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cheap-ish restaurant near Detroit Country Day in Farmington Hills (DTW)

IndyGirl Apr 14, 2012 10:14 AM

For this evening!

A few (at least) veg options are a must.



  1. IndyGirl Apr 15, 2012 10:32 AM

    You guys are the best! We actually just ended up eating around our home and then driving to Country Day. But we attend concerts there from time to time, so this information is not wasted.

    BTW, I LOVE Neehee's already!

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      amandaqtpie Apr 14, 2012 10:31 PM

      Buddy's on Northwestern. Cheap-ish, vegetarian options (if you're not looking for anything exotic), nice atmosphere, convenient to DCD, consistently good pizza and salad.

      1. tokyo Apr 14, 2012 02:23 PM

        Probably too late here, but for cheap-ish and veggie options, I was thinking Middle Eastern- you can usually get creative with the menu on a budget. La Marsa is at Drake and Grand River. Al Oumara in Bloomfield might be too far west, I'm not totally sure of your route.

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          gooddog Apr 14, 2012 02:57 PM

          I was gonna say the same - any middle eastern restaurant will have lots of veggie choices; I would suggest Kabob Grille at 10 mile & Evergreen, or Pineland at 12 mile & Farmington. If you're not picky about atmosphere, there's always Mr Kabob at 12 Mile & Coolidge, inside the gas station - it's owned by the same people as Kabob Grille.

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            gooddog Apr 14, 2012 03:00 PM

            Oops - it's Cafe Kabob, not Kabob Grille.


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          BobRe Apr 14, 2012 01:12 PM

          There's Shield's Pizza on Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Road.



          1. rainsux Apr 14, 2012 11:51 AM

            NeeHee's ... It is a quick trip down I275 to Ford & Canton Center, NW corner. All vegetarian, I think, big favors, cheap. No liquor.

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              rcloud Apr 14, 2012 12:10 PM

              Country Day's campuses are actually located in Bloomfield Hills and Beverly Hills, which unfortunately makes NeeHees's about a thirty minute drive.

              Their really aren't many decent restaurants around there outside of Beverly Hills Grill. IndyGirl, how far are you willing to travel?

              1. re: rcloud
                ak994 Apr 14, 2012 12:53 PM

                Since I've no idea where you'll actually be, I'll just go by the Farmington Hills address and suggest Zayeqa on Orchard Lake Rd just south of 13 Mile. It's a hole-in-the-wall to be sure, with a very cramped and very basic dining area (which I'd hesitate to call a dining room!), but the south Indian-Pakistani food is very good. Nihari, just up the road at 13 MIle (behind the gas station) serves similar food in a nicer setting but the prices are a bit higher.



            2. rainsux Apr 14, 2012 11:39 AM

              Can you give us a hint re: cheap-ish?

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                VTB Apr 14, 2012 10:40 AM

                Would entree salads and local beer be w/in tonight's budget? http://beverlyhillsgrill.com/index.ph.... (Call ahead about wait times)

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                  IndyGirl Apr 14, 2012 11:00 AM

                  That looks wonderful and right up our alley, but a little $$ for us right now (we are trying to pay off student loans, sigh).

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                    VTB Apr 14, 2012 11:10 AM

                    Understood! (Unfortunately). If you are headed towards Rochester afterwards then on the way you could hit Crispelli's on Woodward or exit 75 at 12Mile and hit one of the Vietnamese places.

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                      VTB Apr 14, 2012 12:51 PM

                      Bread Basket deli on Southfield is good but has, at best, a grilled veggie sandwich and a cheese blintz...neither of which would be considered a "specialty."

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                        IndyGirl Apr 15, 2012 05:23 PM

                        BTW, I can't WAIT to try Crispelli's!!!

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