Two to try in Michigan

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Wistah
Cheeseburger
2003/09/16 19:44:19
I grew up in SE Michigan, and returned recently for a visit. I rediscovered two of my favorite burger joints.

Krazy Jims Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor is incredible. They had not changed a bit in the 20 plus years since I had last eaten there. They fry up little "sliders" on the grill (1/10 pound each), and then they put 2,3,4, or 5 of them on a full size bun. So you order a "double", a "triple", "quad", or "quint".

Then they have an amazing array of toppings, bacon, fried egg, fried salami, different cheeses, etc, and your choice of roll.

Then in the Detroit area is Travis, a coffe shop in St Clair Shores. They used to be a small chain, don't know if any others exist now. Great little sliders, again this place hasn't changed in 30 years that I know of.


Penoose
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/10/08 01:47:00
Wistah writes:

>>Then in the Detroit area is Travis, a coffe shop in St Clair Shores. They used to be a small chain, don't know if any others exist now. Great little sliders, again this place hasn't changed in 30 years that I know of.<<

Travis is a fixture and a classic. Good call.

There are several places in the Detroit area where you can get similarly tasty little morsels: Hunter House in Birmingham, Telway, Bray's in Hazel Park, and my personal favorite, Geneva Burger. Best consumed while slightly intoxicated, these are the best sliders I've ever had...anywhere. Grilled onions and a greasy burger on a steamed bun...absolute perfection at Geneva. No one does it better.

Have you ever had Halo Burger (just north of Flint)?

I'll be sure to try Krazy Jim's next time in Ann Arbor...it sounds fantastic.

P.j.


Penoose
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/10/08 01:55:04
re: Bar Burgers

So what about the best $5 burgers in MI? Not $1 sliders with onions (which I love), but a thick 1/3 or 1/2 pound slab of decent meat. The kind of burger you can order "medium rare" if you are so inclined.

Personal fave is Little Tony's in Grosse Pointe Woods.

P.j.
TANFANRN
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/10/08 02:14:47
HOW ABOUT THE BURGERS AT MILLERS BAR IN DEARBORN. THEY'RE CONSISTENTLY VOTED THE BEST IN DETROIT. THE BUNS ARE STEAMED ON TOP OF THE BURGER WHILE IT COOKS. THE PLACE IS USUALLY PACKED ON WEEKENDS. I ALSO LIKE THE BAR BURGERS FROM WHEAT AND RYE, ALLEN PARK BAR AND MCNASTYS IN NEW BOSTON. FOR SLIDERS BATES BURGERS ARE WONDERFULLY GREASY.
Penoose
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/10/08 12:53:44
Somehow - inexplicably - I still haven't had a burger at Miller's Bar. Maybe I'll go this week.

P.j.
aimala66
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/07 09:59:43
really liked miller's when i tried it saturday. i think penoose would agree....

and what a place! this unpretentious and perfectly retro blonde wood bar serving beer, burgers and fries or onion rings to a crowd of what looks to me like dedicated regulars.

and what's even cooler is if you mention this place to anyone. the response is "ooohhhh...yeah. millers." with this quiet, respectful awe. it's legendary. everyone is either a true believer or is aware of it's greatness.

it's like the johnny cash of bar burger joints.

aim

p.s. the only thing that would send it over the edge for me is if they would actually grill the onions...i asked and they wouldn't. but it's not like i can't enjoy a burg sans grilled o's.

thanks for the suggestion!!!!!
aimala66
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/07 10:02:19
hmm...why did it post me three times?

sorry
joetank
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/07 18:17:38
Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger (known to us Ann Arborites simply as "Blimpy's", the sub chain be d**ned) is my favorite burger place bar none. My order there is a triple, cheddar and blue cheese, grilled onions, regular roll, mustard, mayo, and ketchup.

Another good burger place nearby is the Full House on Ecorse in Ypsilanti. They make a half-pound "Ace Burger" that's ok, but in my opinion the little "Deuce Burgers" are the best thing they have.



joetank
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/07 18:25:22
I also have fond memories of the Bray's chain. I know there's a newer one still open on Ford Road in Westland or Garden City, but are any of the old-school ones with the donkey statues still around?
DinoS
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/08 12:33:00
quote:
Originally posted by Wistah

I grew up in SE Michigan, and returned recently for a visit. I rediscovered two of my favorite burger joints.

