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The main Jewish Community is located in Oak Park/Southfield.
There are other smaller parts in the Young Israel of Southfield neighborhood and also West Bloomfield.
Getting there:
Best option: 7.5k avios from LGA/PHL
10k UA from EWR
Or DL 12.5k, sometimes 7.5k
Often there are cheap paid fares on Frontier from Trenton(TTN)
Or ACY on spirit
It's 10 hours drive from NYC & 9+ from Lakewood.
If renting a oneway from hertz, drop at centerline, MI.

Where to stay:
People are very hospitable!
There are no hotels within walking distance to the main Jewish community.
The Westin in Southfield isn't far by car.
The airport Sheraton is now a Cat 1.

Where to eat:

Prime10 is centrally located, and probably the best kosher flayshigs in Detroit.
They have a decent lunch special. Expect to pay $35 plus per person.

Kravings is a very solid, centrally located burger/sandwich/sushi/shabbos takeout place.
They are open Thursday nights until 1ish with Cholent.
Meals start at around $10.

Sara's in the oak park JCC, very solid deli the oak park JCC is (permanently) closed, and so is Sara's.

Dave's is currently closed.

Jerusalem Pizza has plenty of specialty pizzas.
Their regular pies are thick and smallish.
They also offer a "New York style" pie.
They have plenty of calzones. Bread sticks/cheese sticks are a must.
Order by phone if youre in a rush as they usually take 15mins to get you your pizza.
They also have a branch in the West Bloomfield JCC.

the soul cafe in west bloomfield is a nice dairy place a bit more upscale then the rest
One Stop supermarket also sells take-out pizza inside their store.

Gold N Greens is in the Wayne County Cafeteria. They are only open when college is in session.
They are not Cholov Yisroel. It costs about $8 for all you can eat: pizza, bread sticks, soy stuff, salads, desserts, soft ice cream, sodas, chocolate milk, OJ... Kids 5& under are free. 6-12 is $4.

Zemans bakery is centrally located and is very solid.
Dunkin Donuts/baskin Robbins is kosher and also centrally located.

Minyan Times:
cordetroit.com/community/minyanim

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Detroit Master Thread
« on: April 28, 2010, 02:30:28 PM »
        I will be flying to detroit from jfk for 5 days (sun-thur) in July. Does anyone have any info on places to eat, things to do and hotels to stay. I am hoping not to pay more than $150 for hotels per night. I also have starwood (gold) points. (I would need a suite or 2 connecting rooms). I would fly back from another city if anyone has info on things to do from another city within 4 hours driving. Any info would be a great help. THANKS in advance.
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010, 02:57:54 PM »
Kosher eateries
Cafe One: Very good pizza and ice cream.
Rami's: Subpar chinese/fast food.
Jerusalem Pizza: Really interesting toppings on OK pizza.
Sara's Deli: Very good deli with triple-stacked sandwiches.
Zeman's Bakery: Don't miss a warm cheese danish in the morning.

There's a Westin in Southfield that's very close to these eateries.

Activities: Nothing.  It's Detroit after all  ;D
For fun go on over into Ohio and make the 2 hour drive to Cedar Point, easily the best amusement park (with killer roller coasters) in the world.
From there you're only an hour away from visiting me in Cleveland, (Say what you will about ctown, but hey, we're not Detroit!)
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010, 02:59:19 PM »
        I will be flying to detroit from jfk for 5 days (sun-thur) in July. Does anyone have any info on places to eat, things to do and hotels to stay. I am hoping not to pay more than $150 for hotels per night. I also have starwood (gold) points. (I would need a suite or 2 connecting rooms). I would fly back from another city if anyone has info on things to do from another city within 4 hours driving. Any info would be a great help. THANKS in advance.
There arent any great places to eat. As for hotels there is a 4 star westin in southfield (2 miles from jewish community) which you can usually get on priceline for about $55-60 a night. There is also a hyatt in dearborn or allen park which can also be gotten on priceline for pretty cheap. If you go to dansdeals.com and hit trip notes you can see dans notes and other peoples comments on detroit. If you need anything else you can pm me.

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010, 03:01:30 PM »
Kosher eateries
Cafe One: Very good pizza and ice cream.
Rami's: Subpar chinese/fast food.
Jerusalem Pizza: Really interesting toppings on OK pizza.
Sara's Deli: Very good deli with triple-stacked sandwiches.
Zeman's Bakery: Don't miss a warm cheese danish in the morning.

There's a Westin in Southfield that's very close to these eateries.

Activities: Nothing.  It's Detroit after all  ;D
For fun go on over into Ohio and go to Cedar Point, easily the best amusement park (with killer roller coasters) in the world.

Ramis has been sold and is now called daves gourmet. The food is now much better.

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 03:03:18 PM »
Ramis has been sold and is now called daves gourmet. The food is now much better.
Good to know, last time I was there was last year when I drove in to see the Cavs kill the Pistons in Auburn Hills with tickets that were practically being given away on ebay.

What do you recommend from Dave's?

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010, 03:14:16 PM »
Good to know, last time I was there was last year when I drove in to see the Cavs kill the Pistons in Auburn Hills with tickets that were practically being given away on ebay.

What do you recommend from Dave's?


It was just sold right after pesach and some of the menu hasnt been changed yet. They are suppose to start selling schwarma and adding some other stuff. When its totally changed i will post what is the best dish but as of now i cant really say.

