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Field Guide

We think of The Infatuation as our friends who always know where to eat. From guides to help you figure out where to go for a dinner you’re dreading, to reviews of the best new restaurants, The Infatuation is your most trusted restaurant resource. Check our their Detroit picks below, and visit theinfatuation.com for more on where to eat and drink in Detroit.

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Buddy’s Pizza

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Detroit-style pizza is less famous than its Chicago and New York counterparts, but as it gains popularity outside of Michigan, it’s important to point out where it started: Buddy’s Pizza in Hamtramck.

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Lafayette Coney Island

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A downtown dive institution that serves the best Detroit-style coney dogs in the world. Don’t be shy if you need a third coney, or consider ordering a slice of their sneaky good pie.

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Gold Cash Gold operates inside an old Corktown pawn shop right on Michigan Ave and if you’re looking for somewhere to dress up a little, but still eat with your hands, this is it.

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Gold Cash Gold

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Located inside the former Vernor Coney Island space, Flowers of Vietnam is a Vietnamese restaurant in Mexicantown and one of the city’s most exciting places to eat right now.

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Flowers of Vietnam

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Located on the East Side near Belle Isle, Rose’s Fine Food is the neighborhood diner that you’ll wish was around the corner from where you live.

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Rose’s Fine Foods

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Russell Street Deli is our go-to sandwich spot and one of the best lunch options around Eastern Market. They serve all of the deli greatest hits, but the pastrami is why you come here.

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Russell Street Deli

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DRINK by The Infatuation

Grey Ghost Detroit

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Grey Ghost is very serious about two things: meat and cocktails. We recommend the cocktails on tap, but they also have a long list of other drinks too.

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Cafe d’Mongo’s

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Between the small space, stiff drinks, and absurd amount of Detroit history and pictures on the wall, d’Mongo’s is the kind of place you want the bartender to know your name, even if you’re just passing through.

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If you want another bar to check out after Standby, grab a frozen cocktail at The Skip at the other end of the alley.

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The Skip

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With bright green walls covered in succulents and dried flowers, eating and drinking at Chartreuse is about as close to spring as you can get during Detroit’s long winter.

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Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails

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Looking to catch a game, grab a beer, and eat some wings? Sweetwater is the answer.

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Sweetwater Tavern

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Hidden down Belt Alley is Standby, a semi-speakeasy that doubles as a cocktail bar and restaurant.

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Standby

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Trinosophes

Sip on coffee, tea, music, and art at Eastern Market’s favorite eclectic resident, Trinosophes. The minimalist yet ever-evolving lounge also serves up seasonal plates made from scratch.

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Cairo Coffee

Cairo Coffee offers a rotating selection of rosters you won’t find anywhere else in Detroit. Both coffee shop and library, you’ll feel right at home in its cozy digs.

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Named in honor of legendary Detroit rapper, J Dilla, Dilla’s Delights serves the freshest doughnuts in town.

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Dilla's Delights

Clothing and caffeinating Detroit since 2015, Ashe Supply serves small-batch coffee in their industrial space. Travel bags, sweatshirts, and beanies are all made in the city, for the city.

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Ashe Supply

A Corktown favorite for both coffee and community, Anthology prides itself on sourcing, roasting and serving quality coffee.

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Anthology Coffee

Pretty but welcoming, Astro offers coffee and tea alongside locally sourced baked goods.

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Astro Coffee

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Eastern Market Farmers Market

One of the oldest and largest year-round markets in the country, the Eastern Market Farmers Market hosts local vendors and farmers, from florists to artisans. Backdropped by grand brick sheds built in the late 1800s for hay and wood sales, the sprawling 43 acres is most popular on Saturdays, when farmers bring poultry and livestock.

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Gratiot Avenue Shops

SMPLFD, People’s Records, Well Done Goods, Boro

Gratiot Ave. in Eastern Market boasts an eclectic yet curated list of tenants, from SMPLFD stocking Detroit-inspired goods, People’s Records selling that record you’ve been trying to find for years, Well Done Goods with their ties (and everything to wear with a tie) and Boro carrying edited vintage and pre-loved finds.

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Arts & Scraps uses recycled industrial scraps creating hands on learning to help people of all ages and abilities think and create. The community store is a public space for creating that sells recycled materials at low cost to assist all economic levels.

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Arts & Scraps

Showcasing ‘Made in Michigan’ products and Detroit-centric gifts, City Bird is the place for non-kitschy and thoughtful souvenirs.

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City Bird

A highly-curated collection of vintage is framed by pastel walls and ornate details.

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The Peacock Room

Third Man Records is a trove of vinyl from collectible to quirky, box sets to singles.

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Third Man Records

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Playground

Supporting and developing professionals, artists, and residents in Detroit, Playground is deeply committed to evolving the local creative economy. As a creative agency and gallery, the dynamic space features some of the most up-and-coming artists.

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Murals in the Market

50+ local and international artists take over Eastern Market for Murals in the Market, an annual festival celebrating Detroit’s unique history of public art. For eight days, artists decorate the historic brick sheds, host workshops and paint live all in the name of celebrating the city’s rich history of art and public space.

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Find out what color you’re radiating at Aura Aura’s bright park-adjacent home.

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Aura Aura

Formerly the Grand Trunk Railroad line, Dequindre Cut is a two-mile greenway perfect for a sunny day bike ride.

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Dequindre Cut

Visit this National Historic Landmark for some architectural inspiration.

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Guardian Building

Since 1928 The Redford Theatre has served as the go-to venue for Motor City. The theatre now plays classic movies like Casablanca and Taxi Driver.

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Redford Theatre