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Tower Inn Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Grill, Gastropub, American, Italian, Pizza, Pub
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701 W Cross St, 1834 Collegewood, Ypsilanti Mi 48197, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2503
+1 734-487-4000
11:00 - 02:00
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good options for co-workers to choose from. I like the Mediterranean salad with the spinach triangles but others like the pizza and sandwiches. They will also deliver, so it's very convenient.

Thank auntkmm
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I have been with family and friends and it's great for both. It can get pricey if you're paying for more than one person, however. Their pepperoni breadsticks are the best!

Thank Elissa A
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Service was horrible! Waitress was rude and slow. Said her name was Heather. I will not be returning. She should be more concerned about her job and not socializing with other servers. One in particular she couldn't stop talking, laughing and giggling. Very unprofessional in my opinion!

Thank RayJay222
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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228 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

When on the Eastern Michigan University Campus we very often return to our favorite cafe near Pease Auditorium. Before the piano/violin recital, we sat outside and enjoyed our gyro sandwiches on homemade pita bread, generously filled with slices of beef & lamb ... tzizizki sauce perfect! Very capable waitstaff - always a warm welcome! ,

Thank Laurie B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This is an oldie but goodie family run restaurant that has been in Ypsilanti for years. Part of EMU's campus. A must go to spot if in downtown Ypsi! The food is great!

Thank Diane C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The food is so-so, the staff is pretty nice but the food isn't anything to write home about. The Pizza is probably the best thing there but it's very mediocre. I'll try a Gyro there, maybe that's better.

Thank Steve H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The college kids like this place a lot but it's just OK. Nothing too special. Menu has many different items. Nothing too healthy.

Thank lindaabq2015
Milan, Michigan
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

The title says it all: Nice place, good menu, good food, good service. The only downside is that they don't have their own parking lot, You need to use on-street parking.

Thank Drew48160
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

This pub-like cafe offers a range of food from pretty decent fish & chips (not heavily breaded) to very original pizzas, but the item we feel is most unique is something called the MOB Gyro-burger. Yes, it's a burger made of ground gyro meat that is juicy, nicely flavored and topped with warm feta cheese. It's not the largest burger... More 

Thank PFdBk
Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

The food here is delicious! especially anything Italian such as pizza, calzone and breadsticks- homemade dough, light and tasty with fresh garlic. My husband loved the quality wings and my done loved the FBI burger. Great stop near EMU- we will definitely be back. Good service and updated atmosphere!

1 Thank lauram0625

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$12
Bar, Grill, Gastropub, American, Italian, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 W Cross St, 1834 Collegewood, Ypsilanti Mi 48197, Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2503
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ypsilanti
  • Phone Number: +1 734-487-4000
Modern and fun Restaurant Bar serving delicious gourmet Pizza, Burgers, & Pasta in a casual atmosphere. Try the delicious pizza Blanca, the spinach cheese triangles, the calamari and the massive and messy black Angus burgers! Everything is made in house from scratch!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?