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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

BBQ Restaurant
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“Really really good slow cooked ribs. Always busy. Sometimes an hour wait time. If that happens, there are other worthy restaurants on the same strip. It's across the street from the old train station that was abandoned and vacant for thirty years and has recently been bought by the Ford Motor Company to be a headquarters for their autonomous car research and development”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Top pick for flavor out of all the restaurants I have been to in Detroit. Smaller plates that never require salt or pepper. If you are looking for a unique place, that WON'T disappoint, this is it.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 44 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great casual bar where they also have a full menu up to a certain hour. Favorite place to get fried pickles. Occasionally there is a jazz band playing. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Incredible live music venue. Built in the 1920's, Cliff Bell's saw the roaring 20's and was a part of the burgeoning scene in the Paris of the West. Mahogany detailing and vintage crescent booth seating, this venue laid dormant and was re-opened with much applause later in the century. It is now a great scene for live music and wonderful entertainment.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Diner
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“THIS IS THE BEST!!! The diner is cute, great atmosphere and the food is HIGH QUALITY! The best breakfast in town. Before 11 you will beat the rush and if you have to be on the list you wait in your car. Which I don't mind, if I am with friends I get to talk to them longer!”
  • 24 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Located in the West Village, Craft Work has a bar side of the restaurant where you can order food and fancy cocktails.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great bread and baked goods. Long standing pillar of Detroit (Coffee's pretty bad though, be warned.) ”
  • 29 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Kanye was here. No seriously, this place is just outstanding everyone loves it. This should be your last stop if you're bar hopping.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The neighborhood's pizza joint, the best known in Detroit. Margharita is my favorite! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great pizza spot with probably one of Detroit's best local beers, Ghettoblaster. In the Midtown area so lots of walkable places to check out from here. The Shinola Store is right next door.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Really interesting food...dine late if you want to stay for the dance scene that breaks out later in the evening.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Noodle House
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“Amazing ramen noodle spot. You'd never think ramen could be so fancy. Cool atmosphere and great service overall. Right under the ambassador bridge kinda out of the way, so a good spot if you wanna be near the action of Corktown but dont wanna wait too long for a table.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Excellent cocktail spot for weekends, located on the 2nd floor overlooking Woodward and John R”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“Signature restaurant in Michigan - find most Michigan beers on tap at this local hotspot. Make sure to order those cosmic fries!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Brewery
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“The best thing here are their pizzas and their order of fries. If you are looking for interesting pizza, this is the place to go. They also have a great bar.”
  • 21 locals recommend