Top Choice Barbecue in Detroit

Slows Bar BQ

Mmm, slow-cooked southern-style barbecue in Corktown. Carnivores can carve into the three-meat combo plate (brisket, pulled pork and chicken). Vegetarians even have a couple of options. The taps yield 55 quality bee…
Bakery in Detroit

Avalon International Breads

Detroit's earthy types huddle round the hearth at Avalon, where its fresh-baked bread (like scallion dill or country Italian) makes an excellent base for the sandwiches it serves.
Cafe in Detroit

Cass Cafe

The Cass is a bohemian art gallery fused with a bar and restaurant that serves soups, sandwiches and veggie beauties, like the lentil-walnut burger. Service can be fickle.
American in Detroit

Lafayette Coney Island

The 'coney' – a hot dog smothered with chili and onions – is a Detroit specialty. When the craving strikes (and it will), take care of business at Lafayette. The minimalist menu consists of burgers, fries and beer, …
Mexican in Detroit


Xochimilco is one of many places in Mexicantown, along Bagley St, that offers a solid, inexpensive line-up of burritos and other Mexican standards.
Chillout in Detroit

Motor City Brewing Works

Motor City fires up crisp-crusted pizzas in its brick oven, though you might be tempted to make a meal of house-brewed beer (Ghettoblaster wins praise) or the local cheese plate. For maximum effect, consume them on …
Greek in Detroit

Laikon Cafe

Chef-owner Kostas has cooked staples like lamb and flaming cheese in his homey, old-school Greek restaurant for decades.
Pub Food in Detroit

Foran's Grand Trunk Pub

If the high vaulted ceiling and long narrow space make you feel like you're in an old railroad ticket station, that's because you are. The food is pub grub – sandwiches, burgers and shepherd's pie – but made with lo…
Burgers in Detroit

Green Dot Stables

It's a bit inconveniently located between downtown, Corktown and Mexicantown, but that doesn't deter young urbanites from flocking in to munch on 20 types of gourmet mini-burgers (say, wasabi-mayo tempeh or peanut-b…
American in Detroit

Dime Store

Take a seat in a chunky wood swivel chair is this cozy, diner-esque eatery and chow down on a duck reuben and truffle-mayo-dipped fries, alongside a cold beer. Eggy brunch dishes are a big hit and served all day.