Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Great Lakes >
Feb 12, 2013 03:06 PM

Detroit Airport to Ypsilanti?

I'm arriving at the airport on a Wednesday night and my sister is taking me to her house in Ypsilanti around 6:45 p.m. so we will be hungry. Looking for laid back place to have some good food. Don't want anything too heavy/greasy. Open to all cusines. Price really not an issue; I'm willing to pay for good food. Burgers are fine too as is a nice fish dinner etc....

Ally cat

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Beirut - VERY good middle eastern restaurant just north of the airport:

    3 Replies
    1. re: rainsux

      By chance, rainsux, have you tried either the crushed lentil or the lamb vegetable soup at Beirut? Just wondering.

      I'll go one further: what stands out at Beirut over other items?

      1. re: boagman

        I have not tried the soups.

        I typically get the platter for two, take-out.

        My only gripe is the garlic sauce. More garlic, please. But I consider garlic to be an entee, not a seasoning! <g>

        1. re: rainsux

          Understood, and I agree about the garlic. You are correct, sir!

          On a side note, I went back to Indian Flavors in Westland yesterday, and while it was still good, it wasn't as good as when you and I both went together. I ended up having a "meal", which is their soup, a vegetable (in my case curried cauliflower), rice, some bread, and a small garnish dusted with spicy mustard seed. It was...overly starched. For $8 ($10 out the door), I feel I should have gotten another vegetable in order to "even out" the starch-to-vegetable ratio. I left fed, and the cauliflower flavor was good, but the soup was just so-so, and rice is rice, and bread is bread.

          I fear that Neehee's is calling a bit stronger as a result. Not that I dislike Neehee's (*not at all*), but it feels nice to support a mom-and-pop joint. However, if it's going to be an excuse to charge an inordinate amount for a ton of rice and bread, and, oh yeah! A veg!, then I might not be as quick to come back.

    2. If you can wait till you get to Ypsi..Sidetrack for burgers. #19 on this list

      1 Reply
      1. re: coney with everything


        They also have a selection of items other than burgers which are good.


      2. I've had good luck recently with Canton Pita, Ford Rd. at Canton Center in Canton. Also, if you like Indian food, try Neehee's in that same center—small Indian street dishes, many very good. Second on the Sidetrack—it's got great burgers, and it's a good slice of Ypsilanti.

        1. The Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti: amazing range of house-made sausages, great condiments. Also fine burgers. Cool atmosphere, range of drinks.
          (Sidetrack is good, but not remarkable.)

          1 Reply
          1. re: trapani

            For a burger, specifically, I would pick Sidetrack. However, Wurst Bar is a good suggestion. The titular wursts range from good to extraordinary (try the weird Buffalo chicken deal), and in mid-evening you would probably get served faster there.

          2. Where did you dine on Wed night?