20 small town Michigan restaurants worth a drive

When it comes to our definition of a “small town” in Michigan, we have to be very honest, it’s anything and everything…

By Metro Times Staff

Tonys I75 Restaurant
8781 Main St., Birch Run; 989-624-5860; tonysi75restaurant.com

If you have a thing for bacon, Tonys I75 Restaurant is the place you need to go. While Tonys serves everything from breakfast and burgers to Mexican inspired dishes, the one-pound BLT is the standout item.
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20 restaurants that have opened in the Detroit area so far in 2022

Many restaurants are still reeling from the pandemic, as made evident by the amount of restaurants we lost in 2021. Things seem…

By Metro Times Staff

Charminar Biryani
111 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6236; charminarmi.com
Charminar Biryani Express opened in Detroit  early this spring bringing Indian cuisine right across the street from Wayne State University.
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These before and after photos show how metro Detroit’s restaurants have changed over the last decade

Detroit is a city that is used to change. We're a city currently in the thick of a massive renaissance. One that…

By Metro Times Staff

These before and after photos show how Detroit’s restaurants have changed over the last decade
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25 places to buy delicious paczki for Fat Tuesday in the Detroit area

The hedonistic holiday of Fat Tuesday in Detroit is one filled with tradition and glazed with Polish heritage: it's the time to…

By Metro Times Staff

 New Palace Bakery
    9833 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334; newpalacebakery.com 
    New Palace Bakery might be one of Detroit's most beloved bakeries for all things packzi. If you want an authentic Detroit packzi experience, it's best to get in line here early—very early.
    Photo via New Palace Bakery/Facebook
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Detroit's Black-owned restaurants everyone should've tried by now

Detroit is a city with a rich culture, a whole lot of soul, and great food. It's also one of the Blackest…

By Metro Times Staff

Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails
    16801 Plymouth Rd., Detroit; 313-653-3700; fusionflare.net
    When owner-chef Maashelle Sykes opened her new American and soul food eatery in 2019, it marked the first full-service restaurant to open in Detroit’s west side Joy community in nearly 20 years. Their menu includes plates like fried catfish with a remoulade sauce, grilled pork chops, and buttermilk fried chicken, and different preparations of shrimp, as well as vegan options.
    Photo via  Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails/Facebook
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The top 20 soul food restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Good food feeds the soul, and great soul food warms your heart. As the weather gets cooler, the desire for warm and…

By Metro Times Staff

8. Beans & Cornbread
    29852 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-208-1680
    “This was my first time in the Motor City and we chose to dine at Beans and Cornbread. I must say this establishment is very inviting to say the least complimented with a friendly staff and delicious "Soul Food" makes you feel right at home. Especially, during the holidays. I'll dine here anytime I visit the "Motor City.” - Ambrosia S.
    Update: Since this publishing, Beans & Cornbread has been renamed Cornbread Restaurant + Bar and has relocated down the street from its original location to 29852 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield.
    Photo via Google Maps
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The 20 best steakhouses in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Sometimes that craving hits and all you want is a nice, perfectly seasoned steak (with some sort of potato, of course). When…

By Metro Times Staff

4. Roast
    1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-2500
    “Amazing dinner last night, from the manhattans, bone marrow and tomato salad. NY Steak, and scallops were the best we've had. Service is top notch. Best dining experience we have had in a long time.” - Russell G.
    Photo via 
     Roast/ Facebook
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The 20 most-anticipated new restaurants opening in Detroit in late 2021

The restaurant industry might have been the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. As fast as restaurants were closing, new restaurants openings…

By Metro Times Staff

Sloppy Crab
    519 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; sloppycrabdetroit.com 
    There’s nothing sloppy about this crab. The restaurant takes the traditional seafood boil and ditches the buttery bag in favor of pricier items like Sloppy Crab Prawns, Lobster Crab Cakes, and something called the Sloppy Seafood Pot.
    Photo by Lee DeVito
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40 essential Detroit-area pizza restaurants everyone should try at least once

While we might have our go-to pizza spots nearby, we're always on our own personal quest to find the perfect slice. From…

By Metro Times Staff

    22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-667-4439; comosrestaurant.com
    This Italian-American restaurant has endured a major facelift over the past couple of years but it remains a Ferndale favorite for late-night pizza. 
    Photo via COMO’s Ferndale / Facebook
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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; elranchomexrest.com
    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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30 essential Detroit area sandwich shops you should have tried by now

Let's be real: We've never met a sandwich we didn't like. In fact, our personal nutritional pyramid is made up of 65%…

By Metro Times Staff

Ernie’s Market
    8500 Capital St., Oak Park; 248-541-9703; erniessandwichshop.com
    Ernie’s is known for its large, unique sandwiches — and for Ernie, a shopkeep with a propensity for saying, “Baby!” You can put a number of toppings on them, and choose from a wide variety of sides. The local business has been serving the community for years.
    Photo via Ernie’s Market / Facebook
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20 best Detroit restaurants for takeout and delivery, according to Yelp

You know what they say about opinions: they're like assholes, everyone has one. And, well, sometimes the people with opinions and assholes,…

By Metro Times Staff

10. Pie-Sci Pizza
    5163 Trumbull St., Detroit; 313-818-0290;  piescipizza.com
    We’re not particularly religious or anything, but a bite of Pie-Sci Pizza is like a deep-throat kiss with god. OK — so we have no idea what that is supposed to mean but honestly, this experimental pizza joint (which offers loads of vegan options) in Woodbridge is so good that we feel dizzy just talking about it. And apparently we’re not alone. Just listen to Abby M. from Cleveland, who says the spot "just ruined EVERY OTHER PIZZA PLACE in the USA for me. Pie Sci gives pizza the upgrade you didn't know you wanted, but needed. Is beans on pizza good? no, right? Wrong.” Pie-Sci changes their menu seasonally, which means your favorite pie won’t stick around long but it’s likely they’ll just give you another favorite to lust after and long for.
    Photo via Pie-Sci/Facebook
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25 essential Detroit-area taco spots offering carryout and curbside

