Our Guide to Enjoying Southeast MI Like a Local

I'm excited to have you here enjoying our area! Please use my curated guide to for tips for a more enjoyable visit and to discover my favorite local places to eat, drink, shop & experience. Enjoy!

Our Local Favorites


Cafe Muse

Comfort food with a twist
418 S Washington Ave, Royal Oak
WHAT TO TRY: The Ricotta & Lemon Pancakes are next-level!

Charlie’s Restaurant

American restaurant
29084 Campbell Rd, Madison Heights
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Awesome breakfast!

Barrio Cocina y Tequileria

Mexican restaurant
550 Forest Ave, Plymouth
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Fantastic summer patio, superb cuisine, and delightful atmosphere

Compari’s on the Park

Italian restaurant
350 S Main St, Plymouth
WHY WE RECOMMEND: Exceptional pizza and pasta in charming downtown Plymouth

Sidecar Slider Bar

Bar & grill
340 N Main St, Plymouth


Detroit pizza restaurant
22812 Woodward Ave, Ferndale
LOCAL'S NOTE: Essential Detroit deep dish. Spacious outdoor patio in downtown Ferndale

Shiro Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Japanese restaurant
43180 West Nine Mile Rd, Novi
WHAT WE LOVE: Incredible sushi, dine-in or takeout. Guaranteed satisfaction

Vinsetta Garage

American restaurant
27799 Woodward Ave, Berkley
WHAT YOU HAVE TO TRY: Baby Kale Salad w/ chicken breast and the Smoked Wings!

The Morrie

American restaurant
511 S Main St, Royal Oak
LOCAL'S TIP: Kid friendly. Delicious Saturday and Sunday Brunch!

Jim’s Frostie Treats

Ice cream shop
1528 E 11 Mile Rd, Royal Oak


Atomic Coffee

Coffee shop
401 S Main St, Royal Oak
LOCAL'S TIP: For a spicy treat, try the Mexican Mocha!

Seven Sundays Coffee

Coffee shop
225 S Main St, Royal Oak

Hermann’s Olde Town Grille

Restaurant & bar
195 W Liberty St, Plymouth

Griffin Claw Brewing Co.

Local brewery
575 S Eton St, Birmingham

Ale Mary’s

Beer bar & restaurant
316 S Main St, Royal Oak

Royal Oak Brewery

Brew pub
215 E 4th St, Royal Oak
LOCAL'S TIP: $8 growler fills on Tuesdays

Sedona Taphouse

American restaurant
198 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy
LOCAL'S TIP: Great Happy Hour

Gusoline Alley

Dive Bar
309 S Center St, Royal Oak
LOCAL'S TIP: Cheap beers, good drinks, and a jukebox

The Side Bar

Bar & grill
116 W Fourth St, Royal Oak
LOCAL'S TIP: Happy Hour weekdays 2-6pm

Things to Do

Detroit Axe

Axe Throwing
344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale

The Hub Stadium

Game & entertainment center
44325 W 12 Mile Rd, Novi

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Comedy Club
310 S Troy St, Royal Oak

Detroit Zoo

8450 W 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Genitti’s Hole in the Wall

Dinner theater and event space
108 E Main St, Northville
WHY WE LOVE: They have some great family friendly shows.


Eastern Market

Flea/street market
2934 Russell St, Detroit

The Rust Belt Market

Weekend marketplace & event venue
22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale

Royal Oak Farmers Market

Weekly Farm Market - Saturdays 7am - 1pm
316 E 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak

Julian Brothers

Italian bakery & deli
518 S Rochester Rd, Clawson
WHY WE LOVE: Great cakes and delicious pizza!

Joe Randazzo’s Fruit & Vegetable Market

Fruit & Vegetable Market
5240 E Outer Dr, Detroit

Somerset Collection

Shopping mall
2800 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy



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~ Chris