Detroiters dining in Midtown restaurants have a lot of decisions to make. The neighborhood is rich in culinary options from its popular new establishments to longstanding favorite restaurants. We hope you’re hungry. Here’s how to dine around Midtown Detroit, at any hour:
Breakfast in Midtown Detroit
No need to skip breakfast if you find yourself in Midtown. Slide into a booth at Campus Diner for a big plate of blueberry pancakes. Order up a breakfast sandwich or snack on a croissant with your morning latte at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co. Sip a warm cup of Chili Chocolate, a spicy sweet house blend at Socra Tea.
Lunch in Midtown Detroit
Midday meetings might call for a quick lunch stop. Try a brick oven pizza – like the Danimal – at Motor City Brewing Works or go for the ultimate indoor picnic with a plate from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. Get your noodle fix at Pho Lucky or go gluten-free with a Steak Salad at Woodbridge Pub. Midtown is also home to the President Obama Burger, following an exciting visit the former commander-in-chief made to Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery in 2016. Visitors can even sit in in the same seat, commemorated with a plaque.
Dinner in Midtown Detroit
Some of the cities hottest restaurants made their home in Midtown: including Rock City Eatery, The Peterboro, and recent Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year winners Chartreuse Kitchen + Cocktails and Selden Standard. You can’t miss at any one of them. Seva serves up a vegetarian and vegan friendly menu, while Grey Ghost earned a solid reputation from items like Fried Bologna, or fresh, raw oysters. La Feria brings flavors of Spain to your table.
Don’t skip dessert when you dine along Cass or Woodward avenues. Avalon International Foods will lure you in with the warmth of baked goods and leave you with some of the best Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies. Treat Dreams will scoop up flavors like Salted Caramel and Kooky Monster ice cream. But the most original treat you’ll find in Midtown might be the shaved ice Hello Hello at Tou & Mai, a traditional Filipino dessert better known as halo-halo.
- Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
3965 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9627 Highlight on map | More Details
- Socra Tea Detroit
71 Garfield St., Ste. 50, Detroit, MI 48202313-833-7100 Highlight on map | More Details
- Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-832-2700 Highlight on map | More Details
- Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull St., Detroit, MI 48208313-833-2701 Highlight on map | More Details
- Jolly Pumpkin
441 W. Canfield St., Ste. 9, Detroit, MI 48202313-262-6115 Highlight on map | More Details
- The Peterboro
420 Peterboro St., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-1111 Highlight on map | More Details
- Chartreuse Kitchen and Cocktails
15 E. Kirby St., Suite D, Detroit, MI 48202313-818-3915 Highlight on map | More Details
- Selden Standard
3921 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-438-5055 Highlight on map | More Details
66 E. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-974-6661 Highlight on map | More Details
- Grey Ghost Detroit
47 E. Watson St., Detroit, MI 48202313-262-6534 Highlight on map | More Details
- La Feria Spanish Tapas
4130 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-285-9081 Highlight on map | More Details
- Alley Taco
418 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48202313-818-0067 Highlight on map | More Details
- Slows To Go
4107 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202877-569-7246 Highlight on map | More Details
- Go Sy Thai
4240 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-638-1467 Highlight on map | More Details
- Avalon International Breads
422 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48202313-832-0008 Highlight on map | More Details
- Treat Dreams
4160 Cass Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-818-0084 Highlight on map | More Details