Nautical Coney Island

4708 Elizabeth Lake Rd
Waterford Township, 48327
Reviews:
The place is small and extremely friendly. Breakfast was great and the raisin toast is amazing definitely will come back again.

(248) 681-2022

Diners

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Syd’s American Grill

1043 Cass Lake Rd
Waterford Township, 48328
Reviews:
Great food!! I would highly recommend. The fried pickles are great, burgers are delicious, Reuben's are tasty, and Cajun fries are a must try! Been looking for a place around here with this kind of great tasting grub.
Loved It! Homemade banana pudding was super yummy and my husbands breakfast was picture perfect. If you are in a quick hurry then you may want to call in a carry out ahead of time only because they are SO awesome that they make your food fresh when ordered. A lot of the menu consists of homemade items. We've only heard excellent things about this place since they opened, so we had to try it and we're glad we did. Can't wait to go back and try the fried pickles (which we were told even the pickles are handmade). Stuffed Burgers, Fresh Cut Fries, Homemade Potato Chips are just a few other items that sounded awesome on the menu. Ok, now I'm hungry. The only negative is that they're not open 24 hrs so I could go there right now :-)
I've been to Syd's 3 times now -- twice for breakfast and today, for lunch. The food is fresh and made to order, and because of that (and the fact that I think there's only 1 cook), it does take a while, depending on what you order. The breakfast choices are pretty much the usual, and they're fine. Not outstanding, but good. Today, I went there for lunch. I was the only customer in the restaurant. (I specifically went there because I wanted to support an independent place and not a chain.) I ordered the hamburger stuffed with spinach & Swiss cheese, and one of the options for a side dish was macaroni & cheese, for $1 more. The server told me that it would take 10-15 minutes. It took at least 20, but as I wasn't in a hurry, I didn't mind. Still, it made me wonder what they would do if there were several customers there at the same time. The burger was good, although it needed a bit of salt, which was very unusual, as I rarely put salt on my food -- especially meat. And while the spinach & cheese were definitely there, it didn't add much flavor to the burger. Still, it was a good burger and definitely handmade -- no pre-formed patties here. The mac & cheese came in a little soup cup and it was VERY hot. I actually had to wait a while to eat it. It was quite tasty, but not as smooth as I would've expected. (Mac & cheese is one of those things I can't seem to master making myself.) Syd's is a good choice if you have a bit of time and don't want the pre-fabricated food that most restaurants serve. And it's an especially good choice if you're looking to support a local business.

(248) 221-7211

American (Traditional)

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Plaza Garibaldi

2675 Dixie Hwy
Waterford Township, 48328
Reviews:
I've been here several times and every time everything is really good. The first time we went, I got the burrito Grande with steak. The steak was amazingly marinated and very tender in nice bite size pieces. I've ordered the California burrito, which was really good with a bit of heat. My friend tried their quesadillas and loved them. I've also gotten and loved the cabrito enchilado aka marinated lamb, enchiladas de mole, and sopes. Their horchata (sweetened rice water) is really good as well. The service is generally good, with an attentive wait staff. The first time we went, the owner came out and asked us how everything was.
I went to Plaza Garibaldi (which sounds Italian rather than Mexican to me) on a Friday at 1:45pm. I was the only customer in the restaurant for a good part of my meal, although there was someone at the bar, and when I was nearly done, a man & his son came in. I almost didn't go in because there were no cars in the parking lot. But, since the reviews have been so good, I decided to try it. They have a large menu -- pretty much anything you'd want. They brought chips and the 3 salsas right after I sat down. My only complaint with that is that the chips weren't warm. I ordered the lunch combination special, which came with a beef soft taco (2 pieces of the tortilla, which i didn't quite understand), a chicken tostada (although I think they called it something else) and a cheese enchilada, along with rice, beans, tomato, lettuce and sour cream, as well as a lime. It was all quite tasty, and at $7.49, rather a bargain as well. I really should've taken some of it home, but it tasted so good that I ate it all!
I have been here several times now and really want to rate it higher. The food is very good. The service is some of the slowest and inattentive around. Please fix this! I want to come back but it is far too frustrating.

(248) 481-4091

Mexican

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Applebee’s

2553 Elizabeth Lake Rd
Waterford Township, 48328
Reviews:
I have been in a couple time since my last review since I moved permanently into the area. The bartenders I have had are much improved, service was great and generally very helpful. Food has never been worth 5/5 stars, but like I said in my last review, I like Applebee's because of the consistency.
Normally we have good to excellent service here, last night we barely had any service at all... The server took 15 minutes to come greet us at the table, another 10 minutes for the drinks to come. Food took about 40 minutes to come to the table. We ordered chicken wings, but those never came out... We asked about them and the server said they were coming up (it must take over an hour to cook wings)... Anyway, we had them packaged up to go as we had already been here just under TWO HOURS! We did manage to get 1 refill each during our two hours here, so I guess that's good - even though my glass was empty at least half of the time we spent there. Manager never came to the table to ask how things were. Server never offered gift cards (they are supposed to give you a coupon for free cheese sticks if they don't offer gift cards - but that didn't happen either).
We have been there a few times and picked up take out a couple times as well. There was almost always something wrong with the order when we got home. Service has not been very good when we ate in the restaurant, from servers loudly making rude comments to strange behaviors from the managers. I'll pass from now on!

