150 W Congress St, Detroit, 313-965-497
**After this restaurant closed its doors in 1991, this year the restaurant opened its doors after a long hiatus with a fully restored and renovated location. You definitely HAVE to stop by and try dish from chef Rick Husseys all new menu. The restaurant still has its original classic flare and unforgettable atmosphere.
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400 E Congress St, Detroit, 313-962-2210
**This is one restaurant you need on your bucket list, because their wings are simply amazing! Every item served is homemade with a goal to please your palate. This classic restaurant is a true Detroit favorite, that you absolutely cant pass up.
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This place is a must-go when it comes to upscale dining in Detroit. If youre in a particularly bougie mood, this mansion turned restaurant will definitely do the trick. The mansion is not only a restaurant, but also holds The Ghostbar Gardens and The Katherine Mcgregor Dessert Parlor.
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1384 Michigan Ave, Detroit, 313- 965-3180
With this place being only one block away from the old Tigers stadium, its a huge part of Detroits history. The sports bar and grill has everything you need, including non-stop sports, the best brews, and burgers. The bar also offers a stadium shuttle during regularly scheduled Red Wings and Tigers games.
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2460 Market St, Detroit, 313-393-1711
Since the 60s this family owned restaurant has perfected the meaning of great food and fantastic atmosphere. Theyre most popularly known for their famous bloody marys and triple decker club sandwich. It should definitely snag a spot on your bucket list because its a true Detroit staple.
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2727 Russell St, Detroit, 313-567-2030
The Detroit hotspot for great soul food and live music performances. Its the perfect place to chill and relax with a few of your friends after work. Start your week off right, on Sundays for an open mic night that you surely wont forget.
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Mercury Burger Bar
2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit, 313-964-5000
This diner- style burger joint earns a spot on our list because its a must for anyone who loves good ole American food. I mean, any place that serves tator-tots automatically wins, right? Anyway, you have to try one of their creative dishes or their fabulous craft brews.
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2457 Russell St, Detroit, 313-567-7879
This definitely isnt Burger King, but at this pizzeria you can have it your way. This place has a huge selection of pizza toppings that range from egg and turkey. We love how anyone can totally pretend theyre a New Yorker for the night with the huge slices almost as big as their face.
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17324 John R. Street, Detroit, 313-86-9722
This earns a spot on our bucket list restaurants because of its authentic german food and atmosphere. The restaurant recently just celebrated its 84th year in the business, so they definitely know a thing or two about good restauranting.
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Bakers Keyboard Lounge
17324 John R St, Detroit, 313- 867- 9722
This jazz club needs to be on every Detroiters bucket list, simply because of all its history. Known as the worlds oldest jazz club, this place has seen performances by Ela Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, and Nat King Cole. Stroll in one day to catch a cool jazzy performance, a quick drink, and an unforgettable meal.
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