Best Brunch Places in the Woodward Corridor

Looking for the perfect spot to grab some brunch?  You don’t have to look very far!   There are plenty of places close to home to satisfy your palette whether you’re looking for a Sunday only menu or an everyday option.  Here are just a few of the best brunch places in the Woodward Corridor.

Brunch Restaurants in Berkley

Alex’s of Berkley, 2685 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.5453710 (additional location at 3178 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills 48307, 248.852.2288), alexsfamilyrestaurant.com. Established in 1991, Alex’s is a family dining restaurant that has been serving Berkley since 1991.  The menu includes traditional breakfast and brunch options made only with the freshest ingredients.

Berkley Common, 3087 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.677.0795, berkleycommon.com. Grab your favorite dishes in a rustic but comfortable setting inspired by Michigan tradition.

Coco Fairfield’s, 2959 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, cocofairfields.com. Coco’s is a breakfast and lunch spot known for whipping up its own waffle batter, using fresh fruit and veggies and serving nitrate free meats.  There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, too.

Golden Grill, 3170 W. 11 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, goldengrillberkley.com. The Grill is serving up homestyle meals in a family dining atmosphere with a ‘breakfast anytime’ menu.

Jimmy’s Country Oven of Berkley, 4075 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.548.0288, foodbooking.com/ordering/restaurant/menu?restaurant_uid=1d86dfbe-c4d1-4863-8094-ccfebb228749&client_is_mobile=true. Jimmy’s is the perfect place to grab brunch with a wide array of omelet options to choose from, as well as all of your other breakfast and lunch favorites.

Mr. Kabob Xpress Grille & Catering, 3372 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.545.4000, (additional location in Clover Leaf Plaza, 24532 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.351.1111), mrkabob.com. No-nonsense restaurant fronted by a gas station serving freshly prepared Mediterranean fare.

Republica, 999 Coolidge Hwy., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.268.3175, republicaberkley.com. A well-known neighborhood gastropub, Republica has everything from small plates to family-style meals.

The Lunch Café, 3116 12 Mile Rd., Berkley, MI 48072, 248.544.2233, thelunchcafe.com. Family owned and operated since 2007, this café is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown Berkley, serving up to 70 soups made from scratch and coffee from a local roaster who makes ‘The Lunch Café Blend.’

Vinsetta Garage, 27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley, MI 48072, 248.548.7711, vinsettagarage.com. Vinsetta’s menu is built on custom Detroit eats with burgers, Union mac & cheese, noodle bowls, coal-fired pies and more.

Beverly Hills Brunch Spots

Beverly Hills Grill, 31471 Southfield Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025, 248.642.2355, beverlyhillsgrill.com. This family dining eatery has a wide variety of New American plates, breakfast through dinner.

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Brunch in Birmingham

220 Merrill, Birmingham, MI, 248.646.2220, www.220restaurant.com, is a premier upscale restaurant and bar specializing in modern American cuisine and fine wines and spirits.

Bistro Joe’s, 34244 Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248. 594.0984, bistrojoeskitchen.com.  A New American bistro inside an organic market, Bistro Joe’s offers all-the-world fare in a mezzanine seating.

Commonwealth Café, 300 Hamilton Row, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.792.9766, gocommonwealth.com. A local coffee shop and café serving a full breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu; customers can enjoy healthy to indulgent items made from scratch with gluten-free and vegan items also available.

Hazel, Ravines & Downtown Kitchen, 1 Peabody St., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.671.1714, hrd.kitchen.  Established in 2018 in downtown Birmingham, Hazel, Ravines & Downtown Kitchen is serving fine foods in a casual ambiance with seasonal seafood front-and-center.

Mad Hatter Bistro, 185 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.540.0000, madhatterbistro.com. This bistro, bar and tearoom is known for its New American cuisine and for serving lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, Sunday brunch and cocktails.

Madam, 98 S. Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.283.4200, daxtonhotel.com/food-drink. Madam offers fresh, vegetable-forward dishes and all of your favorite cocktails with a modern twist.

The Morrie, 260 N. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.940.3260 (additional location at 511 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.216.1112, themorrie.com. A quintessential neighborhood favorite, The Morrie offers creative, yet classic American bar cuisine and cocktails.

The Original Pancake House, 3703 Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.642.5775 (additional location at 19355 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075, 248.357.3399), www.oph-mi.com.  OPH is known for its signature pancakes and other all-day breakfast classics.

