18 West Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
11 a.m.-9 p.m.
11 a.m.-10 p.m.
All major credit cards accepted.
|Haab's Anniversary Celebration
the Haab Brothers opened their café in 1934, the menu included a
chicken dinner (50 cents), a spaghetti dinner (40 cents), and a
barbequed sandwich with French fries (20 cents). You can see a copy of the original menu below.
In 1981, we decided to celebrated Haab’s 47th year in business by
serving those three items from the original menu – at their original
prices. We shocked a lot of folks in Southeastern Michigan!
The popularity of this event far exceeded our expectations; and for 30
years, we continued the tradition on the third Monday in October. (We
estimate we’ve fed over 60,000 people at 1934 prices.) Each year, the
line would begin to form at 8 a.m. (or earlier) for our 11 a.m.
opening; and on some years we’d still have 150 to 200 people in line at
Well . . . 30 years is a long time, and prices continue to go up. So we’ve decided to make a change.
We will next celebrate our anniversary in 2014 (our 80th) with a
completely different format – though we don’t know yet exactly what
that format will be. We’ve initiated discussions with customers,
employees, and vendors as to what they think the format should be.
(What do you think?) As plans are finalized, we will be announcing the
changes on this website, in our monthly e-mail newsletter, and on
For now, please mark Monday, October 20, 2014, on your calendar and plan to help us celebrate our 80th year in business.
You can see our entire original menu below: