Restaurants in Detroit

Up to 50% Off at El Asador Steakhouse

Vernor

C$20 C$11

Authentic menu features enchiladas, chile rellenos, fajitas, tacos, and flautas

52% Off at Enjoy Again Family Restaurant

Detroit

$25 $12

(105)

Fried chicken and waffles, Angus beef burgers, and southern classics—such as Cajun turkey wings and salmon croquettes

50% Off Southern Cuisine at Steve's Soul Food

Rosa Parks

$10 $5

Home-cooked Southern dishes such as fried catfish, smothered pork chops, mac and cheese, and fruit cobbler

Half Off at Señor López Mexican Restaurant

Chadsey-Condon

$8 $4

Sizzling fajitas served up with poblano peppers and onions, enchiladas smothered in three types of cheese, and traditional beef-tongue tacos

Up to 50% Off at Golden Gate Vegetarian Cafe

Detroit

$38 $19

(6)

Vegetarian cafe serving raw juices, appetizers, and meat-free wraps and sandwiches in friendly atmosphere with live music

Up to 50% Off Crepes at Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes

University/Midtown Detroit

$30 $15

The menu's Left Bank side tempts with savory lox-and-brie crepes, and the Right Bank side entices with sweet pecan-and-caramel crepes

Half Off Mexican Cuisine at Las Cazuelas Grill

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(8)

Home-style Mexican cuisine made using family recipes, three varieties of house salsa, and corn as well as flour tortillas

Up to Half Off Pub Dinner or Lunch at Anchor Bar

Downtown

$20 $11

(24)

Pub food such as burgers, fries, hot dogs, wings, and wraps

Half Off at Hygrade Deli

Detroit

$20 $10

(84)

Stop into the retro deli for the shop's popular reubens, paired with a deli pickle, potato salad, and coleslaw

50% Off Upscale Grill Food at The Grille Midtown

University

$50 $25

(8)

Upscale grill food, such as chargrilled steaks, swordfish in lemon buerre blanc, and a mixed grill with scallops, shrimp, and a lobster tail

50% Off Italian Lunch at Roma Café

Downtown

$20 $10

Restaurant that has been serving Italian food since 1890 tempts diners with veal and pasta dishes made with ingredients from Eastern Market

Up to 52% Off Prix Fixe Italian Dinner at Buon Giorno Bistro

Walkerville

C$64 C$32

Prix fixe dinners include veal or chicken parmigiana, gnocci, vegetable of the day, potatoes, house salad with bread, and Italian dessert

50% Off Italian Cuisine at Mezzo Ristorante

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

Chef Michael Barlozzari innovates Italian cuisine by blending classic flavours with unique and locally sourced ingredients

Up to 52% Off at La Guardia

City Centre

C$30 C$15

(73)

Traditional Italian cuisine including 15 veal dishes served in a softly lit restaurant with live music on the weekends

Up to 50% Off Russian Food at Matryoshka

City Centre

C$20 C$12

The menu features salad with a homemade dressing, stuffed peppers and dumplings, beef stroganoff, and baked goods

Enzo's Trattoria – Up to 50% Off Italian Cuisine

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

(15)

Authentic, made-to-order Italian dishes served alongside imported & domestic wines

Up to Half Off Italian Dinner at Da Luciano Trattoria

Erie Street

C$90 C$45

Salads and specialty-pizza appetizers precede penne in a blush sauce and entrees of chicken parmigiana, followed by an ice-cream dessert

Half Off at Monaco Middle Eastern Cuisine

South Windsor

C$30 C$15

(68)

Made-from-scratch Middle Eastern classics such as sweet potato falafel, lamb shank, honey garlic shish tawook, and teriyaki beef kabob

50% Off at Take Five Bistro

Walkerville

C$30 C$15

(17)

An elegant bistro-style menu that spotlights local steaks aged for 28 days, market-fresh produce, and seasonal fish

Up to 50% Off Comfort Food at Skippy's Restaurant

University

C$10 C$5

(7)

