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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.  

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  • #1
    Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
    #1 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 349 reviewsTripadvisor (349)
    $ - $$ | American
    15 E Kirby St Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202-4047
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  • #2
    Giovanni's
    #2 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 393 reviewsTripadvisor (393)
    $$ | Italian
    330 S Oakwood, Detroit, MI 48217-1453
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  • #3
    Selden Standard
    #3 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 667 reviewsTripadvisor (667)
    $ - $$ | American
    3921 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201-1713
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  • #4
    Dime Store
    #4 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 505 reviewsTripadvisor (505)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Diner, Cafe
    719 Griswold St Suite 180, Detroit, MI 48226-3360
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  • #5
    Supino Pizzeria
    #5 of 1,267 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 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 405 reviewsTripadvisor (405)
    $ - $$ | Gastropub, American
    1500 Woodward Ave Fl 2, Detroit, MI 48226-2005
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  • #7
    Buddy's Pizza
    #7 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 252 reviewsTripadvisor (252)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    17125 Conant St, Detroit, MI 48212-1127
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  • #8
    Grey Ghost Detroit
    #8 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 273 reviewsTripadvisor (273)
    $ - $$ | American
    47 Watson St, Detroit, MI 48201-2711
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  • #9
    Astoria Pastry Shop
    #9 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 943 reviewsTripadvisor (943)
    $ - $$ | American
    541 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #10
    Lafayette Coney Island
    #10 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
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    $ | American, Fast Food, Diner
    118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-2609
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  • #11
    Mudgie's
    #11 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 261 reviewsTripadvisor (261)
    $ - $$ | American, International
    1300 Porter St, Detroit, MI 48226-2409
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  • #12
    Taqueria Mi Pueblo
    #12 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 204 reviewsTripadvisor (204)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Spanish
    7278 DIX St, Detroit, MI 48209-1204
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  • #13
    Pizza Papalis
    #13 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 843 reviewsTripadvisor (843)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    553 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226-2932
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  • #14
    Green Dot Stables
    #14 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 665 reviewsTripadvisor (665)
    $ | American, Bar, Pub
    2200 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48216-1830
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  • #15
    Andiamo
    #15 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 580 reviewsTripadvisor (580)
    $$ | Italian
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite A-403, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #16
    The Apparatus Room
    #16 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 343 reviewsTripadvisor (343)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar
    250 W Larned St Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, MI 48226-4469
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  • #17
    Joe Muer Seafood
    #17 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 699 reviewsTripadvisor (699)
    $$ | American, Seafood
    400 Renaissance Ctr Suite 1404, Detroit, MI 48243-1502
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  • #18
    Michael Symon's Roast
    #18 of 1,267 Places to Eat in Detroit
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 885 reviewsTripadvisor (885)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse, Contemporary
    1128 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-1907
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  • #19
    Detroit Institute of Bagels
    #19 of 1,267 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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  • #20
    Hudson Cafe
    #20 of 1,267 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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