25 essential restaurants located in Detroit's suburbs

Detroit is an attractive destination for foodies and everyone knows it — but the food scene in the suburbs of Detroit is extremely exciting to the palate too, with many restaurants, bakeries, and bars that shouldn't be missed. If you're looking for a scrumptious meal, you can satiate yourself at these suburban spots.

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Mabel Gray
23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.
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Mabel Gray

23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.

Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook
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Mabel Gray
23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.
Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park; mabelgraykitchen.com; 248-398-4300
Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.

Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook
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Al-Ameer
12710 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn; alameerrestaurant.com; 313-582-8185
In an area well known for its Mediterranean cuisine, Al-Ameer stands out from the crowd. Family-owned and operated, Al-Ameer serves delicious, authentic dishes including hummus plates, chicken shawarma, and moujadara, a lentil and rice dish made with caramelized onions.
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Al-Ameer

12710 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn; alameerrestaurant.com; 313-582-8185
In an area well known for its Mediterranean cuisine, Al-Ameer stands out from the crowd. Family-owned and operated, Al-Ameer serves delicious, authentic dishes including hummus plates, chicken shawarma, and moujadara, a lentil and rice dish made with caramelized onions.

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Noble Fish
45 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; noblefish.syvatta.com; 248-585-2314
This small Asian food market has a sit-down sushi restaurant in the back, built in the style of Kyoto’s traditional wood buildings. With a wide variety of sushi and vegetarian options, Noble Fish has something for everyone.
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Noble Fish

45 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; noblefish.syvatta.com; 248-585-2314
This small Asian food market has a sit-down sushi restaurant in the back, built in the style of Kyoto’s traditional wood buildings. With a wide variety of sushi and vegetarian options, Noble Fish has something for everyone.

Photo via Noble Fish / Facebook
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Noble Fish
45 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; noblefish.syvatta.com; 248-585-2314
This small Asian food market has a sit-down sushi restaurant in the back, built in the style of Kyoto’s traditional wood buildings. With a wide variety of sushi and vegetarian options, Noble Fish has something for everyone.
Photo via Google Maps

Noble Fish

45 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson; noblefish.syvatta.com; 248-585-2314
This small Asian food market has a sit-down sushi restaurant in the back, built in the style of Kyoto’s traditional wood buildings. With a wide variety of sushi and vegetarian options, Noble Fish has something for everyone.

Photo via Google Maps
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Shangri-La
6407 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township; dineshangrila.com; 248-626-8585
This Chinese restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully decorated interior complete with a stained-glass ceiling. The menu includes sweet and sour pork, wonton soup, jellyfish salad, and Cantonese-style live lobster. Shangri-La also offers a dim sum menu.
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Shangri-La

6407 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township; dineshangrila.com; 248-626-8585
This Chinese restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully decorated interior complete with a stained-glass ceiling. The menu includes sweet and sour pork, wonton soup, jellyfish salad, and Cantonese-style live lobster. Shangri-La also offers a dim sum menu.

Photo via Google Maps
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Shangri-La
6407 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township; dineshangrila.com; 248-626-8585
This Chinese restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully decorated interior complete with a stained-glass ceiling. The menu includes sweet and sour pork, wonton soup, jellyfish salad, and Cantonese-style live lobster. Shangri-La also offers a dim sum menu. 
Photo via Google Maps

Shangri-La

6407 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township; dineshangrila.com; 248-626-8585
This Chinese restaurant serves authentic Cantonese cuisine in a beautifully decorated interior complete with a stained-glass ceiling. The menu includes sweet and sour pork, wonton soup, jellyfish salad, and Cantonese-style live lobster. Shangri-La also offers a dim sum menu.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Emory
22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; theemoryferndale.com; 248-546-8202
The Emory is an upscale lunch and dinner spot located in Ferndale. The menu includes creative takes on classic dishes, such as cajun mac-and-cheese and ginger salad. An extensive selection of beer and wine is also available. The Emory's interior was constructed with wood sourced from a family farm, giving this restaurant a cozy vibe.
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The Emory

22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; theemoryferndale.com; 248-546-8202
The Emory is an upscale lunch and dinner spot located in Ferndale. The menu includes creative takes on classic dishes, such as cajun mac-and-cheese and ginger salad. An extensive selection of beer and wine is also available. The Emory's interior was constructed with wood sourced from a family farm, giving this restaurant a cozy vibe.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Emory
22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; theemoryferndale.com; 248-546-8202
The Emory is an upscale lunch and dinner spot located in Ferndale. The menu includes creative takes on classic dishes, such as cajun mac-and-cheese and ginger salad. An extensive selection of beer and wine is also available. The Emory's interior was constructed with wood sourced from a family farm, giving this restaurant a cozy vibe.
Photo via Google Maps

