Reporter Food Index

Reporter Food Column Index

Oakland County Times has been on a mission to try as many restaurants throughout our great county as possible.  These “Reporter Food” columns have evolved over time to become one of our most popular ongoing features.

Scroll down to see a city by city list. Click on the food names to go to the column.

We are grateful for White Castle, our first national sponsor, for supporting this grand endeavor. No matter how delicious the food we come across is, White Castle will always be tops in our editor’s sentimental heart.  Full disclosure, we also tend to visit our advertisers’ restaurants more often. Thank you Andy’s Place, Detroit Fleat, Dino’s Lounge, Holly HotelHowe’s Bayou, M-Brew, One Eyed Betty’s, Pop’s for Italian, and Rosie O’Grady’s  for being part of this website!


Atomic Dawg – Manhattan Dawg

Berkley Common – Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Meat Balls and Thoughts of Mary

Coco Fairfield’s – Sunnyknoll Savory Waffle

Crispelli’s – Braised Short Rib Pasta

O’Mara’s – Crab Cakes, Pork Chop

Republica – All American Burger

The Lunch Cafe – Chicken Salad Sandwich, Green Bean Casserole Soup, Raspberry


Hunter House – Cheeseburgers and Onion Rings

Mad Hatter – Dodo’s Egg, Pom and Circumstance

Toast – Cozy Cassoulet and Root Beer Guy

Bloomfield Area

Andiamo – Tortellina Alla Panna, Kiss the Ring

China Village – Chicken Fried Rice, Crab Rangoon

Crispelli’s – Braised Short Rib Pasta

Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

McDonalds w/the Fish Tank


Andiamo – Tortellina Alla Panna, Kiss the Ring

Deer Lake Inn – Salmon Apricot Salad

Hamlin Pub – Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins and Big Brisket Sandwich

Old Village Cafe – Mexican Skillet

Royal Diner – Garden Crepes, Corned Beef Swiss Burger


Mojave Cantina – Steak Fajitas, Mojave Sunset. Mexican Cobb Salad, Carmel Apple Martini

Farmington/Farmington Hills

Chive Kitchen – Vegan House Burger and Mint Tulip

MI.MOSA – Pork Belly Sliders w/Orange Marmalade, Brussels Sprouts, Mimosa

Peterlin’s – Fried Goat Cheese and Potstickers

White Castle – Impossible BurgerTurkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition


Andiamo – Tortellina Alla Panna, Kiss the Ring

The Laundry – Bacon n’ Brie Hotcakes, roasted potato, Strawberry Dreamsickle


Axle Brewing – Crispy Animal Parts, Dill Pickle Curds, French Onion Egg Rolls

Bobcat Bonnie’s – Tuna Poke Bowl and Salmon Pasta

Culantro – Pollo a la Brasa, Sandwich de Chicharron

Delite Cafe and Deli – London Broil Sub

Detroit Bubble Tea –Green Apple Smoothie with Popping Cherry Boba

Detroit Fleat – Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sliders, Mac Shack Papa Smurf

Dino’s Lounge – Chicken Nachos, Southwestern Cobb SaladFarmer Papadopoulus Frittata, Poutine and Fancy Sandwiches, Dessert Drinks, Chicken Sliders

Earl’s Diner – Greek Salad, Fish & Chips

Get n’ Go – Salmon and Rice

Green Space Cafe – Quinoa Lentil Burger and American Beauty

Howe’s Bayou – Baton Rouge Crawfish Cakes, Dirty Rice, Pulled Pork Po’ Boy and Sweet Potato Fries

M-Brew – Pinconning Pizza, Towne Club Soda, Mac n Cheese Pulled Pork Pastie, Pub Burger, Poutine

Otus Supply –Beef Tartare, Jerusalem Artichokes, Rebel WaltzFilthy Animal and Old Rugged Cross, Bone Marrow, Castellane Verdi and Chicory-Pecan House Soda

Pop’s for Italian – Teres Major Pizza, Bacon Wrapped Dates, Gnocchi, AntipastiChicken Parmesan

Public House – Chicken Wing Devilled Eggs, Wild Boar Sandwich

Rogue Estate / RE BBQ –  Brisket

Rosie O’Gradys – Mac Attack Burger, Brussels SproutsReuben Egg Rolls, Burssels Sprout Caesar Wrap and Mac and Cheese Waffles