Chefs can make chocolate-chip pancakes, omeletts, corned beef hash, 30 sandwiches and burgers, and housemade lasagna

Up to 50% Off Salvadorian Food at Restaurante Mi Casita

City Centre

C$20 C$11

(22)

Burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas filled with choice of pulled beef, braised pork shoulder, or Salvadorian-style chicken

Up to 50% Off Barbecue at Champion's Roadhouse & Restaurant

Devonshire

C$20 C$11

Slow-smoked and basted baby-back ribs with housemade barbecue sauce, crispy broasted chicken with coleslaw, and juicy burgers

Half Off at Ten Friends Diner

Windsor

C$10 C$5

Nonprofit diner serves fresh, homemade meals, such as pancakes and grilled chicken breast sandwiches

Up to 50% Off at Cheese Wheelz

Multiple Locations

C$10 C$5

Garlic-crust pizzas decked with toppings such as gyro meat and sun-dried tomatoes, breadsticks, garlic fries, and pan-roasted chicken

Up to 50% Off at The ComeBack Inn

Downtown Highland

$53.97 $29

(6)

Wings, sandwiches, pastas, and pizzas with homemade sauce, alongside weekly trivia, entertainment, and summer car shows

Half Off Breakfast for Two at Skybox Sports Grill

Highland

$37.98 $19

Bloody marys with choice of vodka and top-shelf drinks complement breakfast food

47% Off at Red Olive Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

(58)

Helpings of falafel, grape leaves, and hummus precede gyros, spinach pie, lamb shanks, and deli sandwiches

Half Off Homestyle American Food at Harvard Grill

Grosse Pointe Park

$15 $7.50

(69)

Classic, local diner serves up homestyle American sandwiches, entrees, and all-day breakfast

Up to 40% Off at BluFin Sushi

Grosse Pointe

$20 $12

Innovative sushi bars serve specialty rolls with unconventional ingredients & American dishes such as baja fish tacos & 4 types of sliders

45% Off International Food at Christine’s Cuisine in Ferndale

Ferndale

$20 $11

(269)

Rachael Ray’s pick for best pierogies in Michigan, organic ground salisbury steak, and pork tenderloin topped with blue cheese

Half Off Pan-Asian Lunch at Inyo Restaurant

Ferndale

$20 $10

(212)

29 specialty rolls and seafood flown in from Hawaii and Alaska

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 82% Off at Bean and Tea Company

Multiple Locations

$86.49 $15.99

New coffee shops in Troy and Madison Heights greet customers with reusable mugs and unlimited refills for a month

50% Off Jamaican Cuisine at Jamaican Paradise

Oak Park

$20 $11.50

(7)

Exotic Jamaican fare includes fried plantains, fresh seafood, jerk chicken, goat curry, and oxtails

42% Off Thai Food at Bangkok Cuisine

Royal Oak

$15 $8.75

(11)

Newest location of award-winning Thai restaurant serves authentic dishes such as chicken pad thai and hot, crispy catfish

Up to 50% Off Local Cuisine at Local 212 in Royal Oak

Royal Oak

$36 $18

(30)

Chef Jeff Ingersoll crafts fresh, seasonal dishes from scratch using ingredients sourced from the great state of Michigan

Up to 55% Off Indian Cuisine at Moti Mahal

Downtown Royal Oak

$22 $11

(65)

Seasoned chef serves up Indian and Pakistani classics for herbivores and carnivores within an elegant eatery

Up to 52% Off at Shishko Grill

River Rouge

$30 $15

Flavorful, health-conscious Lebanese dishes such as lamb shawarma, charbroiled chicken kabobs, and falafel, served with grilled veggies

40% Off at Flame Asian Tapas Bar & Grill

Rossford / Perrysburg

$20 $12

(13)

Chefs prepare tapas-size Asian inspired dishes such as pork egg rolls and panko-fried calamari

