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Detroit ICHQ Food Directory

LincLinc BardDetroit, MI Icrontian
edited 10 Apr in Community

Delivery (4304 Avery St, corner of Calumet, near Canfield & Trumbull)

  • Pie Sci Pizza 313-818-0290
  • Dominos (313) 831-2100
  • Jimmy Johns (313) 832-7614
  • Jet's Pizza (313) 297-7000
  • Sicily's Detroit (313) 554-0755 (Really good subs, not great pizza, but they take CC for delivery with no minimum fee)
  • Slow's To Go ($10+)

Delivers with large-enough order (call & ask)

  • Detroit One — (313) 832-7380; Great omelets, breakfast all day, 5-10 min drive, 24 hr except Sunday/delivery. $
  • Bucharest Grill — 313-965-3111; 5-10 minute drive. $
  • Alley Taco — (313) 818-0067; Outstanding burritos, very close, try different salsas. $
  • Maya's Indo-Pak — (313) 262-6204; Excellent authentic Indian / Pakistani food and also Americanized (the Chilli Dilli Chicken is awesome). They also deliver.

Very Close Favorites (Walkable, 3-5 min drive)

  • Honest John's — 313-832-5646; kitchen open til 2am every night, breakfast til 5pm Sat/Sun, holds large groups easily, parking lot, veg options, welcomes takeout orders. Our new standard destination. $
  • Woodbridge Pub — 313-833-2701; closest (5 min walk), great food, MI drafts, wine by bottle, veg & vegan options, IMPORTANT: consult website/call for food service hours especially Sunday. $$
  • Bronx Bar — Lively atmosphere, popular, parking can be challenging. Primarily soup & sandwiches. $
  • Motor City Brewing — Brewhouse serving artisan pizza & pitchers, near Bronx. Groups over 4 expect long wait at peak times. $-$$
  • Shangri La — Recommend the sushi over entrees, but solid Asian fare. $$
  • Harmonie Garden — (313) 638-2345; Middle Eastern, good food, great for takeout. $
  • Jolly Pumpkin —Great beers, pizza, and sandwiches. Good vegetarian options. Try the steak sandwich. Cafeteria seating. Avoid Thu-Sat dinner rushes - it's insane. $$

Nearby Favorites (5-15 min drives)

