Clark’s Ice Cream And Yogurt

3312 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, 48072
Reviews:
Clark's has the best ice cream.
Clarks serves Ashleys and Mooneys both premium product. They carry all of the crowd pleasing favorites but nothing too unusual. Serving sizes are large. The child size is the normal small at most places. Great value. Yummy ice cream. It gets more difficult to find hard ice cream every day. Support Clarks.
I may be getting sentimental, but I miss the Ice Box (Clark's prior self). That being said, Clark's is good for a neighborhood ice cream joint. It's no Ray's Ice Cream nor Ice Box, but it's nice nonetheless. Someone below mentioned that it's the only place with peppermint ice cream around. Ray's often has a delicious homemade peppermint ice cream - better than what you can get at Clark's. The atmosphere and service seem just a bit better at Ray's as well. I don't really live near either Ray's of Clark's anymore, but I will drive right past Clark's to get to Ray's any day.

(248) 541-6560

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Mr Kabob

3372 Coolidge Hwy
Berkley, 48072
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So this place is in a gas station, and seriously runs circles around most of the Middle Eastern restaurants I've been too. The food is super fresh and you can stand there and watch them cook from start to finish, all day, everyday if you like. The staff is hilarious to me. The main guy there always seems to have an attitude and never smiles, but after a few visits, you learn he is really nice and attentive, and just never shows it on his face. I went through a phase where I was obsessed with their pickles (seriously, their pickles are like crack, very addictive). When he figured out who we were on the phone (we often called in our orders), he started including extra pickles even if my husband forgot to ask. My favorite meals are the chicken schwarma sandwich and the chicken schwarma plate with rice and salad. Their garlic sauce is stupid good. You won't even care that your breath is hot because it is worth it. The salad's are huge, the chicken breast is always delicious, and the rice with almonds is superb. I often buy a large and refry it with ground beef or whatever leftover protein I have in the house the next day. You will not regret eating here. Very clean. Very good. Very healthy.
FABULOUS food! The lentil soup is out of this world. It's so rich that you won't believe that it's vegetarian. Shawarma is amazing. Felafel is terrific. I dream of their Baba ghanoush. The fattoush salad is great. It's all so good! Mr. Kabob, a plea from a fan: start offering delivery. Please, please, please.
Attentive, efficient, friendly and generous staff. The portions are massive and are at a very good value! We will be back for more chicken Shwarma and roasted red pepper hummus! We make this a regular part of our Sunday in Detroit now!

(248) 545-4000

Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

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Uncle Andy’s Pizza

28957 Woodward Ave
Berkley, 48073
Reviews:
I joined yelp just to write about uncle andy's pizza. I know about pizza because I live alone, am a busy professional and don't cook. I assure you I am qualified so please take my word- you will be happy you did. Best pizza around!!!! Deep dish cheese and pepperoni, cheese bread, you've got to be kidding if you say it's not some of the best around!! Andy the owner is just a gem, he is what supporting local mi business is all about. He appreciates his customers. Why not at least try uncle andy's? At the very least, you'll know for yourself.
Gluten free pizza is not on the menu, but it is available. Crust is really crispy and flavorful. veggie toppings are gluten free but they were not sure if the meat ones were. If you are very sensitive like I am, ask them to prepare the pizza on a piece of cardbord or something before putting it in the oven since they put the GF pizza on the same prep area as they do regular pizzas
Since we were in the area, we decided to try a new pizza place, and Uncle Andy's was it. We had seen the reviews, but you just never know, you know? We ordered our two usuals (BLT and Hawaiian) and they were really good. I mean REALLY, REALLY good. So good that it made me a little sad we didn't live closer so they could be our regular pizza joint. The BLT toppings were small enough so that each bite had some B, some L, and some T--and the slice didn't fall apart when you took a bite. The Hawaiian was pure and simple and good with just the right amount of each topping. And the crust? Wow. Tasty with just the right amount of chew to it. I can definitely see us getting Andy's pizza again if we're in the area.

