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25+ Ann Arbor Restaurants Opening Their Doors Again After the COVID-19 Shutdown

Since March, Ann Arbor restaurant owners—and patrons—have been holding their breath, waiting until the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided enough for them to resume dine-in service. And finally, that moment has come! On June 8th, Ann Arbor area restaurants were finally allowed to resume dine-in and patio service.

While this gives our favorite local restaurants the green light to reopen their dining rooms, it will look different than what we’re used to—at least for the time being. Establishments are allowed to reopen at 50 percent capacity. There are also several other necessary precautions to ensure restaurants can operate safely, including more space between tables, more opportunities to eat outdoors, and so on.

Not all restaurants are reopening right away though. Many are still assessing how they can safely do so. Over the next several weeks, you can expect to see more and more restaurants announcing opening dates for dine-in service.

To help you stay in-the-know with all of the re-openings, we’ve created an ongoing list. If you know of any additional businesses not included, please share with us in the comments below!

NOTE: As details related to COVID-19 are changing on a regular basis, be sure to check each restaurant’s website or social media accounts before you visit.

 

19 Drips Coffee

2263 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 585-0461

One of Ann Arbor’s favorite specialty coffee shops is once again open for dine-in service at 50% capacity! If you aren’t up for leaving your house just yet, they are continuing to offer their whole bean coffee delivery service. Just email info@19drips.com to order.

 

A2 Alley Bar

112 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 662-8757

This historic bar recently opened their doors again on June 15 for dine-in service. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they ask that patrons wear masks when not seated. They plan to change their policies as recommendations and research changes.

 

Black Pearl

302 South Main Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 222-0400

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Black Pearl, a sleek seafood venue in the heart of A2, is now open for dine-in service Sunday-Wednesday 5-11 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m.-12 a.m. They are still offering carryout services for those who plan on social distancing at home for a while longer.

 

Blue Llama

314 South Main St, Ann Arbor | (734) 372-3200

Blue Llama Jazz Club is once again for dine-in and patio seating! Browse their menu to plan out your upcoming visit, and be sure to make a reservation. Patio seating is first-come, first-serve.

 

Cafe Zola

112 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 769-2020

On June 8th, Cafe Zola resumed dine-in and outdoor seating with limited capacity. They have implemented a few precautions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 from offering masks for sale and disinfecting frequently used surfaces every 30 minutes. For a full list of all of these precautions, click here.

 

Detroit Street Filling Station

300 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 224-8262

This casual vegan cafe has begun gradually reopening, starting with sidewalk seating for carryout orders. Follow them on social media for updates on when they will resume dine-in service.

 

Fraser’s Pub

2045 Packard Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 665-1955

This neighborhood pub has reopened for dine-in service! To help keep the community safe, they are limiting capacity as well as their hours so that they can make sure to keep everything sanitized. They are also going to be doing temperature checks and hand sanitizations for customers upon arrival. For more information, click here.

 

Grange Kitchen & Bar

118 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 995-2107

Grange Kitchen & Bar, offering locally sourced farm-to-table dining, has recently reopened their dining room! They will also be continuing their carryout and pantry items market service. You can preorder items on their website.

 

Gratzi Restaurant

326 South Main Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 663-6387


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A former movie theater turned upscale Italian eatery, Gratzi Restaurant is a date night favorite here in Ann Arbor. Luckily, they have resumed dine-in service! Visit them every day after 4 p.m. to indulge in their spectacular wine menu, Italian offerings and more.

 

Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.

120 West Washington Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 741-7325

One of A2’s favorite local craft breweries, Grizzly Peak Brewing Company is a local business we’ve definitely been missing. Their doors are currently closed so that they can prepare for reopening. They have not announced an official date yet, but you can follow them on social media to stay updated.

 

Isalita

341 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 213-7400

This rustic cantina has recently closed to prepare for reopening in a few weeks. They haven’t announced an official date yet, but be sure to follow them on Facebook for updates. In the meantime, the owners of Isalita, Maini Osteria & Bar and Mikette Bistro & Bar have set up a fund to help support their hardworking staff. You can make a donation here.

 

Jolly Pumpkin

311 South Main Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 913-2730

This famous brewery and pub is now closed as they clean, re-train and get ready for reopening for dine-in service. Stay tuned to their website for an opening date and new hours.

