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Cmubryan
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Quick my dad is coming downtown to meet me and wants to go get a good breakfast. He is expecting me to know where to go since I live down here and I really don't cause I hardly go to breakfast. Where should we go? Nothing too pricey please.
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Detroitstar
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The breakfast House is great, but expensive. The diner on Monroe in Greektown (forgot the name, but it's very good) is not expensive. It's located like 2 doors down from that JC Beal renovation site.
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Haydenth
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You can take him down to one of the places that serves breakfast in Eastern Market.
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Merchantgander
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I would go to the search function because the best restaurants to eat breakfast at is discussed every 4 months.

I beat you to it Ndaveis.
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Blondy
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twingos. sit outside.
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Super_d
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You want cheap?

'Motown Coney' Island on Jefferson, next to CVS.

'The Clique', on Jefferson, next to the D.A.V. Hall.

Hope your 'pops' enjoy his visit in the Big Motor D!

super d(motordetroit)
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Blondy
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twingos. sit outside.
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Wash_man
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Mike's Pita & Coney in Eastern Market. The bright yellow building. Cheap, fast, clean and lots of free parking.
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Neilr
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1) Detroit Breakfast House in Merchants' Row. Expensive and very smart. Don't wear jeans and a baseball cap.
2) The Clique at Rivard and Jefferson. Cheap, good food in a diner setting. You can easily walk there.
3) Eastern Market.
It's a beautiful morning in Detroit! A perfect day for a visit.
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Superaygun
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Louie's Ham and Corned Beef on Mack in Eastern Market. fantastic blueberry pancakes and monster omelets.
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Rsa
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the breakfast at ted's (baltimore lunch), right next to the well on randolph, is pretty good. and cheap.
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Dialh4hipster
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Seriously, Twingo's. Sit outside.
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Matt
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Union Street Sunday Brunch. It's not just great, it's fucking great.

We took my mother and father there for the special Mother's Day bunch and we were all in heaven. My mother said, "Oh this is much better than the place your sister took me to". Heh.
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Gambling_man
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Cmubryan wants to impress his dad a little bit and you guys suggest Ted's? The Clique? Louie's? He said nothing too pricey, not post-apocalyptic breakfast Detroit. If it is on the weekend, try Atlas Global Bistro on Woodward.
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Tetsua
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Breakfast House, or Twingo's (Midtown).
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Belleislerunner
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Do the Mariott Ren Cen breakfast buffet. It's all you can eat waffles, omlettes, sausage, eggs, bacon, biscuits, fruit, muffins etc with sweeping views of the Detroit River. Surpisingly good. All for only about $10.
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Gambling_man
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I'm also going to recommend The Breakfast House....built to impress for breakfast. It is more expensive, but how often does your dad come to town....don't you want to silence his nagging about moving to Detroit?

Similar story for me, my girlfriend's parents were having an anniversary....well, they constantly harang her about coming to Detroit as they had heard it was very dangerous. I suggested a casino trip with a stay at the Atheneum. The next morning we showed them around my loft and took them to the Breakfast Club. Needless to say they were impressed and don't harang her anymore. Moral to the story: the breakfast cost me about $25 more (altogether), but it saved me hundreds of hours of grief.
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Hamtramck_steve
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Motown Cafe Grill on Cadillac Square.
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Higgs1634
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Question about the Breakfast house... I've been there twice now, the last trip was a few weeks ago for brunch on a Sunday. As I had been warned that the dress code is basically dressy both times my group all wore what we believed was the approprate attire. However, we were severly in the minority. jeans, track suits and athletic jerseys were much more common than anyone in khakis and collared shirts. So, my question is; was this an abberation or has the dress code gone out the window? Great food, nice place, and I'll go back often...basically just wondering about the suppposed dress code.
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Mackinaw
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Let us know where you went, Cmu. I would toss in Russell Street Deli as an idea...but it's a lunch spot on weekdays (only opens early on Saturday).
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Supersport
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quote:

Union Street Sunday Brunch. It's not just great, it's fucking great.




Is SUNDAY brunch still fucking great on Thursday?
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Mrsocks2002
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The Steak Hut.
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Eastside
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"Detroit Breakfast House in Merchants' Row. Expensive and very smart. Don't wear jeans and a baseball cap."

...there is a dress code. You must look good before they serve you shit. Is there anything more pretensiously absurd?

"Motown ConeIsland on Jefferson"

...place is a major grease hole.
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Detroitplanner
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I second the Steak Hut, thats where my dad and his work buddies would always go. Its also where I go to find him when he is MIA (now that he is retired).
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Smogboy
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Seeing the revival of this thread reminded me of the Clique and the potent coffee they once served me there. I was wired for a week after that but it was smooth and the place was just simple & down home. Nothing pretentious about it at all- just good fast service and a respectable meal at a decent price.
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Eastside
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I have been in many of the joints listed, many times I have asked for a completly dry breakfast (no butter, no oil). My health is my responsibility. The waiteress tells the cook, then the cook will come over and tell me how he understands this and understands that...but that they use a good oil or butter.
Just give me the dam food the way I requested.
Let me tell you people...they are loading your food with cheap fats and oils just to prevent it from ruining their cheap pots and pans.

Is there anything more insulting than that?
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Gravitymachine
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steak-hut for cheap eats, union street for classy eats
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Quinn
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Sorry for the late response...

Farmer's restaurant is GREAT in Eastern Market for breakfast.
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Spaceboykelly
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Steak Hut on Sundays, and Detroit Breakfast House when you have an hour to kill on the wait to get in. Taqueria Lupita if you want a giant, cheap Mexican breakfast.
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Iddude313
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La Dolce Vita for weekend brunch is nice.
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65memories
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Twingos...they tell me you can sit outside.
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Cmubryan
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We ended up at......The Clique. It was pretty good, cheap and fast. Just what we were looking for. Thanks for all the responses.
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Leoqueen
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GOOD CHOICE!

I'm taking my hubby Boswell there on Sunday for a Father's Day Breakfast!
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Cafe
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I like Honest Johns for breakfast. And it is full of characters.
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Susanarosa
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I saw some characters in there on Sunday, that's for sure...
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Dabirch
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I never see you there on Sunday's susanarosa.

But it is the most kid friendly place downtown.

They even have crayons. And just got some booster seats!

Still no high chairs, though.
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Susanarosa
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You breeders are probably there earlier than us drunkards.
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Dabirch
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quote:

You breeders are probably there earlier than us drunkards.




The wife and kids are out of town all of next week.

This breeder will be rekindling his relationship with the drunkards...(if they will still have me after all of these years).
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Susanarosa
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Years?

I seem to remember an incident this winter...
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Dabirch
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Superbowl's don't count.
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Merchantgander
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Kids stop it!
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Chalu64
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Louies Corned Beef. Near Eastern Market on Mack.

Everyone there is nice, the staff, the customers. A nice place to gather. And the portions are huge.
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Cosine
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The Plaka Cafe in Greektown. Greasy but good. Plus you're in the heart of walking around town.

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