August 12, 2016

23 ways to eat dinner for $10 or less in Detroit

Detroit ABOUNDS in fantastic cheap eats and what follows is only a small handful of some of our favorite local dishes for under $10. If there are any you love that we should know about, send your cheap eats nominations to [email protected]

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Ham sandwich | Mike’s Ham Place  | $7 
Southwest | 3700 Michigan Ave | 313-894-6922 
Mike’s Famous Ham Place is well known for legendary, melt-in-your-mouth, salt, delicious pork. While the menu has plenty to offer, if you going to go ham might we suggest the good ol’e standby of the Ham sandwich? Packed with enough meat to satisfy two, or one if loving. 
(Photo: tandembicycle, via Instagram)
Ham sandwich | Mike’s Ham Place | $7
Southwest | 3700 Michigan Ave | 313-894-6922
Mike’s Famous Ham Place is well known for legendary, melt-in-your-mouth, salt, delicious pork. While the menu has plenty to offer, if you going to go ham might we suggest the good ol’e standby of the Ham sandwich? Packed with enough meat to satisfy two, or one if loving. (Photo: tandembicycle, via Instagram)
Pho | Pho Lucky  | Regular $9.43 
Detroit | 3111 Woodward Ave. | (313) 338-3895 
Pho is a Vietnamese dish with broth, rice noodles and an assortment of meat and herbs. At Pho Lucky, there are a dozen different pho options to choose from. 
(Photo: Bill W., via Yelp)
Pho | Pho Lucky | Regular $9.43
Detroit | 3111 Woodward Ave. | (313) 338-3895
Pho is a Vietnamese dish with broth, rice noodles and an assortment of meat and herbs. At Pho Lucky, there are a dozen different pho options to choose from. (Photo: Bill W., via Yelp)
Vegetarian thali meal | Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen | $8  
Madison Heights | 27707 Dequindre Rd | (248) 541-3562 
Looking for something in the meatless variety? Look no further than the Vegetarian Thali Meal from Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen. 
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Vegetarian thali meal | Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen | $8
Madison Heights | 27707 Dequindre Rd | (248) 541-3562
Looking for something in the meatless variety? Look no further than the Vegetarian Thali Meal from Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen. (Photo: threegirlsonesalad, via Instagram)
Tacos | Taquiera Lupitas  | $2.00 
Detroit | 3443 Bagley Ave | (313) 843-1105 
Authentic Mexico food on the cheapy, whether you want tacos, burritos, and everything in-between. No alcohol served here, but who needs that when TACOS.
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Tacos | Taquiera Lupitas | $2.00
Detroit | 3443 Bagley Ave | (313) 843-1105
Authentic Mexico food on the cheapy, whether you want tacos, burritos, and everything in-between. No alcohol served here, but who needs that when TACOS. (Photo: Skighwalker, via Instagram)
 Half chicken | Taqueria El Rey  | $7 
Detroit | 4730 W. Vernor | (313) 357-3094 
There is no better way to spend $7 than on a meal complete with five pieces of chicken, rice, beans, tortillas and salsa. 
(Photo: Yelp user Chris M.)
Half chicken | Taqueria El Rey | $7
Detroit | 4730 W. Vernor | (313) 357-3094
There is no better way to spend $7 than on a meal complete with five pieces of chicken, rice, beans, tortillas and salsa. (Photo: Yelp user Chris M.)
Tacos | Alley Taco  | $2.00 
Detroit | 4614 2nd Ave | (313) 833-0672 
Quick, fresh, quality and all without breaking the bank. Alley Taco, located in the back of Marcus Market, serves a good taco for a fair price. 
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Tacos | Alley Taco | $2.00
Detroit | 4614 2nd Ave | (313) 833-0672
Quick, fresh, quality and all without breaking the bank. Alley Taco, located in the back of Marcus Market, serves a good taco for a fair price. (Photo: Walbycon, via Instagram)
Mystery meat sliders |Green Dot Stables  | $3 
Detroit | 2200 West Lafayette Blvd | (313) 962-5588 
Mystery as in it’s a different sandwich every day, not as in no one know’s why type of meat it is. Your server will gladly tell you what they are serving that specific day. 
(Photo: Mac R., via Yelp)
Mystery meat sliders |Green Dot Stables | $3
Detroit | 2200 West Lafayette Blvd | (313) 962-5588
Mystery as in it’s a different sandwich every day, not as in no one know’s why type of meat it is. Your server will gladly tell you what they are serving that specific day. (Photo: Mac R., via Yelp)
Deviled eggs 4-ways |Checker Bar  | $2.50 
Detroit | 124 Cadillac Sq. | (313) 961-9249 
Simple yet delicious; traditional, jalapeno, BLT, and lobster topped deviled eggs. 
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Deviled eggs 4-ways |Checker Bar | $2.50
Detroit | 124 Cadillac Sq. | (313) 961-9249
Simple yet delicious; traditional, jalapeno, BLT, and lobster topped deviled eggs. (Photo: msupplyco, via Instagram)
Bagel sandwiches |New York Bagel 
Ferndale  | 23316 Woodward Ave., (248) 548-2580 
All served on the finest, freshest, and tastiest bagels in metro-Detroit, with plenty of breakfast and lunch options. All sandwiches come with a pickle and side of coleslaw for that classic deli style combo. 
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Bagel sandwiches |New York Bagel
Ferndale | 23316 Woodward Ave., (248) 548-2580
All served on the finest, freshest, and tastiest bagels in metro-Detroit, with plenty of breakfast and lunch options. All sandwiches come with a pickle and side of coleslaw for that classic deli style combo. (Photo: zachgedda, via Instagram)
Comet Hamburger  |Comet Burger  | $1.75-3.99 
Royal oak | 207 S. Main St., (248) 414-4567 
The single, double, and monster hamburgers are some of the greasiest and tastiest sliders around. Definitely a staple for every local partier on a budget. 
(Photo: ruckerfly89, via Instagram)
Comet Hamburger |Comet Burger | $1.75-3.99
Royal oak | 207 S. Main St., (248) 414-4567
The single, double, and monster hamburgers are some of the greasiest and tastiest sliders around. Definitely a staple for every local partier on a budget. (Photo: ruckerfly89, via Instagram)