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Breakfast Taco Party To-Go (+ a free T-shirt!)
Our breakfast tacos are now available through Roadhouse Catering!
Made with griddled flour tortillas, farm-fresh eggs, and really good local ingredients, our breakfast tacos make it worth getting up early! The Roadhouse Catering team just made our Taste of Texas Breakfast Tacos even better by making them available for pick-up, delivery, or buffet. Start the New Year off right with a flavorful breakfast spread and enjoy a Roadhouse taco party at the office, your next family gathering, or a weekend brunch with friends.
These customizable packages include any combination of our trio of terrific tacos:
Scrambled eggs, Nueske's applewood smoked bacon, spicy mayonnaise, and Ig Vella's Monterey Jack cheese in a flour tortilla.
Scrambled eggs, pit-smoked pork, chopped organic Bianco di Napoli tomatoes, cilantro, and fire-roasted New Mexico green chiles in a flour tortilla.
Elote Taco (Vegetarian)
A Mexican street-corn-inspired taco, made with grilled corn tossed in lime juice, mayo, fire-roasted New Mexico green chiles, cayenne, paprika, scallions, Cotija cheese, and cilantro. Served on a warm flour tortilla with scrambled eggs, garnished with cilantro.
You can also add on other breakfast favorites, like refried beans, fresh fruit salad, stone-ground grits, and more!
And, when you treat your favorite folks to tacos, you’ll also get a special bonus for yourself. For the months of January and February, with every 20 tacos purchased, we will be giving away a free Breakfast Taco T-shirt! This new t-shirt features an original design from Zingerman’s illustrator Ian Nagy and is exclusively available as a part of these packages.
Be a part of the Roadhouse Team!
We are hiring!
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 dishwashers and line cooks. 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!
Cocktail Could Help Build a House
Help us support Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley
The Roadhouse is honored to help the Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley by participating in their House That Beer Built program for the next few months. In support, the Roadhouse created a very special craft cocktail, the Winterhome, made with Old Forester Bourbon, Amaro Nonino, orange bitters, and smoked cinnamon bitters. For each Winterhome we sell, we will donate $2 to H4H! Join the craft beverage community as we unite to build a home and stability for one local homeowner!
You can also make a donation directly to H4H online. It is through the help and generosity of people like you that H4H can continue to build homes. Your compassionate support truly makes a difference.
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. The Roadhouse staff are currently NOT required to wear masks inside the Roadhouse.
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!
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 2004, we welcomed BBQ pitmaster Ed Mitchell from Raleigh, North Carolina to help us design and build our 13-foot BBQ pit, located just outside the restaurant. Ed taught us the secrets to really good whole-hog Eastern North Carolina BBQ. His invaluable training has been passed along to continue in the hands of our current pitmaster, who continues to smoke the tender, full-flavored pork and beef we proudly serve. Many of our guests say it’s the best BBQ they’ve ever had!
The quality of the pork we bring in at the Roadhouse takes the flavor of our BBQ to a much higher level, and matches the traditional style we prepare it with. The story of our pork begins with Niman Ranch. Bill Niman and Paul Willis started up the pork division of Niman Ranch in 1994 with a mission to raise livestock traditionally, humanely and sustainably to produce the finest tasting meat in the world. We purchase our spare ribs from Niman Ranch because we prioritize high-quality ingredients. According to Iowa hog farmer Rex Thompson, “[Niman Ranch is] helping the small farmer be able to compete and stay in business. That has a trickle-down effect that keeps kids in a community, and then it helps the community with schools and businesses.”
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. She worked her way up to become the Restaurant Manager in 2013, and as of 2022 is the official Managing Partner of the Roadhouse! 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
The Zingerman’s Community of Businesses is featuring Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels as our Nonprofit Spotlight throughout January! The wonderful staff and volunteers at YMOW provide nutritious meals and other support to homebound elderly, as well as people with illness or disabilities living in eastern Washtenaw County. This important service brings much more than meals, it makes sure that their clients have the independence and connection they deserve. Join us in support and find out more at zcob.me/spotlight