Detroit April 21, 2017
9 Mom & Pop Restaurants In Detroit That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For
Chain restaurants certainly have their appeal, as do fancy, high-end eateries that are perfect for special occasions. But there’s something completely unique and charming about dining at a family-owned “mom and pop”-style restaurant. When you stop in at these nine spots in the Motor City, you’ll feel right at home.
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1. Evie’s Tamales (3454 Bagley Avenue)
This modest eatery is known for — you guessed it — delicious tamales. When you dine at Evie’s, you can rest assured that you’ll be served perfectly authentic Mexican fare. Your taste buds will thank you, and you’ll undoubtedly be back for more flavorful fun.
2. The Jamaican Pot (14615 W 8 Mile Road)
Looking for a taste of the Caribbean without traveling too far from home? The Jamaican Pot is calling your name. A meal at this awesome restaurant will satisfy your deepest and spiciest cravings, whether you’re chowing down on an order of jerk chicken or indulging in a plate of curry goat.
3. Mudgie's (1300 Porter Street)
There’s something undeniably charming about this one-of-a-kind deli in the Motor City. When you step inside, you’ll immediately feel as though you’re among friendly family members. In addition to great service, Mudgie’s offers everything from specialty sandwiches to craft beer — can you imagine anything better?
4. Duly's Place (5458 Vernor Highway)
When you’ve got a late-night craving, Duly’s is the place to be. This unassuming eatery is open 24/7 and certainly knows how to keep its customers happy. Chow down on a hamburger, an order of fries, or an indulgent chili dog. It’s classic diner fare, but that doesn’t mean it’s anything less than mouthwatering.
5. Golden Fleece (525 Monroe Avenue)
If you’re a fan of Greek cuisine, Golden Fleece is a must-visit in the Motor City. They’ve got all your favorites: everything from kebabs to gyros to salad is on the menu, and you might just want to order one of everything. Greek food just doesn’t get much more authentic than this in Detroit.
6. Wala (1010 Washington Boulevard)
If you’ve never enjoyed a meal from Wala, you’ve been missing out. But never fear! There’s plenty of time to become a Wala faithful, especially after you bite into one of their Philly cheesesteaks or deli-style sandwiches. The best part? Wala has some of the friendliest staff in the city, and you’ll feel welcomed as soon as you walk in the door.
7. Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips (22200 Fenkell Avenue)
There’s nothing more classic than fish and chips, and there’s no better place to get them in Detroit than Scotty Simpson’s! This Motor City fixture is modest in appearance, but it’s food is out-of-this-world delicious. The no-nonsense atmosphere at Scotty Simpson’s just confirms the mission of the restaurant: to serve insanely tasty fish, chicken, and burgers.
8. Jordan’s Family Restaurant (7031 Michigan Avenue)
Jordan’s is exactly what it sounds like: a family-friendly spot that serves up classic fare in a relaxed, friendly environment. Drop by for breakfast or brunch with a loved one and dine on classics like omelettes, country fried steak, and chicken noodle soup. Eating here feels like enjoying a home-cooked meal with family and friends.
9. Taqueria Lupita’s (3443 Bagley Avenue)
As soon as you arrive at Taqueria Lupita’s, your nose will be bombarded in the best way possible by an overload of delicious scents. This authentic Mexican eatery cooks up some of Detroit’s best tacos, and you’ll wonder why it took you so long to discover such a wonderful (and tasty) gem!
Which “mom and pop” restaurant in Detroit is your all-time favorite? Which spot should have been included on our list? Let us know in the comment section!