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Mid City Grill This bright and airy midtown eatery serves up tasty lunchtime salads and sammies

Mid City Grill

51 W. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Price Level:   
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Cards Accepted

Tags: breakfast, salads, wraps, midtown, sandwiches, subs, breakfast-sandwich, mid-city-grill

Mid City Grill is a bright and airy spot with floor to ceiling windows. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary casual eatery or coney island. But step inside and you’ll find a surprisingly chic little setup.

The place is done up in warm earth tones with clean and modern lines. Exposed lightbulbs hanging above the dining room, and granite counters and tabletops let you know that this is no ordinary neighborhood diner. There’s even a fireplace.

Mid City Grill is located on Forest Ave. just west of Woodward. There’s a convenient parking structure next door, making this an easy in-and-out spot for lunch during the week.

What Mid City does best are salads and sandwiches. Exactly what we crave at lunchtime.

Their strawberry chicken salad tosses tomatoes, fresh strawberries, walnuts and mandarin oranges together with crisp romaine lettuce, nestled under a tender grilled chicken breast. It’s light and fresh but fills you up. If it’s a classic cobb salad you’re in the mood for, Mid City delivers with a generous medley of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, hard boiled egg, bacon and bleu cheese. It’s all topped off with grilled chicken on a bed of romaine lettuce.

The chicken fajita pita is not only fun to say but delightful to eat. Grilled chicken is wrapped up in a soft pita accompanied by cheddar cheese, grilled peppers and onions. Basically, anything with grilled chicken here is good. They season it well and know how to cook it.

Mid City serves up a selection of hunger destroying “stacker” sandwiches. The Dinty Moore is a ginormous triple decker tower of corned beef, lettuce, tomatoes, and Russian dressing on your choice of toasty bread. It’s impossible to have any remaining traces of hunger after you devour this sandwich.

You don’t have to get a he-man sized pile of meat and bread, though. A simple grilled ham and cheese or crispy chicken sandwich satisfies our sandwich craving. There’s also a selection of subs like the Philly cheesesteak or the ham slam sub, topped with mayo, lettuce, tomato and cheese.

If you’re trying to be good, you can order a side salad to accompany your sandwich. But what we really want is a side of Mid City’s fries. They come to your table still warm and crispy from the fryer. They almost crackle when you take that first bite.

Rounding out the bill of fare are burgers, coneys and dinner entrees.

Mid City opens for breakfast at 7 a.m. every weekday. If you’ve got time to sit down, linger over pancakes and omelets. Or grab an egg sammy to go if you’re in a hurry. Their extra large pancakes are fluffy and topped with your choice of blueberries, strawberries, bananas, pecans, chocolate chips or ice cream. You can get breakfast any time of day. There’s a $1.25 charge if you’re ordering it after 11 a.m. but it’s totally worth it for those pancakes.

Save room for an old fashioned banana split for dessert (yea, even if it’s breakfast time).


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