Phoenicia Restaurant, 588 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.644.3122, phoeniciabirmingham.com. Phoenicia features gourmet Middle Eastern fare in a stylish setting.

The Rugby Grille, 100 Townsend St., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.642.5999, rugbygrille.com. The Rugby Grille is an upscale fine dining restaurant serving new American cuisine and craft cocktails.

Social, 225 E Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.594.4200, socialkitchenandbar.com. Social is a small, trendy café offering up creative comfort fare, cocktails, and wines. In addition to its indoor dining area, rooftop and sidewalk seating are also available.

Toast, 203 Pierce St., Birmingham, MI 48009, 248.258.6278, toastbirmingham.com. Toast is a gastropub with an innovative and eclectic menu in a cozy lounge. Enjoy live music with your meal.

Townhouse, 180 Pierce St, Birmingham, MI 48009, eatattownhouse.com. Townhouse eats and drinks include burgers, comfort dishes and craft cocktails.

BEST BRUNCH PLACES IN THE WOODWARD CORRIDOR

Clawson Brunch Restaurants

Apovini Grill, 1536 N. Crooks Rd., Clawson, MI 48017, 248.288.7118, apovinigrillonline.com. Family favorites with a twist. Check out Apovini’s gyro scramble the next time you’re craving some brunch.

Downtown Charlie’s, 236 S. Main St., Clawson, MI 48017, 248.268.1658, downtowncharlies.com. An upscale home-style breakfast and lunch spot, Downtown Charlie’s is perfect for brunch.

Three Cats (at Leon & Lulu), 16 W. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017, 248.900.2287, threecatscafe.com. Enjoy a delicious meal, craft cocktails, wines and more at Three Cats.

Woodpile BBQ Shack, 303 S. Main St., Clawson, MI 48017, 248.565.8149 (additional location at 630 E. 11 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071), woodpilebbqshack.com. Woodpile BBQ Shack offers fresh smoked barbecue, homemade ice creams, and more.

Zeoli’s Modern Italian, 1 10 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, MI 48017, 248.397.8050, zeolisitalian.com. Great Italian lunches and dinners seven days a week, including a one-of-a-kind Sunday brunch.

Detroit‘s Brunch Places

1917 American Bistro, 19416 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, 313.863.1917. Enjoy eclectic American dishes with Cajun-Creole influences, a juice bar and Sunday brunch.

Alfa Coney Grill, 7111 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI 48209, 313.551.5166, alfa-coney-grill.edan.io. Alfa is serving up classic Coney dishes with all of the must-have brunch bites.

Assembly Line Buffet (inside MotorCity Casino Hotel), 2901 Grand River Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 866.782.9622, motorcitycasino.com/AssemblyLine.aspx. MotorCity Casino Hotel’s award-winning buffet includes American and international cuisine, warm breads from an in-house bakeshop, freshly rolled sushi, choice cuts of meat and create-your-own desserts.

Cork & Gabel, 2415 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216, 313.638.2261, corkandgabel.com. Cork & Gabel includes a menu inspired by Irish, Italian, and German fare with a full bar.

Demi’s Restaurant & Bar, 24201 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219, 313.766.7802, DemisRandB.com. Demi’s is a contemporary American restaurant known for a relaxed atmosphere and live entertainment.

Dime Store (in the Chrysler House), 719 Griswold St. #180, Detroit, MI 48226, 313.962.9106, eatdimestore.com. Dime Store is an American brunch bar in downtown Detroit specializing in breakfast, lunch, and booze.

FOLK Detroit, 1701 Trumbull Ave., Detroit, MI, 313.742.2672, folkdetroit.com. Folk is a neighborhood market and café serving a great breakfast and brunch.

Frank’s Deli & Grill, 3401-3445 Russell S.t, Detroit, MI 48207, 313.285.9551, facebook.com/FranksDeliandGrill. Quality food with quality service, offering Wigley’s famous Corned Beef.

Good Times on The Ave, 19416 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, 313.739.6601, goodtimesontheave.com. With two bars and a rooftop patio, Good Times is the perfect spot for a summertime brunch.

Grand Trunk Pub, 612 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI, 313.961.3043, grandtrunk.pub. Grand Trunk Pub is located in the heart of downtown Detroit, one block from Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. Grab a craft beer and your favorite eats.

Grey Ghost Detroit, 47 Watson St., Detroit, MI 48201, 313.262.6534, greyghostdetroit.com. Modern, hip spot for steaks and more alongside beer, wine and craft cocktails.

