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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%
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“seafood” (67 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (23 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been coming to the Gandy Dancer for decades and it was always a can't miss venue for special occasion dinners. Then a few years back, we noticed it wasn't as good as it was before the Landry Corp. took over. Now I'm happy to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gorton54
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had heard wonderful things about the Gandy Dancer....so it was an obvious choice for a special dinner on a game weekend up in Ann Arbor. We arrived a little early for our booking for 2 and offered to sit in the bar if the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ben J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was very good, service too! We went around the Christmas holiday and the decorations were beautiful. The building is amazing and if you’re t Lucky the train will go by........and everyone claps. So cute

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank kgales1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food, service and ambiance are always good. Getting there a little earlier than the busy brunch or dinner crowd os good

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 825joshr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm from Ann Arbor and have dined at the Gandy Dancer many times, however the quality of the food has suffered. The restaurant is in a beautifully restored railroad station. The service is excellent however the food is mediocre and not up to par.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sosthenes B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had not visited the Gandy Dancer in a few years and were shocked at the poor quality of the food when we visited them for Sunday brunch yesterday. The salad greens were WARM and limp. The shrimp was WARM and limp. TATER TOTS????!!!! The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mamamimi2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant in the old Stone train Station. Wonderful atmosphere, good food, live music and great buffets with all you can eat. High end.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place has a great ambiance. It is the baggage weighing room and waiting room that is converted to a restaurant. They have good sea food and beef options. But if you are vegetarian (like) me, they are generally great with putting up something special...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hiral h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love trains, elegant dining, or history? This has it all. I recommend anything on the menu. But I particularly enjoy any of the fish specials. If you are there when a train passes you can enjoy a special event.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ishumoo
Reviewed 14 November 2018 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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nurseadam82
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8 November 2018|
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Response from CB500F | Reviewed this property |
I am a reviewer (of course). I suggest that you ask the restaurant.
21 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.
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
3:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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