In 2004 when The Fly Trap opened, the goal was to have a 'finer diner', and they most certainly have succeeded. The Fly Trap serves up classic American diner breakfast and lunch dishes with a twist as well as some globally influenced dishes, and the whole menu is available any time, so you can order breakfast for dinner if you want. Examples of items found on the menu include gingerbread waffles, omlettes, Grinders, burgers, salads and lemongrass Pho Bowl. There are a good number of vegetarian items on the menu for non-meat eaters.
Located in the heart of Ferndale, Bangkok Cafe has been serving up delicious Thai food to Metro Detroit for a good number of years. So popular is Bangkok Cafe that over the years they have won an impressive number of "Best Of" awards. The restaurant seats only a limited number of guests at a time, however the wait for the food is definitely worth the time, patience and money.
Lazybones Smokehouse specializes in mouthwatering smoked meats and seasonal barbecue dishes. Lazybones takes the best regional BBQ styles and features a bit of all of them on the menu. Hungry diners can choose from dishes like Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Pork Spareribs, Kentucky BBQ Half Chicken and Carolina Pulled Pork, among others. There's much more to Lazybones menu than just meats though, with salads, burgers, sandwiches and sides like mac and cheese, cornbread, ranch fries and collard greens.
Serving Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean dishes, Royal Kabob truly is king in Hamtramck. Sample staples like Shawarma, Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, Fattoush and Falafel. For something slightly less common, try dishes like swordfish Gallayha, fried Kibbee or the quail plate. They also offer the typical Middle-Eastern sandwich/pita options. For dessert try the Baklava.
Moe's on Ten offers a classic diner experience with a little homespun care from their eponymous 10 Mile Road location. The menu spans the traditional classics of simple American fare, a seafood-heavy menu of appetizers preceding typical favorites such as burgers, sandwiches and pasta while stepping it up with the occasional presence of prime rib and savory barbecued ribs. Even better is the weekend buffet which features all you can eat waffles and omelets in addition to fresh fruit, hash browns and other assorted sides. Perfect for a casual family meal, Moe's on Ten is a great diner pick.
Ashoka Indian Cuisine in Troy specializes in all different kinds of regional Indian cuisine, including Moghali, South Indian, North Indian and the uncommon Indian Chinese. The menu is extensive, ensuring that everyone will be able to find the perfect dish to suit them. Diners can opt to take part in the buffet, which is full of all the most popular and delicious menu items, order a la carte or opt for the thali combination plate which comes with a number of different entrees, sides and naan. Ashoka is often billed as the best Indian food in Detroit, so don't miss out!
Every part of Gastronomy is modern, from the warm and inviting atmosphere and staff that are ready to help with anything, to of course the food. The menu comprises of New American dishes, of which all ingredients are sourced as locally as possibly, and none are imported. Examples of items diners might find on the menu include a Foie Gras progression with six different flavors, Arctic Salt-Cured Duck with black currant, juniper, apple and foie gras or Braised Rabbit Pappardelle.
2934 Russell Street Eastern Market Detroit, MI 48207
Tucked away in Detroit's Eastern Market is this small stand serving up pierogis with big flavor. The People's Pierogi Collective makes these delightful little Polish pillows of food with all kinds of fillings, from the traditional potato to others like spinach and artichoke or Michigan cherry. The pierogis are served with sauerkraut and caramelized onions. In a city full of pierogis, you will find the most creativity at the People's Pierogi Collective.
Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen is hidden in a nondescript strip mall in Madison Heights. The budget-friendly Punjabi restaurant is well known for its fantastic thalis, a version of a combo plate with a three main dishes, rice, a choice of flatbread, several sides and a dessert. You can take your pick from a non-veg plate or a pure vegetarian one. With such great prices throughout the menu, make sure to try some of their chaat dishes, typical Indian street food snacks.
There's a reason Om Cafe has been around for over 25 years. A favorite of vegetarians and vegans, this restaurant churns out food that is not only healthy, but tastes great too! Try the BBQ Seitan Sliders, which come on an onion roll and topped with caramelized onions and a side salad. Keep in mind Om Cafe is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.
Hilton Garden Inn Southfield is business friendly but relatively inexpensive
Hilton hotel located within a few miles of many important corporate headquarters. It has both an indoor and outdoor heated pool with a sun deck. The large lobby has ...