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Jan 19, 2009 02:04 PM

Metro Detroit-Corned Beef Hash

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

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    1. re: Jim M

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

    2. 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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      1. re: GoalieJeff

        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. 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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        1. re: firestalker

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


          1. re: schaf1

            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.

            1. re: boagman

              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.

        2. 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 eating at home, but better!

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          1. re: berkleybabe

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

            1. re: coney with everything

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

              1. re: coney with everything

                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.

                1. re: boagman

                  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.

                  1. re: boagman

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

                    1. re: coney with everything

                      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.

              2. 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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                1. re: Markcron

                  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.

                  1. re: Jim M

                    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.