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The Brooklyn Street Local

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1226 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
+1 313-262-6547
Tue - Fri 08:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 15:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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438 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I always review a brunch place based on their pancakes. Most don't do them justice and if they do, they don't have pure maple syrup. BSL has among the best pancakes and they are worth the visit. Banana cakes made thin and served with fresh candied walnuts and hot pure maple syrup. They are known for their scones which looked... More 

Thank LGspartan
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed breakfast here at the Brooklyn Street diner. Menu varied and crowd and staff very friendly. Outside space must be pleasant, weather permitting.

Thank Tonylisboa
Andrew S, Manager at The Brooklyn Street Local, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time with us!!! We look foward to seeing you again! More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here based on location and reviews. We walked from downtown in a misty rain only to find they had a coffee cart outside so you could have a drink while you waited! Most excellent. We were seated next to a delightful couple who only made the experience better. My husband had the sweet potato bread french toast. Holy smokes... More 

Thank Victoria R
Andrew S, Manager at The Brooklyn Street Local, responded to this review

We are so happy you were able to have that experience at our resturant. Hopefully we see you again. More 

Dearborn, Michigan
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160 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Poutine is the best around. Excellent quiche and homemade scones. Eggs Benedict Florentine with salad or potatoes is enough to share.

Thank aphillips005
Andrew S, Manager at The Brooklyn Street Local, responded to this review

Our Canadian owners will be pleased to know you enjoyed the poutine! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

An amazing little local spot. I enjoyed the Hangover Breakfast with Poutine Fries, which was outstanding. My wife had the Daily omelette special which she really enjoyed. All local ingredients, great vibe.

Thank coldwellindy
Detroit, Michigan
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399 reviews
289 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Locally sourced food; great service; a casual vibe. Run by two Canadian entrepreneurs, this place has been a wonderful addition to the Corktown neighborhood since they first arrived several years ago. Parking for cars and bikes. Credit cards. Outdoor seating in the warm months. On weekends: arrive before 10:00 to get a seat!

Thank applegirl57
Clinton Twp., Mi.
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153 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Poutine. Thank you Canada and Brooklyn Street. Very delicious. very dangerous. Excellent grave on top of crispy french fries! I think they used shitakes. Best offering of this tour

Thank darwoj
Detroit, Michigan
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

A friend and i chose this restaurant as it was one of the few vegetarian options in the area. The menu was filled with veggie/vegan options. Breakfast was delicious, the food was fresh and flavorful. The staff were great and very accommodating. Lost a star due to the size of the diner. It is rather small and the tables were... More 

Thank DReyes87
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We decided to go big because we weren't going home. Not to mention we hadn't eaten in 18 hours. We both ordered a version of the traditional; eggs, bacon, a green salad, toast & tofu scramble, tempeh, fresh fruit, and toast. Then we shared the banana walnut pancakes. There was nothing left when we were done! It's on my favorites... More 

Thank Riley2309
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Good diner style food with an obvious modern influence. We were here for breakfast and were seated rather quickly on a busy Sunday morning. Being a Canadian, the nice touch here is that poutine seems to be side option with every meal, and it was pretty good actually. The meals were good and reasonably priced. I would definitely return to... More 

Thank B N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1226 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-1017
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Detroit
  • Phone Number: +1 313-262-6547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?