Harry’s Detroit Bar & Grill, 2482 Clifford St., Detroit, MI 48201, 313.964.1575, harrysdetroit.com. Harry’s is a sports bar known for pre-game pub grub and a covered roof deck.

HopCat, 4265 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201, 313.769.8828, hopcat.com. HopCat is a woodwork-filled brew pub with creative pub fare and brunch items.

Joe Muer Seafood (in the Renaissance Center), 400 Renaissance Center #1404, Detroit, MI 48243, 313.567.6837, joemuer.com. Joe Muer is a well-known seafood and steak joint with an extensive wine list.

Kuzzos Chicken & Waffles, 19345 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48221, 313.861.0229, kuzzoschickenandwaffles.com. Kuzzos serves fried and griddled dishes all day, including Southern classics and breakfast items, and has a full bar.

La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203, 313.865.0331, ldvrestaurant.net. An old-world Italian eatery that boasts lively brunch inside a cozy space with a garden patio.

McShane’s Irish Pub & Whiskey Bar, 1460 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216, 313.961.1960, mcshanespub.com. Irish pub with an extensive menu and a sports bar perfect for game days.

Mudgie’s Deli and Bar, 1413 Brooklyn St., Detroit, MI 48226, 313.961.2000, mudgiesdeli.com. Mudgie’s is a quaint deli offering table service for house-smoked meat sandwiches, homemade soups, and craft beer.

Parc, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226, 313.922.7272, parcdetroit.com. Parc has new American fare and a vast wine list in a chic, modern space.

Prime + Proper, 1145 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226, 313.636.3100, primeandproperdetroit.com. P+P is a swanky spot wood-fired steaks, a raw bar and generous wine list.

Red Dunn Kitchen, 1331 Trumbull Ste. 100, Detroit, MI 48216, 313.887.9477, reddunnkitchen.com. An all-day New American fare eatery next to the Trumbull & Porter Hotel.

The Breakfast Bar Ultra Lounge, 14444 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48235, 313.270.7244. The Breakfast Bar’s most popular dishes include chicken and waffles, potatoes, and many other first-of-the-day foods.

The Brooklyn Street Local LLC, 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48226, 313.262.6547, brooklynstreetlocal.com. A carefully sourced menu of breakfast and lunch fare including vegetarian and vegan picks.

The Hudson Café, 1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226, 313.237.1000, hudson-cafe.com. A must-visit café specializing in brunch dishes, with a coffee bar and indoor fireplace.

The Rattlesnake Club, 300 River Pl. Dr., Detroit, MI 48207, 313.567.4400, rattlesnakedetroit.com. Steaks and seafood served in a dining room with skyline and river views.

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Places for Brunch in Ferndale

Anita’s Kitchen, 22651 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.548-0680, anitaskitchen.com. Warm, family-run eatery with a wide selection of Lebanese fare.

Bobcat Bonnie’s, 240 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.677.0158, bobcatbonnies.com. Offering high-quality gastropub cuisine at reasonable prices.

Bosco Lounge, 22930 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.541.8818, facebook.com/theboscocafe. Stylish cocktail bar and nightclub with eclectic eats and a roomy rear patio.

Clean Plates Detroit, 149 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, cleanplatesdetroit.com. Made for people who are fitness-minded, Clean Plates has items with locally sourced ingredients. Select your meals and let the eatery cook and deliver.

Christine’s Cuisine, 729 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.584.3354, christinescuisineinc.com. Christine’s has a diverse menu of homestyle dishes, daily specials, and a weekend brunch.

COMO’s Restaurant, 22812 Woodward Ave #100, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.677.4439, comosrestaurant.com. Italian American classics and a spacious patio make Como’s the perfect brunch stop.

Culantro, 22939 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.632.1055, culantroperu.com. Narrow, unfussy outpost serving Peruvian rotisserie chicken, grilled meats, and sides.

Detroit Fleat, 1820 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, detroitfleat.com. A collection of international food trucks with picnic tables to feast.

Earl’s Diner, 1861 E. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.629.4500, earlsdinerferndale.com. Earl’s offers generous and delicious portions of homestyle cooking.

Got Pho, 172 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.780.1164, gotphoferndale.com. Got Pho has a good selection of Asian cuisine including many vegan and gluten free dishes.

Hambo Coney Island, 22900 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.414.9400, hamboconeyisland.com. An easygoing café with American breakfast food and lunch items including hot dogs and melts.

