November 12, 2021

20 restaurants and bars to take out-of-towners that show the real Detroit

Cooler weather means one thing — the holiday season is near. As domestic and international travel resumes, many of us are preparing for holiday guests for the first time in a while. 

Detroiters know that the city may be most known for coney dogs and Better Made chips, but when it comes to food, the place we call home has so much more to offer. 

Here are a few restaurants and bars that you can take visiting guests to give them an authentic taste and experience of Detroit.

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Sweet Potato Sensations
17337 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-532-7996; sweetpotatosensations.com
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Sweet Potato Sensations

17337 Lahser Rd., Detroit; 313-532-7996; sweetpotatosensations.com

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Sweetwater Tavern
400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
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Sweetwater Tavern

400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net

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Starter’s Bar and Grill
18426 Plymouth Rd., Detroit; 313-837-3630; startersdetroit.com
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Starter’s Bar and Grill

18426 Plymouth Rd., Detroit; 313-837-3630; startersdetroit.com

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SavannahBlue
1431 Times Square, Detroit; 313-926-0783; savannahbluedetroit.com
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SavannahBlue

1431 Times Square, Detroit; 313-926-0783; savannahbluedetroit.com

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Baker’s Keyboard Lounge
20510 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-345-6300;facebook.com/Bakers-Keyboard-Lounge
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Baker’s Keyboard Lounge

20510 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-345-6300;facebook.com/Bakers-Keyboard-Lounge

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Motor City Wine
1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-483-7283; motorcitywine.com
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Motor City Wine

1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-483-7283; motorcitywine.com

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Buddy’s Pizza
17125 Conant St., Detroit; 313-892-9001; buddyspizza.com
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Buddy’s Pizza

17125 Conant St., Detroit; 313-892-9001; buddyspizza.com

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Polish Village Cafe
2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-874-5726; polishvillagecafe.us.com
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Polish Village Cafe

2990 Yemans St., Hamtramck; 313-874-5726; polishvillagecafe.us.com

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Dakota Inn Rathskeller
17324 John R St., Detroit; 313-867-9722; dakota-inn.com
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Dakota Inn Rathskeller

17324 John R St., Detroit; 313-867-9722; dakota-inn.com

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Green Dot Stables
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-962-5588; greendotstables.com 
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Green Dot Stables

2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-962-5588; greendotstables.com

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