(248) 545-6111

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Coco Fairfields

2959 W 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, 48072
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Been wanting to visit for a while and decided to an hour before closing time (3pm on a Thursday). I walked in and noticed it was quaint and well decorated. There's a cool wall full of crazy clocks and lots of funny references to bacon. I was greeted and seated quickly. There was one other patron inside and they referenced him by name. I looked over the menu and ordered the cream cheese stuffed french toast with apple compote, the homemade turkey bacon and raspberry lemonade. The food didn't take long to arrive and was hot and fresh. The french toast was huge! I literally ate half of one piece and asked for a box. The box came lined with foil. Very thoughtful. I killed that sausage though. It was juicy and flavorful. The lemonade wasn't very good, but the server took it off my bill without me even asking. Very nice service. Very tasty and plentiful food. And definitely more than just breakfast. Lots of special off-menu options on the board as well as a lunch menu opposite the breakfast menu. But this is also worth mentioning. I like to see a place throughout the day: when they open, during their rush, during a lull and right before closing time. I witnessed the server mopping the little ledge where your feet rest when sitting on the bar stools with steaming hot mop water. Wow! She didn't miss anything. Very clean. Very fresh. I will definitely be back. -- VISIT 2 They earned that 5th Star. Awesome menu, awesome "special menu" concoctions, and perfect service. This spot is a not-so-hidden gem of Berkley.
We stopped by for breakfast today based on other reviews. We were seated immediately which was great on a Sunday morning. My husband was a great fan of the Zingerman's coffee. He's picky about his coffee so that was a good start. He ordered the California omelet with rye toast. There was nothing left on the plate when he got through with it. He usually offers me a bite but he conveniently "forgot". I ordered the pancakes with cinnamon apples, a side of bacon & iced tea. The pancakes were pretty darn good. I am SUPER picky about pancakes and I left with a smile. The apples were darn fantastic. The bacon was a little underdone for me but it had a really good taste. I actually didn't mind eating it underdone. I believe we will be back. Next time I go for the chicken & waffles!
I was driving through Berkley when I realized that I had an hour to kill and quite an appetite. I pulled into CocoFairfield's and I almost left when I realize that they were closing in an hour, I usually don't like to come at the closing hour of establishment because I understand how irritating it can be for the employees but I stayed because a gentleman insisted that I had more than enough time to enjoy my meal. The atmosphere is quaint, cute, and honey. The staff is superior and the food is reasonably priced for such interesting and delicious item. I would most definitely recommend this place and I do plan on visiting again.

(248) 399-2626

Cafes, American (Traditional), Diners

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The Lunch Cafe

3116 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, 48072
Reviews:
Cute little lunch spot reminiscent of a place you'd find up north. Prices are great and food portion options are suitable for any appetite as you can get half sandwiches and salads. I had the tuna melt panini that hit the spot. The ingredients seemed fresh and the homemade dressings were great. Wouldn't go out of my way to come here but it is a nice escape from the regular quick dining choices.
The food is delicious and I like the vibe of eating in an antique store. It's strange...but I liked it. The portions are huge. I got a half salad and a cup of soup and it was actually two meals worth.
I love this place! My favorite is the Italian panini. It's the prefect amount of the best ingredients. They buy all their ingredients fresh and the staff is always super nice. My only complaint is that they are only open during lunch so I can't go as often as I like.

