About this Business
From Our Editors
The Detroit-born owners of Pop Diner nurture a healthy obsession with retro America: their bright orange walls are filled with prints of 1980s and early 1990s pop art depicting musicians, film stars, and cultural icons. The 24-hour eatery reveals its cultural preoccupation with a menu of simple and hearty comfort food, a balance praised in publications such as D magazine and Eater Dallas. Using natural ingredients sourced from local farms and Detroit producers, chefs build all-day breakfast dishes such as grilled pancakes, chicken and waffles, and three-egg omelets. They also mix pots of zesty Detroit-style chili, conjure eight variations on the Detroit-style Coney hot dog and seven takes on all-natural beef burgers, and fill Naanis (pita sandwiches) with eclectic ingredients such as chicken and honey-mustard sauce. They complement these dishes with playful retro cocktails and alcoholic milkshakes, inspired by those used to douse the infamous fire started by St. Elmo's sixteen candles.