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A Winning Recipe For Neighborhood Restaurants

Neighborhood restaurants aren’t just places to eat. The best of them offer a place to connect with

neighbors and other friends, a gathering place for meetings and other activities and a welcoming, familiar spot to just hang out. Whether new or old, they become rooted in the neighborhood’s history and often reflect its character. In this section, we take you into three such establishments,

places that aren’t just businesses; they are our neighbors.

NORTHWEST

Lou’s Deli

8220 W. McNichols – A neighborhood fixture for over 50 years, serving classic corn beef and deli sandwiches. Carry out and sit down service available.

Bucharest Grill

19492 Livernois – This popular carryout and sit-down location offers a variety of Mediterranean

dishes.

Good Cakes and Bakes

19363 Livernois Ave – Clever locally owned bakeshop and coffeehouse. Wide selection of homemade baked goods and vegan options. Welcoming atmosphere and most friendly staff.

Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles

19345 Livernois Ave – The name says it all. Breakfast all day with a full bar. 90’s R & B on the sound system, paintings of black cultural icons adorn the walls, soulful atmosphere. Frequented by long time and new residents, students from the local universities and curious visitors from other parts of the city and beyond.

Noni’s Sherwood Grill

19700 Livernois Ave – Relaxed vibe, comfort food. Low-key hang out for local politicians, business owners and longtime residents. Home of the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast club gatherings. If you don’t know about that group already, you should ask around!

Mr. Fofo’s

19166 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 – Locally-famous deli. Known for their “gigantic corned beef” sandwiches. Simple menu, casual, take out.

Uptown BBQ

15700 Livernois – This carry-out joint specializes in bbq ribs and chicken, and offers an assortment of soul food sides.

DEXTER-DAVIDSON

A Eagles Coney Island

9122 Dexter – A sit-down restaurant serving classic Coney Island Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and breakfast anytime.

Al’s Fresh Fish

3266 W. Davison – You can buy fresh fish and chicken, and have it fried for lunch or dinner.

Blue Fish & Chicken

11611 Linwood – You can buy fresh fish and chicken, and have it fried for lunch or dinner.

Detroit City Coney Island

9900 Dexter – A sit-down restaurant with a classic Motown theme serving Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and  breakfast anytime, and while you wait or dine see Motown Stars pictures on the

walls of the restaurant.

Eleos Coffee House

12041 Dexter – Eleos Coffee House offers fresh roasted coffees, great espresso drinks, teas,

shakes, smoothies, pastries and sandwiches. Eleos offers meeting space for community groups to meet and the 10th Precinct Police Department Community Relations meets here monthly.

Hook Fresh Fish & Chicken

9200 Dexter – You can buy fresh fish and chicken, and have it fried for lunch or dinner.

Momma Shelby’s Soul Food

3426 Clairmount – A small family-owned restaurant that serves good southern style chicken, meat

loaf, pork chops and more for lunch and dinner.

Nicky D’s Coney Island

3557 W. Davison – A sit-down restaurant serving classic Coney Island Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and

breakfast anytime.

NUWAVE Fish & Chicken

2970 W. Davison – You can buy fresh fish and chicken, and have it fried for lunch or dinner.

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