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Local Kitchen and Bar

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344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
+1 248-291-5650
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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133 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great scratch kitchen with plenty of options. The food was very good and the service was impeccable. They have a Sunday brunch available and valet parking if you don't want to brave the municipal lots. Plenty of choices for drinks.

Thank Rjh8115
Ferndale, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought we would try a "local" place for dinner.It was towards the end of the shift,but they told us they were still serving dinner. Was not impressed with the menu,but chose the lamb chops.service was very slow,and when the food arrived was amazed how small the portions were.The flavor was very good,but for the price it was more an appetizer,than... More 

Thank Douglas H
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

A very unique menu. Cool, boho-chic décor. Extensive list of fun cocktails. Highly recommend the Florence Night Away. Above all: very gracious venue for a hoard of hungry and thirsty ladies attending a bachelorette party. As the bride, on behalf of everyone who came, thank you!

Thank Lisa M
Landisville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to dine at this restaurant for our son's 25th birthday. We were visiting him from out of town. The hostess was flustered even though we had made a reservation for 3 through Open Table. We didn't wait long but the short time we were there, the staff had to repeatedly say excuse me to get by as there... More 

Thank Shelahlah
Ferndale, Michigan
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Local Kitchen customers are very loyal customers. Any why not? The Local menu is current and innovative. It has something for everyone, that's why everybody loves Local. Because the menu is fresh and :local" everyday I won't begin to explain last night's meal, but I was served a great salad with locally grown kale and marinated root veggies, followed by... More 

Thank Dogwalks
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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522 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came here as part of a large group, and we filled 2 large tables upstairs (must have been 50 of us). They assigned a couple waiters to us, and it was a very nice, casual location to hang out and have a beer or two before we sat down. The meal was done in courses, with us being able to... More 

Thank Kevin S
Rochester, Michigan
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Place looks cool and sort of out there, almost a "Fred Sanford" of Sanford and son feel to the decorating approach. The dessert display reminiscent of years past needs to go! Service is good and servers were knowledgeable. I wish when I asked if the fish portion was big enough she would have told me the truth. I ordered it... More 

Thank M E
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

First of, the atmosphere is wonderful and the restaurant is decorated beautifully with attention to detail. Both times that my fiancé and I went, the service was great. The waiters took their time to give us recommendations according to our preferences. They also recommended a nice place nearby for drinks afterwards! Food was excellent, and especially the desserts are amazing!... More 

Thank AnomynousUser
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Interesting menu with creative choices, nice wine list, great service. Fun area of town in Ferndale. Only reason I can't give it a 5 star rating is due to the wood burning fireplace that results in a thick campfire stench. If you have breathing problems you may want to avoid this restaurant.

Thank smaniloff
Detroit, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Girls night out with a friend was an expensive dinner for two. One wonderful cocktail, two house white wines, an appetizer, two entrees and two desserts came to over $100. The food, as stated by many other reviewers is in tiny portions, small plate servings on large plates. The most generous was the fried green tomato appetizer. Two sea scallops... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1761
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-291-5650

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