Combine a gourmet version of White Castle with your favorite horse-themed dive bar and you get Green Dot Stables. This downtown tavern serves more than 20 types of sliders, including a Cuban, gyro, and a daily “mystery meat,” which could be anything from fried lobster to cauliflower. It’s a casual spot to eat some tiny burgers, have a few $3 drinks, and be glad that the bar you imagined your grandpa secretly placed race bets at still exists.
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There is only one place you should go for wings in Detroit and that place is Sweetwater Tavern.
Maru Sushi & Grill
Maru is a great downtown sushi option, with specialty rolls, udon, and a late-night menu perfect for when you drank a little too much at Happy Hour.
American Coney Island
American Coney Island is open 24/7 and - along with Lafayette - is one of the two most famous coney spots in Detroit. Try both and choose wisely.
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Lady Of The House
Lady of the House is a seasonal restaurant located inside an old Corktown body shop that you should go to with a group and just order the whole menu.
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
With a bright green interior and lots of vegetable dishes, Chartreuse is as close to spring as you can get without leaving Detroit during the winter.
Gather is a small, seasonal place at Eastern Market with communal tables and minimal design. If you like boozy slushees and shared plates, come here.
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Lafayette Coney Island
Lafayette Coney Island is one of the two most famous spots for coney dogs in Detroit. It’s open late and best experienced with a side of chili fries.
Grey Ghost Detroit
If you want to eat meat in its many forms, and drink some good draft cocktails, check out Grey Ghost in Midtown for dinner or brunch.
Cafe d’Mongo’s looks like a dive bar and the Detroit history museum got drunk and decided to join forces. If you haven’t been, go now.
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