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Birthday dinner in Ann Arbor after Ohio State game

JojoSF Nov 15, 2011 09:02 PM


We'll be in AA to visit relatives for Thanksgiving and have tickets for UM vs OSU. After the game, we want to go out for a family birthday celebration. Currently, we have reservations at Logan. We're trying to cut back on eating massive amounts of meat, so Chop House is out. Not too interested in going to Gandy Dancer or the Earle on this trip. Any opinions about Logan? Any other places we should consider without driving more than 30 minutes? Thanks!

Gandy Dancer Restaurant
401 Depot St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Chop House
322 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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    Jim M Nov 16, 2011 06:04 AM

    Never ate at Logan, but friends have told me it's tops. Ever considered the Common Grill in Chelsea? Fine seafood, 20 min. west of town, servers probably a little less harassed than on a football Satruday in AA.

    Common Grill
    112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118

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      JojoSF Nov 19, 2011 12:35 PM

      We like Common Grill, but we're looking for something in AA for this particular dinner. I think we'll try Logan and see for ourselves. I'll post back afterwards. Thanks!

      Common Grill
      112 S Main St, Chelsea, MI 48118

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      trapani Nov 20, 2011 01:32 PM

      Just had my bday dinner at Mediterraneo (nr Briarwood)--food was excellent. Logan was very good the one time I ate there, but a bit fussy for my taste.

      1. momskitchen Nov 22, 2011 11:17 AM

        Logan is always offering coupons on restaurant.com so you might want to get a coupon there. I've been there once and was underwhelmed. Haven't been back. I like Jolly Pumpkin for birthday meals - much more laid back, the birthday guest gets a free dessert and a $10 coupon. Just was there yesterday to celebrate one! They have the best burgers in Ann Arbor.

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          Michigan Mishuganer Nov 22, 2011 11:38 AM

          quite a few Ann Arbor restaurants offer a free birthday meal if your birthday is on the actual day you are dining.
          here's a list:

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