OC Restaurant Quest: Eddie’s Gourmet in Oak Park
(Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2023)
Oak Park, MI – The quest to try every restaurant in Oakland County continues with a visit to Eddie’s Gourmet in Oak Park. This tightly packed diner bustles with a small space and a big menu, including Eddie’s famous Hawaiian chicken bites and Hawaiian fries. I recently visited this quintessential Oak Park spot with Oak Park Mayor Marian McClellan, who was talked into trying this unique dish. The crispy tenders and fries are tossed in a sauce that is creamy and sweet, with red pepper flakes and other spices to give it a slightly tropical flavor.
I opted for a more traditional chicken dish – the Chicken Marsala which was made with a wine sauce and served with a nice big hunk of steamed broccoli. We also had some amazing housemade soups.
The menu has many, many interesting items to choose from, with a range of prices and indulgence. For example, the Choice Steak Au Poivre is cooked in a burgundy wine sauce with fresh ground pepper, chutney, and Dijon mustard. The Ziti Arabiata features rigatoni with homemade spicy tomato sauce. And there is a Fresh Cold Water Ruby Red Trout dish made with lemon butter, garlic, and a dry vermouth sauce.
Other items include the Shrimp Bordelaise, Linguine Alla Vongole, and Choice Steak Diane. There’s also a selection of burgers, salads, and sandwiches – plus a breakfast menu.
Eddie’s also got a recent boost with the addition of a liquor license – a relatively new offering in the once-dry city of Oak Park. They feature a full bar with mixed drinks, beer, and wine.
The Mayor is clearly a regular at this and other Oak Park establishments. Owner Eddie and server Wafa were happy to come over and chat. McClellan called them “charming,” and “the heart of hospitality.”
Eddie’s Gourmet is located at 25920 Greenfield Road. Check them out online at https://eddiesgourmetmi.com/home
Oakland County Times is on a QUEST to enjoy every local restaurant in Oakland County. This long-term project is a labor of love, supported by our friends at White Castle. White Castle is a family-owned company that is proud to be one of only 20 large employers to make the Fortune Best Places to work list in 2022. With steam-grilled sliders, crispy golden french fries, fantastic slides like onion chips or fried clams, and the best chocolate shakes, White Castle is a by far our top choice for a fast food meal. Check out their website at www.WhiteCastle.com.
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