Look for the giant horse on the roof and you'll know you've found Green Dot Stables. This horse-racing themed restaurant is a true delight to see with its brick walls and equestrian paraphernalia adorning the walls. Nowhere else will you find such an extensive selection of sliders of all kinds. Green Dot Stables also serves up six different types of fries and a good number of salads. The full bar offers any number of cheap and delicious cocktails and beers.
A Detroit tradition, Buddy's Pizzeria has grown from a little-known bar and pizza joint to an institution. There are now Buddy's outlets in multiple suburbs, but the authentic experience is at the original, crowded, multi-roomed eatery. Buddy's was the first spot in Detroit to offer square pizzas, in 1946. The pizza is thick and the filling comes with plenty of cheese and sauce, and it is repeatedly voted the best in Detroit in local surveys. Salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and home-made soups are also on the menu. There is always a bustling party atmosphere.
Renowned Chef Michael Symon brings his passion and culinary expertise to downtown Detroit with Roast. Located at the iconic Westin Book Cadillac, Roast is one of the finest steakhouses in the city. Decorated in warm hues, modern accents and plush banquettes, it presents an ideal venue for enjoying delicious meats with friends and family on special occasions. Roast's menu focuses on superior and fresh ingredients, locally-sourced produce and authentic flavors. The bar menu is just as great as the food menu with a variety of wines, beer and cocktails. Although the entire selection is impressive, it is the beer menu which takes the cake with its variety of craft brews which are also available on tap.
Taqueria El Rey is one of Detroit's favorite taquerias. Although El Rey cooks up all your classic Mexican favorites like burritos and quesadillas, what they are really known for are their whole grilled chickens. You can also get the famous chicken in the tacos, burritos, tortas and pretty much anything else on the menu. Make sure you get there before they run out! Taqueria El Rey is also a favorite for tacos, with about 15 different varieties.
Head down the stairs and into this cozy and popular basement restaurant serving up traditional, hearty Polish cuisine. Old-world favorites like stuffed cabbage, pierogi, schnitzel and kielbasa round out the mouthwatering menu. The atmosphere is comfortable and family friendly and warm, making it perfect for cold Detroit days. Polish Village Cafe is on the small side so be prepared to stand in queue for a seat, but the wait is well worth it.
A Detroit favorite, Slows Bar BQ serves up delectable dishes like Carolina Pulled Pork and St. Louis Spareribs in an ambiance that is warm, cozy and inviting. With wood-paneled and furnished interiors and dull-lighting, this eatery is a great place for a meal with family or friends. The mouthwatering menu here also features the loaded sandwiches and delicious melt-in-your-mouth pork belly. To quench your thirst, choose from the wide craft beer selection available for your enjoyment.
Elizabeth Perk Coffee & Ice Cream is a multiple award-winning coffee shop and ice cream located in the heart of Trenton. This family operated business takes the concept of family dining extremely seriously which is why everything from the decor to the menu is family-friendly, offering something for all ages. Known for their wide range of organic coffee blends, this place is extremely popular among the little ones, serving more than 28 flavors of handcrafted ice cream flavors
If you are looking for a light meal in the afternoon or evening then head to the Promenade Artisan Foods while in the vicinity. The dishes are a fusion of French and American influences with food items like salads, freshly baked goods, pastries, muffins, croissants and pies which would be well complemented with a cafe beverage. The wooden-furnished interiors lend a rustic appeal to the restaurant.
Sibley Gardens is located north of the city center just off the Detroit River and is a great spot for some casual yet fine dining. This eatery has been in business for over half a century and is known for its top quality beef cuts and steaks, fresh delicious seafood, and fine Italian fare. The meat lovers pasta, steak Sammy, and the lobster tail are some of the favorites. The restaurant has a delightful rustic charm to it and the staff and service are extremely pleasant and friendly and are sure to keep you coming back for more.
Set in a historic building from 1911, Whiskeys on the Water is a lovely spot to unwind and dine with family and friends. Decked up with whiskey barrels, coarse wood, exposed bricks and black industrial pipes, the decor is an ode to the structure's speakeasy past. With over 100 types of whiskeys, there is something for every budget. They also have craft brews and their craft cocktails are among the best in the city. But its not only about drinks at this place. Their above average pub fare offers a tasty selection of meat, seafood and grilled dishes.
Head to Howsa Bouta Old Tyme Burger to enjoy some delicious burgers with friends or family. Delight your taste buds with food items like the Porky Big Burger, bacon cheese slider, broasted chicken, Fried Bologna Sandwich, Philly Steak with cheese are a few listed on the menu. Finish your meal with an ice cream or banana split. Visitors usually praise the restaurant for the tasty meals and friendly staff.
If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrées, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac and cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for a seafood lover.