The essential Dearborn restaurants you should have tried by now

Dearborn is known for having one of the largest populations of people from the Middle East in the United States. With that comes a wide variety of food options, including Lebanese, Mediterranean, and halal options.

But Dearborn’s dining scene is as diverse as its community, and there are many other spots worthy of your attention as well.

Here’s a list of essential Dearborn restaurants.

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Miller’s Bar
23700 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-565-2577; millersbar.com
If you want to try one of the best burgers in America (according to Thrillist) then you have to stop at Miller’s in Dearborn. For over 80 years, Miller’s has been serving burgers on wax paper and lunch trays. Last fall, the restaurant was put up for sale because its owners are ready to retire, but for now, it’s still open and in their care.

Miller’s Bar

23700 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-565-2577; millersbar.com

If you want to try one of the best burgers in America (according to Thrillist) then you have to stop at Miller’s in Dearborn. For over 80 years, Miller’s has been serving burgers on wax paper and lunch trays. Last fall, the restaurant was put up for sale because its owners are ready to retire, but for now, it’s still open and in their care.
Bionde’s Super Subs and Pizza 
7544 Greenfield Rd., Dearborn,; 313-581-4250; biondesonline.com
If you’re looking for a fully loaded sub sandwich or a super customizable pizza dripping with cheese and your favorite toppings, Bionde’s is your spot. This carry-out restaurant for its subs like the reuben sub, sloppy joe sub, and pizza steak sub.

Bionde’s Super Subs and Pizza

7544 Greenfield Rd., Dearborn,; 313-581-4250; biondesonline.com

If you’re looking for a fully loaded sub sandwich or a super customizable pizza dripping with cheese and your favorite toppings, Bionde’s is your spot. This carry-out restaurant for its subs like the reuben sub, sloppy joe sub, and pizza steak sub.
​​Pantheion Club
12900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-584-9110; instagram.com/pantheionclub
If you’re confused as to why a strip club has made the list of essential Dearborn restaurants, it’s probably because you have never had lamb chops from Pantheion. It’s quite simple actually — you go for the view, you stay for the food.
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Pantheion Club

12900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-584-9110; instagram.com/pantheionclub

If you’re confused as to why a strip club has made the list of essential Dearborn restaurants, it’s probably because you have never had lamb chops from Pantheion. It’s quite simple actually — you go for the view, you stay for the food.

Mint 29
22000 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-438-0507; mint29.com
Mint 29 is a cool fusion restaurant with a lovely patio and great drinks. The restaurant is housed in a historic building that used to be a federal bank many moons ago. If you’re looking for a great place to get a steak or a flavorful small plate, this is the place.

Mint 29

22000 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-438-0507; mint29.com

Mint 29 is a cool fusion restaurant with a lovely patio and great drinks. The restaurant is housed in a historic building that used to be a federal bank many moons ago. If you’re looking for a great place to get a steak or a flavorful small plate, this is the place.
AlTayeb
15010 W. Warren Ave., Suite 111, Dearborn; 313- 908-9527; altayebrestaurant.com
AlTayeb found a little bit of the spotlight last year when the restaurant was the only Michigan establishment featured on the New York Times  "50 places in America we're most excited about right now" list. 
The Lebanese brunch restaurant features traditional Lebanese breakfast dishes like fava bean stew, makanek sausages, pan-fried eggs, and fatteh.

AlTayeb

15010 W. Warren Ave., Suite 111, Dearborn; 313- 908-9527; altayebrestaurant.com

AlTayeb found a little bit of the spotlight last year when the restaurant was the only Michigan establishment featured on the New York Times "50 places in America we're most excited about right now" list. The Lebanese brunch restaurant features traditional Lebanese breakfast dishes like fava bean stew, makanek sausages, pan-fried eggs, and fatteh.
Taystee’s Burgers
10419 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-724-6535; taysteesburger.com
Taystee’s Burgers menu is what dreams are made of. From coleslaw fries covered in barbecue sauce to mac and cheese balls and thick burgers, there’s a lot to choose from.

Taystee’s Burgers

10419 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-724-6535; taysteesburger.com

Taystee’s Burgers menu is what dreams are made of. From coleslaw fries covered in barbecue sauce to mac and cheese balls and thick burgers, there’s a lot to choose from.
Daves Hot Chicken
22208 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; daveshotchicken.com
Daves Hot Chicken is a Los Angeles-based Nashville Hot Chicken-style chain that brought its talents to Michigan last year. Dearborn is the chain’s first Michigan location, serving a variety of hot chicken tender and slider options.

Daves Hot Chicken

22208 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; daveshotchicken.com

Daves Hot Chicken is a Los Angeles-based Nashville Hot Chicken-style chain that brought its talents to Michigan last year. Dearborn is the chain’s first Michigan location, serving a variety of hot chicken tender and slider options.
Avenue Brunch House
22075 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-757-7366; avenuebrunchhousedearborn.com
We’re going to warn you now, there will definitely be a wait if you go on the weekend, but the wait is absolutely worth it. Dearborn’s Avenue Brunch House offers a variety of menu items that doesn’t necessarily put their menu in one brunch genre. You can get a Greek omelet, beignets, Southern biscuits and gravy, loaded fries, and so much more.

Avenue Brunch House

22075 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-757-7366; avenuebrunchhousedearborn.com

We’re going to warn you now, there will definitely be a wait if you go on the weekend, but the wait is absolutely worth it. Dearborn’s Avenue Brunch House offers a variety of menu items that doesn’t necessarily put their menu in one brunch genre. You can get a Greek omelet, beignets, Southern biscuits and gravy, loaded fries, and so much more.
Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop
10405 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-406-5854; thelobsterfoodtruck.com
The Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop is what the dreams of lobster lovers are made of. From lobster mac-n-cheese, fried lobster bites, and of course, a lobster roll (hot or cold), this food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar gives Detroit a taste of the sea all year round.
Lobster Food Truck / Instagram

Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop

10405 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-406-5854; thelobsterfoodtruck.com

The Lobster Food Truck & Pitstop is what the dreams of lobster lovers are made of. From lobster mac-n-cheese, fried lobster bites, and of course, a lobster roll (hot or cold), this food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar gives Detroit a taste of the sea all year round.
Holy Cluck
25827 W. Warren St., Dearborn Heights; 313-908-1495; facebook.com/HolyCluckOfficial
Is it technically in Dearborn Heights? Yes, but we’re going to include it on this list anyway. Holy Cluck offers a variety of chicken sandwiches, like the Mac Cluckin’, a chicken sandwich topped with, you guessed it, macaroni and cheese.
Holy Cluck/Facebook

Holy Cluck

25827 W. Warren St., Dearborn Heights; 313-908-1495; facebook.com/HolyCluckOfficial

Is it technically in Dearborn Heights? Yes, but we’re going to include it on this list anyway. Holy Cluck offers a variety of chicken sandwiches, like the Mac Cluckin’, a chicken sandwich topped with, you guessed it, macaroni and cheese.