Immaculate Conception Kitchen

11672 McDougall St
Hamtramck, 48212
Reviews:
This review is for the church service. We attended, for the second year in a row, the annual blessing of the Easter baskets, on Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday.) The church holds this activity downstairs in the fellowship hall. Banquet tables are set up in a large horseshoe shape with plenty of space to accommodate about 150 people. It's comfortable at 100 and snug at 150 people. The basket blessings happen every hour on the hour. The priest is absolutely wonderful addressing the church guests in both English and Ukrainian. This is nice because while being Ukrainian, I do not speak Ukrainian but I still want to share my heritage with my family. Thank you IC. Christos voskres!

(313) 366-3594

Restaurants

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Revolver

9737 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck, 48212
Reviews:
An experience worth sharing with friends who love great food! Jenni H. has some great tips so you'll want to look over her review but the whole evening was very interesting. The area where Revolver resides is a little seedy which makes it that much more intriguing, but honestly, who doesn't love Hamtramck. Once you figure out where you're going you may want to grab a bottle to pass at the table. There's a liquor store on the corner and if you're worried about having cash to tip, don't. They do accept credit for server tips but there's an ATM at the liquor store in case you prefer cash FYI. When we arrived, about 15 minutes early, the doors were locked but they let us in within a few moments of our arrival. That said, it was bitter cold outside and not exactly warm inside...you'll want to dress in warm layers for the winter events. Once everyone arrives it tended to take the edge off the chill though. The "restaurant" itself is pretty sparse so as not to take away from the experience. Tables are covered in nice linens and there are corkscrews at the tables for your convenience, in case you didn't bring one. Servers were very casual but also very friendly and outgoing tending to whatever they can help with. This particular evening, James Rigato, of Root and Top Chef, was our chef du jour. The menu was based off a wild game dinner beginning with frog legs-wonderful, a rabbit pappardelle with tomato sugo-pretty solid, roast quail with wheat berries-least favorite, venison tenderloin-off the chain good, and lastly a duck egg crème brulee with a White Pine French macaron-a perfect finish to this elegant event. You won't be overwhelmed by the portion size so think more along the lines of a tasting menu, or at least it was for us. But the food was all well executed and the service was timely, quick and on point. As mentioned, seating is communal, while there are a couple four tops if I remember correctly. It can get a little noisy in the dining room but not so much that you can't hear your party members talking. Water, both flat and sparkling, are provided as are the wine glasses and some background music...server's choice. Tickets ran $75 and it was worth it for the experience itself. If you're coming for the first seating note that they will ask you to leave so that they can setup for the second seating so no lingering. I wouldn't come expecting to feast but if you like food that's creative, interesting and well executed with fantastic service and a chill atmosphere you owe it to yourself to check out Revolver.
I don't really want to write a long review detailing the exact temperature, timing, and ambience of the space (reviews below me have pretty much got that covered). What I do want to do is talk about the food. I went to one of the many Brad Greenhill-hosted pop-ups, and listen listen. It was literally the first time I've ever been able to say intelligent things about food. Five course dinner - and there you have me spewing things about the acidity, texture, crunch of each dish, how the flavors meld, how they pop, disappear, surprise you. I am not a foodie. Anything I put into my mouth is A-OK with me. But until last night, I had no idea food could be so magnificently poetic. Brad Greenhil, I salute you. Oh, also: if you're deciding between the 7pm time slot at the 9pm one: pros of the 7pm are that you get your food faster and finish earlier, pros of the 9pm are that you don't have to pay for parking (meter ends at 8pm) and I guess (?) you have a longer, more luxurious evening.
With cozy but still very minimal decor, communal seating, multi-coursed menus, and on online ticketing system, Revolver still has very much the "flavor" of a pop-up restaurant, which is no surprise since two of the area's more well known pop-up dinner chefs are at the helm in the kitchen. Opening night featured a menu by Resto! Change O's chef, which included inventive offerings such as grilled pig heart (surprisingly delicious!) and chicken liver pate. Chatting with the 9 other patrons seated at our table made weathering the opening-night hiccups such as waiting for food more enjoyable, and the owners were very friendly and engaging as well. If you're looking for a dining experience with delicious food but with a little more heart (ha-ha) and soul than your typical polished, highly financed restaurant, Revolver is definitely your place.

(313) 757-3093

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Seven Brothers Bar

11831 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, 48212
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I'm a dive bar girl and this is a dive at its finest. The owner is wonderful. Kareoke on Fridays. The kind of place you can stay all night drinking without wanting to go anywhere else.
If you're looking for a no-frills bar, where you can talk to girls who probably hate you, this is the place for you.
I have been here 4 times, 8 Tyskies. 4 years ago, friend and I walked in during Labor Day Hamtownfest, loved it. 2 more Tyskies next year!