Sonic Drive-In – $5 for American Food

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Zagat-rated chain serves burgers, hot dogs, and shakes at 3,500 locations across the country

Up to 53% Off Vegetarian Soul Food at Southern Nosh

Southfield

$30 $15

(9)

Vegetarian soul food ranging from jerk grilled protein to beefless burgers paired with sides such as honey-glazed carrots and collard greens

Half Off Soup, Salads, and Sandwiches at Soup Dive

Southfield

$20 $10

(13)

Soup, salads, and sandwiches freshly prepared from low-fat, low-carb, and low-sodium recipes

Up to 50% Off at Toma's Salad Shop

Southfield

$20 $11

Build-your-own salads with more than 30 types of dressing, Tex Mex and gyro-inspired stir-fry, and pita sandwiches

$15 Off Seafood and Steaks at Cafe West

Trenton

$40 $25

Maine lobster tails, jumbo shrimp, and Angus steaks served in a casual setting with a full bar and patio

$7 for Diner Food at TV Deli Diner

Trenton

$15 $7

(39)

Diner whips up pancakes, philly cheesesteaks, BBQ bacon cheeseburgers, and sirloin steaks

Half Off at Bashar's Middle Eastern & American Cuisine

Flat Rock

$24 $12

(21)

Middle Eastern entrees including shawarma and lamb served alongside American favorites such as burgers and turkey

Up to 52% Off Pub Food at US12 Bar and Grill

Wayne

$25 $12

Beer-battered cod fish sandwiches & Slim Jim sandwiches, which feature thinly sliced ham, plus burgers, wraps, pizza, wings & dinner entrees

Up to 51% Off at La Bistecca Italian Grille

Plymouth

$96 $58.75

(131)

Piedmontese beef tips, roasted portobello caps with goat cheese, italian truffle mac 'n' cheese, and other Northern Italy–styled dishes

Denny's – Up to 47% Off Diner Food 

Multiple Locations

$15 $8

Pancakes, skillets, burgers, and more served all day

Up to 53% Off Italian-American Food at Station 885

Plymouth

$40 $20

(150)

Classic entrees such as stone-fired pizzas, apple-glazed pork chops, and Great Lakes whitefish in a former Chesapeake freight house

Up to 40% Off Sandwiches and Pizzas at Original Buscemi's

Clinton Township

$10 $6

For nearly six decades, Buscemi's has been dishing out famous torpedo sandwiches, square pizzas, and other Italian-American classics

$10 for Asian Fusion Cuisine at Chop Fusion

Macomb

$20 $10

(30)

Asian fusion cuisine such as crispy honey shrimp, egg rolls, ginger broccoli, and sweet and sour chicken

50% off Bagels & Café Food at Big Apple Bagels

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

(8)

Made-from-scratch bagels anchor New York–inspired menu of breakfast fare, lunch sandwiches & steaming gourmet coffee

Up to 52% Off Middle Eastern Fare at New Cedar Restaurant

Downtown Farmington

$16 $8

Middle Eastern cuisine such as specialty salads, falafel platters, chicken kafta kabob, and stuffed lamb with rice

Papa John's — $18 for Pizza Dinner

Farmington

$35.47 $18

Hand-tossed pizzas slathered with sauce made from California-grown tomatoes

Half Off Lunch or Dinner at Sporting News Grill

Romulus

$40 $20

(26)

Sirloin and NY strip steaks, eight-ounce burgers topped with bacon and barbecue sauce, and four-cheese pizzas fill the extensive menu

48% Off Japanese and Korean Food for Dinner at Tomo

Troy

$30 $15.75

Authentic Japanese food and specialty sushi rolls, such as the Empire roll with shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado, and eel sauce

$5 for Salads and Paninis at Insalata

Troy

$10 $5

(15)

Self-serve salads with a selection of 40+ toppings, 15+ dressings, and a choice of greens

Up to 42% Off Drag Queen Bingo at Leaf & Berry

West Bloomfield

$119.96 $69

(6)

