We’ve eaten our hearts out, Downriver! From beer bars, gastropubs, classic Italian eateries, and more, the suburbs of Southwest Detroit are a treasure trove of eateries that will make your mouth water! Check out our list of 11 places to eat and drink downriver!
118 Sycamore St, Wyandotte
Bobcat Bonnie’s reopened in Wyandotte back in December 2017 and we are so glad it did! With its Detroit connection, creative food offerings, and extensive drink menu including signature cocktails, it’s one of our favorite spots to grab a bite Downriver. If you needed any more reason to go, they recently announced new brunch hours with a Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar!
2775 West Jefferson, Trenton
From salads, seafood, burgers, and tacos: Truago has something for everyone. Its casual atmosphere, great food and service, and an extensive menu make it a great spot if you are meeting up with a group, family, or friends.
2760 W Jefferson Ave, Trenton
Calling all you BBQ lovers- Roundhouse BBQ is the place to go. While all their BBQ options are delicious, we recommend you try their pulled pork with their Carolina sauce. Other favorites include the Ultimate Mac & Cheese and signature BBQ Egg Rolls. ROundhouse BBQ is a great option for dining in, carry-out, or catering.
507 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte
The Waterfront Wyandotte is one of our picks for Downriver eats because of their ambiance, food, and live music. Situated on the Detroit River, it makes for great boat watching during the summer months. Check out their Facebook for more information on live music and menu offerings
3840 Oakwood Blvd, Melvindale
We love Sabina’s Restaurant for their authentic Polish cuisine and quaint establishment. With generous portions and homemade desserts, it’s hard to pass up such a welcoming sight. If you want good tasting food without the fancy fare, definitely give Sabina’s Restaurant a try.
152 Elm Street, Wyandotte
Magdaleno Ristorante is a great choice to get your pasta fix. With traditional Italian cuisine and rotating specials, it’s a must try for anyone who enjoys hearty meals. Magdaleno Ristorante puts emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients that translates into the freshest and highest quality dishes.
2910 Van Alstyne St, Wyandotte
Wine Dotte Bistro serves great food and wine in their contemporary establishment located in the Downtown Wyandotte District. Ambiance is always key at Wine Dotte Bistro with their chandeliers, upscale seating arrangements, and decorations for the holidays. We love this place for their attention to detail, and consider a great spot for small parties and gatherings!
2922 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte
We love R.P. McMurphy’s for its “come as you are” vibe, consistently good American pub food and drink, and family-owned environment. Service is always and on point and friendly. Also, the soups are delicious! We recommend their French Onion soup.
14595 Southfield Rd, Allen Park
If you enjoy good craft beer and American eats, definitely check out Griff’s in Allen Park. The always have a good selection of Michigan made beers like Founders Brewing Co, Atwater Brewery, Bell’s Brewery, and more. Griff’s always makes an effort to get creative with their French fries, which we greatly appreciate!
22673 Allen Rd Ste 100, Woodhaven
For amazing Lebanese food and portions without breaking the budget, check out Shish Garden in Woodhaven. You’ll love their attention to detail, wide selection of Mediterranean food, and great service and atmosphere. Check this place out, you won’t be disappointed!
22753 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183
Black Rock Bar & Grill, is an award winning steakhouse specializing in Certified Angus Beef. But get this, the steaks are served on a sizzling stone that’s so hot (755-degrees) it cooks right in front of you. This ensures that the steak is as fresh as possible cooked exactly to your liking! This place definitely creates a memorable dining experience.
Candice Simons, j'adore Detroit