No matter how long people have lived in Detroit, there's always something else to try: another rib shack, a new style of pizza, or a Lebanese mainstay. That’s because the Motor City, in short, is packed with flavor.
Detroit encompasses so many square miles and diverse cultures, so it's tough to pare down its goodness into a short list of iconic local dishes, but Eater tried. Below is a primer on 30 of the most delicious items the city has to offer right now, from coneys to pupusas to potato doughnuts.
Undoubtedly, there will be some disagreement and perhaps some dishes missed. Give us your feedback at the tipline.
A number of metro Detroit restaurants have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the state of Michigan’s coronavirus tracker. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines. In March 2021, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released a report that provided statistically significant evidence that dining on-premises at restaurants and bars was followed by a rise in COVID-19 infections and deaths. People who are fully vaccinated should consult the CDC’s interim guidance on restaurant dining and other forms of social gatherings.Read More