20 of the Best Restaurants to Try in Dearborn and Detroit

Best Restaurants to Try in Dearborn and Detroit

Are you looking for new restaurants to try in Dearborn and Detroit? It’s no secret that Detroit is considered one of America’s top culinary destinations — but did you know Dearborn was recently named one of the country’s top suburbs for food lovers? Whether you’re looking for Middle Eastern cuisine, classic Detroit style pizza, or award-winning, Inspired American cuisine, we have it all.

Let the following list act as your unofficial Dearborn and Detroit restaurant guide:

  • TRIA
  • Andiamo Italian
  • Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Slows Bar BQ
  • Bangkok 96
  • Al Ameer Arabic
  • Green Dot Stables
  • Buddy’s Pizza
  • Giovanni’s
  • Dearborn Meat Market
  • Grey Ghost
  • M Cantina
  • Sheeba Restaurant
  • L.A. Bistro
  • Miller’s Bar
  • Selden Standard
  • Supino Pizzeria
  • Ford’s Garage
  • Rose’s Fine Food
  • Brome Modern Eatery

1. TRIA – Inspired American Cuisine

300 Town Center Drive, Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 170 reviews

Located inside The Henry hotel in Dearborn, TRIA – Inspired American Cuisine is among the best restaurants in Dearborn and Detroit. Established in 2011, TRIA provides a casual dining experience in an upscale, engaging environment. TRIA features high-quality, sustainable, seasonal Michigan ingredients.

TRIA offers something for every taste, including more than 12 gluten-free menu items. Dinner and lunch menu highlights include the fan-favorite Lake Superior Whitefish Taco, Lobster Cakes and the Henry Burger — topped with a farm-fresh egg and crispy pancetta — as well as Chef Tim Enfield’s daily chalkboard specials.

In addition to more than 35 grape-praising wine options, TRIA also features a rotation of barrel-aged cocktails. These are created by a special aging process to enhance the flavors of cocktails made with tequila, vodka, whiskey, rum and gin.

TRIA is also open for breakfast, where you will have the choice between tempting dishes like Malted Belgian Waffles, Classic French Rolled Omelets, Cinnamon Swirl French Toast or housemade Cinnamon Rolls baked in our stone oven.

Be sure to save plenty of room for dessert! TRIA’s Passion Fruit Creme Brulee, Caramel Mocha Wedge and Deep Chocolate Sponge are only a few of the decadent offerings you don’t want to miss out on.

Casual Dining in an engaging environment

2. Andiamo Italian

21400 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.2/5 stars on Google with over 900 reviews

Located in downtown Dearborn, Andiamo Italian is a local chain that opened its doors in 1989. The restaurant features authentic Italian cuisine made with fresh, seasonally available ingredients. Dishes are prepared from scratch each day. Andiamo Italian has been owned and operated by the Vicari family for over 30 years. Diners flock to the establishment every Monday when Andiamo offers bottomless bowls of pasta alongside some salad or soup and of course, fresh bread.

In addition to the upscale, comfortable dining experience, Andiamo Italian boasts a seasonal outdoor deck, award-winning wine cellar and live entertainment.

3.Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

15 E. Kirby St., Suite D, Detroit

Rated 4.7/5 stars on Google with over 550 reviews

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails can be found in Midtown Detroit. Consistently ranked among the best restaurants in Detroit, Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails is a can’t-miss destination. The menu changes daily and depends upon both seasonal availability and the chef’s inspiration, but dishes have included shrimp chowder, duck confit and basil ricotta tortelloni.

The restaurant is also a feast for the eyes, adorned with a living plant wall art piece, beautifully crafted murals and hanging flower installations.

4. Slows Bar B Q

2138 Michigan Ave., Detroit

Rated 4.4/5 stars on Google with over 3,500 reviews

Slows Bar B Q has been offering barbecue with a gourmet spin since 2005. The restaurant’s meats — like baby back ribs and apple barbecue chicken — are cooked fresh every day and complemented by the restaurant’s craft beer selection. Slows Bar B Q has become a destination eatery in Detroit, having been featured on several television programs, including the Food Networks’s “Burgers Brew and ‘Que.”

