The essential Downriver restaurants that you should have tried by now

When it comes to local dining scenes, Downriver isn’t necessarily the first area that comes to mind. However, the group of cities…

By Metro Times Staff

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill
18561 Allen Rd., Melvindale; 313-586-3125;

If you’re looking for a great dive bar, with great food, good drinks and better people, look no further than this Melvindale neighborhood bar.
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to metro Detroit in 2022

While 2021 was a surprisingly great year for new eats in metro Detroit, it looks like 2022 might just top it. From…

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    4120 Second St., Detroit;
    After a previous target opening of late 2021 passed, it seems likely that this Italian- and SoCal-themed spot will open this year. Sauce is under the Heirloom Hospitality group, helmed by Jeremy Sasson (Prime + Proper, a Detroit and Birmingham’s Townhouse), and will feature a menu by former Otus Supply chef Myles McVay. 
    Photo by Steve Neavling
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The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers

The results are in for the 2020 Best of Detroit reader's poll and our readers didn't hold back from letting us know…

By Metro Times Staff

The Detroit area’s best restaurants in 2020, according to our readers
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35 essential Latino-owned restaurants in Detroit you should have tried by now

We have four words for you: SUPPORT LATINO-OWNED BUSINESSES. We're not sorry for yelling because those of us who live here know…

By Metro Times Staff

El Rancho Restaurant
    5900 Vernor Hwy, Detroit; 313-843-2151;
    El Rancho Mexican Restaurant opened in 1983, offering traditional Mexican cuisine via family recipes, some of which are secret.
    Photo by Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez of Featherstone
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15 hole-in-the-wall sandwich spots you should have tried by now

When it comes to sandwiches, you don't need to go to a fancy restaurant to find the best. Great sandwiches often exist…

By Metro Times Staff

Nathan’s Deli
    581 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; 313-962-3354;
    Nathan’s serves deli sandwiches, roll-up sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, and more. It also offers catering and vegetarian options.
    Photo via Nathan’s Deli / Facebook
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The 20 hottest restaurants in the Detroit area right at this moment

The restaurant scene in the Detroit area is hotter than hot, and all the options might make you dizzy. To help you…

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    1249 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-816-8100;
    With 4,500-square-feet, Leila has the space to serve family-style Lebanese dishes. Classic fare includes dry-rubbed pork, grilled meat dishes called mashawi, and a selection of seafood.
    Photo via Leila / Facebook
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20 of the best new restaurants that opened in Detroit in 2019

In 2019, Detroit gained a number of new restaurants and bars. From pizza to pierogis, here's a few favorites.

By Metro Times Staff

    1509 Broadway St., Detroit; 313-855-2757;
    While Detroit has no shortage of diners, Karl’s stands out. Located in the beautifully decorated Siren Hotel, Karl’s is run by Chef Kate, the mastermind behind Corktown’s nationally recognized Lady of the House restaurant.
    Photo via Karl’s / Facebook
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26 Detroit-area spots serving food on Thanksgiving Day in 2019

Don't want to cook? You don't have to! These restaurants are making Thanksgiving less stressful by offering brunches, dinners, or buffets so…

By Metro Times Staff

The Henry, Autograph Collection
    300 Town Center Dr., Dearborn; 313-441-2000;
    The Autograph Collection is located in the beautiful and historic dining area of The Marriott in Dearborn. A full course Thanksgiving meal with choices of sides and dessert will be served. The meal costs $58.80 per person, or $32 for children ages 4 to 12. 
    Photo via The Henry - Autograph Collection / Facebook
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Essential Detroit-area bars with food as good as their drinks

Sometimes going to the bar is so fun that you don't want to have to make another stop at a restaurant just…

By Metro Times Staff

Woodbridge Pub
    5169 Trumbull Ave.; 313-833-2701;
    With mouth-watering menu selections such as spinach and artichoke dip, feta philo with honey, and Michigan cherry salad, Woodbridge Pub is a great spot to grab a beer and a filling, hearty meal. Plus, most dishes are crafted with ingredients sourced from urban farmers and vendors located within five miles of the pub.Photo via Woodbridge Pub Detroit / Facebook
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17 places to find pumpkin pie in the Detroit area

It's that time of year again — pumpkin pie season. For this scrumptious seasonal dessert, you don't have to settle for a…