Tacos are like snowflakes — no two are the same. Unlike snowflakes, however, tacos are delicious and we want tacos. All of…

By Metro Times Staff

Dos Locos Tacos
    10337 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-872-6838; doslocostacos.com
    Dos Locos Tacos is accepting phone orders for carryout.
    Photo via Dos Locos Tacos/Facebook
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15 high-end metro Detroit restaurants offering curbside takeout to class up your quarantine

There's nothing wrong with pizza from your favorite chain, but a month into Michigan's stay-at-home order and we miss, well, a lot…

By Metro Times Staff

    8044 Kercheval Ave., Detroit; 313-652-0200; marrowdetroit.com
    A contemporary butcher shop and restaurant with a local and sustainable philosophy, Marrow is showing us the beef, brisket, and beyond with their pick-up and delivery options. You can order everything from Marrow-assembled grocery kits with butcher shop essentials, brunch supplies, as well as meal kits for dumplings, ramen, meatballs, and more. For the ultimate meat freak, they've got ready-to-grill butcher bundles that include lamb, pork, sausage, and rabbit. They also have a selection of wine and beer to-go.
    Photo via Marrow/Facebook
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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; nathansdelidetroit.com
    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…

By Metro Times Staff

    1249 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-816-8100; leiladetroit.com
    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 Detroit chicken wing spots you should have tried by now

Moist towelette? Check. Ranch? You bet. A frosty cold one to wash down the Detroit delicacy most commonly known as the humble…

By Metro Times Staff

Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St.; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    Sweetwater, a perennial favorite for wings, doesn't disappoint. These are what wings should be. Vinegary, spicy, and charred but still moist. Where mere mortals will pack wings with too much salt or rely heavily on cayenne and heat, the wing gods at Sweetwater know about balance and how to produce a piquant wing that lives up to the hype.
    Photo by Tom Perkins
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Michigan in 2020

This year was good, but next year is looking even more scrumptious. The metro Detroit food scene is about to serve up…

By Metro Times Staff

Eastern Market Brewing Company
    Expected to open in early 2020 at 567 Livernois Ave., Ferndale
    Eastern Market Brewing Company bought Axle Brewing Company, formerly Livernois Tap. Because the new location will not be in Eastern Market, they may offer different beers.
    Photo via Eastern Market Brewing Co / 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; karlsdetroit.com
    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; behenry.com
    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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The cheesiest foods in the Detroit area

Cheese is one of the loveliest things in the world. If you’re hungry and only something cheesy will hit the spot, these…

By Metro Times Staff

    Melting Pot
    888 W Big Beaver Rd., Troy; 248-362-2221; meltingpot.com
    Known for its wide variety of fondue, the Melting Pot is sure to have something for everyone. From Wisconsin cheddar to fiesta fondue, you and your friends can surely dip until your heart's content.
    Photo via The Melting Pot Restaurants / 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; woodbridgepub.com
    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; hermannsbakeryroyaloak.com
    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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The 20 best Detroit restaurants when you’re broke AF

Great food doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few of our favorite Detroit restaurants where you…

By Metro Times Staff

Checker Bar Detroit
    124 Cadillac Sq., Detroit; 313-961-9249; checkerbar.com  
    You can’t miss the checker-patterned building in the middle of Downtown. Opened in 1954, Checker Bar has served burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs, and more for over 50 years.
    Photo via Google Maps
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Warm up your cold soul with soup at these 20 Detroit hotspots

As the temperature starts to inch lower and lower, we've begun to wrap ourselves in scarves and reach for those hot bowls…

By Metro Times Staff

Cass Cafe
    4620 Cass Ave.; 313-831-1400; casscafe.com
    The roasted curry lentil soup at Cass Cafe pairs perfectly with a reuben, grilled cheese, or retro artichoke melt sandwich. Or you can try their soup and salad combo, which includes a cup of soup, garlic bread, and house salad. 
    Photo via Cass Cafe / 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; mabelgraykitchen.com; 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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15 cozy fall dishes to try at Detroit-area restaurants

Fall is upon us, and with it comes cozy sweaters, bonfires, and some of the most comforting food you'll eat all year.…

By Metro Times Staff

The Meeting House 
    301 Main St., Rochester; 248-759-4825; themeetinghouserochester.com
    Lightly Smoked Chicken Breast: Maple-basted spaghetti squash served with baby carrots, sugar snap peas, and sage. 
    Roasted Vegetable: Mixed greens served with butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, toasted pumpkin seeds, white balsamic vinaigrette, and chèvre.
    Photo via The Meeting House / Facebook
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Detroit this fall

Look out for these exciting new eateries that are about to debut in Detroit this year.

By Metro Times Staff

The most anticipated new restaurants coming to Detroit this fall
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The Detroit area's quirkiest restaurants that everyone should visit at least once

In the Detroit area alone, we have places to eat where you can board a ship, say a secret password, and attend…

By Metro Times Staff

Mad Hatter Bistro
    185 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
    This Alice in Wonderland-themed bar and restaurant uses traditional family recipes that have been passed down for generations. You can choose to dine in Wonderland or in an electric dining room where you can watch the "Mad Scientists," aka the chefs, prepare food in the open kitchen.  
    Photo via  Mad Hatter Bistro/Bar/Tea Room / Facebook
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