with thanks to Alex Dimitrijeski, Detroit Guru
American Coney Island. American, Diner. Located right next door to Lafayette, this too is a place to get your Coney fix. Also check out the chili fries! It’s another Detroit original and is right in the heart of Downtown. 114 W Lafayette Blvd. (313) 961-7758. Open 24 hours daily.
Detroit Donut. Coffee. Located right next door to the hotel if you don’t feel like traveling to get your coffee fix. 3031 W Grand Blvd #204. (313) 874-4700. Open 6:00am to 6:00pm. Closed Sunday.
Detroit Pizza Company. Pizza, Calzones. This pizza shop is located right near where the meetings will be held, and offers pizza, calzones and oversized sandwiches. 15 E Kirby St #115. (313) 872-9000. Open 11:00am to 10:00pm Thursday, 11:00am to 12:00 Friday and Saturday.
Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company. Coffee, Tea, Drinks. Whether you’re looking to get started in the morning or hoping to unwind, this place has drinks for the occasion.
3965 Woodward Ave. (313) 831-9627. Open Thursday and Friday 7:00am to 11:00pm/12:00am and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00am.
Lafayette Coney Island. American, Diner. A Detroit original, Lafayette Coney Island offers Coney Dogs, hamburgers, and other classic American fare. It is located downtown, near the Joe Louis Arena. 118 W Lafayette Blvd. (313) 964-8198. Open 8:00am to 4:00am daily.
Lunchtime. Deli. Located next to the hotel in the same building as Detroit Donut (on the second floor), this is a moderately priced deli that has breakfast offerings as well.
3031 W Grand Blvd #201. (313) 874-3111. Open Thursday and Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Motor City Brewing Works. Pizza, Beer. This is highly recommended by Dimitrijeski. He recommends this to everyone. It’s located just south of Wayne State. 470 W Canfield St.
(313) 832-2700. Open 11:00am to 12:00am Thursday, 11:00am to 1:00am Friday and Saturday.
New Center Eatery. Soul Food. Chicken and waffles is the big star of this eatery, right near the hotel. They do indeed have mac n’ cheese and collard greens, and it’s a locally owned business. 3100 W Grand Blvd. (313) 875-0088. Open Thursday 8:00am to 8:00pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00am to 4:00pm.