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5 Detroit Burgers that Don’t Suck

I was talking to  a friend the other day and we were discussing what Detroit Restaurants and bars had the best burgers.  For most, it is very easy.  For others like me it is very difficult to name just one place who has the Best Hamburger in Detroit.  I personally have different favorites for the different type of hamburger I may want and where I might be on a given day.  I think the only thing my favorite hamburgers in Detroit have in common are cheese and bacon.  This list will be added to and revised as I visit more Detroit Restaurants and bars.  So here is my  list of 5 hamburgers in Detroit that don’t suck.

Sandy’s by the Beech is a long time Redford staple and the burgers are so fresh and juicy.  When I am here I like to order the Bacon Cheeseburger with Cheddar, what you add to it after that is completely up to you.  1/2 lb burger with fries $7.95.

sandys

Eclipse Hamburgers located in Sterling Heights is a nice burger joint.  Here I order my burger with Bacon and White Cheddar.  Again, whatever you do to your burger after that is up to you, given the numerous toppings from which they have to choose.  They 1/2 lb burger, fries and drink for $8.99 and they do deliver.

eclipse

Jay’s Stuffed Hamburgers in Downtown Plymouth is a fast favorite of mine.  I love how they stuff the cheese and toppings inside the burger (hence the name).  Here I like to get the All American which is stuffed with Cheddar Cheese (other options are available) served on a toasted Brioche bun.

jays-burger

When I am in the Royal Oak/ Clawson area I like to stop in at Tavern on the Main.  Here the Tavern on the Main Burger is my selection, a 1/2 lb burger, bacon and Swiss cheese on a Brioche bun always hits the spot.

tavern

Shelby Pub & Grill in Shelby Township is an East Side favorite for me.  Here I like to get The Works Burger, 1/2 lb burger, with bacon, mushrooms, onions, Swiss and American cheese on a Brioche bun.  I also like to upgrade to the Waffle Fries.

shelby

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A Good Time to be Had for All at Plymouth’s Penn Grill

The Penn Grill & Bar located on the north side of Penniman Avenue, in Downtown Plymouth is a great spot to meet up with friends, dine, drink or just have a good time.  The fun atmosphere complete with large high-top tables and eight flat-screen televisions is the perfect place to catch any game.

The Penn Grill has plenty of fun for the non-sports fan as well, including Keno and a digital jukebox.  Monday is Karaoke night and be sure to stop by on Tuesdays to participate in Trivia.

The Penn Grill & Bar offers a wide variety of bottled & draft beers, the menu is full of items for everyone to enjoy, with specials offered throughout the week.

Monday – 12 oz NY Strip – $10.95

Tuesday – Spaghetti & Meat Balls – $5.99

Wednesday – Half off Pizzas (dine in only)

Friday – Fish & Chips – $6.95

Monday – Friday Lunch Special- 1/2 Sandwich & soup – $4.95

Regardless of when you visit the Penn Grill & Bar, you will be sure to have a good time and a great meal!

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The 10 Best Places in Metro Detroit to Watch March Madness

10. Harry’s Detroit – Detroit 

Great spot Downtown Detroit. Specials, lots of TV’s and food is good.

9. Hermann’s Olde Town Grille – Plymouth –

Great spot in Plymouth, good beer selection, nice menu and specials.

8. Bailey’s Sports Grill – Dearborn –

Good food, lots of beers on tap, plenty of TV’s.

Tavern on The Main

7. Tavern on the Main – Clawson

Tavern burger, couple beers and games.

6. Gator Jake’s Bar & Grill – 

Good specials, lots of TV’s.

Rub BBQ Pub

5. Rub BBQ Pub – Detroit – 

BBQ and games. Plenty of beers to choose from and good specials.

Ironwood Grill in Plymouth

4. Ironwood Grill of Plymouth – Plymouth – 

Pizza is good, ribs are well prepared. Specials and lots of TV’s.Doc’s Sports Retreat

Doc's Sports Retreat

3. Doc’s Sports Retreat – Livonia – 

Food is good, specials are nice, plenty of TV’s to watch all the games on.

2. Dooley’s Tavern – Sterling Heights –

Pizza, Burgers, Beer and games.

