20 metro Detroit restaurants that are always worth the wait

Mi Pueblo 77278 Dix, Detroit, MI 48209 This little restaurant is off the beaten path but offers daily specials and fresh chips and guacamole. Visit on weekends and listen to the live mariachi bands while sipping a margarita bigger than your head. What more could you want? Rose’s Fine Foods 10551 East Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48214 Rose’s Fine Foods offers a charming environment to enjoy your Sunday brunch made from local and fresh ingredients. They even offer a 10 percent discount to anyone who lives within a mile of them. Even if you don’t live nearby, the unique menu options and welcoming staff will ensure you visit more than once. NeeHee’s 45656 Ford Road, Canton, MI 48187 This family owned and operated restaurant offers Indian vegetarian street food from their Sweet Potato Chaat to their Mini Gujrati Thali. Take a walk on the wild side with some of their spicier options such as their Samosa Pav or Mirchi Bhajia and finish it off with their homemade ice cream. Jagged Fork 18480 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 The Jagged Fork is known for their breakfast, brunch and lunch. If you are looking for Graham Cracker Crusted French Toast or Banana Nutella crepes, this is the place to go. An omelette with a side of pancakes, yes a side of pancakes, is sure to fill your stomach, but keep you wanting to come back for more. J. Bladwins 16981 18 Mile Road, Clinton Township, MI 48038 Voted best American Restaurant in 2016 by Local 4’s Vote for the Best. J. Baldwins offers an upscale dining experience for a night out on the town. On Wednesday nights, bottles of wine are half off with the purchase of two entrees. The Block 3919 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 The Block offers tasty entrees such as Vernors Ribs and Gouda Grilled Cheese. They also have happy hour Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. For something lighter, you can sip a mimosa with chicken and waffles on the patio during Sunday brunch. Detroit Vegan Soul 8029 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214 Started in 2012, Detroit Vegan Soul works with local food providers to offer delicious tasting food made with fresh and organic ingredients. This West Village eatery also has gluten free and soy free options.     Vinsetta Garage 27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072 Massive burgers, sweet potato fries, and onion mac and cheese make this restaurant a winner. A Detroit-take on average American cuisine. The garage’s menu also offers plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles 19345 Livernois Ave. Detroit, MI 48221 This place has red. Velvet. Waffles., so it’s automatically worth the wait. Kuzzo’s is a new fresh rendition of the classic comfort food. The perfect place for a brunch with a southern twist. Johnny Noodle King 2601 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216 This isn’t your average ramen, this Detroit restaurant serves up Japanese inspired craft noodles and cuisine cultivated by ramen chefs. If you’re an avid restauranter these dishes are sure to keep you coming back! Green Dot Stables 2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216 This restaurant takes sliders and fries to a whole new level. Popular sliders include The Quinoa Burger, Pork Belly Schnitzel, and The Mystery Meat burger.   Toast 23144 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 One of Metro Detroit’s finest brunch spots, this menu offers creative breakfast and lunch options. A few popular dishes include the Faroe scrambler, corned-beef hash, and the Chicken-n-waffle Benny. New Center Eatery 3100 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202 Known as the “Original Chicken and Waffles of Detroit.” The restaurant offers multiple chicken and waffle options and unique breakfast cuisines. This place is sure to satisfy any early morning cravings. Hudson Cafe 1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 Downtown Detroit’s brunch cafe offers a modern twist on the average brunch options. These dishes are sure to make your mouth water with just a glance. The cafe offers delicious options for every diet with vegan, healthy choice and gluten-free options.

With metro Detroit's dining scene heating up, that means that the wait at some restaurants are getting longer and longer. This group of restaurants seem to be always busy, but the food you get is always worth it.

By Emily Lovasz, Faith Riggs, and Isabella Hinojosa

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The BLOCK
3919 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201- 313-832-0892
The BLOCK offers tasty entrees such as Vernors Ribs and Gouda Grilled Cheese. They also have happy hour Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. For something lighter, you can sip a mimosa with chicken and waffles on the patio during Sunday brunch.
(Photo via IG account @detroitsidedish)

The BLOCK

3919 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201- 313-832-0892
The BLOCK offers tasty entrees such as Vernors Ribs and Gouda Grilled Cheese. They also have happy hour Monday-Friday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. For something lighter, you can sip a mimosa with chicken and waffles on the patio during Sunday brunch.

(Photo via IG account @detroitsidedish)
Rock City Eatery
4216 Woodward Ave., Detroit- 313-265-3729 
With a constantly changing menu, this is the place to go for fresh shareable plates full of seasonal and local ingredients. Though the new space  is larger than its former Hamtramck home, well made dishes and unique craft cocktails on Woodward’s busy Midtown stretch still packs the place out fast. 
(Photo via IG @katiedickieson)

Rock City Eatery

4216 Woodward Ave., Detroit- 313-265-3729
With a constantly changing menu, this is the place to go for fresh shareable plates full of seasonal and local ingredients. Though the new space is larger than its former Hamtramck home, well made dishes and unique craft cocktails on Woodward’s busy Midtown stretch still packs the place out fast.

