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Zingerman's Roadhouse

2501 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI - (734) 663-FOOD
Zingerman's Roadhouse features a broad menu of masterfully prepared iconic regional dishes from all over America, from Eastern North Carolina pulled pork to San Francisco cioppino. A fun, lively place to appreciate the culinary diversity of this country.
92% Approval Rating (13 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Flight of the Bumblebee
Wild Rice Roast
Bread
Brownie Sundae
Macaroni & Cheese
Corn Dogs
Pulled Pork
Ceres Salad

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Like Zingerman's Deli, the relatively new (since 2006) Zingerman's Roadhouse can be maddening. No matter how many people I go with, no matter how much I order, I am sure to walk out regretting I didn't have a chance to taste, for instance, the yellow-and-blue-corn ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2501 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 663-FOOD

http://www.zingermansroadhouse.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
There's a broad-spectrum tongue appeal to this wild rice roast, from its sweet dried cherries and differently sweet carrots to a whole other sweetness of the cider balsamico drizzled on top. Balancing all that is the earthiness of grains and bitterness of greens. What a fun dish to fork up!
"There's a broad-spectrum tongue appeal to this wild rice roast, from its sweet dried cherries and differently sweet carrots to a whole other sweetness of the cider balsamico drizzled on top. Balancing all that is the earthiness of grains and bitterness of greens. What a fun dish to fork up!"
Michael Stern





I visited Zingerman's Roadhouse at the height of tomato season, and so could not resist this appetizer made from nearby Cornman Farms' heirloom tomatoes.
"I visited Zingerman's Roadhouse at the height of tomato season, and so could not resist this appetizer made from nearby Cornman Farms' heirloom tomatoes."
Michael Stern


Zingerman's menu said 'Ask for a taste!' and this is what I got -- the most succulent little heap of smoked pork outside of North Carolina. It's only a slight exaggeration to say it melts in your mouth. In the background is a sample of sweet corn pudding. Yum!
"Zingerman's menu said 'Ask for a taste!' and this is what I got -- the most succulent little heap of smoked pork outside of North Carolina. It's only a slight exaggeration to say it melts in your mouth. In the background is a sample of sweet corn pudding. Yum!"
Michael Stern


Technically, these three little tubes are corn dogs, but the firm, garlicky, snap of the all-beef dogs and their coat of batter made from Anson Mills' organic corn meal really makes them another foodstuff altogether. Three different mustards are supplied for dipping.
"Technically, these three little tubes are corn dogs, but the firm, garlicky, snap of the all-beef dogs and their coat of batter made from Anson Mills' organic corn meal really makes them another foodstuff altogether. Three different mustards are supplied for dipping."
Michael Stern


The menu here boasts six different kinds of mac & cheese.  This especially creamy version, known as Roadhouse Macaroni & Cheese, is made with two-year-old raw milk Vermont cheddar.  Superb!
"The menu here boasts six different kinds of mac & cheese. This especially creamy version, known as Roadhouse Macaroni & Cheese, is made with two-year-old raw milk Vermont cheddar. Superb!"
Cliff Strutz


How could I say no to a dessert named 'Flight of the Bumblebee'? It is a sampler of three different regional honeys, one of which, the waitress told me, comes from a swarm of bees whose owners actually move them around to fields of flowers that grow only after there has been a fire, the nectar of which these particular bees just love, and from which they make super-sunshiny honey. Little Madeleines come alongside for dipping. I forsook the cookies and used a spoon.
"How could I say no to a dessert named 'Flight of the Bumblebee'? It is a sampler of three different regional honeys, one of which, the waitress told me, comes from a swarm of bees whose owners actually move them around to fields of flowers that grow only after there has been a fire, the nectar of which these particular bees just love, and from which they make super-sunshiny honey. Little Madeleines come alongside for dipping. I forsook the cookies and used a spoon."
Michael Stern


Donut sundae: house-made donut with Zingerman's vanilla gelato, Virginia peanuts, bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry.  There is a rotating daily donut sundae special, but the original one is available all the time.
"Donut sundae: house-made donut with Zingerman's vanilla gelato, Virginia peanuts, bourbon caramel sauce, whipped cream, and a cherry. There is a rotating daily donut sundae special, but the original one is available all the time."
Elizabeth Stuttz


As might be expected, given the high quality of bread made by Zingerman's deli, the slices you get to begin a Roadhouse meal are just-baked fresh and delicious.
"As might be expected, given the high quality of bread made by Zingerman's deli, the slices you get to begin a Roadhouse meal are just-baked fresh and delicious."
Michael Stern


Aged cheddar and a chunky chili over twice-fried french fries.
"Aged cheddar and a chunky chili over twice-fried french fries."
John


Black bean and hominy burger, served with green chiles, avocado salad, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, on a fresh onion roll.
"Black bean and hominy burger, served with green chiles, avocado salad, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, on a fresh onion roll."
John


Not the best calamari I've had, but still delicious.
"Not the best calamari I've had, but still delicious."
John


Raw oyster with horseradish sauce.
"Raw oyster with horseradish sauce."
John


Zingerman's Roadhouse certainly lives up to its neon motto!
"Zingerman's Roadhouse certainly lives up to its neon motto!"
Cliff Strutz


In the spirit of celebrating the American road, Zingerman's has stationed a vintage trailer outside the restaurant and made it into a drive-through source of coffee drinks, pastries and sandwiches for those on the go.
"In the spirit of celebrating the American road, Zingerman's has stationed a vintage trailer outside the restaurant and made it into a drive-through source of coffee drinks, pastries and sandwiches for those on the go."
Michael Stern



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