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Gandy Dancer

401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
+1 734-769-0592
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (87 reviews)
“seafood” (63 reviews)
“snapper” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Before I even rate the food I want to rate the service. William was just top notch. Very courteous and knowledgeable about the menu. He offered the perfect amount of attentiveness. I thoroughly enjoyed the surf & turf. My fiancé was impressed with the seasonal...More

Thank nurseadam82
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have not been to the Gandy Dancer in over 20 years. The food and service was just as good as it was on my last visit. The charm of the RR station and the occasional passing train with the guest reaction still there. Worth...More

Thank PaulVA009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full disclosure I really did not know what this place was all about, I had just heard about it from a few other fellow food lovers. This place is amazing (especially if you like trains, which I do!!) It’s an old train station with a...More

Thank chelsie419
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service are top notch, seafood and beef are exquisite. This is more of a spring summer fall restaurant. The restaurant is next to a railroad track and snow is kind of a drag.

Thank davidcW7208ZC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place place was recommended to me from a friend whom lives in SW Florida where I live, but resided here a good part of her life. I’m happy to say from pulling up with the valet parking to leaving here with the valet parking...More

Thank Venture251505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been around forever, and it continues to provide great, not-too-innovative cuisine in a comfortable club-like atmosphere. The service can be a little fussy, but maybe it's to be expected in a place like this. We were so happy, we payed $20 for...More

Thank jmstorm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The last time we visited the "Gandy" was for Law School Graduation. What a celebration that was. Forty-five years later, we were visiting from Colorado and returned for dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday and a UM football game. It was even better than...More

Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the gandy dancer- delicious food, fun atmosphere. It’s a throw back spot that everyone will Love. The ice cream was also tasty.

Thank shack12016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my mom to celebrate her 98th birthday, along with her sister. It was so very nice. The service was exceptional. Wish I could remember our waitress’s name. She was so patient and attentive. I can’t think of a restaurant where all the staff...More

Thank Bobbi48128
Reviewed 2 October 2018

My wife and I met with some friends of ours. Food was excellent, service was amazing and we watched the trains go by every so often. Great vibe in the restaurant.

Thank jstaines72
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8 November 2018|
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Response from jmstorm | Reviewed this property |
They have a happy hour with discount drinks and cheap appetizers in the bar from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. The do not have an "early" bird dinner menu, as far as I know.
20 July 2018|
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Response from Hpdorf | Reviewed this property |
Why not phone the Gandy Dancer. To me, that seems more reliable than random speculation on this forum.
Gurinder S
19 May 2018|
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Response from petitecritique | Reviewed this property |
If you check out their website, you will not see a vegetarian section on their menu. However, there are salad options and if you contact them, I'm sure they would make something to accommodate a vegetarian. This is a steak... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
15:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-769-0592
  • E-mail
All across Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer restaurant is known for its creative preparations of seafood, steaks and pasta dishes. Situated in the beautifully restored 1886 Michigan Central Depot, it is both an architectural landmark as well as an elegant restaurant. A popular wedding venue in Ann Arbor, the Gandy Dancer's fine cuisine and sophisticated, historic atmosphere make a grand setting for rehearsal dinners and receptions. One taste of the Gandy Dancer menu, and you'll see why diners all over Michigan choose it time and time again.
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