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…

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  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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18 Michigan restaurants worth a road trip from Detroit

Despite the bourgeoning and bustling restaurant scene in and around Detroit, all of us need to get out of town sometime. If…

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  Marine City Fish Company   240 S. Water St., Marine City; 810-765-5477; Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday noon-8 p.m.
    With memorabilia-lined walls and an eclectic menu, Marine City’s namesake fish company mirrors its city’s charm and character. Located near the banks of the St. Clair River, lunch or dinner at Marine City Fish Company should be the last stop on an exploration through the city. The menu has (obviously) a wide selection of fish, in addition to meats, pastas, and sandwiches, with simplified options for children. Make sure to try the homemade chips and check out the patio if its warm, or try the dessert menu inside and enjoy the home-like aesthetic on colder days. 
    Photo via Marine City Fish Company / Facebook
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Here are the 12 hottest restaurants in metro Detroit right now

Photos by Tom Perkins except where noted.

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King’s Bakery
    It's hard to imagine making improvements to the classic shawarma, but King's did just that by adding a layer of cheese and wrapping it up in manoush, a Lebanaese flatbread. In short, King's makes delicious cheesy shawarma in better bread.
    Find King’s Bakery here.
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25 incredible waterfront restaurants in Michigan everyone should visit

Whether you want your toes in the sand or a bird's eye view from a lakeside retreat, Michigan's waterfront restaurants are second…

By Metro Times Staff

Boatwerks Waterfront
    216 Van Raalte Ave., Holland; 616-396-0600;
    Boatwerks celebrated more than ten years of lakeside service and boasts indoor and outdoor seating with views of the water. The walls are lined with historic photos of the Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan, and Holland areas, so you'll get a mini geography lesson while you dine.
    Photo via Facebook, Boatwerks Waterfront
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