  • Batch Brewing — Great small plates cuisine in a microbrewery. Friendly neighborhood location in Corktown. $
  • Armando's — Tex Mex, great margaritas. Handles very large groups extremely well. Open very late on weekends. $
  • Nuestra Familia — Auténtico! Handles large groups. Mariachi band on Sundays. $$
  • Los Altos — Muy auténtico, smaller groups (up to 8). $$
  • Mudgie's — 313-961-2000 - Awesome sandwiches and soup, veg options, great for lunch take out, highly recommended. $$
  • Green Dot — Great sliders (20 varieties) and amazing fries, veg options, do NOT attempt at dinner time (very long wait, popular hotspot right now), open til midnight/1am. Groups over 4 expect long wait at peak times. Great price on drafts. $
  • Wasabi — Average Sushi + Korean + Japanese. Not great, but nearby. $$
  • Union Street — Great food, great for business dinner or date night. Get the Dragon Eggs with rasta sauce. $$-$$$
  • Great Lakes Coffee — MI drafts, full cafe + sells whole bean, food, nice for groups. $-$$
  • Mercury Burger Bar — Really good burgers, decent beer selection, so-so fries. Sometimes loud, good for groups, highly recommend paid parking lot. Walk to Two James. $-$$
  • Le Petite Zinc — Small groups only but really good crepes, right down Trumbull. $$
  • Buddy's Pizza — Classic metro Detroit pizza chain. The definitive "Detroit-style" pizza. $$
  • Onassis Coney Island — Standard coney, solid fare, very close. $
  • New Center Eatery — Brian recommends. Chicken & waffle specialty. $
  • Turkey Grill — Brian recommends. Homemade turkey-based dishes
  • Vicki's BBQ — Real pit BBQ, all Detroit. No seating. Carry-out only. Close to ICHQ
  • UFO Factory / Laika Dog — Hot dogs & grilled cheese with tons of styles & mix-n-match options, including MANY vegetarian selections. High-quality food in a dive bar setting just a mile down Trumbull. Amazing lunch option. $
  • Food Exchange — Home of the Big Baby, the ultimate Detroit hamburger. Best burger in the D.
  • Detroit Institute of Bagels — Grab a quick sandwich or a dozen bagels to go. $
  • Plaka Cafe — Defines Greektown, 24 hr. $-$$
  • Foran's Grand Trunk — Downtown, MI drafts, great atmosphere, great pub fare. $$
  • Sweetwater Tavern — Famous for their wings (marinated 24 hours, unique flavor). Average bar food for the rest of it. Go for the wings or ribs. Good for groups, parking is challenging. $$
  • Redsmoke BBQ — Awesome BBQ, try the mac & cheese, the cornbread is outrageously good. Good enough to get Lincoln to find parking in Greektown any day. Rarely any wait. Good for moderately-sized groups. $$
  • Jacoby's — German and Irish fare, great beer selection, potato pancakes & spaetzle. Can accomodate up to 12 during off-peak times, otherwise stick to groups of 4. $$
  • Two James Distillery — Now with Thai food truck! $
  • Sala Thai — Great Thai food, authentic, can handle moderate-sized groups. $$
  • Polish Village — Great Polish food, try all the different pierogis. Moderately sized groups welcome. $$
  • Amar Pizza — You haven't had pizza til you've had Naga pizza. Any large order should include a Ghost pizza - just to say you tried it. Also really good rice biryani dishes (gluten-free, vegetarian option) $$
  • Hudson Cafe — All the brunch options! Very diverse menu for all dietary needs and both traditional and unique offerings. Usually fairly busy; leave time to find parking and wait a little. $$

Treks (20-30 min drives)

  • Imperial (Ferndale) — Outstanding lunch option just north of the city. Hot dogs with ALL the toppings, and much more. Full bar. $
  • Original Pancake House (Grosse Pointe) — The original Icrontic must-eat destination. The fluffiest pancakes, the thickest bacon, the biggest baked omelettes oh god my mouth is watering just typing this. $$-$$$
  • Red Coat Tavern (Royal Oak) — Be prepared to wait a while for your table at this ultimate burger & beer experience. The cellar is deep. The french onion soup is fantastic. $$-$$$
  • Cafe Sushi (Troy) — The best very large group sushi option in the area. Full bar. $$-$$$
  • Noble Fish (Clawson) — Best sushi, best prices. Seating for no more than 2. At the back of a small grocery store. $
  • Little Tree (Royal Oak) — Great sushi lineup & Asian fare, good for moderately sized groups. Full bar. $$-$$$
  • Golden Harvest (Warren) — The best, most authentic Chinese available locally. $$
  • Thang Long (Madison Heights) — Closest Vietnamese option for your pho cravings. $$
  • Motorburger (Windsor, Canada) — Requires passport. Ask @mertesn what to not tell the border agents. $$
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Comments

  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    Haven't been to Foran's in many years. I'd like to go back at ICSP.

    Also, I missed out on every Honest John's trip during ICNY. No clue how I did that, but I want some fried mac and cheese wedges badly.

    Also - you forgot to mention that Green Dot has Malort :)
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    I totally thought from the title that this was going to be instructions on where to find caches of food within ICHQ. Far less excited now.
    TeramonapigflipperStack
  • TeramonaTeramona Baroness von Puttenham In a cute little love nest with Mymidan. Icrontian

    I totally thought from the title that this was going to be instructions on where to find caches of food within ICHQ. Far less excited now.

    Yeah, I thought it was going to be some kind of EPIC meta game.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Teramona said:

    I totally thought from the title that this was going to be instructions on where to find caches of food within ICHQ. Far less excited now.

