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Falkrik 02-14-2012 09:11 AM

Restaurants in Detroit
 
I'm coming down to Detroit for the game against SJ this weekend. We are staying in a Holiday Inn Express, specifically 1020 Washington Boulevard.


Can I get some restaurant recommendations that are maybe pretty close to where I'm staying? I'd prefer some kind of Italian grill or Italian restaurant.

Falkrik 02-14-2012 09:26 AM

Also I'm only 18 and my friends will be 17 so no bars please :P

DangleDangle08 02-14-2012 09:32 AM

Andiamos in the Renaissance Center is a good, more upscale italian restaurant. There is also Mario's on Cass Rd in Midtown (about a mile north of your hotel...wouldn't walk that mile in particular but taxis are cheap and the area around it is nice). If you like other Mediterranean food, greektown has a lot of great restaurants and is safe walking distance from your hotel (20 min?). There are a LOT of great restaurants that are around downtown and midtown (university district) if you are interested in anything other than Italian. Have fun and be safe, Detroit is fun and safe in the busier areas but it's got it's reputation for a reason.

andreydali19 02-14-2012 09:46 AM

You should go to Roma. :sarcasm:

It's in the Eastern Market. Also, Angelina Bistro might be good.

MissNHL 02-14-2012 10:27 AM

Go here: http://www.visitdetroit.com/

Falkrik 02-15-2012 10:32 AM

Thanks everyone!

Is there any specific restaurants some of you have been to that you recommend? (any kind, not just italian)

DangleDangle08 02-15-2012 10:46 AM

'Slows BBQ' on Michigan Ave is a local favorite. It's really really damn good and has been featured on Food Network a few times. They also have a take-out place in Mid-town.

Motor City Brewery has AWESOME pizza. It is a brewery but I don't think you need to be over 21 to get in there.

lilja4mvp* 02-15-2012 10:47 AM

i wouldn't stay or eat in the city. not worth it.

catch the game and then get the hell out.

Ozz 02-15-2012 11:19 AM

You'll be fine. Pizza Papalis is a popular pizza joint down here as well. I've never heard anyone say a bad thing about Slow's BBQ, as mentioned above. If you're into that I'd say go there. I think Slow's is about half a mile further in the opposite direction than PP is, FWIW. Not sure if you're walking or not.

Falkrik 02-15-2012 11:31 AM

ya im looking at the menu for Slows right now, chili, macaroni, and the chuck norris, mmmmm

anyone get the mac n cheese before? doesnt look very big to me in picture


I'll probably go there though, and it's only like 3 minutes from the hotel

DangleDangle08 02-15-2012 11:42 AM

It's definitely bigger than it looks, though don't rule out the other options!

Falkrik 02-15-2012 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by DangleDangle08 (Post 44181057)
It's definitely bigger than it looks, though don't rule out the other options!

well i'm not a red meat or seafood kind of guy, and im dying for some good mac n cheese :P

zombi 02-15-2012 11:54 AM

If you like high-end BBQ, you can not do any better than Slows.

You'll have to call and make reservations, but it is the bomb-diggity.

DeYarmond Edison 02-15-2012 01:36 PM

Slows or Small plates.

silkyjohnson50 02-15-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Aaron Ekblad (Post 44180589)
ya im looking at the menu for Slows right now, chili, macaroni, and the chuck norris, mmmmm

anyone get the mac n cheese before? doesnt look very big to me in picture


I'll probably go there though, and it's only like 3 minutes from the hotel

I'm not a mac-n-cheese expert by any means, but Slows' is killer. If you enjoy BBQ then the chances are that you will very much enjoy that place. I've actually never had the Chuck Norris, but i'll give 2 thumbs up to their banana pudding.

If you're looking for another place for a quick snack, check out the famous coney islands, American and Lafayette. They're literally side-by-side so you can get a coney from each and see which one you think is better. They've also been on the food networks before.

Enjoy the trip.

zombi 02-15-2012 04:02 PM

The Reason and Sleeper sandwiches are incredible.

Brodie 02-15-2012 05:28 PM

Traffic Jam and Snug by Wayne State is a treasure.

Don't listen to people who tell you to be afraid or get as fast as possible. The city is empty, just avoid turning off main roads and you'll be totally safe downtown.

TatarTangle 02-15-2012 05:36 PM

Not one mention of Pegasus in Greektown, interesting. If you want to eat good, go to Pegasus.

WingedWheel1987 02-15-2012 06:41 PM

Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island

Eyeblink 02-15-2012 07:55 PM

Any idea if Detroit Seafood Market's a good place? It sure looks like one. The last time I was in Detroit it was just around the corner. I didn't have time to go there, but it looked like a decent restaurant. Doesn't seem like the cheapest place, but if it's a good one I'll check it out the next time I visit Detroit.

Mickey Redmond 02-15-2012 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by WingedWheel1987 (Post 44202539)
Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island

This.

silkyjohnson50 02-15-2012 08:08 PM

Also if you feel like spending time in the casinos, they have some pretty damn good buffets inside.

sepster 02-15-2012 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aaron Ekblad (Post 44180589)
ya im looking at the menu for Slows right now, chili, macaroni, and the chuck norris, mmmmm

anyone get the mac n cheese before? doesnt look very big to me in picture


I'll probably go there though, and it's only like 3 minutes from the hotel

The Mac n cheese is great. Slow's is really, really good, but plan on a 45 min wait to get a table because there is always a wait.

Also, a little bit north on Woodward is Union St, also a great place to eat. if you like hot food, try the Dragon Eggs, they're awesome.

WingedWheel1987 02-15-2012 08:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sepster (Post 44209627)
The Mac n cheese is great. Slow's is really, really good, but plan on a 45 min wait to get a table because there is always a wait.

Also, a little bit north on Woodward is Union St, also a great place to eat. if you like hot food, try the Dragon Eggs, they're awesome.

Union Street has great Wings too.

Falkrik 02-15-2012 10:21 PM

Cool, thanks for all the info everyone!


Really appreciate it :)


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