We continue our tour of some of the cool places to visit in and around Ypsilanti. Our first stop was Rutherford Pool at 975 Congress, which could be called "A Day At The Beach Without Sand!"
Our next stop is a real treat for the eyes as well as the palate.
It's the Eagle Crest Bar and Grille located on the campus of the Ann
Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest Hotel at 1275 South Huron Street. It's right next to
the golfers pro shop and has two decks! It's open from 8am-9pm daily
during golf season.
You've heard it time and time again, it's all about 'Location,
Location, Location", and the Eagle Crest Bar and Grille gives you all
of that and more. Situated on the east side of the Marriott
property, it overlooks a gorgeous view of the golf course and the
sparkling waters of Ford Lake. In my mind, this vista rivals the view
from the main porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinaw Island. AND, the
best part is, you don't need a golf membership to enjoy the view and
food at this restaurant.
There's such a sense of serenity here that you almost don't hear the
wait staff dropping off the menu and asking what you'd like to drink.
Eagle Crest offers a full service bar and a menu loaded with
Appetizers, Soups and Salads, Sandwiches and Wraps and Burgers. I
highly recommend the Classic Reuben (choice of side included) for
$9.00. All selections are reasonably priced.
You've probably driven by the Marriott Hotel many times and weren't
even aware of this great little getaway right in your own backyard.
Now you know. Stop in sometime. You'll be glad you did.
Purple Walrus Press contributor Bob Resch.