The Emory

22700 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; theemoryferndale.com; 248-546-8202
The Emory is an upscale lunch and dinner spot located in Ferndale. The menu includes creative takes on classic dishes, such as cajun mac-and-cheese and ginger salad. An extensive selection of beer and wine is also available. The Emory's interior was constructed with wood sourced from a family farm, giving this restaurant a cozy vibe.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Root Restaurant & Bar
340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; therootrestaurant.com; 248-698-2400
The Root serves New American dishes and small plates. With an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients, every dish at The Root is thoughtfully crafted. You can try the Michigan baked brie, which is made with Reny Picot triple crème cheese in a puff pastry, plus arugula, radishes, dried cherries, apples, maple, and balsamic vinaigrette.  
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The Root Restaurant & Bar

340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; therootrestaurant.com; 248-698-2400
The Root serves New American dishes and small plates. With an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients, every dish at The Root is thoughtfully crafted. You can try the Michigan baked brie, which is made with Reny Picot triple crème cheese in a puff pastry, plus arugula, radishes, dried cherries, apples, maple, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Root Restaurant & Bar
340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; therootrestaurant.com; 248-698-2400
The Root serves New American dishes and small plates. With an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients, every dish at The Root is thoughtfully crafted. You can try the Michigan baked brie, which is made with Reny Picot triple crème cheese in a puff pastry, plus arugula, radishes, dried cherries, apples, maple, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Photo via Google Maps

The Root Restaurant & Bar

340 Town Center Blvd., White Lake; therootrestaurant.com; 248-698-2400
The Root serves New American dishes and small plates. With an emphasis on local, fresh ingredients, every dish at The Root is thoughtfully crafted. You can try the Michigan baked brie, which is made with Reny Picot triple crème cheese in a puff pastry, plus arugula, radishes, dried cherries, apples, maple, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Sardine Room
340 S. Main St., Plymouth; thesardineroom.com; 734-416-0261
Designed to resemble a Prohibition-era restaurant and bar, The Sardine Room serves up a selection of fresh seafood dishes, plus a creative brunch menu and handcrafted cocktails. The peel-and-eat shrimp, chilled lobster claws, and deviled oysters are just a few standouts on the dinner menu.
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The Sardine Room

340 S. Main St., Plymouth; thesardineroom.com; 734-416-0261
Designed to resemble a Prohibition-era restaurant and bar, The Sardine Room serves up a selection of fresh seafood dishes, plus a creative brunch menu and handcrafted cocktails. The peel-and-eat shrimp, chilled lobster claws, and deviled oysters are just a few standouts on the dinner menu.

Photo via Google Maps
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The Sardine Room
340 S. Main St., Plymouth; thesardineroom.com; 734-416-0261
Designed to resemble a Prohibition-era restaurant and bar, The Sardine Room serves up a selection of fresh seafood dishes, plus a creative brunch menu and handcrafted cocktails. The peel-and-eat shrimp, chilled lobster claws, and deviled oysters are just a few standouts on the dinner menu.
Photo via Google Maps

The Sardine Room

340 S. Main St., Plymouth; thesardineroom.com; 734-416-0261
Designed to resemble a Prohibition-era restaurant and bar, The Sardine Room serves up a selection of fresh seafood dishes, plus a creative brunch menu and handcrafted cocktails. The peel-and-eat shrimp, chilled lobster claws, and deviled oysters are just a few standouts on the dinner menu.

Photo via Google Maps
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Union Woodshop
18 S. Main St., Clarkston; unionwoodshop.com; 248-625-5660
Located in Clarkston, this smokehouse has an impressive selection of barbecue, smoked meats, and pizzas, as well as house-made sauces. You can try the wood-fired breadsticks with garlic butter and pazzo cheese, the deep-fried pickles, or the cedar-planked salmon.
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Union Woodshop

18 S. Main St., Clarkston; unionwoodshop.com; 248-625-5660
Located in Clarkston, this smokehouse has an impressive selection of barbecue, smoked meats, and pizzas, as well as house-made sauces. You can try the wood-fired breadsticks with garlic butter and pazzo cheese, the deep-fried pickles, or the cedar-planked salmon.

