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.
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.
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.
La Dole Vita is a little piece of Italy nestled in the heart of the scenic Palmer Park district. The restaurant's decor is reminiscent of an Italian trattoria, featuring chandeliers, flagstone walls and vintage accents. Patrons can even dine in the lovely patio area amidst floral gardens and live music. Rustic Italian cuisine is the highlight of the menu and brings together flavors from North and South in form of exquisite dishes. An excellent wine list and decadent desserts perfectly round off the dining experience. Reservations are recommended.
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.
There’s nothing quite like a night at Detroit’s own Cliff Bell’s: amazing cocktails, live jazz, and award-winning cuisine. The jazz and supper club is all vaulted ceilings, leather booths, and burnished Mahogany. It originally opened in the 1930s, and after it shut its doors in 1985, was reopened in 2005 after painstaking renovations. It’s once again part and parcel of Detroit’s remarkable Jazz scene, which predates and influenced the Motown explosion. Grab a Detroit Dirty Martini and settle down for a sultry evening of great music.
Thanasi's Olympus Greek Restaurant is located in Windor, ON. The restaurant was found in 1981 and has been serving delectable Greek preparations since then. The place has a royal ambiance with well complemented furnishings and lighting. They have more than 72 authentic dishes in their menu ranging from appetizers to desserts. Horiatiki, Spanakopita and Housaka are some of the customer favorites from their extensive menu.
If you have a yen for burgers, then Mamo Burger Bar is a must stop when in Windsor. This artisan burger eatery takes pride in using only naturally grown and fed regional beef provided by The Butcher of Kingsville. This dry aged beef is then ground daily to make patties. Every burger is made as per order so that everything is fresh. Dig into their signature creations like the California Lovin', The Italian Job, Smokin' Shroomage, Mama Rita and The Big Popper. You can also try their other dishes such as the Dirty Bird, Veg-Mex and Jive Turkey. Make your own burger by choosing the type of patty, bun, cheese, toppings and sauces. Though take-outs are available, it is not feasible on weekend evenings.
Avanti is a casual yet sophisticated restaurant located in the heart of Walkerville. This restaurant serves some delicious Italian fare that's inspired by pure Italian traditions of brothers Dan and Anthony Ferriolo. The menu includes starters, pasta, pizza, and various main course fish and meat preparations. The Ceasars salad, veal parm, arancini, and lamb shank are some of the stars of the menu and are recommended. They also have a full bar that offers freshly mixed cocktails, a varied wine selection, and other spirits. The atmosphere is elegant yet laid back and relaxed and the service is always friendly making this restaurant perfect for a romantic night or a hearty family meal.
Family owned and run, Cafe Morena delights all its diners with a menu of wonderfully prepared meals. The cuisine is predominantly Portuguese with hints of Spanish flavors created with the freshest of local ingredients. The restaurant's attractive exterior, welcoming atmosphere and smiling staff only add to its charm. For more details and reservations, do call ahead.
Located in the heart of the city, Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge is one of the best spots in the city, known for serving hearty Italian flavors. Antipasto Misto, Squash Soup and Carbonara Pasta are some of the dishes served here. Besides specialising in meals for kids and adults, the lounge also features a menu of exotic drinks. Compliment your meal with a glass of Irish Whisky. You can also feel free to ask the staff here for recommendations as they are quite friendly and knowledgable about the menu. With an elegant atmosphere, patrons here can also entertain themselves to the tunes of live music performed by various singers and bands here. The place is also a perfect spot if you wish to celebrate a private event or simply come for a romantic date. Enjoy a memorable dining experience with some delicious flavors and drinks at Mezzo Ristorante & Lounge.