Dine Drink Detroit, a ten day festival of $15 food & drink entrees, is back.

It’s always been one of our favorite events for us because of the kind price point and the variety of places to try out.

Another fun thing is there are some restaurant names almost everyone knows, and then some lesser known or newer places to give a spin.

Here’s what you need to know.

There aren’t reservations required, either. So at any of the 21 restaurants from October 16 – October 26, you’ll be able to sit down and check them out.

And I don’t know about you — but we’re all looking to save some coin while experiencing some of the best eats Detroit has to offer.

So let’s not waste any more time and dive in. I’ve put them in by alphabetical order to make it easier. You can click on the restaurant name to visit their website.


Your food options are a choice of taste pairings with a compressed vegetable salad. The pairings include Aperol, Campari, Cocchi Rosa, Dolin Blanc, Dolin Genepy, Carpano Antica, and Vermut.

Drink options:

  • Maison Sichel Sauternes, Bordeaux France
  • Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tina Roriz, Tinto cao

Located near Eastern Market. Address: 1428 Gratiot in Detroit

Basement Burger Bar

Your choice of one of the food options:

  • BBQ Bison Burger
  • Falal Burger
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich

Beer paring: Farming Brewing Blood Orange Wheat

Located near Greektown. Address: 1326 Brush in Detroit

Cliff Bells

Your choice of:

  • Sausage Fritter
  • Lamb Pierogi or
  • Baja Style Fish Tacos

Beer paring: Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter

Located near Grand Circus Park. Address: 2030 Park Avenue in Detroit.

Cutters Bar And Grill

Their pairing is two 3 oz sliders, french fries and a margarita.

Located in Eastern Market. Address: 2638 Orleans in Detroit.

El Nacimiento

You have a choice of one of three food options:

  • Mar y Tierra (surf and turf)
  • Pollo Jalisco
  • Traditional Gordita Dinner

And then one of three drinks:

  • Paloma w/house tequila
  • Tamarind water
  • Jamaica (hibiscus)water

Located in Southwest Detroit. Address: 7400 West Vernor, Detroit.


Your choice of one of five options when it comes to food:

  • Mix Grill – Chicken
  • Strawberry Salad
  • Feta Filo
  • Fillet Exodos
  • Exo Burger

And there’s a selection of drinks, too:

  • Moscow Mule
  • White Pino
  • Red Pino

Exodus is located in Greektown. Address: 526 Monroe in Detroit.


Choice of clams, bahn mi or yam! paired with a dessert and a drink.

Located near Eastern Market. Address: 1454 Gratiot in Detroit.

Huron Room

They’re offering Fish & Chips paired with a draft beer.

Located near Mexicantown. Address: 2547 Bagley in Detroit.


They’ve paired sake steamed clams with a 12 oz Asahi Xtra Dry beer.

Located in Corktown: Address: 2015 Michigan Avenue in Detroit.


Their very German pairing is sausage and a rind fleisch rouladen/ koenigsberder klopps on a platter with a pint of octoberfest.

Located in the Central Business District near Bricktown. Address: 624 Brush Street in Detroit.

Jolly Pumpkin

Your choice of one of three pizzas paired with a Siren.

  • Margerita pizza
  • Fire and smoke pizza
  • Brussel Sprout pizza

Located in Midtown. Address: 441 West Canfield in Detroit.

La Laterna

Your choice of one of three items paired with a house wine:

  • Spaghetti and meatballs
  • Gnocchi Bolognese
  • Pizza Americana

La Laterna is located in Capitol Park. Address: 1224 Griswold in Detroit.

Mercury Burger Bar

They’re offering up their Classic Burger with salt & pepper fries OR garlic fries paired with a draft beer.

Located in Corktown. Address: 2163 Michigan Avenue in Detroit.

Ottava Via

You get your choice of one of three entrees paired with a draft beer:

  • Truffle butter pasta
  • Foie gras
  • Mary’s porchetta

Located in Corktown. Address: 1400 Michigan Avenue.

River Bistro

They’re offering Curry Chicken Fritters and a drink.

Located near Rosedale Park. Address: 18456 Grand River, Detroit.

Rusted Crow Detroit

Your choice of one of the three entrees paired with a draft beer:

  • Pulled pork tostadas
  • Open faced caprese sandwich
  • Buffalo chicken fries

Located near Grand Circus Park. Address: 78 West Adams in Detroit.

Slows Bar BQ

Your choice of one of three food options paired with one of two drinks. Food:

  • The Reason, a pulled pork sandwich
  • The Genius (textured Vegetable Protein) Veggie Chicken
  • Pork or Veggie Enchilada

And your choice of Atwater D-light or Motor City Lager.

Located in Corktown. Address: 2138 Michigan in Detroit.

Stache International

It’ll be a surprise!

In Eastern Market. Address: 1416 E. Fisher Freeway in Detroit.

Starter’s Bar And Grill

You get your choice of:

  • Reuben cheeseburger
  • St. Louis Ribs or
  • Topped Steak Bites

Paired up with one:

  • House Margerita
  • Pint of Octoberfest
  • Tennessee twins on the rocks (Jack fire & Jack honey)

Located in Midtown. Address: 4501 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

The Block

Tasty options are:

  • Grilled Chicken Quesadilla
  • Three Cheese Spinach Dip
  • Alfredo Mac & Cheese

Paired with your choice of:

  • A select draft beer
  • Radio Bocca Red Blend
  • Jameson Mule

Located in Midtown. Address: 3919 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

Traffic Jam & Snug

This Canfield street staple offers a variety of food (pick one):

  • TJ’s Own Cheese Platter
  • BLT Chicken Skewer
  • ‘Shroom Risotto
  • Butternut Squash Ravioli

Dessert (one):

  • Black Bottom Pecan Pie
  • Apple Cobbler
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

And drinks…. (pick one):

  • Altes
  • The Apple Jack Rabbit

Located in Midtown. Address: 511 West Canfield in Detroit.

Of course, there’s more details at the Dine Drink Detroit website (here) on all of this. You can also follow along on social media with the hashtag #DineDrinkDetroit.

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