(248) 544-2233

Bagels, Breakfast & Brunch, Sandwiches

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Atomic Dawg

2705 Coolidge Hwy
Berkley, 48072
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There's just really very little to criticize about this place. Good service, brightly lit and fun interior, with interesting and well made food. It's always somewhere that gets us smiling if we're on our way there. The basic concept is this: they source high quality sausages from both local (Corridor) and nationwide vendors, then add their own interesting takes. The type of buns used are matched appropriately to the different 'dogs, and the toppings are always freshly made (you'll see them making them in front of you, sometimes to order). Here's what we've had over the course of a couple trips: - Chicago dog. It sticks to the basics, which, in this case, is the right/only decision. They've got the celery salt, the bright green relish, the sport peppers, etc., so they seem to be doing it right. - Szechuan duck sasuage (weekly special). It wasn't particularly spicy, which wasn't what I'd assume given the name. But the flavors from the blood orange, yogurt and green onion worked very well with the mild asian and ducky tones. One note: the 'dog was served with whole slices of blood orange, which you were expected to squeeze over the rest. They weren't pickled/edible slices, or anything like that. Just an FYI that some of their garnishes are not meant to be eaten! - Vietnamese chicken sausage. If anyone's had Corridor's pleasantly-spicy and aromatic vietnamese sausage down at Eastern Market, this is the same stuff. Atomic's version is paired with some cooling pickled vegetables and sweet sauce, and it all goes down really nicely. - BBQ hog dog. A split, nicely-charred 'dog, freshly made cole slaw, pulled pork, sweet BBQ sauce. Really filling, and really awesome. - Flynn/buffalo dog (weekly special). I don't think that was the exact name, but the basic idea was a spicy, buffalo-saucy tasting 'dog, with blue cheese sauce, apple, celery, carrot, and melted cheese. Pretty messy, but it all pretty much worked. Probably the weakest thing we've had there. - Russian dog. basic hot dog, with fresh cole slaw, russian dressing and a couple other accoutrements. My dining partner was obsessed with it. For drinks, I don't believe they serve booze (it's basically a lunch place, anyway), but they've got a fantastic selection of bottled, cane-sugar sodas and other soft drinks, and they'll do milkshakes and malts as well. This is an old-fashioned, made-to-order diner experience, with some really interesting twists. Definitely give it a shot.
What a Cool Local Jewel! I visited for the first time today and the service was amazing and fast. I truly appreciate the fact that all of my food was freshly prepaid upon ordering and I love that all the items they use are locally sourced. Some are complaining about the price I honestly felt the prices were in line with the service and quality of food I received. I have spent way more on way worse! I had the Chicago Dawg and the Swanky Franky- a hotdog wrapped in BACON!!! What more can I say! the Chicago Slips were so good they remind me of the Rainbow chips that Better Made makes, I got a side of cheese to go with the Chicago Slips soo good! Cant wait to go back and try other selections. This is a great place for a lunch date, I love the relaxed decor too. It it worth the trip!
This place rocks! Oh man some of the best dogs and sausages I've ever had. Deliciousness! A must have Hula Dawg!!!