Krazy Jims Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor is incredible.



Spent my first year in Ann Arbor in West Quad just around the corner from Krazy Jim's. That was 35 years ago. My mouth's watering just thinking about a Blimpy burger. (2 patties, american cheese, grilled onions-nothing else)
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2003/11/09 22:32:33
quote:
Originally posted by Penoose

re: Bar Burgers

So what about the best $5 burgers in MI? Not $1 sliders with onions (which I love), but a thick 1/3 or 1/2 pound slab of decent meat. The kind of burger you can order "medium rare" if you are so inclined.

Personal fave is Little Tony's in Grosse Pointe Woods.

P.j.


I suggest trying Lena Lous in Ada (Just east of Grand Rapids). They have a 5 dollar burger to die for! Forget ordering frys, takes all you have just to eat the burger... Another good joint is the Grandvilla Dungeon in Grandville (Just west of Grand Rapids), Main meals served are Mexican, but order a Dungeon Burger (2 1/3lb burgers on 3 slices of Texas Toast)...
jm3amdg
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2004/06/28 19:43:42
Great suggestions for folks on the east side of the state, but can anyone help me find a really great hamburger on the west side of the state, specifically in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek/Marshall/Coldwater area?
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2004/06/28 21:30:10
quote:
Originally posted by jm3amdg

Great suggestions for folks on the east side of the state, but can anyone help me find a really great hamburger on the west side of the state, specifically in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek/Marshall/Coldwater area?


Jm,
Try The Flame Restaurant in downtown Kalamazoo. I didn't eat one there, but the ones they were serving looked scrumptuous. It's on the eastbound one-way street that y's back into the westbound at Bell's Brewery.
Hungrily, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
thafunkyone
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2004/06/29 01:46:32
I grew up in Battle Creek, here are a couple good ones. My favorite is Barney's Bar in Bedford, out M-37 towards Hastings. It's about 15 minutes out of town. Definately worth the trip. BC Burger on Calhoun Street runs a very very close 2nd, open for lunch only. It's right down by the Battle Creek Central High School. My friend Derek owns it. Actually BC Burger wins in Burgers, but no fries...:( Another good one is The Stagecoach in Marshall, They have a great ostrich burger, along with their other bar in Battle Creek, The Griffon, which is downtown. I live in NC now, and have only found one burger as good as any of these here, although the BBQ down here more than makes up. Happy eating.
jm3amdg
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2004/06/29 19:10:18
Thanks very much for the suggestions. I'll try them all ASAP.
MissJ
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2004/07/14 18:22:42
I went to Western Mich. Univ in Kalamazoo and had great burgers at a bar/pool hall. They were served with green olives and a tasty dressing. I wonder if it still exists. Sorry, I can't remember the name.
banjoplayer21
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/05/23 23:58:11
hey ya'll the bray's in westland, mich., on ford road is still open, there used to be one in romulus, they sold and destroyed the one in dearborn hieghts on inkster and ford roads.. tasty..
Rustywolf
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/05/24 13:01:49
In the Muskegon area, try The Station on Broadway in Roosevelt Park. Their "regular" burger is as big as a plate. Their "huge" burger easily feeds two. Someone needs to show them how French fries are made, however.
ardee
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/11 18:59:03
quote:
Originally posted by thafunkyone

... Another good one is The Stagecoach in Marshall, They have a great ostrich burger... Happy eating.

I really no longer recommend "the Coach", as the Stagecoach Inn is called. It has changed hands pretty frequently over the past few years, and while the burgers are still pretty good, they are no longer what they used to be. The best burgers in Marshall (actually, just outside of town) are now at the Marshall Moonraker, 2 miles south of the circle.

I can remember several years ago when local people would call in an order for burgers to go at the Coach and call in an order for fries to go at Rogers' Lounge, which had the best french fries in town. They would then pick their orders and take them home to chow down.

