CloverEats: Zingerman’s Roadhouse in Ann Arbor
Out on the west side, Zingerman’s Roadhouse is hard to miss. There’s a big, silver drive-through/walk-up trailer out in the front. Of course, it has all the zany illustrations that are characteristic to Zingerman’s franchise. I liked how the ground outside the restaurant was covered in oyster shells! We had come here once before and gotten the supposedly great mac and cheese, but I remember being utterly disappointed. However, we decided to try it again for brunch after I read online that they are not crowded on Sunday mornings. Unfortunately, what I read turned out to be completely wrong as we were subjected to a “40 minute” wait, that actually was about an hour and ten minutes wait, and it was another 15 minutes before our waiter took our orders. Luckily, we were able to get a fresh donut at the walk-up to tide us over during this long wait. To be fair, it was Sunday brunch. And once we got our food, everything was amazing! The grits and eggs (Stone ground grits topped with two fried eggs, Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon and Cabot aged cheddar cheese. Garnished with scallions. Served with toast.) were my favorite, really flavorful and hearty. The corned beef hash was also really good (Corned beef, potatoes, red peppers and celery in a creamy hash. Served with poached eggs and toast.), and had almost a Cajun spice taste to it. I liked how we had a view of the barbeque from our table; every so often, someone would come out and tend to the grill. Overall, a long wait and slow service, but delicious food! Check them out on Yelp or at their website!