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Sidetrack Bar & Grill

American Restaurant, Bar, and Burger Joint$$$$
Ypsilanti
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  • The burgers at Sidetrack Bar & Grill is a can't miss
  • Len S.
    "Get the fried pickles and dive in right away."(13 Tips)
    Matt W.
    "Amtrak burger is the best!"(3 Tips)
    Sara S.
    "Black bean burger, turkey Ruben, shepherds pie, yum yum and yum!!"(3 Tips)
    Abagail Y.
    "Great veggie food (hippy sliders are delish!)."(2 Tips)
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  • April M.
    April Martin RushtonOctober 29, 2016
    The bbq slaw burger was fantastic and so were the fried pickles. Two big thumbs up!
  • Moses P.
    Moses PriceMarch 25, 2016
    Can get awfully crowded... but the food is great, and the beer choices are amazing!
  • Julie Y.
    Julie YeagerMarch 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Great burgers and amazing fried pickles!!
  • Joyce T.
    Joyce TinkhamFebruary 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    our favorite neighborhood hangout. next to the fireplaces in the winter, on the covered patio in the summer
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DonnellyJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome burgers, atmosphere and a fab beer list. What more could you want?
  • Debbie R.
    Debbie RayJanuary 14, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Another staple of Ypsi. Beer battered fried pickles = best I've ever had, for almost 10 years, always good :)
  • Anne S.
    Anne SalesDecember 22, 2015
    Pretty much everything.
  • Kristen O.
    Kristen OlsenOctober 27, 2015
    A great place to eat. The burgers are awesome.
  • Tanushree S.
    Tanushree ShirodkarSeptember 21, 2015
    Amtrack burger is the best, can't forget chili fries!
  • Terri B.
    Terri BrowningSeptember 7, 2015
    Awesome fish tacos...:-)
  • Elaine S.
    Elaine SneidemanJuly 27, 2015
    Gazpacho and a burger
  • Juanita B.
    Juanita BeckettJune 28, 2015
    The best artichoke dip
  • Claire M.
    Claire MarieJune 1, 2015
    You can't go to sidetrack and not have a burger.
  • Abagail Y.
    Abagail YanzMay 27, 2015
    Great veggie food (hippy sliders are delish!). Busy and loud, but great environment.
  • John R.
    John RuffingMay 26, 2015
    Been going there since 1983 when I used to work across the street at Fantasee Lighting. The reuben never disappoints. The restaurant's an older building with wood floors and LOTS of character!
  • Michael S.
    Michael ShannonMay 2, 2015
    Everything
  • Ross R.
    Ross RobertsonApril 21, 2015
    I had a great burger with great company. I was promised a carafe of water, never received one. The thirst is real.
  • Taavi V.
    Taavi VintApril 17, 2015
    After eating their average tasting $10 burger I wasn't even full. Last night I decided to give them another shot and tried they're Fresh Fish Tacos. Another disappointment.
  • Troy W.
    Troy WilliamsMarch 23, 2015
    Great burgers, of course!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteigerMarch 5, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing bad about this place. Great selection of beer on tap and their food is just as good. Black bean burger, turkey Ruben, shepherds pie, yum yum and yum!!
  • Phillip L.
    Phillip LewisMarch 1, 2015
    The table pickles are delicious!
  • Ashley Ann
    Ashley AnnJanuary 21, 2015
    Fried pickles!! Bloody Mary bar on Sunday
  • Kyle
    KyleDecember 18, 2014
    Mac Attack burger, amazing! Deep fried avocados are an awesome addition to the app list.
  • Jeff D.
    Jeff DayOctober 11, 2014
    Burgers. Beer. Cool old bar.
  • Ben- w.
    Ben- waSeptember 14, 2014
    Nice place for a beer
  • Faith B.
    Faith BulemoreAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything
  • Maeve D.
    Maeve DalyAugust 8, 2014
    Biggest desserts ever.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KeyesAugust 6, 2014
    Burgers are good.
  • will m.
    will maracleJune 12, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    The bartenders are phenomenal! Love this place!!! :)
  • Naz M.
    Naz MApril 6, 2014
    Pretty good food, but packed on Saturdays after 5PM.
