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 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripAdvisor (301)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 375 reviewsTripAdvisor (375)
    $$ | Italian, Asian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 617 reviewsTripAdvisor (617)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 452 reviewsTripAdvisor (452)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Buddy's Pizza
    #5 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 230 reviewsTripAdvisor (230)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #6
    Supino Pizzeria
    #6 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
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  • #7
    Wright & Company
    #7 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 374 reviewsTripAdvisor (374)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #8
    Taqueria Mi Pueblo
    #8 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 179 reviewsTripAdvisor (179)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    7278 DIX St, Detroit, MI 48209-1204
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  • #9
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #9 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 991 reviewsTripAdvisor (991)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #10
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #10 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 231 reviewsTripAdvisor (231)
    $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #11
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #11 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 908 reviewsTripAdvisor (908)
    $ - $$ | American
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #12
    Mudgie's
    #12 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #13
    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    #13 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 103 reviewsTripAdvisor (103)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1236 Michigan Ave 1236 Michigan Ave, 48226, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
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  • #14
    London Chop House
    #14 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 262 reviewsTripAdvisor (262)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    155 W Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-3200
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  • #15
    Andiamo - Riverfront
    #15 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 535 reviewsTripAdvisor (535)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #16
    Green Dot Stables
    #16 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 639 reviewsTripAdvisor (639)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #17
    The Apparatus Room
    #17 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 275 reviewsTripAdvisor (275)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    250 W Larned St Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI 48226-4469
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  • #18
    Pizza Papalis
    #18 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 790 reviewsTripAdvisor (790)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #19
    Joe Muer Seafood
    #19 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 657 reviewsTripAdvisor (657)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #20
    Mercury Burger and Bar
    #20 of 1,283 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 263 reviewsTripAdvisor (263)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    2163 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1304
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