After honing their skills at Restaurants throughout Detroit, the Palushaj family set out on their own in 1981, treating customers to hearty, homey feasts of burgers, pot roasts, Italian pastas, and greek gyros and souvlaki. To this day, they prepare daily special dinners such as broiled salmon or shish kabob, which can pair well with beers and wines. Before working the dinner menu, they start the day by sizzling breakfasts of omelets, pancakes, or steak. Guests enjoy their meals in a plant-filled main dining area, or in the light-filled sunroom patio that allows them to dine like plants—via photosynthesis.
Featuring a full menu of savory dishes, George Murphy's simultaneously satisfies cravings for both hearty food and golf. The panoramic view of Fox Creek golf course adds a beautiful backdrop to a basket of onion rings ($4.85) and lets you distract passing golf foursomes with your eerily accurate impression of a stadium pipe organ. In between bouts of hushed color commentary, sink incisors into specialty sirloin steak bites ($8.95)—tender pieces of sirloin brought to its true meaty potential by A1, teriyaki, or BBQ sauce—or warm up for winter's chill and frost giant attacks with a bowl of homemade chili bowl ($3.95).
Doc’s Sports Retreat in Livonia offers more than 75 flat-screen TVs light up the bar with all of the day’s games, and 30 beers on tap from Michigan to California breweries. The American pub fare includes juicy burgers and hand tossed pizzas. Between courses, patrons can take to the game room for a round of Golden Tee or to plug away at video poker. Michigan Lottery games on hand include Lucky Lines and keno. The patio is open year-round, and WiFi courses throughout the bar.
The Pizza Shack pulls up a seat for any champion citizen who craves the consumption of a piping-hot meal in a pipingly unpretentious atmosphere. If you're in the mood for a bear fight, hang a fang on "The Shack Attack," a carnivorous pizza coated in pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon, shredded steak, pulled pork, a zookeeper, red onion, and a drizzle of barbecue sauce ($19 for a large). For a lighter meal, peruse the menu for single-serve slices ($2.50) and appetizers such as jalapeno dippers ($4.75), breadsticks ($3.75), and personal calzones with your choice of three toppings ($4.75).
Burger Delux satisfies carnivorous cravings with a toothsome collection of fresh Angus beef, plus other handheld edibles including sea salt-laden fries sliced from whole Idaho potatoes. The burger delux—a piquant double patty caught in a toasted brioche bun—can be adorned with one of the more than 20 topping ($7.49). Aged cheddar, bacon, A1 steak sauce, and pickles make up a modest portion of the available adornments. For infants and manchildren with tiny hands, the chefs also flip and serve 2-ounce Angus beef sliders accoutered with grilled onions and cheese ($1.85 each). Basque in bayou flavor by devouring the Cajun chicken sandwich smothered in Cajun spices ($5.99) or drop the bun for the greek salad sprinkled with feta cheese, tomatoes, kalamata olives, beets, banana peppers, house-made greek dressing ($6.59) and optional, all-natural chicken breast ($2 extra).