3 Best Downriver Restaurants and What to Order

Modified: December 08, 2022 | Story by Lindsay Whitman Drewes | Photos by Pexels

Downriver Detroit has incredible dining options waiting for you. From authentic Hungarian fare to the tastes of Mexico City, the options are highly varied and sought after. Explore a few of the many fan-favorite restaurants downriver.

1. Bobcat Bonnie’s Wyandotte Location

Bobcat Bonnie’s has locations in Corktown, Ferndale, and Wyandotte. They strive to serve high-quality gastropub fare made from fresh ingredients in an upscale setting. Great food and service can be found here any day of the week but for the weekenders, brunch is a favorite with a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar.

Try This: You can’t go wrong with vegan tacos (one of several vegan menu options) or the Naan Club.

2. The Waterfront

Located on the Detroit River in Wyandotte, The Waterfront offers great views and upscale American fare. You can enjoy everything from burgers to pasta, seafood and more. Other features include live music, a cigar lounge, access to the Motor City Marina and outdoor dining.

Try This: Start with the Lobster Crostini with a blue cream sauce. For your main course, try the Eggplant Parmesan or Chicken Scampi.

3. Hungarian Rhapsody

Get your fix of traditional Hungarian cuisine at Hungarian Rhapsody. Featuring authentic made-from-scratch dishes from Hungary along with other European and American favorites, Hungarian Rhapsody has been a staple for over 20 years.

Try This: The Chicken Paprikas with Dumplings is a fan favorite. This traditional Hungarian dish is done to perfection at Hungarian Rhapsody. Expect succulent chicken smothered in creamy, warm, paprika-imbued sauce.

Limiting the list to the top three downriver restaurants was a challenge. Other favorites in the area include Truago in Trenton, The Roc in Flat Rock, Coastal Thai in Wyandotte, Glass Onion Griddle in Allen Park, Auburn Café in River Rouge, Big Bear Lodge in Brownstown and Sibley Gardens in Trenton.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

  1. 1
    Bobcat Bonnie's Wyandotte
    118 Sycamore St, Wyandotte, MI 48192, USA
  2. 2
    The Waterfront
    The Waterfront Wyandotte, Biddle Avenue, Wyandotte, MI, USA
  3. 3
    Hungarian Rhapsody
    Hungarian Rhapsody Restaurant, Northline Road, Southgate, MI, USA