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My Favorite Restaurants in Detroit

My Favorite Restaurants in Detroit

August 16, 2023

One of life’s greatest pleasures is enjoying good food. You don’t even have to be a “foodie” to enjoy the simple pleasure of a good meal. Fortunately, if you live in the Detroit area, there are plenty of great restaurants to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for something quick and filling, or a more leisurely and sophisticated dining experience. 

The good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy any of the local delicacies. Of course, as a financial advisor, my goal is to help you stay on budget and spend wisely, so I can wholeheartedly endorse these restaurants mentioned here, which are some of my favorites in Detroit.

Mr. Kabob

If you’re looking for a fast-casual place to get a bite to eat that’s still healthy and delicious, then this place is for you. When I’m on the run and want something quick, this is my go-to restaurant. There are several locations throughout Metro Detroit, including their original and their Express locations. I highly recommend their jalapeño hummus!

Maggiano’s Little Italy

For something a little nicer but still kid-friendly, my family loves Maggiano’s Italian restaurant. My last meal there was the Linguine Di Mare (spicy tomato sauce with lots of seafood), and it was great! Their spaghetti and meatballs are also really delicious. If you prefer takeout, you can’t go wrong with the meal to go. 

Ocean Prime

If you’re in the mood for steak and seafood in a more upscale environment, then I recommend this place. The restaurant offers various indoor and outdoor dining areas in a fancy yet fun atmosphere, and the food is always perfect!


For upscale “modern Roman cuisine,” you can’t beat this James Beard award-nominated restaurant. Everything is authentic, homemade, and delicious. If I had to choose, I would recommend the Blue Steel Focaccia, La Gricia, and Zucchini Al Pizzaiolo. It’s great for a date night!

J. Alexander’s 

If you’re looking for a nice sit-down restaurant with quality food and service that isn’t too stuffy, J. Alexander’s offers contemporary American food in a classy setting. Everything we have eaten here has been done very well. My family’s favorite is the Mexico City Spinach Con Queso—so good! 

Astoria Pastry Shop 

For something a little sweet, this award-winning family bakery, established in the early 1970s, is not one to miss. Their carrot cake and macarons are really good, as is everything else. I appreciate that they offer a wide variety of desserts and pastries, but it can sometimes be difficult to choose from so many delicious options. You’ll love how quick and easy the service is!

Krispy Kreme

Okay, this may not be very highbrow, but these are the best donuts on earth if you ask me. I think I can eat a dozen in one sitting! You can never go wrong with Krispy Kreme. 

Are You Hungry Yet?

What do you think of this roundup of restaurants in Detroit? Did any of your favorites make the list? If not, let us know what you would recommend. If you try any of these suggestions, we would love to know what you thought. Feel free to contact us and share your feedback.

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About Rob

Robert Moore is senior partner, financial planner, investment advisor, and co-owner of Center for Wealth Management, an independent, fee-based wealth management company based in Troy, MI. With more than 15 years of experience, Rob provides customized advice and solutions that are in the clients’ best interest. He strives to always go above and beyond his clients’ expectations, helping them retire with more security than they had before, and invest their time and energy in what’s most important to them. Rob specializes in working with DTE Energy employees, helping them maximize their benefits so they can reduce taxes, prepare for retirement, and protect their families through a comprehensive planning process. Rob graduated from Michigan State University and holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) certifications.

Rob is known as a diehard family man who enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Jill, his daughter, Brookelyn, and his son, Brayden. When he’s not working, you can find him playing basketball once a week, squeezing in a round of golf, and watching college football and basketball with friends and family. He is passionate about enriching the lives of others through his church involvement and service at a community addiction program. Learn more about Rob by connecting with him on LinkedIn