By Metro Times Staff

Hermann’s Bakery
    317 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-541-3218;
    Hermann’s offers breads, cakes, and other sweet treats, all homemade at their Royal Oak shop. In addition to a classic pumpkin pie, Hermann’s also offers a nut and streusel-topped version. 
    Photo via Hermann’s Bakery / Facebook
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25 essential restaurants located in Detroit's suburbs

Detroit is an attractive destination for foodies and everyone knows it — but the food scene in the suburbs of Detroit is…

By Metro Times Staff

Mabel Gray
    23825 John R Rd., Hazel Park;; 248-398-4300
    Mabel Gray serves exciting, innovative dishes in a cozy atmosphere. With no set menu, Mabel Gray emphasizes seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from Chef Rigato's network of local farms, butchers, and foragers.
    Photo via Mabel Gray / Facebook
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20 of the best happy hour specials in Detroit right now

The 9-to-5 grind getting you down? We get it. The struggle is real, but thankfully it doesn't have to be really expensive. Once…

By Metro Times Staff

Lady of the House
    1426 Bagley St, Detroit; 313-818-0218;
    Tuesday - Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    This Corktown spot has $6 brews, daiquiris, martinis, and red and white wine.
    Photo via Lady of the House Detroit / Facebook
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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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30 metro Detroit restaurants that are gone but not forgotten

Saying goodbye can be tough. Especially when it comes to some of our favorite restaurants. From Italian staples, hole-in-the-wall diners, and trendy…

By Metro Times Staff

Mae’s in Pleasant Ridge
    The tiny Pleasant Ridge shop was the quintessential hipster breakfast spot and it was wonderful and we miss it. Closed in 2016.
    Photo via Facebook
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18 delectable Detroit happy hour deals

The 9 to 5 grind getting you down? We get it. The struggle is real but thankfully it doesn't have to be really…

By Metro Times Staff

The Keep 
      140 Cadillac Square; 313-223-2626  
    Photo via Instagram,  takeamegabite 
    $2 Miller High Lifes and $2 off classic cocktails like the Tom Collins, Bees Knees, and Sidecar.
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16 of the best weekly dining deals in metro Detroit

  Don't let consumption consume your wallet. From 1/2 off sliders to $2 slices, there are plenty of dining discounts in metro…

By Metro Times Staff

 POP + Offworld Arcade — ½ off pizza on Mondays
    128 Cadillac Square, Detroit; 313-961-9249
    A good day to get some gaming in. If you’d prefer to go out and game another day, consider Tuesday, when Offworld hosts a $2 takeover that includes pizza slices, well drinks, and Stroh's.
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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…

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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.
    Photo via John L.
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7 photos from Black Eagle at the Bosco

photos by Tom Perkins.

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7 photos from Black Eagle at the Bosco
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19 photos from Rugby Grille

Photos by Scott Spellman.

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19 photos from Rugby Grille
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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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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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27 mouthwatering photos from La Strada Dolci e Caffe

Read our full review and learn why we called La Strada Dolci e Caffe "a vacation for your mouth". Photos by Scott…

By Metro Times Staff

27 mouthwatering photos from La Strada Dolci e Caffe
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19 photos from Forest

photos by Scott Spellman

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19 photos from Forest
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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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The ultimate 61 dining and drinking essentials during the Detroit auto show

The North American International Auto Show. It's an annual event for you. Maybe it's a time for you and the family to…

By Metro Times Staff

Standby - 225 Gratiot Ave., Elegant craft cocktails, paired with thoughtful small plates and entrees (photo from Facebook).
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9 essential Detroit coffee shops

Whether you want to hang out for seven hours on your laptop uninterrupted, or grab the most amazing third wave, single origin,…

By Metro Times Staff

Astro Coffee 
    Beans: Stellar selection of single origins from best roasters in the U.S.
    Brew: Espresso and pour-overs, with espresso-based drinks reigning.
    Space: Packed in tight, so maybe not the best place to work on your novel.
    Vibe: Depends greatly on the time of day, but it's friendly and fun.
    Food: Small selection of tasty vegetarian food and snacks.
    Pro Tip: Don't try to park on that block (Slows!), and by all means get an espresso. They pull the best shots in town, hands down.
    2124 Michigan Ave, Detroit; 313-638-2989; Open 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday. (Photo via Instagram)
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