300 Detroit Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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If you would like to place a reservation for fewer than 7 guests:
please email us at or call us at 734.224.2161

Detroit street filling station

300 Detroit Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Covered patio and sidewalk seating. Pet-friendly.. Walk-ins are welcome.



Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taco Tuesday & Thursday Soul Night: dinner specials from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.


The Detroit Street Filling Station is just a few steps from Kerrytown Market & Shops, Farmers Market and our Lunch Room Diner & Canteen location.


Live music. Every wednesday, thursday, and sunday. right here.

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HOT JAZZ and wine Wednesday

Join us every Wednesday 6 to 9pm for live swing jazz. Experience Django Reinhardt right here in Ann Arbor.


Sunday Brunch live music

Join us every Sunday for our brunch from 10am to 3pm and live music from 11am to 2pm.



Our third location: Detroit Street Filling Station

Located in the Kerrytown district of downtown Ann Arbor, DSFS is a bright and inviting space. The building is situated a on a triangle-shaped lot across from Farmer's Market and the People's Food Co-op. The dining area opens up onto an attractive, covered outdoor patio surrounded by beautiful planters. The indoor space is lined with operable windows, providing fresh air and a nice view of tree-lined Catherine Street. Integral to the ambiance is the blurring of the boundary between indoor and outdoor settings.

The design incorporates both historic and modern elements. One of Ann Arbor's most recognizable historic buildings, the Detroit Street Filling Station dates its inception to 1925 as The Staebler Family Oil Company. While the restaurant today has a modern feel, the lamps and wall art pieces evoke the building's filling station roots. 



Do you take reservations?
Yes. You may make a reservation by calling us during regular business hours 734.224.2161 or by emailing us at If you have a party larger than six, please complete the form above at least 48 hours in advance. It is best to make all reservations at least 24 hours in advance. On weekends, we typically get fully booked for reservations, so plan ahead! If you don’t get a reservation, you are welcome to put your name on our waiting list and come as a walk-in party.

Do you do anything special for birthdays?
Absolutely! We love celebrating, and guests who are dining with us on their birthday are welcome to select a complimentary dessert from our daily baked good selection.

Do you allow outside food or birthday cakes? Do you make birthday cakes?
We do not allow outside food, with the exception of baby food. If you need a birthday cake, our bakery can help you. Send a message to Special orders must be received at least 48 hours in advance. More notice is appreciated. We will have the cake delivered to your table.

Do you offer carry-out?
We sure do! Please take a look at our menu above and give us a call to place your order or order online using the link above.


Why Detroit Street Filling Station?
The Staebler Family Oil Company opened a filling station at 300 Detroit Street in 1925. The original pillars and clay tile roof can still be seen inside and outside of the restaurant. By 1967 the building was converted to the Ann Arbor Fish Market. The front drive-through area was enclosed with white stucco, leaving the original brick columns exposed on the corners. Argiero's Italian Restaurant took over the space in 1977. A small addition was made along Detroit Street and the point of the intersection was extended as outdoor dining space. The Lunch Room expanded into this historical landmark and opened Detroit Street Filling Station August 2017.

Where does the lightning bolt come from?
We have been endlessly inspired by the history of the building. It didn't stop when it came the time to design our own logo. See the original logo, which we found in an ad, on the left, and compare it to our own on the right. When coming to Detroit Street Filling Station for the first time, just look for the giant yellow lightning bolt on the roof. Our neon sign was made by Chalou DeSigns — famous for many signs around Ann Arbor like the Fleetwood Diner and State Theater marquee.