Despite some of the not so good images of Detroit portrayed in the media. Yet, our beautiful motor city is making a comback! Still a large city Detroit has a vast array of zip codes: 48201, 48202, 48204, 48205, 48206, 48207, 48208, 48209, 48210, 48211, 48213, 48214, 48215, 48216, 48217, 48219, 48221, 48223, 48226, 48227, 48228, 48234, 48235, and finally 48238 . Enjoy the resurgence of the downtown area with us! Find out about some of our favorite "haunts" below:
Slow's Barbecue on 2138 Michigan Avenue
The historic corktown district is home to one of the most popular BBQ restaurants around! Slow's BBQ is famous both here and throughout the country for their slow roasted fall off the bone barbecue, tangy and delicious pulled pork, and their macaroni and cheese. Yes. We said Mac & Cheese. It's beyond delicious and a great counterpart to all of Slow's main dishes. When planning on going to Slow's, we highly recommend calling ahead for a reservation. Slow's is rarely slow.... Pardon our pun. To top everything off, Slow's won't send your group to the poorhouse. Great food at reasonable prices! We can't find anything bad to say about this great Detroit location!
Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Cafe on 400 Monroe Street
Fishbones is a great creole and cajun seafood restaurant located in the heart of downtown Detroit's Greektown district. Besides the really cool area, there are many reasons to stop in at this seafood speciality! Fishbones is known for it's superb service standards, and for it's widely diverse range of dining options which go from the standard seafood to sizzling steaks. Not to be overlooked, be sure to sample some of their very tasty appetizers. A particular favorite of ours is the Calimari, or if you're feeling adventurous you can always go for the fried gator! Regardless, we've never had a bad meal here, and highly recommend it to all of our friends!
Lafayette Coney Island on 118 W Lafayette Blvd
There is nothing that screams Detroit like a coney from Lafayette Coney Island. This is, hands down, our favorite place to grab a coney and some chili cheese fries on the planet! Within minutes or even seconds of having your order taken, your food is in front of you. From the first snappy bite of the dog piled high with slightly spicy chili and fresh onions, you will be sold! There just isn't a finer coney island in the country, let alone city. The building won't wow you though. It likely hasn't been remodeled since it was first built. This is fine with us, and is one of the charms of stopping in at this vintage and classic Detroit stops! We promise you won't be sorry you stopped in here.
Pegasus Taverna on 558 Monroe Street
Detroit is home to many good restaurants and bars. Pegasus is near the top of the list, especially within the Greek genre. Pegasus has become synonymous with the Greektown district downtown, and for good reason! They offer authentic and delicious takes on Greek Cuisine which will certainly have your belly full and your tastebuds satisfied! Being a rather large restaurant, they can accomodate larger groups. Call ahead though, as they tend to be busy at odd times. Be sure to treat your group with the perennial favorite appetizer, Saganaki! If you're new to Greek food, we'll just tell you it comes with a little surprise.
American Coney Island on 115 Michigan Avenue
One of the common debates bandied about in the Detroit area is: Which coney is best? American or Lafayette? Well, these two neighbors have been competing for this title for decades. Depending on who you ask, you'll get a different answer every time. Either way you can't go wrong. American is a classic favorite coney island with delicious food no matter which way you slice it.