BAY CITY, MI — D’Angelo’s in Bay City is known for gourmet burgers, pizza and a vegan menu even carnivores will crave.
The restaurant, in business for 11 years, is located at 1305 Columbus Ave. and offers takeout only.
“We’re probably best known for the burgers,” said Manager Kellie Berry, noting D’Angelo’s pizza has also been recognized by MLive’s Michigan’s Best.
D’Angelo’s most popular burgers include the Ultimate, a breakfast-style burger made with an over-easy egg, bacon, hash browns, American cheese and maple butter aioli sauce on a brioche bun for, $13; the Witch Doctor, made with Sriracha seasoning, sauteed jalapenos, red onion, lettuce, tomato, pepper jack cheese and Sriracha aioli on a jalapeno cheddar brioche bun, $13, and the El Diablo burger, topped with two onion rings, bacon, avocado, pepper jack cheese and chipotle aioli on a jalapeno cheddar brioche bun, $13.
Popular pizzas include the Wu Ton, topped with grilled Teriyaki chicken, fresh-cut pineapple, roasted red peppers, red onion, Teriyaki glaze and golden wonton crisps, also the award-winning VooDoo, which is topped with grilled chicken, roasted red pepper, fresh garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and fresh mushrooms. Specialty pizzas range in price from about $10 to $31, depending on the type and size.
“We’re definitely known for our vegan menu as well,” Berry added. “We started it about three years ago because the owner was vegan and he didn’t really have anywhere that he could eat, so he decided to make his own vegan menu and it has just been amazing.”
The vegan menu includes tacos, burgers and pizzas for both plant eaters and meat eaters alike.
“I would say probably the mushroom Swiss or the vegan mushroom Gouda (burger) is my favorite. But everybody here, even the non-vegans, the carnivores here, love the fish-less tacos,” she said. “It’s always so fun to see somebody try something (from the vegan menu) for the first time and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so much better than I thought it was going to be,’ or ‘I can’t tell the difference, I actually thought it was a real burger.”
D’Angelo’s also got it’s liquor license this year and now offers carryout beer.
The restaurant closed for a period of time earlier this year as the owner, David Baranowski, was dealing with health problems and again due to a temporary staffing shortage. The hours of operation have also changed. But Berry said D’Angelo’s customers have remained loyal through it all.
“They’ve been so supportive and so amazing and patient with everything that’s happened here,” she said. “We’ve had our regular customers offer to come in and do dishes, to answer phones, take orders. They have been amazing. Our community has just been unbelievably supportive and we just can’t thank them enough. We just love them.”
She welcomed new customers to see what D’Angelo’s is all about.
“We get a lot of customers from Midland, Saginaw. It’s worth the drive. They won’t regret it.”
The restaurant is open five days a week and is closed on Monday and Tuesday. The hours of operation may be changing again soon, so find D’Angelo’s on Facebook or call 989-894-7117 for the most up-to-date information.
D’Angelo’s can be found at 1305 Columbus Ave. in Bay City. Visit dangelostakeout.com to view its complete menu and learn more.
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