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8 Places to Eat Corned Beef Sandwiches Around Detroit

From thick stacks of corned beef to egg roll-style mashups.

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No matter how you serve it up, with sauerkraut or mustard, on wheat or rye, the corned beef is chief when it comes to Detroit sandwiches. While it might not be a Motor City original, eateries around the city sure know how to serve 'em — whether stacked high between slices of bread or wrapped in a egg roll-style creation.

With St. Patrick's Day falling on a Friday this year, this already Guinness-soaked holiday is bound to get boozier than usual. In the Irish-American tradition, consider priming your stomach with one of these eight excellent corned beef sandwiches before heading to your friendly, local Irish pub. Here, are some top destinations for corned beef sandwiches around Detroit.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Hygrade Restaurant & Deli

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A loyal legion of fans say Michigan Avenue's Hygrade Deli serves up one of the finest reuben sandwiches in the city, and it's hard to argue. Fresh sliced corned beef is served with kraut, Thousand Island dressing, and melty swiss cheese on a grilled rye.

Mudgie's Deli

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Of course some of the best corned beef sandwiches come out of Corktown's Mudgie's Deli. You can customize your own creation or try one of the many signature corn beef sandwiches such as the F’getaboutit, piled high with 2 pounds of Sy Ginsberg corned beef, a choice of coleslaw or locally-made Brinery sauerkraut, and Thousand Island or Dearborn yellow mustard.

Grand Trunk Pub

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This former Irish pub's roots shine through on the menu chock-full of corned beef options. Go for the Mabel Clark featuring Wigley's corned beef, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on an onion-poppyseed roll or try The Foran burger for something a little meatier.

Russell Street Deli

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“Corned Beef All the Way” heads off Russell Street’s sandwich menu. Topped with succulent Sy Ginsberg corned beef, imported Swiss, house-made coleslaw, and Russian on soft rye bread — you could substitute turkey for no additional charge, but would you really want to?

Vivio's Food & Spirits

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Nurse your post-celebration hangover with a Vivo’s classic: topped with thinly sliced corned beef from Grobbel’s, an Eastern Market neighbor, and swiss on grilled rye. It’s simple, delicious, and pairs well with one of the restaurant's many signature bloody marys.

Louie's Ham & Corned Beef

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The logo may be a pig, but it’s the beef that really stands out at this Detroit diner. Try the classic Louie’s Delight topped with thousand island dressing and coleslaw, or something little different like Sam’s Favorite, stacked with corned beef, ham, pastrami, lettuce, tomatoes and Swiss cheese with your choice of dressing.

Asian Corned Beef

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This Detroit original does serve corned beef up on bread, but its real attraction is the corned beef egg roll. Stuffed corned beef, swiss, and deep fried, the result is a crunchy and wholly unhealthy mashup that you'll have to see to believe.

Bread Basket Deli

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With 11 locations around Metro Detroit this Detroit-based deli maybe the Earl of the takeout corned beef sandwich. The Southeast Michigan chain offers a wide selection of corned beef sandwiches for takeout including the B.B. Special served on an onion roll with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. There are also corned beef egg rolls.

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Hygrade Restaurant & Deli

A loyal legion of fans say Michigan Avenue's Hygrade Deli serves up one of the finest reuben sandwiches in the city, and it's hard to argue. Fresh sliced corned beef is served with kraut, Thousand Island dressing, and melty swiss cheese on a grilled rye.

Mudgie's Deli

Of course some of the best corned beef sandwiches come out of Corktown's Mudgie's Deli. You can customize your own creation or try one of the many signature corn beef sandwiches such as the F’getaboutit, piled high with 2 pounds of Sy Ginsberg corned beef, a choice of coleslaw or locally-made Brinery sauerkraut, and Thousand Island or Dearborn yellow mustard.

Grand Trunk Pub

This former Irish pub's roots shine through on the menu chock-full of corned beef options. Go for the Mabel Clark featuring Wigley's corned beef, swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing on an onion-poppyseed roll or try The Foran burger for something a little meatier.

Russell Street Deli

“Corned Beef All the Way” heads off Russell Street’s sandwich menu. Topped with succulent Sy Ginsberg corned beef, imported Swiss, house-made coleslaw, and Russian on soft rye bread — you could substitute turkey for no additional charge, but would you really want to?

Vivio's Food & Spirits

Nurse your post-celebration hangover with a Vivo’s classic: topped with thinly sliced corned beef from Grobbel’s, an Eastern Market neighbor, and swiss on grilled rye. It’s simple, delicious, and pairs well with one of the restaurant's many signature bloody marys.

Louie's Ham & Corned Beef

The logo may be a pig, but it’s the beef that really stands out at this Detroit diner. Try the classic Louie’s Delight topped with thousand island dressing and coleslaw, or something little different like Sam’s Favorite, stacked with corned beef, ham, pastrami, lettuce, tomatoes and Swiss cheese with your choice of dressing.

Asian Corned Beef

This Detroit original does serve corned beef up on bread, but its real attraction is the corned beef egg roll. Stuffed corned beef, swiss, and deep fried, the result is a crunchy and wholly unhealthy mashup that you'll have to see to believe.

Bread Basket Deli

With 11 locations around Metro Detroit this Detroit-based deli maybe the Earl of the takeout corned beef sandwich. The Southeast Michigan chain offers a wide selection of corned beef sandwiches for takeout including the B.B. Special served on an onion roll with lettuce, tomato, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing. There are also corned beef egg rolls.

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