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10 Great Restaurants Open on Sundays
In Detroit, your dining options are plenty, no matter what type of cuisine you’re after or what time of day you need it. Indeed, your Sunday dining experience need not be relegated to a desperation sandwich, fast food or Saturday’s leftovers. Here’s a handy list of local restaurants that are happy to serve you on Sunday evening:
Two words: chicken shawarma. This is where Detroiters go for a bite before a Tigers game or after, or anytime the craving for shawarma sets in. Order a shawarma and grab a seat at the Park Bar located right next door, or simply take your sandwich to go, because sometimes you and your chicken shawarma just need some time together.
Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
Detroit’s best spot for when you can’t decide between Mexican and Italian food. Why? Because here you can get both. From tacos to fajitas to fresh, homemade pastas, El Barzon’s got it all.
Sunday Hours: 3-8 p.m.
Green Dot Stables
Green Dot’s the place to be if you’re looking for a cozy bar with cheap, delicious, creative sliders. The $3 cocktails can’t be beat, and if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the mystery meat slider.
Sunday Hours: 12-10 p.m.
If you’re a beer geek, HopCat is the place for you. After all, they have 130 craft beers on tap, any one of which could pair nicely with your choice of burger, sandwich or wrap. You’ll also want to try the crack fries — beer battered fries with a special seasoning.
Sunday Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
|Slows Bar BQ is a Detroit staple in Corktown.|
Motor City Brewing Works
Original craft beer and brick oven pizzas — that’s pretty much the extent of Motor City Brewing’s offerings, and you’ll understand why that’s enough if you get a glass of Ghettoblaster to wash down your Bronx Bomber pizza, topped with bacon, Italian sausage, pepperoni and more deliciousness.
Sunday Hours: 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Located within walking distance of several other dining hotspots in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood, Ottava Via offers plenty in the way of Italian fare including pizzas, pastas and small plates like bruschetta and calamari.
Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Owned by celebrity chef Michael Symon of Iron Chef America fame, Roast offers a range of traditional steakhouse fare, including mouthwatering filets, pork chops and short ribs.
Sunday Hours: 5-9 p.m.
Despite having only opened late last year, Selden Standard was named the 2015 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year. The place has quickly become a Detroit dining destination for its seasonal and eclectic menu that ranges from spinach and ricotta gnocchi to beef tartare to whole grilled trout.
Sunday Hours: Brunch 10 a.m-2 p.m.; Dinner 5-10 p.m.
Seva is a haven for vegetarians, vegans and meat eaters alike. Menu highlights include sweet potato fries, a tempeh burger, tofu scrambles and plenty of signature cocktails.
Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Slow’s Bar BQ
Perhaps no other Detroit restaurant has received more national attention in the past few years than Slow’s. Folks from the Travel Channel and the Wall Street Journal have praised their delicious, caloric, BBQ-based sandwiches over the years, and many a local can steer you through the mouth-watering ribs, bacon, pork belly and chicken wings on the Slow’s menu.
Sunday Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
By: Jeff Waraniak
Photo Credit: Bucharest Grill, Chris Arace (Slows Bar BQ)