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The Original Cottage Inn

512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2418
+1 734-663-3379
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (103 reviews)
“manicotti” (7 reviews)
“greek salad” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2418
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We liked the Original Cottage Inn. It has the feel of a well-worn local joint where friends and family have gathered for years. Not super upscale or fancy. Just good food appreciated by tourists and locals alike. Located in the heart of Ann Arbor, the...More

Thank MrGaucho1987
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We’ve eaten or taken out from Cottage Inn since they opened decades ago. They’ve surpassed most other pizza bakeries ever since. Their lasagnas are also excellent. I recommend them without reservation.

Thank Rumplestiltskinned
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was crowded but waiting was comfortable. We got seats at the bar. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. 3 of us ordered personal pizzas. The crust was amazing. Drinks were well made and flavorful. This is a great place for lunch or dinner. The...More

Thank kathleen S
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I like the Original Cottage Inn. I think the pizza is very good...but I like the service. They make me feel welcome whenever I eat there. Good place for a group meal.

Thank DogDoggie
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This is the first restaurant I visited when I came to Ann Arbor in 1980. It was a bustling place with a long waiting list, and full of happy diners and scurrying wait staff delivering a strange looking pizza to tables around me. I came...More

2  Thank john s
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We came into Ann Arbor for a tournament and looked to book a group reservation. After submitting a form to a few area restaurants, I received a reply quickly from The Original Cottage Inn. I didn't reply right away as I waited on the others....More

Thank Judie W
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Almost everything about this place was perfect- food was delicious, menu was large, waiting staff was accommodating and friendly. However, three stars and, unfortunately my experience, was tainted by one extremely rude, unfriendly, unhelpful host. The man who greeted me, took down my name (I...More

Thank Priya S
Reviewed 13 April 2018

The Cottage Inn has been serving great pizza for years. We came in on a busy night and had to wait for a table - but it was worth the wait. We ended up closing the place up but had a good time.

Thank DonandMaro
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This year we decided to take our end the year celebration as Committee for Pioneer Hi Young Life Club to Original Cottage Inn. We were very happy with both food and the service.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

As this is my third time eat out since I came to Michigan, I knew Generally American food are salty. I particularly asked the waiter to easy on salt to the cook. So the food was not as salty, so I give it at least...More

Thank Alice W
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15 December 2017|
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Response from olabisij | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure if they deliver. We went after a college tour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2418 (Formerly Cottage Inn Pizza)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-663-3379
  • E-mail
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