(248) 398-3294

Hot Dogs

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Vinsetta Garage

27799 Woodward Ave
Berkley, 48072
Reviews:
We've been wanting to give Vinsetta Garage a whirl for quite a while now, but the chef-husband has a vehement mantra of I DON'T WAIT!!! So I patiently bided my time until an opportunity for lunch came up with family from in and outside of town, and then made my casual suggestion. Off to the Garage we went! We arrived at about 12:45 on a Tuesday afternoon, to be told immediately there would be a twenty-minute wait. Cue the chef husband's meltdown but...HA HA, our buzzer went off well before twenty minutes (so what others are saying about VG overestimating your wait time is definitely true). We'd barely ordered our drinks at the bar before we were being escorted to our table! Atmosphere: Yes, it's loud. That's not necessarily a BAD thing, just a product of the architecture's acoustics. I wouldn't recommend it for a first date or hammering out an important business deal, though. Everything was very laid-back-casual, from the paper tablecloth to the pilled mechanic/kitchen rags as napkins. There were a lot of fun little details to observe in the decor here, and for the most part, the staff was very friendly. Menu: Interesting, but a wee bit overpriced for what you get. One of our party has visited the Union Woodshop on multiple occasions and she was underwhelmed overall by Vinsetta. I can't remember the exact prices (although some of my fellow Yelpers have kindly posted them) but my burger was in the $12-range, and I'm giving it a squinty side-eye at that price. The menu itself was so limited in apps that we skipped over them altogether. Service: Front-of-the-house: very friendly and on top of it. Bar: friendly, but a little slow. Waiter: Not quite as on top of it as he should have been, I had an empty drink glass for a while and finally the chef-husband had to break the sad, sad news to me that I would not be getting another Screwdriver on this visit. The food runner gave me a serious grumpy-face, though...she brought out everything for three of us, and nothing for my husband, not even a "Your food is ready, I'll be right back with it!" She literally didn't even acknowledge that there was NO FOOD TO SET DOWN IN FRONT OF HIM. So we all sat there in silent protest, not eating, until she finally wandered back over and said something along the lines of "Yeah, yours will be right up, I'll be back." I can honestly say I've never experienced anything quite so rude and unprofessional when it comes meal delivery. I don't care if your venue is a converted garage or some hoity-toity 5-star joint...there was no excuse for this. Food: I got the Vinsetta Burger sans cheese, natch. It was...unremarkable and a bit overcooked. I mean, it was GOOD, but there wasn't anything that stood out, aside from the pure sloppiness of digging into the thing. I always cut a burger in half so I can chow down with a modicum of elegance, but the pretzel bun was so...dense?...I could barely do that. Yes, the sauce (which involved mayo and chipolte and was tasty but again, unremarkable) is served on the side so you can dial your sloppiness gauge up or down but...DANG. Ladies, even if you are a burger-lovah like myself, do not order this on a first date. My poor mechanic's rag/napkin took a beating on this one, and there is absolutely no way to eat this without sauce and grease halfway to your wrists. Was it tasty? Again, yes, BUT...unremarkable. We may as well have gone to Smashburger. I substituted the included chips for house fries and those were indeed YUMMY...greasy and salty like you wouldn't believe, but yummy!!! I strongly recommend the upgrade, even at the choke-on-'em cost. The restaurant-GM-BiL got the Chop Salad with great anticipation about the dried cherries to compliment his glass o'wine, but ended up a bit "meh" about the whole thing. Our other dining-guest got the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and enjoyed it, but ended up eating it with half a bun, a knife, and fork, because (see above) there is no way to eat what they cram between the buns neatly! The chef-husband got the Sy Ginsberg Press and was underwhelmed...the bottom was soggy, which led us to believe it and my soggy-bunned burger had sat in the window for a while. Overall...good fun vibe, I'd recommend every Yelper visit it at least once to say they did. Apparently there is now complimentary valet (we were lucky enough to score a spot right in front!). But overall? There is no way in hell I'd wait an hour for the privilege of dining here...there are too many other great spots to hit up for better food.
Allow a few minutes for wait excellent food excellent atmosphere
One word- Lamburger!

(248) 548-7711

American (Traditional)

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Ellie’s Grill

2033 Coolidge Hwy
Berkley, 48072
Reviews:
Tried this place years ago for carry-out (typical Detroit Coney items) a couple of times and they were slow as molasses. Unbearably slow. And we're patient. So we basically forgot about them. Searching on Yelp for a place to eat recently and saw all the positive reviews about their Macedonian, Polish and Hungarian items. So decided to give them a try at lunch today by dining in. They have around 7 tables plus stools at the counter. Ignoring the high price, I ordered six pierogis ($8.75). Typically, you get 2 kraut, 2 potato, and 2 cheese, but I decided to pass on the kraut. They had no issue with this special order. Pierogis came with a small plastic container of sour cream. They were fried - no choice given. In my opinion, the potato pierogis lacked flavor. The cheese ones were better - very sweet - but still nothing to brag about. My companion thought the dough was too "soft" i.e. it lacked bite considering they were fried. Menu seemed to imply that the pierogis (and maybe all their Polish dishes) are only available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Added a cup of chicken dumpling soup ($1.50 extra at lunch time). The dumplings were good size, the soup had a lot of flavor (salt/pepper primarily), but the chicken was in witness protection. Next time we want good Polish food, we'll make the drive out to Two Sisters in Rochester especially for chicken dumpling soup. My companion went with the Hungarian goulash (~$7-$8); I believe there are two different kinds of goulash on the menu. Contained same dumplings that were in the soup. Included chunks of beef which were super tender. Companion felt the dish was "a big bowl of beef vegetable soup with nice big chunks of vegetables" plus the dumplings. Satisfying, but not her cup of tea. Now in their (Ellie's Grill) defense, we did not try the Macedonian dishes which appear to be all pork-based.
A bonus star for Ellie's. They have crepes for dessert!!! The cheese crepes reminded me of blini in the best of ways. They were so tasty! This is my new go-to diner.
I'm not sure what they hype is all about. It's a pretty dull looking place and there was nothing special about the food we had. The Goulash was kind of bland. The menu is kind of mixed up. It has a few coney like items on it but not really enough to call it a coney. So it's a hungarian restaurant with a few coney items just in case people are too scared to try the specials. Ellie's is ok if you're in the neighborhood but in my opinion it's not worth making a special trip to.