(313) 365-6576

Bars

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Jet’s Pizza

10035 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, 48212
Reviews:
I'm usually a round pizza guy but with Jet's I always order a square cause their square pizza is so much better than their round. The crust is so crispy and just a bit burnt in the most perfect way. The ingredients are usually nice and fresh and the customer service over the phone is professional. They usually take half an hour to 45 minutes to deliver to my house so they're consistently quicker than Happy's or Amicci's. They don't have many non-pizza items on their menu like Happy's but hey, Jet's Pizza means Jet's Pizza, right? They took a bit longer than usual to deliver tonight, and there was two guys in the car. It was the guy in the passenger side who took the money and gave me my pizza. His pants were saggin' waaay low, exposing me to the grossly unpleasant sight of dude's boxers. He was polite and all, not acting all thugged out like I would expect from his retarded fashion statement, but seriously, guy, buy a f*cking belt! "Pants on the ground! Pants on the ground! Lookin' like a fool with your pants on the ground!"
Best pizza in Hamtramck! Little Ceasars of Hamtramck may have cheaper Pizza and more customers. but at Jet's, you get what you pay for! The most delicious cheese and the best pizza crust. The butter on the pizza makes it seem as if it were glowing. There are 5 other pizza stores in Hamtramck, but I think this one is the best!
It's great. Use to live here when I was little and would beg my parents to get Jet's. JETS NOTHING ELSE!

(313) 875-5200

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Conant Cafe’ & Grill

9240 Conant St,Unit 3A
Hamtramck, 48212
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There's only few places I usually get food from in Hamtramck and this is one of the best, soon as you walk in you get a warm welcome, you can clearly see the cooks cooking and flipping pizza in a very clean kitchen while you watch some sports on their numerous Flat screens. I heard the pizza is great but I'm not a pizza person however their chicken tsunami is the best with some seasoned fries one of my favorites but if your feeling fatty wings and chili fries is really good too plus it's all halal which is a bonus.... I would recommend this place to anyone
This place is part of a strip mall with the Marathon gas station. Food wise we've tried most of what's on the menu. It's located just off our work property. It's just ok. Works in a pinch. However, there are about 10 places in town that offer shawarma and most are better. The pizza like pastry is pretty good but never quite seems fresh. The spinach and cheese is the best offering. Halal hotdog tastes like a hotdog.
Went here several times, and really liked what I ordered and overall I am very satisfied. I also brought some friends here to try and they agree with me, when I say they are best place to go to when you need to eat something quick and at a relatively low cost.

(313) 875-2233

American (Traditional), Pizza

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Rock City Eatery

11411 Joseph Campau
Hamtramck, 48212
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After Friday night's dinner at RCE I need to hike my rating to five stars. We've eaten here several times and there's always something on the menu to surprise and delight. This visit we were wowed by the layers of flavors and textures in the Korean spicy bowl - each complemented the other, definitely constructed with expertise. I want more. Our NY strip was precisely medium rare, perfectly seasoned and seared. The standout for me was the rosemary fries. I wish I would have payed more attention to the server's description - I think they were prepared in duck fat and tossed with Asiago cheese. I've thought about those fries a dozen times since. My only criticism would be the heirloom tomato salad; not the best choice for an offering in MI in Nov; the tomato was flavorless. Some greens would have been lovely. Our server was friendly and attentive. Looking forward to our next visit.
I had never been to Hamtramck until I came here for my friends birthday! Very unique menu. I seriously had the best macaroni and cheese of my life! It even comes in a bowl made out of cheese! I didn't get a chance to try the drinks, but from the looks of the menu...they looked unique too!
Omg. Brunch is to die for. Couldn't decide what to get so the 4 of us shared a few things. Let me tell you.... Couldn't finish the chicken sandwich (add a fried egg!) and honestly if I died right now I would be happy. Everything about it is heaven.

(248) 633-3072

American (New)

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Yemen Cafe

8735 Joseph Campau St
Hamtramck, 48212
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This place is your classic hole in the wall. The location is a bit sketchy and the restaurant itself is a extremely grungy but look past that. If you do, then you're in for a treat. The serving sizes at this restaurant are incredibly generous. The lamb Haneeth is ahhmazing. The chicken agaddah was dry for my taste but yummy nonetheless. I've been here a few times before and have ordered many things but I cannot remember the names of all of them but you will not be disappointed. Be curious. Try out this spot.
Best place u can find for those who like Arabic food, I recommend the (chicken okda) if u can handle a little spicy food.
Flavorful and amazing! Great service and the gentleman working there was super duper friendly, especially with us newbies. Will definitely come again to try other foods.

(313) 871-4349

Middle Eastern, Halal

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Burk’s Igloo

10300 Conant St
Hamtramck, 48212
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I love this place! I've been coming here since I was a teen but hadn't been in years. The prices are low. The quality is high and the people are friendly. There's a nice selection of frozen treats and a couple of tables if you want to eat there. It's your standard walk up ice cream place but it does not disappoint.
Hamtramck lacks ice-cream options in general. Burk's Igloo's season opening officially marks the beginning of summer. That was yesterday and I was there. I keep it simple and come just for a twist (choco/van) on a cake cone. They sell a ton of slushes and have sundaes, banana splits, nachos, hot dogs and other foods. There isn't really a wow factor here but the kids who run this place do a good job. It is the best Hamtramck has to offer. Cash only.
Great prices. Only gripe was that their sprinkles were rock hard. So as long as you skip this option on your sundae, you will enjoy it! Someone should really tell them though..

