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“Favorite to locals for GREAT food and Mature nightlife” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Floods Bar & Grill

Floods Bar & Grill
Ranked #558 of 1,093 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Bar, Cajun & Creole, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Favorite to locals for GREAT food and Mature nightlife”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

First of all, although it's a bar, it's food is absolutely delicious! Soul food and creole food. The buffalo shrimp, lamb chops, fried chicken, the stir fry, all of the sides...amazing! The drinks are nice ;) On the weekends, talented live bands on one side and DJ playing old school, r&b and latest jams. People dancing. A lot of fun. Different days have different crowds. Wednesdays are packed. A certain day is for ball room dancers. Call to find out.

The best location, being right in the heart of the downtown/Greektown action. If you are visiting Detroit and in the mood for some urban fun GO!

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  • English first
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The Food is delish(once you get it)!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I love Floods and have been going for years for the best fried chicken, greens, mac n cheese and shrimp. The food is consistent and delicious, however the service lately has left a bit to be desired. There never seems to be enough wait staff and once you have ordered it seems to take forever to get your food delivered. I will not stop coming, but if they could just add a few more servers on the busy nites, that would really be wonderful!! The bar scene however is still as phenomenal as it has always been and the people watching is even better!

  • Visited August 2013
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Detroit, MI
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Always a Detroit favorite!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012 via mobile

I love live music and this is the place for it, after nine. If you don't like a band, the back room has a DJ. Everyones happy and even happier with soul food. Its actually a mixed crowd that has drink specials and happy hour four to seven. Cover is five dollars after eight and valet is five dollars or you can park at Greektown casino and walk over for free. Always a good people watching spot. Get there early to get a seat at either bar.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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MI & MD
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“A Great Time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2010

Floods has been around for years for good reason. The food is some of the best soul food in the city. You can always catch great live music. And the atmosphere is friendly and lively. It's just a good quality time. Ideal for the sophisticated crowd.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank sdsreview
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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The great ambience matched the great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2009

My friends and I enjoyed our short trip to Detroit and wanted a nice place to eat near our hotel. We heard Flood's was great for a no frills dinner, great food at reasonable prices. We were skeptical of the "soul food" categorization because we all have had great soul food and didn't think it would live up to our expectations. It did! The yams were excellent, jumbo shrimp seasoned well, the macaroni & cheese great too! Service was good after we seated ourselves. Our only gripe was that there was no indication when we entered that we should seat ourselves (unlike most restaurants) so we stood there confused for a couple minutes.

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