61 Detroit restaurants you should have tried by now

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Green Dot Stables 
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-962-5588
Snatch gourmet-inspired sliders, a variety of fries, brews and cocktails — all at rock-bottom prices.
Photo via Instagram, GreenDotStables
Green Dot Stables
2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-962-5588
Snatch gourmet-inspired sliders, a variety of fries, brews and cocktails — all at rock-bottom prices.
Photo via Instagram, GreenDotStables
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Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop 
1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000
It's not like Mudgie's needs any more recognition since everyone in Detroit is obsessed with the sandwich shop, but the extra praise from the ultimate listicle website Thrillist sure won't hurt.The website released their 33 best sandwich shops in all of America, and our beloved Mudgie's made the cut.
Photo via Instagram user @mudgies313
Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop
1300 Porter St., Detroit; 313-961-2000
It's not like Mudgie's needs any more recognition since everyone in Detroit is obsessed with the sandwich shop, but the extra praise from the ultimate listicle website Thrillist sure won't hurt.The website released their 33 best sandwich shops in all of America, and our beloved Mudgie's made the cut.
Photo via Instagram user @mudgies313
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Bobcat Bonnie’s 
1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1383
Bobcat Bonnie’s is a gastropub that brings its customers a new rendition of American food. Their menu offers classic fare such as hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, tater tots, and fish and chips. One can also see the global inspiration in some of their dishes like their kimchi bowl.
Photo via Instagram, bobcatbonnie’s
Bobcat Bonnie’s
1800 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-962-1383
Bobcat Bonnie’s is a gastropub that brings its customers a new rendition of American food. Their menu offers classic fare such as hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, tater tots, and fish and chips. One can also see the global inspiration in some of their dishes like their kimchi bowl.
Photo via Instagram, bobcatbonnie’s
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Atwater Brewery 
237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit; 313-877-9205
Atwater Brewery has all the bar fare one can think of. Traditional foods like pizza, burgers, and wings are served here including non-traditional foods like poutine, vegan buffalo wings, and falafel sandwiches.
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Atwater Brewery
237 Joseph Campau Ave, Detroit; 313-877-9205
Atwater Brewery has all the bar fare one can think of. Traditional foods like pizza, burgers, and wings are served here including non-traditional foods like poutine, vegan buffalo wings, and falafel sandwiches.
Photo via Facebook
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American Coney Island
114 W Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-7758
American Coney Island, established in 1917, takes the crown as best in Wayne County. Made with Dearborn hot dogs in natural casing, classic Detroit-style sauce, mustard, and onions, their coneys stand up against their competition.
Photo via Instagram user @puredetroit313
American Coney Island
114 W Lafayette Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-7758
American Coney Island, established in 1917, takes the crown as best in Wayne County. Made with Dearborn hot dogs in natural casing, classic Detroit-style sauce, mustard, and onions, their coneys stand up against their competition.
Photo via Instagram user @puredetroit313
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Bucharest Grill
110 Piquette St., Detroit; 313-965-3111
Bucharest started as an inexpensive Romanian eatery in the back of the Park Bar, serving loaded pitas to boozy patrons. Now, it's a successful mini-chain, with locations in Corktown, Rivertown, Avenue of Fashion, and Milwaukee Junction. That growth can be credited in part to the subtle flavors of Bucharest's handmade shawarma. It comes in beef, chicken, vegetarian (long distinguished by its quirky inclusion of mayo and fries), and, grandest of all, the Bucharest, with grilled marinated chicken.
Photo via Instagram user @eatgreendetroit
Bucharest Grill
110 Piquette St., Detroit; 313-965-3111
Bucharest started as an inexpensive Romanian eatery in the back of the Park Bar, serving loaded pitas to boozy patrons. Now, it's a successful mini-chain, with locations in Corktown, Rivertown, Avenue of Fashion, and Milwaukee Junction. That growth can be credited in part to the subtle flavors of Bucharest's handmade shawarma. It comes in beef, chicken, vegetarian (long distinguished by its quirky inclusion of mayo and fries), and, grandest of all, the Bucharest, with grilled marinated chicken.
Photo via Instagram user @eatgreendetroit
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Detroit Vegan Soul
8029 Agnes St., Detroit; 313-649-2759
Detroit Vegan Soul offers a multitude of vegan goodness — if you are vegan, vegetarian, or just not in a meat-eating mood, this place will satisfy your appetite with sumptuous soulful dishes.
