Best in Novi, F.H. Area?
Visitor from Ontario staying in Novi, Farmington Hills area for 3 nights and looking for something that may be considered unique to the area and that maybe has stood the test of time. Not looking for anything high end and can travel a bit and interested in all food types. Also, a good pub happy hour would be nice as that's unique for us. So far I have:
Zingermans in Ann Arbor
Five Guy Burgers
Taverns & Bubs
Matt Prentice Flying Fish Tavern
All comments and suggestions welcomed and appreciatted.
Ron's closed a couple of months ago. They're pretty much the same (food wise) as Bread Basket on Greenfield in Oak Park. The nearby Siegel's, at Maple and Haggerty, is farily comparable.
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However, lefty, Five Guys is actually a chain that's just making its way into Michigan. If you want unique, try a sliders place like Greene's on 10 and Orchard Lake or Bates, with a location on Middlebelt.
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You may want to call Priya before heading there. A friend drove on Friday and it looked deserted. She called their phone number, no one answered and the voicemail box was full. My daughter was there a few months ago and they had started charging for rice and naan, so possibly they were starting to feel the pinch of the economy. If I could make a suggestion, try Ashoka, they have a Troy and Canton location.
> Burgers: Five Guys
You can do MUCH better. Bates' or Greene's is good for sliders. Jaws is GREAT for burgers, fries and malts. They also have chicken sandwiches & subs.
Modern Food & Spirits is just up the road in Keego Harbor - an excellent kitchen.
Lots of specials & promos:
As much as I love Bates and Greene's....I still really like Five Guys alot. I know its a chain..but it works for me. Although if they are looking for uniquely local I also would go elsewhere.
Jaws I have yet to get to...that I am looking forward to when i get in that neck of the woods.
I'll spot that the burgers at FG are at least good, but the fries are almost completely unsatisfying to me. Yes, they give you a lot...but a lot of something lousy isn't any good, either. I'm not completely anti-chain (hey, I likes me a Pei-Wei fix and such), but FG is *not* inexpensive, especially in terms of the cost of a burger.
As a whole, I find myself less inclined to go to FG specifically because the fries aren't up to snuff, and the burger isn't enough to fill me up.
I kind of get that....since I just went to Bray's in Westland yesterday and got 5 burgers for $5 bucks...but I did not get the fries...They have crinkle cut fries....the worst! I just got the burgers in a sack and took them home to enjoy with a beer.
Actually the FG fries I don't remember the taste of...I have had them...just did not think they where offensive nor worthy of remembering. Just there....