  • Jean B.
    Jean BBMarch 26, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Michigan salad with tempe!
  • Maggie O.
    Maggie OatmealMarch 23, 2014
    The margarita fajita chicken salad is awesome! A large portion of guacamole with it too.
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew ShermanMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great atmosphere! Great beer and great food!
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GerovacMarch 2, 2014
    The fried pickles are amazing!!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SpedoskeFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Burger with provolone cheese & sweet potato fries is good eats.
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HerreraJanuary 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the employees cut herself with a knife, bandaged herself with tape and went back to cutting a cucumber with the same knife.
  • Debra R.
    Debra Roy O'MoleskyNovember 9, 2013
    The only problem with this place is my bed isn't here for after I finish the Linda "Old School" Burger with double bacon and double cheddar. Because I need a nap. And some seconds on onion rings.
  • Nacole G.
    Nacole Goodman-LeeSeptember 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Southwest rolls are where it's at!
  • Dan H.
    Dan HarringtonSeptember 6, 2013
    Try not to get Grant as a server. Screwed me over on a bill
  • Todd W.
    Todd WallerSeptember 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Literally next to the railroad tracks, Sidetracks is a unique and excellent restaurant. Great burgers, good selection of beers and draft beers.
  • Tolga O.
    I ate Mac Action burger it was great!"
  • Jules W.
    Try the fried pickles they are delicious. But watch out you might burn the sh#t out your mouth. 😊 If you want chili than order a smothered bowl you'll get to savor the taste and get stuffed. 😉
  • Karen W.
    Karen WillardJuly 6, 2013
    Nicest waitstaff ever!!
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah TomkovichJune 7, 2013
    Best fried pickles I've ever had!!
  • Len S.
    Len SchmidtMay 27, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Strawberry Shortcake is great. They don't always have it and the servers hate making it, but get it anyway. You only live once, you can't live it for someone else.
  • Caitlen N.
    Caitlen NicoleMay 23, 2013
    Best tempeh burger of my life.
  • BillysBurgerBlog.com
    Our Famous Burger
  • Cassie O.
    Cassie OldsMay 12, 2013
    Best spinach and artichoke dip. 👌
  • Len S.
    Len SchmidtMay 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the fried pickles and dive in right away. Yeah you'll burn your mouth but the pain will make it taste better. It's all part of growing up.
  • Amber O.
    Amber O'BrienApril 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food, sometimes the service can be less then perfect. I think the wait staff get over whelmed.
  • Danilo G.
    Danilo GurovichMarch 24, 2013
    Bread pudding is enough for 4
  • Matt W.
    Matt WierzgacFebruary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Amtrak burger is the best!
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn MacDonnellJanuary 12, 2013
    Very vegetarian friendly. The Tempeh Philly is fantastic!
  • Megan B.
    Megan BDecember 28, 2012
    Sweet potato fries. I like this place a lot better in the summer when you can sit outside on one of their 3 patios.
  • Laraya G.
    Laraya GabanaNovember 21, 2012
    Greatest happy hour ever!
  • Tony C.
    Tony CoreyOctober 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The smothered chili is delicious. A perfect addition to the burger.
  • James G.
    James Groat Jr.September 15, 2012
    Try the Irish Egg Rolls! They are AWESOME!
  • Christine H.
    Christine HoffmanSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    been coming here since I can remember --my dad's favorite burger joint. every May 6th (the day he passed) my family and I come here to have a beer in his memory. Great food, great memories
  • Scott M.
    Scott MontySeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Linda "Old School" burger - double cheddar, double bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.
  • John F.
    John FryeAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Guinness is cheep on tap during happy hour $3.75 for 27 oz.
  • Maddie P.
    Maddie PAugust 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hipsters... Hipsters errywhere!
  • Akasa R.
    Akasa RJuly 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer battered pickles. Now.
  • Felinius d.
    Mac and cheese burger #ftw. Also the Amtrac comes right by the building!
  • Suzanne
    SuzanneJune 22, 2012
    Great happy hour prices!
  • Tom B.
    Tom ButmanJune 9, 2012
    Happy HOUR! and a side of the southwest egg rools please :)
  • Dave B.
