Gus’s Carryout

210 W Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Greek salad and breadsticks where can you go wrong? This has been an old time family favorite place to grab a meal. Either a light lunch of salad or dinner of lasagna breadsticks and salad you can't go wrong with any choice on the menu. Can't say enough about the breadsticks! In our family we fight over who goes to pick it up. It's tradition that who ever picks it up has to sample a breadstick on the way home. Just to make sure they are good for everyone else of course!
I love their salads and breadsticks! The only complaint I have is that Gus's doesn't offer a whole lot of vegetarian options. I wish they had a meatless mostacioli or a vegetarian lasagna!
Really good food. I ordered lasagna, which came with breadsticks and a salad for $10. I requested the apple salad, which was wonderful. I was impressed for a carry out place. I will return again.

(517) 546-3270

Pizza

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Allen K Ryan’s

2584 E Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
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We were getting some pool supplies in the same plaza earlier this summer when we noticed some flyers on their counter for a recently opened restaurant a few doors down. On the spur of the moment, we decided to get lunch at Allen K. Ryan's. We opted for a special they were offering- a bucket of chicken, with bread/butter, and two sides. We went with the broasted potato wedges and cole slaw. We've been craving the same meal on a regular basis ever since and indulged that craving several times! WOW. This is hands down the best fried chicken either of us has ever had. The sides are all excellent, too - those potato wedges are the stuff of dreams. Nice creamy, just sweet enough cole slaw. We've tried the potato salad on a subsequent visit, and it was yummy, too. Their signature barbecue sauce is just the right mix of sweet and spicy, and definitely have them dip your chicken in it - it's worth the upcharge! We love to dip our potato wedges in it, too - forget ketchup! We've bought a bottle of the BBQ sauce and I used it in place of ketchup for my meatloaf recipe here at home - and we both agreed, it was significantly improved by that change. (And meatloaf was already a popular dish around here to begin with, but it was made better!) Really nice family that owns and runs the place too. Your dollars stay local when you eat here, and you are getting better quality than you would elsewhere. At a chain restaurant, my husband would need several pieces of chicken to feel full. One of the humongous chicken breasts here was enough to fill him up along with the sides! Very reasonable pricing for what you get. Definitely check these folks out! Note: The number that came up through the Yellow Pages website is apparently outdated. I can't change it on the listing - but know that you will want to call (517) 518-8736 to find them!
Amazing! I truly mean that. This little spot has done in, carry out, and catering. They serve ribs (which fall off the bone), chicken, burgers, fish, and sandwiches. The fish had a cheese stick type breading, which was nice. The ribs fell off the bone and the chicken was super juicy. The BBQ sauce has an apple flavoring to it. We will definitely return here. This place out ranks many of the local BBQ places around here.
Now that I've had a week or two to think about this, I'm going to say nah, don't think I'll go back. If it were in my neighborhood, I would give it another chance and order something different. Once you walk in, you need to give your order at the counter whether you're dining in or taking out. I sat at a table a few minutes before I finally asked since I wasn't acknowledged. The menu is large, so read thoroughly and be sure to ask for a drink if you want one. I wasn't asked and later realized I wanted a cup of water. I ordered the BBQ chicken dinner. I saw BBQ bottles around, so I mistakenly assumed the BBQ would be a rub rather than sauce. The dinner came with BBQ sauce on the chicken. The sauce was much too rich, but the taste was good. The chicken, underneath the sauce, was very tasty and wished I had gotten it plain. They are really cooking in the kitchen, so it does take some time to get your order. I could see that the service to other customers was good. I just didn't experience it and there were only two other table with customers. Oddly, the other customers were men. Not sure if that has anything to do with it. If it were just around the corner, I'd give it another shot. I'll move on for now.

(517) 518-8736

Barbeque, Burgers

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Mom & Pop’s Bakery

119 W Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Stopped in this morning on our way to meet some folks... Got some donuts and cookies to go... Donuts were fresh and probably a 4+ .. Cookies were a solid 5.. Service was fast and friendly.. Fast, friendly and solid rates a top rating... Stop in if you get the chance.
Fabulous! Love the donuts, scones, stuffed pretzels...the list goes on! And it's out go to for special cakes...Ms. Tiffany is an artist...and they taste great! Pat and Tiffany are what local family -owned businesses are all about! Definitely recommend!
I ordered a customized birthday cake from Mom & Pops. The cake was great, reasonably priced, and ready exactly when I needed it to be.

(517) 579-2041

Bakeries

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Uptown Coffeehouse

102 E Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Great Frozen white mocha much better than Bigby and I can walk from my house which is very nice! Nice to sit outside and people watch!
Quaint, cozy place with really good coffee. They have a lot of chairs you can get cozy in and read a book, some tables for working, and little nooks for quiet conversations. The drinks are quite good, and the prices are comparable to any of the other places, too.
Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Latte. Really, does anything more need to be said? Are you freakin' kidding me? The mermaid and her lucky charms praline's have nothing on this! When we arrived it was the first snow of the year, and people were excited to curl up on the couches in front of the picture window, with a nice warm coffee and enjoy being inside! The staff was excellent, and very friendly. The atmosphere was very cozy. The drink selection seems really sufficient (although I can't be sure I truly got past CARAMEL. APPLE. PECAN PIE. Latte!). I can assure you, they will be receiving a lot of our business in the future! 5 STARS for SHOP LOCAL!

