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Elwood Bar & Grill

300 Adams Ave. (Brush St.) Send to Phone
313-962-2337 | Menu
Located behind Comerica Park’s left field, the sleek-looking spot has been a Detroit mainstay since 1936.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual

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Elwood Bar & Grill Restaurant Review

: Formerly at the corner of Elizabeth and Woodward Avenues (hence the name), this diner was moved to make way for Comerica Park; now, the landmark eatery is located behind left field. Its unique, enameled, stainless steel façade was restored by owner Charles Forbes. After the move, the diner's interior also went through a complete remodel, returning it to its Art Deco roots. A busy, fun place, it caters to sports crowds in search of classics: hand-cut fries, fiery Buffalo wings, burgers, tilapia fingers and Detroit's famed Maurice salad --- shredded greens tossed with smoked turkey, ham, Swiss cheese, diced tomatoes, sweet gherkins and a hard-boiled egg, all swathed in classic Maurice dressing. Burgers are made to order and you can add toppings like applewood bacon, blue cheese, grilled onions, provolone and chipotle mayo. Don't miss the killer desserts, such as the caramel sundae, a warm apple-cinnamon spring roll topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce. Adding to the allure, it’s the only restaurant right between Ford Field and Comerica. So on game days, the regular hours expand to accommodate the throng of fans. There's a free shuttle to and from Red Wings games. It's also open on Lions' and Tigers' home-game days.


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