Guests enjoy drag queen bingo, then they take home loose-leaf tea, biscotti, and a ceramic tea kettle

Up to 51% Off African and Caribbean Cuisine

Farmington Hills

$39 $19

African and Caribbean recipes create traditional vegetable soups, jerk chicken rice dishes, and meat pie with seasoned beef

Up to 46% Off Russian Dinner at The Fiddler

West Bloomfield

$69.80 $43

(98)

Home-cooked Russian meal including borscht, perogies, and a choice of lamb chops, pozharski cutlets, or chicken tabaka

50% Off at Ninja Sushi

West Bloomfield

$30 $15

(144)

Sushi rolls with grilled unagi and fresh fish, as well as Japanese entrees such as beef teriyaki and seafood tempura

50% Off Breakfast or Lunch at Recipes

Farmington Hills

$16 $8

(32)

Grab breakfast or lunch at a restaurant where sticky buns, Spanish omelets, and turkey clubs meet pad thai and other Asian specialties

50% Off Pizza and Grinders at Bellacino's of Farmington

Downtown Farmington

$16 $8

Signature grinders served on freshly made bread alongside specialty pizzas and other pizzeria standards

Half Off Classic Diner Food at Col's Place

Farmington

$10 $5

(5)

Breakfast omelets, skillets, and pancakes served all day long, as well as burgers, coney island dogs, and classic American diner dishes

49% Off Cajun and Creole Fare at Gumbo’s

Downtown Mount Clemens

$25.50 $13

(13)

Cajun and creole entrees including gumbo, jambalaya, and po boys from family recipes

50% Off Pub Meal at The Engine House

Mount Clemens

$30 $15

(19)

Pub classics such as loaded potato skins and homemade chili served at an eatery with firefighter memorabilia and authentic firehouse doors

$10 for Thai Food at Lanna Thai Cuisine

Utica

$20 $10

Traditional and northern Thai cuisine including red, green, and panang curry; basil fried rice; and spicy sriracha noodles

Up to 45% Off at Filippa’s Wine Barrel

Utica

$70 $42

(39)

American eatery serves a seafood-centric menu of coconut shrimp, lobster-potato pierogies, and citrus whitefish

Up to 51% Off Meals at Sahara Restaurant Bar & Grill

Shelby Twp

$30 $15

Enjoy food that spans the Mediterranean oeuvre, from kabobs to fresh tabbouleh and spinach pies

Up to 43% Off at Sahara Mediterranean Bar & Grill

Hall Road

$30 $17

(37)

Traditional Mediterranean eatery with full-service bar and banquet hall, voted Best Middle Eastern restaurant by Local 4 viewers

50% Off Dinner at Alexandria Mediterranean Cuisine

Novi

$24 $12

Chicken shawarma, lamb kebabs, and crispy falafel packed into pitas or served over rice, fries, or roasted vegetables

Half Off Mexican Cuisine and Drinks at Cocina Mexican Grill Novi

Novi

$14 $7

A range of proteins, from meats to vegetarian options, grace nearly 10 meals, such as fajitas and burritos, which are crowned with toppings

$5 for a Regular Combo at Quiznos

Multiple Locations

$9 $5

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

Up to 50% Off Pub Fare at Library Sports Pub and Grill

Novi

$20 $10

(48)

Martinis & more than 40 beers such as Red Stripe & Hacker-Pschorr complement plates of nachos, steaks & potato-encrusted whitefish

Up to 50% Off at Wasabi Hibachi Steakhouse

Novi

$50 $25

(29)

Chefs cook right in front of diners at this Hibachi restaurant in Novi, which serves Japanese comfort food, such as teriyaki filet mignon

45% Off Upscale American Dinner at Daily Post

Novi

$64 $35

100% Angus burgers made from locally-sourced beef topped with classic fixings, fresh-baked pizzas, and firecracker shrimp

Detroit Restaurant Guide

Detroit is a unique melting pot, with a variety of different cultures that all lend a significant contribution to the food scene. Dining in Detroit offers a host of choices to suit almost any taste. From elegant, world-class dining to hip fusion restaurants, Detroit restaurants are as diverse as the city’s residents.

