24060 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge; 248-548-5355; maesdetroit.com
For decades, this snug diner was home to Anna's Coffee Shoppe. In 2010, the folks at Mae's updated the little restaurant while still keeping with the 1950s charm. It's not hard to see what our readers love about this place — cheap, quality food in a comfy neighborhood nook. If you're regretting last night's festivities, order the "Hangover Platter": two eggs scrambled with cheddar cheese, hash browns, a biscuit with sausage gravy and your choice of bacon, sausage links or ham. Or try the Aebelskivers, an order of five spherical Scandinavian "pancakes" served with fresh whipped cream and your choice of strawberries or raspberries in syrup. They aren't lying when they say you'll never be able to eat regular pancakes again.
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