Best of Detroit 2019: Food

Chew on this: There's plenty of dining options in metro Detroit, and our readers did the hard work of sleuthing out the best. You can start off with the most important meal of the day with a cup of joe and a reader-voted best breakfast at the Dime Store (Wayne), Ken's Cozy Cafe (Macomb), Toast (Oakland), or Zingerman's Roadhouse (Washtenaw). Speaking of java, if you want to root for the little guy over the big corporations, readers like independent joints like Detroit's Red Hook (Wayne), Royal Oak's Atomic Coffee (Oakland), Warren's The Dovetail (Macomb), and Ypsilanti's Cultivate Coffee and Tap House (Washtenaw). As far as bigger bites go, Corktown's Lady of the House scored best restaurant in Wayne County, while Ferndale's Otus Supply won in Oakland County, Sterling Heights' Italian joint Andiamo nailed it in Macomb County, and Ypsi's Bona Sera Restaurant earned top kudos in Washtenaw County. Got a hankering for shiny and new? Best new restaurants include Cork and Gabel (Wayne) for its fusion of German, Irish, and Italian dishes; Testa Barra (Macomb) for its creative take on Italian; Antihero (Oakland) for its stylish take on the Japanese izakaya watering hole, Standard Bistro & Larder (Washtenaw) for its take on French cuisine. And for you night owls who just need a quick fix, staple Lafayette Coney Island won the spot as the best late-night joint.

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