Southfield Bar & Restaurant Recommendations

Original Pancake House
19355 W 10 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 357-3399

Southfield's Original Pancake House is one of the city's best breakfast places. Here you'll find all sorts of pancake style dishes. The Dutch Baby is a crowd favorite, due in part to its lemon-flavored powdered sugar. Another crowd favorite is their Danish Kijafa Crepes. With super fresh Michigan cherries and and cooked in a dutch Kijafa sauce, these crepes are to die for. Outside of pancakes, they have a full waffle menu along with a full crepe menu.

Empress Gardens
21734 W 11 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 356-4750

Empress Gardens is Southfield's hottest Chinese restaurant. If you like a good steak, you cannot pass up the Hong Kong Steak they serve here. With broccoli, water chestnuts and their superb oyster sauce, this dish is a work of art. While they serve typical American-Chinese fare like orange chicken and Mongolian beef, you can find authentic Chinese dishes like their Dom Dom Mein, a soup cooked with a host of vegetables in an amazing red sauce.

Cafe Kabob
25148 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 355-2222

Home to a large Middle-Eastern population, Southfield has some of the most authentic Middle-Eastern food in the area. And Cafe Kabob is hands down their best Middle-Eastern restaurant. With some of the most flavorful dishes in town, this restaurant is a wonder. Their beef kabobs are a perfect example. The meat is incredibly tender, and it's seasoned to perfection. Even their pita bread and hummus is top-notch. So whether you're looking for a large meal or a bite to eat, this place has you covered.

Starlite Coney Island
24752 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 569-7135

With all these exciting ethnic restaurants in town, Starlite is a very welcome change of pace. And best of all, you'll find some of the best coney dogs outside of Downtown Detroit here. The buns they use on their coneys are steamed to perfection, and the coney sauce has just the right amount of spice to it. But if you're looking for something a bit more, well, healthier, you cannot go wrong with their chicken Greek salads.

Athen's Souvlaki
21738 W 11 Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
(248) 356-6463

Now that we have Chinese, American and Middle-Eastern food covered, let's move on to Greek. And thanks to Athen's Souvlaki, Southfield is home to one of the area's best Greek places. The food here is amazing. While you'll find standard American-Greek dishes, like a mean gyro and some great chili cheese fries, you can find tons of authentic greek dishes here. For dessert, their baklava is perfection. And with their fresh homemade pita, this place is a real treat.

Uncle Joe's Chicken Fingers
25279 Evergreen Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 996-9690

At Uncle Joe's you'll find some of the best fried chicken in Southfield, a city full of great fried chicken. Thanks to their super tender and perfectly battered chicken fingers and their wonderful streak fries, this restaurant is perfect for a no-hassle dinner night. While you won't find much more than chicken here (chicken salads, chicken fingers, chicken sandwiches), that's what great about this place! Forget all the fancy specialities and fusion dishes. At Uncle Joe's, you know what you're getting every time - amazing fried chicken.