Miller's Timeout at Helmer Road & I-94 in Battle Creek has a pretty good burger.
HiredGoon
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 08:58:32
At "Wealthy St. Grill" in east Grand Rapids you can get a burger, drink and fries for $5. Their burgers are good, but their fries are great.
Rapunzll
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 11:15:21
My brother loves Blimpy Burgers, but also says that the Box Bar in Plymouth does a good burger.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 12:24:25
quote:
Originally posted by HiredGoon

At "Wealthy St. Grill" in east Grand Rapids you can get a burger, drink and fries for $5. Their burgers are good, but their fries are great.


Hey Goon, is that over towards the Eastown area?
HiredGoon
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 13:06:54
quote:
Originally posted by UncleVic

quote:
Originally posted by HiredGoon

At "Wealthy St. Grill" in east Grand Rapids you can get a burger, drink and fries for $5. Their burgers are good, but their fries are great.


Hey Goon, is that over towards the Eastown area?



Yeah, at the intersection of Wealthy and Lake across the street from Wolfgang's.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 13:11:48
Thanks... Thought the name looked familiar... But usually have my radar locked on Yesterdog (or Smittys)..
HiredGoon
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 13:14:06
As far as burgers in Grand Rapids, "The Koppertop" on the westside at the intersection of 4th St. and Stocking Ave. has some good burgers too.
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/12 16:23:03
All you MSU'ers, how about some burger advice for E. Lansing, especially about a few miles east on the main drag from MSU (near the Circuit City).
lennonlover2005
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2005/12/29 09:54:45
Krazy Jim's is still around and if you visit after a snowstorm, they make snow bear sculptures outside right below their front window. I recently went there and told them about the web postings here and elsewhere about their place. They loved it....They said they are popular with the Brits who hit Ann Arbor Mi...(because of the big three auto companies and the University of Michigan)You have to order in a special way...be ready and know what you want ASAP so as to not to "piss off" the cook...(it's a gag really) Look out for the sassy African-American woman....she made me laugh my head off once when she "yelled" at a woman who did not get the joke...(out of towner!!! LOL)They have great soda drinks as well...(we say "POP" in Michigan) but drink only Vernor's...World's best Ginger ale!
lennonlover2005
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/02/23 22:06:56
Two burger places to try....Ypsilanti which is near to Ann Arbor...Sidetrack's in depot town area of Ypsi...they were voted one of the top ten burgers in the USA. Also there is Bill Thomas Haloburgers in Flint MI. They have several around town, but the first and best one is the one on Saginaw Street with the Vernor's elfs on the mural outside of the restaurant. Get a double with cheese and olives!
garryd451
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/02/23 22:52:50
quote:
Originally posted by jm3amdg

Great suggestions for folks on the east side of the state, but can anyone help me find a really great hamburger on the west side of the state, specifically in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek/Marshall/Coldwater area?


B&J Pub
Lake Street
Niles, Mich

Try the Pub Burger, it's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/03/05 12:42:31
quote:
Originally posted by lennonlover2005

Two burger places to try....Ypsilanti which is near to Ann Arbor...Sidetrack's in depot town area of Ypsi...they were voted one of the top ten burgers in the USA. Also there is Bill Thomas Haloburgers in Flint MI. They have several around town, but the first and best one is the one on Saginaw Street with the Vernor's elfs on the mural outside of the restaurant. Get a double with cheese and olives!


Both places have a great burger. Sidetrack is a really nice place to meet up with friends for a beer.


quote:
Originally posted by Rapunzll

My brother loves Blimpy Burgers, but also says that the Box Bar in Plymouth does a good burger.


Blimpy burger is fantastic!
(click link below to enlarge photo to read menu)




As far as The Box Bar, their food is ok ... but their beer selection at over 650 beers is worth travelling for!

.
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/03/05 12:59:49
I've nothing to add (I live far away), but just want to note that this is just a pleasant and very civil thread. Not common these days!
VuduHippy
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/03/10 02:11:18
quote:
Originally posted by joetank

I also have fond memories of the Bray's chain. I know there's a newer one still open on Ford Road in Westland or Garden City, but are any of the old-school ones with the donkey statues still around?



