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Lodging

The hotels below are listed from nearest to furthest; all are within five miles. (Hotel info has been updated for 2001, from travelocity.com; prices are in US dollars and don't include tax, fees for extra people, etc.)

Name Approx. Price Address Phone
Candlewood Suites 87-107 701 Waymarket Way 734-663-2818
Best Western 71-79 2900 Jackson Rd. 734-665-4444
Extended Stay America 55 1501 Briarwood Circle Dr. 734-332-1980
Holiday Inn 84-109 600 Briarwood Circle Dr. 734-761-2929
Weber's Inn 92-120 3050 Jackson Rd. 734-769-2500
Red Roof Inn 60 3505 S. State 734-665-3500
Hampton Inn 80 925 Victors Way 734-665-5000
Courtyard 100-120 3205 Boardwalk St. 734-995-5900
Motel 6 46 3764 S State St. 734-665-9900
Quality Inn 70-130 3750 Washtenaw Ave 734-971-2000

Entertainment

Looking for something to do in the evening? There's a lot going on in Ann Arbor, and the sites below will tell you all about it.

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Food

The Wide World Sports Center sells hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, and other goodies for reasonable prices.

Unfortunately, there is nothing else within walking distance. But a short drive south on Oak Valley Drive brings you to an area of strip malls where you can find the following establishments. (Most of these blurbs are lifted directly from arborfood.com.)

  • Alpha Koney Island: Classic coneys and traditional breakfasts in a diner setting. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. 2833 Oak Valley (Oak Valley Center) 930-1520
  • Beijing Restaurant: The cuisines of Beijing, Shanghai, Szechuan, and Canton combined in a comfortable environment. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-9:30pm (Fri & Sat til 10:30pm). Sun noon-9pm. 2803 Oak Valley (Oak Valley Center) 668-0201
  • Godaiko: Authentic Japanese specialties, including sushi, sashimi and cooked entrees with an emphasis on fresh fish. Tatami room available, where diners can sit on traditional tatami mats. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm & 5:30-10pm (Fri & Sat til 11pm). Sun 5-10pm. 3115 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 930-2880
  • Joe's Crab Shack: Crabs, beer, and dancing servers. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 11am-10pm. 3020 Waters Road (Between Meijer's and Best Buy) 662-7091
  • McDonalds: under $6/plate. Hours: Sun-Thurs 6am-midnight (Fri & Sat 7am-midnight). Seating area may close earlier than listed time. 3001 Waters, 995-9356
  • Original 60's Sub and Pizza Shop Philly-style sub shop serves 15 hot and five cold, plus two-foot party subs, salads, pizza, soups and chili. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Fri. & Sat. till 10 p.m.). Closed Sun. 3135 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 930-6060
  • Outback Steakhouse: Aussie-themed chain restaurant serving steak, chicken, fish, ribs. $12 to $18/plate. Hours: Mon-Fri 4-10:30pm (Fri til 11:30 pm). Sat 3-11:30pm. Sun 3-10pm. 3173 Oak Valley (Village Centre) 662-7400
  • TGI Friday's: Chain with a variety of items, including potato skins, Buffalo wings, sandwiches, pasta, enchiladas, and ribs. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Daily 11am-2am. Also Sat & Sun brunch 11am-3pm. 3015 W. Waters, 997-7050

If you want to go into downtown Ann Arbor, you'll find too many restaurants to list here. A few favorites of Ann Arbor jugglers:

  • Seva: Everybody's favorite Ann Arbor vegetarian restaurant. But calling Seva a "vegetarian restaurant" doesn't do justice to the variety of great Mexican, Asian, Italian, and American cuisine. Try the portabella burger or the enchilada calabasa. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9pm (Fri and Sat til 10pm). Sun 10am-9pm (brunch 10am-3pm). 314 E. Liberty 662-1111
  • Zingerman's Delicatessen: A wide selection of sandwiches, hearth-baked breads, smoked fish, cheese, olive oils, and desserts. They also sponsor Markadia, a fresh produce stand in Kerrytown, so produce can be added to your deli order. $6 to $12/plate. Hours: 7am-10pm daily. Delivery of Food by Phone. 422 Detroit St (663-DELI).
  • Del Rio: Cooperatively owned by its employees, the Del is home to the famous beer-soaked Detburger, excellent whole wheat crust pizza, Tex-Mex, soups, salads, and sandwiches. Classic Ann Arbor hangout, with live jazz Sunday afternoons. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-1:45am. Sat noon-1:45am. Sun 5:30pm-1:45am. Food served til 1am. 122 W. Washington 761-2530
  • Dominick's: Pasta, pizza, Italian deli sandwiches, and drinks served in Mason jars. Rustic surroundings outside and inside. This is the place to go if it's nice out. Under $6/plate. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm. Closed Sun. 812 Monroe 662-5414
  • Jerusalem Garden: Good, cheap Middle Eastern food. Under $6. Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm. Sat 11am-8pm. Sun noon-5pm (summer hours Mon-Fri.10am-9pm. Sat 11am-9pm. Sun noon-6pm). 307 S. Fifth Ave, 995-5060
  • Blue Nile Ann Arbor's only Ethiopian restaurant with your choice of a meat or vegetable "feast": a large, communal platter of savory meat and/or vegetable dishes eaten with a soft, spongey bread called injera instead of utensils. $12 to $18 for all you can eat. Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-9:30pm. Fri & Sat 4-10:30pm. Sun 3-9pm. 221 E. Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 998-4746.