Family Day Trip to Zingerman’s Roadhouse

What to Know & Things to Do Nearby

by Nicole Pelto

A child has big excited eyes while dining at the Roadhouse.

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. 

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

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.

MENU HIGHLIGHTS

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. 

Our servers will be thrilled to give you their own personal recommendations of fun activities while you’re in town. If you’d like to make a reservation before you arrive, give the restaurant a call at 734-663-3663 or book your table online. We hope to see you soon!