Quality food, served in a friendly, warm atmosphere at affordable prices, is what has kept customers coming. Over the past 80+ years, more than 9,000,000 people have been served in this single location. We often hear from guests that it’s been many, many years since they last visited; and fortunately for them, the service and food quality are just as they had remembered.
Well-known restaurants are generally known by signature menu items, and Haab’s is no exception. A thick-cut New York Strip Sirloin Steak, broiled to perfection, is unquestionably Haab’s most famous item. Haab’s was acclaimed locally in the Ann Arbor News reader poll as “Washtenaw County’s No. 1 steak house” every year until the category was retired. Haab’s reputation has spread beyond the county, however, as evidenced by the article from Detroit Monthly, which said of Haab’s, “For the best steak in Detroit, go to Ypsilanti.”
New York Strip isn’t our most popular item, though. The Prime London Broil, as featured in Ford Times Magazine, consistently outsells everything else on the menu. Seafood has also become increasingly popular in recent years, and we have adjusted our menu accordingly. Ironically, it isn’t uncommon for customers to tell us that, although they summer on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, they find the best whitefish at Haab’s.
No description of Haab’s would be complete without the mention of our “Chicken in a Basket.” Many hardcore fried-chicken enthusiasts have deemed “Chicken in a Basket” meal from Haab’s “absolutely Metro Detroit’s best fried chicken.” For nearly 100 years, patrons have enjoyed a half chicken, fried perfectly, with shoestring potatoes, and a biscuit with honey.