    Dave BablerMay 27, 2012
    Nutty Conductor is the best ice cream drink ever!
  • Kara H.
    Kara HarrisonMay 26, 2012
    Jo is the best waitress
  • Debbie D.
    Debbie DolneyMay 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The irish pub rolls will change your life!
  • John H.
    John HritzApril 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the chicken artichoke soup.
  • Nathaniel F.
    Nathaniel FranklinApril 1, 2012
    Their pulled pork BBQ sandwich is very good.
  • Eric F.
    Eric FruthFebruary 26, 2012
    Been years since I've been here. Now I remember why. Still not impressed.
  • Courtney W.
    Courtney WahlFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Chuckberry!
  • Stephanie W.
    Stephanie WagnerFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Happy hour is a must. And so is all the food
  • Dave S.
    Dave S.January 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Amtrak burger is the way to go.
  • Christine H.
    Christine HoffmanJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burgers. Period
  • ally n.
    ally norrisJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Not everything served at happy hour is giant-sized. A lot of the rarer or more alcoholic beers are served in pints. (Still good, though.)
  • M.O.S. O.
    M.O.S. OlogistNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The burgers, chicken wings and mac & cheese are all a must.
  • Ross Gourmet Club
    Ross Gourmet ClubNovember 22, 2011
    Great burgers and pub fare
  • Shane
    ShaneNovember 10, 2011
    Burgers are the best here. Order it medium with grilled onions.
  • Rachael W.
    Rachael WilliamsNovember 9, 2011
    One of the 20 best burgers in the USA.
  • Erika W.
    Erika WarnerOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Staci is the best bartender ever! Try her Sex on the Beach!
  • Stacy S.
    Stacy StephensOctober 26, 2011
    RAW CHICKEN IN COLESLAW. Nuff said!
  • Hiral H.
    Hiral HennaOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg the deep fried pickles are sooooo goooooood!
  • iSPYMagazine
    iSPYMagazineOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Voted Most Awesome Burger by our Facebook Fans.
  • Daniel Z.
    Daniel ZielinskiSeptember 20, 2011
    Happiest happy hour anywhere!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StensonSeptember 18, 2011
    Sweet potato fries always come soggy - try asking for them extra crispy
  • Rachel
    RachelSeptember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    An Ypsilanti classic and you have to stop in. Food is amazing, anything you get won't disappoint. Southwest egg rolls are the best!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RasorSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    sidetracks is amazing. good food, cheapp craft beer.. What else can you ask for?
  • Brandon G.
    Brandon GordonSeptember 9, 2011
    Make sure to get the ice cream!!!! Even if your lactose intolerant....it's worth it
  • Miike
    MiikeJuly 22, 2011
    Good beer selection, amazing fried zucchini, and solid burgers!
  • Chris D.
    Chris DzombakJuly 22, 2011
    The fresh giant mushrooms are basically the best appetizer ever.
  • Derek S.
    Derek SzubeczakJuly 17, 2011
    Frog Island Amber Ale is a delight!
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HammJuly 9, 2011
    Try the amtrak double decker!
  • Beth D.
    Beth DJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Good atmosphere. Nice staff. And a good variety of food. However, the taste of the food is always meh.
  • Dave B.
    Dave BablerMay 27, 2011
    Best fried mushrooms from here to Memphis!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BablerMay 27, 2011
    Get the Nutty Conductor Ice cream drink it is AWESOME!
  • Jaime P.
    Jaime PMay 23, 2011
    Poor service on a Sunday early evening. Skip the chili cheese fries but the Irish egg rolls are to die for!
  • William W.
    William WatsonApril 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    This Amtrak burger tho...
  • Craig M.
    Craig MurrellApril 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I heard the burger is #1 from GQ Magazine a couple years ago. I'd at least give it a shot once, if I were you.
  • Ann F.
    Ann FeichtingerMarch 3, 2011
    Fried pickles to die for!!!!
  • Greg V.
    Greg Varnum1 day ago
    Been here 5+ times
    Their fried pickles, Irish egg rolls, burgers, and club sandwich are all wonderful!!
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