Hilton Road Café, 3150 Hilton Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.548.0008, hilton-road-cafe.business.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral. Sandwiches, breakfast skillets and desserts served in a modest luncheonette.

Imperial, 22828 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.850.8060, imperialferndale.com. Contemporary bar and restaurant serving creative street tacos and other Mexican-inspired eats. 

Inyo Restaurant & Lounge, 22871 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.543.9500, inyorestaurant.com. With Japanese food including an array of sushi, traditional fare and drinks, Inyo now offers Sunday brunch. 

May’s Bangkok Express, 254 W. 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.545.3929, maysbangkok.weebly.com. A Thai food lover’s paradise with all of your favorite foods.

New York Bagel, 23316 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.548.2580, www.newyorkbagel-detroit.com. Known for its fresh bagels, cream cheeses, and terrific sandwiches, NYB even makes bagels for furry friends. 

Omega Hawg & Dawg Deli, 2100 Hilton Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.548.5700, facebook.com/omega2100. Fifty’s style diner with giant omelettes, breakfast and lunch specials, burgers, sliders, Coney dogs and more.

One-Eyed Betty’s Beer Bar & Kitchen, 75 W. Troy St, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.808.6633, www.oneeyedbettys.com. A beer garden with 47 beers on tap, craft sodas, 100+ beers in bottles, and a whisky selection, Betty’s is now serving brunch. 

Pop’s for Italian, 280 W. 9 Mile, Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.268.4806, popsforitalian.com. Enjoy brick oven Neapolitan pizza, 32 rotating wines and pasta made from scratch.

Public House, 241 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.850.7420, publichouseferndale.com. Public House is an American heritage bar with creative burgers, comfort food and cocktails.

Red Olive Ferndale, 750 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.965.3935,  redoliverestaurant.com/ferndale-mediterranean-american-family-dining-breakfast-lunch-dinner-banquets-catering. A Greek American restaurant chain with a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner favorites.

Sam’s Ferndale Grill, 21468 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.399-1620, samsferndalegrill.com. Sam’s is an independent, family owned and operated restaurant, serving American and Greek far.  

Schramm’s Mead, 14 Livernois St., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.439.5000, schrammsmead.com. Schramm’s Mead is dedicated to the production of the highest quality honey wine in a small, specialty grocery store focusing on contact-free curbside pickup.

Simply Breakfast, 8892 W. 8 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.268.1851, simply-breakfast.com. Breakfast and brunch hotspot offering gourmet foods with the finest ingredients.

Spacecat V-stro, 255 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.268.3211, spacecatvstro.com. Vegetarian comfort food with nutritious, made from scratch dishes.

Ferndale Project, 567 Livernois, Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.556.5512, ferndaleproject.com. Part of the Eastern Market Brewing Co., FP offers salads and soup, chili and other brunch favorites as well as an expressive beer menu.

The Corner Grill, Bar + Game Room, 344 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.584.7400, thecornerferndale.com. An American grill, bar and game room, the grill offers classic brunch go-tos.

The Fly Trap, 22950 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.399-5150, theflytrapferndale.com. An American restaurant and diner, The Fly Trap has a full menu complete with delectable desert options.

The Red Hook, 220 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, MI 48220, 248.571-9000, theredhookcoffee.com. The Red Hook café and bakery serve fresh pastries and made to order specialty coffee.

Voyager, 600 Vester St., Ferndale, MI 48220, www.voyagerferndale.com, 248.658-4999. A neighborhood seafood restaurant and oyster bar, Voyager’s menu includes locally sourced, ocean-caught seafood with an expansive Sunday brunch.

Hazel Park Brunch Spots

Country Boy Restaurant, 821 E. 9 Mile Rd., Hazel Park, MI 48030, 248.543.7080, . Country Boy is an old-fashioned, cash-only diner with Southern plates and all-day breakfast items.

joebar, 3839 John R. Rd. #1, Hazel Park, MI 48030, 248.291.5711, joebar.com. joebar’s menu comes complete with dip sandwiches, bar snacks, cocktails, and beers.

Mabel Gray, 23825 John R. Rd., Hazel Park, MI 48030, 248.398.4300, mabelgraykitchen.com. American kitchen with a daily handwritten menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.

Brunch in Huntington Woods

Creative Cooking by Amy Jean, 8276 Huntington Rd. #1642, Huntington Woods, MI 48070, 248.398.2629, idealbitecatering.com. A progressive event planning group offering to-go and catered breakfasts, luncheons, and boxed lunches.