(248) 706-1006

Sports Bars, Burgers, American (Traditional)

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Dunkin’ Donuts

4399 Highland Rd
Waterford Township, 48328
Reviews:
I am a fan but my experience this morning left me wondering. We've been stopping by this location ever since it opened. Not every day or week but often enough and I've recommended it to people for a good cup of coffee. The owner is often running on high level and today was no exception. Usually it is all fine but this morning he bungled my coffee so badly that I could not drink it. Black coffee xlrg with 2 shots of sweetened French Vanilla. I've had it several times before and as recently as yesterday and last week. Returning home from my errands I stopped by with the coffee and said I needed to return it because it wasn't good. This owner tried to tell me he made it as I had ordered it but someone must have put 5 shots in, etc. etc. Basically he was blaming me for the bad mix. Why not just say "Wow, I'm so sorry. Here let me make you a new one", instead of blaming me, the customer. Yes, he did make me another and it was perfect, just as I ordered it the first time, but it done begrudgingly. I would recommend he slow down slightly, just take a bit more time and care with his customers. He is never so busy that he couldn't do this. Sorry to have to post this but I'm hoping the owner reads it and thinks about that. I know as a business owner things can get crazy but never blame the customer for making the error.
Blueberry bagel is chewy like gum. Asked for it toasted and it's just warm. My sandwich was made wrong without the sauce I asked for. And my iced coffee tasted like water. It was a $10 disappointment.

(248) 681-7000

Coffee & Tea, Donuts

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Leo’s Coney Island

5076 Highland Rd
Waterford Township, 48327
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See the reviews on the bottom for more reviews they did not post several one star reviews I went back and the food and service has gone downhill so I agree with these others only giving it a 2 star for the fancy Coke machine.
Have tried several time at this location before writing this review. Like many in metro Detroit I have enjoyed my share of coney restaurant food. I have no agenda other than to let others know to lower your expectations at this location. Filthy restroom. Overall cleanliness of kitchen has to be questioned. The following may be a one in a million, but it did occur. Crispy chicken salad comes to the table with a dead fly in it. Yep. Coney with cheese carry out and discovered a large piece ( thankfully ) of clear plastic in the cheese. I work too hard for my money to spend it in a business that takes my business for granted. Might be ok for you though. But keep your expectations low and maybe you won't be disappointed.
Awful food, awful service. We will not return.

(248) 742-1568

American (New)

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China Wok 1 Chinese Restaurant

4680 W Walton Blvd
Waterford Township, 48329
Reviews:
Used to order from them all the time, even ate in when they first opened. After a few years of having them deliver I went in one day to order our food and wait. DISGUSTING! I will never order from them again. One side of the very small resaurant was torn apart, there was a little kid running around, riding a tricycle and had colored with crayon all over the walls. The seats were falling apart and it was extremely dirty. They've always been nice to me and we've liked their food but now I wonder what may have been in our food before we got it. Just gross. If you want to try their food then I'd advise you to go there to check it out first. I hope they've cleaned it up for your sake.
Very rude on the phone, told me I "must have called the wrong shop" because they didn't deliver for orders that small. Also implied that if I were a regular customer, it would have been fine, but because I have never been there before they would not deliver. If their website would have said something along those lines (ie. delivery order minimum), or if they would have said it a politely, I would not have an issue. I would have ordered for pick up. However they have an online ordering system that would have let me order and pay for my food anyway. Would they have just canceled my order? Just moved to the area and they lost a potential customer. Apparently my money or time isn't worthy of you.
The guy who wrote the other review is obviously mixing up this restaurant with another. He's not even from Michigan. How does he know about this place? I've been eating here for more than 8 years, and the food and service are consistently excellent. They've never messed up an order and the people taking the orders are quite efficient. They even deliver, which is a bonus. The fried rice is fantastic, the soups can be custom ordered without cornstarch (we prefer it that way), and everything else has been very good. In fact, one of my employees goes out of his way to get a carry out there at least once a month. Highly recommended for fast, fresh Chinese food.

(248) 673-8083

Chinese

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Arby’s

4825 Dixie Hwy
Waterford Township, 48329
Reviews:
Worst. Arby's. Ever. The guy at the drive-through window skeeved me out with his thick, pasty saliva accumulating in the corner of his mouth. The chocolate shake wasn't very chocolately, and the curly fries were lukewarm at best. I'm glad I didn't get a sandwich here.

(248) 673-2129

Fast Food

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Great Lakes Family Restaurant

5834 Highland Rd
Waterford Township, 48327
Reviews:
No review available for this restaurant

(248) 742-1846

American (Traditional)

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Lakeview Diner

5550 Cooley Lake Rd
Waterford Township, 48327
Reviews:
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(248) 309-3407

American (Traditional), Diners

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