American Coney Island has served diner fare out of a flatiron building in Detroit since 1917.
There’s nothing like a late-night bite, especially after an evening out at a nightclub or concert. While many restaurants and bars have cut back on their hours in recent years, there are still plenty of spots in metro Detroit with kitchens open after 10 p.m. (Did we miss any good ones? Let us know: [email protected].)
488 Selden St., Detroit; 313-832-5646; honestjohnsdetroit.com
This long-standing Cass Corridor favorite was sold to the trendy Detroit Optimist Society restaurant group in 2014, which fortunately kept much of the spot’s charm (like the jukebox). A “night owl menu” includes dishes like chicken and waffles, burgers, wings, fish and chips, and more served daily until 12:30 a.m.
4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7272; majesticdetroit.com
A simple walk-up counter located in the Majestic Theatre Entertainment complex, Sgt. Pepperoni’s is the perfect spot to stop for a slide or two after a concert at the Majestic Theatre or the Magic Stick. It’s open daily until 2 a.m.
American Coney Island
114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-7758; americanconeyisland.com
Open 24 hours, this long-standing (est. 1917!) spot in a star-spangled flat-iron building serves typical Detroit-style coney island fare like coney dogs, chili cheese fries, gyros, and burgers.
400 East Congress St., Detroit | 15640 W McNichols Rd., Detroit | 29296 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield | 16091 E. 10 mile Rd., Eastpointe | 313-962-2210 | sweetwatertavern.net
You can get chicken wings, considered Detroit’s best, until 1:30 a.m. daily, with weekend carryout available until 2 a.m.
47 Watson St., Detroit; 313-262-6534; greyghostdetroit.com
The kitchen for this upscale-ish spot closes at 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, but a limited late night menu is available until midnight those days and until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday. The late night menu features items like a cheeseburger, baby gem wedge salad, and Brussels sprouts.
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6820 Michigan Ave., Detroit | 27000 John R Rd., Madison Heights
You’ll find a number of these late-night burger joints in metro Detroit that were either former White Tower franchises or inspired by them, serving up cheap, late night eats. The two Telway locations are local favorites and open 24 hours.
624 Brush St., Detroit; 313-962-7067; jacobysbar.com
Established in 1904, this German-style beer hall serves up dishes like schnitzel and potato pancakes, in addition to more standard bar fare. Its kitchen is open daily until midnight.
124 Cadillac Square, Detroit; 313-961-9249; checkerbar.com
This downtown spot serves up burgers, pizza, wings, and more. Its kitchen closes around 1 a.m. these days.
558 Monroe St, Detroit; 313-964-6800; pegasustavernas.com
This Greektown icon serves dishes like moussaka, gyros, stuffed grape leaves, and saganaki (opa!) until 11 p.m. weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends.
4476 2nd Ave., Detroit; 313-832-8464
An archetypal dive bar with pool tables and jukeboxes that serves burgers, fried bologna sandwiches, mozzarella sticks, and more until 11 p.m. daily.