Madison Heights Brunch Spots

Bob Evans, 32701 Concord Dr., Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248.588.0770, www.bobevans.com/locations/madison-hts?utm_source=Yext&utm_medium=Listings&utm_campaign=Organic&y_source=1_MzY0NzMxNy03MTUtbG9jYXRpb24ud2Vic2l0ZQ%3D%3D. A well-known all-American food joint serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. 

Breakfast Club, 30600 John R. Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248.307.9090, facebook.com/breakfastmadison. American breakfast and lunch spot serving all the classics with outdoor seating available.

Charlie’s Restaurant, 29084 N. Campbell Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248.545.9001, charliesmadisonheights.com. Family-run eatery with a large diner-style menu, including all-day breakfast and homemade soups.

New York Red Hots Coney Island, 1235 W. 14 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, MI 48071, 248.589.1470. A classic 24-hour go-to serving diner basics, breakfast, and other familiar fare.

Brunch in Oak Park

Buena Fe Restaurant, 10116 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237, 248.677.3222, mexicanrestaurantoakpark.com. Buena Fe has all the best choices for Salvadorean and Mexican dishes.

Coolidge Café, 13400 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237, 248.541.5929, coolidgecafe1.com. A low-key ambiance with sizable portions of American staples, plus all-day breakfast, and weekly specials.

Ernie’s Market, 8500 Capital St., Oak Park, MI 48237, 248.541.9703, erniessandwichshop.com. Not only does Ernie love to make a sandwich for his customers, but he loves for customers to have a good time. Coming to Ernie’s is often referred to as “The Ernie Experience.”

PIK NIK BASKET, 8511 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI 48237, 248.268.4132, pik-nik-basket.business.site. Fresh, homemade, and healthy food with vegetarian options in a family friendly environment.

Pleasant Ridge Brunch Spots

Cork Wine Pub, 23810 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge, MI, 248.544.2675, corkwinepub.org. A local pub with locally sourced products and homemade pasta.

Whistle Stop Diner, 24060 Woodward Ave., Pleasant Ridge, MI 48069, 248.850.8060, whistlestopdiners.com. The Whistle Stop Diner is dedicated to serving high quality, delicious breakfast and lunch fare.

Brunch Restaurants in Royal Oak

Alchemi, 215 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI, 48067, 248.675.8875, alchemiroyaloak.com. Alchemi features farm-to-table dishes with Thai and Indian influences.

Ale Mary’s Beer Hall, 316 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.268.1939, alemarysbeer.com. A casual gastropub with eclectic bar bites and whiskey flights, weekend brunch and an outdoor patio.

Avenue, 31253 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248.549-4130, theavenuefamilyrestaurant.com. Relaxed, family-owned restaurant with generous portions of classic American fare.

Bar Louie, 510 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, barlouie.com/locations?utm_source=other&utm_medium=listings. A well-known upbeat grill chain with American grub, martinis, and microbrews. 

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, 711 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.544.2442 (additional location at 29110 Franklin Rd, Southfield, MI 48034, 248.750.2442), bigalora.com. Bigalora features authentic Napoletana style pizza with Michigan’s first biga fermented pizza dough cooked in custom-built wood burning ovens.

Bread by Crispelli’s, 931 N. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.591.3800, breadbycrispellis.com. As the bread makers to Crispelli’s, customers can take home whole loaves or enjoy a sandwich, pastry, or Italian fare with freshly made coffee. 

Bruegger’s Bagels, 201 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, locations.brueggers.com/us/mi/royal-oak/201-south-main-street. A Café and bakery chain preparing small-batch, New York-style bagels, and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Café Muse, 418 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.544.4749, cafemuseroyaloak.com. Cozy European-style eatery offering locally focused comfort food.

Condado Tacos, 310 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, condadotacos.com. A taco joint with a margarita problem.

D’Amato’s, 222 Sherman Dr., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.584.7400, damatos.com. Chic eatery with an upscale vibe that includes rustic Italian fare, an extensive wine list and live music.

Essen on Main, 205 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.268.4107, essenonmain.com. A unique German and French food café.

Freshii, 304 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.268.0444, freshii.com. Health-minded, counter-serve chain offering soups, salads, burritos and more.

First Watch, 30955 Woodward Ave. Ste. 405, Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248.744.3413, (additional locations at 812 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48085, 248.688.9178; 2978 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 269.665.8500), firstwatch.com/locations/royal-oak. A café chain that includes breakfast, brunch, and lunch favorites such as omelets, salads, and soups.

