Just 30 miles northwest of Detroit, Michigan, lies the township of Waterford, home of the Oakland County Farmers Market and an eclectic dining scene. Choose from authentic Thai cuisine, gastro-pub eats, or mouthwatering barbecue and brews with our guide to Waterford’s best local restaurants.
Opened by chef Joseph Velez and his wife Jovita in 2009, SOOPS ‘n SANZ is a homely joint serving some of the best soups and sandwiches in town. Soup options change almost daily, but guests can expect varieties like cheesy creamy broccoli, New England clam chowder and pulled pork chili. Regular sandwich offerings like classic grilled cheese, corned beef and Swiss cheese, and tuna melt are complemented by daily specials like cubano and jibarito sandwiches. Don’t leave without trying one of SOOPS ‘n SANZ’s delicious desserts, recent offerings have included Danish bread pudding and vanilla flan.
SOOPS ‘n SANZ, 2617 Dixie Highway, Waterford, MI, USA, +1 248 701 6169
Custard Corner is another classic Waterford tradition, and diners with a hankering for sweet treats have been heading to the legendary ice cream parlor since it first opened in 1976. Open seasonally between early April and late September, Custard Corner is the place to go to get your sweet tooth fix with its menu full of sundaes (including varieties like turtle, cream puff and peanut butter cup), slushies, milkshakes and malts. But keep an eye out for specialty menu items like its popular pumpkin pie flurry and its recently introduced tiramisú sundae with shortcake, vanilla custard, cheesecake and whipped cream.
Custard Corner, 3005 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford, MI, USA, +1 248 682 1613