Though never eaten at Bray's, there is still an "old-school" one in Hazel Park, MI on John R. Rd & 9 Mile that still has the donkey statue on the roof!
dews
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/05/08 19:41:08
the Goat burger at the Bloated Goat in Fowlerville (yes it is 100% beef!!!) and the Big C burger 3/4 # burger at Clydes Drive ins in the Upper Penninsula, honorable mention to The 1# burger at Timber Charlies in Newberry
Michigander
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/05/16 16:57:13
One of my favorite burgers is a place called Burger Street in Flint. It's on Hill Road between US-23 and I-475 (1 mile from my office, so I eat there regularly). A little drive through place that may seat a dozen people, but they make very good burgers. I reccomend the cheeseburger with everything, but my wife likes the mushroom-Swiss. Order it with Vernors Ginger Ale.

Another good one is Jumbos Bar in Owosso. Locally famous burgers for many years, they are on Washington Street a couple blocks south of M-21.

I'm going to try the Bloated Goat. I've driven by there many times, but never stopped.
Sfreader
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/05/17 13:45:24
The Big C at Clyde's is great, but I _think_ it is over the $5 limit.

If we are staying over the limit, I would include teh Paul Bunyan Burger at the Antlers in Sault Ste Marie.

Keith

PS: Clyde's also does a nice perch sandwich.
Michigandriveins
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/06/07 21:36:39
quote:
Originally posted by Oneiron339

All you MSU'ers, how about some burger advice for E. Lansing, especially about a few miles east on the main drag from MSU (near the Circuit City).


Try Nip 'N Sip on the north side of Lansing, it's an old drive-in that hasn't changed a bit in 30+ years I've been going there. The Doubleburger is fantastic. More info at http://www.michigandriveins.com/driveinrestaurants.asp
lennonlover2005
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/07/10 01:26:19
We have been to a great place called Carter's in Dearborn on Outer Drive. It used to be a part of a small chain in the Detroit area. This place is so cool...it is 24 hours and has the greatest burgers! It has stools to sit on and you can drink Vernor's which is our state POP (soda to you other people)They have great onion rings...crispy and hot and tasty. There is one other one in another nearby suburb which we have not made it to yet!Ask for Deinse when you go there...she is the greatest!
masssheltie
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/07/25 18:56:24
I found Millers to be forgettable. The burger was tasteless, raw in the middle, and made from pre-made patties. To me, a good burger contains about a pound of beef, ground to order. The meat must be cooked rare to medium rare (not raw), and must be fatty enough to be juicy without swimming in grease (around 87% lean). The meat must be decent enough quality such that you don't need any condiments to make it tasty.

The atmosphere though was 1950s Detroit.

UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/07/26 03:15:08
I've suggested Lena Lous (Ada, MI) in the past. Had a fellow Roadfooder trek down there from Arizona to report back they dont have their kitchen open anymore.. What an insult.. Best burgers in town and they close down..

Anyways, been over a dozen years since I've been to this place, but the Choo Choo Grill (I think thats what its called) on Plainfield just north of Leonard St. (west side of the road) has a decent greasy burger (Grand Rapids).. It's an old train station thats been converted to a restraunt years ago. (Small red sliver of a building). Either way, everyone I talk to recomends this place, so it should be good...
mudslinger
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/15 13:38:11
Try the Red Coat Tavern at Woodward and 14 mile. Awesome burgers with a long list of toppings to choose from. Try the regular burger before you go crazy with exotic toppings. Do get the hand battered onion rings or mushrooms or maybe both. Millers doesn't come close IMO.
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/15 17:42:59
quote:
Originally posted by dews

the Goat burger at the Bloated Goat in Fowlerville (yes it is 100% beef!!!) and the Big C burger 3/4 # burger at Clydes Drive ins in the Upper Penninsula, honorable mention to The 1# burger at Timber Charlies in Newberry


I'm not familiar with the bloated goat but I did visit the Goat Farm in Novi/Walled Lake. The Goat Farm has lonnnng since become a Mr B's but long ago it really was a goat farm turned restaurant ... had a good burger too!
Michigander
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/18 09:28:19
Can someone refresh my fading memory? A couple of years ago, I stopped at a burger place, and I can't remember the name or exactly where it was. It was kind of a stand up, take-out joint, and the burgers had grilled onions with a sweetish sauce. It may have been on Middlebelt Rd., maybe somewhere around Grand River, but I don't know just which municipality it is located in. Does this sound familiar?
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/18 13:22:03
That would be Bates Hamburgers ... 9 mile rd./Middlebelt
There's another similar joint 2 miles away ... Greene's Hamburgers ... 10 mile/Orchard Lake Rd.

