20 best Detroit restaurants for takeout and delivery, according to Yelp

You know what they say about opinions: they're like assholes, everyone has one. And, well, sometimes the people with opinions and assholes, are assholes. Welcome to Yelp: the sometimes grammatically challenged site where the public is both the judge and jury of what's good, what's bad, and what deserves to burn. But it's not all Karens who didn't have the guts to actually ask for the manager. It's actually a really useful resource for native city dwellers, visitors, and those who go out a bit out of their way to see if that burger really is as good as Nick S. from St. Clair Shores said it was. These 20 Detroit restaurants, coffee shops, and bakeries are the top listed for takeout and delivery options as judged by the people who came, saw, conquered, and complained. Hungry, metro Detroit? Start here. 

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20. Brooklyn Street Local
1266 Michigan ave., Detroit; 313-262-6547; brooklynstreetlocal.com 
Rounding out Yelp’s Top 20 takeout/delivery spots in the city is Corktown-based breakfast and brunch spot, Brooklyn Street Local, which has us feeling egg-static. The spot offers classic breakfast items made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. People celebrate the tiny diner’s approach to healthy breakfast and perfectly balanced and more decadent options, like poutine, which is offered in a vegan option, too. A lot of reviewers claim Brooklyn Street Local is where they take all of their out of town guests, while former residents make a trip to BSL a priority when they return. Still not convinced? Ask Detroit’s Shantel T: “Still my favorite spot for breakfast/brunch. I introduced my boyfriend to this place and it's become his favorite too :) warm, friendly service. The coffee here is good as well as the food. Just wholesome, well-cooked, food. No complaints about it. Get the poutine. Get the bacon. Get the quiche. Get everything. Because life's too short for a bad meal. :)” We think the multiple :) says it all. 
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20. Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan ave., Detroit; 313-262-6547; brooklynstreetlocal.com
Rounding out Yelp’s Top 20 takeout/delivery spots in the city is Corktown-based breakfast and brunch spot, Brooklyn Street Local, which has us feeling egg-static. The spot offers classic breakfast items made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients. People celebrate the tiny diner’s approach to healthy breakfast and perfectly balanced and more decadent options, like poutine, which is offered in a vegan option, too. A lot of reviewers claim Brooklyn Street Local is where they take all of their out of town guests, while former residents make a trip to BSL a priority when they return. Still not convinced? Ask Detroit’s Shantel T: “Still my favorite spot for breakfast/brunch. I introduced my boyfriend to this place and it's become his favorite too :) warm, friendly service. The coffee here is good as well as the food. Just wholesome, well-cooked, food. No complaints about it. Get the poutine. Get the bacon. Get the quiche. Get everything. Because life's too short for a bad meal. :)” We think the multiple :) says it all.

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19. Parks & Rec
1492 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8370; parksandrecdiner.com
Leslie Knope would love this pint-size pancake place. So would Ron Swanson, who we just know would go ham over the open-faced brisket. And they would be in good company because a lot of Detroiters love this breakfast and brunch-themed diner’s placement in the top 20. Expect classics like eggs benedict, cinnamon French toast, and biscuits and gravy, all of which is locally sourced and made in-house. Ann Arbor’s Amber P. is a fan. “As Ron Swanson from the show Parks and Rec would say, "There isn't a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food". I'm certain the meaning of that phrase originated here, this place was an absolute delight!”
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19. Parks & Rec


1492 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8370; parksandrecdiner.com
Leslie Knope would love this pint-size pancake place. So would Ron Swanson, who we just know would go ham over the open-faced brisket. And they would be in good company because a lot of Detroiters love this breakfast and brunch-themed diner’s placement in the top 20. Expect classics like eggs benedict, cinnamon French toast, and biscuits and gravy, all of which is locally sourced and made in-house. Ann Arbor’s Amber P. is a fan. “As Ron Swanson from the show Parks and Rec would say, "There isn't a sadness that can't be cured by breakfast food". I'm certain the meaning of that phrase originated here, this place was an absolute delight!”

