Do you need some help in selecting a restaurant to eat at? Below we’ve featured 10 of the best restaurants in Waterford, Michigan.
1. Fruicota Café
Fruicota Cafe is dedicated to creating tasty eats from fresh, local produce that’s sourced ethically. They’re best known for their luxurious and guilt-free plant-based meals, along with top-notch service and attention to detail. Fruicota Cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and is closed Sunday-Monday.
While carnivores may be disappointed at first to hear that Fruicota serves plant-based meals, they would be mistaken. Fruicota offers many excellent plant-based foods that, if you didn’t know better, you’d never realize aren’t meat-based. From fruit and granola bowls to veggie burgers, sandwiches, and smoothies, Fruicota has a flavor for everyone – carnivore or vegan, it doesn’t matter.
Head to Fruicota Cafe’s contact page to reach out.
2. Che Bello’s Pizza
Che Bello’s Pizza is a great stop for some greasy, cheesy goodness in Waterford. They’re known for affordable, tasty, filling pizzas, calzones, salads, and several mouthwatering sides. Che Bello’s Pizza is open from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday, from 3-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 3-8 p.m. on Sundays. Che Bello’s is closed Monday-Wednesday.
You’ll find several familiar favorites at Che Bello’s Pizza. While they obviously offer all of the pepperoni and mozzarella-smothered pizzas in several styles and flavors, there’s more to their menu. You’ll find loaded calzones, fresh salads, and stuffed cheesy bread alongside wings, fries, and more. Che Bello’s is an excellent option if you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for the whole family.
Swing by Che Bello’s Pizza’s contact page to get in touch.
3. Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney
Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney is a local favorite in Waterford for one reason – they offer affordable and tasty-as-hell eats on a quick turnaround. Their staff is friendly, the service prompt, and while the dining area is small – it’s not too small. Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. six days a week and closed on Wednesdays.
You’ll find top-notch breakfast served all day, including luxurious eggs, gravy-smothered biscuits, and your classic American bacon, egg, and toast breakfast. Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney also serves up burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and loads of deep-fried, crunchy snacks, ensuring there’s something for everyone.
Go to Bryan’s Neighborhood Coney’s Facebook page to reach out.
4. All City Dogs, Inc.
All City Dogs, Inc. stands out on this list because it’s not your typical brick-and-mortar restaurant. No – it’s a food truck known for some of the best street food in Michigan. All City has been open since 2009 and has earned a reputation for excellence across the board in the years since. All City Dogs Inc. is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
All City has to operate within the bounds of a food truck, so their menu is pretty limited. But that small scope comes with a focus on perfecting each menu item. Whether you want one of several sausages or hot dogs, a gyro, or a sandwich, they’ve got some of the most mouthwatering all-American meals in the area.
Go to All City Dogs’ contact page to reach out for catering or further information.
5. The Pho Pot
The Pho Pot is a classic tale of the American Dream coming true. Founded by Vietnamese immigrants, The Pho Pot serves up traditional Vietnamese fare in a laid-back, stylish environment. The Pho Pot is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday and from Wednesday-Saturday, and is closed on Tuesdays.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Pho Pot specializes in pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup consisting of heavily spiced broth, thinly-sliced beef, and rice noodles. They also serve up many regional specialties, including egg and spring rolls, grilled meats, crawfish boils (on Saturdays), and more.
Go to The Pho Pot’s Facebook page to get in touch.
6. L.A. Cafe
While they lack a dedicated web page, don’t let L.A. Cafe fool you – they’re an excellent stop for coffee, tea, or a hearty breakfast or lunch. L.A. Cafe has developed a reputation for tasty food, friendly staff, and a super-modern interior filled to the brim with local art. L.A. Cafe is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and is closed on Monday.
L.A. Cafe’s primary focus is on tasty coffee and tea, though they have a hefty food menu, too. You’ll find loads of classic breakfasts, including “Scromlettes” (it’s an omelet, but scrumptious), stuffed and loaded hashbrowns, and more. You’ll also be able to grab a tasty sandwich, house-made soup, and some super simple quick eats like muffins.
Go to L.A. Cafe’s Facebook page to reach out.
7. Square One Eats & Treats
At this point, Square One Eats & Treats is a Waterford staple. They focus on creating a casual dining experience blended with the finest meals they can provide. Their amiable staff will ensure you feel a sense of community while dining that simply can’t be recreated. Square One Eats & Treats is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays.
Those who want breakfast (or, on Sundays, brunch) will love to hear that Square One’s menu is a top-notch morning stop. They have everything from pancakes and blueberry French toast “casserole” to chicken and waffle sliders, crepes, and more. And for dinner, you’ll find pizza, soup, salads, burgers, and many mouthwatering sandwiches.
Swing by Square One Eats & Treats’ contact page for more information.
8. Red Wood Grill & Catering
Red Wood Grill & Catering is the antithesis of Fruicota Cafe above. They’re made by carnivores, for carnivores, serving up some of the best slow-cooked BBQ in Michigan – if not the entire Midwest. Red Wood Grill began in 2009 and has since grown into a full catering service with an excellent brick-and-mortar. Red Wood Grill is open from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and is closed on Sunday.
You’ll find a few menus, depending on your location and if you want catering. However, the mainstays are the same across the board – tasty dips and deep-fried appetizers, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese, and loads of luxuriously roasted and smoked meats. Whether you’re a pork or beef man, Red Wood has you covered.
Go to Red Wood Grill & Catering’s contact page to get in touch.
9. Calabrese’s Pizzeria II
We all know that COVID has significantly impacted many beloved local eateries. Calabrese’s Pizzeria was one of the most heavily affected – but they’ve recovered, coming back with a vengeance! They’re known (obviously) for pizza and tasty Italian-American meals in an American-styled casual stop. Calabrese’s Pizzeria II is open from 12-8 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday, closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.
The menu at Calabrese’s is honestly too extensive to list in this one small section. They offer pizzas, sandwiches, salads, Italian dinners (such as pasta), ribs, and chicken. The food on offer is authentic Italian food.
Swing by Calabrese’s Pizzeria II’s contact page to get a pie delivered to you.
10. Fino’s Food & Spirits
The final entry on our list is a bit different from the rest. They’re an extremely casual stop for people on the go who want a tasty meal and to grab a delicious coffee, tea, or blended drink (adult or otherwise). Fino’s Food & Spirits are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, from 9-9 on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Their extensive menu ensures you’ll find something for every palate in the family. From the lighter fare, like salads and wraps, to the heavier dinners of chicken, roast beef, and even calf’s liver (for the adventurous), their menu is painstakingly crafted. Fino’s brings top-notch produce, deliciously-new creations, and extremely reasonable pricing into one tasty package.
Go to Fino’s Food & Spirits’ Facebook page to reach out.