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Detroit Cheap Eats 2015: The Top 7 New Cheap Restaurants

Here are the best inexpensive bets from new and revamped menus in the city.

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| Michelle and Chris Gerard

Over the past year or so, severalcheapeatsweek__1___1__embed_size.0.jpg new restaurants have popped up offering wallet-friendly dishes, from pork bao to house pretzels. There's a little something for everyone, and it barely costs more than the change you could dig up between your couch cushions. Cheap Eats Week continues.

*Note: Map points are ordered from north to south, not ranked.

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Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

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Half of Kuzzo's menu is $9 or less and portions are generous. Grab a Bam Bam (two drumsticks and a waffle) or the Lala (one waffle, two cheesy eggs, and a bowl of tasty grits). Both are $6. [Photo]

Ali Baba Shish Kabob

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Plates come with big, heaping portions at Hamtramck newcomer Ali Baba and the sandwiches are all under $4. Hit this spot during the weeknight happy hour (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) for half-off appetizers. [Photo]

Campau Tower

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A favorite among the late-night bar crowd in Hamtramck, chef Nikita Sanches' tiny diner offers big portions at a reasonable price (usually less than $5). Find pork bao here, as well as burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and tater tots. [Photo]

Falafill

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Chicago chain Falafill's new Midtown location offers a fresh and reasonably priced Mediterranean-inspired menu. Order a wrap for $6.50 or, for $8, fill-up on a full platter with five sides, pickles, sauce, and a choice of meat or falafel. [Photo]

Laika Dog at UFO Factory

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This casual hot dog and grilled cheese joint finally debuted at the The UFO Factory this month. Main dishes ring in at $5. Grab an order of tots or fries for $3, or a fully-loaded vegetarian "Hot Dish" for $4. [Photo]

Corktown Tavern

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The bar may not be all that new, but Corktown Tavern recently introduced a menu of $2 bar bites including wings, waffle fries, a grilled chicken sandwich, a burger, and fried meatballs. Drinks are cheap too, which makes this one a no brainer. [Photo]

‎Batch Brewing Company

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Corktown's small-batch brewery debuted earlier this year with some great beer on rotation, but the fresh bar food is equally as enticing. Share a basket of pretzels with mustard for $6 or a huge portion of bread pudding for $5. [Photo]

Kuzzo's Chicken & Waffles

Half of Kuzzo's menu is $9 or less and portions are generous. Grab a Bam Bam (two drumsticks and a waffle) or the Lala (one waffle, two cheesy eggs, and a bowl of tasty grits). Both are $6. [Photo]

Ali Baba Shish Kabob

Plates come with big, heaping portions at Hamtramck newcomer Ali Baba and the sandwiches are all under $4. Hit this spot during the weeknight happy hour (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) for half-off appetizers. [Photo]

Campau Tower

A favorite among the late-night bar crowd in Hamtramck, chef Nikita Sanches' tiny diner offers big portions at a reasonable price (usually less than $5). Find pork bao here, as well as burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, and tater tots. [Photo]

Falafill

Chicago chain Falafill's new Midtown location offers a fresh and reasonably priced Mediterranean-inspired menu. Order a wrap for $6.50 or, for $8, fill-up on a full platter with five sides, pickles, sauce, and a choice of meat or falafel. [Photo]

Laika Dog at UFO Factory

This casual hot dog and grilled cheese joint finally debuted at the The UFO Factory this month. Main dishes ring in at $5. Grab an order of tots or fries for $3, or a fully-loaded vegetarian "Hot Dish" for $4. [Photo]

Corktown Tavern

The bar may not be all that new, but Corktown Tavern recently introduced a menu of $2 bar bites including wings, waffle fries, a grilled chicken sandwich, a burger, and fried meatballs. Drinks are cheap too, which makes this one a no brainer. [Photo]

‎Batch Brewing Company

Corktown's small-batch brewery debuted earlier this year with some great beer on rotation, but the fresh bar food is equally as enticing. Share a basket of pretzels with mustard for $6 or a huge portion of bread pudding for $5. [Photo]

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