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 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 337 reviewsTripAdvisor (337)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 390 reviewsTripAdvisor (390)
    $$ | Italian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 654 reviewsTripAdvisor (654)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 500 reviewsTripAdvisor (500)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Buddy's Pizza
    #5 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 246 reviewsTripAdvisor (246)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #6
    Supino Pizzeria
    #6 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 270 reviewsTripAdvisor (270)
    $ | Italian, Pizza
    2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
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  • #7
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #7 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 264 reviewsTripAdvisor (264)
    $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #8
    Wright & Company
    #8 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 399 reviewsTripAdvisor (399)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #9
    Taqueria Mi Pueblo
    #9 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 200 reviewsTripAdvisor (200)
    $ | Mexican, Spanish, Latin
    7278 DIX St, Detroit, MI 48209-1204
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  • #10
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #10 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 941 reviewsTripAdvisor (941)
    $ - $$ |
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #11
    Andiamo
    #11 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 574 reviewsTripAdvisor (574)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Center Suite A-403, Detroit, MI 48243
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  • #12
    Mudgie's
    #12 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 259 reviewsTripAdvisor (259)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #13
    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    #13 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 107 reviewsTripAdvisor (107)
    $ | American, Cafe
    1236 Michigan Ave 1236 Michigan Ave, 48226, Detroit, Michigan, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
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  • #14
    The Apparatus Room
    #14 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 330 reviewsTripAdvisor (330)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    250 W Larned St Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI 48226-4469
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  • #15
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #15 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1054 reviewsTripAdvisor (1054)
    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #16
    Green Dot Stables
    #16 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 660 reviewsTripAdvisor (660)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #17
    Pizza Papalis
    #17 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 831 reviewsTripAdvisor (831)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #18
    Joe Muer Seafood
    #18 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 692 reviewsTripAdvisor (692)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #19
    Michael Symon's Roast
    #19 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 883 reviewsTripAdvisor (883)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
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  • #20
    Savannah Blue
    #20 of 1,418 Places to Eat in Detroit
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, American
    1431 Times Square, Detroit, MI 48226-1504
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