Photo via Yelp user, Chelsea B.
Detroit Vegan Soul
8029 Agnes St., Detroit; 313-649-2759
Detroit Vegan Soul offers a multitude of vegan goodness — if you are vegan, vegetarian, or just not in a meat-eating mood, this place will satisfy your appetite with sumptuous soulful dishes.
Photo via Yelp user, Chelsea B.
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Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-237-10001
This breakfast and lunch joint is a staple in downtown Detroit. Get mile-high stacks of French toast and pancakes or savory eggs dishes here, plus lunch options like a classic Maurice salad.
Photo via Instagram user @dennisdlin
Hudson Cafe
1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-237-10001
This breakfast and lunch joint is a staple in downtown Detroit. Get mile-high stacks of French toast and pancakes or savory eggs dishes here, plus lunch options like a classic Maurice salad.
Photo via Instagram user @dennisdlin
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Johnny Noodle King
2601 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-309-7946
Detroiters can at last slurp to their heart's delight. Brought to you by Jacques Driscoll and chef Les Molnar of Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King's name pays homage to the restaurant's former incarnation, Johnny Ham King. But fashions change, and while ham may have had a following back in the day, the ramen craze that's been in full force for several years on the coasts has finally made its way to metro Detroit.
Photo via Instagram user @johnnynoodleking
Johnny Noodle King
2601 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-309-7946
Detroiters can at last slurp to their heart's delight. Brought to you by Jacques Driscoll and chef Les Molnar of Green Dot Stables, Johnny Noodle King's name pays homage to the restaurant's former incarnation, Johnny Ham King. But fashions change, and while ham may have had a following back in the day, the ramen craze that's been in full force for several years on the coasts has finally made its way to metro Detroit.
Photo via Instagram user @johnnynoodleking
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El Barzon
3710 Junction St, Detroit; 313-894-2070
El Barzon specializes in Cocina Poblana, which is the cuisine of the city Puebla in southern Mexico. The menu has many options from pasta to veal, and of course, traditional Mexican specialties.
Photo via Yelp user, Tara L.
El Barzon
3710 Junction St, Detroit; 313-894-2070
El Barzon specializes in Cocina Poblana, which is the cuisine of the city Puebla in southern Mexico. The menu has many options from pasta to veal, and of course, traditional Mexican specialties.
Photo via Yelp user, Tara L.
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Le Petit Zinc Creperie & Cafe
1055 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-963-28051
Chef Charles Sorel was raised in France, but has the Caribbean personality of his native Martinique, Le Petit Zinc provides a splash of sunlight at this breakfast-and-lunch spot in Corktown. Patrons may order crêpes, salads, sandwiches, cheese, ratatouille, and coffee.
Photo via Instagram user @detroitfoodnetwork
Le Petit Zinc Creperie & Cafe
1055 Trumbull Ave., Detroit; 313-963-28051
Chef Charles Sorel was raised in France, but has the Caribbean personality of his native Martinique, Le Petit Zinc provides a splash of sunlight at this breakfast-and-lunch spot in Corktown. Patrons may order crêpes, salads, sandwiches, cheese, ratatouille, and coffee.
Photo via Instagram user @detroitfoodnetwork
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Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles
19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-861-0229
Founded by former NFL player Ron Bartell, this chicken and waffle eatery serves food that will provide all the comfort your soul needs.  
Photo via Instagram user @Kuzzoschickenandwaffles
Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles
19345 Livernois Ave., Detroit; 313-861-0229
Founded by former NFL player Ron Bartell, this chicken and waffle eatery serves food that will provide all the comfort your soul needs.
Photo via Instagram user @Kuzzoschickenandwaffles
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Elwood Bar & Grill
300 E Adams Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2337
This charming little Art Deco diner was slated for demolition to make way for Comerica Park, so its owner picked up the building and moved it right behind the ballpark’s scoreboard.
Photo via Instagram user @milodetroit
Elwood Bar & Grill
300 E Adams Ave., Detroit; 313-962-2337
This charming little Art Deco diner was slated for demolition to make way for Comerica Park, so its owner picked up the building and moved it right behind the ballpark’s scoreboard.