(517) 546-1124

Coffee & Tea

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Mikey’s Burgers & Fries

4525 E Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Finally a highlander burger remake. Like this over 5 Guys (that was overspiced and dry). Love the fries Poutine. I liked the toasted bun, not killed meat. Forgot what a good burger should be like until I went here.
The fries here are fresh cut and awesome. The burgers are good but not quite awesome. They are located in a gas station store and they need to branch out and get their own building.
Excellent burgers and fries!! Will take this place over the obnoxiously priced, poor quality, Five Guys any day! Have never had a bad experience here. The staff is always so friendly!

(517) 376-6265

Burgers, Fast Food

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Marks Midtown Coney

208 W Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
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Great little Coney Place in downtown Howell. Fast service, great taste and friendly wait staff.
AWESOME!!!! Thats all I need to say.....
great coney dogs and fries, best in livingston county!!! We still travel back once a year to visit family and friends and this stop as well as lafayette coney in detroit are at the top of the do not miss list.

(517) 545-1600

Diners

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Moe’s BarBar Shop

106 E Grand River
Howell, 48843
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This place is SO good! First of all, there's a great history to the spot, which started as a barber shop way back (owned by a Moe, of course). Back in the day, when it was close to closing time, Moe was remembered for breaking out some beers to share with thirsty patrons. Now this unique combo of a restaurant boasts "burgers, beers and shears," in the form of a barber shop (no health code violation - the "barbar" shop will be next door, not near food, and hasn't been finished being built). How cool is that? It's obvious menu items are made with higher quality ingredients, which are locally-sourced (yay)! There are a variety of delicious burgers, but the best part has got to be their gourmet fried pickles, including the Italian (fried with salami and cream cheese) and the Rueben (fried with saurkraut, corned beef and swiss). Holy smokes, they are good! The kid's menu stuff is SUPER yummy too! And there's a changing table in the bathroom, so I have to give them bonus points for being family-friendly. I love the "Midget" burger (with swiss and Olive spread) and the No Moe Meat veggie burger topped with 'shrooms and onions the best. The beer on tap selection isn't the greatest and the ranch may be from a bottle (I prefer mine homemade), but still...This is definitely the best spot in town for burgers, brews and a laid-back atmosphere, complete with fast and friendly service :) *Be sure to ask about the specials!*
Food was okay, not great. Had a burger with bacon and a fried egg. The burger was well done (should not have been) and the egg was cooked all the way through. If you are getting a burger w an egg it should be runny. There is something magical about an egg yoke dripping off a burger. I will likely give this place another try but it will be far from the top of the list.
Moe's was great!!! Food was beyond our expectations. 3 different orders to perfection. Prices were reasonable. And it was nice to sit outside as well. My two issues were that the waitstaff was not very friendly/attentive and that our waitress didn't mention that onion rings in place of fries would be an extra charge when she suggested them. Overall, would definitely visit again!

(517) 376-6947

American (Traditional)

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Diamond’s Steak & Seafood

209 E Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Great local steak house!
Not many interesting choices. Appetizer of potato chip based nachos was a huge disappointment. While the waitress was nice, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.
Went here today for the first time for a family birthday lunch. We all ordered steaks and they were done perfectly. Very professional wait staff and service. We never had to ask for drink refills. Checked in on yelp and got a free piece of carrot cake. DELICIOUS! The inside is a bit cramped, but since we were there early it wasn't an issue. I will be back.

(517) 548-7500

Steakhouses, Seafood, American (Traditional)

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Brunners Restaraunt

1101 E Grand River Ave
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Delicious fresh veggie omelet and friendly service! A nice, clean family diner. Thank you!
Very nice looking place. Started with a bowl of lemon rice soup..a bit runny with minimal rice and no chicken, it was ok. Our dinners consisted of 5pc butterfly shrimp, lightly breaded and tasted good but, the roll and mashed potatoes(spec request) left much to be desired. My gf had the Mediterranean platter..she wasn't impressed with the flavoring...didn't care for the flavors of it all around and the chicken was just ok. I would say we didn't prefer this place. Really had higher hopes for this place from the rating and comments.
I searched for the restaurant because of all the outstanding reviews. I thought it would be downtown, but it was actually a bit further down the street than that. I got there around 1:15 but decided to have breakfast. I ordered the Florentine omelette with hash browns & rye toast. It looked lovely, presented on a pretty plate. The omelette had bacon and tomatoes all over it, spinach and ricotta cheese peeking out. But, it tasted just ok. Not outstanding, but not bad. It was a little wet for my taste, and not quite hot enough. I'd have sent it back to be heated a bit, but I was really hungry. The hashbrowns were crispy on top but a bit greasy. I don't understand why most restaurants only crisp the top; it shouldn't be hard to flip them over for a minute & crisp the bottom as well. They do have wifi, but it's not open; you have to ask for the code -- which happens to be their phone number. I would consider going there again, but I don't think I would seek it out specifically.

(517) 546-2222

American (New)

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Mexican Fiesta Express

10051 E Highland Rd,Ste 37
Howell, 48843
Reviews:
Great Mexican Food, wouldn't expect this good of food so far away from the border!

(810) 632-9365

Mexican

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