5. Bangkok 96

2450 S. Telegraph Road, Dearborn

Rated 4.5/5 stars on Google with over 1,900 reviews

Chef and owner Genevieve Vang lived in Laos, Thailand, and France before settling down in Dearborn in 1996, where she opened the area’s best Thai eatery. The restaurant is known for their outstanding hospitality service and giant portions. Bangkok 96’s famous hot-and-sour soup — made with chicken, peas, carrots, bamboo, green onions and black pepper — is said to cause lines to form out the door regularly.

6. Green Dot Stables

2200 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit

Rated 4.6/5 stars on Google with over 4,000 reviews

Located in Detroit, Green Dot Stables is a slider bar that features a quirky, memorable dining experience with a fun horse-racing theme.

Green Dot Stables is a local favorite due to their unique slider offerings, like the Korean kimchi and peanut butter slider, the coney dog slider and the catfish slider.

7. Buddy’s Pizza

22148 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.5/5 stars on Google with over 2,500 reviews

Buddy’s Pizza is a beloved, award-winning local pizza chain that has been serving original Detroit-style pizza since way back in 1946. In addition to their widely known pizza, Buddy’s offers menu items like home-style soups, pasta and Buddy Bread, which is fresh-baked breadsticks brushed with a garlic butter sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. Don’t forget to try the antipasto salad.

8. Giovanni’s

330 Oakwood Blvd., Detroit

Rated 4.7/5 stars on Google with over 600 reviews

Giovanni’s Ristorante is a fine-dining, authentic Italian restaurant run by mother and son. The duo has created a unique, inviting experience where they welcome everyone like family. Customers describe the upscale atmosphere as friendly, aromatic and full of old-world charm. Pastas are homemade, seasonal desserts change with summer and fall, and the restaurant even mentions an upcoming focus on fresh ingredients from their own community garden.

9. Al Ameer Arabic

12710 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 2,000 reviews

If you’re searching for one of the best places to eat in Dearborn, search no more. Al Ameer Arabic is a 100% Halal certified, Lebanese restaurant that has been feeding locals and tourists alike since 1989. The restaurant received the James Beard 2016 America’s Classics Award, but they are proudest of their warm, family-friendly dining environment. Menu favorites include grape leaves, stuffed lamb, and chicken topped with Mediterranean salsa.

In addition to fresh, local farm ingredients, Al Ameer offers a juice bar and fresh-baked pita bread.

10. Dearborn Meat Market

7721 Schaefer Road, Dearborn

Rated 4.5/5 stars on Google with over 250 reviews

Dearborn Meat Market looks unassuming, but this Dearborn staple offers more than meets the eye. Dearborn Meat Market offers only the finest cuts of beef and chicken and prepares them on wood skewers. The butcher shop has dine-in eating available, meaning you have the option to watch your meat be prepared upon ordering. Additionally, all beef is 100% Halal certified and hand-slaughtered.

dearborn meat market

11. Grey Ghost

47 Watson Street, Detroit

Rated 4.5/5 stars on Google with over 1,200 reviews

Grey Ghost is a trendy restaurant and bar that prides itself on providing high-class hospitality. Their menu consists of expertly crafted cocktails and high-quality meats, including cured bologna, octopus putanesca and a variety of steaks. Grey Ghost gets its name from the famed pirate ghost of the Detroit River, who is said to roam the streets near the bar.

12. M Cantina

13214 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.1/5 stars on Google with over 800 reviews

The chef at M Cantina was born in central Mexico and his passion for his homeland is evident in the cuisine. On the menu, you’ll find gourmet nuevo Latino street food like fajita bites, Mexican street corn and a variety of different tacos. All food is cooked to order. M Cantina also has a juice bar and offers non-alcoholic cocktails.

13. Sheeba Restaurant

13919 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 1,600 reviews

Sheeba Restaurant offers traditional Yemeni and Mediterranean food served in an upscale, modern fusion dining experience. Favorite dishes here include the lamb haneeth, chicken shawarma and tabbouli, and fahsah — a traditional dish made with shredded lamb and mashed potatoes, served bubbling in a hot clay bowl atop fresh clay-oven baked bread.

