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Oct 14, 2008 05:09 AM

Roseville, MI

I've been working out of Roseville a lot lately and wondering if there are any non chain suggestions. Will to drive approx. 15 minutes (we're talking lunch hour).



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  1. Lazybones Smokehouse - 27475 Groesbeck Hwy.

    Run, don't walk to get there - you'll thank me later. Brisket is some of the best I've had anywhere in the country.

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    1. re: Wakeley Bridge

      I get gas next to this place all the time. I am not a huge BBQ/smoked meat guy. But I do like brisket so I will check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

      1. re: Wakeley Bridge

        I just wanted to say thanks for the Lazybones recommendation. My boyfriend and I tried it last weekend. You were right about the brisket. Absolutely delicious. Plus, what a great value! We spent $20 for two dinners (one was brisket, the other a half-slab of ribs and a total of four sides)...and had a ton of leftovers. We will definitely be back!

        Only downside was sitting in traffic on 696 on the way there after work. But well worth the minor hassle. Thanks again!

        1. re: aliasrlm

          Next time try the Texas sampler....

          It is more than enough for two and it may open your eyes to some greatness...

          I am thinking personally of the Ranch House Turkey... (My Fav)

          1. re: aliasrlm

            You're welcome! I have to drive there from Rochester. Believe me, there's no easy way to get there. But, the hassle is well worth it.

            1. re: Wakeley Bridge

              I drive there from Westland....down by Metro Airport....

              I agree that the hassle is worth it....

        2. On 9 Mile about 1/4 mile east of Gratiot in Eastpointe, there's Chef Ed's Weekday Cafe, which is consistently very good. Awesome house-made soups, sandwiches, entrees, desserts, and specials. Only thing that isn't made in-house is the sandwich bread.

          So worth it.

          1. Just around the corner (west) from Lazy Bones on the 696 south side service drive is Dragon Mead. You can get Lazy Bones to deliver the food and you can have Dragon Meads beer.


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            1. re: JanPrimus

              saw the mention of dragonmead in another thread and stopped by...what a treat! a great place in an unusual setting. lazy bones is next!

              1. re: JanPrimus

                I have noticed Dragon's Mead actually because I am on the service drive when I exit the freeway. Unfortunately it's work hours. And I live a ways away. So to really enjoy myself I would need a driver =) But I do plan to check it out.

              2. Cloverleaf in Eastpointe has great Detroit-style pizza. It's on Gratiot south of 9 mile. Solid local place. Also, I haven't been to Steve's Back Room in a long time, but I remember it as a good place for Lebanese on that side of town. I believe they have a newer location on Jefferson in St. Clair Shores.

                1. Nettie's Italian Cafe at 28705 Utica Road. The chicken spedini with zip sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Also try it for an unusual little place to have dinner. Bring your own wine.