Both are great but Bates is my favorite.

Michigander
Hamburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/18 16:05:00
Thanks Sonny... I thought that it started with a B, but wasn't sure enough to mention it. These were very good, and had a different flavor than anything I've had before or since.
UncleVic
Sirloin
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 01:46:44
quote:
Originally posted by Michigandriveins

Try Nip 'N Sip on the north side of Lansing, it's an old drive-in that hasn't changed a bit in 30+ years I've been going there. The Doubleburger is fantastic. More info at http://www.michigandriveins.com/driveinrestaurants.asp


I used to have a burger at the Nip 'n Sip in Constatine by the Michigan Indiana border. Went there a couple years ago and they where locked up. (and still locked up)... Had a decent greasy burger, yet nothing spectacular. But in a sad way, I do miss them... Been hitting that little tavern since I've been a kid... Used to be our pit stop heading south.

gschwim
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 06:04:58
It's been years since I've been in Detroit, so I don't know if it's still there, but I used to love the burgers at the Bronx Bar on (if I remember correctly) Willis Ave.
gschwim
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 06:08:44
Oops! Just googled "Bronx Bar Detroit." Apparently, it's still there, but it's at 4476 Second Ave.:

http://detroit.metblogs.com/archives/2005/07/bronx_bar_burge.phtml
garryd451
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 08:48:13
You can't make a list of Great Hamburgers in Michgain without addding Redamak's of New Buffalo Michigan to the list. They are only open March first through October 31.

In the Summer 75% of the customers are from the Great Chicagoland Area!

lINK BELOW:


http://www.redamaks.com/site/index.htm
BTB
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 10:30:51
Redamak's in Southwest Michigan (New Buffalo) used to be great until they changed their ordering rules a couple of years ago and no longer allowed burgers cooked to order. All burgers come well done, although they say medium well. I, for one, will not eat a well done hamburger. There still are a large number of good places that have quality hamburger meat and serve it the way you want it, i.e. medium rare for me.
garryd451
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 21:21:01
quote:
Originally posted by BTB

Redamak's in Southwest Michigan (New Buffalo) used to be great until they changed their ordering rules a couple of years ago and no longer allowed burgers cooked to order. All burgers come well done, although they say medium well. I, for one, will not eat a well done hamburger. There still are a large number of good places that have quality hamburger meat and serve it the way you want it, i.e. medium rare for me.


This is what so great about America, I still love Redamak's!
gschwim
Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/19 23:04:13
I also used to love Greene's Hamburgers. Anyone know if the one on Seven Mile Rd. & Schaefer is still there?
Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/08/21 14:06:46
quote:
Originally posted by gschwim

I also used to love Greene's Hamburgers. Anyone know if the one on Seven Mile Rd. & Schaefer is still there?


I don't think so. There are no listings for it on infospace.
However, here is the url to a couple pages of photos of that Greene's and a number of other hamburger joints ...

http://www.roadsidepeek.com/roadusa/midwest/mweats/mwburger/index3.htm
(that Greene's is midway down the page)
http://www.agilitynut.com/eateries/7d.html
MissAndrea
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2006/09/20 13:20:35
Grew up in Royal Oak and went to undergrad at Wayne; but I spent many a night at the RedCoat Tavern at 13 and Woodward. Honest to God, I have eaten more burgers there than I care to admit...it's my hands-down favorite. Try the burnt onions on top with swiss or american, or maybe blue cheese. I love the RedCoat, I love the RedCoat, I love the RedCoat... Oh, I miss it.
heavy liquid
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2007/01/24 14:03:18
I just want to chime in and echo that both Greene's Hamburgers and Red Coat Tavern are wonderful. They're both very different.

Greene's are delicious little sliders. THey place the patty on the grill, let it cook for a bit and then press the cheese (if you ordered it) and a mound of super thin-sliced onion on top of it (you can get it without, if you don't like onion). They heat the buns on the grill next to it, and then slide it all together.

