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Olympic Grill Fill up on juicy burgers, creamy milkshakes, and hot breakfast classics

Olympic Grill

119 Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Price Level:   
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Cards Accepted

Tags: breakfast, diner, burgers, midtown, Reuben, milkshakes, olympic-grill

In the mornings, Olympic Grill smells of fresh, fluffy pancakes and bacon sizzling on the grill.

This modest diner is located in Midtown, on the same stretch of Warren Ave. as the Potato Place and Epicurus Restaurant. It’s a convenient spot for a quick bite if you’re in the Midtown or Wayne State area.

The dining room is exceptionally clean, and the quality of food seems to have improved over the past year. The walls are made of black and white checkerboard tile and a faux stacked stone pattern in shades of brown and gray. Seating is a mix of comfy booths and tables. It’s casual and welcoming.

Their breakfast menu offers hot cakes, omelets, breakfast skillets, and just about every combination of eggs, meat and carbs you can imagine. Call ahead and order an egg sandwich on your choice of bread to go if you’re rushing to class or to the office.

Sandwiches are our go-to order at lunchtime. Try the grilled ham and cheese or a fried egg sandwich with your choice of ham, bacon or sausage. They make a great reuben, piled high with corned beef accompanied by sauerkraut and Swiss. Olympic’s veggie pita is stuffed with grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, lettuce and tomatoes.

You can get a classic Detroit coney dog here, or if you want to switch things up for a change, as for it Greek Taco style. Your dog will come topped with chili, ground beef, lettuce, tomato and Cheddar cheese.

If you want something on the lighter side, the strawberry chicken salad will fill you up without weighing you down.

Two things they do very well at Olympic Grill are burgers and milkshakes. When you have a monster appetite that cannot be quieted by any normal burger, you need Olympic’s Monster burger. It’s a juicy, hunger-killing behemoth of meat that stacks two ⅓ lb. patties, bacon and cheese onto a sesame seed bun along with lettuce, tomato, onions and mayo. Eating it will require you to unhinge your jaw or enlist the help of a knife and fork.

You’ll definitely want a thick and creamy, ice cold milkshake to go with your burger. Olympic’s version is swirled with lots of ice cream; you might want a spoon to help you finish this one.


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