(313) 872-6830

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt

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Amar Pizza

11608 Conant St
Hamtramck, 48212
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What's happening, sir? I heard you're the best. My crew wants something spicy. Get out of here. A ghost pepper pizza? No, that's crazy stupid, We want spicy, not anal bleeding. Cool. Yeah. Whatever. I don't even know what naga sauce is, but if you think two white bread dudes from Bloomfield and a Polak from the Eastside can handle it, then we're on board. Yep. We'll be by in twenty, sir. Thank you. -- End of my pickup order. Anyhow. The naga pizza was a bit overpowering after the third slice, but we all enjoyed the hell out of it, as we continuously dabbed sweat from our brows and successfully made small talk about the few things we knew about Bangladesh with the gentleman who made our pizza behind the bullet proof glass. I equate our attempt at small talk to some annoying asshole from France trying to initiate a conversation with an American by repeatedly babbling on about President Obama, busty women in California and some of the local produce grown in parts of the U.S. we'd never actually frequented. Regardless, he humored us all the same, told us to come back and we certainly shall. Next time we're going to roll with the crispy thin crust. The deep dish was too doughy for my liking, but the flavors packed in the naga pizza were phenomenal.
Fortunately, the food outpaces the atmosphere/service here. I had attempted to stop by a few days ago but nobody was at the window to take my order. I rang the bell...and nothing. So I left. Today, I called in my order and went to pick it up. Again, nobody at the window even after ringing the bell twice. So I pulled my phone out and called them, and when they picked up I said "Hi, I'm here to pick up my order". The guy came out from the back, slid the pizza under the bulletproof glass, relieved me of my $15 and sent me on my way. Very weird process. More importantly, the food was pretty good. I opted for a large round Naga Pizza. I've got a pretty solid tolerance for spicy foods and handled this easily. There was definitely some build-up and while I was eating the third slice you could feel the heat nicely. All in all, the pizza was worth it. Next time I'm opting for the ghost pepper pizza. tl;dr - Good pizza, weird place. Call ahead.
Random and unassuming establishment that serves simple, tasty foods! We ordered the Tandoori Pizza which had a nice spicy kick to it, and a couple of the specialty Amar hotdogs which was also delicious!

(313) 366-0980

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Polish Village Café

2990 Yemans St
Hamtramck, 48212
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Come here every trip to Michigan. I've tried to recreate the Dill pickle soup on my own but it never compares. Everything is good here. Cash only! They have like 4 or 5 different soups Everyday. So good! Definitely try this spot!
I can't remember the last time I posted a 5 star review but this place gets a solid 5 stars. We arrived on a very busy Sunday afternoon but the wait for a table was minimal. Our waitress was friendly, high energy, and (part of my 5 star review) totally connected to her restaurant and the food. We usually have a light lunch but when we saw the menu (Schnitz- els! City chicken! Sausage! Chicken livers! Stuffed Cabbage! Pierogis!) we decided to go for broke. I had a wonderful cucmber/onion/fresh dill salad and my husband had a chicken noo- dle soup with wonderful Kluski noodles. I had city chicken and a mushroom cutlet; he had the chicken livers, both meals served with mashed potatoes/gravy, sauerkraut, and green beans. The food was absolutely delicious and a wonderful break from all the small plates/kale/BS that usually passes for good food these days. The setting was a classic Rathskeller and we had one of the nicest meals we have had in a long time. Again, our waitress was delightful: friendly, totally engaged, and definitely part of the positive experience. NOTE: NO CREDIT CARDS!!! Make sure you have cash BUT having said that the price point seemed to be a bargain considering the quality of the food and the portions. FIVE STARS!!!!!
******Polish Village Cafe is CASH ONLY****** A-ok. There's nothing special about most of the food here. The service was kind and the prices were decent, but don't come in expecting food that'll blow your mind. We ordered a great variety: dill soup, cabbage soup, pierogies, potato pancakes, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, garlic chicken and various side dishes. Everything was delivered in a timely manner. The cabbage soup was a standout, but it could have used a bit more of that rich broth and less cabbage. The potato pancakes were... bready? Mushy? They hardly had any potatoes. They were seasoned well, but didn't taste as any others I've had in the past. The garlic chicken tasted wonderful but the breast was really tough (with tendons, not overcooked). The gravy on the mashed potatoes was so generic, I'm sure it came from a can or powder mix. The pierogies were also generic and a bit tough. So, overall, the food was okay but it definitely wasn't anything special. The prices were fair but we'll probably go next door next time the Polish bug bites.

(313) 874-5726

Polish, Cafes

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