Michigan December 31, 2019
The 9 Restaurants You’ll Want To Eat At In Michigan In 2020
If you’re a foodie, you’ve likely got a finger on the pulse of Michigan’s dining scene. From Detroit to Marquette, our state is overflowing with eateries to explore. As the new year arrives, you might find yourself longing for a few fresh flavors to sample and restaurants to visit, so we’ve compiled a list of nine must-try spots throughout the Great Lakes State. Grab a few hungry pals and go.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Red Dunn Kitchen (1331 Trumbull Ave Suite 100, Detroit)
There’s nothing better than warming up around a crackling bonfire after a delicious meal, and Red Dunn Kitchen offers the best of both worlds. When you dine here, you’ll enjoy stylish surroundings and creatively crafted seasonal fare. Favorites on the menu include rack of lamb, seafood, and the RDK fried chicken, all of which can be enjoyed before enjoying the outdoor courtyard and bonfire. To learn more, click
2. Tucker’s of Northport (116 S Waukazoo St, Northport)
The whole family will have a blast at Tucker’s of Northport, a fun-filled spot that’s simply overflowing with activities to enjoy. Try your hand at a game of bowling, play a few arcade games, or gather with friends to watch the big game. Tucker’s serves plenty of casual fare, with options ranging from pizza to pasta - all prepared with care. Learn more about the restaurant by reading our
3. The Fly Trap Restaurant (22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale)
You know the old saying: breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you can enjoy breakfast all day long when you stop in at the Fly Trap. This bright, eclectic spot is full of unique decor and fantastic food. Dig into an order of huevos rancheros, try smashed garlic potatoes, or sweeten things up with a plate of gingerbread waffles. Ready to learn more? Click
to check out a focused article about the Fly Trap.
4. Polish Village Cafe (2990 Yemans St, Hamtramck)
In the mood for authentic Polish cuisine and unbeatable service? Stop in at Polish Village Cafe and embark on an old-world dining adventure. This Hamtramck gem has delighted diners of all ages since opening in 1976, and one step inside will make it obvious to understand why the eatery has stood the test of time. If you’d like to learn more about this unique spot, read our previous piece
5. Bray’s Hamburgers (35650 Ford Rd, Westland)
For a classic treat, head to Bray’s Hamburgers and take a virtual step back in time. For more than 60 years, diners have stopped by to dig into burgers, french fries, breakfast plates, coney dogs, and so much more. Take a seat at the bar or settle into a booth with loved ones as you peruse the menu. To find out more about this charming diner in the Great Lakes State, check out our
6. Dena’s Family Restaurant (15391 S Dixie Hwy, Monroe)
Drop by and dine at Dena’s, a lovely eatery that features bright interiors inspired by traditional Greek decor and a menu of family favorites. The restaurant is known for serving tasty grinders, but other options include omelettes, potato pancakes, soothing soup, and more. The next time you’re ready for an outing that will keep the whole family smiling, make your way to Dena’s. Read our previous feature piece by clicking
7. Hudson Cafe (1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit)
Are you a fan of pancakes? You’ll adore Hudson Cafe, where sugary-sweet pancakes reign supreme. The walls are covered in colorful decor and murals, while the service is friendly and attentive. Treat yourself to delicious pancake flavors like cinnamon bun, red velvet, and traditional buttermilk - each piled high for your enjoyment. Does it get much sweeter than this? Find out more about the cafe by clicking
8. Frita Batidos (117 W Washington St, Ann Arbor)
Situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, this small but mighty restaurant features a delightfully simple interior and a menu full of Cuban-inspired street food to appreciate. Frita Batidos is largely known for its fritas, Cuban-style burgers covered with spicy patties and shoestring potatoes, among other toppings. Before you leave, be sure to try some of the eatery’s massive churros - your taste buds will thank you. Want to learn more? Click
to read our past piece about Frita Batidos.
9. Volare Ristorante (48992 Pontiac Trail, Wixom)
If you’re searching for a gorgeous outdoor area to admire during your next meal, venture to Volare for all sorts of mouthwatering cuisine. This stunning spot bills itself as an Italian steakhouse, offering a welcoming vibe and gorgeous decor. Whether you’re digging into a plate of seafood, devouring a perfectly prepared steak, or indulging in pasta, you’ll adore this locale. Read more by clicking
Are there any other wonderful restaurants that should have been included on our list of must-visit spots for 2020? Which of our selections have you visited in the past? Be sure to share your thoughts, suggestions, and favorite menu items with us in the comments below!
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