Five15, 600 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, five15.net. Five15 offers new, exciting, and drag-tastic entertainment experiences with brunch and lunch options.

Grabbagreen, 30955 Woodward Ave. Unit 710, Royal Oak, MI, 248.951.4747, grabbagreen.com Grabbagreen is a quick service restaurant with an eat clean menu that includes semi-organic, preservative-free and GMO-free foods.

IHOP, 29202 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073, 248.544.0908, ihop.com. A long-standing chain serving a wide variety of pancakes and other American all-day breakfast and lunch fare.

Iron Horse, 316 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.291.6313, facebook.com/ironhorsero. Modern-rustic joint with an eclectic menu featuring pizza, Mexican fare, and craft cocktails.

Jim Brady’s, 1214 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.306.1954, jimbradysdetroit.com. Bar and eatery offering American grub, cocktails, and live music.

Jolly Pumpkin Restaurant and Taphouse, 419 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, jollypumpkin.com/jp-ro-temp.html. Burgers and gourmet pub grub with Belgian beers and craft cocktails in a modest ambiance. 

Le Crepe, 317 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.629.9391, lecreperestaurant.com, Cozy French bistro with 50+ sweet and savory crêpes served alongside cocktails.

Lily’s Seafood Grill & Brewery, 410 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, lilysseafood.com. Seafood spot that brews its own beers and sodas with a weekly all-you-can-eat fish fry. 

Little Brothers Burgers, 201 W. 4th St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, littlebrothersburgers.com. A small, counter-serve café with burgers, sliders, fries, and shakes.

Lockhart’s BBQ, 202 E. 3rd St., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.584.4227, lockhartsbbq.com. Southern BBQ fare with an extensive menu of sides and comfort-food entrees.

Monty’s Grill, 28300 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.547.4151, montys-grill.business.site. Diner fare from breakfast plates and burgers with counter seating available.

O.W.L., 27302 Woodward Ave. #0927, Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.808-6244, owlwoodward.com/wp-content/cache/all/index.html. 24-hour diner serving Mexican-American comfort food.

Pronto!, 608 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248. 544.7900, prontorestaurant.com. Pronto has a wide selection of sandwiches and homemade soups with jumbo cookies for dessert.

The Office Coffee Shop, 402 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, heofficecoffeeshop.com. Coffee bar with café far and free Wi-Fi along with a co-working space equipped with conference rooms.

The Proving Grounds Coffee & Ice Cream, 417 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.307.7853, provinggroundscoffee.com. The Grounds offers gourmet ice cream, hand-crafted sandwiches, salads, one-of-a-kind coffee and more.

Royal Oak Taphouse, 714 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067,248.548.9377.  royaloaktaphouse.com. An American grill offering a large menu with a selection of craft beers.

SHINthai, 736 S. Washington Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.268.1800, shinthai.com. SHINthai is a cozy, modern eatery with Thai to-go dishes focusing on artistic presentation.

Village Grill Café & Family Restaurant, 841 E. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067, 248.565.8565, facebook.com/Village-Grill-of-Royal-Oak-1386005421708601. A family friendly grill with all the best American comfort food classics.

Zoe’s House of Pancakes, 25994 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067, zoespancakes.com. Modern eatery with a large menu featuring American breakfast items, salads and sandwiches.

Southfield Brunch Restaurants

Alpha Fresh Choice Café, 25800 Northwestern Hwy. Ste. 10, Southfield, MI 48075, 248.357.1580, orderalphafreshchoice.com. Delicious deli sandwiches and subs, Alpha’s is considered a culinary destination for visitors and provides catering for events around town.

Arkins Sweet BBQ Pit, 30140 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076, 248.731.7397, arkinsbbq.com. Arkins  is a counter-serve spot with all your favorite BBQ dishes and classic sides.

Bacco Ristorante, 29410 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.356.6600, baccoristorante.com. Italian eatery cozy dining, impressive wine selection and an on-site garden.

Bangkok Express Café (Southfield Plaza), 29702 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, 248.557.0993, bangkokexsouthfield.weebly.com. Strip-mall eatery featuring spicy Thai curries and noodle dishes.

Beans & Cornbread, 29508 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, 248.208.1680, beanscornbread.com. Southern soul food classics with an attached wine-martini bar.

CK Mediterranean Grille and Catering (Café Kabob), 25148 Evergreen Rd., Southfield, MI 48075, 248.355.2222, ckgrille.com. CK’s is a casual, family-friendly chain serving Middle Eastern dishes.

