With restaurants ranging from Blimpie Burger on South Division Street, serving up made-to-order burgers and fries, to the Chop House on Main Street, one of the city’s finest eateries, restaurants both on and off campus can satisfy almost any taste bud craving.
“Restaurants in Ann Arbor for the most part are good, but better places, like Palio, are a little expensive,” LSA senior Paul Gabrail said.
Though some restaurants, like Palio, an Italian eatery on Main Street, are a little pricey, many surrounding the Diag, including Good Time Charlie’s, the Brown Jug and Ashley’s Pub, offer a variety of affordable dining options.
“As long as it’s not on Queen Street,” LSA alum Kelly Godchaux said, referring to the affordability of restaurants around the Diag. “The breadsticks at Pizza House are really good,” she added.
Need a quick lunch or cup of coffee? The wealth of bagel stores, delis, coffee shops and pizza places around campus assure that students always have options at all corners of the Diag.
For students looking for a different option, the many hot dog stands on the outskirts of campus offer a refreshing change.
Looking for something more upscale – go west to Main Street, a hot spot for fine dining which boasts Best of Ann Arbor 2002 winners for Best Seafood, Best Steak and Best Dessert.
The respective winners, Real Seafood, The Chophouse and La Dolce Vita, are only a few of the many restaurants in the Main Street area, all of which offer a variety of foods from across the globe, though they are a bit pricey for just a plain, everyday meal.
“The Chophouse is fine, but students can’t afford it,” Rackham student Dimitri Krallis said, who added that he also enjoyed the Blue Nile, which serves Ethiopian food, and Raja Rani, 2002 winner for Best Indian Cuisine.
Other 2002 Best winners include BD’s Mongolian BBQ, which one for Best All You Can Eat and Best Barbeque and is also located on Main.
The create-your-own-meal restaurant offers a variety of meats, vegetables, sauces and spices that dining guests can mix and match to create their own personalized stir-fry.
But dining off campus can get rather expensive, which is when Entr