15 restaurants in Detroit that will make you feel like you're in Canada

Because it's not going to be that easy to move to Canada, so these places are the next best thing.

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Mercury Burger Bar, 2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit. (313) 964-5000. www.mercuryburgerbar.com. Burgers, gravy, and beer – the trifecta to satisfy your midnight bar-hopping cravings. Though Mercury Burger Bar is most well-known for its, well, burgers, it was one of the earlier eateries to serve up the Canadian dish to eager Detroiters. Bacon fries and garlic fries are also available, so knock yourself out.
Mercury Burger Bar, 2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit. (313) 964-5000. www.mercuryburgerbar.com. Burgers, gravy, and beer – the trifecta to satisfy your midnight bar-hopping cravings. Though Mercury Burger Bar is most well-known for its, well, burgers, it was one of the earlier eateries to serve up the Canadian dish to eager Detroiters. Bacon fries and garlic fries are also available, so knock yourself out.
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Coach Insignia: Renaissance Center, GM 200 E Jefferson Ave:
No better way to pretend that you're in Canada than to look at it from the top of the Ren Cen.
Coach Insignia: Renaissance Center, GM 200 E Jefferson Ave:
No better way to pretend that you're in Canada than to look at it from the top of the Ren Cen.
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Local Kitchen and Bar 344 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-291-5650, www.localkitchenandbar.com. Poutine, like many things, has become closely associated with Detroit’s beloved hipsters, and Ferndale’s Local Kitchen & Bar has plenty of that. With a slogan “life is short, eat real food,” the restaurant serves up comfort food with a kick. With dishes like country-fried quail and quinoa cakes, poutine fits snugly into their menu. The gravy fries are also available for brunch, begging you to start your late morning right. (Photo via Yelp)
Local Kitchen and Bar 344 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, 248-291-5650, www.localkitchenandbar.com. Poutine, like many things, has become closely associated with Detroit’s beloved hipsters, and Ferndale’s Local Kitchen & Bar has plenty of that. With a slogan “life is short, eat real food,” the restaurant serves up comfort food with a kick. With dishes like country-fried quail and quinoa cakes, poutine fits snugly into their menu. The gravy fries are also available for brunch, begging you to start your late morning right. (Photo via Yelp)
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Princess Detroit Riverboat: 201 Civic Center Dr, Detroit
If you're feeling real adventurous, you can jump ship and just freestyle it over to Canada.
Princess Detroit Riverboat: 201 Civic Center Dr, Detroit
If you're feeling real adventurous, you can jump ship and just freestyle it over to Canada.
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Joe Muers GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit:
Delicious seafood and a view of Windsor, your maybe future home.
Joe Muers GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit:
Delicious seafood and a view of Windsor, your maybe future home.
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Andiamo's: GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center A-403, Detroit:
Great Italian food, and a great view of your future home....maybe.
Andiamo's: GM Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Center A-403, Detroit: Great Italian food, and a great view of your future home....maybe.
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One-Eyed Betty's 175 W. Troy Ave., Ferndale, 248-808-6633, www.oneeyedbetty.com. An establishment serious about serving beer, with 47 beers on tap and over 100 in bottles, One-Eyed Betty’s is the kind of place you can luckily get poutine after-hours. Sweat out some gravy by hitting their pinball machines after appetizers. Also noteworthy, their Canadian fries are topped with pork and a poached egg. All the more enjoyable.
One-Eyed Betty's 175 W. Troy Ave., Ferndale, 248-808-6633, www.oneeyedbetty.com. An establishment serious about serving beer, with 47 beers on tap and over 100 in bottles, One-Eyed Betty’s is the kind of place you can luckily get poutine after-hours. Sweat out some gravy by hitting their pinball machines after appetizers. Also noteworthy, their Canadian fries are topped with pork and a poached egg. All the more enjoyable.
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Green Dot Stables 2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, 313-962-5588. Greendotstables.com. Food and drink at Green Dot Stable always lies at the steady price of at or around $3, which is comforting to those of us who still consider $5 a dinner budget. Drag your ass away from the Taco Bell drive-thru and get a slider, poutine and beer for under $10. Then drag your ass to the gym – it might be necessary.
Green Dot Stables 2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, 313-962-5588. Greendotstables.com. Food and drink at Green Dot Stable always lies at the steady price of at or around $3, which is comforting to those of us who still consider $5 a dinner budget. Drag your ass away from the Taco Bell drive-thru and get a slider, poutine and beer for under $10. Then drag your ass to the gym – it might be necessary.
