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“Breakfast? Bi Bim Bap?”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Bell's Diner

Bell's Diner
Ranked #72 of 591 Restaurants in Ann Arbor
Cuisines: American, Asian, Korean, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Breakfast? Bi Bim Bap?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Bell's started as a mom and pop breakfast and sandwich place. Many years ago the business was purchased by a Korean family, who kept the classic American fare and gradually added some of their own specialties, such as bol go gi, spicy chicken, noodle dishes, and dumplings. Service is fast and super-friendly. Clientele consists of lots of regulars. Breakfast and sandwiches continue to be excellent and the Korean fare is top-knotch. I eat at Bell's 2-3 times a month -- almost always getting the Bi Bim Bap (bean sauce is superb)!

Visited January 2014
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“An ann arbor Must”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

you might think the decor is shabby and its a weird little spot but you will not regret the food.
Try their Bim Bim Bop ( I like getting my egg over easy , since it comes with scrambled eggs) or their spicy chicken dish with brown rice yummm ..
Also any of their breakfast omelettes is delicious .
I believe their breakfast special is always 2 eggs toast and coffe for like 3.79 or something ridiculous.
Enjoy.

  • Visited September 2013
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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“Simple and delicious; simply delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

One of the local visitors' guides listed Bell's, and since it was very near campus, I decided to give it a try. *Lots* of locals there, discussing farm conditions this summer; students; some small family reunions; and clearly some people who spoke only Korean.
Decor is very, very simple. I had to wait a bit to get service. It was a late breakfast, or brunch, for me. The place was very crowded, even at 10:30 on a weekday.
Having no experience with Korean food, I ordered the daily special, a beef-and-noodle dish. Lots of flavor!!
I asked for water; eventually I got one glass, no refills.
Prices are very reasonable; you get a complete and filling meal for $6-7.
Everything that other diners were eating looked good, too --you know how that is! I would love to have an opportunity to go back and try other dishes.

  • Visited July 2013
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Believe it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2013

Everything that you read about this place is true.
Food is awesome
Try the Bi Bim Bop, or whatever it is called
You will love it

  • Visited March 2013
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“A tad above!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

This diner provides some really good asian dishes a surprise at a hole in the wall restaurant. Breakfast is decent, service is good. A favorite stop for our family for Bebimbap.

Visited September 2012
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