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Zingerman's Roadhouse

2501 Jackson Ave. (N. Maple Rd.) Send to Phone
734-663-3663 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Neon lights help create the feel of an old-time roadhouse at this full-flavored spot.
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Zingerman's Roadhouse Restaurant Review

: The original Zingerman’s Deli has grown to encompass a café next door as well as a bakery and a cheesemaking facility at other locations. But for a sit-down dinner (though you can drive through and order from the vintage Airstream close by), the best option is Zingerman's Roadhouse, where chef Alex Young presides. Young crafts a menu of classic dishes such as macaroni and cheese, green bean and wild mushroom casserole (complete with a homemade onion ring garnish), and fried chicken. Young is also big on ancient grains like farro. Of note as well are the crab cakes, Carolina barbecue and corndogs. Young oversees the nearby farm, which is the source of much of the produce and even the meat the restaurant serves. Traditional American cocktails are revived in the same manner as the food. The neon Zingerman's Roadhouse sign above the restaurant was created by Ann Arbor artist Mark Chalou, aka Mr. Neon, who used antique, hand-drawn glass tubes made in Detroit in 1953 by the Eureka Neon Company. It is just one more of the endless telling details that make any Zingerman’s outpost unique.

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Bona fides but no cigar
by laphincow on Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:19 am
 
Well known and beloved restaurant, hate to be the negative, but the food is subpar. Group had the clam chowder (single note: bacon), enchiladas (a waste of good ingredients that amount to nothing), creamed corn (not creamed - how do you mess that up?), a salad (ala salad bag), corn dogs (excellent dog, but the corn shell thin, no crunch, cooled too much waiting to be served so turned out chewy), & mashed potatoes (served complimentary for the creamed corn fiasco: were way over buttered but came with a solid white gravy). If this were a training school for cafeteria food, may be my pen wouldn't bleed so, but the only reason this place survives is the excellent service, homey atmosphere, borrowed reputation from the deli & limited competition.
 
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