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  • Jamaica Jamaica
    • Neighborhood: Northwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    There is a little island paradise tucked into an unassuming corner of Northwest Detroit. The tiny bright yellow and green storefront at Jamaica Jamaica Restaurant and Bakery is painted with Jamaican flags and palm trees. Don’t be deterred by the neighborhood’s slightly scruffy appearance. Jamaica’s mouthwatering menu and friendly atmosphe [...]

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  • Two Way Inn
    • Neighborhood: Northeast
    • Open for: Weekends, Late Night
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Cards Accepted

    At the Two Way Inn, on Detroit’s northeast side, your libations might be served by an eerie apparition. Located at the corner of Mt. Elliott and Nevada, the Two Way Inn claims the status of oldest known standing bar in Detroit. The building was established in 1876 as the village jail and general store for a community known as Norris. Colonel P [...]

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  • Tom’s Tavern
    • Neighborhood: Northwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Free Parking Available

    Tom’s Tavern is one of the Motor City’s true hidden gems. This historic icon was named after former owner Tom Lucas who opened the bar in 1928, back when Seven Mile was still a dirt road on the far outskirts of town. During the height of Prohibition illicit booze was said to be supplied by Detroit’s infamous Purple Gang. The tavern suffere [...]

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  • La Palma
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    If you haven’t visited La Palma - Midtown’s Middle Eastern eatery - in the last few months, pencil in a lunch date on your calendar this week. New owners and a new executive chef have transformed this ordinary lunch spot into a delicious dining destination. It’s not an Extreme Makeover-style transformation - many of the same items that they [...]

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  • Always Brewing Detroit
    • Neighborhood: Northwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Live Music
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Fourth-generation Detroiter Amanda Brewington first opened Always Brewing as a popup in November 2012, and established its permanent storefront in the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhood in June of this year. In its first few months of operations, this coffee shop and community gathering place has been garnering a loyal following of families, students [...]

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  • La Feria
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Outdoor Patio
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    The cheery interior is trendy and modern, but with a laid back vibe. Exposed brick and white walls are offset by accents of red, orange and gold. La Feria is a wonderful spot to linger over a leisurely meal with friends or a romantic evening with your sweetie. The bill of fare offers hot and cold Spanish tapas, small plates of fish, meats, veget [...]

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  • Mike’s Famous Ham Place
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Weekends
    • Free Parking Available

    It may not be the most glamorous spot in town, but when the food is this good it doesn’t need any dressing up. Mike’s Famous Ham Place is a comfortable yet no-frills little diner in southwest Detroit that has been turning hungry Detroiters into happy customers since 1974. Located at the corner of Michigan and Randolph, near West Grand Blvd., [...]

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  • The Potato Place
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekends

    Tucked into a little plaza across the street from Wayne State’s campus, the dino-sized spuds at The Potato Place are like prehistoric boulders of starchy taters heaped with an impressive selection of meats, vegetables, and cheeses. They do baked potatoes extraordinarily well here. Available for dine-in or carry-out, the potatoes themselves are [...]

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  • Motz’s Hamburgers
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Free Parking Available

    The retro signage hanging in front of Motz’s Burgers in Southwest Detroit  hints at its long history as a beloved neighborhood institution. Motz’s has been perfecting the humble hamburger slider since 1929. Inside this little white building on the corner of Fort and Green streets, you’ll find some of the indisputably best classic sliders in [...]

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