(248) 691-4441

Polish, Hungarian

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Crispelli’s Bakery & Pizzeria

28939 Woodward Ave
Berkley, 48072
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We have become regulars. The restaurant is divided into a cafe-like space and a more formal dining area (haven't tried that yet). Great for both sit-down meals and grabbing dinner to go. The wife loves the Margarita pizza and I dig both the Mediterranean and the Shrimp Chorizo. There is a fairly large variety of ingredients to choose from, so you can order something more pedestrian for the kids if that is your bag. Considering the quality, the pizza chefs are remarkably fast in getting your pizza to you. Flash to bang for my order of three or four pizzas is usually less than 15 minutes.
Crispelli's is a solid option for lunch or dinner. I enjoy their open seating concept and it's particularly nice in the spring summer when the windows and doors are open. I typically get their house salad and salmon which are always delicious. I like that they also serve beer and wine, but this is not a place where people get drunk and act crazy. They have a cute little dessert area also, but I've yet to break down and try anything...soon though! Also their pizza looks amazing, but I'm usually alone and don't want to pig out on a whole pizza solo!
First impression, the waitresses were standing in the corner talking and talking which seemed unprofessio al to do 7 feet away from our table. Then we tried to order the Cobb salad and wanted to swap the turkey for chicken, and the waitress said she couldnt. But we could add it and basically have mounds of meat on the salad. Either we have an incompetent waitress or an incompetent restaurant.

(248) 591-3300

Pizza

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Mazza Indian Cuisine

3354 12 Mile Rd
Berkley, 48072
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Their Chicken Korma is amazing! My co-workers and I order from here a few times a week. Everything is delicious and the staff is super friendly!
This will be our first and last time visiting Mazza. We were pretty excited to try the best (and only) Indian food in Berkley, based on Yelp & Trip Advisor reviews. We left extremely disappointed and unsatisfied with numerous aspects of our visit. What was really upsetting was the service or lack there of...After taking our order and receiving our soup almost immediately, there was virtually no contact/communication between us and the servers. We ordered appetizers, coffees and obviously a main course. The appetizers never came (but we are pretty sure was given to another table). The coffee came after an hour of waiting and me requesting it from both servers and one of the kitchen workers repeatedly...Our food was actually delivered to another table. After the couple picked the lids up and inspected the food they informed the kitchen worker (who was delivering food to dining room) that it was not their meal. No problem! Let's take it to another table, have them look at it and then say it's not what they ordered before getting to us... Needless to say, after waiting an hour for our meal and seeing this transpire it was pretty upsetting. Our original server appeared halfway through our meal with the coffee I had ordered 60 mins ago and ask if I had ordered the coffee...it shouldn't be to difficult to guess what I'm thinking. My wife mentions that we also ordered appetizers that never showed up and the server never bats an eye and simply states she can grab some for us to go. We kind of think, ok they screwed up at least they'll comp the appetizer, guess again... While the service may have been horrible the food was just about average. My wife loves Indian food and probably would have given it a 2.5-3 if the service and servers weren't so bad. Edit - The ownership has personally reached out and apologized for our experience. I definitely appreciate this and they are going to work on ensuring future customers do not have similar experiences to our own. If we ever end up returning, we will be willing to update our rating if things have changed for the better.
Best Indian food I've had in the area, and there is not many options. All the more reason to support Mazza! Come with friends and share a feast! Get some naan, you won't regret it.

(248) 543-6299

Indian

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