Photo via Google Maps
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Union Woodshop
18 S. Main St., Clarkston; unionwoodshop.com; 248-625-5660
Located in Clarkston, this smokehouse has an impressive selection of barbecue, smoked meats, and pizzas, as well as house-made sauces. You can try the wood-fired breadsticks with garlic butter and pazzo cheese, the deep-fried pickles, or the cedar-planked salmon.
Photo via Google Maps

Union Woodshop

18 S. Main St., Clarkston; unionwoodshop.com; 248-625-5660
Located in Clarkston, this smokehouse has an impressive selection of barbecue, smoked meats, and pizzas, as well as house-made sauces. You can try the wood-fired breadsticks with garlic butter and pazzo cheese, the deep-fried pickles, or the cedar-planked salmon.

Photo via Google Maps
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Vinsetta Garage
27799 Woodward Ave. Berkley; vinsettasgarage.com 248-548-7711
This old garage was repurposed into an artisan burger joint that also serves creative sandwiches and hot dishes. The extensive selection of appetizers includes disco fries made with cheese curds, whole grain mustard gravy, chili flakes, and scallions, as well as a deep-fried coney dog.
Photo via Google Maps

Vinsetta Garage

27799 Woodward Ave. Berkley; vinsettasgarage.com 248-548-7711
This old garage was repurposed into an artisan burger joint that also serves creative sandwiches and hot dishes. The extensive selection of appetizers includes disco fries made with cheese curds, whole grain mustard gravy, chili flakes, and scallions, as well as a deep-fried coney dog.

Photo via Google Maps
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Vinsetta Garage
27799 Woodward Ave. Berkley; vinsettasgarage.com 248-548-7711
This old garage was repurposed into an artisan burger joint that also serves creative sandwiches and hot dishes. The extensive selection of appetizers includes disco fries made with cheese curds, whole grain mustard gravy, chili flakes, and scallions, as well as a deep-fried coney dog.
Photo via Google Maps

Vinsetta Garage

27799 Woodward Ave. Berkley; vinsettasgarage.com 248-548-7711
This old garage was repurposed into an artisan burger joint that also serves creative sandwiches and hot dishes. The extensive selection of appetizers includes disco fries made with cheese curds, whole grain mustard gravy, chili flakes, and scallions, as well as a deep-fried coney dog.

Photo via Google Maps
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Toast
23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; eatattoast.com; 248-398-0444
With locations in Ferndale and Birmingham, Toast offers chic food in a retro interior. The menu includes creative takes on classic breakfast dishes such as a carnitas waffle, bacon-fried rice, and a selection of gourmet omelets. Toast also offers craft beers, wines, and cocktails.
Photo via TOAST Ferndale / Facebook

Toast

23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; eatattoast.com; 248-398-0444
With locations in Ferndale and Birmingham, Toast offers chic food in a retro interior. The menu includes creative takes on classic breakfast dishes such as a carnitas waffle, bacon-fried rice, and a selection of gourmet omelets. Toast also offers craft beers, wines, and cocktails.

Photo via TOAST Ferndale / Facebook
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Toast
23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; eatattoast.com; 248-398-0444
With locations in Ferndale and Birmingham, Toast offers chic food in a retro interior. The menu includes creative takes on classic breakfast dishes such as a carnitas waffle, bacon-fried rice, and a selection of gourmet omelets. Toast also offers craft beers, wines, and cocktails.
Photo via TOAST Ferndale / Facebook

Toast

23144 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; eatattoast.com; 248-398-0444
With locations in Ferndale and Birmingham, Toast offers chic food in a retro interior. The menu includes creative takes on classic breakfast dishes such as a carnitas waffle, bacon-fried rice, and a selection of gourmet omelets. Toast also offers craft beers, wines, and cocktails.

Photo via TOAST Ferndale / Facebook
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Voyager
600 Vester Ave., Ferndale; voyagerferndale.com; 248-658-4999
Voted as one of Esquire Magazine's best new restaurants in America in 2018, Voyager is a can’t-miss spot. Enjoy fresh, sustainably-sourced seafood caught and served within 24-hours. Try Rhode Island clam roll, shrimp and bok choy, or tuna on toast, and check out the list of maritime-themed cocktails.
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Voyager

600 Vester Ave., Ferndale; voyagerferndale.com; 248-658-4999
Voted as one of Esquire Magazine's best new restaurants in America in 2018, Voyager is a can’t-miss spot. Enjoy fresh, sustainably-sourced seafood caught and served within 24-hours. Try Rhode Island clam roll, shrimp and bok choy, or tuna on toast, and check out the list of maritime-themed cocktails.

Photo via Voyager / Facebook
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