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18. Vertical Detroit 
1538 Centre St., Detroit; 313-732-9463; verticaldetroit.com
All you do is wine, wine, wine, and we’re sick of it. Why don’t you call a cab(ernet)? Too far? Well, folks really seem to go all out for their love of fine dining and fine wine bar Vertical Detroit, which offers high-end fare ranging from scallops, caviar, duck breast, and did we mention wine? Sorry, we’ve been drinking. Anyway, Paige K. from Caro had some kind words: “Normally I stray away from fancy restaurants because you always end up paying more to get less food and it's never as good as it supposed to be... But Vertical freaking nailed this.” 
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18. Vertical Detroit


1538 Centre St., Detroit; 313-732-9463; verticaldetroit.com
All you do is wine, wine, wine, and we’re sick of it. Why don’t you call a cab(ernet)? Too far? Well, folks really seem to go all out for their love of fine dining and fine wine bar Vertical Detroit, which offers high-end fare ranging from scallops, caviar, duck breast, and did we mention wine? Sorry, we’ve been drinking. Anyway, Paige K. from Caro had some kind words: “Normally I stray away from fancy restaurants because you always end up paying more to get less food and it's never as good as it supposed to be... But Vertical freaking nailed this.”

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17. HopCat
4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com/detroit
Burgers, beers, and cosmik fries. Can you ask for anything more? Well, the Detroit outpost of the Grand Rapids-based chain HopCat seems to exceed guests’ expectations, based on Yelp reviews, anyway. Like American food? So does HopCat, which is where you can snag some of the best French fries ever, as well as an array of burgers, and lots of other things that are smothered in cheese. Mmm. Cheese. While reviewers champion the food, it’s the service that has a lot of visitors coming back for more. Harrison Township’s Rob P. says, “I'm so impressed with how good the service was with a jammed restaurant. It's great to know that I can come here at any time and get great service and great food.”
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17. HopCat


4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-769-8828; hopcat.com/detroit
Burgers, beers, and cosmik fries. Can you ask for anything more? Well, the Detroit outpost of the Grand Rapids-based chain HopCat seems to exceed guests’ expectations, based on Yelp reviews, anyway. Like American food? So does HopCat, which is where you can snag some of the best French fries ever, as well as an array of burgers, and lots of other things that are smothered in cheese. Mmm. Cheese. While reviewers champion the food, it’s the service that has a lot of visitors coming back for more. Harrison Township’s Rob P. says, “I'm so impressed with how good the service was with a jammed restaurant. It's great to know that I can come here at any time and get great service and great food.”

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16. Andiamo 
400 Renaissance Ctr., Ste A- 403, Detroit; 313-567-6700; andiamoitalia.com/detroit-riverfront
This Detroit Riverfront eatery has us just, like, screaming “Hey mambo, mambo Italiano” with zero clue as to what “mambo” means. We’re just excited — and so are Yelp reviewers, especially when it comes to Andiamo’s takeout. One user said they requested their filet be cooked at a specific temperature. When they got it, it was “cooked to perfection.” The chain offers classic Italian fare, and this highly-reviewed location has a lot of guests throwing the word “perfect” around like a goddamn meatball. 
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16. Andiamo


400 Renaissance Ctr., Ste A- 403, Detroit; 313-567-6700; andiamoitalia.com/detroit-riverfront
This Detroit Riverfront eatery has us just, like, screaming “Hey mambo, mambo Italiano” with zero clue as to what “mambo” means. We’re just excited — and so are Yelp reviewers, especially when it comes to Andiamo’s takeout. One user said they requested their filet be cooked at a specific temperature. When they got it, it was “cooked to perfection.” The chain offers classic Italian fare, and this highly-reviewed location has a lot of guests throwing the word “perfect” around like a goddamn meatball.

Photo via Andiamo Italia/Facebook
15. Roasting Plant 
660 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-782-4291; roastingplant.com
Two words: Coffee tubes. Not sure what that means? Just pop into Roasting Plant downtown to watch coffee beans travel via pneumatic tubes (or as one user described, “a silly vacuum-powered JavaBot roaster”) straight to your cup, so you know it’s fresh. And these aren’t just domestic beans: Roasting Plants’ beans are international, baby.
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15. Roasting Plant


660 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-782-4291; roastingplant.com
Two words: Coffee tubes. Not sure what that means? Just pop into Roasting Plant downtown to watch coffee beans travel via pneumatic tubes (or as one user described, “a silly vacuum-powered JavaBot roaster”) straight to your cup, so you know it’s fresh. And these aren’t just domestic beans: Roasting Plants’ beans are international, baby.

