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 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 321 reviewsTripAdvisor (321)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $$ | Italian, Asian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 640 reviewsTripAdvisor (640)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 476 reviewsTripAdvisor (476)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Buddy's Pizza
    #5 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripAdvisor (240)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #6
    Supino Pizzeria
    #6 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $ | Pizza, Italian
    2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
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  • #7
    Wright & Company
    #7 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #8
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #8 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 251 reviewsTripAdvisor (251)
    $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #9
    Taqueria Mi Pueblo
    #9 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ | Mexican, Spanish, Latin
    7278 DIX St, Detroit, MI 48209-1204
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  • #10
    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    #10 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 106 reviewsTripAdvisor (106)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1236 Michigan Ave 1236 Michigan Ave, 48226, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
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  • #11
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #11 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1021 reviewsTripAdvisor (1021)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #12
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #12 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 924 reviewsTripAdvisor (924)
    $ - $$ |
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #13
    Mudgie's
    #13 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 256 reviewsTripAdvisor (256)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #14
    Green Dot Stables
    #14 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 654 reviewsTripAdvisor (654)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #15
    London Chop House
    #15 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 266 reviewsTripAdvisor (266)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    155 W Congress St, Detroit, MI 48226-3200
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  • #16
    Pizza Papalis
    #16 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 806 reviewsTripAdvisor (806)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #17
    Andiamo - Riverfront
    #17 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 558 reviewsTripAdvisor (558)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Ctr, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #18
    Ottava Via
    #18 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 301 reviewsTripAdvisor (301)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1400 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1324
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  • #19
    Michael Symon's Roast
    #19 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 871 reviewsTripAdvisor (871)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
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  • #20
    Joe Muer Seafood
    #20 of 1,304 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 676 reviewsTripAdvisor (676)
    $$ | American, Seafood, Sushi
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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