Local Dining

The Redford’s location in the far northwest corner of Detroit is a considerable drive from most restaurants located in the City of Detroit. The only restaurants within walking distance of the Redford are fast food establishments plus the Motor City Java House and Sweet Potato Sensations. Both Motor City Java House and Sweet Potato Sensations have sandwiches to eat in or carry out. There are such fast food eateries as: KFC, McDonald’s, and Wendy’s around the corner on Grand River Avenue. There are a number of places to dine in nearby suburbs. Here is a sampling of what is available:

Locally-Owned Eating Establishments
Mama Mia. Located on Beech Road at Grand River. Italian menu. Moderate prices. The restaurant has been serving delicious food at the same location for several decades.

Canterbury Palace. 27281 Grand River (313)534-5454. Neighborhood family-owned diner. An area favorite for many years. Inexpensive.

El Nibble Nook. Located on Grand River at 8 Mile Road. A local favorite for many years. Mexican menu, adult beverages. Moderate prices.

Koney Island Inn. Located on 7 Mile at Middlebelt. Located in Livonia Mall for many years, now in its own brand-new building on the property of the newly named Livonia Marketplace. Beer and wine available.

The Redford Grill. 25800 5 Mile Road at Beech Daly (313)535-7765. Family atmosphere, full menu, reasonable prices. Open 24 hours.

Corsi’s. Seven Mile between Inkster and Middlebelt. Family-owned. Italian menu. Excellent pizza and antipasto. Daily specials, moderate prices, adult beverages.

Leon’s Family Dining. Seven Mile between Inkster and Middlebelt.  Full menu diner. A local favorite. Reasonable prices.

House of Leon Restaurant. The Leon’s above was so popular, they opened another right across the street. Daily specials and special senior citizen meals. All meals include Leon’s soup bar. Banquet area. Moderate prices.

Steve’s Family Dining. 15800 Middlebelt Road (between 5 and 6 Mile). (734) 425-9800. Full menu plus Polish specialties. Reasonable prices. Adult beverages. Entire restaurant is non-smoking.

Brass Pointe. Orchard Lake Road north of 10 Mile. Full menu featuring broasted chicken and Mexican dishes. Adult beverage service available. Banquet room.

Scotty Simpson’s Fish and Chips. 22200 Fenkell (Five Mile) west of Lahser. (313)533-0950. A Detroit landmark since 1950 with great fish and reasonable prices. (cash only)

Rainbow Restaurant. Farmington and 9 Mile Roads. Chinese menu. Family-run. Reasonable prices.

Ram’s Horn Restaurant. Grand River west of Orchard Lake Road.

Vegan Soul West. 19614 Grand River east of Evergreen. Soul food, vegan, vegetarian. Moderate prices.

Maty’s African Cuisine. 21611 Grand River east of Lahser. Senegalese. Moderate prices.

Happy Garden. 25854 6 Mile west of Beech. Chinese.  Under $10.

Chain Eating Establishments
McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, Wendy’s, White Castle are all located near the Grand River-Inkster-8 Mile Road triangle. Supper at one of these plus a movie and popcorn at the Redford will make one of the most reasonable evenings out you will find anywhere.

I-96 (Schoolcraft) and Middlebelt area: Bob Evans, International House of Pancakes, Olive Garden, Outback.

I-275 and 7 Mile Road area: Macaroni Grill, Gaucho Steak House,Alexander’s, Champp’s, Bahama Breeze, Andiamo’s, P.F. Chaing’s.

7 Mile & Middlebelt area: Burger King,Wendy’s, Arby’s. A Good places when you are in a hurry or on a budget.

Leo’s. 8 Mile Road east of Farmington Rd. Large menu, great Coneys. Inexpensive.

A & W Drive-In. One of the last remaining old-style drive-in restaurants where they bring the food to your car. Grand River near Orchard Lake Road. Closed in the winter.

Do you have other favorites within a short drive of the Redford?

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