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Favorite places to eat, statewide

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Where are your favorite places to eat anywhere in the state? They can be chains or local.

Here are some of mine:

* Jonathon B. Pub (in Grand Traverse Mall), Traverse City

* Desi's Taco Lounge, Oscoda

* Lud's Hamburgers, Alpena

* Taco John's (inside BP gas station), Stevensville (Taco John's is a national chain, but this is their only Michigan location)

* Culver's, various locations

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LOCAL

Pizzapapalis (greektown location particuarly)

Fishbones (Greektown)

Za's Italian Eatery (Ann Arbor)

Pizza House (Ann Arbor)

Big Ten Burrito (Ann Arbor + E. Lansing)

Good Time Charlies (Ann Arbor)

Frankenmuth Brewing Co. (technically part of the Ann Arbor based Grizzly Peak Chain) Although, the food seems way better at the f'muth location, and the restaurant has one of the coolest designs ever.

NATIONAL/STATEWIDE CHAINS

Buffalo Wild Wings (I've eaten at the AA and Palace of Auburn Hills locations the most)

Culvers (usually the one in Saginaw)

Fridays

Olive Garden (love those breadsticks)

There's a lot of other great restaurants I like, but this list consists of the ones I go to most frequently.

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Auntie Pasta, Traverse City, S. Airport Road @ Logan's Landing

La Senorita, Traverse City, Garfield Ave. @ Boon St.

Angelo's Coney Island, Flint, the original one on Davison St. (I think)

Ruby Tuesday's, but only for the chicken wings.

Stella Tratoria, Traverse City, inside building 50 @ the Old State hospital.

North Peak Brewing Co., Traverse City, Front St. @ Hall St.

Freshwater Lodge, Traverse City, W. Bayshore Dr. (M-22)

Rancho Grande, Traverse City, US 31 North @ Avenue B.

A Ton of more place's that I can't think of, including one's in Flint and Detroit.

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Yeah, Stella's is great. I ate there last time I was up in Traverse City.

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DeLuca's - Lansing

Angelos - Flint

Bilbo's - Kalamazoo

Lafayette Coney Island - Detroit

Pizzapolis - Greektown

Jersey Giant - East Lansing

The Bavarian Inn - Frankenmuth

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Yesterdog (Grand Rapids, Eastown)

Sam's Joint (all over)

Halo Burger (flint area)

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umm, lets see

my favorite pizza place is Pizza Co. in Davison.

i like Nikki's in Greektown

halo burger

JS Hamburg in Traverse City

and other places that i cant think of right now.

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Slows Bar B Q

Michigan Avenue @ Vernor, Detroit

Pizzapapalis

Greektown, Detroit

Roman Village

Dix Hwy. west of Vernor, Dearborn

Buddy's Pizza

Conant @ E. 6 Mile, Detroit

Eph McNally's

Porter & Brooklyn, Detroit

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there's a pizza place on the strip in Grand Haven that I love!!!

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Chop House - Grand Rapids

Rose's - East Grand Rapids

Some pizza place in the heart of MSU Campus - Unbelievable :P

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The Big Buck Brewery, in Grand Rapids or Gaylord, they have great prime rib, and I guess they have some of the best ribs around.

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The Big Buck Brewery, in Grand Rapids or Gaylord, they have great prime rib, and I guess they have some of the best ribs around.

The Big Buck in GR has been closed for quite some time (I think 3 years).

What's the deal with Culver's and the butter burgers? I've never been, but the combination sounds sorta uhhh. :sick:

Fricano's Pizza in Grand Haven is a good one. Bullshead Tavern in Grand Rapids has some good food.

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Mr. Scribbs Pizza in Muskegon. Its hard to find anything close to that. One hell of a taste right there. ***drooling***

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Salvatore's (West side of Grand Rapids)

San Chez Bistro (Downtown Grand Rapids)

Traveler's Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum (Okemos)

Taste of India (Grand Rapids/Kentwood)

Big O's Cafe (Downtown GR and Kentwood)

Little Africa (on East Fulton in Grand Rapids)

Lulu's Bistro (Bellaire)

Gio's Trattoria (Bellaire)

Shorts Brewery (Bellaire)

Thai House (Grand Rapids)

Bombay Cuisine (Grand Rapids)

Shogun (Grand Rapids)

Eighth Street Grill (Holland)

Sami's Pita House (Grand Rapids)

Brandywine (Grand Rapids)

Uccello's (Grand Rapids)

El Arriero (Grand Rapids)

JB's Pizza (Grand Rapids-take out only)

Mangiamo (Grand Rapids)

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Gio's is on M-88 as you approach Bellaire going north, it's just outside of the city. They just opened it up right about the beginning of the year. They're comparable to Salvatore's or Vitale's here, both of which we love too. I highly recommend the Portobella Ravioli!

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Gio's is on M-88 as you approach Bellaire going north, it's just outside of the city. They just opened it up right about the beginning of the year. They're comparable to Salvatore's or Vitale's here, both of which we love too. I highly recommend the Portobella Ravioli!

Oh right, sort of near Bellaire Golf Club. We'll have to check it out around the 4th.

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Elias Brither's Big Boy at Rivertown Crossings. I like that zingy sause they put on there hamburgers.

Alpine Ave. Benigans. (The Baby Back Ribs are expensive but worth every penny. Death by Chocolate! Yum!)

Perkins (Verys in what mood I'm in.) Don't go to the 28th / I-96 Location. Its a grease pit. But the rest of the chain is good.

Ruby Tuesdays, (huge manly-man burgers )

Cafeteria in the Standale Meijer store. (The fried Chicken is good. But its the mashed potatos that's heaven. Very Limited Menu though.)

Marge's Doughnut Den. Best Doughnuts in the known universe. Critics of Merge's are consitered as heritics.

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Pizzapapalis - Greektown

Olympia - Greektown

Starlight - Michigan Ave in Detroit (Polish food)

Mexican Village - Mexican Town in Detroit

Kims - Troy (Chinese food)

Romas - Southgate

Flamingo - Taylor

Lafayette Coney Island - Downtown Detroit

Morels - Bingham Farms

Meriwether's - Southfield

Bacco Ristorante - Southfield

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Elias Brither's Big Boy at Rivertown Crossings. I like that zingy sause they put on there hamburgers.

Alpine Ave. Benigans. (The Baby Back Ribs are expensive but worth every penny. Death by Chocolate! Yum!)

Perkins (Verys in what mood I'm in.) Don't go to the 28th / I-96 Location. Its a grease pit. But the rest of the chain is good.

Ruby Tuesdays, (huge manly-man burgers )

Cafeteria in the Standale Meijer store. (The fried Chicken is good. But its the mashed potatos that's heaven. Very Limited Menu though.)

Marge's Doughnut Den. Best Doughnuts in the known universe. Critics of Merge's are consitered as heritics.

thats alot of chain restaurants :sick:

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Yes, no more chains in this thread. A Ruby Tuesday's here is the same everywhere.

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what if its a local chain, with like 2 or 3 restaurants?

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what if its a local chain, with like 2 or 3 restaurants?

Oh that's fine dtown. I meant large national chains like Fridays and Applebees. I know there are some local chains like Tony's in Saginaw that are famous for their Steak sandwiches, or Vitale's in Grand Rapids that has great pizza.

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i really can't believe that no one else has said Yesterdog!

Get em'n Go (RIP)

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