14. L.A. Bistro

21928 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 750 reviews

Found in West Dearborn, L.A. Bistro has been a family-owned fine dining operation since 2001. Often regarded as the best Italian food in the area, the restaurant offers indulgent dishes in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere.

L.A. Bistro’s menu offers traditional Italian fare as well as new favorites, such as Gambari — flash-fried jumbo shrimp breaded and served with lettuce, tomatoes, pesto mayonnaise and green peppers on a pita bun.

15. Miller’s Bar

23700 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 1,600 reviews

Miller’s Bar is iconic in the state of Michigan and a true staple of the local community. The dive-bar also operates on an honor system of payment, a rare find in the restaurant industry today. Miller’s Bar is home to their world-famous ground round beef burgers, which are served without pretense on wax paper.

Miller's Bar

16. Selden Standard

3921 Second Ave., Detroit

Selden Standard is a small-plate bar that uses seasonal ingredients from local farms and has a wood-fired oven in the kitchen. The menu is New American cuisine, serving dishes ranging from halibut to rabbit ragu. The dining room is rustic and casual.

17. Supino Pizzeria

2457 Russell Street, Detroit

Rated 4.7/5 stars on Google with over 1,400 reviews

Supino Pizzeria is known for its special thin-crust dough and unique pizza toppings like egg, turkey and eggplant. Desserts include chocolate and pistachio cannolis, traditional tiramisu and a pistachio frangipane tart made with seasonal fruit. The restaurant uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

18. Ford’s Garage

21367 Michigan Ave., Dearborn.

Rated 4.5/5 stars on Google with over 5,800 reviews

Ford’s Garage looks like a service station straight from the 1920s. The idea behind Ford’s Garage is to pay homage to the great Henry Ford, who began his automobile legacy in Dearborn. The interior is decorated with Prohibition-style memorabilia.

Ford’s offers modern American food, including craft beer and hamburgers branded with the Ford logo on the top bun.

19. Rose’s Fine Food

10551 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 500 reviews

Rose’s Fine Food is a cozy neighborhood diner serving locally sourced, made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dessert.

The atmosphere is comfortable. The casual dining room is ideal for catching up over coffee and Pączki — Rose’s traditionally filled Polish doughnuts.

20. Brome Modern Eatery

22062 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

Rated 4.3/5 stars on Google with over 1,800 reviews

Brome Modern Eatery offers classic burgers and a juice bar, which has juice, smoothies and smoothie bowls. Brome also has a variety of handmade milkshakes. Some exciting flavors include the Cornflake shake and the Madagascar vanilla bean shake.

On the interior of the restaurant, you’ll find shelving made from reclaimed wood taken from the Dearborn Railroads and Amtrak Station.

The restaurant sets itself apart with their focus on reducing negative environmental impact as much as possible. They do this by using only 100% organic, responsibly raised ingredients and grass-fed, non-GMO beef.

Dine With TRIA for an Unforgettable Experience

It’s plain to see that there is no shortage of great places to eat in Dearborn and Detroit. Choosing the best restaurant comes down to defining what kind of experience you want to enjoy. In addition to our world-class menu and rotating cocktail selection, TRIA offers complimentary valet parking and free Wi-Fi internet. Spend the warm months dining on our summer patio, and the colder months warming by the fireplace.

Planning a surprise marriage proposal or hosting an elegant celebration? TRIA can help with that. We offer several private dining options, including the ability to customize your parties’ menu package. Need a place for your guests to spend the night? TRIA is located inside The Henry, Dearborn’s premier choice in lodging.

Make a Reservation at TRIA

TRIA also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Connect with us to keep up-to-date on our current happenings and exciting new menu options.

At TRIA, we believe in making each dining experience a memorable occasion. Dine with us and see why we won The Culture Trip’s Local Favorite award in 2015, OpenTable’s Diner’s Choice award in 2015, and Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence in 2016.

Although we gladly accept walk-ins, feel free to give us a call at 313-253-4475 to reserve a table.

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