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I was pleasantly surprised last Monday while dining out with my family - The bill was much lower than anticipated as we noticed that the waitress had not charged us for the two children's meals. When we asked we found out that on Monday nights children eat free at The Harvest Moon Cafe!
The restaurant is located in Ypsilanti at the Michigan Avenue and Carpenter Roads, and is a hop skip and a jump from Pittsfield Township and the South East corner of Ann Arbor. The restaurant offers some of the best comfort food around, which it calls "home-style country cooking". Whatever it's called, we have always had excellent food and excellent service, and after finding out that the kids eat FREE on Mondays, we're sure to be back on one Monday night soon!
The Harvest Moon Cafe 5484 West Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Phone: (734) 434-8100
This past weekend, I took my children to Hershey's Ice Cream in Ypsilanti Township in the Paint Creek Plaza. They have a GREAT deal for kids under 18 - sign up for the Hershey birthday club to receive a FREE hand-dipped ice cream cone on your birthday! What is better than free ice cream?
This wasn't just any scoop of ice cream either, Hershey's kids birthday cones look more like the typical double-scoop cone, they were HUGE. My kids couldn't even eat it all in one setting.
Hershey's Ice Cream and the Blue Spoon Grill have been in Ypsilanti Township for several years now. They have won many awards for their great food and ice cream and feature a menu that boasts more than 114 flavors of ice cream, smoothies, burgers, Chicago style hot dogs, chicken strips, and more! One can argue that they serve up some of the best ice crfeam in Ypsilanti Township and even the larger metro area - They were even nominated to be on the WDIV 4 THE BEST list as one of the Detroit area's best local businesses!
Summer or winter it's a great alternative to other fast food options in the township, stop by and see for yourself. Don't forget to sign your children up for the Hershey's Ice Cream birthday club too, so that they can receive their yummy FREE ice cream cone in the month of their birthday!