soups and crispy greens.
>Bona Sera Cafe invites adventurous diners to experience its “World, fusion, and twisted-inspired versions of both classic dishes and new concoctions.” This distinctive culinary experience is sure to satisfy your craving.
>Haab’s Restaurant is an Ypsilanti tradition established in 1934 that is committed to fresh, quality ingredients. Bread made from scratch, mayonnaise prepared using fresh eggs, and simmering soup stock made with USDA Prime Beef means food served in a traditional manner.
>Red Rock Downtown Barbecue is home to large portions of low and slow smoked meats, extra cheesy mac & cheese, cowboy beans, the boulder sandwich and more. Also with a steady rotation of 20 micro-brews to quench your thirst, you’ll never leave Red Rock hungry or thirsty.
>Tap Room has been a neighborhood gathering place for decades. Great live music, pool tables, shuffleboard, great drink specials and a warm and inviting atmosphere.
>The Bomber is the perfect place to stop at if you’re looking to over indulge on some breakfast. Home to the “Bomber Breakfast” which features four eggs, a pound of potatoes and a pound of meat. Don’t worry, The Bomber also serves up your “normal” breakfast sized portions too.
CAMPUS TOWN DINING
>Got Burger! features a wide variety of signature burgers and sandwiches, as well as the ability to build your own burger/sandwich.
>La Fiesta Mexicana features a menu rich with traditional flavors with homemade tamales, fresh guacamole and salsas and a delicious mole sauce.
>The Tower Inn Cafe is a family-owned restaurant and bar, offering Greek foods, gourmet pizza, and more in a casual atmosphere. This long-time Ypsilanti staple is a great place to grab lunch, dinner, or dessert.
>The Wurst Bar features rotating weekly special brats and burgers for carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores alike. Indulge in rattlesnake, rabbit and bison-based bratwursts while enjoying an ice cold Michigan craft beer. For the less adventurous patrons, Wurst still provides the simplicity of a more traditional burger or bratwurst.
>Nirmal Indian Cuisine has been serving authentic and affordable Indian food since 2013. Nirmal also practices and promotes ‘disruptive eating’ which fights the obesity and overweight prevalence here in the US. Check them out for a healthy lunch fix.
COUNTY WIDE DINING
Washtenaw County is loaded with delicious dining options. Everywhere you turn you can find yourself debating burger or pizza or maybe Chinese or a salad, whatever you decide, you won’t be disappointed.
Dine in elegance with mouthwatering steaks or party it up and enjoy a bar burger. In Ann Arbor, the choices and options are endless!
Small town vibes with big-time taste! The Common Grill has won national awards for fine dining, and you’ll find many other choice including a deli, sushi, a brand new brewery, amazing coffee, an Irish pub and more.
Who want’s a burger? Dexter Pub has great choice. Red Brick and Terry B’s have great fine-dining atmospheres, and Aubree’s satisfies your pizza or sports room cravings!
There’s more to eat in Manchester than the chicken broil. Indulge in classic burgers, sandwiches and pizza, or feel right at home at Linda’s Diner.
Beer o-mania. Small town Milan has one of the best breweries in Michigan, Original Gravity. While you’re there check out Don Juan’s Mexican Restaurant or grab a slice of pie.
Can’t get enough of the delicious Washtenaw County dining? Check out your overnight options and do it all again the next day!