Photo via Instagram user @milodetroit
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Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-961-2543
This restaurant and club is one of the most famous establishments from Detroit’s prohibition era. With a decadent menu, bar and live music, Cliff Bell’s is the place to be at night.
Photo via Yelp user, Chelcie W.
Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave., Detroit; 313-961-2543
This restaurant and club is one of the most famous establishments from Detroit’s prohibition era. With a decadent menu, bar and live music, Cliff Bell’s is the place to be at night.
Photo via Yelp user, Chelcie W.
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Eastern Market Brewing
2515 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-502-5165
A concept that was the brainchild of three friends, Eastern Market Brewing Co. is a great social spot to stop by. The brewery serves both traditional and experimental beer.
Photo via Instagram, Mom.Babe
Eastern Market Brewing
2515 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-502-5165
A concept that was the brainchild of three friends, Eastern Market Brewing Co. is a great social spot to stop by. The brewery serves both traditional and experimental beer.
Photo via Instagram, Mom.Babe
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La Feria
4130 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-285-9081
The place is phenomenally popular because chef, co-owner, and Seville-native Pilar Baron-Hidalgo is making real Spanish tapas. There’s not a misstep on the menu. One evening, we were told the cocido was not available because it “wasn’t up to the chef’s standards tonight.” True or not, what a clever way to signal to the diner that the bar is set high.
Photo via Instagram @am_breaux
La Feria
4130 Cass Ave., Detroit; 313-285-9081
The place is phenomenally popular because chef, co-owner, and Seville-native Pilar Baron-Hidalgo is making real Spanish tapas. There’s not a misstep on the menu. One evening, we were told the cocido was not available because it “wasn’t up to the chef’s standards tonight.” True or not, what a clever way to signal to the diner that the bar is set high.
Photo via Instagram @am_breaux
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London Chop House
155 W Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-0277
A Detroit tradition that began in the late '30s, the London Chop House oozes class and style. While its clientele is no longer restricted to auto barons, celebrities, and high-ranking officials, the place still has an air of sophistication and exclusivity. Perhaps it's the menu, maybe it's the decor — whatever it is, the London Chop House is an institution in Detroit.
Photo via Instagram user @feedmeannarbor
London Chop House
155 W Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-0277
A Detroit tradition that began in the late '30s, the London Chop House oozes class and style. While its clientele is no longer restricted to auto barons, celebrities, and high-ranking officials, the place still has an air of sophistication and exclusivity. Perhaps it's the menu, maybe it's the decor — whatever it is, the London Chop House is an institution in Detroit.
Photo via Instagram user @feedmeannarbor
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Ima
2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-502-5959
Serving up a seasonal menu of udon noodles, bibimbap and curry rice bowls, and sharable plates like "Ima" tacos (made with a shaved jicama, wakame slaw, green chili hot sauce, shiso, and choice of protein), and steamed edamame, the eatery is the passion project of chef-owner Mike Ransom.
Photo via Instagram user @imadetroit
Ima
2015 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-502-5959
Serving up a seasonal menu of udon noodles, bibimbap and curry rice bowls, and sharable plates like "Ima" tacos (made with a shaved jicama, wakame slaw, green chili hot sauce, shiso, and choice of protein), and steamed edamame, the eatery is the passion project of chef-owner Mike Ransom.
Photo via Instagram user @imadetroit
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Huron Room
2547 Bagley Ave., Detroit; 313-265-3325
Situated inside a former abandoned liquor store and adjoined by the Our/Vodka distillery, the spot introduces the neighborhood to classic fish and chips, where ingredients pay homage to everything Michigan in a room that is noticeably bright and nautical-themed.
Photo via Instagram user @huronroom
Huron Room
2547 Bagley Ave., Detroit; 313-265-3325
Situated inside a former abandoned liquor store and adjoined by the Our/Vodka distillery, the spot introduces the neighborhood to classic fish and chips, where ingredients pay homage to everything Michigan in a room that is noticeably bright and nautical-themed.
Photo via Instagram user @huronroom
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Jamaican Pot
14615 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-659-60331
Jamaican Pot offers classic Jamaican fare such as jerk chicken, chicken curry, salmon, and stew.
Photo via Yelp user, Belle L.
Jamaican Pot
14615 W. Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-659-60331
Jamaican Pot offers classic Jamaican fare such as jerk chicken, chicken curry, salmon, and stew.
Photo via Yelp user, Belle L.
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