For a classic dining experience and contemporary American cuisine, the Rattlesnake Club combines indoor and outdoor dining with a view of the skyline and Lake Michigan. One can enjoy perch filets from Lake Ontario and filet of Prime Certified Angus beef with impeccable flavor, because the Rattlesnake Club features sustainably harvested, seasonal organic ingredients in their dishes. Rattlesnake is the only Detroit restaurant that offers Prime Certified Angus beef. Their fully stocked bar and drink specials make this spot a great place to have a drink with friends or a romantic evening with your sweetheart.

With a large Middle Eastern population, there is an abundance of delicious, authentic Arabic food in Detroit. Chosen as the best Middle Eastern food by Real Detroit Magazine, Olives Mediterranean Grill offers Lebanese and Greek food in a sleek, modern atmosphere. Dine on hummus, shawarma, stuffed grape leaves or gyros while you soak in the colorful environment and friendly service. Olives also offers banquet spaces for special events, including wedding receptions.

For a more casual bite, one can  eat at one of Detroit’s Coney Island diners. Stop by National Coney Island for a coney dog or a Hani sandwich while out and about in the city. Coney Islands are commonly known for having full menus These simple, but delicious items are often offered 24 hours a day.

The large selection of cuisines makes dining in Detroit similar to a world-tour eating adventure. Take a chance and venture on into some of the finest Detroit restaurants, where a unique experience awaits.

Coney Islands are commonly known for having full menus These simple, but delicious items are often offered 24 hours a day.
 

Select Local Merchants

It's Friday night at 1 a.m., and all you want in the whole world is a taco. Luckily, Armando's Mexican Restaurant is there, ready to serve you a dish and maybe pour you a margarita nightcap. Though it's open late, Armando's is no sleepy dive—even after midnight, it's typical to see a line of people waiting to snag one of the tile-topped tables. Nearly a half-century after opening—and almost 30 years after the Tigers celebrated their 1984 World Series title there—the restaurant is still one of the city's most beloved. The Huffington Post recently named it as a staple of Detroit's Mexican-food scene. CBS Local praised their signature sizzling fajitas for their juicy marinade, and also declared that Armando's has "one of the best tortas" in Detroit.

Aside from the lauded, eclectic menu—which includes Cuban sandwiches, Spanish steak, and the perennially popular Baja seafood tacos—it's easy to see why the restaurant retains such a following. Warm yellow walls hung with vintage photos give the dining room a homey feel, while a covered patio beckons with colorful flags and twinkling lights. The casual atmosphere invites guests to linger over a peach margarita while watching the game on flat-screen TVs, or to camp out at a table once mariachi players begin to strum a lively tune. Luckily, Armando's makes it hard for anyone to overstay their welcome: they're open until 2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday and until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

4242 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit,
MI
US

As guests sit down to eat at Taste of Ethiopia, the first thing placed on the table is a bowl of steamy washcloths. True to the traditional style of Ethiopian cuisine, dishes are served family-style and without silverware; instead, patrons eat with their hands, using gluten-free flatbread called injera.

Jane Slaughter of the Metro Times praised the flavors of the menu, crafted by Chef Meskerem Gebreyohannes, as “so deep and so true … you’ve never really experienced a lentil or a collard so intimately.” Doro we’t, a spicy, slow-cooked chicken stew, celebrates generous amounts of onion as well as the traditional hard-boiled eggs it’s served with. Berbere, a distinctive Ethiopian blend of 12 spices, perfumes dishes of split red lentils and marinated cubes of lamb with rue seed, basil, cardamom, and other aromas.

In her article, Slaughter also relished the restaurant’s distinctive and convivial experience. To encourage the family-style experience, patrons rest around a traditional wicker table with their muskets in plain view, and chef Gebreyohannes makes frequent appearances in the dining room to chat.