Photo via Roasting Plant/Facebook
14. Bobcat Bonnie’s
1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1383; bobcatbonnies.com
Now with a few locations throughout metro Detroit, the original Bobcat Bonnie’s has Yelp reviewers dropping words like “hipster,” “delectable,” and “Cap’n Crunch Chicken.” Wait, what? The Corktown gastropub gets high marks from reviewers for being affordable and accessible with hefty portions. From tacos and tots to Buddah bowls, mac and cheese, and BBQ bacon meatloaf, Bobcat Bonnie’s has nothing if not variety. 
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14. Bobcat Bonnie’s


1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1383; bobcatbonnies.com
Now with a few locations throughout metro Detroit, the original Bobcat Bonnie’s has Yelp reviewers dropping words like “hipster,” “delectable,” and “Cap’n Crunch Chicken.” Wait, what? The Corktown gastropub gets high marks from reviewers for being affordable and accessible with hefty portions. From tacos and tots to Buddah bowls, mac and cheese, and BBQ bacon meatloaf, Bobcat Bonnie’s has nothing if not variety.

Photo via Bobcat Bonnie’s/Facebook
13. Buddy’s Pizza 
17125 Conant St., Detroit; 313-892-9001; buddyspizza.com
There’s pizza and then there’s Detroit-style pizza, and one place reigns supreme in the hearts of many Detroiters and Yelp users. Buddy’s Pizza literally invented Detroit-style pizza back in 1946 using a square steel pan used in the auto industry. With many locations, it’s the original Buddy’s that made Yelp’s top 20 with reviews like that left by pizza patriot Donald S. of Boca Raton: “I've now been to the mecca, and it was truly glorious. I love pizza just as much as the next guy. As a born American, it's pretty much in our blood... You know what, I'm feeling brave. For all my friends who've never had the courage to say it, this one's for you. NY....your pizza is overrated. There...I said it.” Thank you for your service, Don. 
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13. Buddy’s Pizza


17125 Conant St., Detroit; 313-892-9001; buddyspizza.com
There’s pizza and then there’s Detroit-style pizza, and one place reigns supreme in the hearts of many Detroiters and Yelp users. Buddy’s Pizza literally invented Detroit-style pizza back in 1946 using a square steel pan used in the auto industry. With many locations, it’s the original Buddy’s that made Yelp’s top 20 with reviews like that left by pizza patriot Donald S. of Boca Raton: “I've now been to the mecca, and it was truly glorious. I love pizza just as much as the next guy. As a born American, it's pretty much in our blood... You know what, I'm feeling brave. For all my friends who've never had the courage to say it, this one's for you. NY....your pizza is overrated. There...I said it.” Thank you for your service, Don.

Photo via Buddy’s Pizza/Facebook
12. Avalon International Breads 
422 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-832-0008; avalonbreads.net
Praise be to bread. It’s no wonder Avalon International Bread’s flagship bakery made the list. With several locations (Ann Arbor, New Center, and downtown Detroit) their main bakehouse was founded in 1997 along Cass Corridor and serves as an organic community-centric bakery with an array of sweet and savory items, as well as coffee, tea, sandwiches, and salads. Anja F. from Hamtramck put the Avalon experience in a nutshell: “Avalon is a fantastic (women-owned!!!!) bakery/cafe with excellent fare and a lot of flair.” Now, pass the cookies. 
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12. Avalon International Breads


422 W. Willis St., Detroit; 313-832-0008; avalonbreads.net
Praise be to bread. It’s no wonder Avalon International Bread’s flagship bakery made the list. With several locations (Ann Arbor, New Center, and downtown Detroit) their main bakehouse was founded in 1997 along Cass Corridor and serves as an organic community-centric bakery with an array of sweet and savory items, as well as coffee, tea, sandwiches, and salads. Anja F. from Hamtramck put the Avalon experience in a nutshell: “Avalon is a fantastic (women-owned!!!!) bakery/cafe with excellent fare and a lot of flair.” Now, pass the cookies.

Photo via Avalon International Breads/Facebook
11. Republic 
1492 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8360; republictaverndetroit.com
We’ve never heard of “nose to tail eating,” but that’s what Old World European tavern-style Republic does best. Well, that, and putting an emphasis on sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and old-world preservation methods. Though a pricier entry on this list, Republic, as described by one Yelp user, is a fairytale. Sure, it’s in a historic castle-like building downtown, but the menu, which changes monthly, is the real prince charming. 
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11. Republic


1492 Grand River Ave., Detroit; 313-446-8360; republictaverndetroit.com
We’ve never heard of “nose to tail eating,” but that’s what Old World European tavern-style Republic does best. Well, that, and putting an emphasis on sourcing local and seasonal ingredients and old-world preservation methods. Though a pricier entry on this list, Republic, as described by one Yelp user, is a fairytale. Sure, it’s in a historic castle-like building downtown, but the menu, which changes monthly, is the real prince charming.

Photo via Republic Detroit/Facebook