(Photo via IG @katiedickieson)
Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Downtown Detroit’s brunch cafe offers a modern twist on the average brunch options. These dishes are sure to make your mouth water with just a glance. The cafe offers delicious options for vegan and gluten-free diets. 
(Photo courtesy of @tara_nicole3 on Instagram)

Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226
Downtown Detroit’s brunch cafe offers a modern twist on the average brunch options. These dishes are sure to make your mouth water with just a glance. The cafe offers delicious options for vegan and gluten-free diets.

(Photo courtesy of @tara_nicole3 on Instagram)
Green Dot Stables
2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216
This restaurant takes sliders and fries to a whole new level. Popular sliders include The Quinoa Burger, Pork Belly Schnitzel, and the Mystery Meat burger. 
(Photo courtesy of @greendotstables)

Green Dot Stables

2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216
This restaurant takes sliders and fries to a whole new level. Popular sliders include The Quinoa Burger, Pork Belly Schnitzel, and the Mystery Meat burger.

(Photo courtesy of @greendotstables)
Fat Salmon Sushi
11411 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck- 313-305-4347  
Hamtramck’s new sushi spot has been garnering attention and great reviews as fresh, cheap, and delicious. Seating is limited in the former Rock City Eatery space, but fast service and a BYOB policy makes the wait time fly by. 
(Photo via IG @fatsalmon.hamtramck)

Fat Salmon Sushi

11411 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck- 313-305-4347
Hamtramck’s new sushi spot has been garnering attention and great reviews as fresh, cheap, and delicious. Seating is limited in the former Rock City Eatery space, but fast service and a BYOB policy makes the wait time fly by.

(Photo via IG @fatsalmon.hamtramck)
Rose’s Fine Foods
10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214- 313-309-7947
Rose’s Fine Foods offers a charming environment to enjoy your Sunday brunch made from local and fresh ingredients. They even offer a 10 percent discount to anyone who lives within a mile of them. Even if you don’t live nearby, the unique menu options and welcoming staff will ensure you visit more than once.
(Photo via IG account @rebeka0916)

Rose’s Fine Foods

10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48214- 313-309-7947
Rose’s Fine Foods offers a charming environment to enjoy your Sunday brunch made from local and fresh ingredients. They even offer a 10 percent discount to anyone who lives within a mile of them. Even if you don’t live nearby, the unique menu options and welcoming staff will ensure you visit more than once.

(Photo via IG account @rebeka0916)
The Peterboro
420 Peterboro St., Detroit- 313-833-1111 
The owners of Sugar House, Wright & Co., Honest John’s, and Cafe 78 bring another busy eatery, this time to Detroit’s Historic Chinatown district.  The causal dining restaurant offers American Chinese cuisine and craft cocktails. 
(Photo via IG @thepeterboro)

The Peterboro

420 Peterboro St., Detroit- 313-833-1111
The owners of Sugar House, Wright & Co., Honest John’s, and Cafe 78 bring another busy eatery, this time to Detroit’s Historic Chinatown district. The causal dining restaurant offers American Chinese cuisine and craft cocktails.

(Photo via IG @thepeterboro)
Shangri-La
4710 Cass Ave, Detroit- 313-974-7669 
A one stop shop for all Asian cuisines: Spicy thai curries, soft steamed pork buns, sushi rolls, noodle dishes, Americanized crowd favorites like General Chicken, and moshi or bubble tea for dessert. For 15 years, the Midtown outpost of the West Bloomfield restaurant has built up a following with their all day dim sum and authentic Asian flavors. 
(Photo via IG @shantrandetroit)

Shangri-La

4710 Cass Ave, Detroit- 313-974-7669
A one stop shop for all Asian cuisines: Spicy thai curries, soft steamed pork buns, sushi rolls, noodle dishes, Americanized crowd favorites like General Chicken, and moshi or bubble tea for dessert. For 15 years, the Midtown outpost of the West Bloomfield restaurant has built up a following with their all day dim sum and authentic Asian flavors.

(Photo via IG @shantrandetroit)
Mi Pueblo
77278 Dix, Detroit, MI 48209- 313-841-3315
This little restaurant is off the beaten path but offers daily specials and fresh chips and guacamole. Visit on weekends and listen to the live mariachi bands while sipping a margarita bigger than your head. What more could you want?
(Photo via IG account @tylerstipe)

Mi Pueblo

77278 Dix, Detroit, MI 48209- 313-841-3315
This little restaurant is off the beaten path but offers daily specials and fresh chips and guacamole. Visit on weekends and listen to the live mariachi bands while sipping a margarita bigger than your head. What more could you want?

(Photo via IG account @tylerstipe)
Parks & Rec
1942 Grand River, Detroit-313-446-8370 
Old school favorites with a twist, classic breakfast, and innovative new flavors are all sourced from local farmers and artisans. The small space inside the Grand Army of the Republic building fills up fast, but where else in the city could you eat coney chili on a cornbread waffle with cheese and a smoked salmon and pickled vegetable plate in the same meal? 
(Photo via IG @ljpavach)

Parks & Rec

1942 Grand River, Detroit-313-446-8370
Old school favorites with a twist, classic breakfast, and innovative new flavors are all sourced from local farmers and artisans. The small space inside the Grand Army of the Republic building fills up fast, but where else in the city could you eat coney chili on a cornbread waffle with cheese and a smoked salmon and pickled vegetable plate in the same meal?

(Photo via IG @ljpavach)