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 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.
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.
The Narrow Way Cafe & Shop is a modern and trendy neighborhood cafe located in the Livernois Fashion district. The decor is elegant and the glass front door and wall let in plenty of light and add a refreshing touch to the cozy and intimate ambiance. The cafe specializes in exceptionally brewed coffee and freshly baked snacks and quick bites. The service is always friendly and welcoming and the food and drinks are very reasonably priced and will keep you coming back for more. The Narrow Way Cafe & Shop is a great addition to the city and is a must visit.
The Neighbor's Shoppe is a general store serves craft beers, eclectic variety of wines and hand crafted pizza. They also have an array of grocery items for sale. They serve freshly baked breads, sandwiches and other handheld items. The choicest items that include packaged foods as well as fresh produce are available at the store at reasonable rates.
A visit to Kabob Eden will take you on a culinary journey to the Middle-East. Tease your taste buds with dishes like Fried Kibbeh with Tahini, Chicken Kafta, Super Falafel, Gallaba or the Kabob Eden Plate which is a typical Lebanese meal. Complete your course with the traditional dessert Baklava. You can also get the kids along since they have a special menu for the little ones with items like burgers, strips and nuggets. Patrons usually praise the restaurant for the generous portions served.
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
Eataliana Homemade Pasta dishes out some of the best Italian fares in the city and is highly recommended. As their name suggests, their pasta is made from scratch and is always extremely fresh, has great texture, and is cooked perfectly. Their ravioli, linguine, lasagne, and cannoli are absolutely delicious and their homemade sauces are to die for. The service is attentive and the staff is always welcoming and very friendly. Eataliana Homemade Pasta is a cozy establishment with an intimate setting and limited seating however they do offer takeout. If you love authentic Italian food, this place should not be missed.