    Yeah, I thought it was going to be some kind of EPIC meta game.
    I believe you're thinking of the food tour. Best. Game. Ever.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian
    Finding stashes of food around Icrontic is easy.

    Step 1: Stand at Island v2.0
    Step 2: ???
    Step 3: Eat what appears
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    The food disappears so quickly, though. I was hoping if we had different caches it would be easier to stake them out, less competition.
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Added: Redsmoke BBQ & Alley Taco (my new favorites), Le Petite Zinc (how did we miss that?), New Center Eatery & Turkey Grill (Brian's new favorites), and Onassis (new staple).

    Removed: St. Cece's (screw that place), Konbini delivery (gone).

    Edited: Union Street (to recommend the Dragon Eggs to all), and Mudgie's (to more strongly recommend it).
    GnomeQueenmidga
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    What'd St. Caca's do this time?
  • ardichokeardichoke Buttes Master B Lansing, MI Icrontian
    Chiming in because I don't think it was stressed enough... FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD IN THIS WORLD... get the Mac & Cheese if you go to Red Smoke. It is the best I have ever tasted, and I have sampled many a mac & cheese. Not as many as Linc, but still.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Lincoln said:

    Mudgie's (to more strongly recommend it).

    Doubly so for their inclusion of gluten-free bagels. <3
    RyanFodder
  • mertesn said:

    Lincoln said:

    Mudgie's (to more strongly recommend it).

    Doubly so for their inclusion of gluten-free bagels that actually taste awesome. <3</p>
    ftfy

    mertesnRyanFodderGnomeQueen
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    midga said:

    What'd St. Caca's do this time?

    I haven't been back since the Expo breakfast debacle. Just hadn't updated the list since then.
    midga
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    mertesn said:

    Lincoln said:

    Mudgie's (to more strongly recommend it).

    Doubly so for their inclusion of gluten-free bagels that actually taste awesome. <3</p>
    ftfy

    Indeed. Also DAT SHO 'NUFF.
  • RyanFodderRyanFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Had Mudgies for lunch today. The Mudgie and the Sho'Nuff are my favorite. So good. Also, the soup was delicious.
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    Boo, it's too bad I was poor when I lived in the D, I still gotta hit up all these places!
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    Oh, I'd add for Green Dot-- don't go in a party more than 4.
    RyanFodder
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Added "Groups over 4 expect long wait at peak times." to Motorcity Brewing & Green Dot. The trick with those two is to go mid-afternoon, like 4pm. You can do a group of 8 no problem then, and it's so worth it.
    RyanFodder
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian
    Lincoln said:

    Added "Groups over 4 expect long wait at peak times." to Motorcity Brewing & Green Dot. The trick with those two is to go mid-afternoon, like 4pm. You can do a group of 8 no problem then, and it's so worth it.

    I'd specific for that--4pm on a weekday. 4pm at Greendot on a Saturday was a nightmare.
    RyanFodder
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Feb 2015

    New to the directory for 2015:

    • Jacoby's (omg)
    • Sala Thai (derp omission)
    • Polish Village (double derp)
    • Two James (Thai food truck)
    • Detroit Institute of Bagels (morning after food)
    • Dangerously Delicious Pies (Expo 2014 Food Tour!)
    • Zenith (Expo 2014 Food Tour!)

    Also expanded the descriptions of our 3 Mexicantown entries.

    Removed Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe (gone) :bawl:

    GnomeQueen
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Added the entire "Treks" section, now.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    NO @THRAX

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    What was the biryani place we ordered from at Expo?

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Amar Pizza

    mertesn
  • GnomeQueenGnomeQueen The Lulz Queen Mountain Dew Mouth Icrontian

    I still love Red Hot and Blue!

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX Icrontian

    @GnomeQueen said:
    I still love Red Hot and Blue!

    Out of business, I recall.

  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    Red Hot & Blue is now gone :(

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I want the record to show that @GnomeQueen un-awesomesauced the OP so she could awesomesauce it again.

    RyderGnomeQueen
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    Multiple Red Hot and Blue's in Dallas ;)

    MAGIC_k
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