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Metro Detroit-Corned Beef Hash

schaf1 Jan 19, 2009 02:04 PM

Hey hounds, Where is your favorite spot for corned beef hash?

Riffles in Northville has an excellent rendition as does the Galley on Telegraph. Each is very different, yet both are excellent. For me, a plate of homemade corned beef hash with 2 eggs over easy placed on top of the hash is breakfast heaven!

Thanks for your suggestions.

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    Jim M RE: schaf1 Jan 19, 2009 05:24 PM

    Hit Bode's in Plymouth. Excellent corned beef hash.

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      SonyBob RE: Jim M May 23, 2009 07:53 PM

      Double that. They corn their own beef. There's none better. Not a fancy place at all.

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      GoalieJeff RE: schaf1 Jan 20, 2009 06:43 AM

      Sam's Ferndale Grill on Woodward just north of 8 Mile . My new favorite diner food , right in my back yard , who knew ? The hash is very good . Nothing out of the ordinary , just excellent corned beef and really fresh ingredients , made to order . Simple but it works .

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        JanPrimus RE: GoalieJeff Jan 20, 2009 09:09 AM

        Gest Omeletes in Redford.

        This is a greasy spoon type place. The Omeletes are very good but no trip is complete with out the Hash. The weakness of this place is that its Bacon is ho-hum!


        They are Homemade....most def not out of a any can!

      2. firestalker RE: schaf1 Jan 21, 2009 06:31 PM

        Two places with two different styles of Hash both homemade.

        Times Square on Van Dyke at 31 Mile in Romeo. Large chunks of Corned Beef or Pastrami (or half of each) Potatoes and Onions this is like a stir fry for breakfast and is awesome.

        Kens Country Cafe on Van Dyke south of 23 Mile Shelby Twp. the traditional style with ground corned beef and potatoes. This is great added to an omelet with cheese.


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          schaf1 RE: firestalker Jan 22, 2009 04:57 AM

          Thanks for the tips. Come on, folks, there have to be more places with great hash than this!


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            boagman RE: schaf1 Jan 22, 2009 02:33 PM

            I'd help out if I could, but I've honestly never actually *had* corned beef hash. Is it basically hash browns with corned beef? Are there onions involved? Describe, please.

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              JanPrimus RE: boagman Jan 22, 2009 05:06 PM

              Its generally starts with Corned Beef, Potatoes (not always shredded like hash browns),salt, pepper and a fat (typically butter or bacon). Onions of any type are a nice addition as are roasted peppers, chili's, cabbage and/or egg. Sometimes people add a little flour to the mix.

              Its simple but can be mixed up so many ways.

              I also am a advocate of adding some Franks Red Hot on the finished product.

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          berkleybabe RE: schaf1 Jan 23, 2009 08:12 AM

          For me, hands down, it's Deli Unique in the Kingsley Radisson on Woodward in Bloomfield Hills, a Matt Prentice restaurant. Fine corned beef which they also use for great sandwiches, browned potatoes, eggs cooked just right, very generous portion (I usually eat half and save half.) Service is also very warm and engaging...like eating at home, but better!

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            coney with everything RE: berkleybabe Jan 24, 2009 06:09 AM

            Berkleybabe, how's the atmosphere? Do you have to dress up since it's BH??

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              schaf1 RE: coney with everything Jan 24, 2009 06:35 AM

              Thanks berkleybabe. I anticipated that you would post with one of your usual eloquent posts. You're a true hound!

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                boagman RE: coney with everything Jan 24, 2009 08:33 AM

                I'll answer for her, CWE. No, dressing up at the Deli Unique in BH isn't necessary. I'm sure they'd appreciate it if you didn't show up looking homeless or something, but casual's fine. If you wanted to go to the Northern Lakes Seafood Company at the Kingsley Inn, then yes: they'd probably "require" proper dress there. But the Deli Unique? Pretty casual.

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                  grouper RE: boagman Jan 24, 2009 11:15 AM

                  I have also found Deli Unique to be pretty casual....don't think that I've ever gone in anything but bluejeans and not out of place. That said, you will find people in suits during the week. The atmosphere is pretty diner like.
                  I have never had hash, but I have friends who love it at Little Daddy's, across Woodward from Deli Unique. We were there once, six of us, everyone ordered the hash except me and they all commented on how much the liked it.

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                    coney with everything RE: boagman Jan 25, 2009 02:30 AM

                    Thanks, Boagman. I hadn't planned on the homeless ensemble ;), but in this weather perhaps jeans and Timberlands!

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                      boagman RE: coney with everything Jan 25, 2009 11:56 AM

                      You'll be very comfortable, CWE, and you'll fit right in. Enjoy, and tell me if you liked the hash. Having never had it myself, I'd sure like to hear if it's good there. I drive by it all the time.

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                Markcron RE: schaf1 Jan 24, 2009 01:58 PM

                The French laundry in Fenton makes an awesome hash.
                I know Fenton is pushing it for "metro Detroit" but it is not too far for us in Clarkston.
                And they serve it exactly as you like it (with Zingerman's rye toasted on the side)

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                  Jim M RE: Markcron Jan 26, 2009 05:31 AM

                  Speaking of that, I believe Zingerman's itself has good corned beef hash. I personally have never tried it. But breakfast can be a good time to go to that place.

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                    annex RE: Jim M Jan 26, 2009 09:06 AM

                    I've had the hash for brunch at Zingerman's Roadhouse and was underwhelmed. The corned beef was oddly mushy and had green peppers in it. Not to my taste at all. Maybe the deli's version is better, though.

                2. dearborn barkis RE: schaf1 Jan 26, 2009 11:01 AM

                  I had great corned beef hash at Angelo's on Catherine St. in Ann Arbor.

