4114 W. Vernor Hwy. Detroit, Michigan 48209 Website
It’s always exciting to try new food. Metro Detroit seems to be bursting at the seams these days with a whole bunch of dining options in so many categories that are sure to satisfy.
Breweries, international kitchens, coffee shops and laid-back pubs ⎯ we've got 'em all.
Try these metro Detroit restaurants with a unique Italian flare.
Opened a second location in Clinton Township due to the popularity of its residence on 12 Mile Road and John R Street. Green Lantern is famous for its Lantern bread, sandwiches and obviously its pizza.
Located in Clinton Township, this unique pasta joint takes Italian dining to a whole new level. Serving every type of gnocchi you can think of, from portabella mushroom gnocchi to chicken broccoli and cheese gnocchi, and everything in between.
This pizza parlor, located in Midtown, has quickly made its name known by introducing the craziest topping combos you can think of. The focaccia-style crust is also a crowd-pleaser. It’s pizza like you’ve never had it before.
A unique concert venue, restaurant and bar. El Club hosts numerous events and pleases the crowd with its delicious pizza.
No need to travel thousands of miles for a taste of international flavors from around the world. Just make a stop right here in metro Detroit.
Chef George Azar has brought his popular Vietnamese recipes to a restaurant setting. Here, you can sit down and enjoy Korean fried wings, whole fried fish, pho and coffee with egg cream.
A casual restaurant, The Peterboro is brought to you by the Detroit Optimist Society, and serves contemporary American Chinese food. The extensive bar menu also features craft cocktails, beer, wine, sake and sherry.
At GoGo’s, Detroiters have the opportunity to try Pacific Islander street food. One of its most famous items is the fried Spam. The Hawaiian menu also includes savory rice- and fish-rich options. Diners can also enjoy a variety of craft beers.
When wine, craft cocktails and maybe a cheese plate are what you crave.
This eclectic wine shop, located on the ground floor of the Kale’s Building, highlights the major wine regions of the world. Sporting a collection of 300-plus bottles, it focuses on providing great quality wines at affordable everyday prices, yet has a selection that will satisfy the wine collector. The Royce features a small bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine, charcuterie and cheese plates.
Located in The Belt art alley, The Skip gives the term cocktail bar a whole new meaning. This open-air bar serves frozen drinks, five different kinds of boilermakers, Irish Coffee and Old Fashioned cocktails.
The original Dearborn Heights distillery is downtown, too. This time, Rusted Crow amped up its cocktail bar and serves a full menu of pub fare and traditional American appetizers.
Opened its second location in Sterling Heights less than a year ago. Johnny Blacks is a popular spot to catch a big game or visit with friends. It also happens to boast a massive draft beer and whiskey selection.
If you’re looking for staples when it comes to pubs and/or classic fare, metro Detroit has a slew of eateries worth sampling.
Located on the ground floor of the David Broderick Tower, Broderick Grille offers great views from the second-level mezzanine or cozy corners at the coffee bar. Dinner favorites include macaroni-and-cheese croquettes, pasta, pork chops and Mexican-style hanger steak.
Located in a vaguely art deco space that was once home to the Biegas Gallery, Queen’s serves good beer and burgers.
A recently remodeled venue, cool place to meet friends and relax in Campus Martius Park. They offer a wood-fired grill, which allows their chef team to create a range of delicious, unique dishes that excite the soul.
A great burger joint in downtown Detroit. Yes, it’s that simple.
Famous for its piled-high sandwiches and chill vibe, Primanti Brother’s has Michigan locations in Novi and Taylor, in addition to their numerous spots throughout the Midwest.
Shake Shack is known for its hot dogs and frozen custard. Located in the First National Building at the base of Campus Martius Park, the shack’s patio overlooks the park.
Check out these morning delights morning, afternoon or at night.
Both of these “brew” houses are located on Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores. Cute and cozy, they are great places to grab a cappuccino on colder days.
Famous for its fried organic Detroit doughnuts, Dilla’s Delights‘ shop at the corner of John R and Centre streets opens at 5 a.m. daily, with a fresh batch of doughnuts and coffee waiting for the working crowd or any early riser.
Looking for more restaurants? See all of metro Detroit’s food and drink options.
Photo credits: Green Lantern Pizza by Bill Bowen; Flowers of Vietnam courtesy of Flowers of Vietnam; The Royce Detroit courtesy of The Royce Detroit; Primanti Brothers courtesy of Primanti Brothers; coffee by EE Berger
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