Best Michigan Diners Drive ins and Dives with Guy Fieri and Food Network | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
Grab a map of Guy Fieri's favorite eats and let's make a trip through Flavortown!
If you are as obsessed with Food Network, Diners Drive Ins and Dives, and Guy Fieri as we are, you have a fork in hand, ready to go!
We have probably watched every episode of Diners Drive Ins and Dives ever made. (Yeah that sounds a little stalkery, but I prefer to think of us as SUPER FANS!)
We decided it was time to start following in Guy Fieri's footsteps and check these places out. We couldn't find an interactive map of just Michigan's episodes so we researched and pulled together this handy dandy interactive map...just for you (you're welcome!).
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Address: 4480 S Hagadorn Rd, Okemos, MI 48864
I wanted to launch our Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives page with The Purple Carrot as this is the Red Haven restaurant's food truck. Red Haven is a fantastic Michigan Farm to Table restaurant that we visit whenever possible. The carrot soup, wraps and harvest salad are my favorites at the restaurant. The food is spectacular and the service is so very friendly so the food truck will also delight.
The Purple Carrot Food Truck launched in 2013 as Michigan's First Farm to Truck food stand!
Address: 611 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906
Guy called The Cosmos, "an out of this world pizza joint!" Kick off your Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives by first making a pizza!
Address: 417 East Kalamazoo St, Lansing, MI 48912
Eastside Fish Fry & Grill is known for cooking up spectacular chicken wings that are prepared with a 48-hour dry rub marinade and fried to order. If you want to get a little crazy, try their crispy fried gizzards and pig skins. Definitely an original Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives.
Address: 1026 W. Saginaw St, Lansing, MI 48915
If you are lookin' for some good eats, try the Brisket Bahn Mi. It's a combination of delicious tender smoked brisket and the classic banh mi toppings like pickled daikon, cucumber and cilantro.
What they are known for: Brisket Banh Mi, Pork and Shrimp Spring Roll
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Address: 940 Elmwood Dr, Lansing, MI 48917
Want something yummy? Try the chicken shawarma with garlic sauce and delicious lamb grape leaves served with creamy hummus.
Address: 1224 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906
This Southern-style barbeque joint is known for their house-smoked pork belly pastrami and pickle fries that are per Guy, “another level of ridiculous.” Also try the smoked wings with Black Magic sauce. Sounds like a great Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives!
Address: 120 W Main St, Potterville, MI 48876
Season 2, Episode 3
You bet, Joe's Gizzard City is known for their deep fried chicken gizzards and they guarantee their gizzards will be the best gizzards you’ve ever tasted. (This is definitely the record number of times I have written gizzard in one sentence...or ever, for that matter)
They also toot their own horn about their freakin' good chicken dinners, hot sandwiches, hand battered onion rings and burgers. Oh, and they fry up a mean Twinkie too! What a fun Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives!
Address: 22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
In this episode, Guy Fieri had a thing for the Pho Bowls, so you gotta try one!
Special Dishes: Vietnamese Pho Bowls, Thai-Style Peanut Chicken, Homemade Salmon Burger, Gingerbread Waffles
Address: 304 S Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
So I hear the fresh-ground burgers are freakin' awesome but you have to order right.
“Look at the festival of funk,” Guy said of his burger piled with onions, peppers, bacon, salami and mushroom.
Be sure to order crunchy onion rings!
Address: 2990 Yemans Ave, Hamtramck, MI 48212
The Hungarian pancakes are fried and topped with a goulash made with pork butt. Guy loved the crunch from the pancakes and the "megatender" meat. Feeling fiesty? Try the dill pickle soup!!
Address: 2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207
The City Wing Thing pizza (topped with piles of smoked turkey, cherry peppers, smoked Gouda, mozzarella and roasted garlic) came out a winner in Guy's book.
Grab a margarita pizza with a glass of wine for one heck of a meal at this Michigan Diners Drive Ins and Dives!
*Need more fun things to see and do while visiting Detroit?
Address: 54 S Main St, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346
This was the episode where Guy Fieri visited the restaurant with Kid Rock
Owner, Curt Catallo, transformed an old church into a comfort food diner that is now known as THE SPOT for mac and cheese.
Kid Rock and Guy Fieri dug into a bowl of creamy mac and cheese, calling it the "most macked mac & cheese."
It's also a great spot to grab a cold beer.
Address: 511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201
The cool thing about Traffic Jam and Snug is their dedication to making everthing yourself. It's a dream restaurant! Their menu changes seasonally to reflect the seasonal best from local farms and markets. They have a ton of vegetarian, vegan, fish, meat and poultry options. Plus some great desserts!
What did Guy eat? The hot-sauce jelly beans in the pork loin kamatsu salad! Locals also enjoy the huge braised-beef panini sandwich made with their fresh baked bread.
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