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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 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripadvisor (350)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 395 reviewsTripadvisor (395)
    $$ | Italian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 669 reviewsTripadvisor (669)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 505 reviewsTripadvisor (505)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Supino Pizzeria
    #5 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 277 reviewsTripadvisor (277)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
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  • #6
    Wright & Company
    #6 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 404 reviewsTripadvisor (404)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #7
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #7 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 274 reviewsTripadvisor (274)
    $ - $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #8
    Buddy's Pizza
    #8 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 253 reviewsTripadvisor (253)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #9
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #9 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 944 reviewsTripadvisor (944)
    $ - $$ | American
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #10
    Mudgie's
    #10 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
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    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #11
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #11 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1067 reviewsTripadvisor (1067)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #12
    Pizza Papalis
    #12 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 843 reviewsTripadvisor (843)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #13
    The Apparatus Room
    #13 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 343 reviewsTripadvisor (343)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    250 W Larned St Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI 48226-4469
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  • #14
    Andiamo
    #14 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 583 reviewsTripadvisor (583)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite A-403, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #15
    Green Dot Stables
    #15 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 667 reviewsTripadvisor (667)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #16
    Joe Muer Seafood
    #16 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 700 reviewsTripadvisor (700)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #17
    Michael Symon's Roast
    #17 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 885 reviewsTripadvisor (885)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
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  • #18
    Ottava Via
    #18 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 310 reviewsTripadvisor (310)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1400 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1324
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  • #19
    Hudson Cafe
    #19 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 491 reviewsTripadvisor (491)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Contemporary
    1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-2006
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  • #20
    Slows Bar BQ
    #20 of 1,269 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1914 reviewsTripadvisor (1914)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
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