30 spots for late-night eats in metro Detroit

There’s nothing like a late-night bite, especially after an evening out at a nightclub or concert. While many restaurants and bars have…

By Lee DeVito

American Coney Island has served diner fare out of a flatiron building in Detroit since 1917.
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Where to find doughnuts, cider, and corn mazes in the metro Detroit area this fall

Just because the leaves are turning, doesn't mean the outdoor fun stops in Michigan. Yes, we spend our summers at the lake,…

By Metro Times Staff

Farmer J's World Record Corn Maze
    16405 Pherdun Rd., Dundee; 734-717-2376; cornmazefun.net
  This Dundee-based maze broke two Guinness World Records in 2010 for world's longest corn maze path and world's biggest, coming in at 10.5 miles.
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The 25 best Detroit restaurants when you have $10 or less

A delicious dish of food doesn't have to be an expensive one. With a plethora of dining options in the Detroit area,…

By Metro Times Staff

The former White Towers
    Telway; 6820 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-843-2146 | Greene’s 24155 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington; 248-474-7980 | Brayz Hamburger; 22941 Dequindre Rd., Hazel Park; 248-542-8878 | Hunter House; 35075 Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-646-7121; hunterhousehamburgers.com | 33406 Five Mile Rd., Livonia; 734-427-3464; batesburgers.com
    About a century ago, White Tower burger restaurants sprung up across the Midwest — before rival White Castle sued them for aping their style. Some of the chain’s classic white buildings remain in metro Detroit, and continue to sell sliders at classic prices.
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The Detroit area restaurants that have closed so far in 2022

It seems the local dining industry is finally bouncing back after the harsh take down it suffered during the height of the…

By Metro Times Staff

PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Corktown rock ’n’ roll bar PJ’s Lager House sold its building and business to the owner of the next-door building that houses the James Oliver Coffee Co.
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Photos from an ‘Herbal Walk & Talk’ tour in Detroit and an herbal medicine class in Hamtramck

Mama Ravin, whose real name is Regina Lawson, has been hosting her “Herbal Walk & Talk” in partnership with the Detroit Riverfront…

By Marc Klockow

Photos from an‘Herbal Walk & Talk’ tour in Detroit and an herbal medicine class in Hamtramck
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20 places to get a damn good beer in the Detroit area

There’s something special about unwinding after a long day with a nice cold brew. The Michigan craft beer scene is still growing,…

By Metro Times Staff

20 places to get a damn good beer in the Detroit area
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The essential Detroit restaurants every tourist should visit when in town

Detroit has a culture all its own and when it comes to its dining scene, there are a few places that really…

By Alex Washington

Sweetwater Tavern
400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net

Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
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Metro Times United We Brunch 2022

For the first time since 2020, Metro Times United We Brunch returned to Detroit's Majestic Theatre and Garden Bowl on Saturday, featuring…

By Dontae Rockymore

Metro Times United We Brunch 2022
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Everyone we saw at Metro Times United We Brunch 2022

For the first time since 2020, Metro Times United We Brunch returned to Detroit's Majestic Theatre and Garden Bowl on Saturday, featuring…

By Marc Klockow, Dontae Rockymore

Everyone we saw at Metro Times United We Brunch 2022
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The essential Dearborn restaurants you should have tried by now

Dearborn is known for having one of the largest populations of people from the Middle East in the United States. With that…

By Metro Times Staff

​​Pantheion Club
12900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-584-9110; instagram.com/pantheionclub
If you’re confused as to why a strip club has made the list of essential Dearborn restaurants, it’s probably because you have never had lamb chops from Pantheion. It’s quite simple actually — you go for the view, you stay for the food.
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Photos from Michigan Rib Fest 2022 in Lake Orion

Michigan Rib Fest came Lake Orion’s Canterbury Village & Wildwood Amphitheater over the holiday weekend, featuring mouth-watering barbecue, music performances, and other…

By Derek Dandridge

Photos from Michigan Rib Fest 2022 in Lake Orion
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20 small town Michigan restaurants worth a drive

When it comes to our definition of a “small town” in Michigan, we have to be very honest, it’s anything and everything…