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                    sammy o RE: schaf1 Jan 26, 2009 12:04 PM

                    If Ann Arbor counts, I had it at Afternoon Delight and it was quite tasty as I recall.

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                      gastronomical RE: schaf1 Jan 29, 2009 10:09 AM

                      Beverly Hills Grill has great corned beef hash... made from scratch daily.

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                        AmyIM RE: gastronomical Feb 4, 2009 07:01 PM

                        Obviously food is subjective--because I was going to say theirs was quite bad. And there's not actually anything wrong with the hash itself that I recall, that was fine, but it was topped with cheddar cheese when I had it. Now I am a good midwesterner and love cheese, but found it very out of place on corned beef hash.

                        I am a big fan of Farmer's Restaurant, near Eastern Market.I like the homemade chunky texture.

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                          Fritter RE: AmyIM May 25, 2009 12:55 PM

                          The corned Beef hash at the Beverly Hills grill is the main reason I go there. If you don't want the cheese just ask them to hold it. No biggie. The menu says cheese so it's no suprise.

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                            Tabrams RE: AmyIM May 26, 2009 05:07 AM

                            I'll place my vote for Farmer's Restaurant as well.

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                          schaf1 RE: schaf1 Jan 29, 2009 01:41 PM

                          Thanks for all the recs. I agree that BH Grill & Angelo's are good. BH Grill is truly an outstanding place to chow. Anyone have any recs for the Troy area?
                          Thanks again for your thoughts.

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                            xman887 RE: schaf1 Jan 29, 2009 03:10 PM

                            a good place for breakfast in troy is pudge's place - rochester just south of long lake (west side of street) in a stip mall. it has been a while since i have been there but i recall having decent hash.

                            i used to love ham heaven downtown next to the first national building. the place was a dump but they had great white bean soup with ham and corned beef hash. the place was torn down about 8 years ago.

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                              Jim M RE: xman887 Jan 30, 2009 05:49 AM

                              Yeah, that place was a gem. Even made one of the editions of "Roadfood," as I recall. Let's start a "Bring Back Ham Heaven" Facebook group.

                              In the meantime, the ham place on St. Antoine just north of Monroe in Greektown--name escapes me--is pretty good. Not sure if they have corned beef hash, but excellent ham dishes and fabulous split pea soup with ham that will help you get through the winter in Detroit. Those ham places are still scattered around the city. Sometime I'll work up a review of them all, but I'm not eating out too much these days.

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                                xman887 RE: Jim M Jan 30, 2009 05:02 PM

                                ever been to lisle's on michigan ave in east dearborn? white building that looks like a small white castle. they serve three things - ham sandwich, corned beef sandwich, and bean soup. pretty good. usually busy.

                                i have been to a similar place on michigan ave just west of tiger stadium but the name escapes me.

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                                  dearborn barkis RE: xman887 Feb 1, 2009 05:25 PM

                                  I bet you're thinking of Mike's Famous Ham.

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                                xman887 RE: xman887 Feb 1, 2009 07:08 AM

                                i was in eatern market yesterday. had breakfast at farmers restaurant and ordered the has. potatoes, thinly sliced corned beef torn into little pieces, and onions. pretty simple and good.

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                                  schaf1 RE: xman887 Feb 3, 2009 01:42 PM

                                  Ate at Pudges today. The potatoes were rough-cut, good & crispy. Onions & green peppers well cooked. The corned beef was Not Good at all. Chunks of tough beef that had no flavor. Very disappointing. Just wanted to let you know & thanks for the post, you are usually right on the money.

                              3. workinglunches2 RE: schaf1 Feb 2, 2009 12:32 PM

                                Mack Avenue Diner. Corn beef hash is solid, big plat heaped with fresh cooked potatoes, onions, corned beef and green peppers. Two eggs on top your way.

                                Changing the topic, their peasant potatoes are a twist in the CB hash. Potatoes, sausage crumble, cheese, onions with two eggs your way. NUMMY, and full to the brim with that lubricating grease that our arteries need so much.

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                                  RedTop RE: workinglunches2 May 23, 2009 02:02 PM

                                  Agreed. Unfortunately, only have had it one time.

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                                  jay.radcliffe RE: schaf1 Feb 3, 2009 05:57 PM

                                  Sam's Deli Island in Southfield (9 mile just east of Lasher). My dad took me there over 10 years ago as a kid to have corned beef hash. Still as good now as it was then.

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                                    JanPrimus RE: jay.radcliffe May 24, 2009 10:11 AM

                                    That's 10 Mile and Lasher actually....North West Corner.

                                  2. rainsux RE: schaf1 May 24, 2009 05:17 AM

                                    > (corned beef hash) ... Galley on Telegraph

                                    Google Maps cannot find a restaurant named "Galley" on
                                    Telegraph Road ... what city or cross-roads?

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                                      grouper RE: rainsux May 24, 2009 09:52 AM

                                      Maybe it's the Gallery at Maple and Telegraph.

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                                      Fibber McGee RE: schaf1 May 26, 2009 10:33 AM

                                      I like Cafe Renedezvous on Orchard Lake and 13 Mile in Farmington Hills. It doesn't look like much, located in a small strip mall that also conttains a video store and Famous Fried Chicken, but they have a nice, eclectic menu loaded with specials. When I was last there, on Christmas, they were also offering roast beef as well as at least one other kind of hash besides the usual corned beef.

                                      Cafe Rendezvous
                                      29566 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334

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                                        mrfinewine RE: schaf1 Jun 21, 2009 01:48 PM

                                        Hygrade on Michigan Avenue is probably the oldest remaining Jewish deli in the area....I'm assuming they make their own corned-beef hash, but I always get the salami and eggs! Great old atmosphere, friendly staff, hearty breakfasts....

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