Here's a feature on restaurants that combine great food and dicey-at-best service:
Mentioned are Slows, the Stage, Miller's Bar, and Blimpyburger in Ann Arbor. Not much argument from me: I've been to all four of these places, have received something less than stellar service, and would go back to all four at any time.
Any places you would add? Subtract? Somehow I think there are fewer of these around here than on either coast. It's the Midwestern politeness thing, plus the value placed on hospitality among our common immigrant groups. It's very rare to be given anything less than a total welcome at a Middle Eastern place, for example.