20 Michigan-based restaurant chains that are actually good

Michigan sometimes feels inundated with chain restaurants, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. Not all chains are bad, and…

By Metro Times Staff

 Halo Burger 
    Halo Burger, which originated in Flint, is one of the oldest hamburger chains in the country. If you’ve ever wondered where the “deluxe burger” came from, Halo Burger is the creative mind behind it. The chain uses 100 percent fresh, never-frozen beef accompanied by other ingredients for the signature taste.
    
    Photo via  Halo Hamburger / Facebook
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Essential Detroit-area restaurants serving cuisine from all around the world

The Detroit area is home to people from all around the globe who have brought beautiful cultures and exquisite cuisines to the…

By Metro Times Staff

South Korea: Korean Palace
    34744 Dequindre Rd., Sterling Heights
    One of the treats about eating Korean food is the array of a half-dozen side dishes — banchan — that come with the meal. That the little plates of banchan will appear soon after you order is just assumed by the mostly Korean clientele at Korea Palace — you won't find a reference to them on the menu. 
    
    Photo via  Tom Perkins
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Hidden gem restaurants only found in Detroit strip malls

Sometimes the best restaurants are found where you least expect — even at your local strip mall. These easy-to-miss Detroit-area restaurants are…

By Metro Times Staff

Bonoful Sweets & Cafe12085 Conant Ave., HamtramckTucked inside a Hamtramck strip mall, you’ll find this small restaurant which serves affordable Indian, Chinese, and Bangladeshi food. If you decide to eat in, try to snag a booth since they offer a lot of privacy because they have floor to ceiling walls that create little cubbies for your dining experience.
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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Essential Royal Oak restaurants you should have tried by now

Royal Oak has transformed before our eyes in recent years, and if you blink too long you could miss something. Whether you're…

By Metro Times Staff

  Diamonds Steak and Seafood  
    100 S. Main St. 1st Fl., Royal Oak; (248) 291-5201; Sunday-Thursday 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
    
    Diamonds is a recent welcome addition to the Royal Oak food scene. The restaurant serves salads, steaks, burgers, a variety of seafood, and a buffet brunch on weekends. If you’re in the mood for delicious apps like shrimp ceviche and calamari, sides like creamed corn and loaded mashed potatoes, or entrees like filet skewers and coconut shrimp, then this is a worthy place to stop. 
    Photo via Diamonds Steak and Seafood / Facebook
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20 metro Detroit restaurants that are always worth the wait

Mi Pueblo 77278 Dix, Detroit, MI 48209 This little restaurant is off the beaten path but offers daily specials and fresh chips…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit Vegan Soul
    8029 Agnes St., Detroit, MI 48214- 313-649-2759
    Started in 2012, Detroit Vegan Soul works with local food providers to offer delicious tasting food made with fresh and organic ingredients. This West Village eatery also has gluten free and soy free options.
    (Photo via IG account @yelpdetroit)
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Metro Detroit’s best bars and clubs of 2018, as chosen by our readers

The results are in for the 2018 Best of Detroit reader's poll and you, the readers, didn't hold back from letting us…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Rock Club 
     Saint Andrew’s Hall  
    431 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-961-8961;  saintandrewsdetroit.com
    Photo via MT File
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20 of metro Detroit's best bathrooms for selfies

We've all done it — the lighting is off-the-hook flattering and it's been a few days since you've posted to your Instagram.…

By Metro Times Staff

 The Whitney  
     4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-5700  
    Photo via Instagram/ @Lauren_champlin
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20 essential Ferndale restaurants you should've tried by now

Ferndale is a hip city with so many places to eat. From hidden gems to places that are well known, this list…

By Metro Times Staff

Imperial
    22828 Woodward Ave; 248-850-8060
    Mexican food is the root of all happiness, and at Imperial they prove that sentiment to be true. This bar-restaurant hybrid does Mexican street style food right. It’s a place where you can always get a cold beer, some whiskey or tequila, and a good ‘ol taco. Menu favorites are the al pastor taco, adobado de pollo taco, the elote, and the sonoran hot dogs. The drink menu is also quite extensive, so you’ll definitely find something you like. It’s a popular place so be prepared to wait a bit, but it’s worth it. 
    Photo via Imperial Facebook page
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The definitive 10 best chicken wings in Detroit, ranked

We wanted to know what the city's wing masters are doing with their birds, so we traveled all 142 square miles of…

By Metro Times Staff

These are the type of wings that leave a little sting on your tongue, but not too much so — Gather achieves the perfect heat level. What sets the deeply flavorful, green onion-studded wings apart is the dimension added by cooking them above open flame on a wood-fire grill. Served with plenty of green onions and a celery-yogurt sauce — it's the best wing accompaniment in Detroit.
    Photo by Tom Perkins
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15 dog-friendly bars in metro Detroit you should be spending more time at

