Farm to Table Since 2001
Located just 40 minutes from Toledo and Ann Arbor, Evans Street Station is Southeast Michigan’s premier destination restaurant. Tucked just off the southeast corner of Chicago Boulevard and South Evans Street in charming downtown Tecumseh sits the celebrated little jewel of an eatery. Housed in the town’s former fire station, the only clues indicating the building’s previous incarnation are the red exterior paint and the siren that sits prominently on the rooftop. Inside, guests relax in the beautifully renovated interior spaces featuring warm mahogany wood and a stately fieldstone fireplace. A small-town restaurant with big city sophistication, Evans Street Station is locally owned and operated. Guests visit from far and wide to indulge in Chef Alan Merhar’s seasonal modern Midwestern fare. His innovative culinary creations feature stunning plate presentations that are nothing short of works of art. Chef Merhar’s philosophy on food is quite simple: he obtains the best ingredients available and lets them shine.
Whenever possible, Evans Street Station acquires ingredients from local growers and producers. We have developed strong partnerships with several farms such as Prochaska Farms in Macon, Goetz Farms in Riga, Kapnick Orchards in Tecumseh, and others throughout the area. One of the restaurant’s main attractions is the exhibition kitchen, where visitors can stop by and get a bird’s eye view of the chefs in action. Evans Street Station is one of just a few restaurants in the entire state of Michigan cooking from scratch. All stocks, sauces, pastas, and desserts – are made in-house. Guests can definitely taste the difference and it’s a beautiful thing.
Many factors come into play with the magic that makes for a successful restaurant, another being impeccable service. Upon arrival, guests at once feel welcome by the warm and attentive staff. Servers provide gracious, unobtrusive service to our clientele. Our team offers genuine hospitality and is committed to creating memorable dining experiences for all guests. Evans Street Station also periodically hosts enticing special events such as cooking classes, wine and beer dinners, and tasting events. Please call (517) 424.5555 or visit the events page for more information on Evans Street Station and our upcoming events.