Top 10 Restaurants In Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA

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Meadowbrook Hall, Michigan | © Avard Fairbanks/WikiCommons
Courtney Stanley

Rochester Hills is a small city on the outskirts of Detroit, Michigan. The well-situated suburb is a great place to enjoy scenic areas, nearby cities, and delicious local cuisine. Next time you’re in town, visit one of the 10 restaurants below for a fantastic meal.

1. Chadd’s Bistro

Bistro, American, Soup, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Chadd’s Bistro serves sandwiches made with locally baked breads, high-quality meats, and fresh vegetables. The restaurant and catering service is a favorite in the community, and the tables fill up quickly. The chefs cooking up Chadd’s sandwiches aren’t afraid to try unusual combinations and different ideas. Try The Truth, a sandwich made with pastrami, bacon, Swiss cheese, and honey mustard on grilled rye; or Rajin’s Kamikaze, a sandwich of grilled Cajun-spiced salmon, Muenster cheese, and cucumber wasabi ranch served on grilled wheat. With the fresh flavors and fun combinations, no sandwich will disappoint.

The Silver Spoon

The Silver Spoon’s owners claim to ’embrace the culture and feel of dining in Italy’ by serving traditional recipes. Customers seem to agree that the pairing of familiar and unexpected dishes and the made-from-scratch feel of each dish give the real Italian experience. Try the Capesante, a dish of sea scallops, pancetta, corn, shallots, and cherry tomato, as an appetizer. Follow that with the fresh Branzino del Mediterraneo for a taste of grilled Mediterranean sea bass. The fresh-made pasta dishes won’t disappoint, and the menu also has plenty of meat and seafood dishes as well.

The Silver Spoon, 6830 N Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI, USA, +1 248 652 4500

2. Downtown Café

Cafe, Coffee, Tea , American, Vegan

Eat a classic, made-from-scratch breakfast at Downtown Café. The generous portions and classic diner fare is a great start to any day. The daily specials include delicious meals like almond-crusted French toast with whipped cream and fruit or a Florentine omelet made with bacon and potatoes. Try a corned beef or chorizo hash (a dish of meat, eggs, and potatoes served with toast) for a filling meal. The staff is as friendly and welcoming as you would expect at a hometown diner.

3. Burgrz

Restaurant, American, Vegetarian, Fast Food

Find a great burger spot with a Detroit vibe at Burgrz. The restaurant serves huge, gourmet burgers loaded up with fun toppings, like the BBQ Burger topped with onion straws, BBQ sauce, and cheddar cheese, or the California Burger with bacon, avocado, and cheddar cheese. The idea for the restaurant came when four brothers wanted to find the best burger in the USA and drove on a cross-country trip to discover the best of the best, so it’s safe to say these guys know their stuff. The burger shop provides options for vegetarians and tasty side dishes like waffle fries and sizzling onion rings.

Kruse & Muer in the Village

The Kruse & Muer chain has seven unique locations in Michigan, including a chophouse and an oyster bar, but the Rochester Hills location was the one that started it all. This restaurant is a great local spot to get seafood, pizza, and fresh-made pasta. The service is friendly and attentive, and the space is typically packed with local residents. Start with a bowl of Charley’s Chowder, a tomato-based fish chowder; followed by the lobster and shrimp fettuccine a la crème, a pasta dish served in a rich saffron cream with diced tomatoes and tomato basil fettuccine; or a blackened salmon sandwich served with marinated tomatoes and garlic cream cheese. Enjoy the comfy outdoor seating when the weather allows.

Kruse & Muer in the Village, 134 N Adams Road, Rochester Hills, MI, USA, +1 248 375 2503

4. Clubhouse BFD

Gastropub, American, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, Vegetarian

The aim of Clubhouse BFD (beer-food-drink) is to provide a place where locals can gather to find excellent cuisine and a large selection of beers. The huge menu has plenty of small bites and shared dish options perfect for enjoying while watching a sports game. For an entrée, try the mac and cheese, which is broiled to create a crispy cheesy crust on top and served with bacon. Clubhouse BFD’s menu has a huge list of sandwiches and burgers and more pub food options like fish and chips or a Ploughman’s platter of meats and cheeses.

5. Half Day Café

Cafe, American, Coffee, Tea , Vegan, Vegetarian, Soup, Contemporary, Gluten-free, Fast Food

Half Day Café is a restaurant that provides a large list of made-to-order sandwiches. Breads for the sandwiches are baked in-house every morning, and the everyday selection includes dill rye, whole wheat, Asiago sourdough, pumpernickel, and marble rye. Sandwiches are served with chips, coleslaw, and potato or pasta salad. The restaurant also serves all-day breakfast, soups, salads, a selection of vegetarian dishes, and fresh baked goods. Grab a sandwich served on thick slices of bread with fine deli meats and high-quality produce and enjoy the delicious bakery smell while you eat.

6. Street Food

Restaurant, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian

The creators of 2941 Street Food describe their food as ‘honest’ and ‘wholesome’, and the restaurant emanates that earthy, sustainable ambiance. Named for the latitude and longitude of the Fertile Crescent in the Mediterranean and Mideast, the restaurant draws inspiration for its fast-casual cuisine from the street foods served in that region of the world. To create your meal, you will select your chosen meal (stuffed pita, bowl, of bazaar meal), your protein, sauce, and torshi(pickled vegetables). Customers can also choose from a selection of street snacks, like hummus, stuffed grape leaves, or wings. The small, local chain has two locations, and they aim to source local ingredients whenever possible.

7. Mitchell’s Fish Market

Restaurant, Seafood, American, Gluten-free

Enjoy an intimate, romantic meal at Mitchell’s Fish Market and taste some of the freshest fish in the area. The restaurant is perfect for a date, a business meeting, or a private party. The chain restaurant has three locations in Michigan and even more in nearby states. Try the Mitchell’s Market Trio, served with shrimp, crab, and broiled salmon with Andouille-jambalaya rice and asparagus, or the lobster and shrimp-stuffed cod, served with white wine-garlic sauce, smashed redskin potatoes, and asparagus. The open kitchen and catch-of-the-day fish case give the restaurant the feel of a real fish market.

8. Lipuma’s Coney Island

Restaurant, American, Fast Food

Located in downtown Rochester, Lipuma’s is the best place in the area for a classic Coney Island treat. The restaurant specializes in coney dogs, served with chili, onions, and mustard. Alongside the chili fries and tacos, the menu has plenty of new and familiar hot dog options. You’ll find the rivaling Chicago and New York dogs as well as a Russian, Texas, and Bacon dog. Support this family-owned restaurant where what you see is what you get, and enjoy the old-school feel while you dine on the outdoor patio.

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