By Metro Times Staff

Tonys I75 Restaurant
8781 Main St., Birch Run; 989-624-5860; tonysi75restaurant.com

If you have a thing for bacon, Tonys I75 Restaurant is the place you need to go. While Tonys serves everything from breakfast and burgers to Mexican inspired dishes, the one-pound BLT is the standout item.
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20 restaurants that have opened in the Detroit area so far in 2022

Many restaurants are still reeling from the pandemic, as made evident by the amount of restaurants we lost in 2021. Things seem…

By Metro Times Staff

Charminar Biryani
111 W. Warren Ave., Detroit; 313-974-6236; charminarmi.com
Charminar Biryani Express opened in Detroit  early this spring bringing Indian cuisine right across the street from Wayne State University.
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20 essential Detroit area ice cream shops you should have tried by now

There’s nothing better than a hot summer day and frozen treat to cool you down. While there are some great chain places,…

By Metro Times Staff

Jim’s Frostie Treats
    1528 E. Eleven Mile Rd., Royal Oak; 248-399-7919; jimsfrostietreats.com
Jim’s Frostie Treats has been a Royal Oak favorite since 1969, serving traditional soft-serve flavors, shakes, Dole whip, and more.
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The essential Downriver restaurants that you should have tried by now

When it comes to local dining scenes, Downriver isn’t necessarily the first area that comes to mind. However, the group of cities…

By Metro Times Staff

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill
18561 Allen Rd., Melvindale; 313-586-3125; hopsandbarleybar.com

If you’re looking for a great dive bar, with great food, good drinks and better people, look no further than this Melvindale neighborhood bar.
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35 essential Detroit area patios that are perfect for warm weather

Warmer weather is finally on its way to Michigan, and we’re ready to head outdoors to celebrate. What better way than lounging…

By Metro Times Staff

La Dolce Vita
    17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-865-0331; ldvrestaurant.net
    Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio along historic Woodward Avenue is what you've been missing.
     
    Photo via La Dolce Vita/Facebook
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The essential restaurants in Southwest Detroit you should have tried by now

Southwest Detroit might be known for its Mexican food choices, but the food scene is quite varied in this neighborhood. Cuisine from…

By Metro Times Staff

Los Altos
7056 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-841-3109

Los Altos serves authentic Mexican flavors, right on Vernor. Have a picky eater for a kid? No worries, they have chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu.
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20 Detroit area restaurants that taste amazing when you’re high

When talking about iconic combinations, most people might start with a classic like peanut butter and jelly or popcorn and a movie.…

By Metro Times Staff

Sweetwater Tavern
    400 E. Congress St., Detroit; 313-962-2210; sweetwatertavern.net
    
    Sweetwater marinates their wings for 24 hours, giving your munchies monster a full dose of flavor.
    Photo via Google Maps
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30 essential Detroit area brunches you should have tried by now

Nothing says spring has sprung quite like brunch. Sure, you can technically brunch in the fall and winter, but it’s just something…

By Metro Times Staff

Social Kitchen
225 E. Maple Rd., Birmingham; 248-594-4200; socialkitchenandbar.com

Chicken and waffles are a brunch favorite, but at Social Kitchen, it’s more than a brunchtime entree — it’s also a cocktail. Social takes what we know about a typical old fashioned and elevates it by adding crispy fried chicken and a waffle biscuit.

Photo via Google Maps
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Here’s all the people (and the bourbon) we saw on day one of the Detroit Bourbon Fest

Friday evening was the first night of the second annual Detroit Bourbon Fest. Though originally scheduled to be held at the Belle…

By Metro Times Staff

Here's all the people (and the bourbon) we saw on day one of the Detroit Bourbon Fest
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These before and after photos show how metro Detroit’s restaurants have changed over the last decade

Detroit is a city that is used to change. We're a city currently in the thick of a massive renaissance. One that…

By Metro Times Staff

These before and after photos show how Detroit’s restaurants have changed over the last decade
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20 sports bars in the Detroit area to catch a big game

If you ask someone to name a holiday in the spring, the average person might say Easter. If you ask a Detroiter…

By Metro Times Staff

Nemo's

1384 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-965-3180; nemosdetroit.com