Daebak Korean BBQ (in New Seoul Plaza), 27566 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.996.8932, daebakkbbq.com. BBQ spot featuring Korean dishes with pork, chicken, beef, and vegan options.

Fire Iron Grill (in Detroit Marriott), 27033 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.455.2050, marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/dtwsl-detroit-marriott-southfield. Fire Iron Grill has a delicious menu featuring creative and traditional favorites with the freshest ingredients.

JINJI Korean Cuisine & Soju Bar (in New Seoul Plaza), 27566 Northwestern Hwy. Ste. A, Southfield, MI 48034, jinjikorean.com. Korean dishes in a spacious, modern dining room.

Kerby’s Koney Island, 25050 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48075, 248.358-0328, kerbyskoneyisland.com. Kerby’s offers classic Coney dishes including frankfurters, chili, and Greek dishes in a family-owned chain.

L. George’s Coney Island, 26799 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076, 248.559.8600, lgeorgesconeyislandmi.com. A quality American diner with classic fare including burgers, sandwiches, and Coney dogs, as well as all of your breakfast go-tos.

Mandy’s Restaurant, 24050 W. 9 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.356.2060, mandysrestaurant.com. Mandy’s is a neighborhood diner serving American fare like pancakes and club sandwiches.

Maria’s Café (in Comerica Bank), 29201 Telegraph Rd. L14, Southfield, MI 48034, 248.355.1666. Maria’s has easy comfort food at affordable prices.

Marko’s Cozy Café, 24818 Southfield Rd., MI 48075, 248.557.4324, markoscozycafe.com. Marko’s Cozy Café has five-star food at a reasonable price with a well-known lunch menu.

Martin’s Coney Island and Family Restaurant, 22060 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.799.0989. Low-key American restaurant with lunch eats such as chili dogs and fries, plus classic breakfast fare.

National Coney Island, 29795 Southfield Rd., Southfield, MI 48076, 248.398.9910, nationalconeyisland.com. National is a regional chain known for its chili dogs and milkshakes.

Nikola’s, 25225 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.355.4695, nikolasbbq.com. Nikola’s is a BBQ must-try with hefty plates of Southern fare.

Prime 10 (in New Orleans Mall), 15600 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075, prime10detroit.com. Elegant, contemporary kosher foods including steaks, seafood, burgers and wraps.

Quality Kosher Catering, 27375 Bell Rd., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.352.775, qualitykosher.com. Quality Kosher is a kosher cuisine catering company bringing the best food, experience, and personal service to you.

Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria, 25101 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.356.2720, pizzarestaurantsouthfield.com. A small chain founded in 1937, Shield’s is known for its square, deep-dish pizzas and other Italian-American fare.

SOUPDIVE, 26051 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.262.7300, soupdive.com. Counter-serve sandwiches, homemade soups and salads with vegan options available.

Southfield Pancake House, 29295 Southfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, 248.864.8265, southfieldpancakehouse.com. The SPH has classic or creative, remixed breakfast items.

StackerZ Deli & Coney Island, 23145 Lahser Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.357.5656, stackerz-island.edan.io. Quality breakfast and lunch all day with dine-in, carry out and catering available.

Sweet Magnolia’s Southern Cooking, 29221 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, 248.281.6641, sweet-magnolias.com. Relaxed, modern spot with Southern favorites from breakfast fare to sandwiches and entrees.

Taste of Ethiopia, 28639 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield, MI 48034, 248.905.5560, tasteofethiopiadetroit.com. Health-focused Ethiopian dishes served buffet-style.

Telegraph Big Boy, 26400 Telegraph Rd., Southfield, MI 48033, 248.940.1510, bigboy.com. This chain of family-friendly diners serves breakfast, burgers and other comfort food.

The Farm Grill (in Southfield Plaza), 29702 Southfield Rd. # B, Southfield, MI 48076, farmgrill.com. Serving healthy and fresh Mediterranean Food.

The Original Pancake House, 19355 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075, oph-mi.com. Signature pancakes and other American breakfast classics all day.

Brunch in Troy

Alex’s Royal Grill, 2495 Livernois Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248.362.0906, alexsroyalgrill.com. Family-owned American spot with hearty breakfast and lunch plates, homemade soups, and daily specials.

