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Pork rind deviled eggs at Public House.
Michelle Gerard

8 Spots to Dig Into Deviled Eggs in Detroit

Restaurants are giving this retro cocktail party snack a trendy makeover

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Pork rind deviled eggs at Public House.
| Michelle Gerard

Once relegated to potlucks and old fashioned cocktail parties, the simple deviled egg is now a staple on many trendy restaurant menus across the country. In Detroit, restaurants have embraced the versatility and popularity of these creamy snacks by gussying them up with all sorts of creative toppings. The basic egg and mayonnaise recipe is now a canvass for everything from caviar to crisp pork rinds to white truffle caviar. Below find 8 of the best spots to scarf down one (or several) deviled eggs in the region right now.

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1. The Apparatus Room

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250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 800-5600
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Fancy deviled eggs are mainstays on the Apparatus Room’s appetizer and bar menus. The kitchen has churned out several different iterations of this cocktail party snack with the current version featuring pickled beets, candied jalapeño, and pimento cheese.

2. Checker Bar Detroit

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124 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-9249
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Among proper pub food like burgers and hot dogs, Checker Bar dishes up four styles of deviled eggs including jalapeño, BLT, lobster, and classic. Get one of each or mix and match.

3. Evening Bar

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1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

High-end Shinola Hotel cocktail lounge Evening Bar keeps customers well fed with a selection of snacks ranging from mini lobster rolls to corn dogs to deviled eggs garnished with crisp bacon and spicy jalapeño.

4. Hammer & Nail

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3800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 474-3477
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This throwback cocktail lounge leans into its mid-century aesthetic with era-inspired hors d’oeuvres like shrimp cocktail, smoked whitefish spread, and classic deviled eggs with paprika and dijon mustard.

5. Public House

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241 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 850-7420
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Public House’s deviled egg appetizer, a stalwart on the menu, received an updated recipe last year. Each egg is flavored with celery and Old Bay seasoning with a sail made from a crunchy pork rind garnishing the top. Get them during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for just $3.

6. Lockhart's BBQ Royal Oak

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202 E 3rd St
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 584-4227
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Customers can scarf down a side of deviled eggs with their plates of barbecued brisket and pulled pork at Lockhart’s. This Texas-style barbecue spot tops each creamy deviled egg with a sliver of smoked bacon, making it a good accompaniment to dinner as well as brunch.

7. Ocean Prime Detroit

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2915 Coolidge Hwy
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 458-0500
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Upscale steak and seafood chain Ocean Prime’s Troy restaurant uses deviled eggs as a vehicle for sampling dollops of white truffle caviar.

8. Stage Deli Restaurant

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6873 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322
(248) 855-6622
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For a classic version of deviled eggs head to West Bloomfield’s venerable Jewish deli. The restaurant serves serves a traditional recipe for deviled eggs that patrons can dress up with anchovies, green olives, or capers.

1. The Apparatus Room

250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226

Fancy deviled eggs are mainstays on the Apparatus Room’s appetizer and bar menus. The kitchen has churned out several different iterations of this cocktail party snack with the current version featuring pickled beets, candied jalapeño, and pimento cheese.

250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226

2. Checker Bar Detroit

124 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226

Among proper pub food like burgers and hot dogs, Checker Bar dishes up four styles of deviled eggs including jalapeño, BLT, lobster, and classic. Get one of each or mix and match.

124 Cadillac Square
Detroit, MI 48226

3. Evening Bar

1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

High-end Shinola Hotel cocktail lounge Evening Bar keeps customers well fed with a selection of snacks ranging from mini lobster rolls to corn dogs to deviled eggs garnished with crisp bacon and spicy jalapeño.

1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

4. Hammer & Nail

3800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

This throwback cocktail lounge leans into its mid-century aesthetic with era-inspired hors d’oeuvres like shrimp cocktail, smoked whitefish spread, and classic deviled eggs with paprika and dijon mustard.

3800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Public House

241 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

Public House’s deviled egg appetizer, a stalwart on the menu, received an updated recipe last year. Each egg is flavored with celery and Old Bay seasoning with a sail made from a crunchy pork rind garnishing the top. Get them during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for just $3.

241 W Nine Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

6. Lockhart's BBQ Royal Oak

202 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Customers can scarf down a side of deviled eggs with their plates of barbecued brisket and pulled pork at Lockhart’s. This Texas-style barbecue spot tops each creamy deviled egg with a sliver of smoked bacon, making it a good accompaniment to dinner as well as brunch.

202 E 3rd St
Royal Oak, MI 48067

7. Ocean Prime Detroit

2915 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, MI 48084

Upscale steak and seafood chain Ocean Prime’s Troy restaurant uses deviled eggs as a vehicle for sampling dollops of white truffle caviar.

2915 Coolidge Hwy
Troy, MI 48084

8. Stage Deli Restaurant

6873 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

For a classic version of deviled eggs head to West Bloomfield’s venerable Jewish deli. The restaurant serves serves a traditional recipe for deviled eggs that patrons can dress up with anchovies, green olives, or capers.

6873 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322

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