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Where to Eat Near Detroit’s Thanksgiving Parade and Turkey Trot

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Due to the holiday most restaurants and bars in Detroit will be closed on Thursday, November 28, but a few spots near the Woodward corridor are still expected to embrace the Turkey Day morning with gusto. For those who are planning to bundle up and brave the Thanksgiving Parade, Turkey Trot, and a Lions game at Ford Field, consider visiting or making a reservation for breakfast or lunch at one of these spots along the main route. All are certified open. Because parking can often be a nightmare, don’t head to the events without a game plan.

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1. The Majestic

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4140 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-9700
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The Majestic Theatre is offering its family-friendly, annual breakfast buffet on Thanksgiving Day with proceeds benefiting the Children's Center of Detroit. Parking is $10 and is first come, first served. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Doors open at 7 a.m.

2. Union Street Detroit

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4145 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 831-3965
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The bar at Union Street is reliably open on Thanksgiving. This year, count on pop and cocktails from 8 a.m. — no food though, as the kitchen is closed. There is parking available.

3. New Order Coffee Roasters

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3100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 784-9164
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Stay warm with s’mores mochas and snacks at Brush Park cafe New Order Coffee. The shop, which sits along Woodward Avenue will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

4. District Market Detroit

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2645 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

The District Market Detroit, located in the Little Caesars Arena, will be open on Thanksgiving morning from 8 a.m. to noon offering breakfast and brunch drinks including a bloody mary bar, plus photos with Santa. Parking spots may also be reserved online.

5. Dilla's Delights

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242 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 346-3771
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Harmonie Park doughnut destination Dilla’s Delights is opening with its regular lineup of fried pastries and coffee for downtown visitors looking for a quick breakfast on the go — open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or whenever the fried dough runs out.

6. Karl's

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1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 855-2757
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Karl’s is offering a Thanksgiving buffet in downtown Detroit on the second floor of the Siren Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can book seats via email for an hour and a half or take chances as walk-ins. The cost is $35 per person and $15 for kids 10 and under. Diners can expect options like sage bread pudding, mustard and herb crusted prime rib, warm Brussels sprouts, candied sweet potato tart, and more.

7. Restaurants at the Shinola Hotel

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1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 356-1400
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San Morello is still accepting reservations for Thanksgiving day. Breakfast runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is a la carte. Afterwards, the menu transitions into a three-course prix fixe dinner for $85 per person or $35 for kids 12 and under. Penny Red’s opens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fried chicken while the Brakeman will be pouring beer from noon to 10 p.m.

8. The Hudson Cafe

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1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 237-1000
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Downtown Detroit’s brunch stalwart opens its doors from 6 a.m. with its final Thanksgiving Day seating at 11 a.m. Expect the full selection of pancakes, french toast, and other breakfast items.

9. American Coney Island

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114 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-7758
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This 24-hour diner landmark is open on Thanksgiving all day for customers requiring a coney fix.

10. Lafayette Coney Island

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118 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-8198
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Lafayette Coney Island is a 24-hour downtown greasy spoon that customers can count on being open for Thanksgiving Day.

11. Grand Trunk Pub

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612 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-3043
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Every November, Grand Trunk Pub opens up early for a Thanksgiving brunch. This year, it runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Count on options like breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and brunch cocktails.

12. Townhouse Detroit

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500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 723-1000
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Downtown’s stylish bistro is opening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for parade and Turkey Trot revelers. Call or reserve a table online.

13. Anchor Bar

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450 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 964-9127
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Anchor Bar will open up early at 7 a.m. for the Turkey Trot and will offer shuttles to the Lions game at Ford Field. The doors close at 3 p.m.

14. The Apparatus Room

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250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 800-5600
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The Apparatus Room is still accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day breakfast and brunch. The restaurant is located near the Turkey Trot and a few blocks from the parade route. An a la carte breakfast menu is available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet running from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $28 per person and a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $38 per person. Valet parking is available for $10 per car.

1. The Majestic

4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The Majestic Theatre is offering its family-friendly, annual breakfast buffet on Thanksgiving Day with proceeds benefiting the Children's Center of Detroit. Parking is $10 and is first come, first served. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Doors open at 7 a.m.

4140 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

2. Union Street Detroit

4145 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The bar at Union Street is reliably open on Thanksgiving. This year, count on pop and cocktails from 8 a.m. — no food though, as the kitchen is closed. There is parking available.

4145 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

3. New Order Coffee Roasters

3100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Stay warm with s’mores mochas and snacks at Brush Park cafe New Order Coffee. The shop, which sits along Woodward Avenue will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

3100 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

4. District Market Detroit

2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

The District Market Detroit, located in the Little Caesars Arena, will be open on Thanksgiving morning from 8 a.m. to noon offering breakfast and brunch drinks including a bloody mary bar, plus photos with Santa. Parking spots may also be reserved online.

2645 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

5. Dilla's Delights

242 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226

Harmonie Park doughnut destination Dilla’s Delights is opening with its regular lineup of fried pastries and coffee for downtown visitors looking for a quick breakfast on the go — open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., or whenever the fried dough runs out.

242 John R St
Detroit, MI 48226

6. Karl's

1509 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226

Karl’s is offering a Thanksgiving buffet in downtown Detroit on the second floor of the Siren Hotel from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can book seats via email for an hour and a half or take chances as walk-ins. The cost is $35 per person and $15 for kids 10 and under. Diners can expect options like sage bread pudding, mustard and herb crusted prime rib, warm Brussels sprouts, candied sweet potato tart, and more.

1509 Broadway St
Detroit, MI 48226

7. Restaurants at the Shinola Hotel

1400 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

San Morello is still accepting reservations for Thanksgiving day. Breakfast runs from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is a la carte. Afterwards, the menu transitions into a three-course prix fixe dinner for $85 per person or $35 for kids 12 and under. Penny Red’s opens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with fried chicken while the Brakeman will be pouring beer from noon to 10 p.m.

1400 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

8. The Hudson Cafe

1241 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown Detroit’s brunch stalwart opens its doors from 6 a.m. with its final Thanksgiving Day seating at 11 a.m. Expect the full selection of pancakes, french toast, and other breakfast items.

1241 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

9. American Coney Island

114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

This 24-hour diner landmark is open on Thanksgiving all day for customers requiring a coney fix.

114 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

10. Lafayette Coney Island

118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226

Lafayette Coney Island is a 24-hour downtown greasy spoon that customers can count on being open for Thanksgiving Day.

118 W Lafayette Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226

11. Grand Trunk Pub

612 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Every November, Grand Trunk Pub opens up early for a Thanksgiving brunch. This year, it runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Count on options like breakfast sandwiches, coffee, and brunch cocktails.

612 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

12. Townhouse Detroit

500 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Downtown’s stylish bistro is opening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day for parade and Turkey Trot revelers. Call or reserve a table online.

500 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48226

13. Anchor Bar

450 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48226

Anchor Bar will open up early at 7 a.m. for the Turkey Trot and will offer shuttles to the Lions game at Ford Field. The doors close at 3 p.m.

450 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48226

14. The Apparatus Room

250 W Larned St, Detroit, MI 48226

The Apparatus Room is still accepting reservations for Thanksgiving Day breakfast and brunch. The restaurant is located near the Turkey Trot and a few blocks from the parade route. An a la carte breakfast menu is available from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast buffet running from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for $28 per person and a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $38 per person. Valet parking is available for $10 per car.

250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226

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