2453 Russell St
Detroit,
MI
US

As he toiled away on the assembly line at Ford Motor Company, autoworker Karl Kurz dreamed of opening a traditional German tavern like those he remembered from his hometown of Weikersheim, Germany. In 1933, he finally got his chance, working nights and weekends to convert a dilapidated Chinese hand laundry into a tiny bar that he called the Dakota Inn Rathskeller.

Eighty years later, the Rathskeller—now run by Karl's grandson—has expanded from three tiny stools to 2,000 square feet. The eclectic décor pays tribute to Karl's memory: trophy animal heads and RV hood ornaments seized during family hunting trips decorate the walls, and hand-painted murals depict scenes from Karl's life, including a rabbit hunt and a group of friends downing enormous mugs of beer. Through arched porticos, waiters in traditional German-style garb deliver Bavarian bratwurst, pork schnitzel, and German-style potato pancakes known as kartoffelpuffer. At night, the hand-carved walls reverberate with German drinking songs such as the “Schnitzelbank”—or woodworker’s bench—as if in tribute to Karl’s remodeling efforts.

17324 John R St
Detroit,
MI
US

Mosaic's ceiling looks like a sculpture from Poseidon's undersea art gallery. Hand-blown blue glass and a droplet-shaped light fixture make it resemble the ocean. Waterfalls plummet to granite floors, binding the earth and heavens with more grace and ferocity than a saber-toothed ballerina. This dramatic scene is a fitting prelude to the restaurant's menu, which spans several oceans to incorporate fare from Greece, France, and Japan. Japanese ingredients pepper several seafood dishes, which range from tuna tataki sushi to chilean sea bass steeped in a sake lee marinade. The Greek influences stem from owners Athina, Maria, and Stella Papas, who cut their teeth at Pegasus, their father's iconic Greektown restaurant, and the French element emanates from Executive Chef Mark Kelly, who studied Gallic cuisine in culinary school. Together, these inspirations flavor fruit-studded goat-cheese salads and lamb chops brushed with olive oil and lemon juice. A sprawling list of wines and martinis pairs nicely with fare from all three countries and encourages patrons to mingle in the lounge area where DJs perform each weekend.

501 Monroe St
Detroit,
MI
US

Temptations' accomplished founders and chefs are striving to create the first national Indian food chain in an effort to make fresh, all-natural Indian fare accessible everywhere in the country. The chefs prepare vegan and vegetarian options nightly, such as the bhindi dopiaza's tomato-smattered okra, and clay ovens churn out grilled dishes, such as murg tikka masala or tandoori chicken. Temptations also fills environmentally friendly boxes with portions of its food on college campuses, and the chefs spread their knowledge of Indian cuisine in cooking classes.

Sunlight streaks through large windows in Temptations' dining room as diners scarf down healthy Indian feasts beneath exposed-ductwork ceilings and soft orange lights. Live music fills the air on weekend nights, with sitars, world music, and kazoo symphonies typifying the sounds. Belly dancers have been known to take to the floors as well, captivating patrons with their hypnotizing hip undulations.

5260 Anthony Wayne Drive
Detroit,
MI
US

Drawing from family recipes and culinary know-how refined while working in a military mess hall during World War II, Italian native Edoardo Barbieri founded the first Da Edoardo restaurant in 1978 with help from his son. Three generations later, the chef's family carries on the epicurean legacy at Da Edoardo's four locations across the Detroit area, earning the 2012 Restaurateur of the Year Award from the Michigan Food and Beverage Association.

At each eatery, chefs follow the Barbieri family's guidance, authentic recipes, and instructional shadow puppets while assembling fresh, elegant entrees inspired by Northern Italian cuisine. They complement pastas and steaks with a convoy of wines from Italy, California, and Oregon and regularly dole out their creations for catered events amid the restaurants' chic, upscale environs.

2203 Woodward Avenue
Detroit,
MI
US