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010, 03:20:25 PM »
 I found Cafe Ones Pizza to be the worst I ever had, at least the last time I was at CO a couple of yrs ago. I always go to Jerusalem its so much better

 Nothing to do, heck head up North to Machinaw Island,Petosky,Harbour Springs, The UP, etc etc

I make it to Detroit 2-3 times ayr, besides The Westin apx 10 mins away is the Sheraton Novi. The Hyatt is suppose to be going bye-bye very soon

also Dearborn Village and the Ford Museum can easily take afull day up a must see.

 head out to the Orchard Lake area and simply drive around its beautiful

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 03:27:03 PM »
I found Cafe Ones Pizza to be the worst I ever had, at least the last time I was at CO a couple of yrs ago. I always go to Jerusalem its so much better
Dunno about a couple years ago, but the sauteed mushroom/onion pizza I had there last year was delicious.
YMMV I suppose.
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 03:51:47 PM »
There is also a kosher non cholov yisroel dunkin donuts/baskin robbins

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 04:22:39 PM »
It was just sold right after pesach and some of the menu hasnt been changed yet. They are suppose to start selling schwarma and adding some other stuff. When its totally changed i will post what is the best dish but as of now i cant really say.

 wasnt it only a couple of yrs ago that it became Ramis, it was some other name before that B2 something

 Detroit as well as CLE arent cities to go to if food is the reason for going

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 04:29:58 PM »
wasnt it only a couple of yrs ago that it became Ramis, it was some other name before that B2 something

 Detroit as well as CLE arent cities to go to if food is the reason for going
CLE has a very good kosher steakhouse (Contempo Cuisine), in fact the only one that I know of between NYC and LA.

There are kosher hot dogs at Indians games at Progressive Field.

Plus we've got a very good pizza shop (Kinneret), bagel shop (The Bagel Shoppe), and delicious parve donuts at Ungers.  There's also Chocolate Emporium and Ice Cream Parlor, Sababa, Issi's, Jerusalem Grill, Subway, etc.

And there are highly rated kosher non-cholov yisroel donuts (Amy Joy) and Ice Cream (Cold Stone) although I can't vouch for those first hand.
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 05:13:41 PM »
CLE has a very good kosher steakhouse (Contempo Cuisine), in fact the only one that I know of between NYC and LA.

There are kosher hot dogs at Indians games at Progressive Field.

Plus we've got a very good pizza shop (Kinneret), bagel shop (The Bagel Shoppe), and delicious parve donuts at Ungers.  There's also Chocolate Emporium and Ice Cream Parlor, Sababa, Issi's, Jerusalem Grill, Subway, etc.

And there are highly rated kosher non-cholov yisroel donuts (Amy Joy) and Ice Cream (Cold Stone) although I can't vouch for those first hand.

 Teaneck is in NJ and although never there myself I have heard they have a # of very good places to eat, but since its right over the GW maybe you consider that as NY. I think Chicago offers more then both DTW or CLE but thats a 4 hr drive passed DTW. and the only reason Id head to Chicago would be to Load up at Rumanian which has to be the best Deli anywhere in the US and probably beyond the US at that

 are the Bagels boiled @ The Bagel Shoppe like The Bagel Hole does in Flatbush? otherwsie its a round roll with a hole in the middle

 theres a pizza store near Jerusalem Grill is that Kinneret I hope not. nor was JG anything to speak of but I guess its better then nothing Id put it in the same bucket as Ramis. Now Kens Diner in Sokie is a place not to miss!

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2010, 05:27:02 PM »
wasnt it only a couple of yrs ago that it became Ramis, it was some other name before that B2 something

 Detroit as well as CLE arent cities to go to if food is the reason for going
Yes it used to be called bkc. I dont know about cle but i 100% agree with you that detroit is not the place to go for food or anything else really unless your looking for a bankruptcy lawyer
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2010, 05:40:40 PM »
Teaneck is in NJ and although never there myself I have heard they have a # of very good places to eat, but since its right over the GW maybe you consider that as NY. I think Chicago offers more then both DTW or CLE but thats a 4 hr drive passed DTW. and the only reason Id head to Chicago would be to Load up at Rumanian which has to be the best Deli anywhere in the US and probably beyond the US at that

 are the Bagels boiled @ The Bagel Shoppe like The Bagel Hole does in Flatbush? otherwsie its a round roll with a hole in the middle

 theres a pizza store near Jerusalem Grill is that Kinneret I hope not. nor was JG anything to speak of but I guess its better then nothing Id put it in the same bucket as Ramis. Now Kens Diner in Sokie is a place not to miss!
NY/NJ/CT is all tri-state, not counting that.

Chicago used to have Bugsy's and Shallots, but both have closed down and now they have no steakhouse.  Another good Chicago restaurant, Da'Nali's has also closed down.

The bagels are boiled and then baked at The Bagel Shoppe and are excellent.  Their Garlic Bagel is heaven if you're love heavy garlic flavor.

The pizza shop next to Jerusalem Grill is Issi's and is not good.  In fact nothing in that strip mall (Jerusalem Grill, Sababa, Issis, and Lax And Mandel) are really worth going to.  Kinneret is down in Cleveland Heights by Unger's.

But the other places I recommended in Cleveland are worth going to.
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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2010, 06:56:28 PM »
        I will be flying to detroit from jfk for 5 days (sun-thur) in July. Does anyone have any info on places to eat, things to do and hotels to stay. I am hoping not to pay more than $150 for hotels per night. I also have starwood (gold) points. (I would need a suite or 2 connecting rooms). I would fly back from another city if anyone has info on things to do from another city within 4 hours driving. Any info would be a great help. THANKS in advance.

what kind of fares did u get? i fly there frequently and am always looking for cheapest airlines to fly.