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Sep 11, 2007 08:30 PM

non-chain "American" food in Ann Arbor?

My inlaws are in Ann Arbor while MIL gets cancer treatment. We're taking them to dinner tomorrow. They are older and extremely unadventurous when it comes to food. If we left it up to them it would be Wendy's or Applebee's. I want to avoid chains but need to find well-priced, standard American food they will not be frightened or confused by. Anyone?

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  1. Harvest Moon Cafe - nice "home cooking" type food, good service, reasonable prices.

    Knight's Steakhouse - local favorite of the senior crowd. Basic (but well cooked) meat and potatoes.

    Casey's Tavern - just down the road from the hospital. Non-smoking bar with pretty basic but respected menu.

    Harvest Moon Cafe
    5484 W Michigan Ave, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Knight's Steak House
    2324 Dexter Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

    Casey's Tavern
    304 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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    1. re: annex

      Knights is great, but can be a little smoky.

      Near the hospital:
      Gandy Dancer for upscale seafood and American cuisine
      Angelos, a great breakfast and lunch spot

      Downtown try:
      Afternoon Delight for breakfast and lunch
      The Heidelberg, German and American, popular with the senior crowd as well
      The Original Cottage Inn on William, Ann Arbor's old standard (not just pizza)

      Also try Weber's - old school Ann Arbor restaurant catering to the older locals