Our Story

A Tradition is Born

In 1952, the Knight family began providing the Ann Arbor area with quality food products when our beloved founders, Ray Knight (1928 -2013) and Mary Knight (1931-2010) purchased Knight’s Market on the westside of Ann Arbor. The Market is operated today by Vernon and Kaitlyn Bedolla (a father and daughter team). This specialty meat market and neighborhood grocery store  remains in its original location.

Historical photo of downtown Ann Arbor

Growing Strong

In 1984, Ray Knight expanded the family business and opened up their first restaurant, Knight’s Steakhouse on Dexter Road in Ann Arbor. In 2001 the family opened their second location, Knight’s Steakhouse & Grill in Jackson. Their most recent location, Knight’s Downtown is located at the corner of Liberty and Maynard. This location was opened in 2014. All three locations are known for the best food and drinks in town!

The Right Ingredients

From the beginning, our operating philosophy has been to provide our customers with excellent food and drinks at a fair price, exceptional customer service, and an atmosphere that makes our guests feel right at home.

Each day we strive to provide a high quality experience by continuously enhancing our menu offerings and elevating our service to new levels of excellence. Our drink menu is extensive. Knight’s is renowned for their heavy pours and serving mixed drinks like no other at an exceptional price, of course. We also offer a wide variety of draft and bottled beers, and an expansive wine list that appeals to all tastes and price points.

Main Course

As a traditional steakhouse, our steaks, prime rib, chicken, burgers and seafood are the main focus of our menu. Enjoy other options like our fresh salads , hearty pasta, and delicious sandwiches. We’re equally proud of all of our menu items that include an assortment of homemade soups, rolls, and desserts. We have daily lunch and dinner specials. Many of which have become a weekly tradition for our loyal customers.Try our Chicken Pot Pies on Mondays, Roasted Turkey Dinner on Tuesdays, Pot Roast on Wednesdays, and Ray’s Special Meatloaf on Thursdays.

You’ll find it hard to decide on which meal to order because everything is so delicious!

In addition to our restaurants and markets, we focus on the needs within our community. In 2017, we started the Ray and Mary Knight Foundation. The focus of this foundation is to raise money through annual events, sponsorships, and donations to serve local non-profit groups. To learn more about this initiative and upcoming events, go to our Foundation and Events page.


The Spirit Lives On

Historical photo of Knights employee

Today, Knight’s is a well-established fixture in the community. We take pride in everything we provide to our customers and appreciate the decades of support. We are so proud to have been in business for over 70 years!

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to serving you at our restaurants and market.

Dine With Us at Any One of Our Three Locations:

Downtown Ann Arbor Location

Downtown Ann Arbor Location

Downtown Ann Arbor Location