If you need some inspiration in finding a great place to grab lunch, or dinner, we’ve featured 10 of the best restaurants in Troy, Michigan below.
Those seeking an authentic experience with traditional ramen and sushi will love Troy’s Shiromaru. This small shop boasts a staff with over a decade of experience crafting the most delicious, delicate Japanese specialties. Shiromaru is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closes a half-hour earlier on Sunday.
You’ll find all of the expected Japanese specialties here, alongside a few tasty surprises. From tonkatsu or shoyu ramen to any sushi roll your heart can conjure, there’s a meal here for everyone. And if you’re not feeling a sushi roll, they’ve got tasty fried gyoza, miso soup, and a few tasty rice bowls to warm your soul.
Head to Shiromaru’s contact page to get in touch.
2. Cucina Lab Torino
Cucina Lab is a work of sheer passion and love for the craft of creating delicious works of edible art. Cucina is coming up on eight years in business with owner and head chef Elisabetta Balzola at the helm. Cucina Lab is open for particular hours. Generally, they’re open for classes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., opening for dinner from 5 p.m. to 8-9 p.m. Dinner is available only by reservation.
Cucina Lab is a standout in this list for one reason – their menu is highly seasonal, rotates as available produce comes and goes, and is exclusively available by reservation. You’ll find handcrafted pasta and ravioli, cheese boards, and more at Cucina, though each item is handmade, so you’ll need to schedule out meals in-house or to-go.
Go to Cucina Lab Torino’s booking page to get yourself a table.
3. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill
The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill takes a different approach to Troy’s Mediterranean scene. Rather than the warmth of Italian fare, they offer the refreshing flavors of Greece in a casual national chain. While not local, their grub is still tasty. The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill is open from 11 to 8 p.m. every day of the week.
You’ll find all the usual Greek suspects at the Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. You’ll see familiar, refreshing meals served with care and efficiency, from Shawarma and hummus to gyros and warm pitas. And for those seeking a smaller shared plate, the appetizers are made in Greek tradition with the love they (and you) deserve.
Go to the Great Greek Mediterranean Grill’s contact page to get in touch.
4. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is another national chain with well-deserved recognition from locals. Specializing in (big surprise, I know) seafood, their meals are warming, delicious, and crafted with the utmost care. Eddie V’s is open from 4-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, closing an hour late Saturday-Sunday.
You’ll find all the usual suspects here. Crab and lobster with buttery goodness await, alongside flaky fish, luxurious east coast oysters, and crunchy deep-fried shrimp. Whether you’re a shellfish or fish person, there are several plates with your name on them at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood.
Head to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood’s contact page to reach out.
5. Ocean Prime
And yet another seafood-based national chain appears on the list! Ocean Prime is an upscale seafood, steak, and cocktail joint with love for the finer things in life. Those seeking tasty meals, full-bodied wine, and hard-hitting cocktails with love Ocean Prime’s Troy location. Ocean Prime is open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes an hour later on Fridays, and is open from 4-11 p.m. on Saturdays, closing two hours earlier on Sunday.
You’ll find all of the usual surf & turf meals here. From prime steaks and perfectly baked potatoes to handcrafted soup, delicate seafood, and sommelier-selected wine, there’s something here for everyone. Be sure to check out Ocean Prime’s dress code before stopping by, as they can and will remove those who don’t fit the required dress.
Go to Ocean Prime’s booking page to get yourself a table.
6. Mission BBQ
Mission BBQ is a family name in Troy that began over ten years past. With love and dedication to American BBQ, patriotism, and quality service, the team at Mission has earned its reputation as one of the best BBQ spots across the Midwest. Mission is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.
Mission BBQ, unsurprisingly, carries loads of juicy BBQ cuts. Brisket, pulled pork and chicken, and housemade sausages perfume the air with an intoxicating scent, while baked beans, mac-n-cheese, and smokehouse salmon accompany to form the perfect American meal. And if you’re more of a sandwich or burger guy, they’ve got you covered too.
Head to Mission BBQ’s contact page to reach out.
7. Alex’s Royal Grill
Alex’s Royal Grill is a true American classic. They’re dedicated to recreating the old-school diner feel of old with classic breakfast and lunch made with passion for Americana. They’re known for casual, easy eats, and a friendly environment one only gets through a mom & pop shop such as this. Alex’s is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday, opening an hour later on Sundays.
You’ll find the usual suspect at Alex’s. There are pancakes, bacon, sausage, and scrambles galore for breakfast. And when lunch rolls around, you can either opt for a second breakfast or grab a melt, stir-fry, sub, or pita. They even offer salads for those trying to be a bit healthier – what more could you need?
Go to Alex’s Royal Grill’s Facebook page to get in touch.
8. Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar & Restaurant
And here we make it to a proper Midwestern restaurant – Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar & Restaurant. While the name may be a mouthful, the food and ambiance are to die for. What began in 1985 as a haven for Polish Midwesterners, Wawel Royal has since grown to become an excellent source for traditional Polish fare. They’re open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and on Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
You’ll find a collection of traditional Polish snacks at Wawel Royal. They offer Polish, Hungarian, and German classics you won’t find elsewhere, such as schnitzel, house-smoked sausages, and pierogies (to name a few). All in all, you’ll be stuffed to bursting and incredibly happy with a visit to Wawel.
Go to Wawel Royal Castle Polish Bar & Restaurant’s contact page to reach out.
9. Giuliano’s Italian Kitchen
Giuliano’s Italian Kitchen is one of the last spots on our list, but don’t let that fool you – they’re known for delicious Italian delivered with lightning-quick efficiency. Giuliano’s is a spot tailor-made for those who want to lounge about their home with an excellent Italian meal in hand. Giuliano’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 12-7 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find several classic Italian meals with a little Midwestern flare at Giuliano’s. Classic Italian subs chock-full of cured meats and cheese await, alongside dozens of painstakingly-crafted sauces and pasta. And if you want a pizza – don’t worry – Giuliano’s has you covered there, too.
Go to Giuliano’s Italian Kitchen’s contact page to get in touch.
10. Lolo Potluck – Mediterranean/Egyptian
And finally, we make it to the most unique small business on our list – Lolo Potluck. They specialize in food that most Midwesterners have never tasted; Mediterranean food is pretty standard across the Midwest, but Egyptian? That’s new. And hot diggety dog, is it worth it. Lolo is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 12-8 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1-8 p.m. on weekends.
While many of the dishes on Lolo’s menu may seem new, they’re all equally delicious. Each meal is crafted with the freshest, most local, and perfect veggies available, and it shows. You’ll find dishes loaded with lamb and rice, hummus and pita, and the apparent shawarma and gyros. However, the most standout items on the menu are the Alexandrian meals, such as Kebdh and Koshary, alongside various other soups and snacks.
Go to Lolo Potluck’s Facebook page to reach out.