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Mar 10, 2009 11:42 AM

Sliders in Metro Detroit

My friends and I are planning on having an evening where we decided once and for all which metro detroit slider is the best.

Living on the east side, we know of some places that need to be a part of this competition, but to make sure we have the best represented, I was wondering what YOUR favorite slider in metro detroit is?

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  1. Grady's Lounge on northbound Gratiot, north of Ten Mile Road, in Roseville. Sliders and a beer. MMMM...

    Surprizingly, just today I found out Ram's Horn is offering a three slider combo meal for $4.99. Sliders and no beer, uuunnn,

    1. The two best spots for sliders are Hunter House, Woodward just north of Maple in Birmingham, and Bates Hamburgers, 5 Mile & Farmington Rd in Livonia.

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      1. re: dearborn barkis

        Don't believe the Hunter House hype...though to be fair, it *is* rather famous, but the food is just lousy. Can't say whether Bates is good or bad.

        Green's in Farmington Hills at Orchard Lake and 10 Mile, though? There's the King of Sliders, son. ;)

        1. re: boagman

          Hunter House, better than anyone, does the delicious grilled onions, don't talk to anyone for a day with that breath, take two baths to get those onions off your skin, hope the wife doesn't notice, where's my cologne, routine.

          1. re: boagman

            I'll second Green's. Good stuff there, wish it were closer to the east side.

        2. If you're doing "upscale" sliders and including Ann Arbor, try Rush Street in downtown Ann Arbor on Main.

          1. Do the "Bates" bombs count?
            I haven't had one of those in a loooooooooong time.

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            1. re: Fritter

              Bate's and Green's are both very good slider joints , Hunter House had a great location and are a bit pricey for a wee greasy burger . Not bad , just ok in my book , about the same level of droolyness as Cometburger , won't make a special trip for either . I will , however , routinely make special late night trips for my personal favorite , The Telway at 11 & John R . We've discussed this issue before and people are proud of their favorites . I think your favorite is probably the first really good slider you ever had . In my case that would be The Telway . But you can't go wrong with Bate's or Green's .

              1. re: GoalieJeff

                I passed the Teleway today and I dug this thread up to ask about it. I think it was 9:30 or so Saturday morning when I went by and the place was busy.
                I've got to give Teleway a try. Any idea how long they have been there? Looks like they have been around as long as Bates.

                1. re: Fritter

                  Apparently over 50 years. Definitely my favorite slider joint.


            2. Telway in Madison Heights on John R. and 11 Mile. Green's is outstanding as well. Make sure to get some crinkle fries!

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              1. re: yorbacus

                I mourned the closing of Rocket Eddy's today by making my first trip to Telway. I left