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Heirloom Tomatoes Have Arrived!
Unearth a full month of tomato specials at the Roadhouse.
Our favorite time of year is upon us—tomato season! We have only just begun to bring in those juicy jewels of summer, and anticipate more over the weeks to come. Look for a full spectrum of plump heirlooms coming in from Zenner Farms, We the People Opportunity Farm, Tamchop Farm, and more local tomato growers throughout August.
Our caprese salad will continue to grace our menu, along with delectable specials such as a caprese burger, dry-aged steak with tomatoes and bacon, and a mouth-watering ratatouille. There will be tomatoes for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, all month long! Come on over to our house and enjoy the best of what's coming in from the hoop house!
Be a part of the Roadhouse Team!
We are hiring for many positions!
At the Roadhouse, we take great pride in our staff. Every person we hire brings something very special to the team! We think YOU could bring something very special to the Roadhouse, too.
We are currently hiring for floor managers, bartenders, servers, event servers, bussers, hosts, dishwashers, line cooks, Roadshow sales, and a night cleaner. No matter what the position, our staff members earn competitive wages, have opportunities to earn benefits, and are encouraged to pursue all passions related to great food and great service. We'd love for you or someone you to know to be a part of our dynamic team!
The Roadhouse Park is Open!
Come on by for sunshine and snacks!
It's that time of year again! Come on by the Roadhouse Park and enjoy a roadside picnic with us! Choose any of our classic Roadhouse favorites from the Roadshow Express menu, like creamy mac and cheese, tender pit-smoked BBQ, and more. Our spring cocktails will perfect the experience. Also, all dogs are welcome! And with free unlimited WiFi, you can enjoy the most scenic work space in town. See you at the Park!
Masks are currently NOT required of our staff
Dear Friends and Family,
From the bottom of our biscuits, thank you for your continued support and patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Washtenaw County Health Department has declared a MEDIUM level of COVID-19 cases in the community, and has updated its website to reflect the change. The CDC has changed its recommenation regarding the use of masks in an indoor setting. Starting August 12th, 2022, the Roadhouse staff are NOT required to wear masks inside the Roadhouse. Each member of our team will choose to wear/not wear a mask based on personal preferance.
We do continue to make everyone’s safety a priority, and will continue to assess the need for mask requirement for our staff according to the rating for Washtenaw County. We encourage all of our patrons to make a personal choice about masking when dining at the Roadhouse.
We look forward to seeing you and your smiles!
thank you so much for your continued support!
The seventh member of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, located in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Roadhouse opened in 2003 with the vision of bringing really good American food to the community, using only the best available ingredients. The Roadhouse has worked hard to create its own truly unique food culture, transforming high-quality ingredients into traditional, full-flavored dishes. Even after years of studying American foodways, the Roadhouse is only beginning to fully understand and appreciate our country’s regional food microcultures and subcultures, and the professionals who preserve them.
With chef Bob Bennett at the helm of the kitchen, and our staff’s dedication to service, the Roadhouse draws in regulars from all over, whether they’re coming from right down the block or making sure to pop in during their annual visit to Ann Arbor. Our guests have their favorites on our menu, dishes they come back for, time and time again. Why are they favorites? Because we use the highest quality ingredients and traditional methods to make them delicious and authentic. By spending time with artisans, chefs, food experts and historians, we learn about the stories behind the food we make and the best way to serve them. We also listen to your stories and recommendations about the food you love best!
What menu offerings do we hear about the most Buttermilk Fried Chicken, award-winning Mac ‘n Cheese made with Martelli artisan pasta, NOLA Gumbo, Nashville Hot Chicken, Cornmeal Fried Catfish, full-flavored burgers, Grits n’ Bits Waffles, and Donut Sundaes are just a few Roadhouse specialties that people look forward to every time they dine with us. Beyond these tried-and-true dishes, the Roadhouse is also a destination for really good BBQ!
Whole-hog pit fire
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, the Roadhouse collaborated with Bill and Paul to source their hogs from two farms in Michigan. One of the small farm’s owners, David Yoder, has been selling Niman Ranch hogs directly to the Roadhouse for over 12 years from Homer, MI. These pasture-raised Old English breeds are the animals we use exclusively for our whole- hog pit barbecue. Whether they are Brookshire, Duroc or Chester White breeds, the hogs are smoked slowly for 14 hours over oak, giving our pork intense flavor.
Dine with us
Celebrating a special occasion with us? The Roadhouse can order a cake for you from Zingerman’s Bakehouse with 48 hours notice! Just give us a call at 734.663.3663. If you plan on bringing your own dessert, we do charge a dessert fee of $2.00 per person. For private parties, contact our Events Team.
James Beard Finalist, Outstanding Hospitality 2020
James Beard Finalist, Outstanding Service 2019
James Beard Award, Best Chef Great Lakes 2011
Meet the Team
The Roadhouse team is dedicated to providing the best service possible! We are a family here, and we are grateful for the opportunity to include you as part of our family. Our staff loves to serve you really good food and tell you the stories behind the food. Ask us about our favorites on the menu!
Bob Bennett has been with Zingerman’s since 2002, and with the Roadhouse since it opened in 2003. Check that, since before it opened–he painted the walls of the restaurant, and has been here ever since. His dedication to the success of the Roadhouse is unparalleled. You can taste it in his food!
Lisa began working at Zingerman’s Roadhouse in 2004 as a server. Working her way up to become the Restaurant Manager in 2013, Lisa has played an integral role in creating the service culture of the Roadhouse. She has a passion for providing excellent service and a focus for helping the managers and staff be the best they can be everyday.
If you can
Zingerman’s Nonprofit Spotlight for August is Kerrytown Concert House! Kerrytown Concert House (KCH) exists to engage, educate and entertain the public by bringing high-quality artists and audiences together for enhanced appreciation, enjoyment and understanding of the performing arts. The house happens to be located right by Zingerman’s Deli and Miss Kim, and we love knowing there’s a nearby space featuring such special musical experiences for our community! Join us in support and find out more at zcob.me/spotlight