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11 Spots to Grab Grub near Foxtown

Posted on Wednesday, November 16 2016 in Dining

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Planning to head to downtown Detroit for the 2016 MAC Championship? This East versus West division matchup hits the gridiron Dec. 2 at Ford Field. Chances are you'll be hungry at some point. Here's a list of the best places to grab grub nearby.

  1. Elwood Bar & Grill 
    300 E. Adams Ave. 
    The closest in proximity to Comerica Park and Ford Field, Elwood is a convenient destination for nearby sports fans and showgoers. This historic art deco diner has all the staples: chicken fingers, burgers, sandwiches and salads. And, you’ll have enough cash left in your pocket for some cotton candy at the stadium.

  2. The Breadstick Bar & Bistro
    2000 Brush St.
    Location, location, location. This delicious establishment is located right inside Ford Field and serves up soup, deli specials, hot entrees and fresh salads, with your favorite local craft brews on tap.

  3. Bookies Bar & Grille
    2208 Cass Ave.
    Bookies features three floors of fun decked out with big screens, complimented by a mouth-watering menu. Food and drink specials will keep you coming back for more.

  4. Angelina Italian Bistro
    1565 Broadway St.
    Angelina’s uses hand-crafted pastas, house-smoked meats and fish, plus fresh cheese and veggies, to create authentic Italian dishes with a modern attitude. This Madison Theatre-turned-bistro also serves beer from local Motor City Brewing Works.

  5. Town Pump Tavern
    100 W. Montcalm
    The Town Pump Tavern’s got you covered before and after events, with a $8 burger and beer special every day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and live music after every home Tigers and Lions game, plus DJs on the weekend and more than a dozen beers on tap. And this hot spot’s only a couple of blocks from Detroit’s bustling Foxtown.

  6. State Bar & Grill
    2101 Woodward Ave.
    This vintage joint prides itself on nachos, burgers and dogs that you can top with goodies such as sauerkraut, grilled onions or barbecue pulled pork. There are no frills — just food and fun before your downtown event. State Bar & Grill is located across from Comerica Park and Ford Field, next to the Fox with an entrance into the Fillmore.

  7. Rub BBQ & Pub
    18 W. Adams Ave.
    Real Urban Barbeque means rubs and sauces from scratch, Michigan meats, signature sides and an endless beer selection in an atmosphere resembling your favorite hangout. Rub delivers delicious smokehouse taste with an eco-friendly commitment to a greener Michigan.

  8. Buffalo Wild Wings
    1218 Randolph St.
    Wings. Beer. Sports. That pretty much says it all. Choose traditional or boneless wings dressed in any sauce imaginable, or grab a burger or sandwich after sharing mozzarella sticks or fried pickles with the table. If you’re looking for a familiar atmosphere, “B-dubs” is the place to go.

  9. Hockeytown Cafe
    2301 Woodward Ave.
    Hockeytown Cafe is in the heart of Detroit’s entertainment district and offers everything from pizza and baked macaroni and cheese to fresh salads and homemade soups. The interior is adorned with Detroit decor and dozens of flat-screen TVs playing your favorite teams, making it a highlight of your night in The D.

  10. Punchbowl Social
    1331 Broadway St.
    Eat, drink and be social! This unique spot houses a bowling alley, karaoke, arcade and living room-style lounging plus three bars and great from-scratch eats. Head here for a different atmosphere and adventurous menu items.

  11. Cheli's Chili
    47 E. Adams Ave.
    Just a slap shot away from Comerica Park is Cheli's Chili, where you can grab great drinks and American eats. Owned by former Detroit defenseman Chris Chelios, this restaurant and bar claims you never know who might show up.

Photo Credit: Hockeytown Cafe