Detroit January 08, 2017
12 Restaurants You Have To Visit In Detroit Before You Die
Nothing defines a city’s atmosphere quite like its food, and Detroit is no exception. The joy of a large metropolis is the fact that it offers hundreds of eateries to choose from. Whether you’re a Detroit resident, an occasional visitor, or a soon-to-be tourist, here are 12 restaurants in the city that you simply must try.
1. Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave)
This cozy eatery is a Detroit classic. When you’re in the mood for a hearty barbecue dish with pint of craft beer on the side, Slows is the place for you.
2. Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop (1300 Porter St, Detroit)
This quirky, welcoming deli is the perfect spot for a delicious lunch or dinner with loved ones. Enjoy everything from homemade soup to fried egg sandwiches.
3. Green Dot Stables (2200 W Lafayette Blvd)
Did you know that sliders originated in Detroit? When you’re looking to satisfy your cravings for these small yet mighty sandwiches, stop in at Green Dot Stables.
4. Lafayette Coney Island (118 W Lafayette Blvd)
There’s nothing more classically Detroit than a coney dog, and Lafayette is the ultimate Coney Island destination. Once you bite into a dog from Lafayette, there’s no looking back.
5. Coach Insignia (Update: PERMANENTLY CLOSED)
If you’re searching for a great place to splurge on a delectable meal while taking in fantastic views of the city, look no further than Coach Insignia. This amazing restaurant is located at the top of the Renaissance Center.
6. PizzaPapalis Taverna (553 Monroe Ave)
Detroit pizza-lovers: you simply have to try a slice from PizzaPapalis. Indulge in a piece of deep-dish pizza and explore nearby Greektown after filling your belly.
7. Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine (1250 Library St)
You’ll fall in love with this family-owned eatery, which serves delicious and authentic Cuban food. You’ll even enjoy live Salsa dancing on Friday and Saturday night visits to Vicente’s.
8. Batch Brewing Company (1400 Porter St)
Head to Corktown and grab a few beers at this hip, charming brewery. Don’t forget to enjoy a handmade Batch pretzel before your visit is over.
9. Cliff Bell’s (2030 Park Ave)
There’s nowhere else in the city quite like Cliff Bell’s. With live jazz, one-of-a-kind cuisine, and a cozy atmosphere, you’ll never want to leave.
10. Rattlesnake Club (300 River Pl Dr)
Step out for an indulgent date night at this Detroit fixture, which provides fine dining with gorgeous views of the Detroit river and city skyline. Steaks, seafood, and fine wine will keep you coming back for more.
11. Taqueria Mi Pueblo (7278 Dix St)
There are plenty of awesome Mexican eateries in the city of Detroit, but Taqueria Mi Pueblo stands out for its fresh food and friendly service. Make sure to save room for dessert — rumor has it that you’ll find some incredible flan here.
12. Dime Store (719 Griswold St #180)
You’ve never been to a restaurant quite like this delightful spot on Griswold Street. Choose from their homemade brunch menu or enjoy a few cocktails with family and friends.
Of course, it would be impossible to include each and every delicious Detroit eatery on this list. So, we’d love to hear from you: which restaurants did we miss? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.