1. Lakepointe Yacht Club – Livonia – 

No explanation needed.


Rub BBQ Pub – Sport’s Bar Atmosphere, Authentic BBQ

Rub BBQ Pub, located yards away from Comerica Park offers a lively sports bar atmosphere and a menu including St. Louis style ribs, beef brisket and pork, as well as sandwiches and steaks.

The most popular item on the menu is the St. Louis-style ribs.  Dry-rubbed with a spice and herb blend before cooking, the St. Louis-style ribs are cooked to perfection and served with two sides. At Rub BBQ Pub, they mix their own rubs and sauces from scratch using over 20 different varieties of herbs and spices, and the flavors really do show.

Rub’s sandwiches are served on a choice of a Brioche Roll or Texas toast and all are named after things Detroit.  On their menu, you find the “Kaline” beef brisket (smoked low and slow and topped with Rub Slaw) and the “Slim Shady” (pulled pork topped with Rub Slaw), all served with Fries.

Rub BBQ Pub offers 30 Beers on Tap(12 0f them Michigan Made) & More than 100 Bottle Beers(19 of them are Michigan Made). For those of you who may be up to the challenge, there is the 5lb. Burrito, including everything but the kitchen sink. If you can handle this monstrosity of a burrito, you’ll be the proud owner of a Rub BBQ Pub T-Shirt, limitless bragging rights, and a photo on the Rub Wall of Fame.

There isn’t a seat in the house without a good view of one of the 30 flat-screen TVs located throughout both rooms, all of which are displaying one sporting event or another at all times.  Rub BBQ Pub is a great place to meet up before or after the game and it’s the perfect place to get together with friends after work to unwind and watch the big game. 

 

At Detroit’s Rub BBQ Pub, there’s not a bad seat in the house and everything on their extensive, Detroit themed menu is out of this world.  Next time you’re downtown Detroit, stop in for some fantastic BBQ.  You’ll be happy you did.

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The Old Shillelagh – A Corktown Classic

The next stop on our historic tour of culinary Detroit is in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods, Corktown.  Founded by metro Detroit’s vast Irish-American population, Corktown is home to many traditional Irish Pubs, none more steeped in tradition than the Old Shillelagh.  So what characteristics do all Irish Pubs share?  What makes a bar worthy of calling itself an Irish Pub?  Despite the onslaught of bars around the city calling themselves “Irish Pubs” around St. Patrick’s Day, a true Irish Pubs must strictly follow a couple of strict rules.

  1. The “plastics” rule:  If, around St. Patrick’s Day, a bar has any sign of green plastic shamrocks, green plastic cups or anything green and plastic for that matter, it is not a true Irish Pub.
  2. The “green beer” rule:  Similar to the “plastics” rule, if, on St. Patrick’s Day, a bar serves any type of green beer that is not Miller Lite, the bar is not an Irish Pub.
Detroit's Old Shillelagh Irish Pub

Detroit's Old Shillelagh Irish PUb

With that said, few places in Detroit can proudly bear the name “Irish Pub”, but of those that do, one of Corktown’s favorites is The OldDetroit's Old Shillelagh Logo Shillelagh.  John Brady and Charlie Taylor opened the Old Shillelagh in February 1975 and the pub quickly became a success.  The third generation of Brady’s now runs The Old Shillelagh which has since been expanded to include a second floor.  A rowdy hangout year-round, the pub is packed to capacity from open to close during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Since its opening almost 35 years ago, the Old Shillelagh has remained true to its Irish roots by hosting authentic Irish bands, a large Irish (and non-Irish) clientele and, of course, corned-beef sandwiches.  A trip to Detroit simply isn’t complete without a visit to The Old Shillelagh, whether you’re Irish or not., This traditional Irish Pub has phenomenal food, an incredible beer selection, a lively, fun atmosphere, great live entertainment 7 days a week and to top it all off, a fantastic friendly and attentive staff. It is one of Detroit’s true culinary gems.

For more information about The Old Shillelagh, visit them at http://www.miflavor.com/detroit/restaurant/Old-Shillelagh_346. Also search for other fantastic Michigan eateries, read about daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and drink specials and even print coupons to various local bars and restaurants at michiganflavor.com – The place to go before you go out!