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Local Kitchen and Bar

344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
+1 248-291-5650
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“candied bacon” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“banh mi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

very funky that looks great--some old weathered pieces that fit right in with the place & neighborhood--fun to walk down 9 mile with all of the cute shops--the meal was good--service was good--ambiance was outstanding--

Thank al-diana
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Honestly, our experience here was bad, all the way around. We had 6 women meet here for lunch. The only reason I am rating as average is because it is nice to eat outdoors in Downtown Ferndale. Food, not very good. Service, awful. They brought...More

1  Thank PShall
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Local's menu changes regularly, so make sure to check ahead to make sure there are dishes that speak to you. The cozy interior and always burning fireplace are a great backdrop to upscale, casual dinning in Ferndale. Last I ate at Local, I enjoyed a...More

1  Thank SMDavis2
Reviewed 26 May 2015

I can't say I disliked anything. The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, and they had a great selections of wines. Can't think of anything I didn't like.

Thank eakfs
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Went Tuesday with a reservation for 7pm. Arrived at about 655pm. No table. Sat at the bar about 5-10 mins before bartender acknowledged us. Drinks were good. Our table was ready by 730. They did comp 2 apps for the lateness. Beet salad was good....More

1  Thank baraboll
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Nice casual, yet with some adultness, vibe to this place. We made a reservation, through the 30-min ahead call-in option for the wait list, and we were seated right away. We shared a apple salad, excellent wine selections, and ordered the mac and cheese entree...More

Thank oreomau27
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I have been to Local twice now. Both times, I came away with a good but not special feeling. Setting is comfortable, bar serves a great selection of drinks and micro brew beer. Martina's are a good pour and served in a solid, heavy glass...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 4 March 2015

Love the Champs on Tap! Fireplaces very cozy on a cold winter's evening. My out of town guest chose the restaurant from several options I provided. We both enjoyed our meals - Turkey Meatloaf and Skate Frites. Decent value, cozy atmosphere. Service was fairly good....More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 3 March 2015

My wife and I ate there with friends on a Friday night. It was our first time there. As we had a party of 9, we had made reservations. They advertise themselves as having comfort food in a comfortable atmosphere, which is what we got....More

Thank myrickbrian
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I have been here twice for lunch, and both times our food was not anything special. The first time we had salads, which were just boring and the dressing did not seem home made. The second time we all had a variety including, fried green...More

Thank Bgmorrow60
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16 July 2016|
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Response from Lute Q | Reviewed this property |
When I was there in April, the fireplace was gas or electric so no smell of smoke.
26 October 2015|
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Response from sunnie7 | Reviewed this property |
Casual , whatever you want really. It's Ferndale, it's hip it's funky. Wear what ever as long as you aren't nude.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-291-5650
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