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Brooklyn Street Local 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit. 313-262-6547, www.brooklynstreetlocal.com. The price of Brooklyn Street Local’s poutine is unbeatable at their diner-price of $3, and it has to be one of the few places you can eat the dish without feeling immense and artery-constricting guilt afterword. The restaurant has a heavy focus on sourcing ingredients from local farms and organic food suppliers, and owners say most of the ingredients are made in-house. (Photo via Yelp)
Brooklyn Street Local 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit. 313-262-6547, www.brooklynstreetlocal.com. The price of Brooklyn Street Local’s poutine is unbeatable at their diner-price of $3, and it has to be one of the few places you can eat the dish without feeling immense and artery-constricting guilt afterword. The restaurant has a heavy focus on sourcing ingredients from local farms and organic food suppliers, and owners say most of the ingredients are made in-house. (Photo via Yelp)
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Firebird Tavern 419 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-782-4189; firebirdtavern.com. Not just any poutine here – Firebird Tavern’s poutine was the critic’s choice in our Best of Detroit issue. Enjoy the curd-topped fries in the 100-year-old building located in Greek Town with a Michigan salad or their muffaletta. Better yet, make poutine your main dish. (Photo via Yelp)
Firebird Tavern 419 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-782-4189; firebirdtavern.com. Not just any poutine here – Firebird Tavern’s poutine was the critic’s choice in our Best of Detroit issue. Enjoy the curd-topped fries in the 100-year-old building located in Greek Town with a Michigan salad or their muffaletta. Better yet, make poutine your main dish. (Photo via Yelp)
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Joe's Hamburgers 125 Elm St., Wyandotte, 734-285-0420, www.joeshamburgers.net. If the idea of anything vaguely Canadian is insulting to you, head over to Joe’s Hamburgers to get the all-American experience. The six-table restaurant serves up classic dishes like sliders and hotdogs just the way you like em’, but also features trendier meals like Nutella or veggie sliders. Delivery is available to Wyandotte residents, which ideally is the way you want your poutine – handed to you on your porch when you’re having one of those “you-can’t-make-me-move” days.
Joe's Hamburgers 125 Elm St., Wyandotte, 734-285-0420, www.joeshamburgers.net. If the idea of anything vaguely Canadian is insulting to you, head over to Joe’s Hamburgers to get the all-American experience. The six-table restaurant serves up classic dishes like sliders and hotdogs just the way you like em’, but also features trendier meals like Nutella or veggie sliders. Delivery is available to Wyandotte residents, which ideally is the way you want your poutine – handed to you on your porch when you’re having one of those “you-can’t-make-me-move” days.
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Rock City Eatery 4216 Woodward Ave, 248-633-3072. Anyone else notice the fine-dining-without-the-fuss trend happening in Detroit? We do, and we like it. This restaurant’s Facebook page also only states “FOOD! BOOZE! PIE!” under their “about me” section, which is too appropriate. Duck eggs, pork belly and fried green beans all associated with an atmosphere that allows you to dig your elbows into the table. (Photo via Facebook)
Rock City Eatery 4216 Woodward Ave, 248-633-3072. Anyone else notice the fine-dining-without-the-fuss trend happening in Detroit? We do, and we like it. This restaurant’s Facebook page also only states “FOOD! BOOZE! PIE!” under their “about me” section, which is too appropriate. Duck eggs, pork belly and fried green beans all associated with an atmosphere that allows you to dig your elbows into the table. (Photo via Facebook)
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Bistro 82 401 S. Lafayette St., Royal Oak, 248-542-0082, bistro82.com. Sometimes the only thing that’s missing from your filet mingon dinner and side arugula salad is something absolutely smothered in beef gravy. For that, new Royal Oak eatery Bistro 82 has you covered. Though a bit of a fancier twist, the polenta steak fries n’ Vermont cheddar combo should have you feeling considerably classier and understandably more French.
Bistro 82 401 S. Lafayette St., Royal Oak, 248-542-0082, bistro82.com. Sometimes the only thing that’s missing from your filet mingon dinner and side arugula salad is something absolutely smothered in beef gravy. For that, new Royal Oak eatery Bistro 82 has you covered. Though a bit of a fancier twist, the polenta steak fries n’ Vermont cheddar combo should have you feeling considerably classier and understandably more French.
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Brigg's Sports Bar 519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit:
If Trump's Presidency has you feeling down, go to this gay sports bar right across from Canada where you will feel all the love.
Brigg's Sports Bar 519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit:
If Trump's Presidency has you feeling down, go to this gay sports bar right across from Canada where you will feel all the love.
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Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-962-4000. When Comerica Park started offering its Poutine Dog, the news shook Detroit in a weird way, creating a division between those that were for it – and those that were against it. Some said it could kill you while some couldn’t wait to feast on it opening day. The creation was among four specialty hotdogs the ball park debuted this season, including their Late Night Dog with a fried egg and bacon, their Pork & Beans dog and finally, their Slaw Dog with coleslaw and coney chili. (Courtesy photo)
Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, 313-962-4000. When Comerica Park started offering its Poutine Dog, the news shook Detroit in a weird way, creating a division between those that were for it – and those that were against it. Some said it could kill you while some couldn’t wait to feast on it opening day. The creation was among four specialty hotdogs the ball park debuted this season, including their Late Night Dog with a fried egg and bacon, their Pork & Beans dog and finally, their Slaw Dog with coleslaw and coney chili. (Courtesy photo)
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