For years, our readers voted Nemo's as the best bar to go to before a Lions game. Honestly, it doesn't matter who's playing, Nemo's is the ultimate Detroit game day hotspot.
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The 20 best places to get cocktails in Detroit area, according to Yelp

Let’s be real, we’re all over the weather giving us hope one day and sorrow the next day. Seasonal depression is real,…

By Metro Times Staff

14. RH House
    2630 Crooks Rd., Rochester Hills; 248-586-1000
    
    “Yum ! The cocktails at RH house are amazing !! Kennedy at the bar is wonderful !!  My favorite is the Smokey Auburn. Great atmosphere !” - Caryl J.
    
    Photo via  RH House/Facebook
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20 Detroit area Irish pubs and bars to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a traditionally a religious holiday that is celebrated in Irish culture. Though the Irish might attend a church…

By Metro Times Staff

Old Shillelagh
    349 Monroe St., Detroit; 313-964-0007; oldshillelagh.com
    
    For many Detroiters, Old Shillelagh was the bar of choice for their first St. Paddy’s Day celebration. The pub has been a Detroit staple since 1975.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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25 places to buy delicious paczki for Fat Tuesday in the Detroit area

The hedonistic holiday of Fat Tuesday in Detroit is one filled with tradition and glazed with Polish heritage: it's the time to…

By Metro Times Staff

 New Palace Bakery
    9833 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-875-1334; newpalacebakery.com 
    New Palace Bakery might be one of Detroit's most beloved bakeries for all things packzi. If you want an authentic Detroit packzi experience, it's best to get in line here early—very early.
    
    Photo via New Palace Bakery/Facebook
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20 Detroit-area plant-centric restaurants that we love

As you’ll learn in this week’s cover story, eating less meat can help cool the planet. But helping to save the environment…

By Metro Times Staff

20 Detroit-area plant-centric restaurants that we love
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Detroit's Black-owned restaurants everyone should've tried by now

Detroit is a city with a rich culture, a whole lot of soul, and great food. It's also one of the Blackest…

By Metro Times Staff

Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails
    16801 Plymouth Rd., Detroit; 313-653-3700; fusionflare.net
    When owner-chef Maashelle Sykes opened her new American and soul food eatery in 2019, it marked the first full-service restaurant to open in Detroit’s west side Joy community in nearly 20 years. Their menu includes plates like fried catfish with a remoulade sauce, grilled pork chops, and buttermilk fried chicken, and different preparations of shrimp, as well as vegan options.
    Photo via  Fusion Flare Kitchen and Cocktails/Facebook
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The 20 most romantic date night restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Throughout the pandemic, many of our date nights have involved a great takeout order and a binge-worthy TV show. While there’s nothing…

By Metro Times Staff

The 20 most romantic date night restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp
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The 20 best Italian restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Italian cuisine goes beyond pizza and spaghetti and some of the best Italian restaurants are found throughout the metro Detroit area. We…

By Metro Times Staff

9. L.A. Bistro Canton
    44314 Cherry Hill Rd., Canton; 734-392-7028
    
    “L.A. Bistro was a great experience.  The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and accommodating.  When we arrived on Friday at 6:30 pm there was no wait.  The only thing to improve my experience would have been a glass of wine with my Italian entree (L.A. Bistro is alcohol free).” - Walter J.
    
    Photo via Facebook/L.A. Bistro Canton
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20 lounges, speakeasies, and hidden bars in metro Detroit and how to find them all

Think you’re the hippest barfly in Detroit? How many of these hidden, low-key, blink-and-you-miss-them, and underground bars have you visited?

By Metro Times Staff

Bad Luck Bar
    1218 Griswold St., Detroit; 313-657-9177; badluckbar.com
    Tucked away down an alley near Capitol Park, Bad Luck Bar is an experimental craft cocktail bar with an inventive selection of mixed drinks. The menu includes fanciful, imaginatively-named concoctions such as Downward Facing Man (rum, cold brew coffee, Zucca rabarbaro liqueur) and The Seer (cognac, royal jelly honey, VEP Yellow Chartreuse, edible gold, lemon twist).
    Photo via @badluckbar / Instagram
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