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downtown restaurants

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staying at ren center and attending tigers game. good place to eat without straying too far.

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Just one meal? Lunch or dinner? Who will be there (guys outing, couple, family with kids, etc.)? Budget?

Detroit, MI
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Mosaic in Greektown is good (expensive), but in walking distance. There is always Seldom Blues and Coach Insignia in the RenCen - also expensive. Other options: Andiamos in Rencen and Tom's Oyster Bar on Jefferson Ave. (across street from Rencen). If you can drive or take a cab - go to Slow's Barbeque (approx 3 miles away on MIchigan Ave.) - in Corktown - not the most asthetically pleasing neighborhood - but the food is AMAZING!!!!!Eat the mac-n-cheese and ribs. My husband is a suburbanite who generally refuses to go downtown (which is crazy) - but never misses a chance to go to Slows. Union Street Pub in Midtown (3 miles north of Ren Cen) also has very good food. MGM grand - drive from Ren Cen - has 3 good restaurants - Saltwater, Bourbon, and an Emirile restaurant.

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If you want to head over to the MGM Casino you don't have to take a car or cab. You can hop the people mover at the Ren Cen (50 cents) and take it to the Times Square stop. From there it is about a 3 block walk.

There are a lot of great restaurants downtown but it would be helpful to know what type you are searching for. If you are looking for bar type food you can go to Chelis or Hockeytown which are both next to Comerica however both will be busy on game day. There is a Hard Rock Cafe along Woodward between the Ren Cen & Comerica. Greektown has several great options such as Fishbones, Pegasus & Sweet Georgia Browns (this one is a bit pricey). I also heard that Locos (mexican) near greektown is good too.

Detroit, Michigan
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Hi, coast. Good suggestions already.. Other choices possibly:

Fusia in Asian Village next door to the Ren Cen.

Vicente's (Cuban restaurant) Library and Farmer. you could take the People mover ... geez... can't remember which stop it is....

It would help if we knew budget, tastes, breakfast, lunch, dinner?????

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Sweet Georgia Brown's is absolutely wonderful! Yes, it is pricey, but the food, service and jazz entertainment make for a great evening. Moms

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I agree with the poster who suggest Slows, it's one of my faves in Detroit. I'l also a big fan of Baile Corcaigh, it's an Irish restaurant/pub near Slows and old Tiger Stadium.


There is also Mexican town if you like Mexican food. There is a ton of contruction area, but is easy to get to from the Ren Cen. Los Galanes are my faves, but there plethora of other Mexican Restaurants.


If you don't feel like driving then I would stick to Greektown and check out Pegaus for Greek food, Loco Bar for Mexican, Pizzapopalis for pizza.

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I like Detroit Beer Co. just a short walk from Comerica Park--and on your way to or from the stadium. They have a reworked menu too.


The Detroit Dwarf and Detroit Red, both dark ales are divine.

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