Café Immortelle, 4979 Livernois Rd., Troy, MI 48098, 248.250.9858, cafeimmortelle.square.site. Espresso and tea bar serving coffee by Populace Coffee Co. and Tea by ELI TEA BAR.

Camp Ticonderoga (at Sylvan Glen Golf Course), 5725 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48085, 248.619.7674. Ticonderoga is an Iroquois word meaning “land between two lakes,” and fitting for the spot between Square Lake and Long Lake Roads. Grab pulled pork sandwiches, certified black angus steaks, and warm chocolate chip cookies as well as many other yummy treats.

Crumpets (in Somerset Inn), 2601 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI, 48084, 248.643.2211, somersetinn.com/dining.html. Breakfast, lunch and dinner inside the Inn featuring European-inspired cuisine.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, 4916 John R. Rd., Troy, MI 48085, 248.688.9178. A casual cookery with breakfast and lunch staples like pancakes, crepes, and burgers.

Grand Tavern Troy, 1317 Coolidge Hwy., Troy, MI 48084, 248.458.3200, grandtaverntroy.com. Try Grand Tavern’s eclectic menu of big burgers, BBQ salmon, rib eye steaks, soups salads, sandwiches, appetizers and drinks.

Grand Traverse Pie Company, 1446 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.458.0322, gtpie.com. Grand Traverse is a chain serving sweet and savory pies and classic café fare.

Granite City Food & Brewery, 699 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI, 48084, 248.519.1040, gcfb.com.  Casual chain eatery with an American comfort food menu and craft beers brewed on-site.

Java N Byte, 1441 W. Long Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48098, 586.823.9452, java-n-byte.square.site. Java N Byte has a menu of fresh, made-to-order healthy breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

Jay Jay’s Bistro, 2995 E. Long Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48085, 248.817.5399, jayjaysbistro.com. Easygoing restaurant offering a selection of all-day Mediterranean and American fare.

Jelly and Jams, 811 W. Square Lake Rd., Troy, MI 48098, jellyandjams.com. A sisters-owned catering company with delicious homemade meals.

Jonny Cakes Café, 4916 John R. Rd., MI 48085, 248.688.9178. Casual spot for breakfast and lunch must-haves like pancakes, crepes and burgers.

Kona Grill – Troy, 30 E. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248.619.9060, konagrill.com. This chain features a New American menu including low-calorie options, sushi, and cocktails.

Lukich’s Family Dining, 3900 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248.528.9955, lukichdining.com. Lukich’s is known for its Polish and American comfort fare.

Maggiano’s Little Italy (Twenty 75 Office Center), 2089 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.205.1060, maggianos.com. Italian fare served family-style in a semi-upscale space.

New York Burgers and Grill (in Northfield Commons Associates LLC), 2089 W. South Blvd., Troy, MI 48098, 248.879.6800, newyorkburgersandgrill.com. New York Burgers and Grill features food from many different parts of the world, serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner all day.

Pudge’s Place Deli & Café, 4927 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 248.689.9310:” A deli and café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all day.

Recipes Restaurant, 2919 Crooks Rd., Troy, MI 48084. Prominent brunch pick with eclectic American meals.

Romira’s City Grill, 2891 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.280.0200, romirasconeyisland.com. Low-key restaurant offering American fare, including burgers, sandwiches, and breakfast all day.

Seasons 52, 1000 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.362.9752, seasons52.com. Seasons 52 has a rotating menu of seasonal American dishes alongside international wines.

Shine Café, 6024 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48085, 248.720.2000, shinecafetroy.com. Simply the best brunch and lunch plates around.

Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill, 155 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.925.4730, stoneyriver.com. Comfortable, lodge-like chain steaks, seafood, and an innovative wine list.

The Breakfast Club of Troy, 3672 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248.422.6938, breakfastclubtroy.com. TBC serves all of your breakfast and brunch favorites.

The Hills City Grille, 2940 Rochester Rd., Troy, MI 48083, 248.528.1620. American classics served 24/7 with a full bar.

The Maple Leaf Restaurant, 110 W. Maple Rd., Troy, MI 48084, 248.273.5600, mapleleaftroy.com. Family-owned restaurant featuring familiar diner fare, including an extensive breakfast menu.

Yard House, 950 W. Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 48084, 248.273.0126, yardhouse.com. High-end sports-bar chain with New American fare and large list of draft beers.

No matter where you find yourself the next time your craving hits, one of these places is bound to be nearby.  So, grab your crew and get ready to find your new favorite brunch and brew spot along the Woodward Corridor today!


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