Grosse Pointe has a wide variety of culinary offerings to suit every taste. Here are five of the tastiest places to stop for a bite:
National Coney Island. If you’re looking for a quick, cheap, yet uniquely Detroit experience, stop by the Coney Island on Mack Avenue. This is where many of the locals come with their friends for an easy meal. Of course, there’s the coney dogs – hot dogs piled with toppings – but there are also a lot of other types of tasty sandwiches.
The Pancake House. This is the breakfast gathering place of Grosse Pointe, and if you eat here once, it’s easy to see why. They serve mouth-watering, oversized pancakes and waffles, plus ginormous doughy confections called German pancakes that barely fit onto a plate. Try not to come on a day where the students have a day off from school, because the place will definitely be packed. If you’re feeling like a luxurious, hearty breakfast, then the Pancake House is indeed the place to go.
Burger Pointe. This greasy-spoon burger joint gives off a retro feel and a mom-and-pop vibe. Plus, the sliders can’t be beat. You place your order at the counter, draw a number, and then take a seat and wait for them to cook your meal to order. Kind of halfway between fast food and real food. There’s also just about every burger topping you can think of. Pointe Burger is a relatively recent addition to Grosse Pointe’s culinary landscape, but it’s already become a popular place to grab a burger with friends. It’s nestled in the Village, which is one of two little downtown areas on Kercheval.
T N Thai. There aren’t very many Asian restaurants in Grosse Pointe, but T N Thai in the Village is popular, and not just because it doesn’t have much competition. Many people cite the drunken noodles as their favorite dish. It has a sushi bar, as well. It can get busy on the weekends, so if you come during a busy time, you might not want to come starving. Portions are pretty generous.
Dirty Dog Jazz Café. This is one of the few places offering live jazz music in Grosse Pointe. The prices are a little higher than some other restaurants in town, but it’s a fun experience and a nice ambience.There’s a tapas menu, and a bar. For jazz music lovers, this is a fun place to hit up for an evening of food, drinks and music.