Atwater in the Park 1175 Lakepointe St, Grosse Pointe Park This vintage church turned bar hotspot, offers Michigan brewed beer and spirits…

By Metro Times Staff

Atwater in the Park
    1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
    This vintage church turned bar hotspot, offers Michigan brewed beer and spirits that are to die for. Not to mention, the extra added bonus of a spacious patio that’s pet friendly. If you're looking to have an extra-good time with your pup, consider this spot as your next outing.
    Photo via IG user @dianewoolseyinteriors
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22 classic Detroit restaurants to put on your bucket list

Caucus Club 150 W Congress St, Detroit, 313-965-497 **After this restaurant closed its doors in 1991, this year the restaurant opened its…

By Metro Times Staff

Louie’s Ham & Corned Beef
    3570 Riopelle St, Detroit; 313-831-1800
    Just from the name you know what you’re in for at this Eastern Market deli: cured meat that’s tangy, lean, and rich. They don’t skimp on your sandwich either. The diner style spot serves burgers, deli sandwiches, and all-day breakfast. They even have a drive-thru option, though you’re best bet is coming inside for great service and hot food while hanging out in their spacious dining area.
    Photo via Yelp user Louie’s Ham & Corned Beef Shop
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17 metro Detroit restaurants with stunning views

Hungry for food with a view? We've got you covered! Located throughout metro Detroit, these are our top 17 picks for restaurants…

By Metro Times Staff

Coors Light Sky Deck at the Detroit Opera House
    1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
    Though you aren't guaranteed rainbows at every visit, the DOH's Coors Light Sky Deck is certainly worth a visit. The rooftop space is open to the public for listed Friday & Saturday home Tigers Games from June 24 through September 23. Doors open two hours before each scheduled game time, and close at midnight. With all ages welcome until 10PM, the Sky Deck is the perfect place to celebrate a home team win, mourn a loss, or ignore the game altogether in style.
    Photo via IG user @bspearing
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10 garage bars you should be drinking at this weekend

There are plenty of spaces around Detroit to get that fresh summer air, without being in that fresh summer air. Each space…

By Metro Times Staff

Tony V’s Tavern
    
    5756 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202 - (313) 833-5595
    
    Tony V’s Tavern a small bar just between Wayne State University's campus and the New Center areas offers up classic bar fare in a comfortable environment. The tavern opens up the garage door, likely closed in the freezing winter months and the space during the summer. Being just block from the Carhartt store, it's the perfect place to have a drink and eat some pizza.
    tonyvstavern.com
    Photo via John L.
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14 places to dine in Detroit if you love bottomless mimosas

Love bottomless mimosas? Is brunch really brunch without the popular champagne and orange juice mix? Of course not, and to help you out,…

By Metro Times Staff

The Grand Trunk Pub
    
     Detroit, MI
    
    Located in the former Grand Trunk Railroad ticket station in Downtown Detroit,  one block from Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. The pub serves mimosas during brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-3pm.
    
    
    
    Photo via Instagram: Grand Trunk Pub
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20 Detroit restaurants to help you cure your hangover

Let's face it, you're not 21 anymore, which means a night of drinking could lead to three days of being less than…

By Metro Times Staff

Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño, 3149 Livernois Ave
    If you've never heard of a pupusa, make a mental note to try one at this Salvadoran eatery. Well, maybe make an actual note, in case you forget after a long night of barhopping. Pupusas are pancake-esque pieces of dough stuffed with thick gooey cheese, pork, and a range of other fillings. Unique to the cuisine of El Salvador, these hidden gems are little pillows of love and tastiness. (Photo via Ashley M., Yelp)
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Inside Detroit's shipping container restaurant The Fountain

We told you it was rolling into Downtown. The shipping container is now open for biz in Campus Martius, just in time…

By Metro Times Staff

Inside Detroit's shipping container restaurant The Fountain
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19 of the best places to eat in Oakland County (according to you)

For our 2016 Best of Detroit readers poll we asked you, the readers, to vote on your favorite places to eat in and around Detroit,…

By Metro Times Staff

Best Vegan or Vegetarian Restaurant: Om Cafe (Courtesy photo)
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68 photos from Dooley's Industry Wednesdays

Photos from Dooley's Industry Wednesdays. 4/20/16 Photos by Dontae Rockymore

By Metro Times Staff

68 photos from Dooley's Industry Wednesdays
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16 mouthwatering photos from El Salpicon

Read our review of Mariscos El Salpicon. Photos by Scott Spellman

By Metro Times Staff

16 mouthwatering photos from El Salpicon
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18 incredible black-owned restaurants in Detroit you should know about

National stories about Detroit's emerging restaurant scene are exciting and all, but those of us who live here know that Motown has a…

By Metro Times Staff

Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles, 19345 Livernois Ave. This popular eatery, founded by former NFL player Ron Bartell, will satisfy your breakfast and soul food cravings day or night. (Photo by Dontae Rockymore)
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