The Sidetrack in Ypsilanti, MI The Sidetrack Bar and Grill is a charming restaurant in Ypsilanti Michigan; it is located in Depot Town and has the best burgers. It is a completely laid back atmosphere and reminds me of the way life use to be, with lots of old photos on the walls of the history of the SideTrack Restaurant.

The Sidetrack has been in business since the 1800′s when it was started across from the railroad tracks in Ypsilanti. The Amtrak Train passes through there although it never stops anymore. You have to pick up a ticket to Chicago in Ann Arbor.

The walls with old photos of years gone byBrick walls, hardwood floors, and a gorgeous bar and every time I go it is standing room only. The Sidetrack has high ceilings, a warm fireplace roaring in the winter months and an outside patio to enjoy in the summer time. Isn't this beautiful?

I took Allyssa there yesterday after we had gone shopping for her first car. She had never been and I suggest going. Of course she loved it; the ambiance just takes you in.

When we pulled up she said, “mom did you see what is on the side of the building?” No, I was driving, so after we ate, we walked out and Allyssa took a photo. One the side of the building out above the patio is this saying credited to,

Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This caught her eye

The MenuIn 2002, the Sidetrack was named “one of the 20 hamburgers you should eat before you die” by GQ Magazine. The famous burger is 1/3 lb and only costs $5.25. Of course you can get a ½ burger for only $2.00 more. But, it is way too big for most folks. Other menu items at the SideTrack are here.

Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey’s best friend said on the Oprah Show, about their burgers, “It is the best of the best.”

The Sidetrack is located in the Depot Town communityat: 56 Cross Street, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

If I haven’t convinced you about the Sidetrack you can read further reviews here.

Moving to Ypsilanti, you can start your new home search here.

Originally posted on Ann Arbor Undressed, by Missy Caulk.

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