The Top 10 Restaurants In Taylor, Michigan

Photo of Courtney Stanley
9 February 2017

Taylor, Michigan is located right between Detroit and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. After exploring the draws of the nearby cities, stop into one of these ten great restaurants for a refreshing meal and a local experience. In Taylor, a surprising Southern spirit fills the town, and you’ll find great pizza, sandwiches, and diner options.

Bierkeller Tavern and Eatery

Bar, Restaurant, German, Beer, Wine, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Enjoy American cuisine with a German influence at Bierkeller Tavern and Eatery. The restaurant has a fun and friendly atmosphere as well as top notch food, signature drinks, and a friendly staff. Try a German-inspired dish, like the brat sliders, sauerkraut balls, or the Sweaty Pig, a pulled pork sandwich with spicy slaw. The menu has plenty of burgers and other meaty dishes to choose from, and at the bar, there are more than 30 beers on tap. Bierkeller is a great place to take a date or spend a night out with friends.


Restaurant, Greek, American, Mediterranean
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At this Greek diner, you’ll taste old-fashioned, family recipes served Coney Island style. Generous portions are served in this no-frills restaurant, and prices are very affordable. At Mykonos portions can come topped with marinated octopus or skordalia, Greek garlic potatoes. Grab a classic gyro or try one of the diner-style breakfasts like French toast or omelets with sausage gravy and hash browns.

Original Philips Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free
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Original Philips Restaurant is a family-owned and operated diner serving classic American breakfast and lunch. The restaurant is decorated in sports memorabilia, and it has a distinct homely, family atmosphere. Home cooking is made quickly and efficiently, making it a reliable spot for a speedy meal. Portions are large and the prices are right. Enjoy a burger, roast dinner, or pancake breakfast at Original Philips.

Malek Al Kabob

Restaurant, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, Halal, $$$
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This restaurant’s name translates to ‘King of Kabob,’ and it serves authentic Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Malek Al Kabob’s inexpensive dishes burst with flavors and spices, and each is made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. For those feeling adventurous, try the kibbeh nayyeh, a dish of raw minced lamb with spices. There are also plenty of quality vegetarian and chicken dishes on the menu, like the deboned chicken, which is served grilled or barbecue charbroiled with garlic sauce and an option of lemon oregano and sautéed mushrooms. Malek Al Kabob is fresh, fun, and full of traditional flavors.

Roberto’s Bakery

Bakery, American, Fast Food, Pastries, Dessert, Street Food
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This family-owned bakery has been serving up fresh breads and pastries in the Taylor community for more than 60 years. The menu features a variety of pastries, including donuts, cannoli, and cakes, as well as savory dishes like chicken pot pie and pizzas. The bakers at Roberto’s use the freshest ingredients available, and the baked goods fly off the shelf, so be sure to get there early.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza

Hungry Howie’s was created in Taylor, Michigan, and here you can visit its first location (although the originally building was torn down, the new location was built on top of the old). Hungry Howie’s specialty is its flavored crusts: butter, Asiago cheese, Cajun, butter cheese, sesame, garlic herb, ranch, or onion. The chain got its start in Taylor in 1973 when Jim Hearn converted a small hamburger shop into a pizzeria. Now the franchise operates more than 550 locations in 21 states.

Hungry Howie’s Pizza, 8225 S. Telegraph Road, Taylor, MI, USA, +1 313 295 2350

Peepo’s Subs & Shawarma

Restaurant, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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This unassuming strip mall shop serves incredible Lebanese subs, sandwiches, and burgers. Every dish is handmade to order, and even though the restaurant is simple, still serving up on Styrofoam plates with plastic forks, it has some of the best food in the area. If you’re tired of American-themed lunches with greasy fast food burgers, try Peepo’s falafel, tawook, kafta, or shawarma.

Flamingo Family Restaurant

Restaurant, American, Greek, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
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Flamingo Family Restaurant is a classic, family-owned American diner. The restaurant is always filled with regulars, but you’ll be treated as warmly as the rest of them. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are made in typical home style fashion, and the large portions will fill you up. The tropical décor makes Michigan’s long, cold winters a bit more bearable.

Franco’s Pizzeria

Restaurant, Pizzeria, American, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Street Food, $$$
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Husband-and-wife Frankie and Alyssa own and run Franco’s Pizzeria as head cook and head of staff, and other family members help out around the restaurant. The family is dedicated to good cooking and happy customers. Enjoy a pizza or another American-Italian dinner like lasagna, ravioli, spaghetti, and more served as an individual portion or a family-sized dinner. All of the sauces are homemade, and fresh ingredients and spices add the touch of quality to each dish that customers have come to expect from Franco’s Pizzeria.

Pia’s Ristorante

Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, $$$
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Family style dining is popular at this casual restaurant. Enjoy Italian dishes like piping hot hand tossed pizza, fresh pasta, and handmade cannoli filled with the freshest cream and dotted with chocolate chips. The gnocchi is a crowd favorite, and the stuffed shell pastas are a delicious and filling meal. Try the Trio Italiano for a taste of three Italian dishes. The staff works hard to make every customer’s time at Pia’s a fantastic experience.

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