Detroit Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Detroit

Detroit's dining scene is a reflection of both its past and its future. Not only is Motor City the birthplace of the saucy meat-topped Coney dog (locals suggest you head to Lafayette Coney Island to sample the city's best), but it's also home to the largest historic public market district in the United States (Eastern Market). But these stalwart establishments aren't the only things Detroit's food scene has going for it: New restaurants, coffee shops and bars are a major part of the city's overall revitalization. To see what we mean, head to Corktown, the city's oldest surviving neighborhood.

Start your day at Astro Coffee, which serves coffee from local roasters (like Anthology Coffee) and baked goods (including bread from Zingerman's) from purveyors found throughout Michigan. When you're ready for something heartier, try Slow Bar-B-Q, the eatery often credited with starting Corktown's renaissance. For an Italian menu and a game or two of bocce ball, Ottava Via, known for its locally sourced menu, is the place to go.

When it's time for a nightcap, Corktown is home to Detroit's first licensed distillery since Prohibition, Two James Spirits. But downtown's Grand Trunk Pub, housed in a former railway station, is a worthy alternative. If it's just beer you're after, you can quench your thirst in several of the city's breweries, including local favorites Batch Brewing Company, Detroit Beer Co. and Motor City Brewing Works.  

Find the Best Restaurants in Detroit

  • #1
    Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
    #1 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 309 reviewsTripAdvisor (309)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    $$ | Italian, Asian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 627 reviewsTripAdvisor (627)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 463 reviewsTripAdvisor (463)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Buddy's Pizza
    #5 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 235 reviewsTripAdvisor (235)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #6
    Supino Pizzeria
    #6 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
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  • #7
    Wright & Company
    #7 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 382 reviewsTripAdvisor (382)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #8
    Taqueria Mi Pueblo
    #8 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 181 reviewsTripAdvisor (181)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    7278 DIX St, Detroit, MI 48209-1204
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  • #9
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #9 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 241 reviewsTripAdvisor (241)
    $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #10
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #10 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1002 reviewsTripAdvisor (1002)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #11
    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    #11 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1236 Michigan Ave 1236 Michigan Ave, 48226, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
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  • #12
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #12 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 915 reviewsTripAdvisor (915)
    $ - $$ | American
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #13
    Mudgie's
    #13 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripAdvisor (252)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #14
    Green Dot Stables
    #14 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 644 reviewsTripAdvisor (644)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #15
    Pizza Papalis
    #15 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 794 reviewsTripAdvisor (794)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #16
    London Chop House
    #16 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 265 reviewsTripAdvisor (265)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    155 W Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-3200
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  • #17
    The Apparatus Room
    #17 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 287 reviewsTripAdvisor (287)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    250 W Larned St Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI 48226-4469
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  • #18
    Andiamo - Riverfront
    #18 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 543 reviewsTripAdvisor (543)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #19
    Michael Symon's Roast
    #19 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 866 reviewsTripAdvisor (866)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
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  • #20
    Slows Bar BQ
    #20 of 1,295 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1857 reviewsTripAdvisor (1857)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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