Awww Detroit, Michigan. Also known as “Motor City” and the birthplace of Motown music. It hit hard times recently, but there is nothing like a comeback to inspire new and awesome places to eat.
If you’re in Detroit, Michigan as a native or visitor, grab a date and try out one of these awesome restaurants. You’ll be surprised just how amazing these Detroit eateries are! Check ’em out:
3921 2nd Ave
If your taste buds are looking for something a little different without leaving the city, try Selden Standard. This place is American food at its best, with food and wine sourced locally. The wood-fired oven gives unique flavor and also an ambiance, which is rustic casual. Be sure to try its tasty menu items: sweet potato ravioli, rabbit ragu, charred octopus, squid ink chittara, and so much more.
8100 Kercheval Ave
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Since Detroit was founded by a French explorer, it’s only fitting that you and your date try a local French restaurant. If you don’t want to go to a stuffy French place, but still want great food, this is your place. It’s a casual French eatery with everything you want, from amazing French pastries to unique savory dishes, and some amazing selections of teas.
Basement Burger Bar
1326 Brush St
Basement Burger Bar website
Local chain Basement Burger Bar just unleashed its latest location in Greektown. Unlike its predecessor in Farmington, it’s not technically underground but the spirit of the original is there alongside the build-your-own burger menu that’s made it a local favorite. Can’t decide on the right combination of toppings? The house specialty Junk Burger features just about everything but the kitchen sink between two buns.
2015 Michigan Ave
If you’re in the mood for some amazing Japanese-style noodles or rice dishes, check out Ima. The jicama tacos are already a hit. You and your date can each order different things and then share!
719 Griswold St, Ste 180
This local Detroit brunch spot is perfect for pretty much any time of day with your date. Try their delicious breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. Check out the curd burger which has Wisconsin cheese curds, corned beef hash, bacon apple waffle, and much more. You and your date may have a hard time deciding which dish to try!
Dangerously Delicious Pies
70 W Alexandrine St
With a name like that, you can’t help but want to try it. The Motown Brown pecan pie is to-die for, as are every other sweet pie. But there are plenty of savory pies, too! The SMOG is its most popular, and is make of steak, mushrooms, onions and Gruyere cheese. Be sure to wear your stretchy pants!
1300 Porter St
Want a quick drink and some awesome food with your date? Mudgie’s Deli is perfect for a lovely brunch date, or for meeting up after the work day is done. Choose from a wide variety of spirits and over 100 different beers!