Local food in the city hits differently. Though, sometimes you’re thinking of your favorite Detroit staples when the crickets are chirping! The best late-night restaurants in Detroit are open for those loyal to the city even when lights go down. We’ve minimized your time searching by providing a variety of places that are both classic and modern as well as American. However, each always serves up its own little Motor City twist.
Detroitisit rounded up a spicy list of late-night eats in Detroit that you can trust to fill your belly and satisfy your cravings.
Location: 1777 3rd Ave Detroit, MI 48226.
AMERICAN CONEY ISLAND AND LAFAYETTE CONEY ISLAND
We couldn’t include a list of the best late-night restaurants open in Detroit without the local classic, Lafayette Coney Island. You get the best of both worlds with these two right next to each other. You can’t go wrong with late-night eats in Detroit than the Detroit staple coney dog. Pig out! We trust you’ll get everything on it– chili, mustard, onion, and chili-cheese fries. You’ll hear and taste the history of Detroit when visiting one of these Coney Islands, which will have you returning soon!
Location: 118 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226.
THE ELEPHANT ROOM
You could go bar-crawling at your favorite bars or hop over to this dark, upscale bar for some appetizers, drinks, or a full dinner! Casual dining and dress with main American menu items, such as the Rio Grande Shrimp, Greek Calamari (feta, kalamata, mild pepper, red sauce), or Perch Dinner. They also have Crispy Cauliflower for vegans. It’s a great environment for comfort food in the neighborhood. Click HERE to make a reservation.
Location: 439 Congress St E, Detroit, MI 48226.
If your looking for a classic diner, open 24 hours, in Detroit when the craving hits, then Duly’s Place is your home. Detroiters have enjoyed this legendary old-fashioned diner for a filling breakfast for over 90 years. Though, you can also scarf down some chili dogs if the mood suits you. They serve the best Coney in Detroit, according to Duly staff. Let them treat you like a close pal and treat you even further with generous prices. Who doesn’t love Duly’s? They aren’t going anywhere soon as long as you keep supporting them. They accept payments through cash only.
Locations: 5458 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209.
Do the hours sound good enough for your late-night eats in Detroit? Sweet, right? Sweetwater Tavern is there for your cravings. The original location is one of Motor City’s oldest buildings. Sweetwater is a Detroit staple that simplifies flavor options by specializing in only one to stand out. It’s no wonder this is considered Michigan’s best wing. Locally-sourced meat is where it’s at! Yes, their meat is straight from the Eastern Market. Have a favorite like “the big pig”, their own pulled-pork sandwich. Select from traditional or modern fare along with irresistible drinks. Click HERE to visit their site and see their other Detroit locations, including Harper Ave. They offer online ordering and catering as well.
Locations: Downtown-400 E Congress St Detroit, MI 48226.
McNichols Rd-15640 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48235.
We love Detroit food and its history. This is your go-to for juicy burgers with a side of onion rings or fries at Telway Hamburgers in Southwest Detroit. We had to include this burger joint that’s ideal for takeaways because not everyone has the energy to sit down to wait for their meal at night. Find your fix near the intersection of Michigan Ave and Martin St. Open 24 hours, coffee is the highlight. They have Coneys for $2.53 along with Chili Fries, or just take a Donut-Roll and be on your way. Click HERE to view their main menu. Call the restaurant to order.
Location: 6820 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210.
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