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition

Hazel Park

Doug’s Delight (seasonal) – Hot Mess Tots, Walking Taco, Doug’s Dog, Oreo Dougie

Loui’s Pizza – Mushroom and Onion Pizza, Baked Cappelletti

Pi’s Thai – Chicken Pad Thai


Highland House – Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sandwich


Andy’s Place – #3 Sammich, East Holly Burger, Holly Dogman Brat, Battle Alley Burger

Blackthorn Pub – Boxty, Breakfast Burger and Chocolate Mousse, Fish and Chips

Bittersweet Cafe – Battle Alley BeefDepot Turkey Sandwich

Davisburg Bread Co – Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Chicken Bacon Avocado Sandwich

Holly Hotel – Chicken Strudel, Beef Wellington, Witches’ Luncheon (special event), Tenderloin and Tea, Queen Anne Tea

Northern Oak Brewery – Reuben Sandwich, Pesto Chicken Sandwich and Loaded Kettle Chips

Villagers – Four Cheese Baked Spaghetti

Keego Harbor

El Camino – Steak Burrito, Raspberry Margarita

Lathrup Village

Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

Madison Heights

Breakfast Club – Crab Cake Benedict, Kelly’s Favorite

Coach Sports Grille, Irish Slider

Fuji Japanese Buffet, Seafood and More

Noodletopia – Hand Pulled Beef Noodle and Sea Salt Cheese Tea

Green Lantern –Green Olive and Feta Pizza

Saigon Diamond – Rare Beef Pho

Taco Tienda Mexicana, Steak Burrito, Enchaladas

Que Houng – Chicken Pho, Durian Smoothie


Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

Omelette & Waffle Cafe – Corned Beef Hash Omelette, Apple Walnut Crepe


Sizzle It Asian Bistro – Sizzle, Rolled Ice Cream

Toasted Oak – Fish Sandwich and Lollipop Kale

Oak Park

Bread Basket Deli – Egg Salad Sandwich

Sahara – Lemon Chicken Cream Chop, Beef Kabob Tikka

Tai Fai – Chicken Crunch Roll

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition

Pleasant Ridge

Whistle Stop Diner – Sunny Sunrise


Avon Donuts – Blueberry Paczki

Elam Brothers, Fried Whiting, Candied Yams, Mac n Cheese

Lafayette Market – Woodward Melt

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition

Rochester and Rochester Hills

Hamlin Pub – Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins and Big Brisket Sandwich

Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

Royal Oak

Cafe Muse – Smoked Salmon Scramble, Bellini

Holiday Market – Stuffed Pepper Soup

Nicky D’s Coney Island – Biscuits and Gravy

OWL – Egg Sandwich, Double Layer Nachos

Pronto! – Pronto! Pasta, Cranberry Apple Quesadilla, Vegetable Lasagna

Sign of the Beefcarver – Roast Beef

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition

South Lyon

Alexander’s Polish American Restaurant – Potato Pancakes and Kielbasa

Lafayette Corner Cafe – Chicken Melt and Dragon Well Green Tea


Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

Jerusalem Pizza – Alaskan Pizza, Mexican Pizza

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition


Charminar Biryani House Indian Restaurant – Buffet

Crispelli’s – Braised Short Rib Pasta

Honey Tree Grill – Chicken Lemonato

NeeHee’s  – Vegetable Manchurian and Onion Dosa

White Castle – Impossible Burger, Turkey Sliders (seasonal), Valentine’s Day Tradition


LA Cafe – Anthony Quin Omelette

Revival – Mac Bombs, Almighty Brisket, Root Beer Float

White Lake

Dave and Amy’s – BBQ Pulled Pork Mac n Cheese

Outside Oakland County

Bay City – Krzysiak’s House – Potato Pancakes and House-Made Sausage

Cross Village – Leg’s Inn – Polish Platter, Poutine, Krupnik Honey

Detroit – Dakota Inn Rathskellar – Kartoffelpuffer, Sauerkraut

Mackinaw City – Biere de Mac – Mackinaw Cheesesteak and Asian Chicken Naan Bread Sandwiches

Muskegon – Toast n’ Jams – German Omelette

Plymouth – Sweet Afton Tea Room – The Robert Burns, The Wellington