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Top 50 places to eat in Detroit



While many things have changed over the last year and a half, one thing that has persevered is a Detroiter’s love for food. Supporting our local restaurants has never been more important, and our local restaurants have never been so delicious. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top 50 spots to get your grub on in the city of Detroit.

Fun facts: ten of these businesses have opened during the pandemic, 30 have opened in the last five years, and nearly half represent international cuisines (including the #1 spot). Whether you’re craving the flavors of East Africa or a fresh marinara a la Italy, this city has got you covered.

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Top 50 places to eat in Detroit 2021

Methodology: This is a list of the “Top Places to Eat in Detroit” in 2021. We identified businesses in the restaurants and food categories that are places where one can get a full meal, then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews between September 1, 2020 and September 13th, 2021. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of October 13th, 2021. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of October 13th, 2021.

Photos by Desmond J, Michigan + Trumbull, and Abby G on Yelp
  1. Baobab Fare
  2. Michigan & Trumbull
  3. Oak & Reel
  4. Chili Mustard Onions
  5. Selden Standard
  6. Dime Store
  7. Olin Bar & Kitchen
  8. Grey Ghost Detroit
  9. Rocco’s Italian Deli
  10. Barda Detroit
Photos by Thanin V, Jeff D, and Cathy S on Yelp
  1. Takoi
  2. Giovanni’s Ristorante
  3. Taqueria El Rey
  4. The Congregation Detroit
  5. Cannelle Matt Knio
  6. Marrow
  7. Yum Village
  8. Bash Original Izakaya
  9. The Monarch Club
Photos by Taylor O, Autumn M, and Michelle G on Yelp
  1. Narrow Way Cafe & Shop
  2. Wright & Company
  3. Mootz Pizzeria + Bar
  4. Parc
  5. Mister Dips
  6. Detroit 75 Kitchen
  7. Flowers of Vietnam
  8. Caucus Club
  9. Leila
  10. Bangkok 96 Street Food
Photos by Mudgie’s, Mihaela C, and Besa on Yelp
  1. Johnny Noodle King
  2. Green Dot Stables
  3. Batch Brewing Company
  4. Mudgie’s Deli & Wine Shop
  5. Bunny Bunny
  6. Buddy’s Pizza
  7. Yellow Light Coffee & Donuts
  8. Roast
  9. SheWolf Pastificio & Bar
  10. Besa
Photos by Mcalina B, Vertical Detroit, and Ryan B on Yelp
  1. Sweet Potato Sensations
  2. Avalon International Breads
  3. Vertical Detroit
  4. D.PRIME Steakhouse
  5. Original Gonella’s
  6. Duly’s Place
  7. Mumma Maria’s House
  8. Royale with Cheese
  9. Farmer Frank’s
  10. Jose’s Tacos
  11. Taqueria Lupita’s

As businesses continue to update their hours and information in this ever-changing time, be sure to double-check their Yelp page before visiting. Want to take this list with you on the go? Click here for a Yelp bookmark collection, sortable by distance so that you’ll always be near a delicious new place to try in Detroit. Like a checklist? Get yours here and keep track of all that remarkable food!