Red Coat Tavern has already been described above. They've been open for 35 years and many local people's favorite burger place. Their recipe hasn't changed at all. Amazing and delicious 1/2 burgers. You can choose from an enormous list of different toppings, sauces and cheese to have on your burger. You can also have your burger made with Piedmontese beef for $1 or $2 more, which tastes just as good IMO, and only has 5 grams of fat. Red Coat Tavern recently opened up Zinc Brasserie & Wine Bar in West Bloomfield (Orchard Lake & 15 Mile). They're more French cuisine, but also serve a "Red Coat Burger" which is just as good as the Woodward version. The only difference is that they don't have as many topping and cheese choices to choose from.

We recently went to Beau Jack's in Bloomfield Hills (15 Mile & Telegraph). Their burgers are really good, and they also now have the option of Piedmontese Beef, which seems to be catching on. Here's a few pics of our outing.

French Onion Soup:



My dad ordered pork chops:



And the burgers:





Sonny Funzio
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2007/01/24 15:33:57
quote:
Originally posted by heavy liquid

...

We recently went to Beau Jack's in Bloomfield Hills (15 Mile & Telegraph). ...


That is some fine lookin food, heavy liquid!!

Beau Jacks is one of my absolute favorite places. It's one of those "secret" places on many peoples short list.
It's also where the mounted red fox mascot from Machus Red Fox resides.
(a moment of silence for Machus Red Fox ...)

Great food, great atmosphere, a really nice piano bar and very relaxing ... it's been at least a year since I've been there; I think I'm due for a visit.

Another place I used to really enjoy is the restaurant at Copper Creek golf course in Farmington near 12 mile and Halstead.
I have not been there since the restaurant changed hands about 5 years ago or so and has been renamed "Loving Spoonful" ... a ridiculous name for an upscale dining restaurant if I've ever heard one ... sounds more to the "Big Johns Hamburger Fixins" side of the menu than a nice dinner restaurant (which is what Copper Creek was). (not that I didn't used to like the Big Johns mix, mind you)

Out of curiosity I still might give them a try sometime if I'm in the area.

Detroit
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2009/06/15 15:02:55
I know this is an old thread but stumbled on it. 

The Mounted  Machus Red Fox is not at any restaurant - it is privately owned
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2009/06/15 16:19:31
I ate at Miller's Bar in Dearborn just a couple months ago.  Although it wasn't the best burger I ever had, it was still quite good.

When you are done eating you go to the bar, tell them what you ate and they tell you how much you owe.

Since I collect menus from all the places I go, I asked the bartender if they have a take-out menu I could have.  He looked at me kind of funny and told me they don't have a menu.
post edited by buffetbuster - 2009/06/16 11:49:16
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2009/06/15 22:28:54
Beau Jack's in Bloomfield Hills (15 Mile & Telegraph Road).  Isn't that the same restaurant that used to be the Mounted Machus Red Fox?  Isn't that the same restaurant where Jimmy Hoffa was last seen alive?  Or do I have that confused with another restaurant nearby?

Purcell429
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2009/07/02 02:25:47
Anyone ever been to the Bates on 5 mile in Livonia? These things are fantasic... the girlfriend's family lives within walking distance of this place... nothing like getting hammered and picking up a sack of those little burgers late at night....
louisvilleCraig
Junior Burger
RE: Two to try in Michigan 2009/08/06 21:30:39
Being from Michigan, this thread caught my eye...

Let me throw a couple of places in the hat...

I grew up in Kalamazoo...so I wish i could figure out which bar the earlier post was at WMU...so since I cant, I will suggest...the bar at Airway Lanes on Portage road, right by the airport...GREAT greasy hamburgers..if its still there...been probably 20 years since I had been there...also a place downtown that was called "Holly's Grill" (now its an airplane themed place) used to have the best diner cheeseburgers...used to ride the bus downtown when i was a kid (in the suburbs) and that was always a highlight....

And if you are up North....Traverse City area to be exact, try Bubba's (its on Front St downtown) makes a great burger, and a great pulled pork BBQ sandwich...

It's all good!