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6 New Ann Arbor Restaurants To Visit in 2024

Washington Street Social District Ann Arbor MI Sweetwaters, The Earle, and Frida Batidos on the left, Grizzly Peak Brewing and Cafe Zola on the right.

Ann Arbor residents enjoy outdoor dining downtown. 

Here are six new Ann Arbor restaurants to explore in 2024.

1. 1923 Taco Bustaurant

This gluten-free taco bus is a great place to grab lunch!

For a unique eating experience on a London double-decker bus, visit 1923 Taco Bustaurant. Owned by Aaron and Miriam Orr, this “bustaurant” serves modern, gluten-free fusion tacos. The menu features flavors from the American South, Caribbean, Middle East, and Korea, all served on a classic red bus. 1923 offers tacos for lunch and rolled ice cream for dessert, and has outdoor seating. 

  • Address: 552 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Phone: (734) 934-0969

2. Sam Hill

Sam Hill is a new Ann Arbor restaurant on the west side.

A newcomer to Ann Arbor, as of fall 2023, Sam Hill is a welcoming spot on the west side. It’s perfect for friends and family to gather and stay for a while. The menu includes Upper Peninsula pasties, Mexican queso, and Southern shrimp and grits. Sam Hill has spacious outdoor areas equipped with plenty of seating and hosts live music, stand-up comedy, and various bar games and outdoor activities like cornhole.

  • Address: 5827 Jackson Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
  • Phone: (734) 369-8202

3. Peridot

Source: Peridot Instagram

Peridot, opened in October 2023, is a modern cocktail bar that features Vietnamese-inspired small plates and award-winning craft cocktails. The Ann Arbor Observer described it as a cross between the speakeasy-style bar The Last Word and the highly-rated pan-Asian restaurant Pacific Rim. The menu includes summer rolls, papaya salad, banh mi bruschetta, and lettuce wraps with grilled branzino. The cocktail list focuses on rum and gin-forward options that complement the food perfectly.

  • Address: 118 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Phone: (734) 773-3097

4. Spiedo

Spiedo is a popular new Ann Arbor restaurant

Spiedo is a popular new Ann Arbor restaurant. Source: Spiedo Instagram

Chef Brad Greenhill’s Spiedo opened its doors in September 2023. This new restaurant occupies the same space where Chef Greenhill’s Takoi first began as a pop-up in 2016. Using just a rotisserie and a griddle, Spiedo offers an innovative menu with spice-heavy flatbread wraps and salads inspired by Italian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, and East Asian flavors. The trendy interior has vibrant colors on each wall. Spiedo is open for lunch, dinner, and features a popular happy hour.

  • Address: 307 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Phone: (734) 548-6969

5. Culantro

New Ann Arbor Restaurants

New Peruvian Restaurant on Main Street! Source: Culantro Instagram.

Culantro opened its doors on North Main Street in Ann Arbor in December 2023. Culantro is in the space previously occupied by The Broken Egg. This is the second location for the Peruvian eatery, which started in downtown Ferndale in 2018. Run by mother-son duo Betty Shuell and Alvaro Herrera, Culantro offers authentic Peruvian cuisine with unique twists on traditional recipes. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, and its first location won Best Latin American Restaurant Metro Detroit 2023. 

  • Address: 110 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Phone: (734) 585-0090

6. El Limōn

New Ann Arbor Restaurants

El Limōn is a casual Northside eatery. Source: El Limōn Google Profile.

El Limōn opened in late 2022. The flavors of Mexico and Lebanon meet at this casual north-side taqueria. Diners can enjoy tacos or burritos along with a fattoush salad, which is halal-friendly. El Limōn offers interesting fusion dishes like falafel tacos and a jalapeño-infused chicken shawarma burrito. Located in the Plymouth Road Plaza shopping center, it’s a great place to grab takeout or sit for a quick bite. The restaurant also has live music every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Address: 2709 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
  • Phone: (734) 780-7088

Explore these vibrant new dining options in Ann Arbor and discover the diverse culinary experiences they offer!

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