What to Know & Things to Do Nearby
by Nicole Pelto
When you set out for a family outing to Zingerman’s Roadhouse, you might smell it before you see it: the savory smoke from our 13-foot BBQ pit wafts all the way down Jackson Road!
Following the delicious aroma, you’ll find Zingerman’s Roadhouse on the corner of Maple and Jackson roads. When you pull in and see a charming antique Spartan trailer, likely attracting a line of cars, you’ll know you’re in the right place! This silver trailer is Zingerman’s Roadshow, the Roadhouse’s to-go outpost, serving great food and specialty coffee drinks.
The Roadhouse is an exceptional destination for a family getaway, whether you live in town, are driving in from across Michigan, or are visiting us from across the U.S. We pulled together some of our favorite things to do in Ann Arbor to help you plan your visit.
When you and your family arrive, you’ll be greeted by our host stand and begin your experience of our exceptional, James Beard recognized service. Zingerman’s takes hospitality seriously and Zingerman’s is proud to deliver its own, next-level brand of service.
While we are most well known for our thoughtfully curated all-American menu and lovingly sourced ingredients, we also host a mean brunch on Saturday and Sunday and offer a carefully crafted kids menu. We are confident everyone in your group will find something they love on our menu.
Make Yourself At Home
Keep your eyes peeled for our salt and pepper shaker collection and enjoy comfortable seating in our several varied dining rooms, including counter seating with a direct view into our busy kitchen. Take in the art on our walls, much of which tells the stories of our artisan food suppliers, and are studded with Zingerman’s special brand of design and illustration.
Make a Day Of It!
While you’re in town, we encourage you to sample what Ann Arbor has to offer! We are proud to be located in Ann Arbor, an exciting town with no shortage of activity options.
- SHOPPING: Whether you stop at our shopping malls, or Westgate Shopping Center businesses like Grow with Me, Nicola’s Books, Mast Shoes, or Learning Express Toys, we are confident you’ll find plenty of great shopping options. If you visit us over the summer, be sure to check out the Westside Farmers Market, which is located on the east side of Zingerman’s Roadhouse from Spring to Fall.
- LEARNING: Ann Arbor District Library is a kid-friendly gem worth visiting, as is the Hands On Museum. Both make learning fun for the whole family and are great places to stop for a rainy day outing.
- ACTIVITIES: If your family is more into playing outside, or if you’d like your kids to blow off some steam, visit Veterans Park and pool, Ann Arbor Skate Park, or catch one of University of Michigan’s sporting events!
Our servers will be thrilled to give you their own personal recommendations of fun activities while you’re in town. We hope to see you soon!