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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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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2010, 11:51:20 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
Cafe One's management has switched around a lot recently (for sure about a year ago, could be more recently, too) so their pizza recipe has also changed a bit. The eating area is decent. As others said already there is really nothing to do in Motown, but there is Greenfield Village- an old fashioned village that Ford built.
Windsor, Canada is under an hour's drive away, and I think there is a pretty good fleishig restaurant there, though not sure exactly what the name is (Friedman's ?)
Otherwise, Detroit's a pretty quiet, laid back, boring place. Oh, One Stop's fresh bagels are delicious- freshest I've ever tasted.

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Re: DETROIT
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010, 01:08:11 AM »
Cafe One's management has switched around a lot recently (for sure about a year ago, could be more recently, too) so their pizza recipe has also changed a bit. The eating area is decent. As others said already there is really nothing to do in Motown, but there is Greenfield Village- an old fashioned village that Ford built.
Windsor, Canada is under an hour's drive away, and I think there is a pretty good fleishig restaurant there, though not sure exactly what the name is (Friedman's ?)
Otherwise, Detroit's a pretty quiet, laid back, boring place. Oh, One Stop's fresh bagels are delicious- freshest I've ever tasted.
Windsor ontario is actually only 20 min

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What should I do in Detroit?
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2010, 04:33:22 PM »
Thinking about going to Detroit in early December for a long weekend?  What should I do when I am there?  What is the current kosher restaurant situation like?

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2010, 07:38:10 PM »
I don't think much has changed.
The village is supposed to be nice, and the rouge (F150 assemblyline) is pretty cool.

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Hotel/Motel Detroit Area
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2011, 01:15:31 PM »
I am staying a couple nights in the Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield area of Michigan. Does anyone have any recommendations which Hotel/Motel I should stay in?

Thanks.
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Re: Hotel/Motel Detroit Area
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 01:50:27 PM »
I am staying a couple nights in the Farmington Hills/West Bloomfield area of Michigan. Does anyone have any recommendations which Hotel/Motel I should stay in?

Thanks.

Does it specifically have to be in one of those cities? Or can it be close by?
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: December 09, 2012, 11:31:22 AM »
Anyone ever stay at the Marriott Ren. Cen?

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Re: Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2012, 11:37:52 AM »
Anyone ever stay at the Marriott Ren. Cen?

Once, a good number of years ago.
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Re: Re: Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2012, 02:05:38 PM »
Once, a good number of years ago.
Was wondering if street parking is possible, or maybe I should ask, is it safe..

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Re: Re: Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2012, 02:08:51 PM »
Was wondering if street parking is possible, or maybe I should ask, is it safe..

Parking is possible but IME hard to find. As for safety if you're just parking near the hotel or in their parking garage and heading inside at night you should be fine.  It's when you start wandering around downtown there at night that you may run into problems.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2012, 05:25:36 PM »
I was once in downtown Detroit and you should not count on being able to park in the street. Though you may get lucky and find a spot.

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2013, 10:20:42 AM »
Who pays for a hotel in Detroit? Much cheaper to just buy an actual house

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8234-Normile-St_Detroit_MI_48204_M43509-91764

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2013, 11:13:28 AM »
Who pays for a hotel in Detroit? Much cheaper to just buy an actual house

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8234-Normile-St_Detroit_MI_48204_M43509-91764
You think I can get a good mortgage?
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2013, 11:14:44 AM »
You think I can get a good mortgage?
Doubt it :D

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2013, 11:16:01 AM »
Doubt it :D
Maybe if I leave my socks as collateral
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2013, 12:41:04 PM »
jokes aside. It is a good deal IMO

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2013, 01:06:31 PM »
jokes aside. It is a good deal IMO
Until you get the bill for the back taxes.
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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2013, 10:18:14 PM »
jokes aside. It is a good deal IMO
and it's in a better neighborhood ;)

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Re: Detroit Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2013, 11:01:02 PM »
There's a whole new twist on "Security Deposit"