Canton Township, Michigan Party Bus

Canton Township is a bustling community not too far east of Ann Arbor. It's the second largest township in our state, and the eleventh largest community. It's also statistically the twentieth safest municipality with a population of over 75,000 between 2003-2006 and in 2009. It's the home of Canton-Plymouth-Mettetal Airport. You may know Canton as the home of Chicago Bears running back Kevin Jones, former NBA player Spencer Haywood, or Chicago Bulls point guard Lindsey Hunter. If you're traveling into the Canton area, you'll need to know some of the best places to stop for a bite to eat or something to drink. Some of our favorite places to eat and drink in the 48187 and 48188 zip codes are listed below.

Restaurants

Carrabba's Italian Grill - While this is a chain restaurant, you can't beat the Italian food here. They have incredible pasta dishes that will make your mouth water, and the sangria is an excellent thirst quencher too. The recipes used at this restaurant have reportedly been handed down generation after generation. The portions are very large and the prices are reasonable. The atmosphere is romantic for couples or nice and cozy for friends. Carrabba's Canton location is on Haggerty Road south of Ford Road.

Matsu Chan Restaurant - Matsu Chan is a wonderful ramen restaurant has been in business for at least a couple of decades now (maybe longer!). There are few places in our state where you can get authentic ramen, and this is one of them. We highly recommend the ramen special, but you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Everything is freshly prepared and very authentic. If you've thus far only eaten the kind of ramen that you prepare in the microwave, you definitely have to get over here and try the real thing. Located on Sheldon Road north of Ford Road.

Izkakaya Sanpei Restaurant - We're crazy for good sushi, and Izkakaya Sanpei Restaurant is one of the best sushi restaurants in Wayne County. Their udon noodle dishes are the most delicious we've had. If you're a fan of salmon skin rolls, which can be hard to get at certain restaurants in the area, you will love them here. The spicy tuna rolls are absolutely to die for, and if you love sashimi you can get any of their sashimi specials and come away feeling completely satisfied. You'll find this wonderful Japanese restaurant on Joy Road east of Main Street.

Rose's Restaurant - Rose's Restaurant is a cozy Italian restaurant. We go here often for their crisp fresh salads with delicious house dressing made from gorgonzola cheese, oil, and vinegar, and we also love the expertly cooked prime rib. It's definitely family friendly here but they also have a full bar, and the drink prices are very affordable. You can't go wrong with any of the Italian specialties or seafood dishes on the menu, but we are big fans of the salmon with dill cream sauce, and the fried lake perch is always a great choice. We love the fact that the bar stays open after dining hours. Rose's is located conveniently on the corner of Canton Center Road and Cherry Hill.

Ashoka Indian Cuisine - With locations in both Canton and Troy, Ashoka is a great place to go for the finest Indian dishes. We always order the Chef's Special Chicken. Their Paneer Lababdar and Vegetable Jhalfrazy are also wonderful, as is the Navartan Koorma. For two bucks you can add on a little sampler plate with soup and vegetable dishes. And of course their lunch buffet is wonderful and a really fast way to grab your lunch if you need to get back to work in a hurry. Located on Haggerty Road south of Ford Road.

Bars

The Shark Club - This is probably our favorite bar in the Canton area. The staff is always so friendly, the drink prices are cheap, and when they've got a live band playing it's always so much fun. They've got plenty of things to keep you entertained from darts to pool tables, from video games to trivia. The burgers are absolutely delicious and very easy on the wallet. We love the big screen TVs, especially on game day! You'll find Shark Club on the corner of Ford Road and Lilley Road.

Bailey's Pub N Grille - Bailey's is always a great bar to stop into no matter which Michigan location you're visiting. Their food is the big draw--all your favorite bar fare served up in a great atmosphere. They've always got a good crowd going, but it's never so packed that you feel uncomfortable. If you're looking for an authentic Irish pub, you should note that this one's more of an American sports bar with touches of Irish flavor here and there. But we love it anyway. Located on Canton Center Road in the Centre Village of Canton Shopping Center.

Crow's Nest Bar & Grill - Always bustling, always jumping! This place is filled with happy customers for a reason. They've got great drink prices, very friendly staff, and lots of things to keep you occupied between drinks including darts and video games. The music here ranges from top 40 to pop and rock. They do have a dance floor for those who like to shake their groove thang. The owner is always around, happily greeting customers and making sure that they are comfortable and being served. Lots of large screen HDTVs here, and not all stuck on sports either. You'll find Crow's Nest on Canton Center Road north of Ford Road.

TC Gators Bar & Grill - TC Gators is popular with the Canton crowd, both for its awesome sports bar atmosphere and its delicious food and drinks. The drink prices are surprisingly low here, and there's lots to do from darts to pool tables to video games. Some people say this is the local "Cheers" bar, and we'd agree with that. Our favorites on the menu are the fajitas and the wings. They say this is the best sports bar in Canton. Located on Ford Road west of Lilley.

Cherry Martini - It's easy to remember where this one is located even if you've had one too many martinis--Cherry Martini on Cherry Hill! We love this one for its soft mood lighting, cozy sofas, and of course the great menu of martinis. Women love this bar for its chocolate martinis and Canton Cosmos, but the more adventurous types will want to try the Saketini or a very dirty martini. They've got a beautiful dance floor too. Located on Cherry Hill between Ridge and Denton.