 

Knight’s Steakhouse

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

Knight’s has been serving Ann Arbor since 1952, with Knight’s Market in downtown Ann Arbor and three steakhouse locations around the area. Now, after a lengthy hiatus, all of their locations are now open for dine-in service! Reservations are recommended.

 

Lab Cafe

505 East Liberty Street, #300 | (734) 277-2444

This cozy and colorful coffee shop is back! They aren’t open for dine-in service yet, but they have reopened their patio where you can enjoy carryout meals and coffee. You can call or text to place your order.

 

The Last Word

301 West Huron Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 585-5691


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The Last Word is an atmospheric bar serving classic cocktails, a wide range of whiskeys along with local craft beers and wine. And while they’ve been doing a lot of carryout lately, you can now enjoy a cocktail in person again! They recently reopened on June 15th for dine-in service. Masks are required unless you are eating or drinking.

 

Mani Osteria

341 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 769-6700

This wood-oven pizza spot has recently closed to prepare for reopening in a few weeks. They haven’t announced an official date yet, but you can follow them on social media for updates. In the meantime, the owners have set up a GoFundMe to help support their hardworking staff. You can make a donation here.

 

Mikette Bistro & Bar

1759 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor | (734) 436-4363

From the masterminds behind Isalita and Mani Osteria comes a contemporary French restaurant complete with communal tables and packed full of artistic decor. Just like her sister restaurants, Mikette is currently closed as they clean and retrain their staff for reopening. Follow them on Facebook for opening updates.

 

Miss Kim Ann Arbor

415 North 5th Avenue, Ann Arbor | (734) 275-0099

This Zingerman’s restaurant is a destination for traditional Korean fare with a modern, seasonal twist. They have not resumed dine-in service, but have reopened their patio for curbside dining. Just call them to place your order and they will bring your food out to you when it is ready.

 

Pacific Rim

114 West Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 662-9303

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This romantic, French-inspired, Pan-Asian restaurant is now open for dine-in and patio seating! While they are only offering seated service from Wednesday through Sunday, they are continuing to offer carryout every day. Click here to make a reservation.

 

Shalimar

307 South Main Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 663-1500

This cozy Main Street spot offers some of the Ann Arbor area’s best Indian cuisine, along with plenty of vegetarian options. They are now open for dine-in service with a few changes—the biggest one being that the buffet will remain closed. For more information on Shalimar’s COVID-19 precautions, visit their website.

 

The Slurping Turtle

608 East Liberty Street, Ann Arbor | (734) 887-6868

The Slurping Turtle, our favorite industrial-chic Japanese spot in Ann Arbor, has recently reopened their dining room and patio for seated service. They have rearranged their communal tables to allow 6 feet between all seats and tables. And they will be accepting walk-ins but they encourage you to make reservations if possible. For a full list of steps The Slurping Turtle is taking, click here.

 

The Songbird Cafe

Multiple Locations | Click here to find a specific location’s phone number

This brunch, lunch, coffee and tea destination is now open for dine-in, carry out, call-in and curbside orders at both their locations. Make sure to visit their website to see their new hours and to check out their menu before you go.

 

Tomukun Noodle Bar

505 East Liberty Street, Suite #200, Ann Arbor | (734) 995-8668

Ann Arbor’s very own noodle bar and Korean BBQ restaurant is back and open for dine-in service! Visit them on Facebook for updates, specials and more information on how they are making your safety a priority.

 

Zingerman’s Coffee

3723 Plaza Drive #5, Ann Arbor | (734) 929-6060

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Zingerman’s Coffee Company, an unassuming coffeehouse and roastery offering freshly brewed coffee, espresso drinks, tea and baked goods, is now open for dine-in and patio service! Click here for a full list of precautions they are taking.

 

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

2501 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor | (734) 663-3663

This bustling cafe is ready to welcome you back with open arms and gloved hands! Now offering dine-in service as well as carryout and delivery, they are taking every precaution to keep you and their staff safe. For more information, click here and to read their entire reopening announcement.

 

Zola Bistro

3030 Washtenaw Avenue #101, Ann Arbor | (734) 477-8088

We have missed Zola Bistro’s creative New American cuisine with a passion. Luckily, we can enjoy it in-person once again! Their dining room is open for dine-in service with a few new safety precautions in place—including an online-only menu. For a full list of those precautions, click here.

 

Who did we miss?

This is an ongoing list and we would love to add to it! Let us know what restaurants in your neighborhood are reopening for dine-in or patio dining service so we can include them here.

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