Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cheap eats in Ann Arbor

A few weeks ago an anonymous commentor asked us for advice on finding inexpensive food in Ann Arbor.
Please do an inexpensive restaurant review, and not just the Fleetwood. There must be some other places where you don't go broke just looking at the menu.

Well we all racked our brains and came up with the following list:
Jerusalem Garden, a staple of my high school diet, has great falafel
Sabor Latino has $1 tacos on Taco Tuesday. The hard tacos come with beans and cheese and are much more substantial than the shell tacos.
BTB's veggie burrito is under $4.
Kosmo Deli in Kerrytown was another staple during high school.
The Cloverleaf home to "two or three" eggs with hash browns for the same price.
Benny's Family Dining offers classic, inexpensive diner food. A favorite with both the elderly and hung over students.
\'aut\ Bar's Sunday brunch is pretty affordable considering the quality and quantity.
Bell's Diner is half all American diner, half Korean restaurant. EJ likes that you can order pancakes topped with an over easy egg at Bell's. I like the bi bim bop.

This list is really only a start. Gentle reader, do you have a favorite place to dine on a budget? Please share it in the comments.


  1. Why am I not seeing Earthen Jar? Still the only place I know outside of a deli counter where you can chose and pay for just what you eat. The food is great the family is wonderful and when the big dig goes away we will be able to get there again.

  2. Blimpie Burger!

    Happy hour discounts all over the place, too. (Remember that nacho bar at Heidelberg, Ben? Or was it wings? I forget.)

    CloverLeaf is kind of nasty, though.

  3. Mark's Carts? You can get two reasonably sized tacos for $5 at Darcy's Cart...

  4. Blimpie Burger is not cheap.

    How about Izzy's?