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“Wonderful Rediscovery”
Review of Tower Inn Cafe

Tower Inn Cafe
Ranked #38 of 168 Restaurants in Ypsilanti
Price range: US$7 - US$12
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery
Description: 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!
Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Rediscovery”
Reviewed 25 October 2013

I visited Tower Inn for the first time in approximately 4 years, and I was pleasantly surprised! They have undergone an amazing renovation, that has raised the atmosphere from a college hangout to a family friendly place. They continued to provide a place for workers to come and unwind, after a long day of work with wonderful happy hour specials. The food continues to be great, the wings are a must have!

  • Visited October 2013
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2 Thank Michele M
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Somewhat disappointed”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

My family ate at the Tower Inn Cafe last weekend. This was the second time we ate here. Our first experience was much different from the second. Maybe the experience has much to do with the waiter staff. The first time, we had a delightful, quirky, cheerful red-haired young lady with glasses and the most enthusiastic and energetic attitude. This time, our waiter seemed a bit less experienced. First, the wait time. I don't mind waiting for decent food, but both visits, the waiting time was excessive. We waited well over an hour for our food last weekend, and probably close to an hour when we visited in July. The restaurant seemed short staffed. Secondly, the temperature of the building. Both times, the temperature in the restaurant was FREEZING. Thank goodness I had pants and a coat in the car, which I was able to go and get. But I could see a little girl in a t-shirt and shorts across the room and she was shivering and trying to cuddle in her dad's lap. Thirdly, the menu: the menu is complicated and apparently has items that come and go, because I ordered the "pasta salad of the day" from the menu, greatly looking forward to a well-prepared pasta salad, and was told the restaurant does not carry this anymore. It would be best to not offer menu items that customers can't actually order. Fourthly, my husband ordered an gyro that was very short on meat. He ended up ripping the pita in two and putting his small amount of meat on the half pita. On the visit in July, we ordered dessert, which was excellent. This past weekend, we had been there too long and nobody wanted to wait more time for dessert. Overall, I would have to rate these two visits as "average" if I summarize them together. As I mentioned, the waitress in July made the visit quite enjoyable, which wa why we returned but there were too many negatives during our visit this weekend.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jennifer N
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Ann Arbor
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great renovation”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

I recently ate at the Tower Inn last Friday and was amazed by the change in atmosphere. The food has always been exceptional but the decor is great now too. I have a Cajan chicken panini and it was fantastic. When I asked where they purchased their bread from, they stated they make all of their breads and crusts in-house.

Again, amazing food and a great new renovation.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank belltowerhotel
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Ypsilanti, Michigan
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Friendly, comfortable and great food”
Reviewed 2 August 2013

My favorite item is the Pizza Tapenad and the some made chips. Really nice employees that are happy to have you visit. They also deliver.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank srgcogitate
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Cleveland, OH
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“family owned with a wide ranging menu.”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

We stopped here after a swim meet at EMU. 99 times out of 100, I'll go to this kind of local place over a chain restaurant and we were glad we did. We were there at about 1:00 PM on Sunday so the place was crowded and the staff somewhat overworked. But everyone (2 adults and 3 kids, ages 11, 10 and 7) liked their meals, from chicken kabobs to crepes from the brunch to make-your-own pizzas. There was a pretty good cross-section of clientele and everyone seemed happy.

I would recommend this place and will return if/when I'm in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank travellngcircus
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